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John S. Downs & Eleanor B. Snider

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Family Group Report

Husband

John Stephens Downs

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 20 Sep 1843 Hellen Run, Marion, West Virginia  (birth-date/place from death-cert)
Marriage 4 Apr 1867 Marion, West Virginia  [ marriage-register page 34, line 30 ]
Death 8 Jan 1931 Farmington, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial  I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmington, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father Emory Downs  (1813-1901)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Mother Emely Rex  (1817-1884)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Arteriosclerosis / Apoplexy  (age 87y-3m-19d)
Wife

Eleanor Barsheba Snider

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 6 Jan 1850 Monongalia, West Virginia  (birth-date/place from death-cert)
Death 1931 Farmington, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial  I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmington, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father  Elisha M. Snider
her Mother  Ellen Thorn
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Arthritis Deformans  (age 81y-9m-4d)
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State [Source] Spouse
1 F Emily Bird Downs b 8 Jan 1869* Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 66, line 91 ] [ sp. d.c 1866-1932 ]
m 9 Jan 1890 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 470 ] Bartlett J. Toothman
d 26 Sep 1953 Fairmont, Marion, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Woodlawn Cem.
2 F ??? Downs b 1870 (female on 1870 census, age 5/12)  
d   (not on the 1880 census)  
3 M Emory N. Downs b 1 Dec 1871 Marion, WV  [birth-register, page 85, line 73] (sp. 1873-1967)
m 17 Jun 1895 Marion, WV [ marriage-license page 54 ] Georgia L. Morgan
d 8 Jan 1968 Polk, Florida bur: Woodlawn Cem.
4 M Joseph M. Downs b 20 Apr 1874 WV  (birth-date/state from death-cert) (sp. 1883-1965)
m 19 Mar 1900 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 91 ] Jessie Pearl Taggart
d 8 Jun 1963 Marion, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: IOOF Cem., Farmington
5 M George French Downs b 2 Jul 1877 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 147, line 96 ] (sp. 1887-1963)
m     Anna Pearl Brookbank
d 21 May 1966 Washington, Oklahoma   bur: Memorial Park Cem.
6 M Thurmon J. Downs b 26 Jul 1881 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 192, line 99 ] (sp. 1885-1965)
m 9 Apr 1908 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 152 ] Stella Dee Dragoo
d Jan 1981 (death-mo/hr from ssdi) bur: IOOF Cem. Farmington
7 F Lillie Hazel Downs b Oct 1886 (birth month/year from 1900 census)  
d 1979   bur: IOOF Cem. Farmington
Notes about Children:
1) Emily Bird Downs - birth-date difference: On birth-register 8 Jan 1869; on death-cert 11 Sep 1868

Census Analysis

Head of Household:  John Stephens Downs Spouse:  Eleanor B. Snider
Date / Place of Birth:  1843 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Birth:  1850 / Monongalia, WV
Date / Place of Death:  1931 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Death:  1931 / Marion, WV
Marriage Date / Place:  1867 / Marion, WV
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Marion Twp Lincoln Township Pg# no. 23
Name Age BP Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, John S. 26 Va Farmer; Real-Estate $600 / Personal-Estate $195
", Eleanor 20 Va Keeping house
", Emily B. 1 WV at home
", not named (female) 5/12 WV at home
Lines 26-29; Enum-Dwelling #166; Enum-Family #171
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:89; Lincoln District Pg# no. 1
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, Jno. S. (father) 36 Va Va-Va; married; Farmer
", Elloner B. (mother) 30 Va Va-Va; married; Keeping house
", Emily B. (dau) 11 WV Va-Va; at home; attended school during the year
", Emory N. (son) 8 WV Va-Va; attended school during the year
", Joe M. (son) 6 WV Va-Va; attended school during the year
", Geo. F. (son) 3 WV Va-Va
Lines 26-31; Enum-Dwelling #7; Enum-Family #7
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:57; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 14B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, John S. (head) 56 WV WV-WV; born Sept 1843; married-33-years; Farmer
", Eleanor B. (wife) 50 WV WV-WV; born Dec 1849; married 33-years; 7-children-born / 6-children-living
", Thearmon J. (son) 18 WV WV-WV; born Sept 1881; Day Laborer; attended sch 5 months during the year
", Lille H. (dau) 13 WV WV-WV; born Oct 1886; attended school 5 months during the year
Lines 62-65; Enum-Dwelling #273; Enum-Family #273; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #190
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:66; Farmington, Lincoln Mag. District Pg# Sheet 18A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downans, John S. (head) 66 WV WV-WV; married-43-years; Farmer, Farm work; O.A.
", Ellenner B. (wife) 60 WV WV-WV; married-43-years; 7-children-born / 6-children-living
", Lillie H. (dau) 21 WV WV-WV; single
Lines 6-8; Enum-Dwelling #244; Enum-Family #244; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:32; Farmington, Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 37A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, John S. (head) 76 WV WV-WV; married
", Eleanor B. (wife) 69 WV Pa-WV; married
", Lillie H. (dau) 30 WV WV-WV; single
Lines 38-40; Enum-Dwelling #98; Enum-Family #101; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:19; Farmington Town; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 8B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, John S. (head) 85 WV WV-WV; married-at-age-23
",. Elenor D. (wife) 79 WV WV-WV; married-at-age-17
", Lillie (dau) 35 WV WV-WV; single
Lines 93-95; Enum-Dwelling #181; Enum-Family #188; Owns-home, $3,000.

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