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Alexander C. and Samuel R. Downey scrapbooks

Label
Alexander C. and Samuel R. Downey scrapbooks, 1870-1891
Title
Alexander C. and Samuel R. Downey scrapbooks
Inclusive dates
1870-1891
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection consists of a memorandum book and four scrapbooks. The memorandum book contains notes of Samuel Downey's business. Some of the pages have been pasted over with recipes from the newspaper. The scrapbooks contain clippings of interest to the Downeys, some of which pertain to the family and Alexander and Samuel individually
Biographical or historical data
Alexander Cummins Downey was born on September 10, 1817, in Hamilton County, Ohio. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Dearborn County, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and practiced with Amos Lane and Theodore Gazlay. When Ohio County, Indiana was formed in 1844, Downey moved to Rising Sun, the county seat. On April 19, 1846, he married Sophia Jane Tapley with whom he had eight children, including Samuel, Daniel, Harry, George, Anna, and Frank. Downey quickly ascended to the judge's bench, becoming president judge of the 3rd circuit in 1850. He held this post for two years before moving to the 1st circuit (1852-1858). Downey then resigned his post to return to the practice of law. He also organized the law school at Indiana Asbury (DePauw) University and was a professor there from 1854 to 1858. During the Civil War, he served as a brigadier general with the 4th Brigade, Indiana Legion (1861). In 1862, Downey was elected to the State Senate and served until 1866. He then became commissioner and manager of the newly established Indiana House of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders (1867-1870) and continued to practice privately. In 1870, he was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court and served one six-year term. Downey declined re-nomination, choosing to return to private practice instead. He took the bench once more from 1891 to 1897 for the 7th circuit court. He died on March 26, 1898, in Rising Sun, Indiana. Samuel Reed Downey, son of Alexander C. Downey, was born on May 26, 1847, in Rising Sun, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana Asbury (DePauw) University with an A.B. in 1867 and an A.M. in 1870. He then practiced law in Rising Sun for the remainder of his life. On January 24, 1871, Downey married Henrietta B. Ashford. He was also editor of “Indiana Statutes at Large” from 1884 to 1887. He died on February 3, 1893.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downey, Alexander C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Downey, Samuel Reed
  • Rising Sun (Ind.)
Label
Alexander C. and Samuel R. Downey scrapbooks
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/V044_Downey_Alexander_and_Samuel_R_Scrapbooks.pdf
Instantiates
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17536569
Extent
5 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247140203
  • (OCoLC)247140203
Terms governing use
Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright owner.
Label
Alexander C. and Samuel R. Downey scrapbooks
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/V044_Downey_Alexander_and_Samuel_R_Scrapbooks.pdf
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17536569
Extent
5 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247140203
  • (OCoLC)247140203
Terms governing use
Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright owner.

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