Calvin Gray Downs

6 September 1888–1 October 1973 (Age 85)
Forest Township, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Calvin Gray

When Calvin Gray Downs was born on 6 September 1888, in Forest Township, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Frederick Willis Downs, was 29 and his mother, Effie Etta Brannen, was 30. He married Georgia Alwilda Robertson on 3 July 1912, in Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States. He died on 1 October 1973, in Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Calvin Gray Downs
Georgia Alwilda Robertson
Marriage: 3 July 1912

Spouse and Children

3 July 1912
Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Willis Downs





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 10

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2. 2. variant (plural) of Down .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Calvin G Downs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Calvin G Downs in household of Daniel Floyd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Calum G Damms in household of Fred W Damms, "United States Census, 1920"

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