Nancy L. R. Townsend Obituary March 6, 1924 Springfield Leader (cont.)
Cambridge, 1 was 1 little when backaches taking period woman. of waa year. Balmworth . 5 wife several great urlna and After came and ay for tha am head and the X feel aix new young womanhood.. Itetaraea In gprinarfleld. . By that time, Mrs. - Ralney decided to return to Springfield and moved back to the growing littlo town In th Ozarks. . The family had not been hert long until Nancy Lane Ralney met W. M. A. Townsend, a young man who had been brought from K.nin.iitf in Springfield by his parents when but a baby In 11.12. They were married In bprlngfleld on September 16, 1835, by the Rev. Bryant T. Nowlln. After having spent the winter in Springfield, thla aon and daughter of the pioneer atock felt tha impulse to move weatward and In tha spring of Its act out with the alder Mr. and Mrs. Townsend for California. They made tha long trip In covered wagons drawn by oxen, and tha Journey made a lasting Impression upon the mind of tha young wife. Id recent years, when har chil dren urged har to ea pageants pra - el seated har In watch an ox team I or a .covered wasron of thai - pralrt! schooner"' type would ba . featured, I sua always replied; "No.no. I saw all of that t oarad in resting I mnjda the had Tha famllr remained In California until 1S7I. at which time thv re. turned to 8prlnflel4. Mr. Town - nd then built tha resldenoa on Benton avenue In which ha resided until his death, and in which his widow continued, to reside. It had been her home for mora than half a century. Mrs. Townsend Is survived by one sister, Mrs. A. J. Allen of Kansas City, one brother, Robert S. Kalney ot Ban Luis Obispo, Calif., two sons, William N. and Oeorare H. Town - bolh Of the home address, two Ave., "Just good for In me give daughter's, Mrs. Mary E. Newhall of Ioulgvllle, Ky., but who has been with her mother for some time, and Mrs. Robert Skene of Boston, Mass. Surviving grandchildren are Mrs. C O. Rchleuderberg of Pittsburg, Pa., and Townsend and Stanlei Newhall of Louisville. Surviving great grandchildren are Carl, Klch - ard and Robert 8chleuderberir...Marj Joan and Nancy Elizabeth Newhall and Thomas B. Gay, Jr., of Rich roond. Vs. Funeral arrangements have .rot been completed.