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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Norman J. Towsley
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Towsley, Dr. Norman J., Panton, was born in Rupert, Vt., in 1815. He read medicine in Pawlet,Vt., and graduated from the Castleton Medical College, Vt., in 1843, after which he settled in Lincoln,Vt., in 1845, where he remained until 1846, when he settled in Panton, Vt., and now enjoys a large practice as a physician and surgeon. He was postmaster for fifteen years; town superintendent of schools for many years, and represented his town in the Assembly in 1880 and 1881. He was married in 1844 to Betsey Bromley, of Pawlet, Vt., a daughter of Lovine Bromley. They have had four children born to them, two now living –Josephine, married in 1867 to S. S. Gaines, and Xurry H., married in 1883 to Queenie Dalton, of England. Xurry was a graduate of Vermont University at Burlington, Vt., and also from the Medical Department in 1879. He is now a Methodist clergyman. Dr. Norman J. Towsley was a son of Elihu and Charlotte (Cross) Towsley. She was born in Boston, Mass., and Elihu was born in Rupert, Vt., where he died. His wife, Charlotte, died in Chautauqua county, N. Y. They had a family of seven children born to them, three of whom are now living — Dr. Norman J. and two sisters.
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