Horace Edgar Downum

4 February 1900–4 December 1978 (Age 78)
Moore, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Horace Edgar

When Horace Edgar Downum was born on 4 February 1900, in Moore, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Webster Downum, was 26 and his mother, Irma Myrtle Bicknell, was 20. He married Catherine Adams on 1 January 1922, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 December 1978, in Brandon, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 78.

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Horace Edgar Downum
Catherine Adams
Marriage: 1 January 1922

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1 January 1922
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Downham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Horace ? Donnum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • H E Downum, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • H E Downum, "United States Census, 1940"

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