James Andrew Downard

Male1 March 1863–3 January 1926

Brief Life History of James Andrew

When James Andrew Downard was born on 1 March 1863, in Utica, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Ephraim Ivan Downard, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Brown Payne, was 29. He married Luella Huffman on 7 July 1891, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Frontier, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Cassia, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 January 1926, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrew Downard
Luella Huffman
Marriage: 7 July 1891
Rex Huffman Downard
Grayce Margaret Downard

Sources (25)

  • James Downard in household of E Downard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James A. Downard, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • James Andrew Downard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1891Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1872: Frontier, Nebraska, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 18

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Downer , with excrescent -d. Downard was re-etymologized as Downeherd and Downward, and perhaps also as Dunwood.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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