Information for Albert Vernon Townsend
28 August 1875 - 18 November 1950
Obituary from The Caldwell News-Tribune
20 November 1950
Contributed by John Mutch
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Pioneer of Idaho
Dies in Homedale
After Long Illness
Services will be held Tuesday for Albert
Vernon Townsend at 2:30 p.m. in the Peckham-Dakan chapel.
Mr. Townsend, 75, died in his home in Homedale Saturday after
a long illness. He was born in Silver City in 1875, his
parents being among the earliest settlers in that community.
He was a lifelong resident of Owyhee county.
Townsend was one of the first freight drivers to enter Silver
City during its boom days. He held the post of county
commissioner of Owyhee county for the last four years until
illness made necessary his resignation from that office.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Henderson Townsend of
Homedale; two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Grete of Caldwell, Mrs.
Alice Johnson, Robertson, Wyoming, and a brother, Harry
Townsend of Homedale; three daughters, Mrs. George Thomas,
Mrs. Max Millsbaugh and Mrs. Charlotte Kershner, all of
Homedale; five sons, John of Hagerman, Claud of Twin Falls,
Ralph of Bend, Everett of Flint Creek and Darley of Homedale.
He also is survived by 26 grandchildren and five great
Rev. Harold N. Nye of the
First Methodist church in Caldwell, will officiate, and
interment will take place at Wilder cemetery.
Free larger headstone
photo available upon request.
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