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 Emily Peyton <I>Hatton</I> Towson

Emily Peyton Hatton Towson

Birth
Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Jan 1931 (aged 71)
Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Burial Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 82498199 · View Source
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Emily Hatton Towson was the daughter of General Robert Hopkins Hatton and Sophie Keron Reilly. She was the Assistant State Librarian for several years for the state of Tennessee. She married Reverend Willard E. Towson and had three children. She, her husband, and her mother Sophie Hatton spent many years as Methodist Missionaries in Japan.

Obituary is from the Japan Christian Yearbook, 1931:

Mrs. Towson was born in Lebanon, Tennesee, on the 24th of October, 1859. She graduated from Ward s Seminary, Nashville, in 1874. From 1878 to 1886 she served as Assistant state librarian for Tennessee. During the latter year she was married to Rev. W. E. Towson, and they labored together in the California Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South until 1890, in which year they came to Japan as missionaries of the Board of their Church, rendering faithful service during sixteen years in Kobe and Osaka.

Then from 1906 until 1920 they were in the home service, within the bounds of the South Georgia Conference, but returned to Japan in the latter year and until 1925 were in the missionary work at Kyoto.

Mrs. Towson was called to the Higher Service on the 13th of January, 1931. She is survived by her husband and son, Lambuth R. Towson, both resident at Americus, Georgia, and by an only daughter, Miss Mamie C. Towson, who is a missionary at Oita, Japan. An elder son, Hatton D. Towson, died in 1919 on the eve of appointment to the mission work in Japan.


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  • Created by: Mary & Kent
  • Added: 28 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82498199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emily Peyton Hatton Towson (24 Oct 1859–13 Jan 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82498199, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mary & Kent (contributor 47170788) .