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Jess Elmer DOWNEY

Male 1889 - 1980  (90 years)


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  • Name Jess Elmer DOWNEY 
    Born 25 Dec 1889  Sarcoxie, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security No. 487-03-8653 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Jess Elmer "Doc" DOWNEY 
    Died Feb 1980  Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) A household headed by Jess E. DOWNEY is listed in the 1920 census of Marion Township, Carthage, Jasper County, MO.

      Jess E. is listed in the 1920 census as a traveling salesman who was then 31 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1889. According to the 1920 census, he was born in MO, and both of his parents were also born in MO.

      Listed with Jess E. is his wife, Margaret, who then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1894. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IA, and both of her parents were also born in IA.

      Also listed with Jess E. is his son, James F., who then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1911. According to the 1920 census, he was born in OK, his father was born in MO, and his mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jess E. is his daughter, Velma, who then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1914. According to the 1920 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in MO, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jess E. is his daughter, Cora L., who then 4-9/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1916. According to the 1920 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in MO, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jess E. is his son, Herold L., who then 1-9/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1918. According to the 1920 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in MO, and his mother was born in IA.

      (2) A household headed by Jesse E. DOWNEY is listed in the 1930 census of District 43, Carthage, Jasper County, MO.

      Jesse E. is listed in the 1930 census as an automobile salesman who was then 41 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1889. According to the 1930 census, he was born in MO, and both of his parents were also born in MO.

      Listed with Jesse E. is his wife, Margaret, who then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1894. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IA, and her mother was born in IL.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, James F., who then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1911. According to the 1930 census, he was born in OK, his father was born in MO, and his mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his daughter, Velma E., who then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1914. According to the 1930 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in MO, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his daughter, Lorine C., who then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1916. According to the 1930 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in MO, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, Harold L., who then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1918. According to the 1930 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in MO, and his mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, J. E., Jr., who then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1921. According to the 1930 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in MO, and his mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, L. J., who then 3-3/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1926. According to the 1930 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in MO, and his mother was born in IA.

      (3) A household headed by Jesse E. DOWNEY is listed in the 1940 census of Ward 4, Carthage, Jasper County, MO. The official enumeration date of this household is April 1, 1940; the actual enumeration date of this household is April 26, 1940. [However, a note in the margin of the census schedule indicates that some of the households listed on the schedule were enumerated on April 27, 1940.]

      Jesse E.'s household is located at 1036 James.

      Jesse E. is listed in the 1940 census as an auto salesman who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1890. According to the 1940 census, he was born in MO. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Listed with Jesse E. is his wife, Margaret J., a laundress who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1894. According to the 1940 census, she was born in IA. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, Harold L., a shoe finisher who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1918. According to the 1940 census, he was born in MO. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, J. E., who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1921. According to the 1940 census, he was born in MO. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, L. J., who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1927. According to the 1940 census, he was born in MO. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his son, Donald A., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1933. According to the 1940 census, he was born in MO. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Also listed with Jesse E. is his daughter, "Phyllia" J., who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1935. [The compiler believes that "Phyllia's" first name was really Phyllis.] According to the 1940 census, she was born in MO. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      (4) Obituary from unknown newspaper [probably a Carthage, MO newspaper], date unknown:

      JESSE E. DOWNEY

      Jesse E. Downey, 91, 1036 James St., died at 2:40 P.M. Wednesday at McCune-Brooks Hospital where he was admitted about a week ago. He had been ill for several years.

      Born Dec. 25, 1889, at Sarcoxie, he lived in Hillsdale, OK until moving to Carthage 67 years ago. He was married to Margaret Frost, who survives.

      A barber, Mr. Downey operated a barber shop for many years where Moyne Norris Studio is now located. He was a member of First Christian Church.

      Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are four sons, Harold J. Downey, R.R. #4; J. E. Downey Jr., R.R. #6; L. J. Downey, 1133 S. Main St. and Donald A. Downey, Rogers, Ark. Three daughters, Mrs. Velma Marietta, Anaheim, CA, Mrs. Lorene Clinton, Morgan Heights, and Mrs. Phyllis J. Hamilton, 1028 Sophia St., Carthage, MO., 11 grandchildren, 16 great children, and one great-great grandchild.

      A son James Francis Downey preceded him in death July 21, 1979.

      Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Friday at Ulmer Funeral Home. Bob Lyttle and Ed White will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery under direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

      (5) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Jess Downey
      SSN: 487-03-8653
      Last Residence: 64836 Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States of America
      Born: 25 Dec 1889
      Last Benefit: 64836 Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States of America
      Died: Feb 1980
      State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)
    Person ID I1656  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Francis Wesley DOWNEY,   b. 18 Feb 1863, Lawrence County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1942  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret A. BARNES,   b. 19 Oct 1864, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1932  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1878 
    Family ID F3863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Jane FROST,   b. 25 Dec 1893, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1986, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1909  Hillsdale, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. L. J. DOWNEY,   b. 16 Aug 1926, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 2012, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     2. J. E. DOWNEY, Jr.,   b. 31 Mar 1921, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2011, McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     3. Living
     4. Donald Albert DOWNEY,   b. 27 Apr 1932, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 2009, Rogers, Benton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     5. Velma Evelyn DOWNEY,   b. 3 Jan 1914, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 2001, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     6. James Francis DOWNEY,   b. 30 Dec 1911, Hillsdale, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1979, Anaheim, Orange County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     7. Harold Leroy DOWNEY,   b. 19 Mar 1918, Stotts City, Lawrence County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1999, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     8. Cora Lorine DOWNEY,   b. 5 Mar 1916, Stotts City, Lawrence County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2001, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F1431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Oklahoma CountyMarriages, 1891-1959: Name: Jesse E Downey Titles & Terms: Event: Marriage Event Date: 26 Dec 1909 Event Place: Garfield, Oklahoma Age: 21 Race: Birth Date: Estimated Birth Year: 1888 Marriage License or Bond Date: Place of Marriage License or Bond: Garfield, Oklahoma Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Spouse: Margaret J Frost Spouse's Titles & Terms: Miss Spouse's Age: 15 Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1894 Spouse's Father: J R Frost Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number: Film Number: 1398698 Digital Folder Number: 4532285 Image Number: 00172.