George Newton Downing

3 August 1882–1964 (Age 81)
Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Newton

When George Newton Downing was born on 3 August 1882, in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Nathan Peleg Downing, was 32 and his mother, Jennie Vivia Newton, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Grace L. Rowe. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mentor Township, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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George Newton Downing
Grace L. Rowe
Edna G Downing
Hazel Downing
Grant Nathan Downing
Hazel V Downing
Elvira Downing
Cecil George Downing
Elizabeth Downing

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    Edna G Downing



    Hazel Downing


    Hazel V Downing


    Elvira Downing


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

Age 5

In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ( see Dineen ).2 English: patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2.

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

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  • George N Downing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George N Downing, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George N Downing, "United States Census, 1910"

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