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Gordon Louis Downes
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1895
Stafford
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1956
Rockville
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA

Gordon Louis Downes, 60, of Muddy Brook Road, Ellington, died last Thursday at the Rockville City Hospital after a short illness. He was born August 31, 1895, in Somers, son of the late William and Minnie Chase Downes, and he lived in Ellington over 30 years. He was employed for many year as a steam shovel operator and recently had conducted his own business. A World War I veteran, he was a member of Hatheway-Miller Post, American Legion of Ellington.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rose Luetjen Downes; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Caldwell and Mrs. Donald Dilworth of Ellington; five sons, Arthur G. of Hazardville, William M. of St. Petersburg, Fla., Lewis J., Earl H. and Sherwood F. Downes of Ellington; six grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Anna Downes and Mrs. Frances Randall, both of Stafford Springs and a stepbrother, Frederick Pease of Stafford Springs.
The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Ladd Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allison R. Heaps, associate pastor of Union Congregational Church, officiating. Burial was in Ellington Center Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Downes (1852 - 1900)
  Minnie Chase Downes (1865 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Rose Katharine Luetjen Downes (1896 - 1985)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Gordon Downes (1921 - 1978)*
  William Milton Downes (1922 - 1998)*
  Lewis John Downes (1924 - 1983)*
  Earl Henry Downes (1927 - 1982)*
  Sherwood Frederick Downes (1928 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Ralph Downes (1879 - 1931)**
  William Williams Downes (1887 - 1951)*
  Jessie May Downes Sullivan (1889 - 1935)*
  Hannah Liltter Downes (1891 - 1957)*
  Leroy Muller Downes (1893 - 1945)*
  Gordon Louis Downes (1895 - 1956)
  Robert Johnson Downes (1897 - 1898)*
  Frances Isabelle Downes Randall (1899 - ____)*
  Fridiswid Downes (1900 - 1918)*
  Frederick Charles Pease (1903 - 1975)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ellington Center Cemetery
Ellington
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section 4, Plot 43, Grave 1
 
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Aug 08, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5674114
Gordon Louis Downes
Added by: Perry W. Caldwell
 
Gordon Louis Downes
Added by: Perry W. Caldwell
 
 
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- Carol STEVENS
 Added: Mar. 22, 2010

- Sharon
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009

- Carol STEVENS
 Added: Jun. 21, 2009
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