DOWLING ONE NAME STUDY

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Edna May Jones1,2

F, #24501, b. 20 September 1910, d. DECEASED

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Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Edna May Jones was born on 20 September 1910 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.1,2
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1910
    Birth
    20 September 1910 | Chorlton, Lancashire, England
    Citations: 1,2
  • 1910
    Baptism
    5 September 1910 | Hulme, Lancashire, England
    Edna May Jones was baptised on 5 September 1910 in Hulme, Lancashire, England.
    Citation: 2
  • 1902
    Residence
    1902
    Detail: RelationToHead: Child.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Edna May Jones has the reference number 24501.


Person Exhibits

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Citations

  1. [S1209] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: "British Army NATIONAL ARCHIVES WO 364 - WWI Pension Records 1914-1920". Digital Archives. Provo, UT, USA. Ancestry.com Operations Inc. www.ancestry.com : 2010. The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

    War Office: Soldiers’ Documents from Pension Claims, First World War (Microfilm Copies); (The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO364); Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

    The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, Tel: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266.

    ,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: WO364; Piece: 1938,
    Citation Text: Record for James Jones

    Doc-Military-Jones-Jamest-1914-19210-British-Army-WWI-Pension-1.jpg
    WO364; Piece: 1938
  2. [S1247] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Anglican Parish Registers. Manchester, England: Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives. Images produced by permission of Manchester City Council. Images may be used only for the purposes of the family history research in accordance with Ancestry’s website terms of use. At the request of the Manchester Diocese it is highlighted that the use of images for retrospective or proxy baptism is not permitted.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Edna May Jones

    Manchester, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 - Edna May Jones

James Edward Jones

M, #24502, b. 8 January 1914, d. DECEASED

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Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: James Edward Jones was born on 8 January 1914 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Note: POSSIBLE: Index: Chorlton - 1914 Jan-Mar Volume 8c Page 1542.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1914
    Birth
    8 January 1914 | Chorlton, Lancashire, England
    James Edward Jones was born on 8 January 1914 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Note: POSSIBLE: Index: Chorlton - 1914 Jan-Mar Volume 8c Page 1542.
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Name James E Jones
    Citation: 1
  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study James Edward Jones has the reference number 24502.


Person Exhibits

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Citations

  1. [S401] SOURCE: (Full): FreeBMD,
    Source Combined Fields: England. "ENGLAND & WALES, FreeBMD Civil Registration BIRTH Index: 1837-Present".

    General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, London, England: General Register Office,
    Repository: Internet Service: FreeBMD - www.freebmd.org.uk,
    Citation Text: Record for James E Jones

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 - James Edward Jones

Edward Goodman1

M, #24503, d. DECEASED

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Family :-
: Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: Edward Goodman died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1908
    Occupation
    14 May 1908
    Labourer.
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Edward Goodman has the reference number 24503.


Person Exhibits

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  • This person appears in the following lists:-
    : Labourers

Citations

  1. [S1096] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Anglican Parish Registers</i>. Manchester, England: Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives. Images produced by permission of Manchester City Council. Images may be used only for the purposes of the family history research in accordance with Ancestry’s website terms of use. At the request of the Manchester Diocese it is highlighted that the use of images for retrospective or proxy baptism is not permitted.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for James William Jones

    Manchester, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 - James Jones

Michael Dowling

M, #24505, b. 16 January 1922, d. 5 February 2001




BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Michael Dowling was born on 16 January 1922 in IrelandG.
  • Death: He died on 5 February 2001, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1922
    Birth
    16 January 1922 | IrelandG

Events - Death & Burial

  • 200179
    Death
    5 February 2001 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Michael Dowling has the reference number 24505.





Mary Kelly1,2

F, #24507, b. 8 March 1887, d. 28 May 1972

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Family :-
: Partner: Michael Joseph Dowling (b. 5 October 1877, d. 10 October 1952)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary Kelly was born on 8 March 1887 in IrelandG. Note? Manorhamilton, Leitrim, Ireland.1,2
  • Marriage: She and Michael Joseph Dowling were married on 30 April 1913 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG.3,4
  • Death: She died on 28 May 1972, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: Age: 85.1,2
  • Burial: She was buried after 28 May 1972 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, St Mary's Cemetery; Central Block, SouthWest, Western Edge; Memorial ID: 101092282.1,2

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1887
    Birth
    8 March 1887 | IrelandG
    Mary Kelly was born on 8 March 1887 in IrelandG. Note? Manorhamilton, Leitrim, Ireland.
    Citations: 1,2
  • 1890
    Birth
    1890 | IrelandG
    Citations: 5,3,6
  • 191326
    30 April 1913 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Age 35
    Birth 5 October 1877 | Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG
    Death: 10 October 1952 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    She and Michael Joseph Dowling were married on 30 April 1913 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG.
    Citations: 3,4
  • 1902~15
    Arrival
    1902
    Citations: 3,6
  • 192032
    Residence
    16 February 1920 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: Near Catoonah Street.
    Citation: 6
  • 192032
    Census
    16 February 1920 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 30; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife.
    Citation: 6
  • 193043
    Residence
    8 April 1930 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: High Ridge.
    Citation: 3
  • 193043
    Census
    8 April 1930 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 40; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife.
    Citation: 3
  • 1935~48
    Residence
    1935 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Citation: 5
  • 194053
    Census
    18 April 1940 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 50; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head.
    Citation: 5
  • 194053
    Residence
    18 April 1940 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: 323 Town.
    Citation: 5

