OFFICERS FOR 2015- 2017:

PRESIDENT Virginia Towne
Vice Pres. Karen Johnsen
Executive Secretary: William Steel Towne
Recording Secretary: Barry Cass
Treasurer: Catherine Kauffman

The organization has a genealogist responsible for receiving and coordinating research from members. A large database has been compiled from submissions by members of their ancestry throughout the years. At present, due to the resignation of Rosalie Cauthen, Virginia Towne is serving as acting genealogist. For genealogy questions, contact

Research by a professional genealogist is also funded in England.

Membership in the Towne Family Association is open to anyone interested in the Towne Family history. Annual dues are $22 for an individual and $25 for a family membership. This year, we are offering discounted 2-year memberships: $40 for an individual and $44 for a family.


2010 30th Reunion in Omaha, NE
Photography courtesy of Sue Carson


Please direct inquiries to the TFA President:

Virginia Towne
3700 14th Ave. SE #43
Olympia, WA 98501-2769


Acting Genealogist: Virginia Towne
Newsletter Editor: Rae Russell Johnson
Publications Coordinator: Dianna Emerson
Historian: Virginia Towne
Parliamentarian: Barry Cass
DNA Project: Margaret Press and Paul Towne
Web Coordinators: Margaret Press and Elizabeth Hanahan
Archives: Arthur J. Towne

Sunshine Person: If you know of a member or family member of a member who is in need of cheer or congratulations, contact:
Barry Cass who will send a card or make a phone call on behalf of TFA.


Acting CHAIRMAN Virginia Towne

Associate Genealogist: Elizabeth Hanahan
Associate Genealogist for DNA Project: Margaret Press
Associate Genealogist for English research: Karen Johnsen

For genealogical queries or to submit data, contact:


1981-1986 Deena Towne (Deceased)
1986-1988 Bill Towne (Deceased)
1988-1992 Emma Towne Mosher
1992-1998 Myrtle Tisdel
1998-2001 Connie Purvis (Deceased)
2001-2004 Barbara Baylis
2004-2005 Robert Smith (resigned April 2005)
2005-2008 Shirley Drury Patterson
2008-2013 Elizabeth Hanahan
2013-present Virginia Towne

2013 33rd Reunion in Beaufort and St. Helena Island, SC
Photography courtesy of Tom Johnson

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