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Lemuel Grosvenor Downes

  • Birth 26 Oct 1839 Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 1895 Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
  • Burial Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 104905234

The death record for lawyer Lemuel Downes says he was diabetic with a gangrene of the foot.
His father was born in Boston and his mother in Wiscasset.
Dr. Charles Swan was his doctor.

Hon. Lemuel Grosvenor DOWNES died Thursday afternoon at the old homestead, Main Street, Calais, Me. where he was born in 1839. Early in life he was united in marriage to Augusta WARDSWORTH d/o L.L. WARDSWORTH, for many years connected with the iron and steel works in Pembroke, Me. and whose death preceded that of her husband several years. Besides his two children, Mrs. John HODGINS of Ottawa and his son, George DOWNES, who was associated with him in business, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Caroline D. BAILEY. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. C.G. McCully of the Congregational Church officiating. The pall bearers were Geo. S.D. LEAVITT, Geo. A. CURRAN, Wm A. MURCHIE, Geo. H. EATON, Frank TODD, John D. CHIPMAN, W.C. RENNIE and Geo. E. GARDNER. (see 'Deaths Heavy Hand' for career) (St. Croix Courier, December 12, 1895)

Calais, Me. - The social event of the past week was the marriage of Miss Mina Augusta DOWNES to Maj. John HODGINS of Ottawa, which took place at the residence of the bride's father, Hon. L.G. DOWNES, Thursday eve. The bridesmaid was Miss Jennie COE; the groomsman, Capt. MacDONALD of the Infantry School, Fredericton. (St. Croix Courier, June 29, 1893)

St. Stephen (Charlotte Co.) June 22 - The beautiful old homestead of Judge DOWNES of Calais was the scene of a brilliant wedding, the principals being his daughter Miss Mina Augusta DOWNES and Major John HODGINS, senior member of a prominent law firm of Ottawa, Ontario. Capt. McDONNELL of the Fredericton military school was groomsman and Miss COLL of New York, bridesmaid. The marriage ceremony took place at 6 o'clock. Rev. C.G. McCully, pastor of the Congregational church officiating. (Saint John Daily Sun, June 23, 1893)

In the 1880 U.S. Census, sawyer Lemuel G. Downs, 42, born Maine,father born Mass., mother born Maine, was living in Calais, Maine, with Augusta H., 40, born Maine; Mina A., 13; and George, 11, all born in Maine; mother Betsey L., 78, born Maine, father born N.H., mother born Maine; and servant Mary J. Deacon, 20, born Canada, father born Ireland, mother born England.

In the 1870 U.S. Census, lawyer Grosvenor Downes, 31, born Maine, was living in Machias, Maine, with Augusta, 31, born Mass; Maria, 3; and George, 1, both born in Maine; and domestic servant Kate Hickey, 16, born Maine.

m. Pembroke, 28th ult., by Rev. H.A. Philbrook, L.G. DOWNES, Esq., Machias (Maine) / Augusta d/o L.L. WARDSWORTH, Esq., Pembroke. St. Croix Courier, July 7, 1866)

In the 1860 U.S. Census, George Downes, 66, born Mass., was living in Ward 4, Calais, Maine, with Betsey L., 58; Caroline P., 30; and Lemuel G., 20, all born in Maine.

In the 1850 U.S. Census, George Downes, 56, born Mass., was living in Calais, Maine,Betsy S., 47;; George, 22; Caroline P., 19; Henry R,, 17; Edmund M., 14; Lemurel G., 10; and Martha H.F., 7, all born in Maine; and Christianna Mcconkey, 21, born N.B.

Children of George and Betsey Downs
Lemuel Grosvenor born October 26, 1839 (Calais Vital Records)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 104905234
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lemuel Grosvenor Downes (26 Oct 1839–5 Dec 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104905234, citing Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by SusanE (contributor 47098878) .