Downes, Alfred (1873-1934)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 721.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 721.

Alfred Downes was a park policeman. He lived at 835 Park Road in 1912 and 1913 and at 1961 Comox Street from 1914 to 1917.

 

Early Life

Alfred Downes was born in East Coker, Somerset, England on July 16, 1873. His parents were Alfred Downes and Sarah Wardrop. Alfred Downes, Senior was a gardener.

Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Alfred Downes; Baptism Date: 10 Aug 1873; Baptism Place: East Coker, Somerset, England; Father: Alfred Downes; Mother: Sarah Downes.

Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Alfred Downes; Baptism Date: 10 Aug 1873; Baptism Place: East Coker, Somerset, England; Father: Alfred Downes; Mother: Sarah Downes.

Alfred, Junior married Margaret Benson, who was born in Scotland on April 23, 1881. Her parents were Edward Benson and Elizabeth Anderson.

For 14 years, Alfred was a coachman for Sir Archibald Edmonstone at Duntreath Castle, Stirlingshire.

The Downes family arrived in Canada in April 1910. They landed at Quebec City, Quebec, on their way to Edmonton, Alberta.

 

To Vancouver

Alfred first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. He was living at 835 Park Road, and he was a park policeman. He worked as a watchman and a park policeman until he retired about 1926.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 and 1913 835 Park Road
1914 to 1917 1961 Comox Street
1918 and 1919 No home address under Vancouver names
1920 to 1922 1690 Robson Street
1923 to 1926 1954 Georgia Street
1927 to 1934 1145 Semlin Drive (Alfred Downes)
1935 to 1938 1145 Semlin Drive (Margaret Downes)

Alfred died in Vancouver on January 14, 1934. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Province, January 16, 1934, page 16, column 2.

Vancouver Province, January 16, 1934, page 16, column 2.

In 1938, Margaret was at 1145 Semlin Drive, along with four children: Robert, Alfred, John and Evelyn.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1938, page 801 (selected portions).

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1938, page 801 [selected portions].

Margaret died in Vancouver on December 12, 1938. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1938, page 3, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1938, page 3, column 5.

Alfred and Margaret had the following children.

 

Alfred E. Downes

Alfred E. Downes was born in Scotland about 1906.

He arrived in Canada with his parents in 1910.

In 1938 he was living with his mother in Vancouver.

In 1945 he was a fisherman.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 627 [edited image].

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 627 [edited image].

It appears that he was the same Alfred Downes who went missing in 1973.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1973, page 10, columns 4-5.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1973, page 10, columns 4-5.

The Times (Nanaimo), October 17, 1973, page 2, column 3.

The Times (Nanaimo), October 17, 1973, page 2, column 3.

Alfred’s wife was Mary Teresa Ferguson. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 31, 1920. Her father was Owen Ferguson. It appears that she had been married before.

Mary died in Vancouver on April 5, 1984. She was buried in Forest Lawn Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Her son was Robert O. Hebert, who lived in Lompoc, California in 1984.

Santa Maria Times (Santa Maria, California), September 16, 1995, page A4, column 3.

Santa Maria Times (Santa Maria, California), September 16, 1995, page A4, column 3.

 

Evelyn Margaret Downes

Evelyn Margaret Downes was born in London, England on December 31, 1906.

She married Norman McRae. This married ended in divorce.

Evelyn died in New Westminster, British Columbia on May 7, 1993.

Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1993, page B8, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1993, page B8, column 8.

 

Robert Grant Downes

Robert Grant Downes was born about 1914 in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver.

In 1946, in Croydon, England, Robert married Ann Grant Muckart. She was born on April 23, 1912, in Fort Rose, Scotland. Her father was Andrew Muckart.

Ann died in Vancouver on June 14, 1997.

 

Winnifred Elizabeth Downes

Winnifred Elizabeth Downes was born in Vancouver about 1918. (She was sometimes called “Elizabeth.”)

On April 20, 1937, in Vancouver, she married Eric Edvin Lonnkvist, who was a logger. He was born in Wasa, Finland on October 20, 1902. His parents were Eric Joel Lonnkvist and Hanna Rahia. This marriage ended in divorce in Vancouver on March 17, 1961.

Elizabeth died before 1993.

Eric and his second wife, Mary, took annual road trips to the United States.

Ames Daily Tribune (Ames, Iowa), August 15, 1972, page 12, columns 1-3.

Ames Daily Tribune (Ames, Iowa), August 15, 1972, page 12, columns 1-3.

 

John Benjamin Downes

John Benjamin Downes was born in Vancouver on November 22, 1919.

He worked as a forester with the British Columbia government.

