NameWalter Lewis Downing, 2C2R
Birth30 Jun 1893, Johnson Co., Missouri
DeathJul 1966, Leeton, Johnson Co., Missouri
Marriage28 Oct 1914, Johnson Co., Missouri
SpouseBeulah J. Baker
BirthMay 1894, Missouri
Birthabt Jun 1917, Johnson Co., Missouri
BirthDec 1919, Johnson Co., Missouri
Notes for Walter Lewis Downing
His WW I draft registration card, filed 5 June 1917, records Walter Lewis Downing, age 23, residence Chilhowee, Mo, born 30 Jan 1893 in Cornelia, Mo, occupation garage owner/operator, self employed, married supporting a wife.
The SSDI records Walter Downing, born 30 Jun 1893, died July 1966, last residence Leeton, Johnson Co., Missouri.
Census Notes for Beulah J. Baker
1900 census of Johnson Co., Missouri, Post Oak township, enumerated 12 June, lists on p. 9B as family #195:
Stout, Zachariah, 69, b. Jan 1831, NC NC NC; Mary, wife, 58, b. Mar 1842, NC NC NC; Baker, Nancy, dau, 27, b. Mar 1873, Mo NC NC, widowed; Beulah J., granddau, 6, b. May 1894, Mo Mo Mo; Cecil, Nancy, mother-in-law, 77, b. Mar 1823, NC NC NC, widowed.
1910 census of Johnson Co., Missouri, Chilhowee township, enumerated 21 April, lists on p. 6B as family #93:
Marr, O. E., 36, b. Mo Mo Tenn, first marriage; Annie, wife, 37, b. Mo Tenn NC, second marriage, married 5 years, mother of 3 children, 3 living; Baker, Beula, 16, step-dau, single, step-daughter; Marr, Lucile, dau, 4; Everett, son, 2, Lorena Bell, dau, 6/12. All children born Mo Mo Mo.
Notes for Walter Lewis & Beulah J. (Family)
Missouri marriage record images online at Ancestry.com show the marriage of Walter L. Downing, age 21, of Chilhowee, Johnson Co., and Beulah J. Baker, age 20, of Leeton, Johnson Co., on 28 Oct 1914, by S. A. Burgert, pastor of Evangelical Church Warrentown.
1920 census of Johnson Co., Missouri, Chilhowee township, enumerated 6 Jan, lists on p. 5A as family #119/123:
Downing, Walter L., 26, b. Mo Iowa Mo, <occupation illegible, looks like propnctor at garage>; Beula J., wife, 25, b. Mo Mo Mo; Walter L. Jr., son, 2 5/12; Annabel L., dau, 1/12. Both children born Mo Mo Mo.
1930 census of Johnson Co., Missouri, Leeton township, Post Oak P.O., enumerated 1 May, lists on p. 1B as family #28:
Downing, Walter L., 36, age at first marriage 21, b. Mo Ky Mo, dealer at Ford Automobile; Beulah J., wife, 35, age at first marriage 20, b. Mo Iowa Mo; Walter L., son, 12; Annabel L., dau, 10; Mary L., dau, 2 8/12. All children born Mo Mo Mo.