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Joseph Nelson Goucher1,2,3,4

M, #9776, b. 11 December 1889, d. 18 February 1976

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Family

Family: Rachel Rice Dool (b. 30 October 1888, d. 28 January 1984)





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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Joseph Nelson Goucher was born on 9 December 1889 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.1,5,6,7
  • Birth: He was born on 11 December 1889 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.8,9,3
  • Birth: He was born in 1890 in Rhode Island, USAG, (derived from age given which is different to date of birth given.)8
  • Birth: He was born in 1894.10
  • Birth: He was born on 8 December 1895 in Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.2,11
  • Birth: He was born in 1896 in Rhode Island, USAG.12
  • Marriage: He and Rachel Rice Dool were married in 1913.11
  • Marriage: He and Rachel Rice Dool were married on 30 March 1915.9
  • Marriage: He and Rachel Rice Dool were married on 31 March 1919 in Albany, New York, USAG, Marriage: 2875.4,13
  • Marriage: He and Rachel Rice Dool were married before 9 June 1924.9
  • Death: He died on 18 February 1976, at age 86, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Age: 86; Lincoln, Providence.10,5,6,4
  • Burial: He was buried after 18 February 1976 in Berkeley, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, St Joseph's Cemetery, Mendon Road; Memorial ID: 6808898.6

Other Facts

  • Name: Joseph Nelson Goucher was also known as Eddie Dowling.9,8
  • Name: He was also known as Joseph Gaucher.6
  • Name: He was also known as Nelson Goucher.8,9,7
  • Name: He was also known as Joseph N Goucher.11
  • Name: He was also known as Eddie Dowling.5,10,9,8,12,14
  • Name: He was also known as Joseph Narcisse Gaucher.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9776.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced play "Big Hearted Herbert" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 1 January and May 1934.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced play "The White Steed" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 10 January and 1 April 1939.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced and Acted in "Angel in the Pawnshop" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 18 January and 2 April 1951.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced play "Shadow and Substance" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 26 January and September 1938.
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in play "The Velvet Lady" at New Amsterdam Theatre as Mooney a New Cop in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 3 February and June 1919.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced and Directed play "This Rock" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 18 February and 20 March 1943.
  • Occupation: He was a Writer, Actor in play "Sally, Irene and Mary" as Jimmy Dugan in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 23 March and 4 April 1925.
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in play "Tell Me More" on Broadway as Harry in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 13 April and 11 July 1925.
  • Occupation: He was an Associate Producer of play "Stepping Out" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 20 May and June 1929.
  • Occupation: He was a Performer in play "Ziegfeld Follies" at New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 16 June and 6 December 1919.
  • Occupation: He was a Performer in play "Earl Carroll's Vanities" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 5 July and 29 December 1923.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced Shakespeare's "King Richard III" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 15 September and October 1937.
  • Occupation: He was a New York City, New York, USA between 23 September and 19 October 1940.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced and Staged play "Our Lan' " in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 27 September and 1 November 1947.
  • Occupation: He was a Producer, Staged and Acted in play "Magic / Hello, Out There" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 29 September and 7 November 1942.
  • Occupation: He was an Acted in play "Manhattan Nocturne" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 26 October and 13 November 1943.
  • Occupation: He was a Staged play "Men To Sea" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 003 and 21 October 1944.
  • Occupation: He was a Producer of "Hope's The Thing" at Playhouse Theatre in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 011 and 15 May 1948.
  • Occupation: He was a Producer of play "Little Women" in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 012 and 30 December 1944.
  • Occupation: He was a Production Supervisor of "Heaven On Earth" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 016 and 25 September 1948.
  • Occupation: He was an Acted in and Staged "Minnie and Mr Williams" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 027 and 30 October 1948.
  • Baptism: He was baptised on 15 December 1889 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.
  • Residence: He resided in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900 John Street.7
  • Occupation: He was an at school in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900.7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.7
  • Description:1
  • Military: Draft Registration.1
  • Occupation: He was an Actor with Orpheanne Cycle? Co in Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 5 June 1917.1
  • Occupation: He was a Writer of story "The Greatest Love" in 1920.
  • Occupation: He was a Writer of play "The Heart Of The North" in 1921.
  • Occupation: He was a Writer and Actor in play "Sally, Irene and Mary" on Broadway as Jimmy Dugan in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 4 September 1922 and 2 June 1923.
  • Occupation: He was a Performer in play "Kid Boots" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 31 December 1923 and 21 February 1925.
  • Residence: He resided in Saylesville, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 11 June 1924.9
  • Occupation: He was an Author in Saylesville, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 11 June 1924.9
  • Fact: Fact on 11 June 1924 US Passport Application.9
  • Description:9
  • Residence: He resided in Saylesville, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 12 June 1924.9
  • Occupation: He was a Writer, Lyricist and Actor for play "Honeymoon Lane" on Broadway as Tim Murphy in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 20 September 1926 and 23 July 1927.
  • Occupation: He was a Composer, writer of play "Sidewalks of New York" on Broadway with wife Ray Dooley and a Henry Dowling in cast as well as beig star Bob Hope in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 3 October 1927 and 7 January 1938.15,16
  • Occupation: He was a Producer, Writer of screenplay and story for "Rainbow Man" also actor as Rainbow Ryan in 1929.
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in "Blaze O' Glory" as Eddie Williams in 1929.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Queens, New York, USAG.11
  • Residence: He resided in Queens, Queens, New York, USA, on 12 April 1930 Bryside Town, 223 street. Owned $50,000 home with radio.11
  • Military: Veteran "No."11
  • Occupation: He was an Actor and Author of plays in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 12 April 1930.11
  • Occupation: He was a Producer, Actor and Screenplay writer for "Honeymoon Lane" in 1931.
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in play "Over The Counter" as Edward Dowling in 1932.
  • Occupation: He was a Producer of play "His Double Life" in 1933.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced and Acted in "Thumbs Up!" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 27 December 1934 and 11 May 1935.
  • Residence: He resided in New York City, Queens, New York, USA, between 1 April 1935 and 5 April 1940 3545, 223 Street, near Edgeware View.12
  • Residence: He resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, after 19 August 1937 St. James' Theatre, 44th Street.8
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in "Sally, Irene and Mary" as Edward Dowling in 1938.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced play "Madame Capet" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 25 October 1938.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced and Acted in play "Here Come The Clowns" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 7 December 1938 and February 1939.
  • Occupation: He was a Director of "Streets of Paris" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, in 1939.
  • Residence: He resided in Saylesville, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, between 1 September 1939 and 1945.1
  • Residence: He resided in Queens, New York, USAG, between 1 September 1939 and 1945.2
  • Occupation: He was an Associate Director, Staged and Acted in play "The Time Of Your Life" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 25 October 1939 and 6 April 1940.
  • Occupation: He was a Show Business Proprietor in New York City, Queens, New York, USA, on 5 April 1940.12
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1940 in New York City, Queens, New York, USA.12
  • Occupation: He was an Associate Producer, Staged play "Love's Old Sweet Song" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 2 May 1940.
  • Occupation: He was an Associate Director and Actor in play "The Time Of Your Life" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 23 September 1940.
  • Occupation: He was a Directed play "Sons O' Fun" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 1 December 1941 and 29 March 1943.
  • Occupation: He was a 246 West 44th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, in 1942.2
  • Description:2
  • Residence: He resided in Queens, New York, USAG, in 1942 35-45, 223rd Street, Bayside.2
  • Occupation: He was a Producer, Director and Stage Actor in "The Glass Menagerie" as Tom Wingfield on Broadway at Playhouse and Royale Theatres in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 31 March 1945 and 29 June 1946.
  • Occupation: He was a Directed play "The Iceman Cometh" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 9 October 1946 and 15 March 1947.
  • Occupation: He was an Associate producer of stage play "The Time of Your Life" in 1948.
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in "Paint Your Wagon" on Broadway as Ben Rumson in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 12 November 1951 and 19 July 1952.
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in "Anywhere USA" as Doctor in 1952.
  • Occupation: He was a Television performer in the "The Talk Of The Town" aka "The Ed Sullivan Show" three episodes between 1952 and 1956.
  • Occupation: He was a Produced & Directed "The Righteous Are Bold" on Broadway in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 22 December 1955 and 18 February 1956.
  • Occupation: He was a Television Performer in "Star Tonight" one episode in 1956.
  • Occupation: He was a Television performer in "The Ascent of P J O'Hara" as P J O'Hara in 1956.
  • SSN:5

Narrative

Eddie Dowling (December 11, 1889[1]- February 18, 1976) was an actor, screenwriter, playwright, producer, songwriter and composer.
He was christened Joseph Nelson Gaucher on December 15, 1889 at l'Eglise du Précieux Sang (Precious Blood church), as least, one of five children, and reputedly more, born to an Irish and French-Canadian couple in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He took his professional surname from the maiden name of his mother, Bridget Mary Dowling, who was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island. His father was Charles Gaucher who was born in St. Marcel, Province of Québec, Canada.[2]
He appeared on stage for many years.[3]His most famous role was as "Tom Wingfield" in the original Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie, opposite Laurette Taylor and Julie Haydon. He produced the play's original Chicago production in 1944, and followed it to Broadway.[3]
He was married to the Glasgow-born Actor and stage performer, Rachel "Ray" Dooley, who specialized in physical comedy; they had two children, Jack (adopted form Ray's previous marriage) and Maxine.

Eddie Dowling died in Smithfield, Rhode Island, aged 86.
References
1. ^ (baptismal records of Precious Blood church, Woonsocket, Rhode Island)
2. ^ (baptismal records of Precious Blood church, Woonsocket, Rhode Island)
3. ^ bCullen, Frank and Hackman, Florence (2006). Vaudeville, Old and New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America, pp. 322-23. Routledge. ISBN 0415938538.

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    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
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    Citation Detail: Record for EDDIE DOWLING household of New York City, Queens, New York, United States of America [across two pages],
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Eddie; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 44; 1896; Rhode Island;
    Rachel; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1898; Scotland;
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    Citation Text: 31 Mar 1919 - Albany
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    Contact: 29 Oct 1999;
    Citation Detail: 1:- -----Original Message----- From: Beth Hurd [mailto:email address] - Sent: 29 October 1999 02:42; To: Brian Dowling - Subject: RE: Eddie DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Hi, Brian - let's try this again... I just wrote a nice long email to you, then my mail program crashed... Thanks for writing back - Here's the info from Eddie Dowling's gravestone (a friend wrote the info
    down for me):

    The front of the stone says Dowling and Goucher.On the front of the stone is just the name Eddie Dowling and the year 1976. then it says, his wife, Rae Dooley 1984. On the back of the stone is Lawrence A. Maytum 1901 - 1972, his wife, Marion Goucher 1899 - 1990. Also Emma M. Goucher 1889 - 1979, wife of Charles E. Then it says Charles E. Goucher, 1857 - 1926. Bridget, his wife, 1858 - 1933. (I'm guessing Emma was wife # 2 ) Also listed is Charles E. Goucher 1882 - 1970 William F. Goucher 1884 - 1960. they are all buried in St Joseph's Cemetery in Berkeley, Cumberland, RI, on Mendon Rd. Eddie Dowling was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, December 9th, 1894 and died February 18, 1976, at the age of 81.

    And, a coincidence, there was a photo of Eddie Dowling in last Sunday's local newspaper with this caption: "Ruth Hussey (right) of stage and Eddie Dowling, R.I.-born theatrical producer, participate in the dedicatory program of The Providence Journal's FM station, WPJB-FM, in 1948."

    The road named for him is called "The Eddie Dowling Highway", or Rt. 146 in North Smithfield, RI. found these tidbits on the internet, after searching on "Eddie Dowling": he was an amateur juggler.... ....the original Iceman in 1946, directed by Eddie Dowling, with James Barton as Hickey and Dudley Digges as Harry Hope, ...
    working in The Alamo, a Harlem nightclub, with Eddie Jackson and Lou Clayton, forming the team of Clayton, Jackson and Durante. Even after the decline of vaudeville, Coots continued to perform in nightclubs. I'll write more, as I find more info.... and I'll look up Eddie's parents' names next trip to the RI Archives - maybe I can get a few generations of names, of both "Dowling" and "Dooley" - and, with any luck, perhaps I'll find a link to my own "DOOLING" ancestors!!! - Beth Hurd Johnston, RI USA email address
  15. [S2679] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Cohen, Phil, Author, -. www.dvrbs.com : 2019.

    Phil Cohen email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for Webpage 20 Oct 2019 titled: The Dooleys ******** Tydeman & Dooley,
    Citation Text: TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his passing in 1975. The Tydeman family lived in North and East Camden though at least the late 1970s, and were on Howell Street for many years.

    The Dooleys were a family act, and at least one of the Dooley brothers lived in Camden for many years. The family name was originally Dool. As of this writing, I'm not sure which of the three Dooley brothers was Vincent Tydeman's partner, but I suspect it was either Johnny Dooley or Billy Dooley, Billy was the oldest, and is the more likely of the two. The third brother, Gordon Dooley, would have been too young. It may well have been that Tydeman's partner was the Dooley father, Robert Rogers Dool, which would explain the clown makeup in the photographs attached to the father Robvert Dool - Dooley.

