John W. Towle came to the Ypsilanti, Stutsman County, North Dakota community from Michigan with his family, the R.S. Towles.
Alma Mathison came to the Ypsilanti community from Brandon, Minnesota, and was employed at the Spaulding Store.
John and Alma were married in 1906. They lived on the family farm until 1916, and became manager of Thompson Yards in 1923.
John and Alma Towle became the parents of two children, Maynard and Winifred. Maynard was married to Margaret White, and Winifred married Kermit Burton.