The Nine Brothers & Families

History Researched By Paul Townsel
*No Documentary (paperwork) Support

1900 Census
William could read and write, Annie could not William 40, Annie 47, Willie 14, Robert 13, Benjamin,12 Clyde 11, George 9, Chester 7, Leonard 5, Royal 3, Royet 3. Address Lane Park

Twins born in a row boat *
Robert cuts off William’s Toe and mom sews it back. *
Townsel Boys reek havoc. *

1910 Census
William 53, Wife Annie, 59, Sons Clyde 20, George 18, Chester 16, Leonard 16, Royal and Royet 14.  Clyde and George listed as farmers, rest still in school William’s age and birthyear was adjusted to 53 and about 1857 Eustis,  Lake

Most or all of the brothers served in WW1 In France except Roy & Chester.

1920 Census
Benjamin Townsel lived in Ocala with
Wife- Lillian, 25,
Daughter- Ellena, 9
Twins: Son- Benjamin and daughter- Bennie both 7

William Townsel, 62,  lived in Eustis on Badger Ave. with
Wife- Anna, 64 (different wife?  Place of birth listed as Georgia,  birthplace of both parents Tenn)
Son- Roy 24
Census lists William as a laborer but was known to be a fisherman

Chester, 27, lived in Eustis with Wife Claudia, 19

1938 Death Certificate for
William Townsel died Feb. 26th of enlarged prostate gland “Probably Malignant”
Buried in Eustis on March 3rd.
Wife’s name was listed as Maggie (George’s wife? George is listed as informant)
Profession Gardener.  Age listed as 63?

William B. Townsel died on May 23rd of pneumonia in Ocala. This was Benjamin the twin.  Wife Francis, born 1912. informant sister Bennie, Mother Liilian  Sirus (remarried).