Mary Frances DOWNES

22 January 1921–7 October 2004 (Age 83)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances DOWNES was born on 22 January 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Aloysius Downes, was 27 and her mother, Mrs. Catherine Veronica Stephens SINNOTT McBrerty Downes, was 31. She married Joseph Christian Deissler on 23 October 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 7 October 2004, in North Wales, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Christian Deissler
Mary Frances DOWNES
Marriage: 23 October 1943
Catherine Elizabeth DEISSLER

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1943Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights
    Age 2
    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 23
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English (Shropshire and Staffordshire): variant of Down with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.Irish (counties Clare and Limerick): shortened Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Dubháin (see Doane ).

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Mary Downes in household of John P Stephens, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Downs, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"
    • Mary F Downs in household of John P Stephens, "United States Census, 1930"

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