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Ed Evy and Ellen Abigail Downing



Husband Ed Evy (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Ellen Abigail Downing 1

            AKA: Ellen Abigail Downing
           Born: Abt 1862 - Fairfield, Jefferson Co., IA 1
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           Died:  - Turlock, Stanislaus Co., CA 1
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         Father: William Downing (1811-1891) 1
         Mother: Mary Patience James (1830-1885) 1





Ellen Frances Downing



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Wife Ellen Frances Downing 1

            AKA: Ellen Frances Downing
           Born: 20 Apr 1840
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           Died: 12 Jan 1892
         Buried:  - Uwchlan Fbg, Chester Co., PA 1


         Father: William S. Downing (1800-1875) 1
         Mother: Thomazin C. Mason (1802-1882) 1



Noted events in her life were:
Alt. Birth 1, Chester Co., PA, 20 Apr 1840

Alt. Death 1, Chester Co., PA, 12 Jan 1892


General Notes (Wife)

[18401.ged]

Never married.[Downing.ged]

Never married. LDS film 568854 shows a death date of 1891. Buried in Uwchlan Friends Burial Grounds, Lionville, Chester co., PA.


Ellsworth Belmont Downing



Husband Ellsworth Belmont Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Harley Ellsworth Downing (1904-1958)
         Mother: Maybelle Ethel Cupp (1904-1998) 1


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George Washington Walker and Elsie Downing



Husband George Washington Walker

           Born: 23 Nov 1829 - Nashville, TN
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           Died: 4 Mar 1911 - Vinita, Craig Co, OK.
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         Father: Thigh Carter Walker (Abt 1800-      )
         Mother: Sarah 'Sah-Li' Brewer (1806-1871)


       Marriage: Bef 1847

   Other Spouse: Rachel Rogers (Abt 1835-      ) - After 1854

   Other Spouse: Mary Jane Harlow (1843-1903) - 1869




Wife Elsie Downing

           Born: Abt 1829
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Ralph Henry Fortmeyer and Elwanda Sylvia Downing



Husband Ralph Henry Fortmeyer 1

           Born: 4 Jan 1915 - Renfrow, Grant Co., OK 1
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           Died: 8 Feb 1991 - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1
         Buried:  - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1
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Wife Elwanda Sylvia Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Francis Bellmont Downing (1899-1979) 1
         Mother: Rosa Elsie Kottas (1900-1994) 1





Children
1 F Joan Fortmeyer (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Frank William Hoover (living)



2 M Joseph Martin Fortmeyer (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Patricia Lou Teders (living)



3 F Mary Catherine Fortmeyer (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Charles Gage Jr. Overall (living)



4 M Michael John Fortmeyer 1

           Born: 23 Oct 1958 - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1
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           Died: 29 Oct 1963 - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1
         Buried:  - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1





Emanuel Downing



Husband Emanuel Downing

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Children
1 F Anne Downing

           Born: Abt 1634
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           Died: 19 Apr 1713
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         Spouse: Joseph Gardner (      -      )
           Marr: Bef Aug 1656
         Spouse: Governor Simon Bradstreet (living)





George Tebow and Emily M. Downing



Husband George Tebow 1

           Born: 1871 - Kansas 1
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           Died: 1957 - Kansas 1
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       Marriage: 14 Jan 1899 - Formoso, Jewell Co., KS 1




Wife Emily M. Downing 1

           Born: 14 Aug 1878 - Iowa 1
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           Died: 10 Apr 1961 - Iowa 1
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         Father: Thomas G. Downing (1845-1929)
         Mother: Sarah Brown (      -      ) 1





Children
1 M Carl Tebow (details suppressed for this person)

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General Notes (Wife)

[Downing.ged]

Beidler book, p. 261: Farmer. PO Formoso, KS


Emma F. Downing



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Wife Emma F. Downing 1

           Born: 7 Nov 1873 - Uwchlan, Chester Co., PA 1
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         Father: Joseph Downing (1823-1892) 1
         Mother: Lucinda Couch Evans (      -      ) 1





