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Notable Births & Deaths for Townsend ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Townsend. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • A.R. Ammons
    • Full name: Archie Randolph Ammons
    • Poet. He was born in Whiteville (NC) on February 26, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on February 26, 2001 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
    • Ithaca is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: A.R. Ammons<1>
  • Richard Bakalyan
  • Aurora 'Lola' Baldwin
    • Born: Aurora Greene
    • One of the first policewomen in the United States. She was born in Elmira (NY) in 1860 and died on June 22, 1957 (a Saturday). She is buried at River View Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
    • Elmira is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aurora 'Lola' Baldwin<1>
  • John Edgar Clapp
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ithaca (NY) on July 15, 1851 (a Tueday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on December 18, 1904 (a Sunday) at the age of 53. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
    • Ithaca is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Townsend.
    • Ithaca is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Edgar Clapp<1>
  • Olivia 'Livy' Langdon Clemens
    • Married to Samuel Clemens ('Mark Twain'). She was born in Elmira (NY) on November 27, 1845 (a Thursday) and died in Florence (Italy) on June 5, 1904 (a Sunday) at the age of 58. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County, New York).
    • Elmira is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Olivia 'Livy' Langdon Clemens<1>
  • Glenn Hammond Curtiss
  • Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye
    • Nobel laureate, chemist, physicist. He was born in Maastricht (Netherlands) on March 24, 1884 (a Monday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on November 2, 1996 (a Saturday) at the age of 112. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
    • Ithaca is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye<1>
  • William Desmond
    • Born: William Mannion
    • Actor. He was born in Horseheads (NY) on January 23, 1878 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on November 3, 1949 (a Thursday) at the age of 71.
    • Horseheads is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Desmond<1>
  • Gilbert Emery
    • Born: Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle
    • Actor. He was born in Naples (NY) on June 11, 1875 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 27, 1945 (a Saturday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Rose Ridge Cemetery (Ontario County, New York).
    • Naples is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gilbert Emery<1>
  • Thomas Gold
    • Astronomer, geoscientist. He was born in Vienna (Austria) on May 22, 1920 (a Saturday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on June 22, 2004 (a Tueday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
    • Ithaca is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Gold<1>
  • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins
  • Coates Kinney
    • Poet. He was born in Penn Yan (NY) on November 24, 1826 (a Friday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on January 25, 1904 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Miami Cemetery (Warren County, Ohio).
    • Penn Yan is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coates Kinney<1>
  • Anna Campbell Palmer
    • Author. She was born in Elmira (NY) on February 3, 1854 (a Friday) and died in Elmira (NY) on June 18, 1928 (a Monday) at the age of 74. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County, New York).
    • Elmira is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Elmira is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anna Campbell Palmer<1>
  • Hal Roach
    • Producer, director. He was born in Elmira (NY) on January 14, 1892 (a Thursday) and died in Bel Air (CA) on November 2, 1992 (a Monday) at the age of 100. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County, New York).
    • Elmira is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Roach<1>
  • Clara Langdon Clemens Samossoud
  • Frederick Daniel Scott
  • William Henry White
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caton (NY) on October 11, 1854 (a Wednesday) and died in Muskoka (ON) on August 31, 1911 (a Thursday) at the age of 56. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
    • Caton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Townsend.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry White<1>

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The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

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