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Peter John Hassell1

M, #12826, b. 1899, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Peter John Hassell was born in 1899.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Peter John Hassell had reference number 12826.

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Ann Catharine Dowling

George Benjamin Hassell1

M, #12827, b. 1897, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: George Benjamin Hassell was born in 1897.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: George Benjamin Hassell had reference number 12827.

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Ann Catharine Dowling

Ina Hassell1

F, #12828, b. 1895, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ina Hassell was born in 1895.1
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Ina Hassell had reference number 12828.

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Ann Catharine Dowling

Peter John Hassell1

M, #12829, b. 1810, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Judith Peterson (b. about 1810, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Peter John Hassell was born in 1810 in Dutch West Indies.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Peter John Hassell had reference number 12829.

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Ann Catherine Hassell

Judith Peterson1

F, #12830, b. about 1810, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Peter John Hassell (b. 1810, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Judith Peterson was born about 1810.1
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Judith Peterson had reference number 12830.

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Ann Catherine Hassell

Michael E Dowling1,2,3

M, #12844, b. 27 January 1881, d. about February 1972

Parents

Marriage-Dowling-Michael-Carroll-Anne-1870-11-24-Laois-Mountmellick-Certificate.jpg
Pedigree Link

Families

Family 1: Rosanna Kavanagh (b. between April and June 1892, d. before 1920)

Family 2: Alice Charlotte Elizabeth Pratt (b. between October and December 1885, d. DECEASED)





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Michael E Dowling was born between 1878 and 1882 in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, Knockanina.4,5
  • Birth: He was born on 10 January 1880 in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, Knockanina.6,7
  • Birth: He was born on 27 January 1881 in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, Knockanina. Informant: Mother; Index: Mountmellick, Mountrath - 1881; FHL Film Number 257860.2,8
  • Birth: He was born in 1883 in Ireland.3
  • Marriage: He and Rosanna Kavanagh were married on 1 August 1912 in Laois, IrelandG, Raheen Chapel; Both first marriage; Witnesses: Anthony Dowling & Emmie Kavanagh; Abbeyleix - Index: Volume 3 Page 257 FHL Film Number 101262.9,10,7,7
  • Marriage: He and Alice Charlotte Elizabeth Pratt were married on 26 December 1921 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG.3
  • Death: He died about February 1972 in Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, CanadaG.

Other Facts

  • Name: Michael E Dowling was also known as Michael Dowling.4,5,9,8
  • Name: He was also known as Mike Dowling.6
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 12844.
  • Baptism: He was baptised on 11 January 1880 in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland.2,7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland.5
  • Residence: He resided in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, on 31 March 1901 Knockanina, House 9.5
  • Education: He was educated in Laois, IrelandG, between 31 March 1901 and 2 April 1911 Read & Write.4,5
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Roman Catholic between 31 March 1901 and 2 April 1911 in Laois, IrelandG.4,5
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, between 31 March 1901 and 1 August 1912.5,7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1911 in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland.4
  • Residence: He resided in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, on 2 April 1911 Knockanina, House 14.4
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer's Son in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, on 2 April 1911.4
  • Residence: He resided in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, on 1 August 1912 Park Villa, Knockanina.7
  • Occupation: He was a Police Constable in Brant, Ontario, CanadaG, on 17 April 1913.9
  • Residence: He resided in Brant, Ontario, CanadaG, on 16 May 1913 206 William Street.9
  • Residence: He resided in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG, on 1 June 1921 Age: 41; Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head: Boarder; Occupation: Constable.6
  • Emigration: He emigrated from Canada before 26 December 1921.3
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Roman Catholic on 26 December 1921 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG.3
  • Occupation: He was a Police Officer in Ontario, CanadaG, on 26 December 1921.3,11
  • Residence: He resided in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG, on 26 December 1921 103 West Street.3
  • Residence: He resided in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG, before February 1972.1

Narrative

Michael Dowling was born before 11 January 1880 in Knockaniner near Mountrath, Queen's County, Ireland. He was named after his father Michael (shown spelt as Doolan) and his mother was Anne Carrol from nearby Sconce.