Emma May Downing



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Wife Emma May Downing 1

           Born: 30 Mar 1877 - Brashear, Adair Co., MO 1
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         Father: Benjamin Mason Downing (1827-1905)
         Mother: Anna Gertrude Cruse (1848-1936) 1





Esther Downing



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Wife Esther Downing 1

            AKA: Esther Downing
           Born: 22 Feb 1748 1
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           Died:  - Died Young 1
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         Father: John Downing (1720-1796) 1
         Mother: Elizabeth Hunt (1730-      ) 1





Esther Downing



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Wife Esther Downing 1

            AKA: Esther Downing
           Born: 30 Jun 1755 1
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           Died:  - Died Young, Or Unmarried 1
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         Father: John Downing (1720-1796) 1
         Mother: Elizabeth Hunt (1730-      ) 1





Eugene Joseph Downing and Mary Jane Neals



Husband Eugene Joseph Downing 1

           Born: 8 Nov 1830 - Downingtown, Chester Co., PA 1
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           Died: 3 Jun 1914 1
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         Father: William W. Downing (1791-1873) 1
         Mother: Mary P. Mason (Abt 1799-After 1870) 1


       Marriage: 12 Mar 1856 1




Wife Mary Jane Neals 1

           Born: 26 Aug 1829 - W. Whiteland, Chester Co., PA 1
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         Father: Jesse Neals (      -      ) 1
         Mother: Hannah Morgan (      -      ) 1





Children
1 F Alta J. Downing 1

           Born: 11 Aug 1857 - Downingtown, Chester Co., PA 1
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         Spouse: Eusebius R. Barnard (1840-      ) 1
           Marr: 7 Feb 1878 - Pocopson, Chester Co., PA 1



2 M William W. Downing 1

           Born: 31 Oct 1860 1
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         Spouse: Sarah K. Lukens (1860-      ) 1
           Marr: 10 Dec 1884 - Ridley Twp., PA 1




General Notes (Husband)

[Downing.ged]

Smedley Family, p. 557: "He spent twelve years at Downingtown, as a carpenter; about twenty years in Pocopson Twp., on a farm; three years in West Chester, three at Newtown Square, and since April 1, 1898, at Berwyn."


General Notes for Child Alta J. Downing

[Downing.ged]

Smedley Family, p. 557: "She became a member of St. James Episcopal church, Downingtown, when fourteen. Her husband is a member with Friends. They settle on his father's farm, where they continue."


General Notes for Child William W. Downing

[Downing.ged]

Smedley Family, p. 557: "He remained on the farm in Pocopson until 29 Oct 1885 and from then until 1 Apr 1889, as a merchant at Crum Lynne, Delaware county, since which he has occupied the Willow Dale Farm, at Berwyn, Chester county, keeping a summer boarding house."


Claude L. Rippeteau and Eva Maria Downing



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Wife Eva Maria Downing 1

           Born: 16 Dec 1877 - Nora, Nuckolls Co., NE 1
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           Died: 1926 - Clay Center, NE 1
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         Father: Elbridge L Downing (1844-1927) 1
         Mother: Mary Marilla Hewitt (      -1888) 1





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1 M Darrell Downing Rippeteau (details suppressed for this person)

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2 M Malcolm Rippeteau (details suppressed for this person)

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Evelyn D. Downing



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Wife Evelyn D. Downing 1

           Born: 1912 1
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           Died: 1992 1
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         Father: George Roy Downing (1876-1923) 1
         Mother: Mabel Edna Graham (1879-1955) 1





Everette Phillip Downing



Husband Everette Phillip Downing 1

            AKA: Everette Phillip Downing
           Born: 12 May 1917 - Earlsboro, Potowatomi Co., OK 1
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           Died: 24 Apr 1995 - Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK 1
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         Father: Warren Clyde Downing (1893-1972) 1
         Mother: Mamie Gertrude Jones (1896-1975) 1


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Florence Downing



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Wife Florence Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: John Downing
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Francinis Downing



Husband Francinis Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Anthony Downing (1818-1880) 1
         Mother: Rachel Keltner (      -      ) 1


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Francis Downing



Husband Francis Downing 1

           Born: 8 Jul 1918 - Renfro, Grant Co., OK 1
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           Died: 16 Dec 1918 - Renfro, Grant Co., OK 1
         Buried:  - Caldwell, Sumner Co., OK 1


         Father: Ralph Leo Downing (1891-1959) 1
         Mother: Mary Mahala Angle (1899-1958) 1


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General Notes (Husband)

[Downing.ged]

Died of influenza within a few days of his father.


