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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, Lella*
(1876-1955)

 

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Spouses/Children:
HAYWOOD, William Oscar*

DOWNING, Lella* 601,630,3096

  • Born: 1 Jan 1876, Alligator Swamp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,601,797,799,800,3095,3096,3098
  • Marriage: HAYWOOD, William Oscar* on 19 Dec 1900 in Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 799,3092
  • Died: 24 Jul 1955, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,3098
  • Buried: 26 Jul 1955, Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3098

bullet   Cause of her death was Heart Attack (myocardial infarction).3098

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bullet  Death Notes:

Died at home at 2721 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1874, North Carolina, United States. 630

2. Alt. Birth, 1 Jan 1876, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 3098



3. 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.



4. Census, 18 Jun 1900, Geddies Gin Precinct, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 601
1) Downing, William H., head of household, age 53, married for 28 years, born NC, parents born NC, farmer, owns his farm free
2) Downing, Sophia, wife, age 48, married for 28 years, 10 children, 9 living, born NC, parents born NC
3) Downing, Tera, daughter, age 25, single, born NC, parents born NC
4) Downing, Lella, daughter, age 24, single, born NC, parents born NC
5) Downing, Daniel L., son, age 23, single, born NC, parents born NC, at college 10 months
6) Downing, Susan G., daughter, age 21, single, born NC, parents born NC, at school 10 months
7) Downing, Cleta, daughter, age 16, born NC, parents born NC, at school 9 months
8) Downing, Ethel, daughter, age 12, born NC, parents born NC, at school 9 months
9) Downing, Latta, son, age 12, born NC, parents born NC, at school 9 months
10) Downing, Burline, daughter, age 7, born NC, parents born NC, at school 2 months.

5. Property, 1904, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. W O and Lella Haywood to G M Willis, 70 acres, Cape Fear River. (Cumberland Co Deed book 123, page 175)

6. Property, 1906, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. W H Downing to Lella Haywood, 28 acres, Clinton Road. (Cumberland Co Deed book 138, page 80)



7. Census, 19 Apr 1910, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 799
1) Haywood, Oscar, head of household, age 33, married for 1st time for 9 years, born NC, parents born NC, manager at livery stable, rents his home at 324 Raeford Lane
2) Haywood, Lella, wife, age 34, married for 1st time for 9 years, 4 children, 4 living, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Haywood, Gladys, daughter, age 7, born NC, parents born NC, attending school
4) Haywood, Hilton, daughter, age 5, born NC, parents born NC, not attending school
5) Haywood, Aline, daughter, age 4, born NC, parents born NC
6) Haywood, Houston, son, age 1, born NC, parents born NC.

8. Property, 1911, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to Lella Haywood, lot on Cool Spring St. (Cumberland Co Deed book 164, page 280)

9. Property, 1913, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. W O and Lella Haywood to James A Barnes, lot on Cool Springs St. (Cumberland Co Deed book 173, page 30)

10. Property, 1914, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to Lella Haywood, 25 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co Deed book 178, page 492)



11. Census, 3 Jan 1920, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 800
1) Haywood, W. O., head of household, rents his home at 448 Russell St., age 42, married, born NC, parents born NC, clerk at grocery store
2) Haywood, Lella, wife, age 43, married, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Haywood, Gladys, daughter, age 17, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
4) Haywood, Hilton, daughter, age 15, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Haywood, Aline, daughter, age 13, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
6) Haywood, Houston, son, age 11, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
7) Haywood, Harold, son, age 8, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
8) Haywood, Ethel, daughter, age 6, not attending school, born NC, parents born NC.

12. Appearance in Document, 25 Mar 1922, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of W H Downing mentions dau Mrs Lella Haywood ($2455). (Cumberland Co Will Book J, p359)

13. Property, 1923, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to Lella Haywood, 2 Ts, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co Deed book 298, page 637)

14. Property, 1926, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. W O and Lella Haywood to Carter, .6 acres, Cedar Creek. (Cumberland Co Deed book 330, page 273)

15. Property, 1928, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Cancelled deed of trust from W O Haywood and Lella Haywood to W C Downing, trustee, T, Flea Hill (Cumberland Co Deed book 344, p302)



16. Census, 10 Apr 1930, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3095
1) Haywood, W. Oscar, head of household, owns his farm on Old Clinton Road, $7000 home value, age 53, married, first married at 34, born NC, parents born NC, farm manager, not a veteran
2) Haywood, Lella, wife, age 54, married, first married at 35, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Haywood, Harold, son, age 18, attends school, born NC, parents born NC, grocery clerk
4) Haywood, Ethel, daughter, age 16, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Haywood, Harlan, son, age 10, attends school, born NC, parents born NC.

