The Downer family seems to have come from Fogo. Eli Downer son of Matthias and Caroline Ann Downer bap. 3 November 1872 Fogo Anglican church records.
Eli Downer bachelor age 25 married Selina Bursey spinster age 19 October 9 1897 at Gander Bay. This is the vital statistics record of the marriage and the couple is listed as Methodist.
The 1935 census for Main Point Fogo list Eli and Selina Downer and their sons Matthew and Malcolm.
The 1945 census for Main point lists Matthew and Ethel Downer and their sons Gordon E age 8, Joseph W age 2 and their daughters Kathleen age 5 and Hazel E age 3
Also Eli R. And Selina Downer and their son Malcolm L age 37. Eli's birthplace is listed as Fogo and Selina's as Change Islands.
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