Ellen Downey

17 July 1836–
New York, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Downey was born on 17 July 1836, in New York, United States, her father, Jabin Bosworth Downey, was 27 and her mother, Catharine Buchanan, was 27. She married Nelson E Nare on 6 November 1873, in Will, Illinois, United States. She lived in Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States in 1855 and Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Nelson E Nare
1845–1897
Ellen Downey
1836–
Marriage: 6 November 1873

Spouse and Children

    Nelson E Nare

    Male1845–1897Male

    Female1836–Female

MARRIAGE
6 November 1873
Will, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnadhaigh ‘descendant of Dúnadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘fortress-holder’ (from dún ‘fortress’, ‘fortified hill’).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Dhomhnaigh, or of Mac Giolla Dhomnaigh ( see Maloney ).3 Scottish: habitational name from the Scottish barony of Downie or Duny in the parish of Monikie in Angus (on Tayside), named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + the locative suffix -ach.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Downie in household of Jaben B Downie, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Downing in household of J B Downing, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen Downey in household of J B Downey, "New York State Census, 1855"

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