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William Cameron Townsend
William Cameron Townsend was an influential 20th century Christian missionary-linguist who founded Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics, both of which focused on translating the Bible into minority languages, number and development literacy and bilingual education programs.
BornJuly 9, 1896, Eastvale, California
DiedApril 23, 1982, Waxhaw, North Carolina
EducationSanta Ana High School, Graduated in 1914, Occidental College, (1914–17)
OccupationMissionary, Linguist
Spouse(s)Elvira Townsend (née Malmstrom), (Jul 9, 1919 – Dec 23, 1944), Elaine Townsend (née Mielke), (Nov 6, 1915 – July 14, 2007)
ChildrenGrace Goreth (née Townsend), Joy Tuggy (née Townsend), Elainadel (née Townsend), William Crowell Townsend
Parent(s)William Townsend, Molly Townsend

About William Cameron Townsend

Missionary William Cameron Townsend was born in California, United States on July 9, 1896. He dies at the age of 85, on April 23, 1982.

Townsend is best known for founding the Summer Institute of Linguistics (commonly known as SIL International) and the Wycliffe Bible Translators organization, both of which attempted to make the Bible and American Christian brands more accessible to people in non-English-speaking nations. He mostly served as a missionary in Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.

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William Cameron Townsend before becoming famous

William Cameron Townsend was born in the Zodiac sign Cancer (The Crab), and 1896 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Monkey (猴).

He briefly attended Presbyterian-affiliated Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California, but left to work for the Los Angeles Bible House after graduation.

Achievement of William Cameron Townsend

He started a company named the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service in the late 1940s.

William Cameron Townsend's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He had four children named Grace, Joy, Del, and William during his two marriages to Elvira Malmstrom Townsend and Elaine Mielke Townsend.

William Cameron Townsend Collabed with

He and fellow Christian missionary Missionary Nate Saint, who was born in the United States, also worked in South America.

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Latest information about William Cameron Townsend updated on March 21 2023.