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Margaret Sophia McLeod1

F, #3701, b. 21 March 1853, d. 22 August 1949

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: William Gordon Dowling (b. 1849, d. 7 July 1940)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Margaret Sophia McLeod was born on 21 March 1853 in Cleveland, Richmond, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.2,3,4,1
  • Birth: She was born on 11 March 1854 in Nova Scotia, CanadaG.5
  • Birth: She was born in 1855 in Canada.6
  • Birth: She was born about 1860 in Canada.7,8
  • Marriage: She and William Gordon Dowling were married in 1885 in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USAG.2,4,1
  • Death: She died on 22 August 1949, at age 96, in Santa Cruz, California, USAG, Age: 98.3,1
  • Burial: She was buried after 22 August 1949 in Santa Cruz, California, USAG, Santa Cruz Memorial Park; Mission Mausoleum in Section 12, Crypt #230; Memorial ID: 158170630.1

Other Facts

  • Name: Margaret Sophia McLeod was also known as Maggie McLeod.2,3
  • Name: She was also known as Margret S Dowling.8
  • Name: She was also known as Margaret S Dowling.4,6,5,1
  • Name: She was also known as Margaret McLeod.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 3701.
  • Residence: She resided in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USAG, between 1885 and 1896.1
  • Religious Affiliation: She was affiliated with Presbyterian on 31 March 1901 in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.5
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.5
  • Residence: She resided in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 31 March 1901.5
  • Residence: She resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, between 1905 and 1919.1
  • Residence: She resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, on 15 April 1910 3205 19th Street, Ward 1.8
  • Children: She had 2 children out of 2 still living children on 15 April 1910 in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA.8
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA.8
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA.6
  • Residence: She resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, on 5 January 1920 3209 North 19th Street.6
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA.4
  • Residence: She resided in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, on 15 April 1930 111 California Street.4,1
  • Religious Affiliation: She was affiliated with First Presbyterian Church before 22 August 1949.1

Narrative

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 25 August 1949, Thursday, Page 8

Margaret Dowling Rites Saturday


Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., from Wessendorft mortuary for Mrs. Margaret Dowling, resident of Santa Cruz for a number of years, who died Monday at a local rest home. She was 98 years old.
Mrs. Dowling, mother of the late Dr. Stanley W. Dowling, was the widow of Capt. W. G. Dowling. She is survived by two grandsons, Stanley A. Dowling, San Lorenzo, and Gordon Dowling, Tacoma, Wash.; and by great grandsons.
The last rites will be followed by entombment in the IOOF mausoleum.
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Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 15 March 1946, Friday, Page 3
Mrs. Margaret Sophia Dowling Honored On Her 93rd Birthday by Laura Rawson


Mrs. Margaret Sophia Dowling, who makes her home with her son, Dr. Stanley Dowling, and Mrs. Dowling, on California street, celebrated her 93rd birthday March 11 and the occation was marked by a dinner party with the gracious little white-haired guest of honor the merriest member of the group. Prettily frocked (for she likes prety clothes), and wearing a gardenia corsage, she recounted incidents of her long life and recited verses learned as a child, and also sang in Gaelic a little song, which she interpreted: "Where you go, Joy and Gladness go with you."
Margaret McLeod was born in Nova Scotia, the second oldest in a family of 10 children, so their family table often seated 16, with additional places for possible visitors, for they had many.

Her monther's maiden name was Grant, and she had come to the little town in Nova Scotia in 1776, which was later named Grantsville for her family.

Her father, John McLeod, understood the Gaelic language, and taught his children some words and phrases. He was a big man in the town, conducting a large general store and the post office, in addition to his lumber interests and ship building. He was an intimate friend of Sir Charles Tupper of the house of parliament, and he assisted in consolidating Canada in the house of parliament in Ottawa. John McLeod was born in Scotland and came to Canada when a lad of 17.

Mrs. Dowling recalls a happy childhood in the big, hospitalbe home. Winter sports included skating and coasting and although the thermometer sometimes registered 26 below zero, it did not interfere with their fun out of doors.

Married In Boston

It was in Boston, 1885, that she became the bride of Sea Captain W. G. Dowling and they lived in Boston for 11 years.
In 1905 Captain Dowling and his family crossed the Rockies to Tacoma, Washington, and they lived there until 1919, when they came to Santa Cruz and Captain Dowling retired. He died a few years ago at the age of 94 years.

Mrs. Dowling is the oldest member of the First Presbyterian church and she was made a life member of the Weomen's Christian Temperance Union and was president of the union for a number of years.

Mrs. Dowling has two living sisters, Mrs. Anna Bartol of Pasadena and Mrs. Catherine Clark of Oakland.
Mrs. Dowling is blessed with good hearing, eyesight sufficient to read newspapers some and a love for flowers. She enjoys motoring, but cares little for the radio. Her family and friends come closest to her heart, however, and she has the devoted love and affection of Dr. and Mrs. Dowling. Her birthday dinner table was graced by a bouquet of long-stemmed rich red roses. She received many gifts and cards on her 93rd birthday from her family and friends, who hope she may live as long as she can enjoy life.
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Citations

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    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, MARGARET SOPHIA McLeod;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 13-Jun-2020:- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2020), memorial page for Margaret Sophia MacLeod Dowling (21 Mar 1853–22 Aug 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158170630, citing Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve McLeod (contributor 48702373) .
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    Source Combined Fields: GenForum, discussion list, 1999. www.genforum.com : 1999.

    Mike Weber,
    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
    Citation Text: 1999:-
  3. [S1613] SOURCE (Short):, Title: GenForum, Citation Detail: ----GenForum Message--; Re: Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 04, 1999 at 20:13:33 ; In Reply to: Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) by Stephen D. McLeod E-mail: email address; The Dr. Sam? Dowling is Dr. Stanley Dowling and he is Maggie and Capt. Dowling's son. Capt. Williard Dowling is Maggie and Capt. W. T. Dowling's other son. Margaret (Maggie) McLeod was born in 1853 the daughter of John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant (b. 1830).
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    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY W household of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 215,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Stanley W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 42; 1888; Massachusetts;
    William G; Dowling; Father; Married; Male; 81; 1849; Canada English;
    Margaret S; Dowling; Mother; Married; Female; 77; 1853; Canada English;
    Stanley A; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 12; 1918; California;
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    Citation Detail: Year: 1901; Census Place: Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia; Page: 2; Family No: 20,
    Citation Text: Record for G William Dowling
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    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place; Oliver D; Clarke; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1877; Rhode Island; Catherine J; Clarke; Wife; Married; Female; 49; 1871; Canada; Oliver D; Clarke; Son; Married; Male; 11; 1909; Washington; Margaret S; Dowling; -; Married; Female; 65; 1855; Canada; William G; Dowling; -; Married; Male; 69; 1851; Canada
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    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, WILLIAM G household of Tacoma Ward 1, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T624_1663; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0214; FHL microfilm: 1375676,
    Citation Text: 2006:- Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/index.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>.
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-Harold-Willard-01.jpg

