Thomas Ellsworth Downing

Thomas Ellsworth Downing

Birth
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Dec 1918 (aged 50)
Medford, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6194654 · View Source
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Son of John B. and Mary C. Downing. Thomas moved to Kansas in 1877 with his parents at age nine, and helped on the family farm near Wichita. In 1891 he married Rosa Belle Stephenson, and they made "the run" on the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma in 1893, homesteading 160 acres near Medford. Thomas died of influenza during the great influenza epidemic of 1918.
Thomas and Rosa had eight children. Numerous descendants are in Oklahoma and Kansas today.



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  • Created by: Ray Downing
  • Added: 19 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6194654
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Ellsworth Downing (17 Nov 1868–19 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6194654, citing Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) .