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Grace Townsend

Grace Townsend

Female 1885 - 1962  (76 years)

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  • Name Grace Townsend  [1
    Born 23 Nov 1885  Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Jonah 
    Findagrave Link http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62058752 
    FamilySearch ID LZ5S-4QX 
    FamilySearch Link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LZ5S-4QX 
    Died 6 Apr 1962  East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Windsorville, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Windsorville Cemetery, Windsorville, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Windsorville_Hartford_Ct.jpg
    Grace Townsend Lasbury ( - 1962) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Grace Townsend Lasbury ( - 1962) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Grave of Grace Lasbury (nee Townsend)
    Grave_Grace_Townsend_Lasbury.jpg
    Person ID I349  Lasbury Family
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father Ezra Gilman Townsend
              b. 17 Jun 1838, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Feb 1914, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Deborah Annie Ramsdell
              b. 1841, Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jun 1893, Hudson, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1862  Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband James Newton Lasbury, Snr.
              b. 24 Mar 1877, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Feb 1961, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1904  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hazel Grace Lasbury
              b. 5 Oct 1905, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jan 1966, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Helen Elizabeth Lasbury
              b. 28 Oct 1906, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Dec 1984, Warehouse Point, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. James Newton Lasbury, Jnr.
              b. 22 Apr 1911, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jun 1992, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Gertrude Arlene Lasbury
              b. 13 Apr 1915, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jan 2009, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1885 - Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1904 - Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1962 - East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Windsorville, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Grace Townsend
    Grace Townsend
    James Newton Lasbury Snr. and Grace Townsend
    James Newton Lasbury Snr. and Grace Townsend
    Grace Townsend
    Grace Townsend
    Lasbury Family Gathering
    Lasbury Family Gathering
    Marilyn Macdonald, James Newton Lasbury Snr, Grace Townsend and James Malcolm Macdonald Snr at the home of James and Helen Macdonald in Warehouse Point, East Windsor, Connecticut.

    Albums
    Barton Marcy's Album
    Barton Marcy's Album (45)
    Photos kindly provided by Barton Marcy

  • Notes 
    • The following was derived from recollections of Gertrude Lasbury Marcy, daughter of Grace Townsend Lasbury and from Gladys H. Warren (from Marilyn Macdonald)

      James married Grace Townsend of Old Town., Maine on April 19, 1904. Grace's father was Ezra Gilman Townsend, born 7 Jun 1838, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA and worked for years as a wool sorter for Chapin Humphrey. He died on 23 Feb 1914, Broad Brook, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Her mother was Deborah Annie Ramsdell, born in 1841 in Lincolnville, Maine and worked at the old "National House" as a table girl. She died on 5 Jun 1893, Hudson, Penobscot, Maine, USA.

      Deborah's mother died very young on the family farm in Hudson, Maine. Deborah's father was a sea captain and sailed around Cape Horn (according to Gertrude Lasbury Marcy and the Lasbury genealogy). He was killed on the wharf at Winterport, Maine by a man who was indignant at not being hired. He struck him with "brass knuckles" in front of the people assembled to see the ship sail. Grace had four sisters, Nellie, Hattie, Maud, and Annie (age 9 when Grace was born) and two brothers, Charlie and Frank. Charles was killed by lightning and worked for Brown Thomson Company in Hartford, Connecticut. Maud and Grace thought the world of each other (14 months difference in age). The family called them "Sol" and Jonah".

      Grace was born on November 23, 1885 (likely in or near Bangor, Maine) and died at age 77 on April 6, 1962 in Broad Brook, Connecticut. She came to Connecticut with her family at about age 6 (based on Annie coming to Connecticut at age 15). Grace and Maud lived with their Sister Harriet Chase on Evergreen Avenue upon coming the Hartford. She was an apprentice dressmaker in Bangor, Maine (according to Gertrude Lasbury Marcy). Her sister Annie was a dressmaker and was put on the first floor of the dress shop as a hemmer because of her good looks. On the Connecticut tobacco farm, Grace cooked and baked on an old wood and coal stove in the early years, often a complete 3-5 course dinner twice every day for 4-6 tobacco farm hands and never complained. Grace loved to garden, sported large flowery hats and made the best molasses cookies and fresh bread with molasses almost every day. She was an accomplished horsewoman and often drove her horse to South Windsor, Connecticut to see her sister Maud Graham on Graham Road.

      James and Grace had three girls, Helen, Hazel and Gertrude (youngest child) and James Jr. Helen and James Malcolm Macdonald had two children, Marilyn Steele and James Malcolm Jr. Hazel and Burt Simmons had one child, Elizabeth Jane, and Margaret and James Lasbury had daughter Suzanne Peck Simmons (no relation to the above family) and son James III. (See page 202 for more details of Lasbury Family Genealogy).

      Reference
      "The Life of Annie M. Warren, written by Gladys H. Warren (her daughter-in-law) May, 1961, research from Marilyn Macdonald. (Annie was Grace Lasbury's sister).


  • Sources 
    1. [S110] Research by Barton Marcy.

    2. [S79] Research by errnangell3, errnangell3.