Benjamin Henry Downing

Benjamin Henry Downing

Birth
Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Nov 1908 (aged 67)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Plot Block F, Lot 85, Grave 2
Memorial ID 6193005 · View Source
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B. H. Downing served with the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers during the entire Civil War. He and his unit were involved in the battles of Gettysburg and The Wilderness, among others. He was wounded at Spottsylvania, in the battle of The Wilderness, but returned to his unit after six weeks. He mustered out as First Lieutenant. After the war he was a home builder, and built the Victorian homes at Byers Station Historical District in Pennsylvania. In 1877 he removed to Kansas, where he served on the Wichita City Council, was Sedgwick county Undersheriff, and Election Commission Commissioner at the time of his death. He was an active member of the Garfield Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic, serving as Inspector General for the Department of Kansas. Died of congestive heart failure.



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  • Created by: Ray Downing
  • Added: 18 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6193005
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Henry Downing (17 Oct 1841–14 Nov 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6193005, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) .