Michael was taken to be baptised on 11 January 1880. The Sponsors or witnesses were William Bergin and Bridget Dowling. Domicile: Knockaniner. (Source: Mountrath, Ireland: Catholic Church Parish Records (Baptisms) (1823-1880))

Michael was the youngest of a family of five, his siblings were Mary, Anthony, John and Catherine. His father was a farmer and Michael would have grown up playing around the farm and helping with chores. He probably would have gone swimming in the river near the mill at Castletown where, in hot weather, people still cool off today.

Like so many young men in Ireland at that time Michael was faced with a lack of opportunity. While the effects of the Great Famine were only in his parent's memory and food was now in good supply he still needed to earn a living.

Michael's father died before 1901 as his mother is shown as a widow in the census. The farm would be passed to his older brother Anthony. The 31st of March 1901 was census night in Ireland and Michael was shown as living at home, in Knockanina. His entry shows him as 19 years of age (making his birthdate 1882 but census dates are often inaccurate) . The census shows him as a farmer who can Read & Write, speaking English as opposed to Irish. Born in Knockanina.

The plot where they lived was shown as plot 9 of Knockanina. The property amounted to a fully built private '2nd class' dwelling of stone walls and tiled roof, it had four rooms and five windows to the front of the house. The premises contained two outhouses of one stable and one cow house.

On 1st August 1912, according to a side note written on Michael's baptism entry, Michael "marries Rosanna Kavanagh in Raheny Chapel." From this marriage there are for children: Jack, James, Michael and George. Roseanne died shortly after giving birth to George.

Michael emigrated to America landing in Canada. In Canada he became a Police Officer in Brantford Ontario for over 20 years.

Michael's second marriage, around 1920, was to Londoner Alice Holmes ( widow of Lewin Pratt) from this marriage there was Thomas (1923), Denis (1924) and Mary (1926).

He was tall, straight, good looking, with A thick Irish brogue. He was well-known and well-liked for his magnificent sense of humour but he also had a fiery temper. He was an efficient officer, in line for promotion, who would patrol his 'beat' in Ontario on foot. Once he turned his helmet back to front and, when asked why, he said, "So that folks wouldn't know whether I was coming or going!"

The family lived in fine house and, as Michael was popular, there would often be friends around. Michael enjoyed a 'glass of cheer'. The family owned a pew in the nearby church with their name on it. It was a local spectacle as every Sunday the whole family (ten children from all marriages) would parade in their 'Sunday Best' to go to church with Michael and Alice following behind.

Michael would get to work, at the police station, by bicycle. When his shift was ending his daughter, Mary, would grab any coat she could find and run to a certain street corner. She would wait in the cold and dark for his bike to appear. She had him all to herself as her tall father in uniform would reach down and pick up his little girl and sit her on the handle bars to ride her home.

About 1929 Alice, with daughter Mary and one other son went to Ireland on the SS Calgaric. They visited Mary's grandfather's farm - a big place, with many horses an cattle. Alice would walk out into the evening at twilight and standing on a hilltop would be able to hear Monks singing from a nearby Monastery in the valley below. To Alice, herself a lovely singer, Knockaniner, with its bluish mist on the hills, had a quiet beauty.

It was 19th December 1932 and Michael and Alice were out shopping in their automobile, believed to be a Ford Model T, there was a serious accident. Both barely survived and Michael was left so badly injured that he had to leave the Police Force. However, from that moment on, the family started to break apart.

It was now the Michael became driven to pursue property that he believed might be his by right in Ireland. Whether it was the possibility of improving his lot with getting hold of large amounts of land or the effects of the accident we do not know but Michael left his family and home in Canada. In 1933 he left for Ireland to Queen's County, now called Laois, but to establish a right of claim he would have to remain there for seven years. The seven years that followed were hard for Michael's family and nothing is known of what Michael did during that time.

Even after that time his claim was effectively unsuccessful. He returned to America almost a stranger. On his arrival in New York he was refused entry until Alice vouched for him by recognising him as her husband. However, this was an administrative matter only for any emotional ties between and Michael and his family were now broken by the years and he went his separate way.

His family lost track of him until 1972 when his daughter Mary heard from her brother that their father was in hospital Guelph, Ontario. Mary visited him out of respect, he was now about 92 years old but despite the distance between them she recognised him immediately. Mary had to introduce herself and Michael remembered his only daughter. Mary describes herself what follows, "I took his hand and prayed for him, softly enough for him to hear. I had never seen a grown man weep uncontrollably. He added that he had always, since he was a little boy, believed in Jesus Christ. After I forgave him from my heart and dried his tears we split a beer! I kissed him good-bye. He died a few days later".

