Date of birth: 1875 Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana Date of death: 10 May 1933 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Columbus Evening Republican 10 May 1933 CHARLES DOWNS PASSES BEYOND Funeral Services for Edinburg Resident to be Held Friday Afternoon Edinburg, May 10 -- Charles E. Downs, 57, of Edinburg, died at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis at 12:40 this morning following a long illness of a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held from the local Methodist church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Rest Haven. Mr. Downs was born in Edinburg the son of Ansel and Mary E. Breedlove Downs, and spent his entire life here. He was married to Miss Alice Coy, of this community, Sept. 15, 1900, and one son, Martin, was born to this union. The widow and son, two brothers, Frank and William Downs, both of Edinburg, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Philllips, also of this place survive. Columbus Evening Republican 13 May 1933 LAST RITES FOR CHARLES DOWNS Edinburg, May 13 -- Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon for Charles E. Downs, 57, who died at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, early Wednesday morning. The Rev. J.A. Sumwalt was in charge and Mr. and Mrs. William Gosney sang. The casket was carried by Francis Richards, Ivory Lemley, Charles Gundrum, Ebert True, Lawrence Davis and Elba Hasch. Flower carriers were Mrs. Clifford Murphy, Mrs. Marie Hatton, Mrs. Ray Miller, Mrs. Clyde Freeman, Mrs. Mary Gasaway, Mrs. Roscoe Wray, Mrs. Roscoe Talbert, Georgiana Murphy and Norma Jean Hatton.
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