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Re: Lookups in Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas
Posted by: Laurie Sutton (ID *****8832) Date: December 28, 2006 at 09:09:04
In Reply to: Lookups in Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas by K. Beaudry of 30

see ancestry.com listing below:

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Entries: 814 Updated: Sat Aug 25 16:26:42 2001 Contact: Unknown
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ID: I028
Name: Evelyn Christine DOWNEY
Sex: F
Birth: 5 MAY 1917 in Kingsville, Texas
Death: 18 FEB 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurism
Reference Number: 28
Note:
Evelyn came to Mesa, AZ, from Texas some time before 1920. In the
1920 census, she is listed as living with her mother, Grace Carter
Downey, a widow, and her maternal grandparents, John I. Carter, and
Elizabeth Carter. Her grandparents had been farm laborers, and her
mother was listed as such on that census. Her father died when she was a
toddler, and nothing is known of him.
After Evelyn's mother re-married, to Roscoe Lloyd Mills, she
remained living with her grandparents and other family members, until age
five. Her step-father died of tuberculosis some time before 1927. In
that same year, Evelyn's mother went into a sanatorium to treat her own
case of TB Grace Mills didn't recover from her illness, and died two
years later, about 1929. During her illness, Mrs. Mills had placed her
children in an orphanage. They stayed there for two years.
When Evelyn was twelve, she was a foster child to Katherine Christy,
a school teacher at the Adams Elementary school. Evelyn lived with "Aunt
Kate," until 1937, when she married Bill McNeil. After graduating from
Phoenix Union High school, she attended Phoenix College for a year.
During the early part of her marriage, Evelyn helped her husband in the
printing business. When Bill McNeil began his own business in the
fifties, Evelyn ran the office, kept the books, and made deliveries of
finished jobs. In the mid-1960's, she went to work at Motorola, where
she worked until her death.

Evelyn and Bill were both avid bowlers, and won many trophies.


Father: John Mills DOWNEY
Mother: Grace CARTER b: 1899 in Texas

Marriage 1 William Seeley MC NEIL b: 7 OCT 1912 in Phoenix, Arizona
Married: 6 JUN 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona
Children
Living MC NEIL
Living MC NEIL
Living MC NEIL
Henry Homer MC NEIL b: 22 NOV 1952 in Phoenix, Arizona


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