Edna Belle Downing

5 March 1892–7 May 1979 (Age 87)
Forest, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Edna Belle

When Edna Belle Downing was born on 5 March 1892, in Forest, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, George Washington Downing, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Jane Crouch, was 39. She married Albert Stevens on 10 February 1912, in Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Sheldon, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years and Wisconsin, United States in 1979. She died on 7 May 1979, in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint Marys Ridge Catholic Cemetery, Cashton, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States.

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Thomas B Sullivan
Edna Belle Downing
Marriage: 7 May 1913
Annie Sullivan
Mabel Caroline Sullivan
Thomas Clayton SULLIVAN
Gerald Dean SULLIVAN

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    7 May 1913Norwalk, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment
    Age 15
    The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Cork and Kerry): sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen ).English: from the Middle English personal name Dun(n)ing, Douning (Old English Dunning, a derivative of Old English Dunna (see Dunn ).English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on the hill, an -ing derivative of Middle English doun ‘hill’, equivalent to Downer . This formation is characteristic of Devon (compare Brooking ).

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Edna Downing in household of Asa H De Witt, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Edna Bell Downing, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Edna Sullivan in entry for Thomas Sullivan, Jr, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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