Date of Death: 30 Apr 1875
Subject: Rebecca (McElwain) Townsend
Source: Andrew County Republican, 7 May 1875, p. 8

Died. Townsend-- On Friday morning last, at the old family homestead near Jimtown, Mrs. Rebecca Townsend, aged sixty-four years. She was for many years an active member of the Methodist church. She leaves six children to mourn the loss of as good and an affectionate a mother as ever the world saw: Thomas Townsend, of Andrew county; John and Edward Townsend of St. Joseph; Moses and George Townsend, of Troy, Kansas, and Wm. Townsend, now in California.