William Gordon Dowling

M, #3702, b. 1849, d. 7 July 1940

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Margaret Sophia McLeod (b. 21 March 1853, d. 22 August 1949)





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: William Gordon Dowling was born on 31 October 1845 in Cleveland, Richmond, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • Birth: He was born in 1849 in Canada.2
  • Birth: He was born on 31 October 1850 in Nova Scotia, CanadaG.3
  • Birth: He was born in 1851 in Canada.4
  • Birth: He was born about 1855 in Massachusetts, USAG.5
  • Birth: He was born in 1865 in Canada.6,7
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Sophia McLeod were married in 1885 in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USAG.8,2,9
  • Death: He died on 7 July 1940, at age ~91, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USAG, Age: 94; in local nursing home.1
  • Burial: He was buried after 7 July 1940 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USAG, Santa Cruz Memorial Park; Mission Mausoleum in Section 12, Crypt #230; Memorial ID: 158170001.1

Other Facts

  • Name: William Gordon Dowling was also known as William G Dowling.2,4,5
  • Name: He was also known as W T Dowling.8,10
  • Name: He was also known as W G Dowling.11,12,12,9
  • Name: He was also known as G W T Dowling.6
  • Name: He was also known as G William Dowling.3
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 3702.
  • Title: He held the title Captain.8,10,1
  • Fact: Fact in Nova Scotia, CanadaG.6
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; went to sea in 1860.1
  • Residence: He resided in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USAG, between 1885 and 1896.9
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; moved locality from Atlantic coast to Pacific coast with California Shipping Company in USA in 1896.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.3
  • Occupation: He was a Master Mariner in Inverness, Nova Scotia, CanadaG, on 31 March 1901.3
  • Residence: He resided in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 31 March 1901.3
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Presbyterian on 31 March 1901 in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.3
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; mate on vessel "Rufus E Wood" commanded by brother-in-law Captain Charles H McLeod before 25 July 1901.1
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; command of bark "Sea King" in Honolulu, Hawaii, USAG, on 25 July 1901.1
  • Residence: He resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, between 1905 and 1919.9
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; captain of ship "St David", 1476 ton, three mast full rig; between April 1905 and December 1908.1
  • Occupation: He was a Bookkeeper for Brewery in Pierce, Washington, USAG, on 15 April 1910.5
  • Residence: He resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, on 15 April 1910 3205 19th Street, Ward 1.5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Pierce, Washington, USAG.5
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; captain of schooner "Forest Home", four masted between 4 August 1912 and 24 October 1916.1
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; Ship's Master on American Schooner 'Harvest Home' in Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, USAG, on 17 April 1915.13
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; comman of ship the "Carolton" after 1916.1
  • Occupation: He was a Sea Captain on Merchant Ship in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, on 5 January 1920.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA.4
  • Residence: He resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, on 5 January 1920 3209 North 19th Street.4
  • Occupation: He was a Mariner; command of schooner "Honoipu", four masted out of San Francisco to Pacific islands before 1925.1
  • Residence: He resided in Santa Cruz, California, USAG, in 1925 17 Jordan Street.1
  • Occupation: He was an Age: 80; Retired in 1925.1
  • Residence: He resided in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, on 15 April 1930 111 California Street.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA.2

Narrative

Santa Cruz Evening News (Santa Cruz, California), 8 July 1940, Monday, Page 1

Captain W. G. Dowling--One Of World's Oldest Sail Boat Skippers--Dies In Santa Cruz


Death brought to a close here yesterday afternoon one of the most remarkable careers of any citizen in Santa Cruz in the passing of the venerable Captain W. G. Dowling at the age of 95.

The great old skipper, who at his retirement in 1925 had spent 55 years of his 65-year career at sea as a master in sails, was ill only a week. He died at a local nursing home, leaving to mourn his death, his widow, now 87 years old; his son, Dr. Stanley Dowling of Santa Cruz, and Captain H. Willard Dowling, master of the American-Hawaiian Line's S. S. Oregonian and grandson, Stanley Dowling.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Masonic Order at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Wessendorf's Mortuary. The captain was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Grandson of a sailing master who came to Nova Scotia from Ireland in 1798, Captain Dowling was born in that province October 31, 1845.
He went to sea at the age of 15 and ten years later received command of his first ship. For 55 years he followed the trade lanes of the world, always before sail and almost without interruption until his retirement in San Francisco only 15 years ago at the age of 80. No other skipper was so old, none had spent more time at sea than he.

His last command was the famous old four-master, "Honoipu," which plied the island trade out of San Francisco.
A veteran of the fleet clippers of the Atlantic, he stayed on that coast until 1896 when he came to the Pacific coast to sail for 15 years with the California Shipping company. Among his better known commands were the bark "Sea King," the three-master full rig ship, "St. David," the four-masted schooner "Forest Home," the "Carollton" and the "Honoipu" also a four masted schooner.
ROUND THE WORLD

He had sailed around the world many times, and at one time was away from home for five long years in his quests of cargo for the owners.
Coming to Santa Cruz in 1925, he and Mrs. Dowling had made their home at 17 Jordan street. He was the familiar figure on the streets of the city and counted his friends by the hundreds. He had been in good health until just a week ago when sheer old age finally overcame a body and spirit as sturdy as the ships of his command.

