George Faber Downey – Brigadier General, United States Army

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GENERAL GEORGE F. DOWNEY
Veteran of War With Spain Had Retired From Army in 1923

WASHINGTON, April 2, 1935 – Brigadier General George Faber Downey, retired, died at his home here yesterday of a heart ailment.  He was 69 years old.

A native of Arizona, General Downey saw active service in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.  Following this, he became Chief of Receipts and Disbursements at Manila.  His Philippine service ended in 1904, when he became Chief Paymaster of the American Army occupying Cuba.

He returned to Washington in 1907, where he served in various capacities until he was ordered to France in September 1918.  On his return he was for two years Corps Area Quartermaster, and at his retirement in 1923 was Assistant Quartermaster General in the War Department.

His widow, Mrs. Nattie Davis Downey, and two sons, Fairfield D. Downey of New York Cty and George Faber Downey, Jr. of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, survive.  His father, George Mason Downey, Major, United States Army, is buried in an adjacent site in Arlington National Cemetery.

DOWNEY, GEORGE F
BRIGADIER GEN USA RET

  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1935
  • BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 1240
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DOWNEY, NATTIE DAVIS WID/O GEORGE FABER

  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/24/1945
  • BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 1240
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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