Apparently just before he died, in February 1972, he told the nurse to remove the tray from his lap as, as he said, "I'll be dying now". The nurse told Mary that he was looking towards the door and threw back the covers as if to get out of bed. He then dropped his head and died in peace.

At his funeral, with a Catholic Mass, the Liturgy told that 'Simon had to wait to be a very old man before he laid eyes on Jesus the Saviour".

----------------------Original Message-----------------
From: Local Names [mailto:webmaster@names.local.ie]
Sent: 12 November 2000 18:57
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Subject: Dowling - irish origins..and probable lost estate

A new message has been added to Dowling re: irish origins..and probable lost estate.

My father...Michael Dowling...born 1879?.his mother's maiden name..... Anne Carol..his father(my grandfather) M. Dowling,married Anne Carol .producing..one..girl..Mary... sister of Michael (my father) and john ...all born in Ireland..... my father.. Michael emigrated to Canada in the early 1900...leaving his family and a considerable estate..he married twice (Rose Kavanah) and had 4 sons..After the death of his first wife , he married..Alice Holmes Pratt and had three more children...Thomas Dennis and (me) Mary... background information in Ireland,,would be very welcome..considering that no information has ever been received re. family estate never heard of or.... as being probated......thank you for any info..anyone might have.......Mary Dowling (Conley) ..... .background information in Ireland..would be very welcome e.g.. re the family estate never ever probated.......

The entry was posted by: mconley@bmts.com)
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Hello Brian....
Well Here Goes Again...I Am Not Used To This Sort Of Thing ....So If It Turns Out To Be Somewhat Of A Short Novel Please Forgive Me...I Still Have Time To Learn.....

Original Letter Went Like This......

I Had No Idea I Would Hear From Anyone....This Is Such A Treat...I Can Understand Why You Would Find It Hard To Interpret As Your E-Mail Suggests....It Is Strictly My Fault ...Chalk It Up To Inexperience.......

Yes...My Father Michael Was A Well Known...And Well Liked Police Officer In Brantford Ont.. For 20+ Years( 1900+ And On) The Dates Are As Near As I Can Get Hold Of....He Had 4 Sons Through Rosanne..Kavanaugh..Names Jack B.D.Unknown Jim B.D. Unknown...Mike..B.D. Unknown..And George B.D. Unknown..(All Are Deceased Except George Who Lives At Present In Brantford Ont.)...Roseanne Died In Childbirth When The Boys Were Not More Than Toddlers About A Year Apart , So I Am Told...And As George Now The Only Survivor Of This Foursome Has A Son George Jr. And Brenda.......Ages Unknown But Still Living......Michael... Then ( 1920?) Met And Married My Mother (Widow)...Alice Holmes Pratt. Emigrant From Her Homeland ..Born In Or Near The Sound Of The Bo---Bells In England.....She Had 3 Children..From Her First Husband (Lewin Pratt..Sr.) Dolly....Lewin And Dick....All Deceased Now...

Are You Still With Me??? His, Hers And Ours.....Here Comes The Ours....Tom..Born 1923 Has 9
Children All Alive And Well( One Wife..Nora)
Dennis Born 1924....Has 1 Son Robert..I Wife Margarite......All Alive And Well...And Me...Mary...Born 1926...3 Children ..Maureen Diane And James.....All Alive And Well......

You May Be Interested Or Not......But Heres Some More... Not Too Relevant......My Father Michael....Was Tall, Straight, And Good Looking With A Thick Irish Brogue...A Magnificent Sense Of.. Humour And A Fiery Temper...Which Was Ultimately His Downfall.....He Returned To Ireland Around 1933?.After A Car Wreck Which Left Him Unable To Return To His Police Work...

Yes...He Abandoned My Mother Home And His Family....With The Idea That There Was An Estate...That He Was To Remain In Ireland For At Least 7 Years In Order To Lay Claim To??????

