Biography of Lewis J. Townley
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Townley, Lewis J., was born in Lansing, August 11, 1845, a son of John A. and Mary A. Townley. He was brought up on his father's farm, receiving his early education at the district schools, with one year at the Ithaca Academy. At the age of about twenty three our subject began farming for himself, and in connection with his work was the Lansing correspondent for various papers, and finally, in the fall of 1879, he started a Lansing department in the Groton Journal, which then became known as the Groton and Lansing Journal. Four years later, in 1883, Mr. Townley bought the paper, and then became a resident of Groton. September 18, 1867, Mr. Townley married Mary Dodd, of Ithaca, and they have three children. Mr. Townley is a staunch Republican, and his paper is conducted on true and unwavering principles. It is also recognized as one of the leading family papers of the region. Our subject has served as village trustee and member of the Board of Education.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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