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Romelia J. "R.J." Downen
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1923
Gallatin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1945, At Sea

In addition to this memorial for R.J., there is another memorial for him at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. That too is a cenotaph as his body was buried at sea after the attack on the U.S.S. Franklin on March 19, 1945.

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 Parents:
  Timothy Carroll Downen (1888 - 1978)
  Lela Armstrong Downen (1891 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Kathryn M West Poshard (1925 - 2008)
 
 Sibling:
  Romelia J Downen (1922 - 1945)*
  Romelia J. Downen (1923 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: This is not a grave, this is a memorial to R.J. Downen who was lost in action aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin off the coast of Japan during WWII.
 
Burial:
Old Cottonwood Cemetery
Cottonwood
Gallatin County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48335641
Romelia J. R.J. Downen
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