Those Were Very Hard Years For Everyone.......He Returned To Canada Via New York...Where His Landed Emigrant Status Was Again Laid Claim To.... Being Sponsored By My Mother Who Agreed To Recognize Him As Her Husband.....But Having Stayed Away For So Many Years He Was Never Able To Become Established As Father And Husband.....He Had Escaped From Our Lives As A Permanent Help Of Any Kind....And A Breach Too Broken To Be Mended....But He Was My Father And For That I Honored Him ....

I Never Saw Him Again For Many Years And Lost Track Of Him Altogether......But In 1972? My Brother Told Me He Was In Hospital In Guelph Ont....And I Went To Visit Him.... .Even Tho' He Was An Old Man , I Recognized Him Right Away...I Had To Introduce Myself To Him And He Seemed To Remember I Was His Only Daughter.....I Took His Hand .And Prayed For Him ...Softly Enough For Him To Hear ...I Had Never Seen A Grown Man Weep Uncontrollably ..He Added That He Had Always, Since He Was A Little Boy , Believed In Jesus Christ...After I Forgave Him From My Heart , And Dried His Tears....We Split A Beer...And I Kissed Him Good-Bye......He Died A Few Days Later......

Just One More Thing...Just Before He Died...He Told The Nurse..To Remove His Tray From His Lap...Because.. He Said" I'll Be Dying Now"....The Nurse Afterward Told Me ...He Was Looking Toward The Door....Throwing Back The Covers As If To Get Out Of Bed.....He Dropped His Head And Died In Peace....(.Feb.1972 )

Every Life I Am Sure Has A Story......At His Funeral...The Liturgy At The Catholic Mass...Was That Simon Had To Wait To Be A Very Old Man Before He Laid Eyes On Jesus (The Saviour)

I Hope You Do Not Mind Me Going On Like This.....I Now Wish I Had Not Missed So Much Of Him And His Life......I Wish I Could Call Back More Of
His Life And Years...With A View To Understanding.....I Am A Grandmother Now Myself And Understand...How Lonely He Must Have Been..

If This Letter Doesn't Reach You Its O.K. I Appreciate Just Talking To Someone Who May Have Traced Some Of His Long Lost Kin Folks In Ireland.. May The Lord Bless You Brian And Cause You To Prosper In Everything You Do.......

Regards.....Mary Dowling Conley

mconley@bmts.com
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Hello Brian....
My Goodness What A Lovely Surprise ....Yes I Could Pick Up The Marriage Certificate....It Feels Like Going Back In Time.......Thank You.......First Of All Let Me Say .... You Sound Like A Man With A Dream...And A Heart To Understand How It Might, Or Might Not , Work...The Irish Always Were The Ones To Risk...Losing It ...For The Looking To Find It.....And Finding It , Either Way.. Sees That It Turns Out O.K. ...You Being A Police Officer In London , Need I Say More??? God Bless You Brian..My Prayers And Thoughts Are For Your Good....

As Far As Pictures Go Of My Dad ...I Have A Few ..Maybe I Could Get Them Printed Out And Send Them By Regular Mail...

This Was A Little Of Dad's Personality....Sometimes While Walking The Beat...I Am Told....He Wore His " Bobby Helmet" Backwards...And When Asked Why?....He Would Reply "So That Folks Wouldn't Know Whether I Was Coming Or Going"
He Rode His Bike To Work Each Day...And Each Day I Remember...
I Would Take Any Coat I Could Find And Run Up To A Certain Corner...To Wait For His Bike To Appear......Seeing Me Waiting In The Cold And Dark...He Would Pull Over And Lift Little Me, Onto The Handlebars...And Drive Me Home.....That Was A Time When I Had Him All To Myself...I Loved Him......

As Far As I Know He Was An Efficient Officer ...Who Was In Line For A Promotion Of Some Kind.....Owned A Fine House....Had A Family Pew In Church With His Name On It...Where Every Sunday We Would , All Ten Of Us, Kids..(4 Of His ..3 Of Hers... And 3 Of " Thier's"). Parade , In Our Sunday Best,..Mom And Dad.....Following Behind.....What A Sight.....Some Even Remember It To This Day.........Never Seen Now.......Anywhere....
He Was The Kind Of Man That Everyone Seemed To Know And Like...Many Friends Were Always In The House........Laughing And Talking......Not A Rowdy Man...But I Believe He Liked His..Glass Of Cheer...May I Say......His Temper However....Was Well... His Own Business..I Was Too Young To Understand It...But I Understood Him And Loved Him...Anyway.....

