Hi everyone, seeking any further information on my great-uncle, Frederick Downhill, born Jun 1870, Hyde, Cheshire, England; and died, as indicated in the record below, 13 Jul 1933 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
His widow, Sarah (Kenyon) Downhill, in Cheshire county, Eng., has an administration of Will in 1926, before his actual death, indicating that she had not seen or heard from him since 31 Dec 1916. His widow never remarried, and he left two sons, James (1897-1975) and Charles (1901-1980) who remained in the Hyde - Stockport - Manchester area in England.
His brother, William Downhill, died in 1906 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, their father and grand-father worked the Railway in England and I'm hoping to prove Frederick's migration westward was due to the work on the railway in Canada.
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium
5455 Fraser Street Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z3 Canada
Further information is posted on his memorial page at Find A Grave-http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26...
I have found the death record below, sadly, no image available online.http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/MainSite/http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/Brow...
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Name: DOWNHILL, FREDERICK
Event Place: VANCOUVER
Registration Number: 1933-09-481308
B.C. Archives Mfilm Number: B13148
GSU Mfilm Number: 1952855
Event Type: Death
Vital Stat Images(s): (No Link to Image)
~thanks for any tidbits! Sue firstname.lastname@example.org