Events - Death & Burial

  • 197285
    Death
    28 May 1972 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Mary Kelly died on 28 May 1972, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: Age: 85.
    Citations: 1,2
  • 1972
    Burial
    After 28 May 1972 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    She was buried after 28 May 1972 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, St Mary's Cemetery; Central Block, SouthWest, Western Edge; Memorial ID: 101092282.
    Citations: 1,2

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Name Mary Keely
    Citation: 4
  • Name Mary Dauling
    Citation: 5
  • Name Mary
    Citation: 7
  • Name Mary Dowling
    Citations: 5,3,6,1
  • Name Mary Keely
    Citation: 4
  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Mary Kelly has the reference number 24507.
  • Race
    She was shown as White.
    Citations: 5,3,6
  • 1916~29
    Naturalisation
    USA
    Citation: 6


Person Exhibits

Grave-Kelly-Dowling-Mary-1887-1972
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; Kindly shared by Jack Sanders on 21 Nov 2012
Grave-Dowling-Michael-J-1877-1952-group
DOWLING FAMILY: West Side, footstones are Michael J Dowling, keft and Mary Kelly Dowling his wife. On the east side are John Edwartd Dowling Sr. and Regina Marie Dowling. Kindly shared by Jack Sanders on 21 Nov 2012.



Citations

  1. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Memorials". Transcriptions, images and personal knowledge. Service: Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : See citation.

    email address,
    Citation Text: Record for Michael J. Dowling
  2. [S1447] SOURCE (Short):, Title: "Memorials", Service: Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA, Find-A-Grave, Citation Detail: Record for KELLY, MARY Dowling
  3. [S3295] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States;
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 254: Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 2339994,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:- Across two pages;
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael J Dowling Head Married Male 44 1886 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 40 1890 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Daughter Single Female 13 1917 Connecticut
    Edward Dowling Son Single Male 8 1922 Connecticut
    Bessie Heston Boarder Single Female 32 1898 Pennsylvania
    Old Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=9105614&indiv=try

    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 2339994
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Michael-J-1886-CT-Fairfield-Ridgefield-B
  4. [S2878] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America, Connecticut. FAIRFIELD. Ridgefield. "Connecticut Marriage Records, 1897-1968".,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, MICHAEL to MARY KEELY,
    Citation Text: 2020:- 30-Apr-1913
  5. [S2818] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Including LEVIS ZANDRI; Roll: m-t0627-00498; Page: 62B; Enumeration District: 1-126;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:-
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital Status Gender Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael Dowling Head Married Male 57 1883 Eire
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 50 1890 Eire
    Edward Dowling Son Single Male 18 1922 Connecticut
    Old Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=129481215&indiv=try;

    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: m-t0627-00498; Page: 62B; Enumeration District: 1-126
  6. [S3294] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States;
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T625_178; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:-
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael Dowling Self Married Male 38 1882 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 30 1890 Ireland
    Original Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6061&h=6243744&indiv=try;

    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-Michael-J-02.jpg
    Year: 1920; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T625_178; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154
  7. [S940] SOURCE: (Full): Connecticut Department of Health,
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut Department of Health. ;Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001</i>. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Department of Health.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Micha J Dowling

John Edward Dowling1

M, #24508, b. 16 January 1922, d. 5 February 2004

Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Partner: Regina Marie Malkiewicz (b. 24 August 1924, d. 5 January 1972)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Edward Dowling was born on 16 January 1922 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: High Ridge House.1,2,3,4
  • Death: He died on 5 February 2004, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: Age: 82; Danbury Hospital.1,4
  • Burial: He was buried after 5 February 2004 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, St Mary's Cemetery; Central Block, SouthWest, Western Edge; Memorial ID: 101092060.1,4

