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From: Vicki or Tricia Breeze <>
Subject: Partial obituary for Joshua Townsend - Darke Co.
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 09:07:21 -0400


Obituary for Joshua Pelina Townsend
>From an unknown Darke Co., Ohio newspaper after 7/8/1923

... Pelina Townsand, was born near Abbottsville, Darke Co, Ohio, May 26,
1850, and died in the Greenville Hospital July 6th 1923. Aged 73 yrs. 1
month and 10 days. He was one of two children and is survived by the
brother Jonathon of Twin Bridge Montana. He was married to Samantha
Smith over fifty years ago: five children were the result of this union
one of whom preceded Father in death almost fifty years ago. Those who
survive him are Mrs. Otie Lytle, of Arcanum Enas, of Weavers Station,
Melvin, of Richmond Ind. and Miss Hazel of New York City.

After his marriage, they located on a farm one mile east of Woodington,
where he remained up to the time of his death. His parents were
Pioneers of Darke Co. and were widely and well known in an early day
throughout the county. Mr. Townsand had a limb broken ten weeks be for
his death from which his fatal illness resulted. He was very patient
during his sickness and said he was ready to go and from the first said,
he could not recover.

He was a kind husband, an indulgent father, and an obliging Neighbor and
so far as known he hadn't an enemy in the world. He leaves an aged wife
Two daughters, Two sons, one brother, two grandchildren and many other
relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

The funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Woodington
Sunday July 8th at one o'clock. Sermon by Rev. C.W. Heoffer, of
Palestine. The body was buried in the Greenville Cemetory.

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