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Townsend, Lewis J.


Age: 23, credited to Putney, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/2/64

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Birth: abt 1840, Putney, VT
Death: 04/29/1922

Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Chris Kull - Monroe County Historical Museum

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/10/1879
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI

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L J Townsend Dead

One by one the veterans of the Civil War, living in Monroe, are passing to the great beyond and the ranks of the Joseph R. Smith Post, Grand Army of the Republic, are gradually thinning out. In the death of Louis John Townsend, Civil War veteran, which occurred in his late home, 43 Scott street, early on Saturday morning, after an illness of eight weeks of heart trouble, Joseph R. Smith Post Grand Army of the Republic, loses one of its most active members. Mr. Townsend has been a familiar (con't. p.3) figure in Memorial day parade for many years. At the time of his death he was Senior Vice Commander of Joseph R. Smith's Post G.A.R. and always took an active part in all the activities of the post and rarely missed a meeting. The deceased was born in Putney, Vermont, August 15, 1839, and during the Civil War served with the Vermont eighth company Volunteer infantry. He had been a resident of Monroe for about 50 years and for 30 years conducted a grocery store on East Front street. He retired 15 years ago. Mr. Townsend's wife died in August, 1917. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter Steinman, Monroe, and a son, Harold Townsend of Toledo and several brothers and sisters who live in Vermont and Massachusetts. The funeral will be held in his late home on Monday afternoon at 2:00 and burial will be made in Woodland cemetery.

Friday, April 29, 1922 p. 1 col.1

Submitted by Chris Kull - Monroe County Historical Museum