    Journalist Dan McConnell, who had grown up in the same neighborhood and had worked as a publicist for the Keith circuit in the 1910s wrote about the Dooleys in the late 1930s, as did Gordon Mackay, while working for the Courier. North Camden barber Pat Iarossi, who had a shop for many years at North Third Street told the following to Mackay in early 1938:

    "I used to cut Ann Pennington’s hair when she was a child," Pat recalled. "And the Dooleys always made my shop their headquarters. Billy Dooley worked for me. The kids, six [ FIVE to be correct- PMC ] of them, trained in a patch we called the 'cow lot’. Rae and Mae were the two girls, while Johnny was the big shot of the boys.”
    “They used to turn cartwheels right out in the lot there and come into my shop to do a little vocal rehearsing. Ann Pennington was always dancing, you couldn't keep her feet still. I remember one day Ann, Johnny Dooley and a girl named Moore went over to Lubin's in Philadelphia, trying to break into the movies.
    “Lubin wouldn’t handle them and they all came crying into my shop.”

    In March of 2007 an e-mail came to this website from John Vaughan, grandson of Mae Dooley and great-nephew of the Ray Dooley and the Dooley brothers. John wrote at length about the his family's show-business legacy.
    "The Dooley's came to America in the late 1800's from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in Philly. The boys were named Johnny, Billy, and Gordon. The girls were named Ray and Mae. Their father, (my great grandfather) was named Robert Rogers Dooley, he was a famous Irish circus clown, and he married Mary Dool [actually Mary Docherty], from Glasgow, who was nicked named Mumsie.
    The five kids all had an act, all did comedy, and the girl Mae, also sang. The went out on the road and toured a lot. Once, when they were all older, they played in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mae fell in love with a man she met there. They decided to get married, Mae dropped out of show business, the two of them moved back to Philly, and they had a baby boy in May of 1917. They named the child William Jonathan Dooley Vaughan. That child would grow up and become my father. That is my connection to the Dooley family.
    The boys continued as a group and were headliners in their day. Doing mainly slap stick comedy. They stared in many comedy plays plus The Ziegfield Follies, George White Scandals and The Earl Carroll Vanities. We are talking early 1900's till after WWI into the early 1920's.
    The girl, Ray (also spelled Rae sometimes), split off on her own and became a very big star, also on Broadway as an Actor and a comedienne. She performed in many musicals and also in the Follies and Vaudeville.

    Her greatest fame came when she did a "kid act" together with W.C. Fields in The Ziegfield Follies in 1920 & 1921. It was based on this act that W.C. Fields got his reputation as a "kid hater". The Actor, Fanny Brice, who also worked with Ray and W.C., later stole the act for herself and called it Baby Snooks. Among other stars of the day, Ray Dooley later went on and performed together with Bob Hope (then called by his real name, Lester Hope) in the smash hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks Of New York" in 1928.

    Ray married a man named Eddie Dowling in 1931 (I think that was the year). He was famous in the business...a song and dance man, actor. director, producer, song writer (among other hits, he wrote "On The Side Walks Of New York"), and Pulitzer Prize Winner. He also introduced Tennessee Williams to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie.

    My father's mother, Mae Dooley Vaughan died in 1947 in Philly. My father, who died in 1993, never knew how old his parents were for some strange reason! Ray died in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, she was 88 [Newspapers say 93- PMC]. The three boys all married show girls and all died young. Johnny died in 1928, he was 41, Billy (William) died in 1921, he was 39, and Gordon died in 1930, he was 31. Gordon Dooley was the only one of the five kids who was born in America, in the year 1899. The others were all born in Glasgow."

    Their father, Robert Rogers Dooley, also died young, of apoplexy just after son Gordon Dooley's marriage in 1922. That same year, Johnny Dooley was featured in the movie When Knighthood Was in Flower. Starring Marion Davies, it was the leading movie at the box-office of the 1922-1923 movie season. At at the time it was produced it was the most expensive movie ever made with cost an estimated at $1.8 million. The film was the pet project of the famous media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

    Interestingly enough, the Dooley family is still involved in show business. John Vaughan, who has been living in Berlin, Germany for many years, is a singer, songwriter, and composer. You can find out more about John at his website www.john-vaughan.com.
    If anyone has any further information about this act, PLEASE e-mail me! - Phil Cohen email address
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-A
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  16. [S2695] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Knickerbocker Theatre, -, -. "Theatre Programme for "Sidewalks of New York"". Document Image. 1927. Dowling; Dooley.,
    Repository: eBay,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDDIE DOWLING and RAY DOOLEY,
    Citation Text: This is a rare December 5th, 1927 program (playbill) from the Original Broadway production of the EDDIE DOWLING and JIMMY HANLEY musical comedy "SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK" at New York's Knickerbocker Theatre. (The production opened October 3rd, 1927 and ran for 112 performances.) ..... The musical starred RAY DOOLEY and featured RUBY KEELER, JOE SMITH and CHARLES DALE, FISKE O'HARA, DICK KEENE, ELIZABETH MURRAY, SAM MORTON, CARL FRANCIS, FRANK KINGDON, HARRY SHORT, CECIL OWEN, JOSEPHINE SABEL, JIM THORNTON, BARNEY FAGAN, LINDA, WINIFRED HARRIS, HENRY DOWLING, WALTER CARSON, DENNIS AHERN, WILL AHERN, VIRGINIA CLARK, WOODEY LEE WILSON, GLADYS AHERN, WILLIAM AHEARN, EMILE COTE and EDWARD MAURELLI ..... CREDITS: Book, Music and Lyrics by EDDIE DOWLING and JIMMY HANLEY; Sets designed by SHELDON K. VIELE; Costumes designed by MAYBELLE MANNING and ROBERT STEVENSON; Choreographed by EARL LINDSAY; Directed by EDGAR MacGREGOR; Produced by CHARLES DILLINGHAM ..... DETAILS: The 44 page playbill measures 5 1/4" X 7 3/4" inches and includes beautiful cover graphics, full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, bios of each of the leading actors and wonderful vintage advertising, but no cast photos ..... CONDITION: This playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian.
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-001
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Bridget Mary Dowling

F, #9777, b. September 1858, d. 1 October 1933

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Charles Edward Gaucher (b. 9 December 1857, d. 1926)





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Bridget Mary Dowling was born in September 1858 in Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA, Albion, Rhode Island, USA.1,2,3,4,5
  • Birth: She was born in 1859 in Rhode Island, USAG, (Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA according to unsourced website.)6,7,8
  • Marriage: She and Charles Edward Gaucher were married on 24 April 1879 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Roman Catholic Church of the Precious Blood; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Martin Cass & Anne Maher.2,8,9
  • Death: She died on 1 October 1933, at age 75, in Lime Rock, Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Age: 74.1,10
  • Burial: She was buried in 1933 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, St Joseph's Cemetery, Mendon Road; Memorial ID: 44249714; Floral tributes received from Governor Lehman of New York and President & Mrs Roosevelt.1,10

Other Facts

  • Name: Bridget Mary Dowling was also known as Bridgid Dowling.11
  • Name: She was also known as Bridget Dolan.8,9,5
  • Name: She was also known as Bridget Dowling.3,12
  • Name: She was also known as Bridget Gaucher.13,1
  • Name: She was also known as Bridget Mary Gaucher.1
  • Name: She was also known as Bridget Goucher.6,7,2,4
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 9777.
  • Residence: She resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 August 1870 Lomi???5
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.5
  • Occupation: She was an Attends school in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 August 1870.5
  • Residence: She resided in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 11 December 1889 At son Joseph's birth.3
  • Residence: She resided in Rhode Island, USAG, in April 1895 At son Henry's birth.6
  • Residence: She resided in Rhode Island, USAG, in May 1899 At daughter Marion's birth.6
  • Residence: She resided in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900 John Street.2
  • Children: She had 5 children out of 13 still living children on 8 June 1900 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.2
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.2
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.7
  • Occupation: She was a None in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910.7
  • Residence: She resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910 Louisquisset Pike.7
  • Residence: She resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920 Louisquisset Pike.6
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.6
  • Occupation: She was a None in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920.6
  • Residence: She resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 23 April 1930 Louisquisset Pike.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.4

Citations

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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 BRIDGET MARY DOWLING Gaucher,
    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 October 2019), memorial page for Bridget Mary Dowling Goucher (1858–1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44249714, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Bobbi Lynn (contributor 47031746) .
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    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg
  3. [S2653] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Cumberland. "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914 ".

    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02139-4 ; System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy ; GS Film number: 955488 ; Reference ID: 157; "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.,
    Repository: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPH NELSON GOUCHER,
    Citation Text: Gender: Male ; Birth Date: 11 Dec 1889 ; Birthplace: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island ; Father's Name: Charles ; Mother's Name: Bridget Dowling
    Birth-Goucher-Joseph-Nelson-1889-12-11-USA-RI-Woonsocket
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    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 2172; Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Records for MULTIPLE households in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America for CHARLES E GOUCHER; WILLIAM F GOUCHER; BRIDGET GOUCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goucher; Head; Married; Male; 47; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable J; Goucher; Wife; Married; Female; 41; -; Rhode Island;
    Charles E Jr; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 19; -; Rhode Island;
    Walter F; Goucher; Son; Single; 18; Male; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable E; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 15; -; Rhode Island;
    Marion R; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; -; Rhode Island;
    Joseph H; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 8; -; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goucher; Head; Widow; Male; 45; -; Rhode Island;
    C Thomas; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 20; -; Rhode Island
    John P; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 17; -; Rhode Island;
    Bridget; Goucher; Head; Widowed; Female; 72; 1858; Rhode Island
    Census-1930-USA-Goucher-MULTI-Charles-1993-William-1884-etc-RI-Providence.jpg
  5. [S2672] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of United States of America. Rhode Island, PROVIDENCE. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOLAN, PATRICK household of 2 & 3 District Smithfield, Providencem Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: 2018:-
    Census-1870-USA-Dolan-Patrick-1820-RI-Providence
  6. [S979] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES GOUCHER household of Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: Database online. ED , roll , page , image 6.
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg
  7. [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: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll T624_1439, part , page .,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles E Goucher
    Census-1910-USA-Goucher-Ellen-M-0001.jpg
  8. [S2656] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Woonsocket. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001822995; Record set: United States Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GAUCHER to BRIDGET DOLAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Charles E; Last name: Gaucher; Sex: Male; Age: 21; Birth year: 1858; Father's first name(s): Nelson; Father's last name: Gaucher; Mother's first name(s): Catharine; Mother's last name: Gaucher; Event: Marriage; Year: 1879; Event date: 14 Apr 1879; Location: Woonsocket; Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States; County: -; State: Rhode Island; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Bridget; Spouse's last name: Dolan; Spouse's sex: Female; Spouse's age: 20; Spouse's birth year: 1859; Spouse's father's first name(s): Patrick; Spouse's father's last name: Dolan; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Mary; Spouse's mother's last name: Dolan
    Marriage-Gaucher-Charles-E-Dolan-Bridget-1897-04-24-USA-RI-Woonsocket-B
  9. [S2657] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Pawtucket. "Rhode Island BIRTHS".,
    Repository: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GOUCHER,
    Citation Text: 24may1882
    Birth-Goucher-Charles-E-1882-05-24-USA-RI-Pawtucket
  10. [S2651] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Goacher. Privately held by Roger Goacher.

    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
  11. [S2658] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Roman Catholic Church (United States of America, Rhode Island, PAWTUCKET, Sacred Heart of Jesus). Rhode Island BAPTISMS. Digital images. Family Search. www.familysearch.org : 2019.,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GAUCHER,
    Citation Text: 6 Jun 1882; Part of marriage collection
    Birth-Gaucher-Charles-E-1882-06-06-USA-RI-Pawtucket-Baptism.jpg
  12. [S2659] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Cumberland. "Rhode Island MARRIAGES".,
    Repository: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES EDWARD GOUCHER to MABEL JOSEPHINE ARCHAMBEULT,
    Citation Text: 19 Apr 1909
    Marriage-Gaucher-Charles-Edward-Archambault-Mabel-Josephine-1909-04-19-USA-RI-Cumberland.jpg
  13. [S1447] SOURCE (Short):, Title: "Find-A-Grave", Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA, Find-A-Grave, Citation Detail: Record for EDDIE DOWLING

Charles Edward Gaucher1

M, #9778, b. 9 December 1857, d. 1926

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Bridget Mary Dowling (b. September 1858, d. 1 October 1933)





Person Exhibits

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Grave-Dowling-Eddie-1976-Dooley-Rae-1984-USA-RI-R.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Charles Edward Gaucher was born in September 1857 in Quebec, CanadaG.2,3,4,5
  • Birth: He was born on 9 December 1857 in St-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.6,1
  • Birth: He was born in 1858 in Canada St. Marcel, Quebec, Canada (according to unsourced web.)7,2,8
  • Marriage: He and Bridget Mary Dowling were married on 24 April 1879 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Roman Catholic Church of the Precious Blood; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Martin Cass & Anne Maher.2,1,9
  • Death: He died in 1926, at age ~69, in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Age: 68.3
  • Burial: He was buried in 1926 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, St Joseph's Cemetery, Mendon Road; Memorial ID: 44249706.10

