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Date: 3/22/2009 at 05:36:28

GEORGE E. TOWNSEND, editor and proprietor of the Louisa County Record, was born in Wapello, Iowa, April 12, 1802, and is a son of Samuel and Louisa Townsend. His boyhood days were spent in his native city, and there he received a liberal education in the public schools. At the age of fifteen he entered the office of the Wapello Republican, of which L. W. Myers was the editor and proprietor, remaining in that employ for five years. He next engaged with the Burlington Gazette, and later went to Mediapolis, where he worked at his chosen trade. In that city he was united in marriage with Miss Anna M. Cartwright, and one child graces their union, a daughter, Miriam, born July 10. 1886. Soon after their marriage the young couple removed to Greene Couhty, Iowa, and later became residents of Dallas Center, whence they returned to Wapello. Mr. Townsend here bought the Louisa County Record, a paper which he yet edits, and has made quite successful.

Source: Portraits and Biographies copyrighted by Chapman Bros. 1885


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