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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, Henry Latta
(1888-1959)

 

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DOWNING, Henry Latta 3177

  • Born: 6 Mar 1888, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,601,602,2992,2994,3177
  • Died: 31 Dec 1959, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,3177
  • Buried: 1 Jan 1960, Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 3177
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bullet  Death Notes:

He entered VA hospital about 1956/7 and died there on 31 Dec 1959 (notes of Lenward Hair)

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



1. 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.



2. Census, 20 Apr 1910, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 602
1) Downing, William H., head of household, age 62, married for 1st time for 40 years, born NC, parents born NC, general farmer, owns his farm on the Clinton Road free, veteran of Confederate army
2) Downing, Sophia, wife, age 58, married for 1st time for 40 years, 10 children, 8 living, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Downing, Henry L., son, age 21, single, born NC, parents born NC, general farmer
4) Downing, Berlin, daughter, age 18, born NC, parents born NC, attending school, no occupation.

3. Property, 1916, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to H L Downing, 16 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 188, page 253)

4. Property, 1917, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. [father] W H Downing to H L Downing, 16 acres, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 194, page 119)

5. Military Service: Enlistment, 9 Aug 1918. 605

6. Military Service: WW1 Soldier. Was a private in Company D-56 Pioneer Infantry during World War I (on tombstone in Cross Creek Cem.). Was ill and hospitalized most of the time he was overseas.

7. Military Service: Discharge, 16 Apr 1919. 605



8. Census, 13 Jan 1920, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 2992
1) Downing, William H., head of household, owns his farm, age 73, married, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, general farmer
2) Downing, Sophia, wife, age 68, married, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Downing, Henry L., son, age 32, single, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, general farmer.

9. Property, 23 Mar 1922, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Gift from [father] W H Downing to H L Downing, 2 ta, Flea Hill. (Cumberland Co deed book 283, page 447)

10. Appearance in Document, 25 Mar 1922, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of W H Downing mentions son H L Downing ($4139). (Cumberland Co Will Book J, p359)



11. Census, 7 Apr 1930, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 2994
1) Downing, Latimer, head of household, owns farm on Downing Road, $8000 home value, age 42, single, born NC, parents born NC, farm manager, veteran of World War
2) Downing, Sophia, mother, age 78, widow, first married at age 21, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation.

12. Appearance in Document, 6 Jan 1932, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Mrs Sophia Downing says sons E M Downing and H L Downing are to use the sale of property to pay debts, and if money is left over, they are to pay son H L Downing as much of the balance due him as possible of the amount willed to him by W H Downing. Also son H L Downing is to be relieved of payment of mortgage that Sophia holds against him dated 6 Jan 1932. [will is also dated 6 Jan 1932](Cumberland Co Will Book K, p59)

13. Property, 6 Jan 1932, Eastover Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Mortgage from H L Downing to [mother] Sophia Downing, 215 acres, Eastover Twp. (Cumberland Co deed book 359, page 244)

14. Property, 18 Feb 1937, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. From H L Downing (Lat) to L G Hair (Land transfer book 396, page 426)



15. Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 12 Jan 1960, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3177 Henry Latta Downing, born 3-6-88 in NC, son of W. H. Downing and Sophia Smith, never married, farmer, resident of E. Fayetteville, was veteran of WW1, died Dec 31 1959 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC, informant VA Hospital Records, died of Aortic Insufficiency. Had been under care for almost 2 years. Buried 1/1/60 at Cross Creek Cemetery.

16. Occupation: Farmer. 3177

17. Education. 606 Attended Donaldson School.

18. Story. Lat was average height, grey eyes, lean (he never showed a pound of fat), wore his dark bristley hair in a long crew-cut. He suffered poor health. (notes of Lenward Hair)




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