On the back of this postcard Dad wrote “The front part of this hospital was Great Grandma Townsend’s Sycamore home – given to Sycamore for a hospital. Located on Somonauk St.”
Great Grandma Townsend is Eleanor Pierce Townsend, wife of Amos Townsend. Eleanor was born in 1839 in Neversink, New York. All of her five children were born in DeKalb county, Illinois. She died there 20 December 1904.
Very cool postcard. This is the first time I have heard of Neversink, NY – what a funny place name! I wonder about the history behind the name.
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I live in Truth or Consequences, so Neversink sounds pretty normal!
Oh, I bet it does! Funny.