Edna Belle Downing

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

The Life 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. 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 St. Mary's, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas B Sullivan
1876–1949
Edna Belle Downing
1892–1979
Marriage: 7 May 1913
Annie Sullivan
1913–1913
Hilda Jane SULLIVAN
1914–1956
Mabel Caroline SULLIVAN
1917–1999
Thomas Clayton SULLIVAN
1921–2000
Gerald Dean SULLIVAN
1928–2010

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 May 1913
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Downing

    Male1842–1906Male

    Female1852–1893Female

siblings

(15)

    Francis Downing

    Male1868–1923Male

    Nelle Addie Downing

    Female1870–1919Female

    Fred Harrison DOWNING

    Male1872–1901Male

    Mary Melissa Downing

    Female1874–1877Female

    Downing

    Male1876–1877Male

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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

1 Irish: sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ( see Dineen ).2 English: patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Downing in household of Asa H De Witt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna B Sullivan in household of Thomas Sullivan Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Dawning in household of Geo W Dawning, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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