|Joseph L. Townsend|
A business leader in Payson, he was also principal of Payson High Schhol, a teacher of penmanship at Brigham Young Academy at Provo and later, a manual training teacher in Salt Lake High School. He wrote a number of hymns still sung by the Latter-day Saints. In 1872, ill health sent him west to Salt Lake City. Six months later, he joined the LDS Church.
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||J.L. Townsend; J. L. Townsend|
||University of Missouri|
Agricultural College of Missouri
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