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1922
    Birth
    16 January 1922 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    John Edward Dowling was born on 16 January 1922 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: High Ridge House.
    Citations: 1,2,3,4
  • Award of Medal
    Medal: Combat Infantryman's Badge in on.
  • 19308
    Census
    8 April 1930 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 8; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Son.
    Citation: 3
  • 19308
    Residence
    8 April 1930 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: High Ridge.
    Citation: 3
  • 1935~13
    Residence
    1935 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Citation: 2
  • 193917
    TIMELINE
    1 September 1939 | Europe
    World War 2 starts with German invasion of Poland in Europe on 1 September 1939.
  • 194018
    Residence
    18 April 1940 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: 323 Town.
    Citation: 2
  • 194018
    Census
    18 April 1940 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 18; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Son.
    Citation: 2
  • 1942~20
    Military
    1942 | Europe
    Unit: Infantry Anti-Tank Unit.
    Citation: 1
  • Military
    Between 1942 and 1945
    Service: United States Army.
    Citation: 1
  • Military
    Between 1942 and 1945
    Rank: PFC [Private First Class].
    Citation: 1
  • 1944~22
    Award of Medal
    1944 | Europe
    Medal: 1. Purple Heart in Europe on 1944.
    Citation: 1
  • 194422
    Military
    December 1944 | Europe
    Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes Belgium and France.
    Citation: 1
  • Military
    Between 16 December 1944 and 25 January 1945 | Ardennes, Hainaut, BelgiumG
    Served in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Citation: 5
  • 1945~23
    Award of Medal
    1945
    Medal: Soldiers Medal in on 1945.
    Citation: 1
  • 194523
    Award of Medal
    April 1945 | Europe
    Medal: 2. Purple Heart in Europe on April 1945.
    Citation: 1
  • 194523
    Award of Medal
    15 April 1945 | Unter Gruppenbach, Germany
    Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster in Unter Gruppenbach, Germany, on 15 April 1945.
    Citation: 1
  • 194523
    Military
    July 1945 | USA
    Discharged.
    Citation: 1
  • 194523
    TIMELINE
    2 September 1945 | World
    World War 2 ends with armistice in Japan (VJ Day) in World on 2 September 1945.
  • 1945
    Occupation
    After 1945 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent.
    Citation: 1
  • Occupation
    Between 1951 and 1955 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Judge of Probate.
    Citation: 6
  • 195836
    Event or Activity
    4 November 1958 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    He was in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, on 4 November 1958. Note: Stands for election as Judge of Probate.
    Citation: 6
  • 1985
    Occupation
    Before 1985 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Attourney.
    Citation: 1
  • 1985~63
    Occupation
    1985 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Judge of Probate.
    Citation: 1
  • 2004
    Residence
    Before 5 February 2004 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: Ridgefield Crossings on Route 7.
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • 200482
    Death
    5 February 2004 | Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    John Edward Dowling died on 5 February 2004, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: Age: 82; Danbury Hospital.
    Citations: 1,4
  • 2004
    Burial
    After 5 February 2004 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    He was buried after 5 February 2004 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, St Mary's Cemetery; Central Block, SouthWest, Western Edge; Memorial ID: 101092060.
    Citations: 1,4

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Name Edward Dauling
    Citation: 2
  • Name Eddie Dowling
    Citation: 1
  • Name John Edward Dowling, Sr
    Citations: 1,4
  • Name Edward Dowling
    Citations: 2,3
  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study John Edward Dowling has the reference number 24508.
  • Race
    He was shown as White.
    Citations: 2,3

Narrative

Mixed Sources including: "Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101092060/john-edward-dowling 27 Aug 2018" and son Joseph Edward Dowling:

JOHN EDWARD DOWLING, a popular Ridgefield attorney and raconteur who won two Purple Hearts in World War II, died Thursday, Feb. 5, at Danbury Hospital. He was 82 years old and had lived at Ridgefield Crossings on Route 7 for the past few years.

"Eddie" Dowling, one of only a couple of Ridgefield natives to return to town to practice law, may also have been Ridgefield's favorite, and most entertaining, attorney. "He's the sweetest guy around," said Superior Court Judge Patricia Geen at a 1985 dinner in his honor. He's a "classic Irishman, a rare jewel," added Judge Howard J. Moraghan.

At age 29, the former FBI agent was elected Ridgefield's probate judge, the first Democrat to hold that office in 70 years and the youngest probate judge in the State at the time.

The son of Michael and Mary Kelly Dowling, he was born on Jan. 16, 1922, in a High Ridge house behind St. Mary's Church, where his father was the sexton for many years. As a boy, he earned money for the family delivering newspapers. One of his customers was Judge Joseph H. Donnelly, then the only lawyer in town. At a dinner honoring Judge Dowling some years ago, Judge Donnelly observed that the young Dowling had been a "skinny" paperboy. Judge Dowling replied: "Donnelly didn't tip too much either." Mr. Dowling graduated in 1939 from Ridgefield High School where the six-foot-four-inch student played basketball. He worked at the old Ridgefield Playhouse, clerked at a store, and drove a school bus to earn money while attending Danbury State Teachers College.

FOUGHT IN EUROPE

In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and fought with the infantry in the invasion of Europe. Around Christmas 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, he rescued two injured comrades. Typically quiet about his war years, Judge Dowling would say little about the event, describing it tersely: "We were under attack and these fellows got wounded and I went out and got them out, back to a medic. It was under fire, but I got away with it."

Private First Class John Dowling was wounded twice in the war, the first was a mortar injury with the second more serious injury occurring on 18 April 1945 during the invasion of Germany. "The war was rapidly ending," he said in a 2002 interview. "We were liberating towns. They were happy to see us and not the Russians." He was a serving member of an infantry anti-tank unit with Patton's Seventh Army and they set up a 57mm gun on a road near the town of Unter Gruppenbach. An approaching German tank blew up the gun. PFC Dowling and two other men were hit, and a fourth man was killed. John nonetheless drags the two injured comrades to a ditch alongside the road and all three hide there, wounded, as the Nazi German tank drives by to be knocked-out further down the road.

The wounded are recovered by medics and sent to a field hospital, Dowling said, "I was laying on a stretcher on the hood of a Jeep moving very, very slowly as new troops were walking by. One new, very young, green soldier looked at all the blood and bandages and asked the driver, "Is he dead?'' I leaped up and yelled, "NOT YET!"

