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John Gately Downey
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- Robert David Miller
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
 

- Bunny
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
 

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
 

- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
 

- CrabTreeHotSprings
 Added: Feb. 18, 2013
 
Son of Denis Downey and Bridget Gately.
- Shock
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
 

- Republican
 Added: Jun. 24, 2012
 
John Gately Downey, was he seventh Governor of the state of California. John Downey was the first governor elected from southern California. He was the first foreign born governor of California, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, being the second. He was the first of only two Irish born governors of an American state. He was the youngest governor in California history. John Gately Downey was singularly responsible for taking California into the civil war on the side of the Union cause. Governor Downey was a central figure in the development of the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles basin. John Gately Downey June 24th 1827 - March 1st 1894 Born Castlesampson Town-land, Taughmaconnell Parish, (Athlone) South County Roscommon, Ireland
 Added: Mar. 12, 2012
 
Mr. Downey ..Founded Downey Ca..1873...One of the founders of U.S.C. First campus in Downey Ca,,He was the 1st pharmcist in the City Of Angles...Founder of the first City Of Angles Bank..Farmers and Merchants..He emigrated to America from Ireland age 14..at age 24 he became an American Citizen..He also was a rancer and Real Estate Deleoper along with Lt..Govenor,,Much more to be said about a great man.Dec 7,2010 Downey California will place a bust of John Gately Downey at their City Hall.
- Janet Stoddard
 Added: Dec. 1, 2010
 
Mr, John Gately Downey,,,Thanks for being the founder of Downey California..It was a beautiful city to grown up in and to receive my education. Thanks for Downey Ca...
- Janet Stoddard
 Added: Dec. 1, 2010
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 24, 2010
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 10, 2009
 

- tup tim
 Added: Mar. 1, 2009
 

- G.Photographer
 Added: Apr. 16, 2007
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Mar. 1, 2007
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Jun. 17, 2006
 

- MassGraver
 Added: Mar. 21, 2006
 
Rest Well
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Mar. 1, 2005
 

- Cath Kirby-White
 Added: Mar. 1, 2005
 
John G Downey, a man of remarkable vision and accomplishment. John G Downey was one of the most remarkable Irishmen ever to set foot on California soil. All Californians owe this great man a debt of gratitude.
 Added: Feb. 29, 2004
 
God's blessings to you as you celebrate your Angel Date in Heaven. May you rest in eternal peace.
- Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
 Added: Feb. 28, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Feb. 24, 2004
 

- quebecoise
 Added: Apr. 1, 2003
 

- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Sep. 28, 2002
 
All of G-d's children should have at least one flower.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 24, 2001
 
 

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