In June 1950, in Victoria, he married Margery Loraine Tait.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 23, 1950, page 8, column 3.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 23, 1950, page 8, column 3.

In 1955, John and Ann were living in Vancouver. John was a salesman for Davidson and Company.

John died in Saanichton, British Columbia on April 16, 1994.

Victoria Times Colonist, April 21, 1994, page C8, column 4.

Victoria Times Colonist, April 21, 1994, page C8, column 4.

 

 

Sources

Alfred Downes (father of Alfred Downes)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWS-7ZF : 13 December 2014), Alfred Downes, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 4, vol. 8B, p. 964, West Derby, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-PTYW : 18 August 2016), Alfred Downes, Landford, Wiltshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 2066/115, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,648.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4756-G6Z : 11 December 2017), Alfred Downes, Bentworth, Hampshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hampshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Sarah Wardrop (mother of Alfred Downes)

Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Sarah Wardrop; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 30 Jul 1836; Baptism Date: 8 Aug 1836; Baptism Place: Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland; Father: John Wardrop; Mother: Elizabeth Whitehead; FHL Film Number: 1040207.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DW7-3C5 : 13 December 2014), Sarah Wardrop, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 4, vol. 8B, p. 964, West Derby, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-PTYJ : 18 August 2016), Sarah Downes in household of Alfred Downes, Landford, Wiltshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 2066/115, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,648.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4756-BW2 : 11 December 2017), Sarah Downes in household of Alfred Downes, Bentworth, Hampshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hampshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSXP-BGL : 8 April 2016), Sarah Downes in household of Benjamin Downes, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hurstbourne Tarrant subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWQR-34Q : 2 August 2017), Sarah Annes [sic], Alton, Alton, Hampshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHM-6HGZ : 4 September 2014), Sarah Downes, 1929; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Keynsham, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Alfred Downes

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XCH-XKP : 1 October 2014), Alfred Downes, 1873; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Yeovil, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX2L-HYV : 30 December 2014), Alfred Downes, 10 Aug 1873; citing East Coker, Somerset, England, reference 67; FHL microfilm 1,526,552.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-PR2P : 18 August 2016), Alfred Downes in household of George Downes, Landford, Wiltshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 8, Piece/Folio 2066/115, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,648.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:47PW-2MM : 14 October 2015), Alfred Downes in household of Arthur R Searle, Alton, Hampshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hampshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

The National Archives; Kew, London, England; Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers Service Documents; Reference Number: WO 97. Ancestry.com. UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Alfred Downes; Enlistment Age: 18; Birth Date:             abt 1874; Birth Place: East Coker, Somerset; Enlistment Year: 1892; Regiment: Royal Arty; Regimental Number: 88347; Attestation Paper: Yes.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9HV-PF9 : 8 April 2016), Alfred Downes in household of John Archibald, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Belgrave subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2L-Q2W : 27 December 2014), Alfred Downes, Apr 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4765, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-8HL : 13 April 2017), Alfred Downes, 1934.

“Funeral of Alfred Downes,” Vancouver Province, Tuesday, January 16, 1934, page 10: “Funeral services for Alfred Downes, aged 61, of 1145 Semlin drive, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Nunn & Thomson Undertaking Co., Rev. J.S. Henderson, D.D. will officiate and interment will take place in the family plot, Ocean View Burial Park. Born in England, the deceased had resided in B.C. for twenty-four years. Before coming to Canada he served as coachman to Sir Archibald Edmonstone at Duntreath Castle, Sterlingshire, for fourteen years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Robert, Alfred and John; two daughters, Evelyn and Winnifred, all of Vancouver; and a brother, Benjamin, in Trail.”

Alfred Downes, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 15, 1934, page 12; Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1934, page 14: “Downes—Passed away Jan. 14th, 1934, Alfred Downes, 1145 Semlin Drive, in his 61st year. Survived by his loving wife, 3 sons, Robert G., Alfred E. and John B.; 2 daughters, Evelyn M. and Winnifred E.; also 2 brothers, Benjamin of Trail, B.C., George and a sister, Bessie, residing in England. Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 17th, at 2:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thompson’s funeral chapel, 10th Ave and Cambie St., Rev. Dr. J.S. Henderson officiating. Interment, family plot, Ocean View Burial Park. Glasgow, Scotland, papers please copy.”

 

Margaret Benson (wife of Alfred Downes)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2L-Q24 : 27 December 2014), Meargt Downes, Apr 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4765, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1P3Y : 2 March 2015), Margret Downes, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Margaret Downs in household of Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL22-GX4 : 13 April 2017), Margaret Downes, 1938.

