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Sylvester Dewitt Downs Edit Profile

army officer.

Sylvester Dewitt Downs, American army officer.

Background

Downs, Sylvester Dewitt was born on February 28, 1889 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sylvester Day and Mary Hannah (Goldinger) Downs.

Education

Student, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1909, Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1914. Graduate Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1925. Honor graduate, Command and General staff schedul, 1927.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, Cavalry, 1914, and advanced thru the grades to brigadier general, 1943. Cavalry officer, 1914-1918, Field Artillery, 1918-1943. With American forces in Germany, 1921-1922.

Instructor Field Artillery School, 1923-1926. General Staff Corps, 1929-1932. Instructor New York National Guard, 1932-1935, Command and General staff schedul, 1935-1939.

Home: Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Connections

Married Evelyn Murphy, February 1, 1916. Children: Katherine Evelyn (Mistress.

father:
Sylvester Day Downs

mother:
Mary Hannah (Goldinger) Downs

spouse:
Evelyn Murphy

child:
Katherine Evelyn (Mrs Downs