Historic Markers Across Alabama

George Downer Field

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Location: Al 17, Aliceville, AL
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 33° 06.512    W 088° 11.416
  33.10853333    -88.19026666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMR1NP


George Downer Field Aliceville, Alabama
Dedicated Nov. 7, 1961

Named in honor of George Noonan Downer, Sr. who rendered exemplary community service for more than 50 years. Gov. John Patterson was dedicatory speaker on Nov. 7, 1961. Mr. Downer was born at Cooksville, Miss., July 31, 1888. Served 30 years as Pickens County Commissioner, 12 years as Aliceville City Councilman. School trustee, leader in Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Red Cross and public health. Married Lillie Mae Windham. They reared 6 children. She died Nov, 23, 1958. Second marriage to Anne Mae Wimberley Jacob. Mr. Downer died October 30, 1970, and is buried at Franconia Cemetery.

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