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DOWNING, George Washington*
(1820-1872)
SMITH, Susan Ann*
(1825-1904)
SMITH, Daniel L.*
(1810-1881)
COWAN, Martha J.*
(1817-1899)
DOWNING, William Henry*
(1847-1927)
SMITH, Sophia Cowan*
(1851-1934)
DOWNING, Empire Mortimer
(1872-1960)

 

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CROCKETT, Myrta Edna

DOWNING, Empire Mortimer 3076

  • Born: 31 Dec 1872, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 630,1657,3076,3077
  • Marriage: CROCKETT, Myrta Edna on 6 Sep 1899 557
  • Died: 6 Jun 1960, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3077
  • Buried: 7 Jun 1960, Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3077
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



1. Census, 15 Jun 1880, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 630
1) Downing, Henry W., age 33, married, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
2) Downing, Sophia, age 28, wife, married, keeping house, born NC, parents born NC
3) Downing, Empie, age 8, son, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
4) Downing, Matena, age 7, daughter, born NC, parents born NC
5) Downing, Lella, age 6, daughter, born NC, parents born NC
6) Downing, Danill L., age 3, son, born NC, parents born NC
7) Downing, Susan G., age 1, daughter, born NC, parents born NC.

2. Education, Cir 1897. 607 Attended a private school in Sampson County, NC, then attended Vanderbilt University, where he met Myrta. [so must have been at Vanderbilt around 1897]

3. Occupation: Grocer, 1900.



4. Census, 19 Jun 1900, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3078
1) Downing, Empy, head of household, rents his home on Russell Street, born Dec 1872, age 27, married, married for 8 months, born NC, parents born NC, grocer
2) Downing, Myrta, wife, born Oct 1881, age 19, married, married for 8 months, born TN, parents born TN.

5. Property, 1905, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to E M Downing, 25 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 129, page 112)

6. Occupation: Farmer, 1910 to 1920. 645,1656



7. Census, 19 Apr 1910, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 645
1) Downing, Empie M., head of household, owns his farm free, age 37, married for 1st time for 10 years, born NC, parents born NC, farmer
2) Downing, Myrta E., wife, age 28, married for 1st time for 10 years, 2 children, 2 living, born TN, parents born TN
3) Downing, Empie E., son, age 3, born NC
4) Downing, Henry F., age 8/12, born NC.

8. Property, 1911, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. E M and Myrta Downing to [father] W H Downing, 25 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 159, page 262)

9. Property, 1911, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to E M Downing, 30 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 161, page 593)

10. Property, 1916, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to E M Downing, 14.5 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 188, page 252)



11. Appearance in Document: WW1 Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3076 Name: Empire Mortimer Downing; Residence R#2, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC; ; Birth Date: 31 Dec 1872; Farming; Nearest relative is Mrs. Myrta E. Downing. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark hair. Signature E. M. Downing.



12. Census, 10 Jan 1920, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1656
1) Downing, Empie, head of household, owns his farm, age 47, married, born NC, parents born NC, farmer on general farm
2) Downing, Myrta, wife, age 39, married, born TN, parents born NC
3) Downing, Earl, son, age 13, attends school, born NC
4) Downing, Hubert, son, age 5, not in school, born NC
5) Downing, Howard, son, age 3, born NC.

13. Appearance in Document, 25 Mar 1922, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of W H Downing mentions son E M Downing ($4461). Executor is E M Downing. (Cumberland Co Will Book J, p359)

14. Property, 1923, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to E M Downing, 2 ta, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 284, page 79)

15. Property, 1923, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Gift from [father] W H Downing to E M Downing, 2 Ts, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 298, page 639)

16. Property, 1928, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Mortgage from E M and Myrta Downing to Southern Tr Co, Trustee, 239.9 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co Deed book 347, p200)



17. Census, 7 Apr 1930, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1657
1) Downing, Empie, head of household, owns his farm on Downing Road, $15000 home value, age 57, married, first married at 27, born NC, parents born NC, farm manager, not a veteran
2) Downing, Myrta, wife, age 48, married, first married at 18, born NC, parents born NC, tax lister
3) Downing, Hubert, son, age 16, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
4) Downing, Howard, son, age 14, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Pittard, Frances, boarder, female, age 27, single, born NC, parents born NC, public school teacher.

18. Appearance in Document, 6 Jan 1932, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Mrs Sophia Downing mentions son E M Downing. E M Downing is executor. (Cumberland Co Will Book K, p59)

19. Appearance in Document, 1933, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. W H Downing estate (E M Downing exec) to Williams, 50 acres, Eastover. (Cumberland Co deed book 376, page 532)

20. Residence: 326 Hawley Lane, 1940 to 1953, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1654,3079



21. Census, 5 Apr 1940, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1654
1) Downing, Hubert S., head of household, owns his home at 326 Hawley Lane, valued $2000, age 25, married, completed 4 years of high school, born NC, lived in same place in 1935, worked 40 hours as mail carrier for U.S. Government, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1200
2) Downing, Sarah, wife, age 19, married, completed 4 years of high school, born SC, lived in same place in 1935, engaged in home housework, housewife
3) Downing, Howard, brother, agre 23, married, completed 2 years of high school, born NC, lived in same place in 1935, works as vehicle man for Railway Express, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1200
4) Downing, Empie M., father, age 68, married, completed 2 years of college, born NC, lived in same place in 1935, worked 40 hours as farm supt on own accord, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $300
5) Downing, Myrta C., mother, age 56, married, completed 4 years of college, born TN, lived in same place in 1935, worked 40 hours as book keeper for wholesale farm impl., worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $500
6) Downing, Izeta, sister-in-law, age 22, married, completed 4 years of high school, born NC, lived in rural NC in 1935, worked 40 hours as beauty operator in beauty shop, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $600.



22. Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 12 Jul 1960, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3077 Empie Mortimer Downing, born 12-31-1872 in Cumberland Co, NC, son of William Henry Downing and Sophia Smith, resident of 326 Hawley Lane, Fayetteville, married to Myrta Crockett Downing, retired farmer, died 6-6-1960 at Highsmith Memorial Hospital, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC, informant Hubert Downing of Fayetteville, buried 6-7-1960 at Cross Creek Cemetery.

23. Property, 1928, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Mortgage from E M and Myrta Downing to Southern Tr Co, Trustee, 239.9 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co Deed book 347, p200)


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Empire married Myrta Edna CROCKETT, daughter of Franklin S. CROCKETT and Willie YARBOROUGH, on 6 Sep 1899.557 (Myrta Edna CROCKETT was born on 20 Oct 1881 in Tennessee, United States,150,1657,3080 died on 9 Oct 1964 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 150 and was buried in Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.)




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