Note: Evening News (Sydney, NSW: 1869-1931), 27 February 1907, Wednesday, Page 6
News by the English mail states that the American ship Carollton, 1450 tons gross, from Newcastle. N.S.W., to Honolulu, has been lost at Midway Island.
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    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 13-Jun-2020:- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2020), memorial page for CPT William Gordon Dowling (31 Oct 1845–7 Jul 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158170001, citing Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve McLeod (contributor 48702373) .
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    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
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    Source Combined Fields: <i>Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests</i>.The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

    ;<br>A full list of sources can be found <a href="##SearchUrlPrefix##/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=1042">here</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
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    Citation Text: Record for W G Dowling
    Doc-Travel-Dowling-W-G-USA-Oregon-Passenger-Crew-Lists-1888-1965.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields:

    ;<i>Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests</i>. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    ;

    ;<br>A full list of sources can be found <a href="##SearchUrlPrefix##/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=8945" target="_blank">here</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for W G Dowling
    H W Dowling - Seattle Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957
    Doc-Travel-Dowling-W-G-USA-Washington-Passenger-Crew-Lists-1882-1966.jpg
  13. [S975] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1963, Citation Detail: Database online.
    H W Dowling - Oregon Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1957

Stanley Waldo Dowling

M, #3703, b. 19 November 1887, d. before 22 August 1949

Parents

Pedigree Link

Families

Family 1: France A Dowling (b. 1892, d. DECEASED)

Family 2: Alice C Dowling (b. 1903, d. DECEASED)

  • Living Dowling

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Stanley Waldo Dowling was born in 1887 in Missouri, USAG.1
  • Birth: He was born in 1887 in USA.2
  • Birth: He was born on 19 November 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.3
  • Birth: He was born in 1888 in Massachusetts, USAG.4,5,6
  • Marriage: He and France A Dowling were married in 1913.4
  • Marriage: He and Alice C Dowling were married before 1940.1
  • Death: He died before 22 August 1949.7

Other Facts

  • Name: Stanley Waldo Dowling was also known as Waldo Stanley Dowling.
  • Name: He was also known as Sam Dowling.8
  • Name: He was also known as Waldo S Dowling.6
  • Name: He was also known as Stanley Dowling.9,1
  • Name: He was also known as Stanley W Dowling.4,3,5
  • Name: He was also known as W Stanley Dowling.2
  • Title: He held the title Dr.4,10
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 3703.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.2
  • Residence: He resided in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 31 March 1901.2
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Presbyterian on 31 March 1901 in Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.2
  • Residence: He resided in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA, on 15 April 1910 3205 19th Street, Ward 1.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, USA.6
  • Residence: He resided in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, on 5 June 1917 Piedmont Court.3
  • Description:3
  • Military: Age: 29; Marital Status: Married; Draft Registration.3
  • Occupation: He was a Physician & Surgeon in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, between 5 June 1917 and 15 April 1930.4,3
  • Occupation: He was a Physician in General Practice in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, on 17 January 1920.5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA.5
  • Residence: He resided in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, between 17 January 1920 and 16 April 1940 111 California Street.1,4,5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA.4
  • Residence: He resided in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, between 1939 and 1945.8
  • Occupation: He was a Physician in private practice in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA, on 16 April 1940.1,9
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1940 in Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2836] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, California. SANTA CRUZ --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find my Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys: Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY household of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America; NARA series: T627; NARA roll: 342,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Stanley; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 53; 1887; Missouri;
    Alice C; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 37; 1903; California;
    Stanley A; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 22; 1918; California;
    Rose; Rhodes; Maid; Single; Female; 36; 1904; California;
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Stanley-1887-CA-Santa-Cruz
  2. [S984] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Library and Archives Canada. ;Census of Canada, 1901</i>. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl"; target="_blank">http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl</a>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556.<br><br>Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Year: 1901; Census Place: Port Hawksbury, Inverness, Nova Scotia; Page: 2; Family No: 20,
    Citation Text: Record for G William Dowling
    Census-1901-CAN-Dowling-William-Gordon-01.jpg
  3. [S2633] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States World War 1 Draft Registration Cards.

    NARA series: M1509; Record set: World War I Draft Registration Cards; Category: Military, armed forces & conflict; Subcategory: First World War; Collections from:Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY W,
    Citation Text: Sex: Male; Birth year: 1887; Birth date: 19 Nov 1887; Place of birth as transcribed: Boston,Massachusetts; Birth country: United States; Registration year: 1917-1918; Citizenship country: United States; Residence: Santa Cruz County; State: California; Country: United States
    Doc-Military-Dowling-Stanley-W-1887-WW1-USA-CA-Draft-Registration-1917
  4. [S2837] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America, California. SANTA CRUZ. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co,uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY W household of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 215,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Stanley W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 42; 1888; Massachusetts;
    William G; Dowling; Father; Married; Male; 81; 1849; Canada English;
    Margaret S; Dowling; Mother; Married; Female; 77; 1853; Canada English;
    Stanley A; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 12; 1918; California;
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Stanley-W-1888-CA-Santa-Cruz
  5. [S2838] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America, California. SANTA CRUZ. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY W household of Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Stanley W; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 32; 1888; Massachusetts;
    France A; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 28; 1892; California;
    Stanley A; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 1; 1919; California;
    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-Stanley-W-1887-CA-Santa-Cruz
  6. [S983] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America, Washington. PIERCE --[AC]--. Digital images. Ancestry. www.ancestry.com : see citation.

    Provo. Utah, USA,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, WILLIAM G household of Tacoma Ward 1, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T624_1663; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0214; FHL microfilm: 1375676,
    Citation Text: 2006:- Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/index.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>.
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-Harold-Willard-01.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: "Find-A-Grave". Images & Text. Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : 2019.

    email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, MARGARET SOPHIA McLeod;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 13-Jun-2020:- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2020), memorial page for Margaret Sophia MacLeod Dowling (21 Mar 1853–22 Aug 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158170630, citing Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve McLeod (contributor 48702373) .
  8. [S1613] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: GenForum, discussion list, 1999. www.genforum.com : 1999.

    Mike Weber,
    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
    Citation Text: 1999:-
  9. [S1613] SOURCE (Short):, Title: GenForum, Citation Detail: ----GenForum Message--; Re: Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 04, 1999 at 20:13:33 ; In Reply to: Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) by Stephen D. McLeod E-mail: email address; The Dr. Sam? Dowling is Dr. Stanley Dowling and he is Maggie and Capt. Dowling's son. Capt. Williard Dowling is Maggie and Capt. W. T. Dowling's other son. Margaret (Maggie) McLeod was born in 1853 the daughter of John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant (b. 1830).
  10. [S1447] SOURCE (Short):, Title: "Find-A-Grave", Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA, Find-A-Grave, Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, CPT WILLIAM GORDON ;

John McLeod1

M, #3704, b. 1808, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Families

Family 1: Margaret McKean (d. DECEASED)

Family 2: Juliet Ann Grant (b. 1830, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John McLeod was born in Canada.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1808 in Scotland.1,3,4,5
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Occupation: John McLeod was a ran a large General Store and post office with other interests in lumber and ship building.5
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 3704.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to Canada in 1825 Age: 17.5

Narrative


Citations

  1. [S1613] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: GenForum, discussion list, 1999. www.genforum.com : 1999.

