John Downing (1887 - 1969)

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John Downing
1887 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
John Downing was born on March 19, 1887. He died in August 1969 at age 82. We know that John Downing had been residing in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53213.


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John Downing passed away in August 1969 at 82 years old. He was born on March 19, 1887. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Downing had been residing in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53213.
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In 1887, in the year that John Downing was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1893, John was only 6 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1934, John was 47 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1948, when he was 61 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1969, in the year of John Downing's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Other John Downings

John William Downing
around 1886 - Apr 22, 1941
John William Downing
1894 - Sep 20, 1917
Ewick, Australia
John Wallace Downing
around 1911 - May 23, 1944
John Stuart Downing
around 1890 - Jul 7, 1916
John Percival Downing
around 1913 - Jun 6, 1944
John Neil Downing
around 1920 - Jul 31, 1941
John Henry Downing
Died: Apr 25, 1942
John Henry Downing
around 1887 - Jul 25, 1916
John Harold Downing
around 1894 - May 3, 1918
John George William Downing
Died: Mar 25, 1918
John George Downing
around 1860 - Apr 17, 1941
John Edward Downing
around 1888 - Jul 1, 1916
John Douglas Downing
around 1923 - Oct 19, 1941
John David Downing
around 1907 - Jul 18, 1942
John Charles Downing
around 1914 - Jul 9, 1944
John Downing
Died: Jul 19, 1916
John Downing
around 1899 - Aug 15, 1917
John Downing
Died: May 24, 1915
John Downing
around 1885 - Jul 7, 1915

Other Downings

Harold Downing
Oct 21, 1904 - September 1978
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
David Downing
May 18, 1914 - May 1983
Van Nuys, California
Carl E Downing
Dec 3, 1911 - May 10, 1998
Tomah, WI
Charles H Downing
Sep 21, 1915 - Mar 8, 2006
Tomah, WI
Irene Burns Downing
Jul 17, 1921 - Dec 14, 1997
Yucaipa, CA
Edward R Downing
Oct 27, 1921 - Nov 1, 1994
Waukesha, WI
James Downing
Nov 9, 1912 - November 1969
Mary J Downing
Jul 27, 1922 - Dec 22, 2003
Oceanside, CA
Myrtle Downing
Jul 15, 1905 - Nov 20, 1996
La Valle, WI
Alvin A Downing
Sep 9, 1939 - Aug 5, 2000
Ontario, WI
James Downing
Feb 25, 1920 - Apr 27, 1992
Barbara A Downing
Feb 17, 1946 - May 4, 2004
Danny Downing
Mar 17, 1950 - May 16, 2010
Robert C Downing
Jan 14, 1952 - Feb 4, 1988
Helen Downing
Jan 21, 1884 - May 1983
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Max D Downing
Apr 6, 1919 - Feb 16, 2008
Ontario, WI
Clyde M Downing
Dec 20, 1913 - Mar 15, 1991
Rose Downing
Jul 4, 1898 - November 1981
Madison, Wisconsin
Milda E Downing
Aug 21, 1927 - Sep 19, 2003
Tucson, AZ
Robert A Downing
Jan 6, 1929 - May 4, 2009
Chicago, IL

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Jan 5, 1916 - July 1983
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Aug 6, 1905 - September 1987
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Frederick J Noer
Jun 13, 1911 - Mar 13, 1989
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Estrella R Milton
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Donald F Pearson
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Arthur E Klein
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Lydia Pufall
Dec 13, 1898 - August 1985
Ashland, Wisconsin
Howard Byrne
Jan 29, 1884 - May 1965
Portland, Oregon
George Carlson
Jun 9, 1903 - September 1985
Ashland, Wisconsin
Wallace Fisher
Sep 12, 1905 - January 1972
Duluth, Minnesota
Arlington Watson
Mar 31, 1916 - August 1969
Adelia Mccune
Aug 30, 1901 - March 1987
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Herbert Stemm
Nov 12, 1903 - April 1967
Ashland, Wisconsin
Charles Blix
May 9, 1876 - February 1967
Ashland, Wisconsin
Theodore Penn
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Albert R Kobernat
Oct 27, 1916 - Nov 30, 1993
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