Joseph B. Downing

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Joseph B. Downing

Birth
Lionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Jun 1917 (aged 73)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8024791 · View Source
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Son of Thomas Downing and Mary Lightfoot Downing. Joseph enlisted in the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was promoted through the ranks ultimately to Captain. Wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania, VA., May 10, 1864. After the war he was a bookkeeper for a the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, but shortly after was a bookkeeper for a Philadelphia Bank.
Married 1st to Harriet Magruder who died in 1908, remarried in 1909 to Susan S. Smith. No issue of either marriage.
Letters that Joseph wrote to his sister, Sarah Downing, during the war survive, and are in the archives of the Uwchlan Township, Chester county, Pennsylvania, Historical Society.


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  • Created by: Ray Downing
  • Added: 24 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8024791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph B. Downing (14 Nov 1843–6 Jun 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8024791, citing Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) .