Muncey, Townsend Coffin

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Muncey, Townsend Coffin

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Townsend Coffin Muncey, youngest child of John Frances and Ann (Madden) Muncey was born on 2 January 1847, on the Magdalene Islands, Quebec. In 1865, Townsend moved with his family to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where his father opened a store. Townsend and his brother Singleton were employed by a telegraph company in Charlottetown before Townsend moved to Cape Traverse to work as a linesman. He learned telegraphy at the cable hut in Cape Traverse on the farm of Captain Lewis Muttart, married Muttart's daughter Anne, and became the third telegraphic operator at Cape Traverse. Townsend and Anne had five children: Susan M. (1875-?), Frank E. (1878-?), Singleton W. (1880-?), Leigh (1885-?), and Nancy (1888-?). Townsend moved his family moved to Kensington in 1875 when the PEI Railway opened its first office there. They moved back to Cape Traverse in 1877, when the office of the Anglo American Telegraph Co. was moved to Carleton. This telegraph office was located within the Muncey home. Townsend died of pneumonia in 1904. The Anglo American Office at Carleton was sold by Anne Muncey in October of 1921, to Charles Doull.


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24 April 2001. Entered into AtoM 25 November 2014.





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