Injured seriously enough to have been given the Last Rites, Private Dowling was then sent back to the USA and to the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., to recover. He was discharged from the Army in July 1945. There was one piece of shrapnel that was right up against his spine they could not remove and that caused him problems the rest of his life.

Though he won the Soldiers Medal for heroism, two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and other commendations, John Dowling rarely talked of his war exploits and did not even receive his medals until 40 years after the war - and then, only because his son, Michael, researched and requested them from the Army.

Asked once about his war record, he replied, "You want a war record? Go see Dom Bedini. He jumped at D-Day." As for himself, "I was in the service - period."

Late in life, when efforts were being made to record the experiences of Ridgefield soldiers in World War II, Judge Dowling allowed Press editor Macklin Reid to interview him on his service. He spoke little of the battle exploits, and much of the lighter incidents in the war.
"We never did hit a tank," he admitted with a gleam in his eye. "My first shot with the anti-tank gun, I missed the tank and hit a house and it went through the basement. And you know what came out? Four hundred chickens! So after that, everyone in my unit would say, ‘Hit another house!' They liked dead chicken meat."

PROBATE VICTORY

After his discharge, Judge Dowling obtained a law degree from Fordham University, and spent three years as an FBI agent in Illinois and Texas. He returned to town in 1951 and accomplished the then incredible: As a Democrat he was elected judge of probate, defeating the well-known Republican attorney Michael Bruno in a largely Republican town. The last Democrat to hold that office had been in 1879, and none has held it since.
"The response of townspeople to his candidacy must warm this young man's heart and give him renewed inspiration to pursue his career with vigor and enthusiasm," a Press editorial commented at the time. "During his school years here, Eddie Dowling worked hard. He clerked in a grocery store to earn money to continue his education in teachers college and later law school. Here is a local boy who has made good, a youth who, by diligent application to a program of study and work, has demonstrated that Ridgefield boys and girls need not necessarily go far afield to make their way in life."

Judge Dowling continued to practice law here for most of the next half-century. Many young attorneys began their careers working in his office, including Joseph Egan, the current probate judge, Romeo Petroni and Sue Reynolds, both of whom later became Superior Court justices, George M. Cohan, and Jane Belote.

TOWNIE

At Monday's funeral Judge Egan called Judge Dowling "one of the best known and beloved people in Ridgefield." Describing him as a "townie in the true sense of the word," he said "Ed was great to and for the town of Ridgefield." "His life had its ups and downs," he added. "He handled them all with class and dignity."

Jane Belote said, "More than any other attorney I have ever known, John Dowling truly loved the law and enjoyed being a lawyer. As a summer intern in his office I discovered that, despite the roguish sense of humor and abundant Irish charm, he brought to his practice not only a keen analytic mind but also understanding, concern and tolerance for his often colorful clients. "Unusual things happened regularly in John Edward's life," Attorney Belote said. "Every day was an opportunity for adventure."

Pam Allen, who had been his legal secretary on and off for more than 30 years, said, "He was a great boss. He was a legend. There won't be another like him, ever."

Many remember him also as a caring man, who often used his legal skills to assist people in need. "He's helped Ridgefield a lot," The Press once said in an editorial. "He's one of the nicest guys in town, and if somebody needs a lawyer and can't afford to pay, he's the one most apt to help."

Judge Dowling served the community as a member of the Board of Finance in the 1960s and the Veterans Park School Building Committee in the 1950s. He was appointed town attorney, both in the 1950s and in the late 1960s, and was frequently a moderator of town meetings. From 1959 to 1961, he was chief prosecutor in the Danbury Circuit Court, now the Superior Court.

He was one of the founders and a director of the Village Bank and Trust Company. Judge Dowling was a long-time member of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department, and had served as a trustee for many years. At one point, he acquired an antique Seagraves fire engine, which he outfitted with church pews and used to haul fans to football games at Immaculate High School in Danbury. He later gave the truck to the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department, which used it for parts in restoring and maintaining its 1931 Seagraves, which is used in parades.

He had been active at St. Mary's Church where, in 1962, he chaired the committee that helped persuade voters to provide school bus transportation to St. Mary's School in the days before State law required public busing of private school children. In 2002, the Ridgefield Old Timers honored him at its annual awards banquet. Last May, he was a grand marshal of the Memorial Day Parade.

He enjoyed golf, and played frequently with other leaders of the business and professional community. He was a member of the Silver Spring Country Club for many years.

Famed for his sharp, wry wit, Judge Dowling regaled many with tales from his long career. Some described his FBI days, such as the time, in a Midwestern field, he stalked a criminal who turned out to be a scarecrow. Some told of unusual legal cases, such as the Bethel woman who left her sizeable estate to a name she discovered using a Ouija board. And many were about life in Ridgefield, such as the time a well-known clergyman, who had been complaining for weeks about a pothole at a local gas station, grabbed a pole and went "fishing" in it to emphasize his point.

When he was in his 70s, Judge Dowling lived for a number of years at Ballard Green, which he called "Geritol Gardens" and where he was still practising law. One of the few single men living at the senior citizen community, he used to quip, "I never lock my door because there are 50 women watching it at all times."

