|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1871|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1932|
Son of Col. James Elbert Downes of Yahoo City, Miss b. 31 Oct 1845 and Elizabeth G. "Lizzie" Brown Downes b. 26 Nov 1851, Austin's Colony.
Col. James built the spectacular house at 207 N. 7th, Crockett, which has been accorded a Texas historical Medallion and is now listed in the national register as an outstanding example of Eastlake Victorian architecture.
Their son James Fernando Downes b. 9 July 1871; d. July 30, 1932, buried in Glenwood first married Cora Josephine Jones b. 16 June 1869; d. 28 Sept 1896, a bride of one year who died at the Downes home in childbirth, buried in glenwood. Downes next married Leela Warfield b. 24 April 1886 d. Oct 10, 1962, buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
He was associated with a Dallas brokerage firm prior to his death.
Houston County History
by; Beatrice B. DeSha
James Elbert Downes (1845 - 1917)
Elizabeth G. Brown Downes (1849 - 1914)
Cora Josephine Jones Downes (1869 - 1896)*
Leela Warfield Downes (1886 - 1962)*
James Fernando Downes (1871 - 1932)
Edward Elbert Downes (1875 - 1901)*
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50292852