Thursday, September 04, 2014

Doctor Jonathan R. Downing.

Jonathan R. Downing.

Birth: October 18, 1844, Logan County Ohio.
Death: 1918.

Father: Israel Downing, ( ? - 1854 ).
Mother: Elizabeth Rector Downing, ( ? - 1939 ).

Wife: Elizabeth "Lizzie " C. West Downing, ( 1850 - 1939.)

Children: Non recorded.

Burial: Yorktown Cemetery, Yorktown, Delaware County, Indiana.

Civil War Veteran.

Jonathan R. Downing, Private, 121st., infantry, Unit 9th., Indiana Cavalry, Enlisted December 25, 1863; Age 20: Residence Delaware Co.; Discharged July 8, 1865.  Mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio.

He was captured on September 25, 1864, and was kept a prisoner until March 6, 1865. He was on the list of those who were supposed lost on the Steamer Sultana, that exploded on July 27, 1865.

His trade was Blacksmithing.  After the war he went back to blacksmithing for five years.  But the war had impaired his health, so he seek some less laborious way to gain a livelihood.  He started to study medicine  in 1872.

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