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Melinda Frances (Martin) Downey (1859 - 1883)

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Melinda Frances "Fanny" Downey formerly Martin
Born in Missouri, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married 16 Sep 1880 in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lebanon, Marshall, Oklahoma, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 29 Aug 2019 | Created 5 Jun 2017 | Last significant change: 29 Aug 2019
14:53: Jessica (Collett) Hilliard edited the Biography, Current Last Name, Birth Place and Death Place for Melinda Frances (Martin) Downey (1859-1883). (corrected current last name, added sources & bio ) [Thank Jessica for this]
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When Melinda Frances 'Fanny' Martin was born on October 24, 1859, in Missouri, her father, Isaac, was 25, and her mother, Jane, was 26. She married John Thomas Downey (1858-1898) on September 16, 1880 in Sherman, Texas[1] and they had one child:

  • Eursley Jane (1882–1975)

Fanny died within a year of birth on August 19, 1883, in Lebanon, Oklahoma, at the age of 23. John remarried Mary 'Mollie' Francis Stanley (1873-1936) on May 21, 1891 in Grayson County, Texas.[2]


  1. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965; FHL Film Number 1290413; Grayson County Clerk's Office; Sherman, Texas; Grayson County Marriage Records
  • Year: 1860; Census Place: Big Creek, Henry, Missouri; Roll: M653_622; Page: 964; Family History Library Film: 803622
  • Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 3, Collin, Texas; Roll: M593_1579; Page: 420A; Image: 220239; Family History Library Film: 553078
  • Year: 1880; Census Place: Denison, Grayson, Texas; Roll: 1306; Family History Film: 1255306; Page: 138D; Enumeration District: 006

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