Downs Family Reunion, ca. 1914

Probably in Battle Ground, Indiana


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Note on back of picture: Third row standing in center: Ethel Downs Watkins; her left Minnie Downs; 2nd on her right Dora Downs.  Same row far right man (tallest) holding little boy Lewis Watkins, little boy Norwood Watkins.

Front row l to r:  Third woman in white dress: Adella Jamison; James W. Jamison; Sina (Roseberry) Jamison; Edgar B. Jamison; man in center w/child in front, Harry Downs, the little girl is Thelma Watkins, his granddaughter; Edgar B. Jamison, Jr.; Robert R. Jamison. 

Second row 1 to r:  Man in the middle with beard holding child is most likely Andrew James Downs, child is Henry "Hank" Watkins, his great-grandson; same row little boy on far left is Homer Watkins.
Old woman in front of Andrew Downs is most likely Catherine (Downs) Jamison, his sister.

Children named are all children of Lewis and Ethel Downs Watkins.

Can you identify anyone else in this photo?  Please let me know if you can!

Note: Identification of the Jamisons, Andrew James Downs and Catherine Downs, was provided by
Phil Smith, another Downs descendant. Thanks, Phil!  Notes are also his.

-- Adella Jamison, wife of James W. Jamison
-- James W. Jamison, son on Catharine Downs Jamison; husband of Adella Jamison. 
       Bridge Engineer who supervised the building of old Main Street Bridge in Lafayette IN.
His name is on the plaque on the bridge.
-- Sina (Rosberry) Jamison (my great Grandmother), wife of Edgar B. Jamison
-- Edgar B. Jamison (my Great Grandfather), son of James Wallace and Catharine (Downs) Jamison; husband
       of Sina
-- Edgar B. Jamison, Jr., son of Edgar and Sina Jamison
-- Robert R Jamison, son of Edgar and Sina Jamsion
-- Is very likely Andrew J. Downs, son of William and Rachel Downs and brother of Catharine Downs
-- Is very probably Catharine Downs, daughter of William and Rachel Downs; sister of Andrew J. Downs. 
       Wife of James Wallace Jamison.  First name sometimes appears as Catherine or Katherine Jamison.
       Worked as a grain merchant until the store burned down in the late 1890ís or early 1900ís.

Submitted by: Adina Watkins Dyer

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