He had been a member of the Ridgefield Housing Authority for several years while at Ballard Green. Judge Dowling's wife, the former Regina Marie Malkiewicz, died in 1972. They met when he was an FBI agent in Chicago. He is survived by eight children and their spouses.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday in St. Mary's Church. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department, 6 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. The Kane Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. -Jack Sanders, The Ridgefield Press February 2004

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Son, Joseph E Dowling says, "My father received several prestigious medals for saving badly wounded soldiers while being shot at. Unfortunately he was blown up badly twice and pronounced dead on the battlefield by a priest. He had several impressive careers after that but always suffered from severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and bi-polar mood swings despite being brilliant and charming during the day time. He grew up in the same town he praticed in, Ridgefield, so he knew every one well. He actually almost died three times, including in a horrific car accident in his Buick.

He was a very quick witted,colorful great story teller. Ironically there is a DOWLING DRIVE named after my father in Ridgefield. The reason is that he did all the years of legal work to get the development of high end homes built there. It was so tedious he said to the contractor '' If we ever get this project approved by the town you better name one of these roads after me '' . They kept their word and did!!!

.---===oOo===---

JOHN EDWARD DOWLING: A JEWEL OF A JURIST Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10210365919650127&set=gm.1219062108144010

Eddie Dowling was one of Ridgefield’s most intelligent, colorful and well-liked attorneys. And he was also among its most entertaining people.

“He’s the sweetest guy around,” said Superior Court Judge Patricia Geen at a 1985 dinner in his honor. He’s a “classic Irishman, a rare jewel,” added Judge Howard J. Moraghan.
Famed for his sharp, wry wit, Dowling often regaled people with tales from his long career. Some described his FBI days, such as the time, in a Midwestern cornfield, he had his gun drawn as he stalked a criminal who turned out to be a scarecrow. Some told of unusual legal cases, such as the Bethel woman who left her sizable estate to a name she discovered using a Ouija board. And many were about life in Ridgefield, such as the time a prominent clergyman, who had been complaining for weeks about a pothole at a local gas station, grabbed a pole and went “fishing” in it to emphasize his point.

While Dowling loved to talk, he usually said little when it came to the two Purple Hearts he earned in World War II.

John Edward Dowling was born in 1922 in a High Ridge house behind St. Mary's Church, where his father was the sexton for many years. As a boy, he earned money for the family delivering newspapers. One of his customers was Judge Joseph H. Donnelly, then the only lawyer practicing in town. At a dinner honoring Dowling many years later, Donnelly observed that then-heavier Dowling had been a “skinny” kid back then. Dowling replied: “Donnelly didn’t tip too much either.”

Dowling graduated in 1939 from Ridgefield High School where the six-foot-four inch student played basketball. He was an usher at the old Ridgefield Playhouse movie theater, clerked at a store, and drove a school bus to earn money while attending Danbury State Teachers College.

In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and fought with the infantry in the invasion of Europe. Around Christmas 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, he rescued two injured comrades. Usually quiet about his war years, Dowling would say little about the event, describing it tersely: “We were under attack and these fellows got wounded and I went out and got them out, back to a medic. It was under fire, but I got away with it.” Private Dowling was wounded twice in the war, the more serious injury occurring in April 1945 during the invasion of Germany. “The war was rapidly ending,” He said in a 2002 interview. “We were liberating towns. They were happy to see us and not the Russians.”

He was a member of an infantry anti-tank unit that set up a 57-mm gun on a road near the town of Unter-Gruppenbach. An approaching German tank blew up the gun. Dowling and two other men were hit, and a fourth man was killed. Injured seriously enough to have been later given the Last Rites, Dowling nonetheless dragged the two injured comrades to a ditch alongside the road. All three hid there wounded as the German tank drove by (it was knocked out down the road). Dowling was sent to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., to recover, and was discharged from the Army in July. Though he earned the Soldiers Medal, two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and other commendations, Dowling rarely talked of his war exploits and did not even receive his medals until 40 years after the war - and then, only because his son, Michael, researched and requested them from the Army.
One time when he was asked about his war record, he replied, “You want a war record? Go see Dom Bedini. He jumped at D-Day.” As for himself, “I was in the service - period.”

Nonetheless, late in life, when efforts were being made by the Ridgefield Historical Society to record the experiences of Ridgefield soldiers in World War II, Dowling allowed Press editor Macklin Reid to interview him on his service. He spoke little of the battle exploits, however, and much of the lighter incidents in the war. "We never did hit a tank," he admitted with a gleam in his eye. "My first shot with the anti-tank gun, I missed the tank and hit a house and it went through the basement. And you know what came out? Four hundred chickens! So after that, everyone in my unit would say, 'Hit another house!' They liked dead chicken meat.”

