Theresa Downing (1874 - 1967)

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Theresa Downing
1874 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Theresa Downing was born on February 12, 1874. She died in March 1967 at age 93. We know that Theresa Downing had been residing in Joliet, Will County, Illinois 60436.

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Theresa Downing died in March 1967 at 93 years of age. She was born on February 12, 1874. We have no information about Theresa's immediate family. We know that Theresa Downing had been residing in Joliet, Will County, Illinois 60436.
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1874 - 1967 World Events

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In 1874, in the year that Theresa Downing was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1885, by the time she was merely 11 years old, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1891, Theresa was 17 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1909, by the time she was 35 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1967, in the year of Theresa Downing's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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David Downing
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Edward R Downing
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James Downing
Nov 9, 1912 - November 1969
Mary J Downing
Jul 27, 1922 - Dec 22, 2003
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Myrtle Downing
Jul 15, 1905 - Nov 20, 1996
La Valle, WI
Alvin A Downing
Sep 9, 1939 - Aug 5, 2000
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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

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