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John Henry Towne

John Henry Towne, American engineer, philanthropist.

Background

  • Towne, John Henry was born on February 20, 1818 in Pittsburgh. Son of John and Sarah (Robinson) Towne.

  • Career

    • Partner, 1836-1849; engaged in private engring. Director Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company, 1862-1864.

    Connections

    • Married Maria R. Tevis, 1843, 3 children including Henry Robinson.
    • father: John Towne
    • mother: Sarah (Robinson) Towne
    • spouse: Maria R. Tevis
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    Born February 20, 1818
    Died April 6, 1875
    (aged 57)
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