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Benoni Payne DOWNES (1850-?)
>James Leonard DOWNES (1873-1924 Missouri)
>>Yale S. DOWNES (1902-1971 Kansas)
>>Harry Ira DOWNES (1905-1972 Illinois) Harry Ira DOWNES joins to my MERRITT family when he married my mother, Gladys Marie MERRITT 10 Feb 1951, but they were together since 1945. Gladys was born 8 Dec 1915 Ava, Oklahoma and died 11 Apr 1999 Medford, Oregon. Harry and Gladys had one child born through their marriage:
>>>Sharon Marie DOWNES (6 May 1951 Oregon)
>>Hazel DOWNES (?-? Illinois)
>>Opal DOWNES (1907-? Illinois)
>>Burr Henry DOWNES (1908-? Illinois)
>>Ora Della DOWNES (?-? Illinois)
>>Wayne Edward DOWNES (?-1939 Illinois)
>>Dimple A. DOWNES (?-? Illinois)
>>Martha DOWNES (1922-1925 Illinois)

The picture below shows a group of Lockheed Ferry Pilots that delivered war aircraft for England, before the U.S. entered the war. Harry DOWNES is third man from your left.

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on 2007-11-28 18:28:00

chip2per , from Oregon, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2007. is researching the following names: MERRITT, SCOTT, QUIMBY and 31 other(s).

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by Kawhio on 2009-12-16 21:11:11

Kawhia in 1965 was a very small out of the way Town, some where on the West Coast of the North Island of N.Z.
Population around 400 family's the greater number being decedents of the Tainui Waka,that now sleeps at Maketu Marea.
The Methodist Church located on the hill midway between the town and the Pa, was looked after by a very kind friend of my mother and farther, by the name of Barny Downs. He used to drive all over the district to pick up us kids for Sunday school, on his tiny blue Bradford Van. I often wondered about our Maori Minister and what happened to him when he left Kawhia?.
To a small boy I thought he was just the Bee knees.

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