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Name:Robert Foard Townsend
Affiliation:Class of 1908
Biography & Genealogy:Note about photograph: This shows Townsend in the uniform of Peacock School for Boys (San Antonio), which he attended prior to entering VMI. Genealogy: Born February 22, 1886, Columbus, Texas. Father - Marcus H. Townsend, a lawyer. Mother - Annie E. Burford, of Colorado County, TX. VMI Record: Entered VMI on September 2, 1904; a cadet for two years. Did not graduate. Other colleges: Received law degree from University of Texas. Career: Lawyer in San Antonio, TX. Marriage: To Eleanor Thornton Stevens on January 23, 1925 in Dallas, Texas; the daughter of John J. and Bettie T. Stevens. Children - 1. Eleanor Thornton (1914-1968) 2. Bettie Stevens (1915-1992) 3. Robert Foard, Jr. (1917-1984). Death: January 23, 1925 in Dallas, Texas.