NameRichard Collins Downing
Birth10 Mar 1885, Lafayette Co., Missouri
Marriage29 Oct 1907, Higginsville, Lafayette Co., Missouri
SpouseCharlie Houston Scearce
BirthApr 1887, Lafayette Co., Missouri
Death1974, El Paso, Texas
BirthDec 1909, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York
Death1991, El Paso, Texas
Birthabt 1914, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York
Notes for Richard Collins Downing
His death certificate records Richard C. Downing, age 74, born 22 Dec 1884 in Higginsville, Mo, died 10 July 1958 in Higginsville, Lafayette Co., Missouri, residence 1308 Main St., occupation owner & manager of hardware store, married, farmer Samuel Downing, mother’s maiden name Florence Kelly, cause of death acute circulatory failure due to coronary thrombosis with mycardial infarction, informant Mrs. Charlie Downing, Higginsville, Mo, burial in city cemetery.
Census Notes for Charlie Houston Scearce
In 1900 she appears with her widowed mother as daughter Charlie, age 13, b. April 1887.
Notes for Richard Collins & Charlie Houston (Family)
Missouri marriage records scanned online at Ancestry.com show the marriage of Richard C. Downing and Charlie H. Scearce on 29 Oct 1907 at Higginsville, Lafayette Co., Missouri, both of Higginsville, Mo, both over 18.
1910 census of Erie Co., New York, Buffalo ward 21, enumerated 19 April, lists on p. 8A at 339 Massachusetts Ave as family #130/159:
Downing, Richard, 24, b. Missouri Ky Ky, engineer at power company; Charlie, wife, 23, b. Missouri Ky Mo, first marriage for both, married 3 years, mother of 1 child, 1 living; Mary L., dau, 4/12, b. NY Mo Mo.
1920 census of Lafayette Co., Missouri, Davis township, Higginsville ward 2, enumerated 2 Jan, lists on p. 2A at 600 Shelby St. as family #31/33:
Richard Downing, 35, b. Mo Ky Illinois, hardware merchant; Charlie H., wife, 30, b. Mo Mo Mo; Mary Louise, dau, 10, b. NY Mo Mo; Florence, dau, 5, b. NY Mo Mo.