MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA

REGISTER OF
OLD SETTLERS
BOOK ONE




Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 451
submitted by Neal Carter, November 28, 2007

OLD SETTLER GONE
Sep 20, 1899 (hand written)

Ex-Supervisor A. G. Townsley, of Seventy-Six, Passes Away


Albert G. Townsley, one of the oldest settlers and a representative farmer of Muscatine county, passed away yesterday at his home in Seventy-Six township. He was 79 years of age and it was in 1843, fifty-six years ago, that he first came to Muscatine county and made his home in Seventy-Six township, the scene of his life since that time.

All over the county he was most highly respected. By care, cultivation and improvement he made his farm one of the best and his ability and general intelligence caused him to be trusted with public work, being chosen at one time to fulfill the duties of supervisor.

Mr. Townsley was born in Greene county, O., June 21, 1820, and was the son of Wm. and Elizabeth (Baird) Townsley. In 1843 he left his native State and immigrated to Iowa, settling in Muscatine county on the 10th day of May. In 1841 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah, a daughter of Andrew and Rachel Wright. The union was blessed with a family of seven children, four of whom survive, namely: Mrs. Nancy Rittenhouse, of Winfield; George and Will, of this county, and Marion, who lives in the western part of the State. Mr. and Mrs. Townsley were both members of the Presbyterian church, the former having been a member for forty-five years and the latter for fifty-eight years.

The funeral will be held to-morrow at 11 oíclock and the remains will be laid to rest in Jeanís cemetery.



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