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GB43 Dr. Ellwood Downing and Mrs. Della Downing

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Title

GB43 Dr. Ellwood Downing and Mrs. Della Downing

Description

Dr. Ellwood Davis Downing was prominent dentist and civic leader. Downing was born September 9, 1891. He was the son of Rev. Lylburn L. Downing, pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Downing served as an officer in WWI and WWII and was an avid tennis player, having twice won the ATA National Doubles Tennis Championship and served as General Field Secretary for the American Tennis Association. Downing also served as President of the Board of Trustees for Burrell Memorial Hospital and President of the Magic City Medical Society; was a 32 degree Freemason and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Downing died October 29, 1963.

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Gainsboro Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Identifier

GB43

Coverage

Gainsboro

Provenance

Downing Family

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Citation

“GB43 Dr. Ellwood Downing and Mrs. Della Downing,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed May 18, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/GB43.