Other Facts

  • Name: Charles Edward Gaucher was also known as Charles Goucher.1,11,5
  • Name: He was also known as Charles E Gaucher.3,1
  • Name: He was also known as Charles Gaucher.12,4,8
  • Name: He was also known as Charles E Goucher.7,10,2,9,13
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9778.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to USA in 1858 Age: 1; from Montrea, Quebec Canada.7,12,2,8
  • Occupation: He was a Labourer in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 14 April 1879.1
  • Naturalisation: He was naturalised on 17 December 1880 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Error by son Joseph Nelson Goucher on application, see preferreed in 1890.12,6
  • Occupation: He was a Labourer in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 11 December 1889.4
  • Residence: He resided in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 11 December 1889 At son Joseph's birth.4
  • Naturalisation: He was naturalised on 17 December 1890 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Witness: William Goucher of Woonsocket.5
  • Residence: He resided in Rhode Island, USAG, in April 1895 At son Henry's birth.8
  • Residence: He resided in Rhode Island, USAG, in May 1899 At daughter Marion's birth.8
  • Occupation: He was a Labour in Bleaching in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900.2
  • Residence: He resided in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900 John Street.2
  • Residence: He resided in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900 Age: 43; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head.2
  • Residence: He resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910 Louisquisset Pike.7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.7
  • Occupation: He was a Weaver in Cotton Mill in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910.7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.8
  • Occupation: He was a Manager General Farm in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920.8
  • Residence: He resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920 Louisquisset Pike, owned, mortgage free.8
  • Education: He was educated in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920 Unable to read or write.8
  • Residence: He resided in Saylesville, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 9 June 1924.12

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    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 October 2019), memorial page for Eddie Dowling (9 Dec 1889–18 Feb 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6808898, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .
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    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
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Rachel Rice Dool1

F, #9779, b. 30 October 1888, d. 28 January 1984

Parents

Pedigree Link

Families

Family 1: Elmer Erwin Graham (b. 1888, d. DECEASED)

Family 2: Joseph Nelson Goucher (b. 11 December 1889, d. 18 February 1976)

  • Living Gaucher





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Rachel Rice Dool was born on 30 October 1888 in Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 55 Marlborough Street.2,3,4,1
  • Birth: She was born in 1890 in Scotland.5
  • Birth: She was born in 1891.6
  • Birth: She was born in 1893 in Scotland.7
  • Birth: She was born in 1894 in Scotland.8
  • Birth: She was born on 31 October 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.9
  • Birth: She was born on 30 October 1895 in Camden, New Jersey, USAG.10
  • Birth: She was born in 1896 in Scotland.11
  • Birth: She was born in 1898 in Scotland [I suspect this statement of age is an actor's artistic licence].12
  • Marriage: She and Elmer Erwin Graham were married on 28 July 1912 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USAG.6
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Nelson Goucher were married in 1913.11
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Nelson Goucher were married on 30 March 1915.10
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Nelson Goucher were married on 31 March 1919 in Albany, New York, USAG, Marriage: 2875.13,14
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Nelson Goucher were married before 9 June 1924.10
  • Death: She died on 28 January 1984, at age 95, in East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, USAG, Age: 95.2,3
  • Burial: She was buried after 28 January 1984 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, St Joseph's Cemetery, Mendon Road; Memorial ID: 103402136.3

Other Facts

  • Name: Rachel Rice Dool was also known as Ray Dooley.8,4,6
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel R Dool.5
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel Rice.3
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel Rae Dooley.3
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel Dowling.2,9,12
  • Name: She was also known as Rachael Graham Goucher.10
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel Rice Dooley.7
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel R Goucher.11
  • Name: She was also known as Rachel Ray Dooley.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 9779.
  • SSN:2
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Hitchy-Koo" in New York, USAG, between 6 June and 3 August 1918.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Ziegfield Follies" as babies and brats in New York, USAG, between 16 June and 6 December 1919.15
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Ziegfield Follies" as Principal in New York, USAG, between 21 June and 1 October 1921.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Ziegfield Follies" in New York, USAG, between 22 June and 16 October 1920.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "No Foolin'" in New York, USAG, between 24 June and 25 September 1926.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Ziegfield Follies" in New York, USAG, between 6 July and 19 September 1925.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Nifties" in New York, USAG, between 25 September and 3 November 1923.15
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Hope's the Thing" as Josey, and "Life of a Buffalo" in USA between 011 and 15 May 1948.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Scotland in 1897 To USA.11
  • Immigration: She immigrated to USA in 1902.4
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in Vaudeville House in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 16 April 1910.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.4
  • Residence: She resided in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 16 April 1910 331 Main Street, Ward 2.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA.5
  • Residence: She resided in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910 320 Front Street.5
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in Variety in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910.5
  • Residence: She resided in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USAG, on 28 July 1912.6
  • Residence: She resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 5 March 1914 at birth of son. John.7
  • Occupation: She was an Acted in "A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair" in 1917.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Words and Music" as Gazzolean and Whirlwind in New York, USAG, between 24 December 1917 and 12 January 1918.
  • Occupation: She was a Vaudeville Actor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920.8
  • Residence: She resided in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920 6022 Locust Street.8
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.8
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "The Bunch and Judy" as Evie Dallas and Lizetta in New York, USAG, between 28 November 1922 and 20 January 1923.
  • Occupation: She was an Acted alongside Bob Hope (Lester Hope) in hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks of New York" (written by Eddie Dowling) in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 3 October 1927 and 7 January 1928.15
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in Eddie Dowling's "Sidewalks of New York" in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 3 October 1927 and 7 January 1938.16
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Earl Carroll's Vanities" in New York, USAG, between 6 August 1928 and 2 February 1929.
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Queens, New York, USAG.11
  • Occupation: She was an Actor (Legitimate) in Queens, New York, USAG, on 12 April 1930.11
  • Residence: She resided in Queens, Queens, New York, USA, on 12 April 1930 Bayside Town 224th Street.11
  • Occupation: She was an Acted in "Honeymoon Lane" in New York, USAG, in 1931.
  • Occupation: She was an Actor in "Thumbs Up" in New York, USAG, between 27 December 1934 and 11 May 1935.
  • Occupation: She was a Retired from show business after 1934.
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, Queens, New York, USA, between 1 April 1935 and 5 April 1940 3545, 223 Street, near Edgeware View.12
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, after 19 August 1937 St. James' Theatre, 44th Street.9
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1940 in New York City, Queens, New York, USA.12
  • Occupation: She was a No Occupation in New York City, Queens, New York, USA, on 5 April 1940.12

Narrative

Wikipedia - 14 October 2019 - Rachel Rice Dooley WITH AMENDMENTS
Rachel Rice "Ray" Dooley (October 30,1888 to 28 January 1984) was a vaudeville performer.[1] Dooley was her stage name.

Biography
Dooley is believed to have been born Rachel Rice Dool, to Robert Dool and Mary Docherty on October 30, 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland. Robert Dool (stage name Robert Rogers Dooley), was an Irish-born circus clown.[1][2] Her brothers, Gordon, Johnny, and Willie Dooley, were also performers. She made her performing debut in a minstrel show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She played "babies and brats" in the Ziegfeld Follies after World War I with W. C. Fields, Will Rogers, and Fannie Brice, among others. From there she moved to musical stage performances.[1]

Marriage
After a marriage to Elmer Graham in 1912 from which she had one son, John "Jack" Graham [3] , she later married with Eddie Dowling in 1919; the couple had one more child, a daughter, Mary Maxine (later Mrs. Clark). From 1919-34, Dooley teamed with Dowling for Ziegfeld Follies and in Thumbs Up in 1934, after which she retired. She came out of retirement in 1948 to appear in Hope's the Thing and Home Life of a Buffalo.[1]

Death
Ray Dooley died on January 28, 1984 at her home in East Hampton, New York.[1]

References
1. a b c d e "Ray Dooley, Comedienne who Began Career In Family's Act, is Dead". New York Times. January 29, 1984. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
2. The 1920 US census gives her approximate year of birth as 1894, but the Social Security Death Index cites "Rachel Dowling; born 30 October 1888; died January 1984 at 11937 East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, USA". VIAF and IBDB and IMDb use "October 30, 1896". Findagrave uses: "30 October 1888". Her birth and baptism records should be available from Scotland but the Social Security Death Index will be considered the most accurate until then.
3. "Candid Close-Ups". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 25, 1938. Retrieved August 27, 2016. [BRIAN THOMAS DOWLING (1955-) RESEARCH NOTE: THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED BY RECORDS WHICH SHOW JACK (John Graham) AS SON OF RAY'S PREVIOUS MARRIAGE, SEE FACTS].
Appears twice in 1910 census.5

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    Citation Detail: Record for RACHEL RICE DOOL,
    Citation Text: 4:30am 30 October 1888; 55 Marlborough Street, Glasgow; Father: Robert Dool, ship steward; Mother: Mary Dool, m.s. Docherty; Married: 1 October 1888, Glasgow Dennistoun District; Informant: Mother on 19 November 1888 at Glasgow to James Moore assistant registrar
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    Citation Detail: Record for RACHEL "RAY/RAE" DOOLEY Dowling,
    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 October 2019), memorial page for Rachel “Ray/Rae” Dooley Dowling (30 Oct 1888–28 Jan 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103402136, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8)
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    Record set: Us Census 1910; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN D DOOLEY household of Norfolk Ward 2, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    John D; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 23; 1887;
    Ray; Dooley; Sister; Single; Female; 21; 1889;
    May; Dooley; Sister; Single; Female; 18; 1892;
    Gordon; Dooley; Brother; Single; Male; 16; 1894;
    Viola; Dingas; -; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    Elsie; Dingas; -; Single; Female; 16; 1894;
    Anna; O'Connor; -; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    Thos; Wood; -; Single; Male; 17; 1893;
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    Citation Detail: Record for ROBERT R DOOL household of Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    Robert R; Dool; Self; Married; Male; 46; 1864;
    Mary M; Dool; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1865;
    John D; Dool; Son; Married; Male; 22; 1888;
    Rachel R; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 20; 1890;
    Mary V; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    James Gordon; Dool; Son; Single; Male; 15; 1895;
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    Citation Detail: Record for ELMER I GRAHAM to RAY DOOLEY,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Ray; Last name: Dooley; Sex: Female; Age: 21; Birth year: 1891; Father's first name(s): Robert; Father's last name: Dooley; Mother's first name(s): Mary; Mother's last name: Dougherty; Event: Marriage; Year: 1912; Event date: 28 Jul 1912; Location: Wilmington; Place: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States; County: New Castle; State: Delaware; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Elmer I; Spouse's last name: Graham; Spouse's sex: Male; Spouse's age: 24; Spouse's birth year: 1888; Spouse's father's first name(s): James; Spouse's father's last name: Graham; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Lizzie; Spouse's mother's last name: Stewart;
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    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN DOUGHERTY GRAHAM,
    Citation Text: Event Type: Birth ; Event Date: 5 Mar 1914 ; Event Place: Pennsylvania, United States ; Event Place (Original): Pennsylvania, United States ; Gender: Male ; Father's Name: Elmer Erwin Graham ; Father's Birthplace: Philadelphia ; Father's Age: 27 ; Mother's Name: Rachael Rice Dooley ; Mother's Birthplace: Scotland ; Mother's Age: 21 ; Document Number: 6686.
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    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBT R DOOLEY household of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America,
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    Mary; Dooley; Wife; Married; Female; 58; 1862; Scotland;
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    George; Vaughan; Son-in-law; Married; Male; 32; 1888; Virginia;
    May; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Married; Female; 24; 1896; New York;
    Ray; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Single; Female; 6; 1914; Pennsylvania;
    William; Vaughan; Grandson; Single; Male; 2; 1918; Pennsylvania;
    Census-1920-USA-Dooley-Robt-R-1861-USA-PA-Philadelphia
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    ;<i>Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: <a href="http://research.archives.gov/description/6256867"; target="_blank">6256867</a>. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

    ;

    ;<i>Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls. NAI: <a href="http://research.archives.gov/description/300346"; target="_blank">300346</a>. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives at Washington, D.C.

    ;

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    ;

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    ;

    ;<i>Passenger Lists, 1962-1972, and Crew Lists, 1943-1972, of Vessels Arriving at Oswego, New York. Microfilm Publication A3426. NAI: <a href="http://research.archives.gov/description/4441521"; target="_blank">4441521.</a> National Archives at Washington, D.C.

    ;
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    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Nelson Goucher
    Nelson Goucher - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
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    Source Combined Fields: <i>Selected Passports</i>. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    ;<br>A full list of sources can be found <a href="##SearchUrlPrefix##/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=1174">here</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 2568,
    Citation Text: Record for Nelson Goucher
    Nelson Goucher - U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
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    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online. Queens, Queens, New York, ED 910, roll 1594, page , image 199.0.,
    Citation Text: Record for Joseph N Goucher
    Census-1930-USA-Goucher-Joseph-N-0001.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, New York. QUEENS. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDDIE DOWLING household of New York City, Queens, New York, United States of America [across two pages],
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Eddie; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 44; 1896; Rhode Island;
    Rachel; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1898; Scotland;
    John G; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 23; 1917; Pennsylvania;
    Maxine; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 3; 1937; New York;
    Lottie; Sabat; Maid servant; Married; Female; 27; 1913; New York;
    Martha; Wurr; Maid servant; Single; Female; 25; 1915; Germany;
    Wing; Ruth; Head; Married; Female; 59;-; Ohio;
    -; Ye;; Son; Single; Male; 38; -; Sna Francisco;
    Goucher; Walter; Nephew; Single; Male; 27; 1912; Rhode Island
    NARA series: T627; NARA roll: 2735;
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Eddie-1896-NY-Queens-A
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Eddie-1896-NY-Queens-B
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    Source Combined Fields: Goacher. Privately held by Roger Goacher.

    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
  14. [S2660] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New York, United States of America. New York. Albany. "New York State MARRIAGE Index".,
    Repository: Reclaim the Records - www-archive.org,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPH N GOUCHER to RAY GRAHAM,
    Citation Text: 31 Mar 1919 - Albany
    Marriage-Goucher-Joseph-N-Graham-Ray-1919-03-31-USA-NY-Albany-0568
    Marriage-Goucher-Joseph-N-Graham-Ray-1919-03-31-USA-NY-Albany-0572
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    Source Combined Fields: Cohen, Phil, Author, -. www.dvrbs.com : 2019.