    Mike Weber,
    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
    Citation Text: 1999:-
  2. [S983] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America, Washington. PIERCE --[AC]--. Digital images. Ancestry. www.ancestry.com : see citation.

    Provo. Utah, USA,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, WILLIAM G household of Tacoma Ward 1, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T624_1663; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0214; FHL microfilm: 1375676,
    Citation Text: 2006:- Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/index.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>.
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-Harold-Willard-01.jpg
  3. [S2837] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America, California. SANTA CRUZ. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co,uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY W household of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 215,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Stanley W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 42; 1888; Massachusetts;
    William G; Dowling; Father; Married; Male; 81; 1849; Canada English;
    Margaret S; Dowling; Mother; Married; Female; 77; 1853; Canada English;
    Stanley A; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 12; 1918; California;
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Stanley-W-1888-CA-Santa-Cruz
  4. [S2839] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America, Washington. PIERCE. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for CLARKE, OLIVER D household of Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place; Oliver D; Clarke; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1877; Rhode Island; Catherine J; Clarke; Wife; Married; Female; 49; 1871; Canada; Oliver D; Clarke; Son; Married; Male; 11; 1909; Washington; Margaret S; Dowling; -; Married; Female; 65; 1855; Canada; William G; Dowling; -; Married; Male; 69; 1851; Canada
    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-William-G-1851-WA-Pierce-Tacoma
  5. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Find-A-Grave". Images & Text. Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : 2019.

    email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, MARGARET SOPHIA McLeod;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 13-Jun-2020:- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2020), memorial page for Margaret Sophia MacLeod Dowling (21 Mar 1853–22 Aug 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158170630, citing Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve McLeod (contributor 48702373) .

Juliet Ann Grant1,2

F, #3705, b. 1830, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: John McLeod (b. 1808, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Juliet Ann Grant was born in 1830 in Canada.3,4,5,6
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Juliet Ann Grant had reference number 3705.

Narrative


Citations

  1. [S1613] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: GenForum, discussion list, 1999. www.genforum.com : 1999.

    Mike Weber,
    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
    Citation Text: 1999:-
  2. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Find-A-Grave". Images & Text. Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : 2019.

    email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, MARGARET SOPHIA McLeod;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 13-Jun-2020:- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2020), memorial page for Margaret Sophia MacLeod Dowling (21 Mar 1853–22 Aug 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158170630, citing Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve McLeod (contributor 48702373) .
  3. [S1613] SOURCE (Short):, Title: GenForum, Citation Detail: ----GenForum Message--; Re: Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 04, 1999 at 20:13:33 ; In Reply to: Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) by Stephen D. McLeod E-mail: email address; The Dr. Sam? Dowling is Dr. Stanley Dowling and he is Maggie and Capt. Dowling's son. Capt. Williard Dowling is Maggie and Capt. W. T. Dowling's other son. Margaret (Maggie) McLeod was born in 1853 the daughter of John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant (b. 1830).
  4. [S2837] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America, California. SANTA CRUZ. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co,uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, STANLEY W household of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 215,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Stanley W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 42; 1888; Massachusetts;
    William G; Dowling; Father; Married; Male; 81; 1849; Canada English;
    Margaret S; Dowling; Mother; Married; Female; 77; 1853; Canada English;
    Stanley A; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 12; 1918; California;
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Stanley-W-1888-CA-Santa-Cruz
  5. [S2839] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America, Washington. PIERCE. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for CLARKE, OLIVER D household of Tacoma City, Pierce, Washington, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place; Oliver D; Clarke; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1877; Rhode Island; Catherine J; Clarke; Wife; Married; Female; 49; 1871; Canada; Oliver D; Clarke; Son; Married; Male; 11; 1909; Washington; Margaret S; Dowling; -; Married; Female; 65; 1855; Canada; William G; Dowling; -; Married; Male; 69; 1851; Canada
    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-William-G-1851-WA-Pierce-Tacoma
  6. [S983] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America, Washington. PIERCE --[AC]--. Digital images. Ancestry. www.ancestry.com : see citation.

    Provo. Utah, USA,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, WILLIAM G household of Tacoma Ward 1, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T624_1663; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0214; FHL microfilm: 1375676,
    Citation Text: 2006:- Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/index.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>.
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-Harold-Willard-01.jpg

John Daniel McLeod1

M, #3706, b. 1873, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Daniel McLeod was born in 1873.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Title: John Daniel McLeod held the title Captain.1
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 3706.

Citations

  1. [S1613] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: GenForum, discussion list, 1999. www.genforum.com : 1999.

    Mike Weber,
    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
    Citation Text: 1999:-

Margaret McKean1

F, #3707, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: John McLeod (b. 1808, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Margaret McKean died DECEASED.1

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Margaret McKean had reference number 3707.

Citations

  1. [S1613] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: GenForum, discussion list, 1999. www.genforum.com : 1999.

    Mike Weber,
    Citation Detail: ---GenForum Message---; Margaret McLeod Dowling (b. 1853) ; Posted by: Stephen D. McLeod Date: October 03, 1999 at 16:32:25 ; E-mail: email address; My great grandfather, Capt. Charles Harrington McLeod (b. 1840), had a sister, Maggie (b. 1853), who married Capt. W. T. Dowling. They had a son (perhaps grandson?), Dr. Sam? Dowling, who lived in Santa Cruz, California. My last information on Maggie McLeod Dowling is that she was living with her son in Santa Cruz, California during WWII. My mother says she must have been 90 years old at the time. Maggie McLeod was born in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her parents were John McLeod (b. 1808) and Juliet Ann Grant. My grandfather, Capt. John Daniel McLeod (b. 1873), went to sea with Capt. Dowling as a teenager. Capt. Charlie was Maggie's half brother. His mother's name was Margaret McKean. I am willing to share any information I have about the family. Stephen D. McLeod; 3001 Leeds Manor Road; Markham, Virginia 22643-1712,
    Citation Text: 1999:-

James Cain

M, #3708, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: James Cain was born in Alliston, Ontario, CanadaG.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: James Cain had reference number 3708.

