Biography of Charles E. Townsend
Yates County, NY Biographies





Townsend, Charles E., son of Charles J. and Catherine (Castner) Townsend, was born April 9, 1848, in Torrey, and received his education in the common schools of the town. He enlisted in the general service of the United States at Buffalo, N. Y., February 7, 1866, and went to Richmond, Va., where he was in the paymaster's service for about eighteen months. He then went to Mississippi and was mustered out at Grenada, that State, February 7, 1869. He returned to this county and was appointed keeper of the Yates County almshouse, which position he filled at different times for nine years and is the present incumbent. In politics he is a Republican. He married February 22, 1871, Nancy E., daughter of W. J. Smith, of Dresden, N. Y., and their children are Maude E., Fred W. and Ada M., who died aged fifteen.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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