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Source: The History of the Welsh in Minnesota, Foreston and Lime Springs, Ia. Gathered by the Old Settlers". Editors: Rev. Thomas E. Hughes, Rev. David Edwards, Hugh G. Roberts, Thomas Hughes. Published in 1895. Page 274
Born in Carnarvonshire, Wales, September 25, 1833. His parents moved when he was quite young to Ty Mawr, Llanddyfyddan, Angkesea, and in 1839 emigrated to Remsen, N.Y. In 1844 the family moved to Waukesha, Wis., being one of the first settlers of Prairieville, as the place was called then. In 1856 Mr. Thomas married Miss Ann, daughter of Daniel Garman of Waukesha. In 1867 they moved to Blue Earth county, Minn., and located on a farm near Salem church, Judson. April 21, 1873, his wife died. In 1875 he married Miss Harriet Griffiths. He was among the most prominent in the organization of Salem C. M. church and was elected one of its two first elders in 1872. He is a man of firm convictions and is a principal pillar of Salem church.
MISS MARGARET VIRGINIA TICHENOR
MISS CHARLOTTE SEARS TICHENOR
Sources: Margaret: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 150 page 162
Charlotte: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 47 page 35
DAR Members Margaret: Daughter of the American Revolution DAR ID # 149503 Charlotte: Daughter of the American Revolution DAR ID # 46078 Descendant of Elisha Howard Elisha Howard b: 1754 in Pomfret, Conn. d: 1838 in Covington, N. Y. m. 1781 Patty Williams b: 1760 d: 1830 Elisha Howard served as private in Captain Waters' company, Colonel Hopkins' regiment, Dutchess County, New York militia. Child of Elisha and Patty (Williams) Howard: John William Howard b: 1791 d: 1862 m. 1815 to: Mary Bon b: 1797 d: 1882 Child of John William and Mary (Bon) Howard: Helen Elizabeth Howard b. 1842 m: 1861 to: Willis Vernon Tichenor b: 1839 d: 1901 Child of Willis Vernon and Helen Elizabeth (Howard) Tichenor: Vernon Howard Tichenor b. 1867
W. J. TOWNLEY
Source: The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912, By Joseph Gaston, 1912
W.J. Townley, a merchant of Union owns a sixteen hundred acre farm near Hot Lake, and has an orchard of thirty-five acres lying within the city limits of the town of his adoption. He is doing a large stock-raising business on his farm and is meeting with success. He was born at Briggsville, Wisconsin, January 19, 1862, a son of Robert and Mary (Wilkinson) Townley, both of whom were natives of England. The father emigrated to the new world when a young man, settling first in Boston, where he remained for six or eight years, removing to Wisconsin in the late '50s.
W. J. Townley spent his boyhood days principally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he received a good high-school education. In 1887 he removed to Oregon and began work as a gold miner at Sanger, being thus employed for about eight years. There he represented a Milwaukee company and continued in that firm's employ until the panic of 1893, after which he went into business on his own account, purchasing the home farm lying on the north side of Union, within the city limits. In 1894 he planted o his land what became the first Commercial orchard in the Grande Ronde valley, comprising about thirty-five acres of apple, peach, pear, and prune, as well as other varieties of trees. In 1897 Mr. Townley engaged in the general mercantile business in Union and has since added to his stock, which now occupies the entire first floor of the new Masonic Temple building. He also owns a farm of sixteen hundred acres at Hot Lake, surrounding the land upon which is located a sanitarium. He is there carrying on a large stock-raising and feeding business,, usually feeding about seven hundred head of cattle annually for the market. He also raises registered shorthorn cattle and registered Percheron and Kentucky saddle horses and pure bred Poland China hogs. He occupies a residence in Union which is modern throughout.
Mr. Townley was married in June, 1884 to Miss Mary F. Gale, of Waukesha, Wisconsin and to this union have been born two children, Wythel G. and Alice Dorothy. Mr. Townley has capably filled several local offices and always gives his influence and support to any enterprise that tends to develop the city and community. He belongs to the Masonic order, having attained the Knight Templar degree in the York Rite and the thirty-second degree in the Scottish Rite. He is one of the successful business men of eastern Oregon and is widely known as one of its leading citizens.
