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 Johnie Magnolia <I>Downer</I> Reid

Johnie Magnolia Downer Reid

Greenbrier, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
Death 7 Jun 1958 (aged 80)
San Juan, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Burial McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 30582594 · View Source
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Johnie Magnolia was born to William Alexander Downer and Eliza Brown Guthrie Downer.

She had four brothers:
Hardie Warren,
Arosmus Bruce, and
Joseph Max, and Thomas Burton.

and two sisters:
Mattie W Downer - 1886 -
Dossie B Downer - 1898 - 1898

She married James Evans Berry and they had 8 children:

Ruby E. Berry b. 1899, d. 1994
Hardie Warren Berry b. 1901 d.
Jessie Mae Berry 1903, d.
Eugene Brown Berry b. 1905, d. 1972
Maxie W. Berry b. 1907 , d. 1930
Gradie Lou Berry b. 1909, d. 1992 (She later changed her name to Bobbie).
James Douglas Berry b. 1912, d. 1993
Johnie Allene Berry b. 1915, d. 2004

The youngest child is my grandmother, Johnie Allene Berry Cox. James passed away when my grandmother was about 9 months old. He died of typhoid fever. Johnie M. then married her second husband, J. B. Reid. They had one daughter:

Katie Daffin Reed, B. 1921, d. 1987.

Johnie Magnolia was my great-grandmother. The first picture is of her as a girl. The second picture is her wedding photo of Johnie and James Berry. The third picture is of Johnie, James, and their oldest daughter. The picture under her grave marker is of Johnie and her second husband, J.B. Reid.

Johnie died of breast cancer.

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  • Created by: Caren Kellogg
  • Added: 14 Oct 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnie Magnolia Downer Reid (6 Apr 1878–7 Jun 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30582594, citing Valley Memorial Gardens, McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Caren Kellogg (contributor 47056555) .