Francis Bellmont Downing and Rosa Elsie Kottas



Husband Francis Bellmont Downing 1

           Born: 13 May 1899 - Renfrow, Grant Co., OK 1
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           Died: 10 Oct 1979 - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1
         Buried:  - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1


         Father: Thomas Ellsworth Downing (1868-1918)
         Mother: Rosa Belle Stephenson (1871-1951)


       Marriage: 17 Sep 1919 1




Wife Rosa Elsie Kottas 1

           Born: 28 Oct 1900 - Renfrow, Grant Co., OK 1
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           Died: 1 Dec 1994 - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1
         Buried:  - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS 1


         Father: Joseph Louis Kottas (      -      ) 1
         Mother: Anna Jelinek (      -      ) 1





Children
1 F Elwanda Sylvia Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Ralph Henry Fortmeyer (1915-1991) 1
           Marr: 15 Jan 1946 1



2 F Rose Naomi Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Robert Maddy Schmitz (1918-1969) 1
           Marr: 27 Nov 1941 1



3 M Harley Joseph Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Doris Crumett Keown (living)



4 F Georgia Carrie Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Thomas Dacus (living)




General Notes (Husband)

[Downing.ged]

Francis was found on the Social Security Death Index on June 20, 1998. His social security number, issued in 1955, was 444-38-3204, issued in Oklahoma. From Bertha Downing, Medford, OK: "Elwanda Fortmeyer is a daughter, and she is at 512 S. Osage, Caldwell, KS 67022 (316) 845-6681." His Social Security application, obtained on April 29, 1999, shows him living in Caldwell, Kansas, in June, 1955. On January, 2000, Elwanda (Downing) Fortmeyer sent a most thorough listing of the descendent families of Francis B. Downing, along with photographs. Data provided by her was entered into the computer on February 5, 2000.


General Notes (Wife)

[Downing.ged]

SS no. 444 38 3203. SS application was obtained on April 29, 1999, in book.


Francis Belmont Downing



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Wife Francis Belmont Downing

           Born: 13 May 1899 - Grant Co., OK
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           Died: Oct 1979 - Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS
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         Father: Thomas Ellsworth Downing (1868-1918)
         Mother: Rosa Belle Stephenson (1871-1951)




General Notes (Wife)

[18401.ged]

Francis was found on the Social Security Death Index computer file on June 20 1998. Her social security number, issued in 1955, was 444-38-3204, issued in Oklahoma

From Bertha Downing, Medford, OK: "ElWanda Fortmeyer is a daughter, and she is at 512 S. Osage, Caldwell, KS 67022 (316) 845-6681."


Francis Charles Downing



Husband Francis Charles Downing 1

            AKA: Francis Charles Downing
           Born: 14 Jul 1868 - Uwchlan, Chester County, PA 1
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         Father: Benjamin Henry Downing (1841-1908) 1
         Mother: Phoebe M. Halsted (1846-      )


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Francis M.L. Downing



Husband Francis M.L. Downing 1

            AKA: Francis M.L. Downing
           Born: 13 Nov 1849
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           Died: After 1908
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         Father: John Benjamin Downing (1817-1879)
         Mother: Mary Couch Downing (1826-1905) 1


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Noted events in his life were:
Alt. Birth 1, Chester Co., PA, 13 Nov 1849

Alt. Death 1, Pennsylvania, 7 May 1925




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General Notes (Husband)

[18401.ged]

