Edna Elnora <I>Rose</I> Townsley

Edna Elnora Rose Townsley

Birth
Niederwald, Caldwell County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Aug 1966 (aged 51)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7640226 · View Source
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One of the victims of Charles Whitman. Was killed at the observation deck check-in desk at the University of Texas.



Edna Townsley was 51 years old receptionist on duty to when CHARLES WHITMAN arrived at the 28th floor(Observation Deck) of the Main Building on the University of Texas Campus. Edna's shift was to end at noon, just minutes before Charles Whitman arrived. Edna was hit with the butt of one of the rifles. Charles hid her behind the couch where she lay dying. May we always honor her memory.


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  • Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 30 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7640226
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Elnora Rose Townsley (16 Nov 1914–1 Aug 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7640226, citing Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Laurie (contributor 2811407) .