After his discharge, Dowling earned a law degree from Fordham University, and spent three years as an FBI agent in Illinois and Texas. He returned to town in 1951 and accomplished the then-incredible: As a Democrat he was elected judge of probate in this largely Republican town, defeating a well-known Republican attorney, Michael Bruno. The last Democrat to hold that office had been in 1879, and none has held it since. “The response of townspeople to his candidacy must warm this young man’s heart and give him renewed inspiration to pursue his career with vigor and enthusiasm,” a Press editorial commented at the time. “During his school years here, Eddie Dowling worked hard. He clerked in a grocery store to earn money to continue his education in teachers college and later law school. Here is a local boy who has made good, a youth who, by diligent application to a program of study and work, has demonstrated that Ridgefield boys and girls need not necessarily go far afield to make their way in life.” (The editorial was written by Karl S. Nash, a native son who went off to Harvard and who returned to town to run its newspaper.)

Judge Dowling continued to practice law here for most of the next half-century. Many young attorneys began their careers working in his office, including Joseph Egan, the current (2016) probate judge, Romeo Petroni and Sue Reynolds, both of whom later became Superior Court judges, George M. Cohan, and Jane Belote.

At his funeral Judge Egan called Dowling “one of the best known and beloved people in Ridgefield.” Describing him as a “townie in the true sense of the word,” he said “Ed was great to and for the town of Ridgefield.”

“His life had its ups and downs,” he added. “He handled them all with class and dignity.”

Jane Belote said, "More than any other attorney I have ever known, John Dowling truly loved the law and enjoyed being a lawyer. As a summer intern in his office I discovered that, despite the roguish sense of humor and abundant Irish charm, he brought to his practice not only a keen analytic mind but also understanding, concern and tolerance for his often colorful clients.
“Unusual things happened regularly in John Edward's life,” Attorney Belote added. “Every day was an opportunity for adventure.”

Pam Allen, who had been his legal secretary on and off for more than 30 years, said “he was a great boss. He was a legend. There won’t be another like him, ever.”

Many remembered him also as a caring man, who often used his legal skills to assist people in need. “He’s helped Ridgefield a lot,” The Press once said in an editorial. “He’s one of the nicest guys in town, and if somebody needs a lawyer and can’t afford to pay, he’s the one most apt to help.”

Dowling also served the community as a member of the Board of Finance in the 1960s and the Veterans Park School Building Committee in the 1950s. He was appointed town attorney, both in the 1950s and in the late 1960s, and was frequently a moderator of town meetings. He was a member of the Ridgefield Housing Authority for several years while living at Ballard Green. From 1959 to 1961, he was chief prosecutor in the Danbury Circuit Court, now the Superior Court, and was for a while president of the Danbury Bar Association. He was one of the founders and a director of the Village Bank and Trust Company.

He was a longtime member of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department, and had served as a trustee for many years. At one point, he acquired an antique Seagraves fire engine, which he outfitted with church pews and used to haul fans to football games at Immaculate High School in Danbury. He later gave the truck to the Volunteer Fire Department, which used it for parts in restoring and maintaining its 1931 Seagraves, which is used in parades.

He had been active at St. Mary’s Church where, in 1962, he chaired the committee that helped persuade voters to provide school bus transportation to St. Mary’s School in the days before State law required public busing of private school children. In 2002, the Ridgefield Old Timers honored him at its annual awards banquet. In 2001, he was a grand marshal of the Memorial Day Parade.

He enjoyed golf, and played frequently with other leaders of the business and professional community. He was a member of the Silver Spring Country Club for many years. Dowling’s wife, the former Regina Marie Malkiewicz, died in 1972. The couple met when he was an FBI agent in Chicago and they had eight children. Eddie Dowling died in 2004 at the age of 82. When he was in his 70s, Judge Dowling lived at Ballard Green, the senior citizen complex that he called “Geritol Gardens” and where he was still practicing law. One of the few single men living there, he used to quip, “I never lock my door because there are 50 women watching it at all times.”

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Person Exhibits

Portrait-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2004
News-Dowling-John-Edwards-1958-11-04-USA-CT
Grave-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2004
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Kindly shared by Jack Sanders on 21 Nov 2012.
Grave-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2004.Dowling-Regina-Marie-1924-1972jpg
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; Dowling family, east dide: John Edward Dowling Sr, loeft and Regina Marie Dowling, his wife right. On the west side, in the background, are Michael J Dowling, left and Mary Kelly, his wife. Kindly shared by Jack Sanders on 21 Nov 2012
Photo-Dowling-James-Edward-1922-2004.jpg
Photo-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-c1927-2004
Place-Dowling-Drive
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America. Named after John Edward Dowling.
Place-Belgium-Battle-of-Bulge-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2004-Trench-occupied-in-WW2
"This is the trench my father lived in during the battle of the bulge." Joseph E Dowling, shared 12-Nov-2020
Place-Belgium-Battle-of-Bulge-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2004-Trench-occupied-in-WW2_crop
"This is the trench my father lived in during the battle of the bulge." Joseph E Dowling, shared 12-Nov-2020
Photo-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2002-2004
Photo-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-1960-2004



Citations

  1. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Memorials". Transcriptions, images and personal knowledge. Service: Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : See citation.

    email address,
    Citation Text: Record for Michael J. Dowling
  2. [S2818] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Including LEVIS ZANDRI; Roll: m-t0627-00498; Page: 62B; Enumeration District: 1-126;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:-
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital Status Gender Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael Dowling Head Married Male 57 1883 Eire
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 50 1890 Eire
    Edward Dowling Son Single Male 18 1922 Connecticut
    Old Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=129481215&indiv=try;