17. Appearance in Document, 6 Jan 1932, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Mrs Sophia Downing says sons are to use the sale of property to pay debts, and if money is left over, they are to pay daughter Mrs Lella Downing Haywood as much of the balance due her as possible of the amount willed to her by W H Downing. (Cumberland Co Will Book K, p59)

18. Property, 1934, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Cancelled deed of trust from W O and Lella Haywood to Rankin, trustee, 140.5 acres, Eastover. (Cumberland Co Deed book 373, p620)

19. Property, 1936, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. W O and Lella Haywood to L G Hair, 140.5 acres, Eastover. (Deed book 396, page 2)



20. Census, 19 Apr 1940, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 797
1. Haywood, William O., head of household, owns his home, valued at $2500, age 63, married, completed 10th grade, born NC, lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation operator of produce company, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $900 during 1939, no other income
2. Haywood, Lella, wife, age 64, married, completed 8th grade, born NC, engaged in home housework, received other income
3. Haywood, Aileen, daughter, age 32, divorced, completed 9th grade, born NC, was assigned to public emergency work during week of March 24-30, was seeking work during week of March 24-30, worked 52 weeks during 1939, no other income
4. Haywood, Harrold, son, age 28, single, completed 10th grade, born NC, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation salesman at cigar company, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $1200 during 1939, received other income
5. Haywood, Ethel, daughter, age 26, single, completed 9th grade, born NC, worked 44 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation operator of beauty shop, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $800 during 1939, no other income.

21. Will, 13 Apr 1953, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Lella D Haywood splits her estate among all her children, but does not name the children. Executor is Huston Haywood of Fayetteville. Will is dated Randleman, 13 Apr 1953, and witnessed by Cleta D Bell and Annie S Bell, with notary A Fleming Bell. Proved 25 July 1955. When proved, the heirs are named as Virginia Gladys Haywood Lindley, Lina Hilton Haywood Denning, Lella Aline Haywood Weeks, Ethel Sophia Haywood Bennett, Oscar Harold Haywood, and William Houston Haywood. A note in the records says final o/c filed 11-9-56, Book 9, pg 184. (Cumberland Co Will Book N, p259)

22. Medical, 16 May 1955. 3098 Lella had a myocardial infarction on 16 May 1955, prior to a second fatal infarction on 24 July 1955.

23. Residence: 2721 Ramsey Street, 24 Jul 1955, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3098

24. Probate, 25 Jul 1955, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Lella D Haywood proved 25 July 1955. When proved, the heirs are named as Virginia Gladys Haywood Lindley, Lina Hilton Haywood Denning, Lella Aline Haywood Weeks, Ethel Sophia Haywood Bennett, Oscar Harold Haywood, and William Houston Haywood. A note in the records says final o/c filed 11-9-56, Book 9, pg 184. (Cumberland Co Will Book N, p259)

25. Religion: Baptist.


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Lella* married William Oscar* HAYWOOD, son of William John David* HAYWOOD and Virginia A.* GAINEY, on 19 Dec 1900 in Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 799.,3092 (William Oscar* HAYWOOD was born on 19 Jan 1877 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States,684,687,797,799,800,3093,3094,3095,3096 died on 5 Mar 1955 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 684 and was buried on 6 Mar 1955 in Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 684.). The cause of his death was Mesenteric thrombosis.3098

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage, 19 Dec 1900, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3096 W. O. Haywood of Cedar Creek, age 23, son of W. J. D. Haywood and Virginia Haywood, married Lella Downing of Flea Hill, age 24, daughter of Henry Downing, on 19 Dec 1900 in Cumberland Co, NC.

2. Marriage, 19 Dec 1900, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3092 W. O. Haywood, son of W. J. D. Haywood and Virginia Haywood, married Lellar Downing, daughter of Henry Downing and Mrs. Downing. Officiated by Rev. S. J. Porter.




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