Margaret Tracy Townsend (1946-2001)

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Margaret Tracy Townsend Bennington
Born: 23 Jan 1946 Detroit, Michigan
Died: 12 Sep 2005 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Tracy Townsend
Mother: Jennie Brubaker
Siblings: Margaret Tracy Townsend
Half Siblings: John Benjamin Melching
Spouse: Clifford Bennington
Married: 6 Oct 1973 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Raymond Bennington


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, October 10, 2001:

Margaret "Marge" Tracy Bennington, 55

Margaret "Marge" Tracy Bennington, 55, of Conway, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. Pastor Larry Wood will officiate and interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.

Margaret was born Jan. 23, 1946, in Detroit, the daughter of Tracy and Jennie (Brubaker) Townsend. She attended Detroit Western and later graduated from Petoskey High School.

On Oct. 6, 1973, she married Clifford Bennington in Harbor Springs, and they have made their home in the Harbor Springs/Conway area since.

Margaret worked at Northern Michigan Hospital for 22 years in housekeeping and supply before transferring into the medical records department. She also worked at The Pier restaurant for many years.

She enjoyed computers and surfing the Internet. She also enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Margaret is survived by her husband; one son, Raymond and his wife, Tosha, of Pellston; three grandchildren, Kerstine, Corey and Brent; and one brother, Jack Melching, of Harbor Springs.

Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
BENNINGTON, Clifford & Margaret T.
Date of Marriage: 10/6/1973
Liber: 1973
Folio: 207
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 10/10/2001
Liber: 2001
Folio: 379
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Bennington, Margaret "Marge" (Townsend)
Age: 55
Born: 1/23/1946
Died: 10/10/2001
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file