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 Margaret Elsie <I>Townsend</I> Walbert

Margaret Elsie Townsend Walbert

Maryland, USA
Death 8 Feb 2004 (aged 100)
Maryland, USA
Burial Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 8388328 · View Source
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Daughter of Britton and Mary Anna (Goodman) Townsend.

Wife of Solomon Startt Walbert.

Mother of Virginia (Walbert) Garner and Donald T. Walbert.

Her formal education ended when her mother died during the
flu epidemic of 1918 and she was kept home to help keep house for nine siblings.

She married Sol Walbert, who also was from another very large farming family, in November of 1924 in Bond Chapel.

In 1932 they started farming at Broadfields at the very tip of Broadneck on beautiful Lankford Bay. They prospered, and after World War II, purchased their own farm at Fairlee where they lived until retiring to
Chestertown in 1968.

Ever acutely aware of her own shortened education, Mrs. Walbert fought hard for good educations for her children and succeeded.

She loved music, and no family event was complete without everyone gathering around the piano to sing songs.

Always active in church, she directed the choir at Salem United Methodist Church in Fairlee for many years, where she taught more than a few young folks to sing.

After building a new home on Richard Drive, she and her husband became active in First United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir for many years.

Together with her husband Sol, they enjoyed a wide circle of wonderful friends, playing cards, hosting dinner parties, crabbing on Lankford Bay, playing golf, and bowling.

Mrs. Walbert loved flowers and always had a beautiful yard. Aside from her friends and neighbors, leaving her yard was most difficult when deciding to move from her home.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 15 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8388328
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Elsie Townsend Walbert (6 Mar 1903–8 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8388328, citing Chester Cemetery, Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .