Elsie May Downer

Female17 May 1877–7 September 1965

Brief Life History of Elsie May

When Elsie May Downer was born on 17 May 1877, in Centerbrook, Essex, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Penfield Downer, was 31 and her mother, Christina Scott Champion, was 24. She married Christopher Columbus Green on 29 December 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1900 and New London, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 September 1965, in Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Green
1877–1952
Elsie May Downer
1877–1965
Marriage: 29 December 1900
Elsie Christena Green
1901–1947
Roger Herbert Green
1903–1974
Ralph Calvin Green
1907–1997

Sources (6)

  • Elsie M Downer in household of Roger B Champion, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elsie May Downer Green, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elsie M Green in household of Christopher C Green, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1900
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 5

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 23

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English (Isle of Wight, Hampshire, and Sussex): topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or down, from Middle English douner, a derivative of Middle English doun (Old English dūn) ‘hill’ + -er. It is synonymous with atte Doune (see Down ) and is a type of formation especially common in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

    English: in the north-West Midlands perhaps a variant of Downward with shortening of the final syllable to -er, a habitational name probably from Downwood (Herefordshire) and perhaps also Dunwood (Staffordshire), with -wood re-etymologized as -ward and occasionally shortened to -ard. See also Downard .

    Irish (Tipperary): variant of Dooner 2.

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

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