After a lingering illness of twelve months or more during which time she suffered in a manner which no pen can definitely describe, Mrs. Emily Townsend, wife of J. L. H. Townsend, "fell asleep in the arms of Jesus," the sad event occurring at 6 o'clock, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Townsend was an invalid for a long time previous to her death, but with almost superhuman courage and endurance, she bore up till the last. The most skilled physicians to be procured attended her and did all they could to save her, but the Master had called her, and she obeyed the call. The bereaved husband, children, relatives and friends all were solicitous as to her wants, and none were left ungratified Her remains were interred at the Odd Fellows cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, a large crowd of sympathizing friends witnessing he interment. Our sincere, heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved ones in their hour of affliction. Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1892 WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS
Mrs. Emily Townsend, wife of Mr. J. L. H. Townsend of this city, who has been ill for some time with consumption, died early Tuesday morning. Mrs. Townsend leaves a husband, four children any [sic] many relatives who were perfectly devoted to her to mourn her loss. She was a member of the Methodist church of this city and a faithful consistent Christian. The remains were placed to rest in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery yesterday evening at 2 o’clock, the Rev. H.. M. Haynie officiating. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. A. Lockett, Sam Hancock, C. T. Hancock, G. T. Holman, Boyce McCormick and W. A. Baar. Many sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place. We extend our deepest condolence to the bereaved ones. Colorado Citizen, January 7, 1892, page 3
"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFX-D3K : accessed 12 March 2016), Emily C Tooke in entry for Allen Tooke, 1860.
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGG-VY6 : accessed 12 March 2016), Emily Tooke in household of Allen Tooke, Texas, United States; citing p. 27, family 199, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,079.
"Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-29DR : accessed 12 March 2016), J L H Townsend and E C Tooke, 22 Dec 1874; citing Colorado, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 956,567.
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