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  • ID: I15
  • Reference Number: 15
  • Name: Walter A DOWNEY
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 07 JAN 2008
  • Birth: 30 JAN 1909 1
  • Death: 21 OCT 1940 in at his residence 8 Rosedale, Norwalk, OH
  • Note:
    In 2002 Dwight Kellenbarger (Louise's 1st Cousin) told Rick Jackson this amazing story: While in the Army, Dwight was the Barber on a ship at Talagee (sp?) near Guadalcanal in 1944 when he was cutting a young man's hair and was chatting. The man was Eugene Feltner, approximately age 18, of Norwalk, OH, who, just 4 years previous, had been riding his bicycle with a friend and noticed the Downeys basement light on. He had "known" that the Downey's visited Florida in the winters and thought that they were gone. He told the friend's mother at the end of the street and she told him to see if he could get in the basement to turn off the light. Gene went to do so and upon looking in the basement window saw Walter Downey deceased.
    In October, 2002 Rick Jackson visited Norwalk and met Mr. Feltner who confirmed the same story.
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  • Burial: 1940 Holy Trinity Cemetery 5
  • Note: Email Rick at for pictures of this family.
  • Occupation: 1940 Downey Joyce Seven Up, Norwalk, OH 2
  • Residence: 1938 Walter A., S. Columbus St., Somerset, Perry, OH
  • Note: Directory shows Walter only...witnesses are assumption. 6

    Father: Walter Aubrey DOWNEY b: 06 JUN 1884 in Clayton Twp, Perry, OH
    Mother: Mary Catherine FLAUTT b: 07 MAR 1888

    Marriage 1 Regina Louise KELLENBARGER b: 15 MAR 1913 in Fairfield, OH
    • Married: ABT 1931
    1. Has Children Living DOWNEY
    2. Has Children Joseph B DOWNEY b: 20 JUN 1933 in OH
    3. Has Children Living DOWNEY
    4. Has Children Living DOWNEY

    1. Title: Death Certificate
      Abbrev: Death Certificate
    2. Title: Norwalk Reflector Herald
      Abbrev: Norwalk Reflector Herald
    3. Title: The New Lexington Herald, Location: New Lexington, Perry Co., OH
      Abbrev: New Lexington Herald
    4. Title: Dwight Kellenbarger, Interviewer: Rick Jackson
      Abbrev: Dwight Kellenbarger
      Author: Dwight Kellenbarger
      Publication: 2002
    5. Title: Gravestone Photo
      Abbrev: Cemetery Photo(s)
      Various sources; Source noted in Memo of Tag.
    6. Title: 1938 Perry County Directory, Url:
      Abbrev: OH - Perry - 1938
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