Rebecca L. Dove

Brief Life History of Rebecca L.

When Rebecca L. Dove was born on 25 October 1902, in Maryland, United States, her father, Zadoc Dove, was 33 and her mother, Mamie Estella Humm, was 29. She married John Dent Downing about 1923. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1935 and Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1940. She died on 21 January 1985, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Marriottsville, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

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John Dent Downing
Rebecca L. Dove
Marriage: about 1923
Jane D Downing

Sources (6)

  • Rebecca Downing in household of John D Downing, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rebecca Dove Downing, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rebecca Dove in entry for John D Downing, Jr, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1912: Pinellas, Florida, United States


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: from an Old English female personal name Dūfe, from Old English dūfe ‘dove’, occasionally perhaps from Old Norse dúfa ‘dove’, used also as a byname. The name might also have been applied as a nickname for a mild and gentle person or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves.

Scottish: variant of Duff .

North German and Dutch: nickname for a deaf or dull man, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch dōf, do(o)ve.

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

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