Narrative

[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

----------Gen Forum-------------------
Emma Catharine Dowling ( my Grandmother
Posted by: Marg Buchanan ( Norton) Date: October 13, 1999 at 05:10:04
E-mail: wiskers@idirect.com

looking for info on Emma Catharine . Dowling . b: March 16,1884-86 D: Jan 4,1959. She was born in Tottenham, Ontario Canada. Maried a James Cain born Alliston Ontario.Had 10 children. Need info on her parents.Francis b app 1849 Ireland? Charlotte b app 1856 maybe Charlottes second marriage.

Emma Catharine Dowling

F, #3709, b. between 16 March 1884 and 1886, d. DECEASED

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Vital Facts

  • Birth: Emma Catharine Dowling was born between 16 March 1884 and 1886 in Tottenham, Ontario, CanadaG.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

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  • Reference Number: Emma Catharine Dowling had reference number 3709.

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Emma Catharine Dowling ( my Grandmother
Posted by: Marg Buchanan ( Norton) Date: October 13, 1999 at 05:10:04
E-mail: wiskers@idirect.com

looking for info on Emma Catharine . Dowling . b: March 16,1884-86 D: Jan 4,1959. She was born in Tottenham, Ontario Canada. Maried a James Cain born Alliston Ontario.Had 10 children. Need info on her parents.Francis b app 1849 Ireland? Charlotte b app 1856 maybe Charlottes second marriage.

Francis Dowling

M, #3710, b. about 1849, d. DECEASED
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Family

Family: Charlotte (b. about 1856, d. DECEASED)

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Vital Facts

  • Birth: Francis Dowling was born about 1849 in IrelandG.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

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  • Reference Number: Francis Dowling had reference number 3710.

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Emma Catharine Dowling ( my Grandmother
Posted by: Marg Buchanan ( Norton) Date: October 13, 1999 at 05:10:04
E-mail: wiskers@idirect.com

looking for info on Emma Catharine . Dowling . b: March 16,1884-86 D: Jan 4,1959. She was born in Tottenham, Ontario Canada. Maried a James Cain born Alliston Ontario.Had 10 children. Need info on her parents.Francis b app 1849 Ireland? Charlotte b app 1856 maybe Charlottes second marriage.

Charlotte

F, #3711, b. about 1856, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Francis Dowling (b. about 1849, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Charlotte was born about 1856.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

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  • Reference Number: Charlotte had reference number 3711.

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Emma Catharine Dowling ( my Grandmother
Posted by: Marg Buchanan ( Norton) Date: October 13, 1999 at 05:10:04
E-mail: wiskers@idirect.com

looking for info on Emma Catharine . Dowling . b: March 16,1884-86 D: Jan 4,1959. She was born in Tottenham, Ontario Canada. Maried a James Cain born Alliston Ontario.Had 10 children. Need info on her parents.Francis b app 1849 Ireland? Charlotte b app 1856 maybe Charlottes second marriage.

Michael Dowling

M, #3712, d. after 1849
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: (d. DECEASED)

  • Louisa Dowling
  • William Dowling
  • Sarah Dowling
  • John Dowling

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Michael Dowling and were married on 9 December 1830 in Paddington, Westminster, London, England.
  • Death: He died after 1849.

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  • Name: Michael Dowling was also known as Martin Dowling.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 3712.

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Michael(Martin) d. Bega 1884
Posted by: john dowling Date: October 15, 1999 at 05:10:53 E-mail: jddowling@hawknet.com.au
In Reply to: Dowlings in Australia by David Johnson

seeking any info on Michael-(Martin)Dowling-
married 9 12 1830 Paddington,London ,England -arrived Aust. 17 01 1849 on 'Thomas Arbuthnot'-4 children Louisa ,William,Sarah and John (my great grandfather.)

F, #3713, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Michael Dowling (d. after 1849)

  • Louisa Dowling
  • William Dowling
  • Sarah Dowling
  • John Dowling

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: and Michael Dowling were married on 9 December 1830 in Paddington, Westminster, London, England.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: had reference number 3713.

Roy Russel Dowling1

M, #3718, b. 28 May 1901, d. 15 April 1969

Parents

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Family

Family: Jessie Spencer Blanch (d. 9 September 1976)

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PhotoCouple-Dowling-Roy-Russell-1901-1949-1969-Lady-Gowrie.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Roy Russel Dowling was born on 28 May 1901 in Condong, Tweed River, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Marriage: He and Jessie Spencer Blanch were married on 8 May 1930 in Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaG, Melbourne Grammar School Chapel.
  • Death: He died on 15 April 1969, at age 67, in Canberra, Australia.

Other Facts

  • Name: Roy Russel Dowling was also known as Roy Russell Dowling.1
  • Title: He held the title Sir.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 3718.
  • Military: Service: Royal Australian Navy.
  • Military: Unit: HMAS Adelaide.
  • Military: Rank: Lieutenant.
  • Military: Rank: Lieutenant Commander.
  • Military: Flinders Naval Depot in charge of gunnery school.
  • Military: Commander.
  • Military: Unit: HMAS Swan in command.
  • Military: Unit: HMS Naid as executive officer; ship was sunk.
  • Military: Director of Plans at Navy Office.
  • Military: Rank: Acting Captain.
  • Military: Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS.)
  • Military: Rank: Captain.
  • Military: Unit: HMAS Hobart in command.
  • Military: Director of Ordnance, Torpedoes and Mines at Navy Office.
  • Military: Unit: HMAS Sydney in command of Aircraft Carrier.
  • Military: Rank: Commodore.
  • Military: Second Naval Member and Chief of Naval Personnel.
  • Military: Unit: HM Australian Fleet.
  • Military: Rank: Rear Admiral.
  • Military: Unit: First Naval Member and Chief of Naval Staff.
  • Military: Rank: Vice-Admiral.
  • Military: Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee.
  • Military: Retired from Royal Australian Navy.
  • Occupation: He was a Director Royal Visit to Australia in 1963.
  • Occupation: He was an Australian Secretary to the Queen between 1963 and 1969.

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Title : Lord Selkirk, First Lord of the Admiralty, is met on arrival at Mascot by Rear Admirals Harries and Dowling
Creator : McInnes, Roy
Date of Work : 24 Sep 1958
Type of Material : Pictures
Physical Description : Photographs - 1 photonegative - 10 x 12 cm.
Source : Presented 1988
Main Record : Australian Photographic Agency (APA) Collection : Sydney people, places and events, 1953-1987
Topic : admirals
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Place : Kingsford-Smith Airport (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Name : Australia. Royal Australian Navy
Dowling, Roy Russell, Sir
Great Britain. Admiralty
Harries, David Hugh
Selkirk, Lord
Citation no. : ON 173
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Wikipedia - 2019:
Vice Admiral Sir Roy Russell Dowling, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO (28 May 1901 - 15 April 1969) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). He served as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), the RAN's highest-ranking position, from 1955 until 1959, and as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), forerunner of the role of Australia's Chief of the Defence Force, from 1959 until 1961.

