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Audrey Virginia Downer

Audrey Virginia Downer

Female 1921 - 2004  (83 years)

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  • Name Audrey Virginia Downer 
    Born 07 Feb 1921  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Audrey and Lewis Jr. were adopted by Amandus H. Schott and Lena Downer Schott on July 18, 1924 in Williamson, N.Y. ( Wayne County). Lena Downer was Lewis Downer, Sr.'s sister. Vera Lassell Downer died shortly after giving birth to Lewis Downer, Jr. and Lewis Downer, Sr. gave up both of his kids to his sister Lena.
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jun 2004  Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P6  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2019 

    Father Lewis Elon Downer, Sr.,   b. 06 Feb 1897, Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1970, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Vera Mary La Salle,   b. 03 Aug 1899, Croghan, Lewis, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1923, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 29 May 1920  Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Photos
    Audrey and her father Lewis Downer
    Audrey and her father Lewis Downer
    October 14, 1921 ... Audrey being held by her father Lewis Downer
    Audrey Downer at 8 Months
    Audrey Downer at 8 Months
    Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr.
    Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr.
    When their mother Vera died, they were both adopted by Mandy and Lena Schott. Later, when Lena (Lewis, Sr. sister) divorced Mandy and decided to marry Paul Irwin, she sent the two kids to Chicago to live with their father Lewis, Sr. That did not last long as he was remarrying himself and these two kids as teenagers were sent to live with Emmy and Joe Fick in Hickory Valley, TN (their daughter was marrying Lewis, Sr...one of his many wives).
    Histories
    Lewis Downer Sr Family History.pdf
    Lewis Downer Sr Family History.pdf
    Lewis Downer Sr. was the father of Audrey Downer and Lewis Downer, Jr. Their mother Vera died shortly after Lewis Downer Jr's birth. Audrey and Lewis would ultimately live as part of four different families before adulthood. Lewis Downer, Sr. would spend most of his life as a criminal in and out of jails across the United States.
    Albums  Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr. - Sister and Brother in Early Childhood (4)
    Vera Lassell died shortly after giving birth to Lewis Downer. Audrey and Lewis (Son) were adopted by Mandy and Lena Schott (Lena was Lewis's sister).
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Amandus H. Schott,   d. 9 Jul 1967, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Lena May Downer,   b. 28 Sep 1899,   d. 1 Mar 1987, Joplin, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Photos
    Mandy and Lena Schott
    Mandy and Lena Schott
    They adopted Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr. when their mother, Vera LaSalle died. Lena Downer Schott was the sister of Lewis Downer, Sr.
    Family ID F650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Woodson Jasper Savage, Jr.,   b. 13 Dec 1914, Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 2006, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 8 May 1941  Courthouse - Hernando, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Woodson Jasper Savage, III
    +2. Kenneth Eugene Savage, Sr.
    Histories
    Woodson and Audrey Savage Family Bible
    Woodson and Audrey Savage Family Bible
    Most recent family Bible belonging to Woodson J. Savage Jr. and his wife Audrey Schott Downer Savage.
    Albums
    Audrey and Woodson J. Savage, Jr. 60th Wedding Anniversary Party
    Audrey and Woodson J. Savage, Jr. 60th Wedding Anniversary Party (36)
    This event took place in Bolivar, Tn at the historic Pillars; Woody and Ken Savage sponsored the event on Sunday, May 6, 2001.
    Christmas Time Over the Years - 1953 thru 1997
    Christmas Time Over the Years - 1953 thru 1997 (137)
    Savage Family always celebrated Christmas. Christmas Lunch would be at our Grandparents; Christmas eve would usually be at our house. Relatives made special effort to be in Bolivar for Christmas time.
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Audrey with her mother Vera Lassell Downer
    Audrey with her mother Vera Lassell Downer
    Audrey and her father Lewis Downer
    Audrey and her father Lewis Downer
    October 14, 1921 ... Audrey being held by her father Lewis Downer
    Audrey Downer at 8 Months
    Audrey Downer at 8 Months
    Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr.
    Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr.
    When their mother Vera died, they were both adopted by Mandy and Lena Schott. Later, when Lena (Lewis, Sr. sister) divorced Mandy and decided to marry Paul Irwin, she sent the two kids to Chicago to live with their father Lewis, Sr. That did not last long as he was remarrying himself and these two kids as teenagers were sent to live with Emmy and Joe Fick in Hickory Valley, TN (their daughter was marrying Lewis, Sr...one of his many wives).
    Audrey Downer Schott Savage - 1993 Bolivar TN
    Audrey Downer Schott Savage - 1993 Bolivar TN

    Headstones
    Woodson J. Savage, Jr. and Audrey V. Downer Savage
    Woodson J. Savage, Jr. and Audrey V. Downer Savage

    Histories
    Address Book and Diaries of Audrey Downer Savage
    Address Book and Diaries of Audrey Downer Savage
    The address book was started in 1984 and the diaries are as listed below:
    • 1976 – Jan 1 to Apr 29th
    • 1979
    • 1980
    • 1981
    • 1982
    • 1983 – Jan 1 to Sep 3rd

    Albums  Audrey and Lewis Downer, Jr. - Sister and Brother in Early Childhood (4)
    Vera Lassell died shortly after giving birth to Lewis Downer. Audrey and Lewis (Son) were adopted by Mandy and Lena Schott (Lena was Lewis's sister).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1082062074] New York, County Marriage Records, 1847-1849, 1907-1936, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    2. [S1082062583] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index.