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(See Downing and Adair)-Annie Lydia, daughter of John and Rosella (Adair) Downing was born in Saliva District September 10, 1871. Educated in Female Seminary and Harrell Institute, Muskogee.
Married at Locust Grove December 22, 1898, William Hayden, son of William and Loretta Pace, born in 1868 in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of: Elbert Edward, born November 21, 1899 was in the S. A. T. C. at Oklahoma University and is at present attending the A. and M. College at Stillwater; Hayden Adair, born February 19, 1901; Clyde Lewis, born November 30, 1902; Joe Sheldon, born June 14, 1904; Loretta Lucite, born January 15, 1906; Howard, born October 5, 1907 and Alfred Collins Pace born August 7, 1909.
Mr. and Mrs. Pace are members of the Methodist Church. He is a farmer and stock raiser, near Welch; specializing in pure bred Short Horn cattle and Poland China Hogs.