Source: The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880
Alexander Turner, manufacturer of wagons and sleighs, also general blacksmithing, Brandon; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec. 25, 1847; his parents came to America in 1849, and settled in Dodge Co., Wis., where his father died in 1850 ; young Alexander spent most of his time in Waukesha Co., until he was 23 years of age, and during that time learned his present trade of wagonmaker; he is called a natural machinist; he has carried on business for himself ever since his apprenticeship; was in business two years in Denver, Colo. Was married in Waukesha Co., Wis., Oct. 17, 1872, to Miss Agnes S. Rogers; their three children are George A., born 1873; James, born 1876; Alexander, Jr., born 1878; he had a shop two years in Merton, Waukesha Co.; in 1874, he bought a shop and home in Brandon; his business occupies seven men, and is enlarging annually; in the wagon department, about forty farm wagons are made yearly, besides sleighs, etc., etc. He has a large patronage in the repairing shop; horseshoeing is also a prominent feature; he is an ingenious, hard-working "boss" machinist. Himself and wife are members of the Congregational Church, of which he is a Deacon. He is a Republican, and a Temple of Honor man.
DR. JAMES TURNER
Source: The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880
Brandon; is a native of Scotland. His parents came to America and settled in Dodge Co., Wis., where his father died while the subject of this sketch was quite young; his home for twenty years after the death of his father, was Waukesha Co.; he attended the public schools, and afterward the State University, from which he graduated in 1866; after graduation, he served the M. E. Church as Pastor one year at Stoughton, his health failed, and he afterward prepared for the medical profession; spent one year in the Detroit Medical College, and his last course was taken at the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, from which he received his medical diploma in 1871; while attending the Wisconsin State University, he served as a soldier in the 40th W. V. I. for 100 days. He was married in Lisbon, Waukesha Co., Wis., on the 27th of September, 1869, to Miss Susie S. Sims; they have three children--Nellie, Willie and Grace; he practiced his profession seven years in Oshkosh, and located in Brandon; he is in general partnership in a drug store and medical practice with J. E. Gee, M. D., at Brandon; they have an extensive practice in their profession, and a liberal patronage as druggists. Dr. Turner is President of the School Board; is identified with the order of Odd Fellows; is an active member of the M. E. Church; is a conservative Republican, and a thorough temperance man.
MRS. BEATRICE TYLER WEST
Source: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 71 page 96
Daughter of the American Revolution DAR ID # 70264 Born in Waukesha, Wis. Wife of Lawrence West. Descendant of Abraham Fox. Daughter of: Sidney Dewight Tyler (b. 1851) and Flora Babcock (b. 1856), his wife, m. 1874. Granddaughter of: William P. Babcock (1824-1905) and Abby Jane Bishop (1829-98), his wife, m. 1874. Gr-granddaughter of Perry P. Babcock and Phila Fox (b. 1797), his wife, m. 1815. Gr-gr-granddaughter of Elisha Fox (b. 1769) and Polly Loomis, his wife, m. 1794. Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Abraham Fox and Martha Couch, his wife, m. 1768. Abraham Fox (1748-77) responded to the Lexington Alarm as private from Glastonbury, Mass., and, 1778, re-enlisted in Captain Dewey's company. He died of smallpox.
MRS. FLORA BABCOCK TYLER
Source: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 70 page 266
Daughter of the American Revolution DAR ID # 69752 Descendant of Abraham Fox Abraham Fox b: 1748 in Glastonbury, Conn. d: 1777 while in service cause: Smallpox m. 1768 to: Martha Couch Abraham Fox responded to the Lexington Alarm as private from Glastonbury, Mass., and, 1778, re-enlisted in Captain Dewey's company. Child of Abraham and Martha (Couch) Fox: Elisha Fox b. 1769 m. 1794 to: Polly Loomis Child of Elisha and Polly (Loomis) Fox: Phila Fox b. 1797 m. 1815 to: Perry P. Babcock Child of Perry P. and Phila (Fox) Babcock: William P. Babcock b: 1824 d: 1905 m. 1847 to: Abby Jane Bishop b: 1829 d: 1898 Child of William P. and Abby Jane (Bishop) Babcock: Flora Babcock Abraham Fox (1748-77) marched on the Lexington