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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, Daniel Lon
(1877-1946)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. BREECE, Mary Belle

2. FISHER, Abbie Lee

DOWNING, Daniel Lon 2990

  • Born: 11 Jun 1877, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,574,601,630,2990,3100
  • Marriage (1): BREECE, Mary Belle on 4 Nov 1903 557
  • Marriage (2): FISHER, Abbie Lee on 21 May 1925
  • Died: 11 Dec 1946, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,2990
  • Buried: 13 Dec 1946, Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2990

bullet   Cause of his death was Uremia.2990

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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. 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.

3. Education, Cir 1900. 606 Attended Oak Ridge Military School near Greensboro, Buie's Creek Academy at Buie's Creek, NC (now Campbell College), and Wake Forest.



4. Census, 10 Apr 1910, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1674
1) Downing, Daniel L., head of household, owns his farm on the Clinton Road free, age 32, married for 1st time for 6 years, born NC, parents born NC, farmer
2) Downing, Mary B., wife, age 30, married for 1st time for 6 years, 2 children, 2 living, born NC, parents born NC
3) Downing, Clara, daughter, age 4, born NC
4) Downing, Marion, daughter, age 2, born NC.

5. Property, 1911, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. D L and Mary B Downing to W H Downing, lot Roseboro. (Cumberland Co deed book 161, page 566)



6. Appearance in Document: WW1 Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3100 Name: D. Lon Downing; City: Fayetteville; County: Cumberland; State: North Carolina; Birth Date: 11 Jun 1877; Farming for D. Lon Downing in Fayetteville; Nearest relative is Mary Breece Downing of Fayetteville. Short, stout, blue eyes, dark brown hair. Signature D. Lon Downing.

7. Census, 8 Jan 1920, Cross Creek Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1671
1) Downing, Daniel L., head of household, rents his home on Morganton Road, age 42, married, born NC, parents born NC, County Official working at Court House
2) Downing, Mary B., wife, age 40, married, born NC, parents born NC
3) Downing, Clara, daughter, age 14, attends school, born NC
4) Downing, Marion, daughter, age 12, attends school, born NC
5) Downing, Lonnie F., son, age 8, attends school, born NC
6) Downing, Dorris, daughter, age 4, born NC.

8. Property, 1922, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Gift from [father] W H Downing to D L Downing, 176.5 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 289, page 390)

9. Appearance in Document, 25 Mar 1922, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of W H Downing mentions D L Downing, trustee for benefit of Lois, Henry, Emerson, and Phillipp Atkinson ($2275). These are children of D L's sister Gertrude Atkinson, deceased. (Cumberland Co Will Book J, p359)

10. Census, 11 Apr 1930, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1672
1) Downing, D. Lon, head of household, owns his home at 815 Branson Street, age 52, married, first married at 25, born NC, parents born NC, automobile dealer, not a veteran
2) Downing, Abbie F., wife, age 33, married, first married at 28, born NC, parents born NC, elementary school teacher. She is also the census taker
3) Downing, Clara, daughter, age 24, single, born NC, high school teacher
4) Downing, Marion, daughter, age 22, single, born NC
5) Downing, Fred, son, age 18, single, attends school, born NC
6) Downing, Dorris, daughter, age 14, attends school, born NC
7) Downing, D. Laurence, son, age 3, born NC
8) Downing, Jean F., daughter, age 2, born NC.

11. 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 the balance due on note and interest made to Dr L G Hair by son D L Downing. (Cumberland Co Will Book K, p59)

12. Appearance in Document, 1932, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. D L Downing, trustee of Sophie and W H Downing, to Henry Atkinson et al, 303.3 acres, Eastover. (Cumberland Co deed book 375, page 479)

13. Occupation: C.C.C. Foreman, 1940. 1670



14. Census, 15 Apr 1940, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1670
1) Downing, D. Lon, head of household, rents his home for $20, age 62, married, completed 1 year of college, born NC, lived in same house in 1935, worked 40 hours as foreman for C.C.C., worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1600
2) Downing, Abbie, F., wife, age 48, married, completed 4 years of high school, born NC, worked 40 hours as social workder, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1208
3) Downing, Doris, daughter, age 24, single, completed 2 years of college, born NC, worked 40 hours as book keeper for dry cleaner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $600
4) Downing, Laurance, son, age 13, attends school, completed 7th grade, born NC
5) Downing, Jean, daughter, age 12, attends school, completed 6th grade, born NC.

15. Residence: 212 Fountain Head, Cir 1946, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 2990

16. Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 21 Jan 1947, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 2990 Daniel Lon Downing, born June 11 1877 in Cumberland County, NC, son of William Henry Downing and Sophia Smith, salesman, resident of 212 Fountain head, Fayetteville, husband of Abbie Fisher Downing, died Dec 11 1946 at Highsmith hospital, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. Died of Uremia. Informant Mrs. Abbie Downing of Fayetteville. Buried 12-13-1946 at Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville.

17. Occupation: Farmer. 1674

18. Occupation: County Official. 1671

19. Occupation: Automobile Dealer. 1672

20. Occupation: Salesman. 2990

21. Story. 3101 Had burned toes from getting them too near an open fire when he was an infant.


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Daniel married Mary Belle BREECE, daughter of Samson Frederick BREECE and Mary E. BELL, on 4 Nov 1903.557 (Mary Belle BREECE was born on 20 Dec 1879 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States,3102,3103 died on 16 Apr 1921 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3102,3103 and was buried in Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3102.). The cause of her death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.2990


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Daniel next married Abbie Lee FISHER, daughter of Emmit Erastus FISHER and Francenia J. BULLARD, on 21 May 1925. (Abbie Lee FISHER was born on 29 Oct 1896 in Beaver Dam Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States,3104,3105 died on 31 Dec 1970 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3104 and was buried on 2 Jan 1971 in Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3104.). The cause of her death was Heart Disease.2990




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