Elizabeth G. “Lizzie” <I>Brown</I> Downes

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Elizabeth G. “Lizzie” Brown Downes

  • Birth 26 Nov 1849 Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 1914 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 50292850

Daughter of Col. James Fernando Brown b. Kentucky, and Nancy Jane Stephenson Brown.
Lizzie was born 26 Nov 1851 in Austin's Colony.
She married Col James Elbert Downes.
They had three sons;
1. James Fernando b. 1871
2. William b. 1872 (became a doctor in New York)
3. Edward Elbert "Eddie" b. 1875

Col. James built the spectacular house at 207 N. 7th, Crockett, which has been accorded a Texas historical Medallion and is now listed in the national register as an outstanding example of Eastlake Victorian architecture.

The couple were social leaders and entertained often and lavishly after their house was built in 1893.

Third child Eddie, born in 1875, was a first lieutenant during the Spanish American war fell in battle in South Samoa, Philipine Islands, June 23, 1901.

His death was a severe blow to his parents. Mrs Downes was inconsolable. Col. Downes moved his family to Dallas and sold his home.

"Miss Lizzie" died in Dallas Feb 12, 1914; Col. Downes, Jan 25, 1917, both are buried in Glenwood Cemetery.

Houston County History
by; Beatrice B. DeSha

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  • Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
  • Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
  • Added: 27 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50292850
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth G. “Lizzie” Brown Downes (26 Nov 1849–12 Feb 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50292850, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paul Gunnels (contributor 47394940) .