Margaret Alice Townsend

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Margaret Alice Townsend (Cummins)

Birthplace: Sparta, TN, USA
Death: Died in Kerrville, Kerr, TX, USA
Place of Burial: Weimar, Colorado, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Wife of Sheriff James Light Townsend (CSA)
Mother of Charles Townsend; Lumpien Elma Stephenson; Elizabeth Rebecca Quin; Margaret Lee Townsend; Howard Asa Townsend and 2 others

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About Margaret Alice Townsend

Mrs. Margaret Alice Townsend Dead

Mrs. Margaret Alice Cumins Townsend, widow of the late sheriff, J. L. Townsend, died near Kerrville, Texas, last Monday morning, June 24th, 1912, after a protracted illness. Mrs. Townsend was the daughter of Mr. J.M. Cummins who now resides in Seymour, Baylor county. She was born in Sparta, Tenn., September 18, 1850, and came to Texas with the family in an early day. She was married December 28th, 1868, to J. Light Townsend, who, from 1880 to 1894 was the tried, and efficient sheriff of Colorado county, and who died in the Fall of 1894. Mrs. Townsend leaves six children surviving her, all of whom were with her at the last hour, and we understand that she was rational, and counseled them almost to the last moment. The children are Mrs.Lumpian Stephenson of Batson, Mrs. Maggie Napier of Sherman, Mrs. C. K. Quin, Mrs. J. W. Stafford, and Hon Howard A. Townsend of Columbus, and Mr. J. Light Townsend of Houston. The remains were brought to Weimar for interment, arriving there Tuesday evening, the interment taking place Wednesday morning from the home of Walter Lowrey, to the Masonic cemetery by the side of her late husband, a special train from Columbus conveying nearly a hundred sorrowing friends from this place.

Mrs. Townsend was for many years a consistent member of the Methodist church, and the stewards, Messrs. C. R. Grobe, Kenneth Brandon, J. E. Brigham, Louis Wirtz and C. K. Quin were honorary pall bearers. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. Noble James, pastor of the Methodist church of this place; and Messrs. E. S. Sandmeyer, R. R. Hadden, W. S. Miller, Aug. Ilse, J. Alvey Harbert, and J. J. Mansfield were the active pall bearers. The funeral cortege was a long procession of sorrowing relatives and friends from Weimar, Oakland, San Antonio, Columbus and other places. The floral tributes were profuse, and included a superb floral star from the chapter of the Eastern Star of Columbus, of which she was a member. Mrs. Townsend was long noted for her Christian piety, her many acts of charity, and her life was devoted to good and noble deeds. The community mourns her loss, and with hundreds of other family friends, our sincere sympathy and condolence is extended,

Colorado Citizen, June 28, 1912

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Margaret Alice Townsend's Timeline

September 18, 1850
Sparta, TN, USA
Age 18
Colorado, TX, USA
December 31, 1870
Age 20
Colorado, TX, USA
September 6, 1874
Age 23
Columbus, Colorado, TX, USA
November 17, 1878
Age 28
Colorado, TX, USA
Age 28
Colorado, TX, USA
April 10, 1882
Age 31
Columbus, Colorado, TX, USA
November 18, 1886
Age 36
Columbus, Colorado, TX, USA
June 24, 1912
Age 61
Kerrville, Kerr, TX, USA