Downes, Benjamin, 1893, Obituary
Benjamin Roberts Downes died at his home in Bradford 30 Oct., 1893, of paralysis, at the age of 70 years, having been born 20 Aug., 1823.
He was a well-known and prominent citizen and a popular piano teacher. He practiced his profession in Boston and in the principal schools and homes in this county, for nearly half a century. He was a prominent Mason, and was among the principals in establishing Episcopal church service in Haverhill.
1. Essex-County Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1894, page 46.
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