Calvin Gray Downs

Male6 September 1888–1 October 1973

Brief Life History 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 lived in Danforth, Washington, Maine, United States in 1900. 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

Sources (15)

  • Calvin G Downs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Calvin Gray Downs, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Calvin G Downs, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1912Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    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 and Irish: variant of Downes .

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

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