Mabel F. Pierson

10 June 1877–18 July 1953 (Age 76)
Sterling, Rice, Kansas, United States

The Life of Mabel F.

When Mabel F. Pierson was born on 10 June 1877, in Sterling, Rice, Kansas, United States, her father, James C Pierson, was 37 and her mother, Florence Virginia Chapline, was 31. She married Frank Robert Downing on 21 June 1905, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 18 July 1953, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Frank Robert Downing
Mabel F. Pierson
Marriage: 21 June 1905

Spouse and Children

    Frank Robert Downing



21 June 1905
Jackson, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James C Pierson


    Florence Virginia Chapline




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English (London): patronymic from the personal name Piers ( see Pierce ).2 North German: patronymic from the personal name Pier, a variant of Peer, reduced form of Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel F Downing, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel Downing in household of Frank Downing, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel Downing in household of Frank R Downing, "United States Census, 1910"

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