    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: m-t0627-00498; Page: 62B; Enumeration District: 1-126
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    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States;
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 254: Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 2339994,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:- Across two pages;
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael J Dowling Head Married Male 44 1886 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 40 1890 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Daughter Single Female 13 1917 Connecticut
    Edward Dowling Son Single Male 8 1922 Connecticut
    Bessie Heston Boarder Single Female 32 1898 Pennsylvania
    Old Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=9105614&indiv=try

    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 2339994
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Michael-J-1886-CT-Fairfield-Ridgefield-B
  4. [S1447] SOURCE (Short):, Title: "Memorials", Service: Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA, Find-A-Grave, Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, JOHN EDWARD Sr
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    Source Combined Fields: Dowling.,
    Citation Detail: E-mail from DOWLING, JOSEPH EDWARD - "This is the trench my father lived in during the battle of the bulge.",
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 12-Nov-2020:-
  6. [S1973] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Ridgefield, Fairfield. -, 4Nov1958.,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN EDWARD DOWLING

    News-Dowling-John-Edwards-1958-11-04-USA-CT

Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling1,2

F, #24511, b. 7 May 1916, d. 17 November 2008

Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling was born on 7 May 1916 in Connecticut, USAG.1,3,4
  • Marriage: She and Levio Zandri were married.
  • Death: She died on 17 November 2008, in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG. Note: Age: 92.3,1,5
  • Burial: She was buried after 17 November 2008 in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG, Mount Calvary Cemetery.3

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1916
    Birth
    7 May 1916 | Connecticut, USAG
    Citations: 1,3,4
  • 1917
    Birth
    1917 | Connecticut, USAG
    Citations: 6,7
  • Marriage | Levio Zandri
    Birth 1908 | Connecticut, USAG
    Death: DECEASED
    Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling and Levio Zandri were married.
  • 19203
    Census
    16 February 1920 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 3 & 9 months; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Daughter.
    Citation: 4
  • 19203
    Residence
    16 February 1920 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: Near Catoonah Street.
    Citation: 4
  • 193013
    Census
    8 April 1930 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 13; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Daughter.
    Citation: 6
  • 193013
    Residence
    8 April 1930 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: High Ridge.
    Citation: 6
  • 194023
    Residence
    18 April 1940 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Detail: 286 Town.
    Citation: 7
  • 194023
    Census
    18 April 1940 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 23; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife.
    Citation: 7
  • 1993~77
    Residence
    1993 | Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG
    Detail: 255 Texas Street, Zip: 57701-7319; PhoneNumber: 605-394-3455.
    Citation: 2
  • 200487
    Residence
    5 February 2004 | Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG
    Detail: 57701.
    Citation: 8

Events - Death & Burial

  • 200892
    Death
    17 November 2008 | Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG
    Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling died on 17 November 2008, in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG. Note: Age: 92.
    Citations: 3,1,5
  • 2008
    Burial
    After 17 November 2008 | Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG
    She was buried after 17 November 2008 in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USAG, Mount Calvary Cemetery.
    Citation: 3

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Name Mary Margaret Zandri
    Citation: 5
  • Name Mary Zandri
    Citation: 7
  • Name Mary Margaret Theres Zandri
    Citation: 1
  • Name Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling Zandri
    Citation: 3
  • Name Mary Dowling
    Citations: 6,4
  • Race
    Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling was shown as White.
    Citation: 6
  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling has the reference number 24511.





Citations

  1. [S361] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America, FLORIDA. "Social Security Death Index".

    "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPFT-VZC : 20 May 2014), Barbara C Dowling, 25 Apr 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).,
    Repository: Internet Service: Family Search,
    Citation Detail: Issue State: Connecticut; Issue Date: Before 1951,
    Citation Text: Record for Mary Margaret Theres Zandri
  2. [S512] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: 1993-2002 White Pages, Little Rock, AR, USA: Acxiom Corporation,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: City: Rapid City; State: South Dakota; Year(s): 1993-2000,
    Citation Text: Record for Mary Zandri
  3. [S1352] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Obituary Indexes. Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. http://www.rcgenealogy.com/obituaryindexes.html: accessed 6 February 2015.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Mary Margaret Theresa Dowling Zandri
  4. [S3294] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States;
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T625_178; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:-
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael Dowling Self Married Male 38 1882 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 30 1890 Ireland
    Original Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6061&h=6243744&indiv=try;

    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-Michael-J-02.jpg
    Year: 1920; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T625_178; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154
  5. [S935] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: See source information provided with each entry.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Publication Place: Rapid City, South Dakota, USA,
    Citation Text: Record for Mary Margaret Zandri
  6. [S3295] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States;
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 254: Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 2339994,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:- Across two pages;
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael J Dowling Head Married Male 44 1886 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 40 1890 Ireland
    Mary Dowling Daughter Single Female 13 1917 Connecticut
    Edward Dowling Son Single Male 8 1922 Connecticut
    Bessie Heston Boarder Single Female 32 1898 Pennsylvania
    Old Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=9105614&indiv=try