    Phil Cohen email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for Webpage 20 Oct 2019 titled: The Dooleys ******** Tydeman & Dooley,
    Citation Text: TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his passing in 1975. The Tydeman family lived in North and East Camden though at least the late 1970s, and were on Howell Street for many years.

    The Dooleys were a family act, and at least one of the Dooley brothers lived in Camden for many years. The family name was originally Dool. As of this writing, I'm not sure which of the three Dooley brothers was Vincent Tydeman's partner, but I suspect it was either Johnny Dooley or Billy Dooley, Billy was the oldest, and is the more likely of the two. The third brother, Gordon Dooley, would have been too young. It may well have been that Tydeman's partner was the Dooley father, Robert Rogers Dool, which would explain the clown makeup in the photographs attached to the father Robvert Dool - Dooley.

    Journalist Dan McConnell, who had grown up in the same neighborhood and had worked as a publicist for the Keith circuit in the 1910s wrote about the Dooleys in the late 1930s, as did Gordon Mackay, while working for the Courier. North Camden barber Pat Iarossi, who had a shop for many years at North Third Street told the following to Mackay in early 1938:

    "I used to cut Ann Pennington’s hair when she was a child," Pat recalled. "And the Dooleys always made my shop their headquarters. Billy Dooley worked for me. The kids, six [ FIVE to be correct- PMC ] of them, trained in a patch we called the 'cow lot’. Rae and Mae were the two girls, while Johnny was the big shot of the boys.”
    “They used to turn cartwheels right out in the lot there and come into my shop to do a little vocal rehearsing. Ann Pennington was always dancing, you couldn't keep her feet still. I remember one day Ann, Johnny Dooley and a girl named Moore went over to Lubin's in Philadelphia, trying to break into the movies.
    “Lubin wouldn’t handle them and they all came crying into my shop.”

    In March of 2007 an e-mail came to this website from John Vaughan, grandson of Mae Dooley and great-nephew of the Ray Dooley and the Dooley brothers. John wrote at length about the his family's show-business legacy.
    "The Dooley's came to America in the late 1800's from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in Philly. The boys were named Johnny, Billy, and Gordon. The girls were named Ray and Mae. Their father, (my great grandfather) was named Robert Rogers Dooley, he was a famous Irish circus clown, and he married Mary Dool [actually Mary Docherty], from Glasgow, who was nicked named Mumsie.
    The five kids all had an act, all did comedy, and the girl Mae, also sang. The went out on the road and toured a lot. Once, when they were all older, they played in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mae fell in love with a man she met there. They decided to get married, Mae dropped out of show business, the two of them moved back to Philly, and they had a baby boy in May of 1917. They named the child William Jonathan Dooley Vaughan. That child would grow up and become my father. That is my connection to the Dooley family.
    The boys continued as a group and were headliners in their day. Doing mainly slap stick comedy. They stared in many comedy plays plus The Ziegfield Follies, George White Scandals and The Earl Carroll Vanities. We are talking early 1900's till after WWI into the early 1920's.
    The girl, Ray (also spelled Rae sometimes), split off on her own and became a very big star, also on Broadway as an Actor and a comedienne. She performed in many musicals and also in the Follies and Vaudeville.

    Her greatest fame came when she did a "kid act" together with W.C. Fields in The Ziegfield Follies in 1920 & 1921. It was based on this act that W.C. Fields got his reputation as a "kid hater". The Actor, Fanny Brice, who also worked with Ray and W.C., later stole the act for herself and called it Baby Snooks. Among other stars of the day, Ray Dooley later went on and performed together with Bob Hope (then called by his real name, Lester Hope) in the smash hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks Of New York" in 1928.

    Ray married a man named Eddie Dowling in 1931 (I think that was the year). He was famous in the business...a song and dance man, actor. director, producer, song writer (among other hits, he wrote "On The Side Walks Of New York"), and Pulitzer Prize Winner. He also introduced Tennessee Williams to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie.

    My father's mother, Mae Dooley Vaughan died in 1947 in Philly. My father, who died in 1993, never knew how old his parents were for some strange reason! Ray died in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, she was 88 [Newspapers say 93- PMC]. The three boys all married show girls and all died young. Johnny died in 1928, he was 41, Billy (William) died in 1921, he was 39, and Gordon died in 1930, he was 31. Gordon Dooley was the only one of the five kids who was born in America, in the year 1899. The others were all born in Glasgow."

    Their father, Robert Rogers Dooley, also died young, of apoplexy just after son Gordon Dooley's marriage in 1922. That same year, Johnny Dooley was featured in the movie When Knighthood Was in Flower. Starring Marion Davies, it was the leading movie at the box-office of the 1922-1923 movie season. At at the time it was produced it was the most expensive movie ever made with cost an estimated at $1.8 million. The film was the pet project of the famous media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

    Interestingly enough, the Dooley family is still involved in show business. John Vaughan, who has been living in Berlin, Germany for many years, is a singer, songwriter, and composer. You can find out more about John at his website www.john-vaughan.com.
    If anyone has any further information about this act, PLEASE e-mail me! - Phil Cohen email address
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-A
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-B
  16. [S2695] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Knickerbocker Theatre, -, -. "Theatre Programme for "Sidewalks of New York"". Document Image. 1927. Dowling; Dooley.,
    Repository: eBay,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDDIE DOWLING and RAY DOOLEY,
    Citation Text: This is a rare December 5th, 1927 program (playbill) from the Original Broadway production of the EDDIE DOWLING and JIMMY HANLEY musical comedy "SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK" at New York's Knickerbocker Theatre. (The production opened October 3rd, 1927 and ran for 112 performances.) ..... The musical starred RAY DOOLEY and featured RUBY KEELER, JOE SMITH and CHARLES DALE, FISKE O'HARA, DICK KEENE, ELIZABETH MURRAY, SAM MORTON, CARL FRANCIS, FRANK KINGDON, HARRY SHORT, CECIL OWEN, JOSEPHINE SABEL, JIM THORNTON, BARNEY FAGAN, LINDA, WINIFRED HARRIS, HENRY DOWLING, WALTER CARSON, DENNIS AHERN, WILL AHERN, VIRGINIA CLARK, WOODEY LEE WILSON, GLADYS AHERN, WILLIAM AHEARN, EMILE COTE and EDWARD MAURELLI ..... CREDITS: Book, Music and Lyrics by EDDIE DOWLING and JIMMY HANLEY; Sets designed by SHELDON K. VIELE; Costumes designed by MAYBELLE MANNING and ROBERT STEVENSON; Choreographed by EARL LINDSAY; Directed by EDGAR MacGREGOR; Produced by CHARLES DILLINGHAM ..... DETAILS: The 44 page playbill measures 5 1/4" X 7 3/4" inches and includes beautiful cover graphics, full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, bios of each of the leading actors and wonderful vintage advertising, but no cast photos ..... CONDITION: This playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian.
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-001
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-002
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-003
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-004
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-005
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-006
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-007
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-008
    Doc-Dowling-Eddie-Knickerbocker-009

John Dougherty Graham1

M, #9780, b. 5 March 1914, d. 22 June 1955

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Patricia Louise Shafer (d. after 22 June 1955)

  • Living Dowling

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Dougherty Graham was born on 5 March 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.1,2,3
  • Birth: He was born on 24 March 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.4,5
  • Birth: He was born in 1917 in Pennsylvania, USA.6
  • Marriage: He and Patricia Louise Shafer were married.7,3
  • Death: He died on 22 June 1955, at age 41, in Asuncion, Paraguay.7

Other Facts

  • Name: John Dougherty Graham was also known as John G Dowling.6
  • Name: He was also known as John G Goucher.4
  • Name: He was also known as Jack Gaucher.8
  • Name: He was also known as John Graham Goucher.5
  • Name: He was also known as John Graham Dowling.3
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9780.
  • Residence: He resided in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920 6022 Locust Street [enumerator's error placing John D Graham at 6026].2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Queens, New York, USAG.4
  • Residence: He resided in Queens, Queens, New York, USA, on 12 April 1930 Bayside Town 224th Street.4
  • Residence: He resided in New York City, Queens, New York, USA, between 1 April 1935 and 5 April 1940 3545, 223 Street, near Edgeware View.6
  • Education: He was educated in Indiana, USAG, before 1940 Notre Dame University.3
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1940 in New York City, Queens, New York, USA.6
  • Occupation: He was a Newspaper Reporter in New York City, Queens, New York, USA, on 5 April 1940.6
  • Occupation: He was a Charter member of Chicago Sun newspaper in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USAG, in 1941.3
  • Occupation: He was a Sun Newspaper war correspondent in Pacific in 1945.3
  • Occupation: He was a Newspaper correspondent in Far East in 1948.3
  • Occupation: He was a Reporter for Time Life magazine in October 1950.7,3
  • Occupation: He was a Head of Time Life Bureau in Buenos Aires, Acre, BrazilG, in March 1954.3

Narrative

84th Congress Record 1955: DEATH OF JOHN GRAHAM DOWLING

Mr Mansfield, Mr President, I was saddened to read in this morning's newspaper of the passing in a plane crash in Paraguay of an old friend of mine, John Graham Dowling, chief correspondent for the Time-Life bureau in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jack Dowling used to be chief of Time's staff in south east Asia, with headquarters in Singapore. I met him many times in Saigon, South Vietnam, and I was indebted to him many times for the sound counsel and good advice which he gave me. He was an outstanding reporter, a good friend, and a fine American. His death will be a great loss to American journalism. May his soul rest in peace.

I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the RECORD as a part of my remarks a brief summary of John Dowling's life, which was published today in the New York Times. There being no objection, the resume was ordered to be printed in the RECORD as follows:

Began Career as Reporter

John Graham Dowling was born in Philadelphia on March 5, 1914.

He left Notre Dame University after 2 years to enter newspaper work as a reporter on the Chicago Times and Newark Star-Ledger. He became a charter member of the staff of the Chicago Sun, started by Marshall Field in 1941.

Mr Dowling covered the Pacific theatres for the Sun as a war correspondent in World War II. He saw combat in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Okinawa. He remained on duty in the Far East until 1948. During this time he spent 1 year in Peiping and was held for 5 weeks by Russians during a visit to Manchuria.
Mr Dowling joined the Time Life staff in October 1950, setting up a south-east Asia bureau at Singapore. He covered the Korean war and the fighting between the French and Communist forces in Indochina.
Since March 1954, Mr Dowling was head of the Time Life bureau in Buenos Aires.
Mr Dowling is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Louise Shafer, and a son, Gordon Graham Dowling, 2 years old.

Citations

  1. [S2654] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906".

    "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPHG-2VGH : 18 September 2018), John Dougherty Graham, 5 Mar 1914; citing Birth, Pennsylvania, United States, City of Philadelphia, Department of Records, Pennsylvania.,
    Repository: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN DOUGHERTY GRAHAM,
    Citation Text: Event Type: Birth ; Event Date: 5 Mar 1914 ; Event Place: Pennsylvania, United States ; Event Place (Original): Pennsylvania, United States ; Gender: Male ; Father's Name: Elmer Erwin Graham ; Father's Birthplace: Philadelphia ; Father's Age: 27 ; Mother's Name: Rachael Rice Dooley ; Mother's Birthplace: Scotland ; Mother's Age: 21 ; Document Number: 6686.
  2. [S2648] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBT R DOOLEY household of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Robt R; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 59; 1861; Ireland;
    Mary; Dooley; Wife; Married; Female; 58; 1862; Scotland;
    William; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 32; 1888; Scotland;
    Gordon; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 21; 1899; Pennsylvania;
    Ray; Dooley; Daughter; Single; Female; 26; 1894; Scotland;
    George; Vaughan; Son-in-law; Married; Male; 32; 1888; Virginia;
    May; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Married; Female; 24; 1896; New York;
    Ray; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Single; Female; 6; 1914; Pennsylvania;
    William; Vaughan; Grandson; Single; Male; 2; 1918; Pennsylvania;
    Census-1920-USA-Dooley-Robt-R-1861-USA-PA-Philadelphia
  3. [S2721] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States. Congress. Proceedings and Debates. 84th 1st Session Congress. 1955. Washington, United States of America: United States Congress, 1955.

    Volume 101, Part 7, Page 8576
    The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873),
    Repository: Google Books,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN GRAHAM DOWLING
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    Source Combined Fields: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. ;Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930</i>. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online. Queens, Queens, New York, ED 910, roll 1594, page , image 199.0.,
    Citation Text: Record for Joseph N Goucher
    Census-1930-USA-Goucher-Joseph-N-0001.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: <i>Selected Passports</i>. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    ;<br>A full list of sources can be found <a href="##SearchUrlPrefix##/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=1174">here</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 2568,
    Citation Text: Record for Nelson Goucher
    Nelson Goucher - U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
  6. [S2652] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, New York. QUEENS. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDDIE DOWLING household of New York City, Queens, New York, United States of America [across two pages],
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Eddie; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 44; 1896; Rhode Island;
    Rachel; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1898; Scotland;
    John G; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 23; 1917; Pennsylvania;
    Maxine; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 3; 1937; New York;
    Lottie; Sabat; Maid servant; Married; Female; 27; 1913; New York;
    Martha; Wurr; Maid servant; Single; Female; 25; 1915; Germany;
    Wing; Ruth; Head; Married; Female; 59;-; Ohio;
    -; Ye;; Son; Single; Male; 38; -; Sna Francisco;
    Goucher; Walter; Nephew; Single; Male; 27; 1912; Rhode Island
    NARA series: T627; NARA roll: 2735;
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Eddie-1896-NY-Queens-A
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Eddie-1896-NY-Queens-B
  7. [S2651] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Goacher. Privately held by Roger Goacher.

