Jesse James Downey

19 July 1889–4 August 1939 (Age 50)
Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States

The Life of Jesse James

When Jesse James Downey was born on 19 July 1889, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, his father, Andrew Johnson Downey, was 37 and his mother, Mary Eliza Knight, was 27. He married Jessie Bell Robison on 15 February 1926, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 4 August 1939, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 50.

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Jesse James Downey
Jessie Bell Robison
Marriage: 15 February 1926

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15 February 1926
Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 14

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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  • Jesse J Downey in household of Floyd C Sinclair, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jess Downey in household of Mary E Downey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jesse J Downey in household of Andrew J Downey, "United States Census, 1900"

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