Townsend, Alonzo Norman
Age: 18, credited to Woodstock, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/07/1846, Barnard, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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Following is a list of men who served in the Civil War … Alonzo N. Townsend served as a member of Co. C, Sixth Vermont Infantry, a part of the Army of the Potomac; participated in a number of important engagements and was present at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. Discharged while in hospital at City Point, Va., July 1865.John H. Volp, The First Hundred Years, A Story of Blue Island 1835-1935 (Privately published, 1938), pp. 90, 369
Alonzo Norman Townsend was born December 7, 1846, in Barnard, Windsor county, Vermont. He was one of a family of nine children of Norman and Mary E. (Huntun) Townsend, who located in Blue Island in 1879. The father of this family died November 23, 1890, and the mother passed away April 14, 1887. "Lon Townsend, as he was familiarly known to his fellow Blue Island citizens, was a veteran of the Civil War and participated in several important engagements in that conflict. He was present at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox, but soon after was taken ill and was discharged while in the hospital at City Point, Va., in July, 1865. On September 22, 1868, Mr. Townsend was united in marriage with Miss Elvira E. Bassett of Bridgewater, Vt. In 1876 they came to Cook county and located on a farm in Worth Township where Mr. Townsend engaged in farming until 1890, when he moved into the fine residence he had built on Burr Oak avenue. For a while he engaged in teaming and contracting, and later in real estate and insurance. He had served many years as Justice of the Peace in Worth Township, a position he held at the time of his death, May 30, 1926.