Samuel Crabtree Downen

Male23 January 1849–3 December 1917

Brief Life History of Samuel Crabtree

When Samuel Crabtree Downen was born on 23 January 1849, in Posey, Indiana, United States, his father, Job Downen Jr., was 40 and his mother, Margaret Outlaw, was 27. He married Martha Jane South on 24 December 1874, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Penn Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 3 December 1917, in Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Asotin Cemetery, Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Crabtree Downen
Martha Jane South
Marriage: 24 December 1874
Frederick Eugene Downen
Gertrude Downen
Leonard Downen
Edward Rezin Downen
Captain Chester Paul Downen

Sources (19)

  • Samuel Downey in household of Margaret Downey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Downen, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Samuel Downen in household of Job Downen, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1874Sullivan, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 2

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 7

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 18

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place such as Downend in Gloucestershire, which is named from Old English dūn ‘down’, ‘low hill’ + ende ‘end’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

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