It Was Dec. 19th 1932? My Mom An Dad Went Shopping For Christmas...We Had A Model T...Ford I Think.....Nothing Was Ever The Same........They Both Barely Survived.........But Could Never Mend The Broken--Ness That Came Between Them....And We Were Scattered Like Fallen Leaves In A Strong Wind.....(Hows' That For Poetic Styling??)

As Far As The Property In Ireland .....(Before All This Happened)..My Mom Took One Of My Brothers And Myself...To My Grandfather's Farm In Ireland .... ...On The S.S.Calgaric....I Have A Slight Memory Only..It Was 1929.....It Was A Big Place...Where They Had Many Horses And Cattle.

My Mother Told Me ...She Would Walk Out In The Evening At Twilight...Stand On The Hilltop...And Hear The Lovely Sounds Of Monk"S Singing ... From Some Monastery. Deep In The Valley Below.......My Mother Was A Lovely Singer And I Know This Pleased Her....She Always Remembered The Quiet Beauty Of The Place ...And A Kind Of Bluish Mist On The Hills.....But I Really Would Not Know Of It's Whereabouts Particularly...

Of His 6 Handsome Sons, 5 Saw Active Duty Overseas During W.W.2. All Returned Without A Scar , Except In The Emotions......I Think It Is Referred To As The "Baptism Of Fire" That The Generals Don't Get To Feel Too Much Of.........My Mother's 3 Also Were In Active Services Over Seas.....My Sister Being An R.N. In The "American Hospitals In Briton". I , Being The Youngest Went On To Get My R.N. Degree Also.

My Dear Brian ..... I Have Enjoyed Very Much Finding This Slim. Almost Invisible Branch Of My Long Lost Family.Tree......Somehow It Makes Me Feel As If I Was Not Pulled Out From Under A Rock Somewhere..And Do Have A Past Even Though Distant....Thank You So Much For Your Work , And Your Keen Interest In These Matters...Well I Hardly Know What To Say.......Except Bless You In All That You Do......

Regards To You....Mary
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Citations

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    Source Combined Fields: Dowling.

    First contact 16 May 2011
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    Source Combined Fields: <i>Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620–1911</i>. ;Index. Salt Lake City, Utah: Family Search.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Michael Dowling
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    Source Combined Fields: Ontario, Canada. BRANT. Brampton. "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934".

    Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Marriage for DOWLING MICHAEL E to ALICE CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH PRATT,
    Citation Text: 2010:-
    Marriage-Dowling-Michael-E-Pratt-Alice-Charlotte-1921-12-28-CAN-Ontario.jpg
  4. [S2006] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1911 census of Ireland. LAOIS --[NAI]--. Digital images. National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ : see citation.,
    Citation Detail: Mountrath, Knockanina, House 14
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    Source Combined Fields: 1901 census of Ireland. LAOIS --[NAI]--. Digital images. National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website. www.census-nationalarchives.ie : see citation.,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, ANNE household of house 9, Knockanina, Mountrath, Queens,
    Citation Text: 2013:-
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    Source Combined Fields: 1921 census of Canada, ONTARIO. ALL. Digital images. Multiple Portals. : see citation. Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

    Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. VIA: 1) Ancestry.com; 2) myheritage.com,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MIKE household of Brantford, Ontario, Canada; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 50; Census Place: Brantford (City), Brantford, Ontario; Page Number: 10,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2013:-
    Census-1921-CAN-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
  7. [S220] SOURCE: (Full):
    Citation Detail: 11 Jan 1880,
    Citation Text: Michael baptised. Parents: Michael Dowling and Anne Carrol. Sponsors: William Bergin and Bridget Dowling. Domicile: Knockaniner. Priest's Note: "Marries Rosanna Kavanagh in Raheny Chapel August 1, 1912"
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    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. BIRTH Register.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie,
    Repository: National Archive of Ireland,
    Citation Detail: Name: MICHAEL DOWLING ; Date of Birth: 1881 ; Group Registration ID: 8903861 ; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick ; Sex: Male; Mother's Birth Surname: Carroll; Image
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    ,
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    Citation Detail: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS929; Reel: 238,
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    Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913 - James Dowling
    Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913 - James Dowling
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    Citation Text: Record for Rosana Kavanagh
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    Source Combined Fields: Feeney nee Dowling, Philomena, Watford Hertfordshire. Firsthand knowledge.

