Anna Elizabeth Downey

17 March 1911–31 January 2002 (Age 90)
Washington Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States

The Life of Anna Elizabeth

When Anna Elizabeth Downey was born on 17 March 1911, in Washington Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States, her father, James Collistus Downey, was 35 and her mother, Lucy Loretta Carrico, was 25. She married James Edward Perse in 1927, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States for about 15 years and Alameda Election Precinct 1, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 31 January 2002, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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James Edward Perse
Anna Elizabeth Downey
Marriage: 1927
James Perse
Leslee Ann Perse

Spouse and Children

Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Collistus Downey


    Lucy Loretta Carrico




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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1932 · Zoo Idaho

Age 21

Zoo Idaho opened its doors at a local trailer park with just two animals on display. A few years later, C. Ben Ross appropriated funds for the purchase of land to create a park and a zoo. Today the zoo is home to 89 animals, all of which are native to the Intermountain West.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnadhaigh ‘descendant of Dúnadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘fortress-holder’ (from dún ‘fortress’, ‘fortified hill’).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Dhomhnaigh, or of Mac Giolla Dhomnaigh ( see Maloney ).3 Scottish: habitational name from the Scottish barony of Downie or Duny in the parish of Monikie in Angus (on Tayside), named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + the locative suffix -ach.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna L Dawney in household of James I Dawney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anne Perse in household of James E Perse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anne Perse in household of James E Perse, "United States Census, 1940"

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