Francis does not appear on the 1870 census with the family group. Listed i the obituary for his brother, Benjamin, is "F. M. Downing, of Warren, PA".[Downing.ged]

Francis does not appear on the 1870 census with the family group. Listed i the obituary for his brother, Benjamin, is "F. M. Downing, of Warren, PA". Francis has proven most elusive, as he appears to have remained in Pennsylvania when the family moved to Kansas in 1877. The first solid information I obtained on Francis came in an e-mail on November 18, 2000, from Marilyn Downing Grissom, granddaughter of Thomas Ellsworth Downing, She stated that her memory indicates that Francis remained in Pennsylvania all his life, married, and had one daughter. He was buried in Pennsylvania. When the copy of her family papers were received, it also indicated Francis' death date. Death certificate ordered from Pennsylvania Vital Records on November 25, 2000.


Frank Downing



Husband Frank Downing

           Born: Abt 1873 - Penn Twp. Jefferson Co. Iowa.
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         Father: Phillip Henry Downing (1851-1924) 1 2
         Mother: Ermina (Min) Snook (1854-1889) 1 3


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Frank Downing



Husband Frank Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: William Charles Downing (1851-1906) 1
         Mother: Ida Eugenia Goodman (1856-1932) 1


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Children
1 M Carl Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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2 M Wilber Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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3 M Norman Downing (details suppressed for this person)

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Franklin Downing



Husband Franklin Downing 1

            AKA: Franklin Downing
           Born: Jun 1850 - Chester Co., PA 1
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         Father: Joseph Downing (1823-1892) 1
         Mother: Hannah Beidler (1825-1857) 1


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Fred Leroy Downing



Husband Fred Leroy Downing 1

           Born: 1918 1
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           Died: 1968 1
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         Father: George Roy Downing (1876-1923) 1
         Mother: Mabel Edna Graham (1879-1955) 1


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Frederick Charles Downing



Husband Frederick Charles Downing 1

           Born: 20 Feb 1825 - Downingtown, Chester Co., PA 1
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           Died: 10 Oct 1825 - Downingtown, Chester Co., PA 1
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         Father: William W. Downing (1791-1873) 1
         Mother: Mary P. Mason (Abt 1799-After 1870) 1


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Gailord Downing



Husband Gailord Downing 1

           Born: 1885 1
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         Father: George W. Downing (1856-      ) 1
         Mother: Clara Irene Forcade (Abt 1860-      ) 1


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George Downing and Amy Hopkins



Husband George Downing

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Wife Amy Hopkins

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Children
1 F Sarah Downing

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         Spouse: Abraham Cassou (Cashow) (1740-1775)
           Marr: 18 Feb 1763





George Downing



Husband George Downing 1

            AKA: George Downing
           Born: 8 Nov 1760 - Uwchlan, Chester County, PA 1
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           Died: 10 Aug 1765 - Probably Uwchlan 1
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         Father: Richard Downing (1719-1804) 1
         Mother: Mary Edge (1721-1795) 1


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General Notes (Husband)

[18401.ged]

Notes from Downing Family Historical Society: "Drowned in the Race"

From "Chester County and its People", 1898: "Drowned in Mill Race".

Note that his death date is August 10, the middle of summer. One can conjure u a picture of a five-year old, sweating from the August heat, taking a cool swim in the Mill Race (an artificial channel of water providing power for the mill), and getting in over his head. Tragedies often make the most interesting history. RD[Downing.ged]

Notes from Downing Family Historical Society:
"Drowned in the Race" From "Chester County and its People", 1898:
"Drowned in Mill Race". Note that his death date is August 10, the middle of summer. One can conjure u a picture of a five-year old, sweating from the August heat, taking a cool swim in the Mill Race (an artificial channel of water providing power for the mill), and getting in over his head. Tragedies often make the most interesting history. RD




Sources


1 Ray Downing.

2 Jefferson Co Records Vol. 5 pg 377-3817.

3 Jefferson Co Records Vol. 5 pg 377-3817 Jefferson County Records, Census, Family Records, Newspaper and etc..

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