George T. Downs

Male9 March 1855–4 April 1944

Brief Life History of George T.

When George T. Downs was born on 9 March 1855, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Downs, was 33 and his mother, Maria L Leak, was 32. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 4 April 1944, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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George T. Downs
Elvira May Edgerton

Sources (9)

  • George F Downs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George T. Downs, "BillionGraves Index"
  • George Downs in household of William Downs, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 13

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Downes .

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

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