Samuel Joseph Holmes1

M, #12845, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Martha Johnson (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Samuel Joseph Holmes died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Samuel Joseph Holmes had reference number 12845.

Citations

  1. [S963] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada),
    Source Combined Fields: Ontario, Canada. BRANT. Brampton. "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934".

    Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Marriage for DOWLING MICHAEL E to ALICE CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH PRATT,
    Citation Text: 2010:-
    Marriage-Dowling-Michael-E-Pratt-Alice-Charlotte-1921-12-28-CAN-Ontario.jpg

Martha Johnson1

F, #12846, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Samuel Joseph Holmes (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Martha Johnson died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Martha Johnson had reference number 12846.

Citations

  1. [S963] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada),
    Source Combined Fields: Ontario, Canada. BRANT. Brampton. "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934".

    Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Marriage for DOWLING MICHAEL E to ALICE CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH PRATT,
    Citation Text: 2010:-
    Marriage-Dowling-Michael-E-Pratt-Alice-Charlotte-1921-12-28-CAN-Ontario.jpg

James Pratt1

M, #12847, b. 16 October 1846, d. 11 November 1936
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Eleanor Blaxall (b. 20 March 1845, d. 15 September 1917)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: James Pratt was born on 16 October 1846 in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England.1
  • Death: He died on 11 November 1936, at age 90, in Easton, Suffolk, England.1

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: James Pratt had reference number 12847.
  • Baptism: He was baptised on 21 January 1847 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England.1
  • Residence: He resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1851.1
  • Residence: He resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1861 Apprentice Shoemaker.1
  • Residence: He resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1871 Shoe Maker.1
  • Residence: He resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1881 Sawyer.1
  • Residence: He resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1891 Sawyer.1

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Lewin Pratt

Eleanor Blaxall1

F, #12848, b. 20 March 1845, d. 15 September 1917
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: James Pratt (b. 16 October 1846, d. 11 November 1936)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Eleanor Blaxall was born on 20 March 1845 in Eyke, Suffolk, England.1
  • Death: She died on 15 September 1917, at age 72, in Easton, Suffolk, EnglandG.1

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Eleanor Blaxall had reference number 12848.
  • Residence: She resided in Eyke, Suffolk, England, in 1851.1
  • Residence: She resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1881.1
  • Residence: She resided in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England, in 1891.1

Citations

  1. [S969] SOURCE: (Full):
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Lewin Pratt

Charles A Dowling1,2,3,4,5

M, #12849, b. 15 August 1923, d. 24 April 1997

Parents

Pedigree Link





Person Exhibits

AwardMedal-Generic-Military-Conspicuous-Service-Cross-ww2.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Charles A Dowling was born on 15 August 1923 in New York, USAG.1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Death: He died on 15 April 1997, at age 73, in Warwick, Orange, New York, USAG.2
  • Death: He died on 24 April 1997, at age 73, in New York, USAG.1
  • Burial: He was buried after 24 April 1997 in New York, USAG, Warwick Cemetery, 50 Oakland Avenue (Route #94), NY 10990.1

Other Facts

  • Name: Charles A Dowling was also known as Charles Dowling.6,6
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 12849.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.6
  • Residence: He resided in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA, on 17 April 1930 2933 West 2nd Street.6
  • Military: Service: United States Army.1
  • Military: Unit: PFC US Army Air Corps.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.5
  • Residence: He resided in Kings, New York, USAG, on 6 April 1940 13 Melba Court.5
  • Residence: He resided in Warwick, Orange, New York, USAG, between 1950 and 1993 PO Box 514, 10990-0514.3
  • SSN:2
  • Residence: He resided in Massapequa, Nassau, New York, USAG, in 1984 39 Beach L Road 11758.4
  • Residence: He resided in Warwick, Orange, New York, USAG, in 1993 28 Overlook Drive 10990-1817.4
  • Residence: He resided in Warwick, Orange, New York, USAG, before 15 April 1997 19990.2

Narrative

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal in possession of Brian Thomas Dowling.

