Ralph David Towles

Male 1935 - 2006  (71 years)


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  • Name Ralph David Towles  [1
    Born 28 Aug 1935  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Oct 2006 
    Person ID I829  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Frank Lyman Towles,   b. 19 Feb 1901, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1978  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mabel Beatrice Hess,   b. Abt 1904, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1963  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Sep 1919  Adams, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lavina Lee Leween,   b. 17 Oct 1932,   d. 8 Nov 2001  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas V Towles,   b. 30 Dec 1966,   d. 2 Mar 2015  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     2. Randy D Towles,   b. 28 May 1959,   d. 27 Aug 2006  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x3. Jody J Towles,   b. 25 Sep 1963,   d. 11 Oct 2007  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     4. David Towles  [natural]
     5. Rick Towles  [natural]
     6. Lori Towles  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F53742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RALPH D. TOWLES
      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - October 27, 2006Browse Issues
      Ralph D. Towles, 71, of 9318 Grove St., died Thursday at his home after a long illness. He had been under the care of his family and Hospice.

      Mr. Towles worked with Lane Construction and also at Queens Dairy in Pierrepont Manor for 27 years, retiring in 1994.

      Born Aug. 28, 1935, in the town of Ellisburg, son of Frank and Mabel Hess Towles, he attended Belleville Central School and worked on the Machold Farm in Ellisburg for several years.

      He married Lavina E. "Lee" Leween on May 1, 1957, in Frederick, Md. The couple moved to the Adams area following their wedding and to their home on Grove Street in 1968. Mrs. Towles died Nov. 8, 2001.

      Among his hobbies were swimming, skiing, watching football and baseball, playing golf and woodworking in his shop.

      Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Terrie and Dean LaLone, Adams, Lori Barney, Adams Center, Sandra and Harley McConnell, Theresa, and Lena and Ronald McBride, Ellisburg; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas, Jody, and Rick and Judy, all of Adams; three brothers, Donald, Watertown, Raymond, Adams, and Alan, Belleville; four sisters, Shirley Stewart and Ruby Jackson, both of Watertown, Ruth Peters, Adams Center, and Rosemary Hedger, Adams, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

      A son, Randy D., died Aug. 27 in Lexington, Ky., one of 49 people killed when the plane they were in crashed trying to take off from Blue Grass Airport. Two sisters, Eva Sochia and Iva Bartlett, and five brothers, Alfred, John, Frances, Bert and Ronald Towles, also died before him.

      There will be no funeral. Burial will be at the family's convenience.

      Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

      Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson Co., 425 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York; Roll: T627_2544; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 23-28.