Clarinda Ellen Downing

30 August 1867–10 May 1951 (Age 83)
Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clarinda Ellen

When Clarinda Ellen Downing was born on 30 August 1867, in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States, her father, James Harvey Downing, was 35 and her mother, Mary Frances Lancaster, was 32. She married Charles Chad Lonsdale on 12 June 1892, in Dale City, Guthrie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Madison Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Jackson Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. She died on 10 May 1951, in Dale City, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Morrisburgh, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Chad Lonsdale
Clarinda Ellen Downing
Marriage: 12 June 1892
Fred Downing Lonsdale
Gladys H. Lonsdale

Spouse and Children

12 June 1892
Dale City, Guthrie, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Harvey Downing


    Mary Frances Lancaster




    Noah H Downing



    Harriet Downing


    Dorie Susan Downing


    Lily May Downing


World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara E Lonsdale in household of Fred D Lonsdale, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Lonsdale in household of Fred Lonsdale, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Lonsdale in household of Chas Lonsdale, "United States Census, 1900"

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