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

Spouse and Children

7 May 1913


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Downing





    Francis Downing


    Nelle Addie Downing


    Fred Harrison DOWNING


    Mary Melissa Downing




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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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