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Lewis Elon Downer, Sr.

Lewis Elon Downer, Sr.

Male 1897 - 1970  (72 years)

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  • Name Lewis Elon Downer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 06 Feb 1897  Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Jan 1970  Gardena, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 15
    Buried Adams, Jefferson County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID P70  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 

    Father Frank Elon DOWNER,   b. 1870-07-28, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, U. S. A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955-08-14, Adams, New York, U. S. A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Minnie Maud Nutting,   b. 28 Apr 1875, Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1938, Adams, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 29 May 1920  Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Children 
     1. Audrey Virginia Downer,   b. 07 Feb 1921, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 2004, Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     2. Lewis Downer, Jr.,   b. 23 Jul 1923, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1994, Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    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).
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Audrey and her father Lewis Downer
    Audrey and her father Lewis Downer
    October 14, 1921 ... Audrey being held by her father Lewis Downer


    Headstones
    Lewis Downer Marker
    Lewis Downer Marker
    Buried in the Downer Family Plot

    Histories
    Hicks Family Bible - 1855
    Hicks Family Bible - 1855
    Older Hicks (Hix) Family Bible
    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.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1081950157] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

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

    4. [S1082062134] New York, State Census, 1915, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 01; City: Adams; County: Jefferson; Page: 18.

    5. [S1082062153] New York, State Census, 1905, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; City: Adams; County: Jefferson; Page: 14.

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    9. [S1081950571] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Registration State: New York; Registration County: Jefferson; Roll: 1753741; Draft Board: 1.

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