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Posted: 06/16/2012 - 9:58 am
I have run across a strange situation with Morris Francis (Frank) Townsend and his wife Lena E. King Townsend.. He is listed on the 1930 Census as living with his daughter Erma Townsend Elmore in Johnson County Missouri as Widowed. Lena is listed with her son Earl in Sedalia, Missouri and also as widowed.
 
1930 United States Federal Census Post Oak, Johnson, Missouri
Name:Morris F Townsend
Gender:Male
Birth Year:abt 1858
Birthplace:Illinois
Race:White
Marital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Father
Father's Birthplace:Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace:Kentucky
Household Members:
Name                           Age
Erma Elmore                   42
Joseph M Elmore            17
Earl M Elmore                  14
Paul D Elmore                  11
Morris F Townsend          72
 
1930 United States Federal Census Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri
Name:Lena E Townsend
Gender:Female
Birth Year:abt 1863
Birthplace:Tennessee
Race:White
Marital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Mother
Father's Birthplace:Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace:Kentucky
Household Members:
Name                              Age
Earl Townsend                  52
Lena E Townsend             67

Kentucky/Missouri Townsends
Posted: 07/26/2012 - 7:25 pm
You see that every so often with separated or divorced couples.  I would guess this is what happened.  Are they buried in different cemeteries or together.  And widowed is often used to mean div or separated, esp by women.
 
Liane Fenimore

Kentucky/Missouri Townsends
Posted: 05/11/2013 - 11:57 am
Not sure if this is at all f interest, but have at it: a book on eBay
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KENTUCKY-IN-AMERICAN-LETTERS-BY-JOHN-W-TOWNSEND-COPYRIGHT-1913-177-COPY-OF-1000-/320998650479?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123