Biography of Avery Downer
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Avery Downer, farmer, sec. 15, P. P., Alpine, is a son of David B. and Nancy Downer, and was born in Niagara Co., N. Y., in 1828 With the exception ot four years spent in California he has been all his life in his present occupation In 1858 he acquired ownership of 80 acres, sec. 15. in this tp. He was married at Grand Rapids in 1859, to Melissa H. Russell, born in Vermont in 1836. They have four children: Russell, Eudora L., Mary and Pearley F. Two are deceased: Clara J. and Avery. Mr. Downer is a Democrat.

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