    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
  8. [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 RACHEL "RAY/RAE" DOOLEY Dowling,
    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 October 2019), memorial page for Rachel “Ray/Rae” Dooley Dowling (30 Oct 1888–28 Jan 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103402136, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8)

Mary Dolan1,2

F, #9782, b. 1825, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Patrick Dowling (b. 1820, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary Dolan was born in Rhode Island, USAG.3
  • Birth: She was born in EnglandG.4
  • Birth: She was born in 1825 in IrelandG.5,2
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Mary Dolan was also known as Mary.6,7
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 9782.
  • Residence: She resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 19 December 1860 birth of daughter Catharine.6
  • Residence: She resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 October 1865.7
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.2
  • Occupation: She was Keeping house in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 August 1870.2
  • Residence: She resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 August 1870 Lomi???2

Citations

  1. [S2656] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Woonsocket. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001822995; Record set: United States Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GAUCHER to BRIDGET DOLAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Charles E; Last name: Gaucher; Sex: Male; Age: 21; Birth year: 1858; Father's first name(s): Nelson; Father's last name: Gaucher; Mother's first name(s): Catharine; Mother's last name: Gaucher; Event: Marriage; Year: 1879; Event date: 14 Apr 1879; Location: Woonsocket; Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States; County: -; State: Rhode Island; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Bridget; Spouse's last name: Dolan; Spouse's sex: Female; Spouse's age: 20; Spouse's birth year: 1859; Spouse's father's first name(s): Patrick; Spouse's father's last name: Dolan; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Mary; Spouse's mother's last name: Dolan
    Marriage-Gaucher-Charles-E-Dolan-Bridget-1897-04-24-USA-RI-Woonsocket-B
  2. [S2672] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of United States of America. Rhode Island, PROVIDENCE. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOLAN, PATRICK household of 2 & 3 District Smithfield, Providencem Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: 2018:-
    Census-1870-USA-Dolan-Patrick-1820-RI-Providence
  3. [S999] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg
  4. [S2655] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 2172; Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Records for MULTIPLE households in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America for CHARLES E GOUCHER; WILLIAM F GOUCHER; BRIDGET GOUCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goucher; Head; Married; Male; 47; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable J; Goucher; Wife; Married; Female; 41; -; Rhode Island;
    Charles E Jr; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 19; -; Rhode Island;
    Walter F; Goucher; Son; Single; 18; Male; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable E; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 15; -; Rhode Island;
    Marion R; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; -; Rhode Island;
    Joseph H; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 8; -; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goucher; Head; Widow; Male; 45; -; Rhode Island;
    C Thomas; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 20; -; Rhode Island
    John P; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 17; -; Rhode Island;
    Bridget; Goucher; Head; Widowed; Female; 72; 1858; Rhode Island
    Census-1930-USA-Goucher-MULTI-Charles-1993-William-1884-etc-RI-Providence.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll , page , image 6.,
    Citation Text: Record for Bridget Gaucher
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg
  6. [S2663] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Roman Catholic Church (United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence, SMITHFIELD). "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-194".,
    Repository: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Record for CATHARINE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Gender: Female ; Christening Place: CIVIL, SMITHFIELD TWP, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND ; Birth Date: 19 Dec 1860 ; Birthplace: CIVIL, SMITHFIELD TWP, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND ; Father's Name: Patrick Dowling; Mother's Name: Mary
    "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QV-NXS : 10 February 2018), Catharine Dowling, 19 Dec 1860; citing SMITHFIELD TWP, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 959,590. Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C51990-2 ; System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM ; GS Film number: 959590
  7. [S2663] SOURCE (Short):, Title: Roman Catholic Church (United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence, SMITHFIELD), "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-194", Citation Detail: Record for FRANCIS DOWLING

Patrick Dowling1,2

M, #9783, b. 1820, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Mary Dolan (b. 1825, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Patrick Dowling was born in Rhode Island, USAG.3
  • Birth: He was born in EnglandG.4
  • Birth: He was born in 1820 in IrelandG.5,6
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Patrick Dowling was also known as Patrick Dolan.7,6
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9783.
  • Residence: He resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, in September 1858 Birth of daughter Bridget.
  • Residence: He resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 19 December 1860 birth of daughter Catharine.1
  • Residence: He resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 October 1865 birth of son Francis.2
  • Occupation: He was a Works on farm in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 August 1870.6
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.6
  • Residence: He resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 August 1870 Lomi???6

Citations

  1. [S2663] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Roman Catholic Church (United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence, SMITHFIELD). "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-194".,
    Repository: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Record for CATHARINE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Gender: Female ; Christening Place: CIVIL, SMITHFIELD TWP, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND ; Birth Date: 19 Dec 1860 ; Birthplace: CIVIL, SMITHFIELD TWP, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND ; Father's Name: Patrick Dowling; Mother's Name: Mary
    "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QV-NXS : 10 February 2018), Catharine Dowling, 19 Dec 1860; citing SMITHFIELD TWP, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 959,590. Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C51990-2 ; System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM ; GS Film number: 959590
  2. [S2663] SOURCE (Short):, Title: Roman Catholic Church (United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence, SMITHFIELD), "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-194", Citation Detail: Record for FRANCIS DOWLING
  3. [S999] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg
  4. [S2655] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 2172; Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Records for MULTIPLE households in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America for CHARLES E GOUCHER; WILLIAM F GOUCHER; BRIDGET GOUCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goucher; Head; Married; Male; 47; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable J; Goucher; Wife; Married; Female; 41; -; Rhode Island;
    Charles E Jr; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 19; -; Rhode Island;
    Walter F; Goucher; Son; Single; 18; Male; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable E; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 15; -; Rhode Island;
    Marion R; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; -; Rhode Island;
    Joseph H; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 8; -; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goucher; Head; Widow; Male; 45; -; Rhode Island;
    C Thomas; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 20; -; Rhode Island
    John P; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 17; -; Rhode Island;
    Bridget; Goucher; Head; Widowed; Female; 72; 1858; Rhode Island
    Census-1930-USA-Goucher-MULTI-Charles-1993-William-1884-etc-RI-Providence.jpg
  5. [S979] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll , page , image 6.,
    Citation Text: Record for Bridget Gaucher
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg
  6. [S2672] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of United States of America. Rhode Island, PROVIDENCE. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOLAN, PATRICK household of 2 & 3 District Smithfield, Providencem Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: 2018:-
    Census-1870-USA-Dolan-Patrick-1820-RI-Providence
  7. [S2656] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Woonsocket. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001822995; Record set: United States Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GAUCHER to BRIDGET DOLAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Charles E; Last name: Gaucher; Sex: Male; Age: 21; Birth year: 1858; Father's first name(s): Nelson; Father's last name: Gaucher; Mother's first name(s): Catharine; Mother's last name: Gaucher; Event: Marriage; Year: 1879; Event date: 14 Apr 1879; Location: Woonsocket; Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States; County: -; State: Rhode Island; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Bridget; Spouse's last name: Dolan; Spouse's sex: Female; Spouse's age: 20; Spouse's birth year: 1859; Spouse's father's first name(s): Patrick; Spouse's father's last name: Dolan; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Mary; Spouse's mother's last name: Dolan
    Marriage-Gaucher-Charles-E-Dolan-Bridget-1897-04-24-USA-RI-Woonsocket-B

Henry Eugene Goucher1

M, #9784, b. 15 December 1896, d. 21 January 1979

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Henry Eugene Goucher was born in 1894 in Massachusetts, USAG.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1895 in Massachusetts, USAG.3,4
  • Birth: He was born on 15 December 1896 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, USAG.1
  • Marriage: He and Marian C Movelle were married on 10 May 1941 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USAG.1
  • Death: He died on 21 January 1979, at age 82, in San Bernardino, California, USAG.1

Other Facts

  • Name: Henry Eugene Goucher was also known as Henery Gaucher.1,4
  • Name: He was also known as Henry Goucher.2,3
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9784.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.3
  • Residence: He resided in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900 John Street.3
  • Occupation: He was a Driver of Grocery Wagon in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910.2
  • Residence: He resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910 Louisquisset Pike.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.2
  • Occupation: He was a Truck driver at yeast factory in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.4
  • Residence: He resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920 Louisquisset Pike.4

Citations

  1. [S2651] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Goacher. Privately held by Roger Goacher.

    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
  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: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll T624_1439, part , page .,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles E Goucher
    Census-1910-USA-Goucher-Ellen-M-0001.jpg
  3. [S999] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg
  4. [S979] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES GOUCHER household of Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: Database online. ED , roll , page , image 6.
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg

Ellen Marion Goucher1

F, #9785, b. 23 May 1899, d. 2 September 1990

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Lawrence A Maytum (b. 8 August 1901, d. May 1972)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ellen Marion Goucher was born on 23 May 1899 in Rhode Island, USAG.2,3,4,1,5,6
  • Marriage: She and Lawrence A Maytum were married.1
  • Death: She died on 2 September 1990, at age 91, in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Age: 90.3,1
  • Burial: She was buried after 2 September 1990 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, St Joseph's Cemetery, Mendon Road; Memorial ID: 44249679.3

Other Facts

  • Name: Ellen Marion Goucher was also known as E Marion Maytum.5
  • Name: She was also known as Marion Goucher.3
  • Name: She was also known as Marion E Gaucher.6
  • Name: She was also known as Ellen M Goucher.2,4
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 9785.
  • Residence: She resided in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 8 June 1900 John Street.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.7
  • Residence: She resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910 Louisquisset Pike.2
  • Occupation: She was a None in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 May 1910.7
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.6
  • Occupation: She was a None in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920.6
  • Residence: She resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920 Louisquisset Pike.6
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG.5
  • Residence: She resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, on 23 April 1930 Louisquisset Pike.5

Citations

  1. [S2651] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Goacher. Privately held by Roger Goacher.

    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
  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: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll T624_1439, part , page .,
    Citation Text: Record for Ellen M Goucher
    Census-1910-USA-Goucher-Ellen-M-0001.jpg
  3. [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 MARION GOUCHER Maytum,
    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 October 2019), memorial page for Marion Goucher Maytum (1899–1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44249679, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Bobbi Lynn (contributor 47031746) .
  4. [S999] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg
  5. [S2655] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 2172; Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Records for MULTIPLE households in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America for CHARLES E GOUCHER; WILLIAM F GOUCHER; BRIDGET GOUCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goucher; Head; Married; Male; 47; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable J; Goucher; Wife; Married; Female; 41; -; Rhode Island;
    Charles E Jr; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 19; -; Rhode Island;
    Walter F; Goucher; Son; Single; 18; Male; -; Rhode Island;
    Mable E; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 15; -; Rhode Island;
    Marion R; Goucher; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; -; Rhode Island;
    Joseph H; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 8; -; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goucher; Head; Widow; Male; 45; -; Rhode Island;
    C Thomas; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 20; -; Rhode Island
    John P; Goucher; Son; Single; Male; 17; -; Rhode Island;
    Bridget; Goucher; Head; Widowed; Female; 72; 1858; Rhode Island
    Census-1930-USA-Goucher-MULTI-Charles-1993-William-1884-etc-RI-Providence.jpg
  6. [S979] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES GOUCHER household of Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: Database online. ED , roll , page , image 6.
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg
  7. [S983] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: 1910 Census of United States of America, Washington, PIERCE --[AC]--; Online Archives, Citation Detail: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll T624_1439, part , page .
    Census-1910-USA-Goucher-Ellen-M-0001.jpg

Nelson Gaucher1

M, #9786, b. 1819, d. 11 January 1891
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Catharine Gaucher (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Nelson Gaucher was born in 1819 in Canada.2
  • Birth: He was born before 1846 in Canada.3,4
  • Death: He died on 11 January 1891, at age ~72, in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Age: 71.2
  • Burial: He was buried after 11 January 1891 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USAG, Precious Blood Cemetery; Plot: Section K 00019; Memorial ID: 63977988.2

Other Facts

  • Name: Nelson Gaucher was also known as Narcisse Gaucher.5,2
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9786.
  • Residence: He resided in Quebec, CanadaG, in 1858 At son Charles' birth.6
  • Residence: He resided in Rhode Island, USAG, in 1868 At son George's birth.6

Citations

  1. [S2656] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Woonsocket. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001822995; Record set: United States Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GAUCHER to BRIDGET DOLAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Charles E; Last name: Gaucher; Sex: Male; Age: 21; Birth year: 1858; Father's first name(s): Nelson; Father's last name: Gaucher; Mother's first name(s): Catharine; Mother's last name: Gaucher; Event: Marriage; Year: 1879; Event date: 14 Apr 1879; Location: Woonsocket; Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States; County: -; State: Rhode Island; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Bridget; Spouse's last name: Dolan; Spouse's sex: Female; Spouse's age: 20; Spouse's birth year: 1859; Spouse's father's first name(s): Patrick; Spouse's father's last name: Dolan; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Mary; Spouse's mother's last name: Dolan
    Marriage-Gaucher-Charles-E-Dolan-Bridget-1897-04-24-USA-RI-Woonsocket-B
  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 NARCISSE GAUCHER,
    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 October 2019), memorial page for Narcisse Gaucher (1819–11 Jan 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63977988, citing Precious Blood Cemetery, Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by (Gail) StorybehindtheStones (contributor 47612772) . Gravesite Details Note: Data obtained from the online RI Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project
  3. [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: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll T624_1439, part , page .,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles E Goucher
    Census-1910-USA-Goucher-Ellen-M-0001.jpg
  4. [S999] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg
  5. [S2651] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Goacher. Privately held by Roger Goacher.

