Looking for family of DOWNES, Horace Edwin
I am looking for my Grandmother's brother, Horace Edwin DOWNES. Family stories have him a moving to Australia aprox. 1910 where he had a banana farm near Brisbane. Possibly another brother was in Australia as well
My Grandmother was born Lizzie Ellen DOWNES on 13 SEP 1890 in Essex, England the 4th child of Fanny (HUXTER) & Arthur Charles DOWNES. She married John RICHARDSON, 23 JUN 1917 they lived in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
I recall my Grandmother mentioning sisters Maud, Kate, & Dorothy as well as brothers Charles,Horace, Ernest,and Fred.
As a child I was shown photos of her brothers in Australia and recall seeing a wedding photo of Horace's son. My Grandmother used to receive letters from Australia, however, my family has had no contact with this branch of our family for many, many years.
My Grandmother passed away 08 OCT 1966 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and is burried there.