Born in northern New South Wales, Dowling entered the Royal Australian Naval College in 1915. After graduating in 1919 he went to sea aboard various Royal Navy and RAN vessels, and later specialised in gunnery. In 1937, he was given command of the sloop HMAS Swan. Following the outbreak of World War II, he saw action in the Mediterranean theatre as executive officer of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Naiad, and survived her sinking by a German U-boat in March 1942. Returning to Australia, he served as Director of Plans and later Deputy Chief of Naval Staff before taking command of the light cruiser HMAS Hobart in November 1944. His achievements in the South West Pacific earned him the Distinguished Service Order.

Dowling took command of the RAN's first aircraft carrier, HMAS Sydney, in 1948. He became Chief of Naval Personnel in 1950, and Flag Officer Commanding HM Australian Fleet in 1953. Soon after taking up the position of CNS in February 1955, he was promoted to vice admiral and appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath. As CNS he had to deal with shortages of money, manpower and equipment, and with the increasing role of the United States in Australia's defence planning, at the expense of traditional ties with Britain. Knighted in 1957, Dowling was Chairman of COSC from March 1959 until May 1961, when he retired from the military. In 1963 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order and became Australian Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, serving until his death in 1969.

Pre-war career

Roy Russell Dowling was born on 28 May 1901 in Condong, a township on the Tweed River in northern New South Wales. His parents were sugar cane inspector Russell Dowling and his wife Lily. The youth entered the Royal Australian Naval College (RANC) at Jervis Bay, Federal Capital Territory, in 1915. An underachiever academically, he excelled at sports, and became chief cadet captain before graduating in 1918 with the King's Medal, awarded for "gentlemanly bearing, character, good influence among his fellows and officer-like qualities".[1][2] The following year he was posted to Britain as a midshipman, undergoing training with the Royal Navy and seeing service on HMS Ramillies and HMS Venturous.[3] By January 1923 he was back in Australia, serving aboard the cruiser HMAS Adelaide. He was promoted to lieutenant in March.[4] In April 1924, Adelaide joined the Royal Navy's Special Service Squadron on its worldwide cruise, taking in New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Panama, and the West Indies, before docking in September at Portsmouth, England. There Dowling left the ship for his next appointment, training as a gunnery officer and serving in that capacity at HMS Excellent.[3][5]

After his return to Australia in December 1926, Dowling spent eighteen months on HMAS Platypus and HMAS Anzac, where he continued to specialise in gunnery. In July 1928, he took on an instructional role at the gunnery school in Flinders Naval Depot on Western Port Bay, Victoria. He married Jessie Blanch in Melbourne on 8 May 1930; the couple had two sons and three daughters.[1][6] Jessie accompanied him on his next posting to Britain commencing in January 1931. He was promoted to lieutenant commander on 15 March, and was appointed gunnery officer on the light cruiser HMS Colombo in May. Dowling returned to Australia in January 1933, and was appointed squadron gunnery officer aboard the heavy cruiser HMAS Canberra that April.[1][4] The ship operated mainly within Australian waters over the next two years.[7] In July 1935, Dowling took charge of the gunnery school at Flinders Naval Depot. He was promoted to commander on 31 December 1936.[1][4] The following month, he assumed command of the newly commissioned Grimsby-class sloop HMAS Swan, carrying out duties in the South West Pacific.[8] Completing his tenure on Swan in January 1939, he was briefly assigned to the Navy Office, Melbourne, before returning to Britain in March for duty at HMS Pembroke, where he awaited posting aboard the yet-to-be-commissioned anti-aircraft cruiser, HMS Naiad.[4]

World War II

Dowling became executive officer on HMS Naiad when the ship was commissioned in 1940. Following service with the British Home Fleet, the cruiser transferred to the Mediterranean Station in May 1941, where she took part in the Battle of Crete.[1][6] She was involved in action against German torpedo boats on the night of 20/21 May. On 22 May, after engaging a German destroyer with HMAS Perth, Naiad was severely damaged by air attack.[9] Following repairs, she became flagship of the 15th Cruiser Squadron and conducted shore bombardments in support of Allied troops during the Syrian campaign in June and July.[10] She also escorted convoys resupplying Malta. In December, Naiad participated in the First Battle of Sirte against Italian naval forces. On 11 March 1942, she was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the Egyptian coast, and sank in just over twenty minutes.[1] Dowling remained in the water for an hour and a half before being rescued by a destroyer.[11]

Having survived Naiad's sinking, Dowling returned to Australia and was appointed Director of Plans at the Navy Office in July 1942.[1] In September the following year he was made Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) and raised to acting captain; his rank became substantive in June 1944.[2][6] As DCNS, he was involved in planning the post-war Navy's composition, which for the first time was to include aircraft carriers.[1] He defined the functions of maritime power in October 1943 as:[12]

(i) Maintenance of our lines of sea communications,
(ii) Destruction of the enemy's lines of sea communications,
(iii) Attack on the enemy's strategic positions in combined operations with Army and Air Force,
(iv) Defence of our bases.

In November 1944, Dowling was given command of the light cruiser HMAS Hobart, which had been undergoing repair and refit in Sydney since being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Solomons on 20 July 1943.[3][13] Dowling took her on her shakedown cruise to Melbourne on 30 December, before embarking for the South West Pacific Area in February 1945. The following month, Hobart supported the US forces that recaptured Cebu during the liberation of the Philippines.[14][15] She bombarded Tarakan Island prior to the Allied invasion on 1 May and, later that month, covered the Australian 6th Division's operations at Wewak.[16][17] The cruiser supported the Allied landings on Brunei in June, and on Balikpapan in July.[18][19] For his "outstanding courage, skill and initiative" during these operations, Dowling was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), gazetted on 6 November 1945.[2][20]

