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From: "Janet MacDonald" <>
Subject: Re: [CAN-ONT-CARLETON] Downey / Wilson
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:10:10 -0600
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Thanks for the information. Cosmo was my 3rd cousin once removed. I met
Cosmo and his siblings in 1972 when my parents and I went to Ottawa. They
were great people. Horace's grandparents, Arthur McEldowney and his wife
Charlotte McCarthy are buried in Christ Church cemetery as well. I believe
Cosmo and his wife Eva were responsible for having memorials erected. Eva
passed away Nov 2, 2006 at Almonte Country Haven. Cosmo's sister, Helen
passed away in Nov 11, 2006. In her obit it said she was predeceased by both
her brothers, Cosmo and Ed.

I have more information on this Downey line if you are interested.


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My wife has the following in her Family Tree:

Ena Bell Armstrong
B: 21 May 1886
D: 07 Jun 1970
M: 24 Jun 1914 to Horace Downey. First marriage 27 Jan
1909 was to Laura Boyd in Presb. Church, Carp, On B: 17
Nov 1887 D: 21 Dec 1909. Parents: John Boyd and
Elizabeth Ann Lang
B: 05 Jan 1883. Parents: Thomas Downey D: 23 Dec 1928
77) and Rebecca Jane Vance D:10 Nov 1938 (83)of
Huntley Twsp.
D: 08 Apr 1960
I: Christ Church Cemetery, Huntley.


Ena was born and brought up on the south half of Lot 10,
conc 2, Huntley Twp - on the next farm to the Downey
family. Horace and Ena were both active in church and
community. Horace was Assesor of Huntly Twp for 26
years. He was a charter Director of the Monk Rural
Telephone Company, which was established in 1909.
He remained a Director for quite a few years, during which
time he held various offices including President,
Secretary-Treasurer and
Managing Director. He was an active member of fraternal
organizations and a past President of the Carp
Agricultural Society.


1. Andrew Barton Cosmo Downey
B: 31 May 1915
D: 09 Jul 1997
M: 25 Aug 1945 to Eva Florence Davis
B: 01 Dec 1918. Parents: William Wallace Davis and
Florence Dixon
D: 02 Nov 2006
I: Both. Christ Church Cemetery, Huntley


Phillip; and

Mark (Barbara). Children: Bruce(Kathy), Sean(Stephanie)
Shannon(Mike Adam;

Thomas; and


2. Helen Angelina Vance Downey
B: 29 Jun 1916
Never married

3. Thomas Edward Downey
B: 02 May 1918
M: 20 Aug 1946 to Isabel Creeggan
B: 06 May 1916
D: 05 Jan 2005


Ordained in 1945 to serve in the Anglican Priesthood. He
retired to Stittsville in 1984 as Dean of the Anglican
Diocese of Ottawa and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral,


Rebecca M: Bruce Cairns;

Stephen M: Lynn Markert; and

Martha (baby) B: and D: 1950. Interred with Father
and Mother.

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