    Roger Goacher; Guild of One Name Studies Member 2839; Contact: 5 Oct 2019; 8 Oct 2019,
    Citation Detail: E-mails regarding EDDIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Dear Brian
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have recently been researching Rhode Island Gouchers, having come across a recent obituary for someone who I couldn’t trace in any of my existing trees. Joseph Nelson Goucher, aka Eddie Dowling, came up in these researches.
    There is a wealth of material online about Eddie’s life and work, but some of the information is contradictory. The Wikipedia has a number of inaccuracies and questionable facts.
    “….he was the 14th of 17 children..” He was actually the third of five known children of his parents. His mother may have had other pregnancies, that didn’t result in live births; but not, I think, 17 pregnancies, and certainly not another 12 before Eddie’s birth. Don’t know where these figures came from.
    “Some sources give his middle name as "Narcisse".” His grandfather’s name was ‘Narcisse’. All the material I have gathered says he middle name was ‘Nelson’.
    “Dowling was married to ….. Rachel Rice Dooley.” There is some doubt as to her name. The online New York marriage index shows ‘Joseph N Goucher’ marrying ‘Ray D Graham’ and/or ‘Ray Dooley’. The census records show her first name as ‘Rachel’ so that seems correct, but her son has the second name ‘Graham’. Presumably the confusion over Rachel’s surname could be resolved by obtaining a copy of the marriage certificate.
    John Graham Goucher was born three years before Eddie and Rachel married. I wonder if Rachel (or Rae has she appears to have been known) was previously married. Perhaps her maiden name was ‘Dooley’, and she was married to someone called ‘Graham’, or vice versa. Was John Eddie’s son or a product of a previous marriage? Presumably this could only be resolved by finding his birth certificate.
    Eddie and Rachel’s daughter Maxine was born about 21 years after their son John, when Rachel was 42 – menopausal baby?
    “Jack Dowling died serving in the World War II.” No! He did serve in WW2, and was a reporter, held by the Russian for a while, after the war, as the US Congressional Record shows. But he was a member of Time-Life organization staff when he was killed in a plane crash in 1955 in Paraguay.
    Although John Graham Goucher, aka Jack Dowling, had a son, I haven’t followed this up, as they are no longer part of my ONS.
    Eddie was so well known, that when his mother Bridget Dowling Goucher died in 1933, floral tributes were received from Governor Lehman of New York and President and Mrs Roosevelt.
    I am attaching my Family Sheets for Eddie and his parents so you can see the information I have and my sources. If you can’t ready the files, or want copies of any of the material I have collected, please let me know.
    Best wishes
    Roger Goacher
    Researching Goacher and variants any time any where
  6. [S979] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES GOUCHER household of Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: Database online. ED , roll , page , image 6.
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg

George Gaucher1

M, #9787, b. 1868, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: George Gaucher was born in 1868 in Rhode Island, USAG.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: George Gaucher had reference number 9787.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.1
  • Residence: He resided in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920 Louisquisset Pike.1
  • Occupation: He was a Weaver in Cotton Mill in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 January 1920.1

Citations

  1. [S979] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 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/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html"; target="_blank">NARA</a>. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES GOUCHER household of Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America,
    Citation Text: Database online. ED , roll , page , image 6.
    Census-1920-USA-Gaucher-Bridget-001.jpg

Catharine Gaucher1,2

F, #9788, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Nelson Gaucher (b. 1819, d. 11 January 1891)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Catharine Gaucher was born in Canada.1
  • Birth: She was born in Scotland.3
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Catharine Gaucher had reference number 9788.

Citations

  1. [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: Database online. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, ED , roll T624_1439, part , page .,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles E Goucher
    Census-1910-USA-Goucher-Ellen-M-0001.jpg
  2. [S2656] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. Providence, Rhode Island. Woonsocket. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001822995; Record set: United States Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES E GAUCHER to BRIDGET DOLAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Charles E; Last name: Gaucher; Sex: Male; Age: 21; Birth year: 1858; Father's first name(s): Nelson; Father's last name: Gaucher; Mother's first name(s): Catharine; Mother's last name: Gaucher; Event: Marriage; Year: 1879; Event date: 14 Apr 1879; Location: Woonsocket; Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States; County: -; State: Rhode Island; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Bridget; Spouse's last name: Dolan; Spouse's sex: Female; Spouse's age: 20; Spouse's birth year: 1859; Spouse's father's first name(s): Patrick; Spouse's father's last name: Dolan; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Mary; Spouse's mother's last name: Dolan
    Marriage-Gaucher-Charles-E-Dolan-Bridget-1897-04-24-USA-RI-Woonsocket-B
  3. [S999] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America. Cumberland, Rhode Island. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2008.

    NARA series: 1241510; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for CHARLES C GONCHER,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Charles E; Goncher; Self; Married; Male; 43; 1857; Canada;
    Bridget; Goncher; Wife; Married; Female; 42; 1858; Rhode Island;
    Charles E; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1882; Rhode Island;
    William F; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 17; 1883; Rhode Island;
    Nelson; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1889; Rhode Island;
    Henry; Goncher; Son; Single; Male; 5; 1895; Massachusetts;
    Ellen M; Goncher; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1899; Rhode Island;
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 1510; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241510
    Census-1900-USA-Gaucher-Joseph-Narcisse-01.jpg

Robert Dool1,2,3

M, #9789, b. 1858, d. 1922

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Mary Docherty (b. 1862, d. DECEASED)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Dool-Robert-Rogers-Dooley-001
News-Dooley-Family-Robert-Rogers-1922-08-05-New-York-Times-A
News-Dooley-Family-Robert-Rogers-1922-08-11-Variety-Obit-A
Photo-Dooley-Robert-Rogers-Vaughan-May
Photo-Tydeman-and-Dooley-01
Photo-Tydeman-and-Dooley-02
Photo-Dool-Robert-USA-NY-Broadway-1910s

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Robert Dool was born in 1858.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1860 in IrelandG.3
  • Birth: He was born in 1861 in IrelandG.4
  • Birth: He was born in 1864 in IrelandG.5
  • Marriage: He and Mary Docherty were married on 1 October 1880 in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 17 Westercraigs; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: John Murray, John Naised & Catherine Docherty.1,2
  • Marriage: He and Mary Docherty were married in 1885.5
  • Death: He died in 1922, at age ~64.6

Other Facts

  • Name: Robert Dool was also known as Robert R Dool.5
  • Name: He was also known as Robt R Dooley.4
  • Name: He was also known as Robert Rogers Dooley.6
  • Name: He was also known as Robert Dooley.7
  • Name: He was also known as Robert Rogers Dooley.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9789.
  • Occupation: He was a Circus Performer.
  • Occupation: He was a Shoemaker Journeyman [qualified as skilled after apprenticeship] in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 1 October 1880.2
  • Residence: He resided in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandG, on 1 October 1880 71 McKerlievie? Street.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1881 in Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.3
  • Occupation: He was a Boot & Shoemaker in Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 3 April 1881.3
  • Residence: He resided in Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 3 April 1881 21 Craignestock Street.3
  • Occupation: He was a Ship Steward in Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 30 October 1888.1
  • Residence: He resided in Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 30 October 1888 55 Marlborough Street.1
  • Immigration: He immigrated to USA in 1889.5
  • Residence: He resided in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910 320 Front Street.5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA.5
  • Occupation: He was a Chef on private yacht in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910.5
  • Occupation: He was a Chief Steward at M. Mar? in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920.4
  • Residence: He resided in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920 6022 Locust Street.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.4

Citations

  1. [S2675] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Scotland. Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Calton. "Scotland Statutory Registers BIRTHS".,
    Repository: Scotland's People,
    Citation Detail: Record for RACHEL RICE DOOL,
    Citation Text: 4:30am 30 October 1888; 55 Marlborough Street, Glasgow; Father: Robert Dool, ship steward; Mother: Mary Dool, m.s. Docherty; Married: 1 October 1888, Glasgow Dennistoun District; Informant: Mother on 19 November 1888 at Glasgow to James Moore assistant registrar
    Birth-Dool-Rachel-Rice-1888-10-30-SCO-Glasgow-Calton
  2. [S2676] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Scotland. Lanarkshire. Dennistoun. "Scotland Statutory Registers MARRIAGES".,
    Repository: Scotland's People,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBERT DOOL to MARY DOCHERTY,
    Citation Text: 1 October 1880; at 17 Westercraigs, Dennistoun Glasgow, after Banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland;
    Groom: Robert Dool a shoemaker journeyman, Bachelor, 22 years; 71 Mc Kerherie Street, Glasgow; son of William Dool, Coachman Domestic Servant, and Rachel Dool m.s. Rice;
    Spouse: Mary Docherty, sewing machinist spinster; 19 years; 47 King Street, Calton, Glasgow; daughter of John Docherty, Shoemaker Journeyman, and Mary Docherty m.s. McKenlie;
    Signed John Murray, Calton; John Naised Witness; Catherine Docherty Witness
    Marriage-Dool-Robert-Docherty-Mary-1880-10-01-SCO-Lanark-Dennistoun
  3. [S2677] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1881 census of Scotland. Lanarkshire. Digital images. Find My Past. www-findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    TRANSCRIPT,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBERT DOOL household of 21 Cragnestock Street, City, Carlton, Lanarkshire, Scotland,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Occupation; Birth place;
    Robert; Dool; Head; Married; Male; 21; 1860; Boot & Shoemaker; Ireland;
    Mary; Dool; Wife; Married; Female; 19; 1862; Tailor Machinist; Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland;
  4. [S2648] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBT R DOOLEY household of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Robt R; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 59; 1861; Ireland;
    Mary; Dooley; Wife; Married; Female; 58; 1862; Scotland;
    William; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 32; 1888; Scotland;
    Gordon; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 21; 1899; Pennsylvania;
    Ray; Dooley; Daughter; Single; Female; 26; 1894; Scotland;
    George; Vaughan; Son-in-law; Married; Male; 32; 1888; Virginia;
    May; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Married; Female; 24; 1896; New York;
    Ray; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Single; Female; 6; 1914; Pennsylvania;
    William; Vaughan; Grandson; Single; Male; 2; 1918; Pennsylvania;
    Census-1920-USA-Dooley-Robt-R-1861-USA-PA-Philadelphia
  5. [S2678] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America. Camden, New Jersey. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1910; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBERT R DOOL household of Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    Robert R; Dool; Self; Married; Male; 46; 1864;
    Mary M; Dool; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1865;
    John D; Dool; Son; Married; Male; 22; 1888;
    Rachel R; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 20; 1890;
    Mary V; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    James Gordon; Dool; Son; Single; Male; 15; 1895;
    Florence; Dool; Daughter-in-law; Married; Female; 22; 1888;
    Census-1910-USA-Dool-Robert-1864-NJ-Camden
  6. [S2679] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Cohen, Phil, Author, -. www.dvrbs.com : 2019.

    Phil Cohen email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for Webpage 20 Oct 2019 titled: The Dooleys ******** Tydeman & Dooley,
    Citation Text: TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his passing in 1975. The Tydeman family lived in North and East Camden though at least the late 1970s, and were on Howell Street for many years.

    The Dooleys were a family act, and at least one of the Dooley brothers lived in Camden for many years. The family name was originally Dool. As of this writing, I'm not sure which of the three Dooley brothers was Vincent Tydeman's partner, but I suspect it was either Johnny Dooley or Billy Dooley, Billy was the oldest, and is the more likely of the two. The third brother, Gordon Dooley, would have been too young. It may well have been that Tydeman's partner was the Dooley father, Robert Rogers Dool, which would explain the clown makeup in the photographs attached to the father Robvert Dool - Dooley.

    Journalist Dan McConnell, who had grown up in the same neighborhood and had worked as a publicist for the Keith circuit in the 1910s wrote about the Dooleys in the late 1930s, as did Gordon Mackay, while working for the Courier. North Camden barber Pat Iarossi, who had a shop for many years at North Third Street told the following to Mackay in early 1938:

    "I used to cut Ann Pennington’s hair when she was a child," Pat recalled. "And the Dooleys always made my shop their headquarters. Billy Dooley worked for me. The kids, six [ FIVE to be correct- PMC ] of them, trained in a patch we called the 'cow lot’. Rae and Mae were the two girls, while Johnny was the big shot of the boys.”
    “They used to turn cartwheels right out in the lot there and come into my shop to do a little vocal rehearsing. Ann Pennington was always dancing, you couldn't keep her feet still. I remember one day Ann, Johnny Dooley and a girl named Moore went over to Lubin's in Philadelphia, trying to break into the movies.
    “Lubin wouldn’t handle them and they all came crying into my shop.”

    In March of 2007 an e-mail came to this website from John Vaughan, grandson of Mae Dooley and great-nephew of the Ray Dooley and the Dooley brothers. John wrote at length about the his family's show-business legacy.
    "The Dooley's came to America in the late 1800's from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in Philly. The boys were named Johnny, Billy, and Gordon. The girls were named Ray and Mae. Their father, (my great grandfather) was named Robert Rogers Dooley, he was a famous Irish circus clown, and he married Mary Dool [actually Mary Docherty], from Glasgow, who was nicked named Mumsie.
    The five kids all had an act, all did comedy, and the girl Mae, also sang. The went out on the road and toured a lot. Once, when they were all older, they played in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mae fell in love with a man she met there. They decided to get married, Mae dropped out of show business, the two of them moved back to Philly, and they had a baby boy in May of 1917. They named the child William Jonathan Dooley Vaughan. That child would grow up and become my father. That is my connection to the Dooley family.
    The boys continued as a group and were headliners in their day. Doing mainly slap stick comedy. They stared in many comedy plays plus The Ziegfield Follies, George White Scandals and The Earl Carroll Vanities. We are talking early 1900's till after WWI into the early 1920's.
    The girl, Ray (also spelled Rae sometimes), split off on her own and became a very big star, also on Broadway as an Actor and a comedienne. She performed in many musicals and also in the Follies and Vaudeville.

