Obituary Notice – Colonel Mark Wm. Downie

from The Florida Mirror, November 15, 1879 Colonel Mark Wm. Downie died at the Mansion House, in this city, on Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, aged 43 years and 8 months, a brave humble Christian. He was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, and in early youth became a citizen of Minnesota; was a whole-souled American of rare energy and character, quick wit and comprehension, he did nothing by halves. “Sweet as summer” to his numerous friends North and South. No man will be more widely and deeply mourned than Mark Downie. The November 29th edition of The Florida Times indicates that Col. Downie was born on 15 March 1836 at Chatham in New Brunswick province. He served during the Civil War with the Stillwater Guards, a regiment of the First Minnesota. He attended the sick in Cedar Key during the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1871 as well as supplying monies on behalf of the citizens of that city. How to Cite This Article Mann, Jean, “Obituary Notice – Colonel Mark Wm. Downie,” The Nassau County Genealogist, 5 (Apr 1998): 43-44; html, Amelia Island Genealogical Society. (: accessed [date-today])….

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