    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 2339994
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Michael-J-1886-CT-Fairfield-Ridgefield-B
  7. [S2818] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, CONNECTICUT. FAIRFIELD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL household of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Including LEVIS ZANDRI; Roll: m-t0627-00498; Page: 62B; Enumeration District: 1-126;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2010:-
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital Status Gender Age Birth year Birth place
    Michael Dowling Head Married Male 57 1883 Eire
    Mary Dowling Wife Married Female 50 1890 Eire
    Edward Dowling Son Single Male 18 1922 Connecticut
    Old Ancestry link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=129481215&indiv=try;

    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Michael-01.jpg
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: m-t0627-00498; Page: 62B; Enumeration District: 1-126
  8. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Memorials". Transcriptions, images and personal knowledge. Service: Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : See citation.

    email address,
    Citation Text: Record for Michael J. Dowling

Regina Marie Malkiewicz1

F, #24514, b. 24 August 1924, d. 5 January 1972

Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Partner: John Edward Dowling (b. 16 January 1922, d. 5 February 2004)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Regina Marie Malkiewicz was born on 24 August 1924 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USAG.1
  • Death: She died on 5 January 1972, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: Age: 47.1
  • Burial: She was buried after 5 January 1972 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, St Mary's Cemetery; Central Block, SouthWest, Western Edge; 101092410.1

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1924
    Birth
    24 August 1924 | Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USAG
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • 197247
    Death
    5 January 1972 | Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    Regina Marie Malkiewicz died on 5 January 1972, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG. Note: Age: 47.
    Citation: 1
  • 1972
    Burial
    After 5 January 1972 | Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG
    She was buried after 5 January 1972 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAG, St Mary's Cemetery; Central Block, SouthWest, Western Edge; 101092410.
    Citation: 1

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Name Regina Marie Dowling
    Citation: 1
  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Regina Marie Malkiewicz has the reference number 24514.

Narrative

She was the wife of John Edward Dowling Sr. Her obituary appeared in The Ridgefield Press 1/6/1972..

Son Joseph E Dowling said in 2020, "Both my mother and step mother were originally from Detroit. They said that when they were very young in the 1940's and 50's it was gleaming with wealth like you can not imagine. Packard motor cars, DeSotos, 12 cylinder Cadilacs every place. Women in floor length furs and pearls walking down the street."

Person Exhibits

Portrait-Malkiewicz-Regina-Marie-1924-c1844-1972
Grave-Dowling-John-Edward-1922-2004.Dowling-Regina-Marie-1924-1972jpg
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; Dowling family, east dide: John Edward Dowling Sr, loeft and Regina Marie Dowling, his wife right. On the west side, in the background, are Michael J Dowling, left and Mary Kelly, his wife. Kindly shared by Jack Sanders on 21 Nov 2012
Grave-Malkiewicz-Regina-Marie-1924-1972
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Kindly shared by Jack Sanders on 21 Nov 2012.
Photo-Malkiewicz-Regina-Marie-1924-c1844-1972



Citations

  1. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Memorials". Transcriptions, images and personal knowledge. Service: Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : See citation.

    email address,
    Citation Text: Record for Michael J. Dowling

Private

M, #24525, b. 27 November 1960

Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Private was born on 27 November 1960. Note: Same day as Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee.Out lived them both.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1960
    Birth
    27 November 1960
    Private was born on 27 November 1960. Note: Same day as Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee.Out lived them both.
  • Description
    Described as: Height: 6' 4."
  • 1973~13
    Event or Activity
    1973 | USA
    He was in USA in 1973. Note: Modelled for for artist Harry Bennett, on cover of book "The Hollow Hills" by Mary Stewart.
  • Military
    Between 1980 and 1989 | USA
    Service: United States Navy.
  • Medical
    Between 1980 and 1989 | USA
    Condition: Pneumonia.
  • Occupation
    Between 1987 and 1996 | Alabama, USAG
    Construction Worker.

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Private has the reference number 24525.


Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-male-DNA-taker-at.jpg
Place-USA-CT-Appalachian-Trail.jpg
where I try to hike on the APPALACHIAN TRAIL on the NY/CT border.
Place-USA-CT-Danbury-Montage-2019
Place-USA-CT-Appalachian-Trail-near Danbury-Dowling-J-E-2020-04-04
Place-USA-CT-Appalachian-Trail-near-Danbury-Dowling-J-E-2020-04-04-B
3Z
Photo-Kennedy-Sean-0000-1980-0000
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Me in my late twenties with Barbera Mae in ALABAMA.
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Dowlings circa 1970; Left to right: 1. Margaret; 2. Mary; 3. 4. Anthony; 5. Joseph E age 10; 6. Claire; 7.Theresa; 8. Michael. Back row: Mary, Margaret, Claire; Front Row: Joseph, Michael, Theresa
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The Hollow Hills, book cover art by Harry Bennett, 1973 (?) Models, from left to right: Joseph Edward Dowling, Harry Bennett Sr, Tom Bennett. "That is me modeling in front with my hands out when I was 13.Harry Bennett was a super successful artist who did almost a thousand novel covers, countless paintings,illustrations, commercial art, billboards, matchcovers , place mats in restaurants etc. That is him in the picture with the beard and his son Tom in back my good friend.
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