    Her greatest fame came when she did a "kid act" together with W.C. Fields in The Ziegfield Follies in 1920 & 1921. It was based on this act that W.C. Fields got his reputation as a "kid hater". The Actor, Fanny Brice, who also worked with Ray and W.C., later stole the act for herself and called it Baby Snooks. Among other stars of the day, Ray Dooley later went on and performed together with Bob Hope (then called by his real name, Lester Hope) in the smash hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks Of New York" in 1928.

    Ray married a man named Eddie Dowling in 1931 (I think that was the year). He was famous in the business...a song and dance man, actor. director, producer, song writer (among other hits, he wrote "On The Side Walks Of New York"), and Pulitzer Prize Winner. He also introduced Tennessee Williams to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie.

    My father's mother, Mae Dooley Vaughan died in 1947 in Philly. My father, who died in 1993, never knew how old his parents were for some strange reason! Ray died in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, she was 88 [Newspapers say 93- PMC]. The three boys all married show girls and all died young. Johnny died in 1928, he was 41, Billy (William) died in 1921, he was 39, and Gordon died in 1930, he was 31. Gordon Dooley was the only one of the five kids who was born in America, in the year 1899. The others were all born in Glasgow."

    Their father, Robert Rogers Dooley, also died young, of apoplexy just after son Gordon Dooley's marriage in 1922. That same year, Johnny Dooley was featured in the movie When Knighthood Was in Flower. Starring Marion Davies, it was the leading movie at the box-office of the 1922-1923 movie season. At at the time it was produced it was the most expensive movie ever made with cost an estimated at $1.8 million. The film was the pet project of the famous media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

    Interestingly enough, the Dooley family is still involved in show business. John Vaughan, who has been living in Berlin, Germany for many years, is a singer, songwriter, and composer. You can find out more about John at his website www.john-vaughan.com.
    If anyone has any further information about this act, PLEASE e-mail me! - Phil Cohen email address
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-A
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-B
  7. [S2650] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. New Castle, Delaware. Wilmington. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 002188005; Record set: United States Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for ELMER I GRAHAM to RAY DOOLEY,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Ray; Last name: Dooley; Sex: Female; Age: 21; Birth year: 1891; Father's first name(s): Robert; Father's last name: Dooley; Mother's first name(s): Mary; Mother's last name: Dougherty; Event: Marriage; Year: 1912; Event date: 28 Jul 1912; Location: Wilmington; Place: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States; County: New Castle; State: Delaware; Country: United States; Spouse's first name(s): Elmer I; Spouse's last name: Graham; Spouse's sex: Male; Spouse's age: 24; Spouse's birth year: 1888; Spouse's father's first name(s): James; Spouse's father's last name: Graham; Spouse's mother's first name(s): Lizzie; Spouse's mother's last name: Stewart;
    Marriage-Graham-Elmer-I-Dooley-Ray-1912-07-28-USA-DE-Wilmingtron

James Gordon Dool1

M, #9790, b. 1899, d. 24 January 1930

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: James Gordon Dool was born in 1894 in Pennsylvania, USA.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1895 in Pennsylvania, USA.1
  • Birth: He was born in 1899 in Pennsylvania, USA.3
  • Marriage: He was married in 1922.
  • Death: He died on 24 January 1930, at age ~31, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, Age: 31.

Other Facts

  • Name: James Gordon Dool was also known as Gordon Dooley.
  • Name: He was also known as Gordon Dooley.3,2
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9790.
  • Occupation: He was a Starred in comedy plays: "The Ziegfield Follies", "George White Scandals" and "The Earl Carroll Vanities". between 1900 and 1920.4
  • Residence: He resided in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 16 April 1910 331 Main Street, Ward 2.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.2
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in Vaudeville House in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 16 April 1910.2
  • Residence: He resided in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910 320 Front Street.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA.1
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in Variety in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.3
  • Residence: He resided in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920 6022 Locust Street.3
  • Occupation: He was an Actor at B F Reichs? in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920.3

Narrative

Variety - 20 January 1930
Obituary
J. GORDON DOOLEY
J. Gordon Dooley, 31, comedian for the vaudeville team of Dooley and Morton, died January 24 at his home In Philadelphia of tuberculosis.
Dooley, going from vaude to legit, had appeared in a number of Broadway shows, including "Vanities," Ziegfeld's "Follies," "Honeymoon Lane", and "Hitchy Koo." He had entered vaude as a member of the Dooley' brothers act, working with William, who died September 29, 1921, when he was doing a double with another brother, Johnny, musical comedy comic, who died of appendicitis June 7, 1928.
Gordon Dooley married Martha Morton In July, 1922, when she was playing vaude with her parents, Sam and Kitty Morton. Martha replaced her sister Clara when she left the act to do a single.
Later Dooley and his wife formed a double act which was working up to time Gordon collapsed. Several months ago both Dooley and Miss Morton were about to appear in a talker short for Columbia pictures.
The day before camera work in Camden, N. J., Gordon became so ill that he had to go to his home in Philadelphia. He was never able to return to New York. Ray Dooley (Mrs. Eddie Dowling) was appearing in "Follow Thru" and when her brother's condition became critical she left the show to be at his bedside. There is also another sister, Mrs. George Vaughan (non-pro). The funeral services were held in the Dooley home in Bywood, a suburb of Philadelphia, with interment in Philadelphia.
Appears twice in 1910 census.1

Citations

  1. [S2678] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America. Camden, New Jersey. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1910; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBERT R DOOL household of Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    Robert R; Dool; Self; Married; Male; 46; 1864;
    Mary M; Dool; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1865;
    John D; Dool; Son; Married; Male; 22; 1888;
    Rachel R; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 20; 1890;
    Mary V; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    James Gordon; Dool; Son; Single; Male; 15; 1895;
    Florence; Dool; Daughter-in-law; Married; Female; 22; 1888;
    Census-1910-USA-Dool-Robert-1864-NJ-Camden
  2. [S2649] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America. Norfolk, Virginia. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1910; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN D DOOLEY household of Norfolk Ward 2, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    John D; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 23; 1887;
    Ray; Dooley; Sister; Single; Female; 21; 1889;
    May; Dooley; Sister; Single; Female; 18; 1892;
    Gordon; Dooley; Brother; Single; Male; 16; 1894;
    Viola; Dingas; -; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    Elsie; Dingas; -; Single; Female; 16; 1894;
    Anna; O'Connor; -; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    Thos; Wood; -; Single; Male; 17; 1893;
    Census-1910-USA-Dooley-John-D-1887-VA-Norfolk
  3. [S2648] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBT R DOOLEY household of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Robt R; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 59; 1861; Ireland;
    Mary; Dooley; Wife; Married; Female; 58; 1862; Scotland;
    William; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 32; 1888; Scotland;
    Gordon; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 21; 1899; Pennsylvania;
    Ray; Dooley; Daughter; Single; Female; 26; 1894; Scotland;
    George; Vaughan; Son-in-law; Married; Male; 32; 1888; Virginia;
    May; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Married; Female; 24; 1896; New York;
    Ray; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Single; Female; 6; 1914; Pennsylvania;
    William; Vaughan; Grandson; Single; Male; 2; 1918; Pennsylvania;
    Census-1920-USA-Dooley-Robt-R-1861-USA-PA-Philadelphia
  4. [S2679] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Cohen, Phil, Author, -. www.dvrbs.com : 2019.

    Phil Cohen email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for Webpage 20 Oct 2019 titled: The Dooleys ******** Tydeman & Dooley,
    Citation Text: TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his passing in 1975. The Tydeman family lived in North and East Camden though at least the late 1970s, and were on Howell Street for many years.

    The Dooleys were a family act, and at least one of the Dooley brothers lived in Camden for many years. The family name was originally Dool. As of this writing, I'm not sure which of the three Dooley brothers was Vincent Tydeman's partner, but I suspect it was either Johnny Dooley or Billy Dooley, Billy was the oldest, and is the more likely of the two. The third brother, Gordon Dooley, would have been too young. It may well have been that Tydeman's partner was the Dooley father, Robert Rogers Dool, which would explain the clown makeup in the photographs attached to the father Robvert Dool - Dooley.

    Journalist Dan McConnell, who had grown up in the same neighborhood and had worked as a publicist for the Keith circuit in the 1910s wrote about the Dooleys in the late 1930s, as did Gordon Mackay, while working for the Courier. North Camden barber Pat Iarossi, who had a shop for many years at North Third Street told the following to Mackay in early 1938:

    "I used to cut Ann Pennington’s hair when she was a child," Pat recalled. "And the Dooleys always made my shop their headquarters. Billy Dooley worked for me. The kids, six [ FIVE to be correct- PMC ] of them, trained in a patch we called the 'cow lot’. Rae and Mae were the two girls, while Johnny was the big shot of the boys.”
    “They used to turn cartwheels right out in the lot there and come into my shop to do a little vocal rehearsing. Ann Pennington was always dancing, you couldn't keep her feet still. I remember one day Ann, Johnny Dooley and a girl named Moore went over to Lubin's in Philadelphia, trying to break into the movies.
    “Lubin wouldn’t handle them and they all came crying into my shop.”

    In March of 2007 an e-mail came to this website from John Vaughan, grandson of Mae Dooley and great-nephew of the Ray Dooley and the Dooley brothers. John wrote at length about the his family's show-business legacy.
    "The Dooley's came to America in the late 1800's from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in Philly. The boys were named Johnny, Billy, and Gordon. The girls were named Ray and Mae. Their father, (my great grandfather) was named Robert Rogers Dooley, he was a famous Irish circus clown, and he married Mary Dool [actually Mary Docherty], from Glasgow, who was nicked named Mumsie.
    The five kids all had an act, all did comedy, and the girl Mae, also sang. The went out on the road and toured a lot. Once, when they were all older, they played in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mae fell in love with a man she met there. They decided to get married, Mae dropped out of show business, the two of them moved back to Philly, and they had a baby boy in May of 1917. They named the child William Jonathan Dooley Vaughan. That child would grow up and become my father. That is my connection to the Dooley family.
    The boys continued as a group and were headliners in their day. Doing mainly slap stick comedy. They stared in many comedy plays plus The Ziegfield Follies, George White Scandals and The Earl Carroll Vanities. We are talking early 1900's till after WWI into the early 1920's.
    The girl, Ray (also spelled Rae sometimes), split off on her own and became a very big star, also on Broadway as an Actor and a comedienne. She performed in many musicals and also in the Follies and Vaudeville.

    Her greatest fame came when she did a "kid act" together with W.C. Fields in The Ziegfield Follies in 1920 & 1921. It was based on this act that W.C. Fields got his reputation as a "kid hater". The Actor, Fanny Brice, who also worked with Ray and W.C., later stole the act for herself and called it Baby Snooks. Among other stars of the day, Ray Dooley later went on and performed together with Bob Hope (then called by his real name, Lester Hope) in the smash hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks Of New York" in 1928.

    Ray married a man named Eddie Dowling in 1931 (I think that was the year). He was famous in the business...a song and dance man, actor. director, producer, song writer (among other hits, he wrote "On The Side Walks Of New York"), and Pulitzer Prize Winner. He also introduced Tennessee Williams to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie.

    My father's mother, Mae Dooley Vaughan died in 1947 in Philly. My father, who died in 1993, never knew how old his parents were for some strange reason! Ray died in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, she was 88 [Newspapers say 93- PMC]. The three boys all married show girls and all died young. Johnny died in 1928, he was 41, Billy (William) died in 1921, he was 39, and Gordon died in 1930, he was 31. Gordon Dooley was the only one of the five kids who was born in America, in the year 1899. The others were all born in Glasgow."

    Their father, Robert Rogers Dooley, also died young, of apoplexy just after son Gordon Dooley's marriage in 1922. That same year, Johnny Dooley was featured in the movie When Knighthood Was in Flower. Starring Marion Davies, it was the leading movie at the box-office of the 1922-1923 movie season. At at the time it was produced it was the most expensive movie ever made with cost an estimated at $1.8 million. The film was the pet project of the famous media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

    Interestingly enough, the Dooley family is still involved in show business. John Vaughan, who has been living in Berlin, Germany for many years, is a singer, songwriter, and composer. You can find out more about John at his website www.john-vaughan.com.
    If anyone has any further information about this act, PLEASE e-mail me! - Phil Cohen email address
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-A
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-B

John D Dool1

M, #9791, b. 1887, d. 7 June 1928

Parents

Pedigree Link





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John D Dool was born in 1887 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandG.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1888 in Scotland.1
  • Marriage: He and Florence Dool were married in 1910.1
  • Death: He died on 7 June 1928, at age ~41, in Yonkers, Westchester, New York, USAG, Age: 41.