Post-war career

Dowling joined the Australian contingent at the surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. Following the cessation of hostilities, Hobart became flagship of HM Australian Squadron, and Dowling flag captain and chief of staff to Commodore John Collins, the squadron commander.[1][21] The war had taken a toll on Dowling's health, and he required leave before commencing his next appointment in May 1946 as Director of Ordnance, Torpedoes and Mines at the Navy Office.[1][2] Rear Admiral James Goldrick, in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, observed that Dowling "was thrust into the highest positions of the RAN largely as a result of the heavy casualties of World War II". When John Armstrong-the only similarly qualified and more senior Navy captain-was pronounced unfit for seagoing duty, Dowling was given the chance to command Australia's first aircraft carrier, HMAS Sydney, commissioned in England on 16 December 1948. In April the following year, two months after the ship's belated acceptance into service due to teething troubles, Dowling embarked Sydney for Australia with two squadrons of fighters aboard.[1][22] In June 1950, he was promoted to commodore and appointed Second Naval Member and Chief of Naval Personnel, serving in this capacity until the end of 1952. His term coincided with the outbreak of the Korean War, and resultant increased demands on manpower.[1][3] Dowling was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1953 New Year Honours, before travelling to London to attend the Imperial Defence College.[3][23] Raised to rear admiral in July 1953, he returned home to take up the post of Flag Officer Commanding HM Australian Fleet that December, serving through the following year. He had to preside over cutbacks to operations brought on by government stringency after the end of the Korean War.[1][3]

On 24 February 1955, Dowling succeeded Vice Admiral Sir John Collins as First Naval Member, Australian Commonwealth Naval Board, and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS).[24] He was promoted to vice admiral on 7 June, and appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the Queen's Birthday Honours two days later.[25][26] On 15 June, he joined fellow chiefs of staff Lieutenant General Henry Wells and Air Marshal John McCauley, Prime Minister Robert Menzies, and senior government members in approving a draft directive for the role of the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR); this made Commonwealth forces available for the fight against communist insurgents in Malaya, as well as for the security of Malaya and Singapore against external aggression.[27] The Navy's contribution to the FESR was to be at least two destroyers or frigates on an ongoing basis, as well as a yearly visit by an aircraft carrier. The destroyers HMAS Arunta and HMAS Warramunga, already in the region on an exercise, were immediately committed, and Dowling flew to Singapore to personally announce the plan and the reasons for it to the ships' crews.[28]

Dowling was an early advocate for the establishment of an Australian submarine fleet; in 1963, after several false starts, the first of six Oberon-class submarines was ordered.[1][29] As part of a general Western trend that viewed with alarm the increasing capability of the Soviet Navy's surface fleet, Dowling also worked to improve the offensive power of the Fleet Air Arm. In March 1956, he went so far as proposing purchase of nuclear weaponry for the RAN's De Havilland Sea Venoms. During much of Dowling's remaining time as CNS, faced with the obsolescence of HMAS Sydney and in accordance with its two-carrier policy, the Navy tried unsuccessfully to acquire a new and larger aircraft carrier to augment HMAS Melbourne.[30] Believing in the maintenance of traditionally close ties between the RAN and the Royal Navy, he worked to coordinate his policies as CNS with those of Britain's First Sea Lord, Earl Mountbatten.[1][3] Taking into account the provisions of the ANZUS treaty and the absence of suitable supplies from Britain, the RAN began to turn reluctantly towards the United States in terms of strategy and equipment,[3] as Dowling explained to Mountbatten:

We now find ourselves at the crossroads because we very much doubt whether the United Kingdom can provide us with what we want in the future. We have no wish to become Americans but there is a strong belief in this country that the sensible course of action for Australians is to acquire war equipment from the United States now. Our very telling reason is of course that, certainly in a global war, our salvation in the Pacific will depend chiefly on the aid of that country. For that we are not less loyal members of the Empire.[31]

Other issues facing the RAN during Dowling's term as CNS were its relegation-since the beginning of the 1950s-to third place behind the other armed forces in terms of Federal budget allocations, its replacement by the RAAF as the country's first line of defence, and a shortage of manpower. Dowling himself considered "separation from families, lack of houses, over employment, high wages and overtime payment in civvie street" as the causes for the Navy's inability to attract and retain personnel; the Allison Report in 1958 resulted in various improvements to service conditions, which helped reduce wastage.[32] The RANC had moved to Flinders Naval Depot in 1930, and Dowling was pleased to be able to oversee its return to Jervis Bay in 1958, the year before he relocated the office of the CNS to Canberra.[1][33]

Dowling was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1957 New Year Honours,[34] and completed his term as CNS on 23 February 1959.[24] On 23 March he took over from Sir Henry Wells as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), a role foreshadowing that of the latter-day Chief of the Defence Force.[35][36] He was succeeded as CNS by Vice Admiral Henry Burrell.[24] Happily surprised by his appointment as Chairman of COSC, Dowling hoped to transform the position such that it would exercise command authority over the service chiefs, but in this he was to be disappointed. The position's rank remained the same as the heads of the Army, Navy and Air Force, and was only responsible for putting their views on military matters to the Minister for Defence.[1][37] Other setbacks during his tenure included the Defence Department's decision-rescinded after his term-to disband the Fleet Air Arm, and the Federal government's failure to back him when he announced at a SEATO press conference in March 1961 that Australia was prepared to intervene militarily in the second Laotian crisis should it become necessary.[1][3] In September 1959, during the first Laotian crisis, the Australian government had authorised Dowling to commit "an infantry battalion, a squadron of RAAF fighters, air transport, and two RAN destroyers" to support US and SEATO forces, but no intervention took place.[38]

Later life
Dowling retired from the military on 27 May 1961 and was succeeded as Chairman of COSC by Air Marshal Sir Frederick Scherger.[35][39] Though keen to secure a diplomatic appointment, nothing was offered to him and, as a practising Anglican, he instead busied himself with church affairs in Canberra. In July 1962, the government gave him responsibility for organising Queen Elizabeth II's upcoming royal tour.[1] In this role he was required to liaise with the state governments to plan the Queen's itinerary, and to become a member of the royal household for the duration of the tour, the first time an Australian tour planner had been given such close access to a visiting monarch.[40] He was rewarded with appointment as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) as of 27 March 1963, and became Australian Secretary to the Queen on 1 November the same year.[41][42] Dowling was also the Australian Red Cross Society's Canberra chairman from 1962 to 1967; at the time he took over the chairmanship, Lady Dowling was acting president of the organisation, in the absence of Lady William Oliver.[6][11] Roy Dowling died of a heart attack on 15 April 1969 in Canberra Hospital. He was given a naval funeral at St John's Church, and cremated. His wife and five children survived him.[1][43].