The Conspicuous Service Cross is a decoration for military service awarded by the State of New York to members of the military who have also been awarded any of the following by the United States:
Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Navy Cross
Air Force Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal (Army)
Distinguished Service Medal (Navy-Marine Corps)
Distinguished Service Medal (Air Force)
Distinguished Service Medal (Coast Guard)
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Soldier's Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Airman's Medal
Coast Guard Medal
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
The Conspicuous Service Cross is also awarded to those members of the New York Organised Militia who were prisoners of war, served at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, directly participated in the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, or have been declared by the Department of Defense as killed or missing in action. It may also be awarded for conspicuous service to the State of New York.

Citations

  1. [S990] SOURCE: (Full): National Cemetery Administration,
    Source Combined Fields: National Cemetery Administration. ;Nationwide Gravesite Locator</i>.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles A Dowling
  2. [S973] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Social Security Administration. ;Social Security Death Index, Master File</i>. Social Security Administration.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online. Number: 547-36-0671; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles A. Dowling
  3. [S1025] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings</i>.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles A Dowling
  4. [S991] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings</i>.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Charles A Dowling
  5. [S2044] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America. Kings, New York. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1940%2F005458153%2F00226&parentid=USC%2F1940%2F1558897809 : 2019.

    NARA series: T627; NARA roll: 2558; Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN W DOWLING household of 13 Melba Court, Brooklym, Kings, New York, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 46; 1894; New York;
    Rose; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 44; 1896; New York;
    Lester; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1915; New York;
    John; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 20; 1920; New York;
    Ferdinand; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1922; New York;
    Charles; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 16; 1924; New York;
    Robert; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 14; 1926; New York;
    James; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 12; 1928; New York;
    Rose; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1930; New York;
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-John-W-1893-NY-Brooklyn-A.jpg
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-John-W-1893-NY-Brooklyn-B
  6. [S992] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    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. Year: 1930; Census Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York; Roll: 1525; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 1437; Image: 974.0.,
    Citation Text: Record for John Dowling
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-John-03.jpg

John W Dowling1,2

M, #12850, b. 16 July 1893, d. September 1966

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Rose Dowling (b. 1896, d. 1970)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John W Dowling was born on 16 July 1893 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.2
  • Birth: He was born in November 1893 in New York, USAG.3
  • Birth: He was born in 1894 in New York, USAG.1
  • Marriage: He and Rose Dowling were married in 1911.1
  • Death: He died in September 1966, at age 73, in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.

Other Facts

  • Name: John W Dowling was also known as John Dowling.3
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 12850.
  • Residence: He resided in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA, on 11 June 1900 282 West & 2nd Street, Brooklyn Ward 31.3
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.3
  • Residence: He resided in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA, on 17 April 1930 2933 West 2nd Street.1
  • Occupation: He was a Section Keeper for D.S.C. in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 17 April 1930.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA.2
  • Residence: He resided in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA, on 6 April 1940 13 Melba Court.2
  • Occupation: He was a Sweeper for Department of Sanitation $980 in Brooklyn, New York, Kings, New York, USA, on 6 April 1940.2

Citations

  1. [S992] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    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. Year: 1930; Census Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York; Roll: 1525; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 1437; Image: 974.0.,
    Citation Text: Record for John Dowling
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-John-03.jpg
  2. [S2044] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America. Kings, New York. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1940%2F005458153%2F00226&parentid=USC%2F1940%2F1558897809 : 2019.

    NARA series: T627; NARA roll: 2558; Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN W DOWLING household of 13 Melba Court, Brooklym, Kings, New York, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 46; 1894; New York;
    Rose; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 44; 1896; New York;
    Lester; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1915; New York;
    John; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 20; 1920; New York;
    Ferdinand; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 18; 1922; New York;
    Charles; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 16; 1924; New York;
    Robert; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 14; 1926; New York;
    James; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 12; 1928; New York;
    Rose; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1930; New York;
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-John-W-1893-NY-Brooklyn-A.jpg
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-John-W-1893-NY-Brooklyn-B
  3. [S2293] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America, New York. KINGS. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, JOHN household of 282 West & 2nd Street, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 32; 1868; New York;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 29; 1871; New York;
    John; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 7; 1893; New York;
    Joseph; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 2; 1898; New York
    Census-1900-USA-Dowling-John-1868-05-NY-Brooklyn