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Mrs Turza Alvira Truex Downen
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1861
Monroe County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1924
White County
Illinois, USA

Enfield Lady Taken by Death March 30th, "The White County Democrat" Carmi, Ill. (April 10, 1924)
Tirsa Alvira, daughter of Rebecca and William E. Truax was born in Monroe county, Ohio, Nov. 12, 1861; departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Childers, near Enfield, Ill., March 30, 1924. She was the youngest of eleven children. She was married April 22, 1879 to George R. Downen of Gallatin co., Ill. To this union was born 11 children, 5 having preceded her in death. Those surviving are Mrs. Frank Childers, Mrs. Joe Mobley, Riley of Iowa, Elias, Mrs. Elza Wilson, and Mrs. Sylvester Weasel. She was a member of the First Christian Church, being baptized by her own father about 50 years ago in White county, Ill. She has been a true and faithful Christian ever since. She was a kind and loving mother, and a devoted wife, and her friends can be numbered by her acquaintances. She leaves to mourn a husband, 3 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Evans and Nancy Parkhurst, of Hamilton co., Ill., and Susan M. Devaul of Monroe co, Ohio, 6 children, 18 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. Short funeral services were held at the Childers home April 1st, conducted by Eld. E.C. Kello of Carmi. Interment at Plainview, Tuesday, April 2nd.
Family links: 
  William Truex (1820 - 1896)
  Rebecca Yost Truex (1822 - 1897)
  George Riley Downen (1855 - 1945)*
  Serena Mae Downen Childers (1880 - 1945)*
  Susan Maria Downen Mobley (1884 - 1964)*
  Harold J Downen (1891 - 1917)*
  Elias William Downen (1893 - 1989)*
  Turza Alvara Downen Black (1895 - 1978)*
  Julianna Truex English (1838 - 1883)*
  Mary Elizabeth Truex Leathers (1843 - 1914)*
  Charlotte E. Truex Brock (1845 - 1905)*
  Piety Truax Parkhurst (1846 - 1918)*
  Lucinda McGhee (1851 - 1920)*
  Susan M. Truex DeVaul (1855 - 1936)*
  Barbara Ellen. Truex Evans (1857 - 1937)*
  Elias B Truex (1860 - 1892)*
  Turza Alvira Truex Downen (1861 - 1924)
*Calculated relationship
Plain View Cemetery
White County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Jan 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46856047
Mrs Turza Alvira <i>Truex</i> Downen
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