Born March 21, 1841
|W. TOWNE, photographic artist, Monticello; is a native of Hampshire Co., Mass., and was born March 21, 1841; when 6 years of age, his parents came West to Illinois, and settled in Kane Co.; he grew up in that State and learned photographing; in 1866, he came to Iowa and located in Monticello, and engaged in mercantile business; after two years, he was burned out, and afterward engaged in photographing; he owns 320 acres of land in Nebraska. He married Miss Julia A. Adams, from Geneva, Ill., in December, 1864; she died November 5, 1871, leaving two children—Celia and Horace; January 1, 1873, he married Miss M. A. Lobdell, from Illinois, a native of Connecticut; they have one daughter—Etta.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 685.
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