Citations

  1. [S116] SOURCE: (Full): Anthony Dowling (deceased),
    Source Combined Fields: Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Excellent

    Printed in Australia by Wild & Woolley Pty Ltd, Glebe
    ISBN 0 646 29889 5,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: 258

Edward Dowling

M, #3720, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Edward Dowling died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Edward Dowling had reference number 3720.
  • Occupation: He was an Officer of the Government Printing Office in 1883.

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Record 189 of 230.
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Title : Edward Dowling, Govt. Printing Office
Date of Work : 1/1915
Type of Material : Pictures
Physical Description : Photographs - Dry plate. 12 x 10 in. P.
Notes : GPO original locations or series - St5643
From NSW Govt Printer series - Government Printing Office
Main Record : NSW Government Printing Office : collection of copy negatives, 1870-1988
Topic : portraits
public servants
Name : Dowling, Edward
Frame no. : GPO 1 - 16186
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Title : Officers, Government Printing Office in 1885
Date of Work : 2/1932
Type of Material : Pictures
Physical Description : Photographs - Dry plate. 8.5 x 6.5 in. L.
Notes : GPO original locations or series - St15386
Information from NSW Government Printer - 2 negs
Main Record : NSW Government Printing Office : collection of copy negatives, 1870-1988
Topic : groups (people)
public servants
Place : Government Printing Office
Name : Ball, J
Bloomfield, C W
Buchanan, P
Chapman, A W
Chapman, G S
Clements, J
Clennett, W P
D'Arrietta, W
Dowling, E
Dutton, J.
Dyer, A E
Fairweather, R
Furber, A F
Gaston, A
Green, A
Griffiths, C
Hayes, W
Hollingworth, N
Hosier, F
Ironside, F J
Jackson, A
Johnston, G
Killick, C R
Killick, G
McKern, H
McKern, W
Martyn, H
Maxted, A
Mercer, J
Mullarky, S
Newman, ?
Ormiston, C S
Potter, C
Rice, P
Roberts, H
Robertson, A
Sharkey, J
Small, J
Spruson, J J
Steward, J
Thrum, G A
Weaver, G
Frame no. : GPO 1 - 22024.

Bridget Dowling

F, #3722, b. about 1842, d. 23 December 1911

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: David Tierney (b. 1853, d. 25 January 1900)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Bridget Dowling was born about 1842 in IrelandG.
  • Marriage: She and David Tierney were married on 3 December 1869 in Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaG.
  • Death: She died on 23 December 1911 in Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaG.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Bridget Dowling had reference number 3722.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Smith [mailto:eliz@eisa.net.au]
Sent: 31 October 1999 01:06
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Subject: Dowling in Australia

Dear Brian,

I'm wondering whether you might have my gggrandmother or her relatives on
your database somewhere.

Her name was Bridget Dowling b. c1842 in either Queen's County (per her
marriage cert) or County Carlow (per her death cert)
Her parents were Michael Dowling (a farmer) and Bridget Kelly.

She migrated to Queensland, Australia in 1866 aboard the ship "Wansfell"
which sailed from London. With her on the passenger list is an Ann Dowling
(a sister or cousin maybe?)
In 1869 she married my gggrandfather David Tierney in Rockhampton, Qld.

Does any of the above information ring a bell?

Regards

Liz Smith (in Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
Why not visit my website. LIZZIE'S LINES at
http://members.xoom.com/Liz_Smith/.

Michael Dowling

M, #3723, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Bridget Kelly (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Michael Dowling died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Michael Dowling had reference number 3723.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Smith [mailto:eliz@eisa.net.au]
Sent: 31 October 1999 01:06
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Subject: Dowling in Australia

Dear Brian,

I'm wondering whether you might have my gggrandmother or her relatives on
your database somewhere.

Her name was Bridget Dowling b. c1842 in either Queen's County (per her
marriage cert) or County Carlow (per her death cert)
Her parents were Michael Dowling (a farmer) and Bridget Kelly.

She migrated to Queensland, Australia in 1866 aboard the ship "Wansfell"
which sailed from London. With her on the passenger list is an Ann Dowling
(a sister or cousin maybe?)
In 1869 she married my gggrandfather David Tierney in Rockhampton, Qld.

Does any of the above information ring a bell?

Regards

Liz Smith (in Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
Why not visit my website. LIZZIE'S LINES at
http://members.xoom.com/Liz_Smith/.

Bridget Kelly

F, #3724, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Michael Dowling (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Bridget Kelly died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Bridget Kelly had reference number 3724.

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[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Smith [mailto:eliz@eisa.net.au]
Sent: 31 October 1999 01:06
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Subject: Dowling in Australia

Dear Brian,

I'm wondering whether you might have my gggrandmother or her relatives on
your database somewhere.

Her name was Bridget Dowling b. c1842 in either Queen's County (per her
marriage cert) or County Carlow (per her death cert)
Her parents were Michael Dowling (a farmer) and Bridget Kelly.

She migrated to Queensland, Australia in 1866 aboard the ship "Wansfell"
which sailed from London. With her on the passenger list is an Ann Dowling
(a sister or cousin maybe?)
In 1869 she married my gggrandfather David Tierney in Rockhampton, Qld.

Does any of the above information ring a bell?

Regards

Liz Smith (in Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
Why not visit my website. LIZZIE'S LINES at
http://members.xoom.com/Liz_Smith/.

David Tierney

M, #3725, b. 1853, d. 25 January 1900
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Bridget Dowling (b. about 1842, d. 23 December 1911)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: David Tierney was born in 1853.
  • Marriage: He and Bridget Dowling were married on 3 December 1869 in Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaG.
  • Death: He died on 25 January 1900, at age ~47, in Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaG.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: David Tierney had reference number 3725.

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[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Smith [mailto:eliz@eisa.net.au]
Sent: 31 October 1999 01:06
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Subject: Dowling in Australia

Dear Brian,

I'm wondering whether you might have my gggrandmother or her relatives on
your database somewhere.

Her name was Bridget Dowling b. c1842 in either Queen's County (per her
marriage cert) or County Carlow (per her death cert)
Her parents were Michael Dowling (a farmer) and Bridget Kelly.

She migrated to Queensland, Australia in 1866 aboard the ship "Wansfell"
which sailed from London. With her on the passenger list is an Ann Dowling
(a sister or cousin maybe?)
In 1869 she married my gggrandfather David Tierney in Rockhampton, Qld.

Does any of the above information ring a bell?

Regards

Liz Smith (in Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
Why not visit my website. LIZZIE'S LINES at
http://members.xoom.com/Liz_Smith/.