Other Facts

  • Name: John D Dool was also known as Johnny Dooley.3
  • Name: He was also known as John D Dooley.2
  • Name: He was also known as Johnny Dooley.3
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9791.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to USA in 1892.2
  • Occupation: He was a Starred in comedy plays: "The Ziegfield Follies", "George White Scandals" and "The Earl Carroll Vanities". between 1900 and 1920.3
  • Occupation: He was a Manager of Theatrical Company in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 16 April 1910.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.2
  • Residence: He resided in Norfolk City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 16 April 1910 331 Main Street, Ward 2.2
  • Residence: He resided in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910 320 Front Street.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA.1
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in Variety in Camden City, Camden, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 1910.1
  • Occupation: He was an Actor in movie "When Knighthood Was In Flower" also starring Marion Davies in 1922.3

Narrative

. Appears twice in 1910 census.1,2

Citations

  1. [S2678] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America. Camden, New Jersey. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1910; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBERT R DOOL household of Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    Robert R; Dool; Self; Married; Male; 46; 1864;
    Mary M; Dool; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1865;
    John D; Dool; Son; Married; Male; 22; 1888;
    Rachel R; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 20; 1890;
    Mary V; Dool; Daughter; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    James Gordon; Dool; Son; Single; Male; 15; 1895;
    Florence; Dool; Daughter-in-law; Married; Female; 22; 1888;
    Census-1910-USA-Dool-Robert-1864-NJ-Camden
  2. [S2649] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of United States of America. Norfolk, Virginia. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1910; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN D DOOLEY household of Norfolk Ward 2, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year;
    John D; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 23; 1887;
    Ray; Dooley; Sister; Single; Female; 21; 1889;
    May; Dooley; Sister; Single; Female; 18; 1892;
    Gordon; Dooley; Brother; Single; Male; 16; 1894;
    Viola; Dingas; -; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    Elsie; Dingas; -; Single; Female; 16; 1894;
    Anna; O'Connor; -; Single; Female; 17; 1893;
    Thos; Wood; -; Single; Male; 17; 1893;
    Census-1910-USA-Dooley-John-D-1887-VA-Norfolk
  3. [S2679] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Cohen, Phil, Author, -. www.dvrbs.com : 2019.

    Phil Cohen email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for Webpage 20 Oct 2019 titled: The Dooleys ******** Tydeman & Dooley,
    Citation Text: TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his passing in 1975. The Tydeman family lived in North and East Camden though at least the late 1970s, and were on Howell Street for many years.

    The Dooleys were a family act, and at least one of the Dooley brothers lived in Camden for many years. The family name was originally Dool. As of this writing, I'm not sure which of the three Dooley brothers was Vincent Tydeman's partner, but I suspect it was either Johnny Dooley or Billy Dooley, Billy was the oldest, and is the more likely of the two. The third brother, Gordon Dooley, would have been too young. It may well have been that Tydeman's partner was the Dooley father, Robert Rogers Dool, which would explain the clown makeup in the photographs attached to the father Robvert Dool - Dooley.

    Journalist Dan McConnell, who had grown up in the same neighborhood and had worked as a publicist for the Keith circuit in the 1910s wrote about the Dooleys in the late 1930s, as did Gordon Mackay, while working for the Courier. North Camden barber Pat Iarossi, who had a shop for many years at North Third Street told the following to Mackay in early 1938:

    "I used to cut Ann Pennington’s hair when she was a child," Pat recalled. "And the Dooleys always made my shop their headquarters. Billy Dooley worked for me. The kids, six [ FIVE to be correct- PMC ] of them, trained in a patch we called the 'cow lot’. Rae and Mae were the two girls, while Johnny was the big shot of the boys.”
    “They used to turn cartwheels right out in the lot there and come into my shop to do a little vocal rehearsing. Ann Pennington was always dancing, you couldn't keep her feet still. I remember one day Ann, Johnny Dooley and a girl named Moore went over to Lubin's in Philadelphia, trying to break into the movies.
    “Lubin wouldn’t handle them and they all came crying into my shop.”

    In March of 2007 an e-mail came to this website from John Vaughan, grandson of Mae Dooley and great-nephew of the Ray Dooley and the Dooley brothers. John wrote at length about the his family's show-business legacy.
    "The Dooley's came to America in the late 1800's from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in Philly. The boys were named Johnny, Billy, and Gordon. The girls were named Ray and Mae. Their father, (my great grandfather) was named Robert Rogers Dooley, he was a famous Irish circus clown, and he married Mary Dool [actually Mary Docherty], from Glasgow, who was nicked named Mumsie.
    The five kids all had an act, all did comedy, and the girl Mae, also sang. The went out on the road and toured a lot. Once, when they were all older, they played in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mae fell in love with a man she met there. They decided to get married, Mae dropped out of show business, the two of them moved back to Philly, and they had a baby boy in May of 1917. They named the child William Jonathan Dooley Vaughan. That child would grow up and become my father. That is my connection to the Dooley family.
    The boys continued as a group and were headliners in their day. Doing mainly slap stick comedy. They stared in many comedy plays plus The Ziegfield Follies, George White Scandals and The Earl Carroll Vanities. We are talking early 1900's till after WWI into the early 1920's.
    The girl, Ray (also spelled Rae sometimes), split off on her own and became a very big star, also on Broadway as an Actor and a comedienne. She performed in many musicals and also in the Follies and Vaudeville.

    Her greatest fame came when she did a "kid act" together with W.C. Fields in The Ziegfield Follies in 1920 & 1921. It was based on this act that W.C. Fields got his reputation as a "kid hater". The Actor, Fanny Brice, who also worked with Ray and W.C., later stole the act for herself and called it Baby Snooks. Among other stars of the day, Ray Dooley later went on and performed together with Bob Hope (then called by his real name, Lester Hope) in the smash hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks Of New York" in 1928.

    Ray married a man named Eddie Dowling in 1931 (I think that was the year). He was famous in the business...a song and dance man, actor. director, producer, song writer (among other hits, he wrote "On The Side Walks Of New York"), and Pulitzer Prize Winner. He also introduced Tennessee Williams to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie.

    My father's mother, Mae Dooley Vaughan died in 1947 in Philly. My father, who died in 1993, never knew how old his parents were for some strange reason! Ray died in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, she was 88 [Newspapers say 93- PMC]. The three boys all married show girls and all died young. Johnny died in 1928, he was 41, Billy (William) died in 1921, he was 39, and Gordon died in 1930, he was 31. Gordon Dooley was the only one of the five kids who was born in America, in the year 1899. The others were all born in Glasgow."

    Their father, Robert Rogers Dooley, also died young, of apoplexy just after son Gordon Dooley's marriage in 1922. That same year, Johnny Dooley was featured in the movie When Knighthood Was in Flower. Starring Marion Davies, it was the leading movie at the box-office of the 1922-1923 movie season. At at the time it was produced it was the most expensive movie ever made with cost an estimated at $1.8 million. The film was the pet project of the famous media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

    Interestingly enough, the Dooley family is still involved in show business. John Vaughan, who has been living in Berlin, Germany for many years, is a singer, songwriter, and composer. You can find out more about John at his website www.john-vaughan.com.
    If anyone has any further information about this act, PLEASE e-mail me! - Phil Cohen email address
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-A
    News-Dooley-Family-1938-01-05-Camden-Courier-Post-B

William Dool

M, #9793, b. 1888, d. 29 September 1921

Parents

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: William Dool was born in 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland.1,2
  • Death: He died on 29 September 1921, at age ~33, in New York City, New York, New York, USA, Age: 39.

Other Facts

  • Name: William Dool was also known as Billy Dooley.2
  • Name: He was also known as William Dooley.1
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 9793.
  • Occupation: He was a Starred in comedy plays: "The Ziegfield Follies", "George White Scandals" and "The Earl Carroll Vanities". between 1900 and 1920.2
  • Residence: He resided in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920 6022 Locust Street.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG.1
  • Occupation: He was a Vaudeville Actor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAG, on 6 January 1920.1

Citations

  1. [S2648] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROBT R DOOLEY household of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Robt R; Dooley; Self; Married; Male; 59; 1861; Ireland;
    Mary; Dooley; Wife; Married; Female; 58; 1862; Scotland;
    William; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 32; 1888; Scotland;
    Gordon; Dooley; Son; Single; Male; 21; 1899; Pennsylvania;
    Ray; Dooley; Daughter; Single; Female; 26; 1894; Scotland;
    George; Vaughan; Son-in-law; Married; Male; 32; 1888; Virginia;
    May; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Married; Female; 24; 1896; New York;
    Ray; Vaughan; Granddaughter; Single; Female; 6; 1914; Pennsylvania;
    William; Vaughan; Grandson; Single; Male; 2; 1918; Pennsylvania;
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  2. [S2679] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Cohen, Phil, Author, -. www.dvrbs.com : 2019.

    Phil Cohen email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for Webpage 20 Oct 2019 titled: The Dooleys ******** Tydeman & Dooley,
    Citation Text: TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his passing in 1975. The Tydeman family lived in North and East Camden though at least the late 1970s, and were on Howell Street for many years.

    The Dooleys were a family act, and at least one of the Dooley brothers lived in Camden for many years. The family name was originally Dool. As of this writing, I'm not sure which of the three Dooley brothers was Vincent Tydeman's partner, but I suspect it was either Johnny Dooley or Billy Dooley, Billy was the oldest, and is the more likely of the two. The third brother, Gordon Dooley, would have been too young. It may well have been that Tydeman's partner was the Dooley father, Robert Rogers Dool, which would explain the clown makeup in the photographs attached to the father Robvert Dool - Dooley.

    Journalist Dan McConnell, who had grown up in the same neighborhood and had worked as a publicist for the Keith circuit in the 1910s wrote about the Dooleys in the late 1930s, as did Gordon Mackay, while working for the Courier. North Camden barber Pat Iarossi, who had a shop for many years at North Third Street told the following to Mackay in early 1938:

    "I used to cut Ann Pennington’s hair when she was a child," Pat recalled. "And the Dooleys always made my shop their headquarters. Billy Dooley worked for me. The kids, six [ FIVE to be correct- PMC ] of them, trained in a patch we called the 'cow lot’. Rae and Mae were the two girls, while Johnny was the big shot of the boys.”
    “They used to turn cartwheels right out in the lot there and come into my shop to do a little vocal rehearsing. Ann Pennington was always dancing, you couldn't keep her feet still. I remember one day Ann, Johnny Dooley and a girl named Moore went over to Lubin's in Philadelphia, trying to break into the movies.
    “Lubin wouldn’t handle them and they all came crying into my shop.”

    In March of 2007 an e-mail came to this website from John Vaughan, grandson of Mae Dooley and great-nephew of the Ray Dooley and the Dooley brothers. John wrote at length about the his family's show-business legacy.
    "The Dooley's came to America in the late 1800's from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in Philly. The boys were named Johnny, Billy, and Gordon. The girls were named Ray and Mae. Their father, (my great grandfather) was named Robert Rogers Dooley, he was a famous Irish circus clown, and he married Mary Dool [actually Mary Docherty], from Glasgow, who was nicked named Mumsie.
    The five kids all had an act, all did comedy, and the girl Mae, also sang. The went out on the road and toured a lot. Once, when they were all older, they played in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mae fell in love with a man she met there. They decided to get married, Mae dropped out of show business, the two of them moved back to Philly, and they had a baby boy in May of 1917. They named the child William Jonathan Dooley Vaughan. That child would grow up and become my father. That is my connection to the Dooley family.
    The boys continued as a group and were headliners in their day. Doing mainly slap stick comedy. They stared in many comedy plays plus The Ziegfield Follies, George White Scandals and The Earl Carroll Vanities. We are talking early 1900's till after WWI into the early 1920's.
    The girl, Ray (also spelled Rae sometimes), split off on her own and became a very big star, also on Broadway as an Actor and a comedienne. She performed in many musicals and also in the Follies and Vaudeville.

    Her greatest fame came when she did a "kid act" together with W.C. Fields in The Ziegfield Follies in 1920 & 1921. It was based on this act that W.C. Fields got his reputation as a "kid hater". The Actor, Fanny Brice, who also worked with Ray and W.C., later stole the act for herself and called it Baby Snooks. Among other stars of the day, Ray Dooley later went on and performed together with Bob Hope (then called by his real name, Lester Hope) in the smash hit Broadway musical "The Sidewalks Of New York" in 1928.

    Ray married a man named Eddie Dowling in 1931 (I think that was the year). He was famous in the business...a song and dance man, actor. director, producer, song writer (among other hits, he wrote "On The Side Walks Of New York"), and Pulitzer Prize Winner. He also introduced Tennessee Williams to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie.

    My father's mother, Mae Dooley Vaughan died in 1947 in Philly. My father, who died in 1993, never knew how old his parents were for some strange reason! Ray died in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, she was 88 [Newspapers say 93- PMC]. The three boys all married show girls and all died young. Johnny died in 1928, he was 41, Billy (William) died in 1921, he was 39, and Gordon died in 1930, he was 31. Gordon Dooley was the only one of the five kids who was born in America, in the year 1899. The others were all born in Glasgow."

    Their father, Robert Rogers Dooley, also died young, of apoplexy just after son Gordon Dooley's marriage in 1922. That same year, Johnny Dooley was featured in the movie When Knighthood Was in Flower. Starring Marion Davies, it was the leading movie at the box-office of the 1922-1923 movie season. At at the time it was produced it was the most expensive movie ever made with cost an estimated at $1.8 million. The film was the pet project of the famous media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

    Interestingly enough, the Dooley family is still involved in show business. John Vaughan, who has been living in Berlin, Germany for many years, is a singer, songwriter, and composer. You can find out more about John at his website www.john-vaughan.com.
    If anyone has any further information about this act, PLEASE e-mail me! - Phil Cohen email address
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