“Mrs. Alfred Downes,” Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1938, page 3: “Funeral Services for Mrs. Margret Downes, 57, widow of Alfred Downes, 115 [sic] Semlin Drive, will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel by Rev. J.S. Henderson, D.D.; interment Ocean View Burial Park. Mrs. Downes was born in Scotland and lived 28 years in British Columbia. She is survived by three sons, Alfred, Robert and John; and two daughters, Miss Evelyn Downes and Mrs. E. Loonkvist of this city.”

“Mrs. Alfred Downes,” Vancouver Province, December 14, 1938, page 6:

“Final rites for Mrs. Margaret Downes, aged 58, widow of Alfred Downes, 1145 Semlin drive, who died at her home on Monday, will be held on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson funeral chapel, Rev. Dr. JS. Henderson will officiate, and interment will take place in the family plot, Mountain View cemetery.

Born in Scotland, Mrs. Downes has resided in Vancouver for twenty-eight years.

She is survived by three sons, Alfred, Robert and John; two daughters, Mrs. E. Loonkvist, and Evelyn; and a grandson, Eric.”

Margaret Downes, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 13, 1938, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 13,1938, page 17: “Downes—Passed away Dec. 12, 1938, Margaret Downes, 1145 Semlin Drive, in her 58th year, widow of the late Alfred Downes. Survived by 3 sons, Alfred, Robert and John; 2 daughters, Evelyn and Mrs. E. Loonkvist, 1 grandson, Eric, all in Vancouver. Funeral service, Thursday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m. in Nunn and Thomson Chapel, 10th at Cambie, Rev. Dr. J.S. Henderson officiating. Interment family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Alfred E. Downes (son of Alfred Downes)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2L-Q2H : 27 December 2014), Alfred Downes, Apr 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4765, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1P3B : 2 March 2015), Alfred Ed*D Downes in entry for Margret Downes, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Alfred Downs in household of Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Mary Teresa Ferguson (wife of Alfred E. Downes)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMS-BJQ : 8 November 2017), Mary Teresa Downes, 1984; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6a54705c-5c1a-43f8-ad2e-52a742a26804.

 

Evelyn Margaret Downes (daughter of Alfred Downes)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FJV-23J : 1 October 2014), Evelyn Margaret Downes, 1907; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2L-Q2C : 27 December 2014), Evelyn Downes, Apr 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4765, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1P31 : 2 March 2015), Evelyn Margret Downes in entry for Margret Downes, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Evelyn Downs in household of Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1993-09-011129; Evelyn Margaret Mcrae; date of death: May 7, 1993; place of death: New Westminster; age at death: 86; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/45f3a2d0-bb5e-4239-b629-7698590581c2; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/28c68542-4671-443c-8952-3b3d55e10165.

 

Robert Grant Downes (son of Alfred Downes)

1921 Canada Census, Robert Downs in household of Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVD9-ZLJZ : 8 October 2014), Robert G Downes and null, 1946; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1946, quarter 2, vol. 2A, p. 1860, Croydon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ann Grant Muckart (wife of Robert Grant Downes)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVD9-NLLM : 8 October 2014), Annie G Muckart and null, 1946; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1946, quarter 2, vol. 2A, p. 1860, Croydon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1997-09-012267; Ann Grant Downes; date of death: June 14, 1997; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 85; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7c3075ee-aff2-40a4-9b7f-c034b45227f8; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1c154ef7-8164-4efd-adb1-973a4d2180a0.

 

Winifred Elizabeth Downes (daughter of Alfred Downes)

1921 Canada Census, Winifred Downs in household of Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1937-09-445165; Eric Edvin Lonnkvist and Winnifred E Downes; date of marriage: April 20, 1937; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c043509b-5025-4280-8e1c-4ca54b6a758c.

 

Eric Edvin Loonkvist (husband of Winnifred E. Downes)

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Erik Edvin Lonnkvist; [Erick Eric Erik Edwin Lonkvist]; Gender: Male; Race/Nationality: Scandinavian; Age: 34; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: 2 Oct 1902; Birth Place: Wasa, Finland; Arrival date: 20 Apr 1937; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

John Benjamin Downes (son of Alfred Downes)

1921 Canada Census, John Downs in household of Alfred Downs, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-006721; John Benjamin Downes; date of death: April 16, 1994; place of death: Saanichton; age at death: 74; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6fe40238-fbc0-42da-be29-a8b304592a01; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c0a4e1ab-e593-4e17-a24e-c8bb24b98ce9.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL25-B4C4 : 12 September 2017), John B.  Downes, ; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 182120854, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182120854: “John B. Downes; Birth: 1919; Death: 1994 (aged 74–75); Burial: Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 182120854.”