My grandparents were David O Downer and Grace A Maucher. They were living in Rocky Ford, CO at the time Thomas died. I did not have the information about him dying in the LaJunta Hospital, but that makes sense because it was only 11 miles away. He was only about 17 months old.
My dad, Leroy A Downer was born in Olney Springs, CO in 1917 and as soon as he was old enough to work he was sent to pick crops for "Uncle Roy" aka Raymond Hoover Downer.