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Vera Mary Young

Female 1915 - 1995


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  • Name  Vera Mary Young  [1
    Born  30 Aug 1915  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Donated Body to Science  the University of Iowa Anatomy Department  [2
    Obituary  23 Aug 1995  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Vera Mary Downs, 79, of Elm View Care Center, Burlington, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 1995, at Burlington Medical Center.

      Born August 30, 1915, in Ottumwa, she was the daughter of Harry and Ethel Young. She first married Ralph W. Marshall and later married Donald Everett Downs on February 13, 1959, in Palmyra, Missouri.

      Mrs. Downs had worked at the J. S. Schramm Company department store.

      Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ralph Leon and David Clark Marshall, both of Sperry; one daughter, Ethel Lona Marshall of Sperry; one stepson, Dwight Downs of Wapello; two sisters, Grace Manning of Ottumwa and Pearl Shafer of Burlington: eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, seven sisters, and one stepson.

      There will be no visitation or services. Mrs. Downs has donated her body to the University of Iowa Anatomy Department. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Vera M. Downs; born: 30 August 1915; died: 23 August 1995; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Died  23 Aug 1995  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  10 May 2002  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I9796  All Families
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2014 

    Father  Harrison "Harry" Young,   b. 19 Feb 1873, Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1925, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ethel Olivia Raphael,   b. 29 Apr 1884, Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1969, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F17903  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ralph Waldo Marshall,   b. 15 Dec 1908, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1989, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Sep 1934  [5
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Alt. Marriage  30 Aug  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Nov 1947  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Residence  Jul 1976  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    >1. Ralph Leon "Leon" Marshall
    >2. Ethel Lona Marshall
    >3. David Clark Marshall
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3499  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Donald Everett Downs,   b. 2 Jan 1913, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1997, River Bend Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Feb 1959  Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3654  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Vera Mary (Young-Marshall) Downs
    The Obituary of Vera Mary (Young-Marshall) Downs
    Vera Mary Young was the first wife of Ralph Waldo Marshall (1908-1989). They had three children. She later married Donald Everett Downs (1913-1997).

  • Sources 
    1. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S1826] Downs, Vera Mary (Young/Marshall) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, August 23, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1746] Marshall, Ralph Waldo - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, December 18, 1989; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1686] Marshall, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, November 1947) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1687] Marshall, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) - Second Obituary (Hawk-Eye Gazette), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 7, November 15, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1745] Brockway, Ethel Lona (Marshall) and Donald William Caldwell - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 12, July 14, 1976; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1825] Downs, Donald Everett - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, November 28, 1997; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).