Person Page 24

Bridget Maher1,2,3

F, #577, b. 29 December 1909, d. 5 March 1980
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Parents



Family :-
: Partner: John Naughton (b. December 1900, d. 10 March 1980)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Bridget Maher was born on 29 December 1909 in Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois, Ireland. Note: Clonaheen, Queen's County; Informant: Father; Index: Mountmellick - 1909.2,3
  • Marriage: She and John Naughton were married on 15 February 1939 in Clonaslee, Kilmanman, Laois, Ireland, Rosenallis Church; Both in1st marriage; Witnesses: Bartholomew Riouran & Julia Mary Maher.1
  • Death: She died on 5 March 1980, in Tipperary, Ireland.
  • Burial: She was buried after 5 April 1980 in Tipperary, Ireland.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name Bridie Maher
  • Name Brigid Maher
    Citation: 1
  • 1909
    Birth
    29 December 1909 | Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois, Ireland
    Bridget Maher was born on 29 December 1909 in Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois, Ireland. Note: Clonaheen, Queen's County; Informant: Father; Index: Mountmellick - 1909.
    Citations: 2,3
  • 193929
    Marriage | John Naughton
    15 February 1939 | Clonaslee, Kilmanman, Laois, Ireland
    Age 38
    Birth December 1900
    Death: 10 March 1980 | Tipperary, Ireland
    She and John Naughton were married on 15 February 1939 in Clonaslee, Kilmanman, Laois, Ireland, Rosenallis Church; Both in1st marriage; Witnesses: Bartholomew Riouran & Julia Mary Maher.
    Citation: 1
  • 19111
    Census
    2 April 1911 | Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois, Ireland
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 1; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Daughter.
    Citation: 3
  • Residence
    Between 2 April 1911 and 15 February 1939 | Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois, Ireland
    Detail: House 15. With family and Domestic Servant Bridget Phelan.
    Citations: 1,3
  • 1980
    Residence
    Before 5 March 1980 | Tipperary, Ireland
    Detail: 12 Redmond Square.

Events - Death & Burial

  • 198070
    Death
    5 March 1980 | Tipperary, Ireland
    Cause: Stroke
  • 1980
    Burial
    After 5 April 1980 | Tipperary, Ireland

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Bridget Maher has the reference number 577.

Narrative

-----Original Message-----
From: Roisin Naughton (mailto:rnaug@esatclear.ie)
Sent: 17 October 2000 20:26
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Subject: Dowling family tree

Congratulations on your work. My name is James Naughton and I am your second cousin.

My grandmother was Julia Mary Dowling a sister of your grandfather. My mother was Bridie Maher and she had a hand in rearing your father and his siblings, her first cousins. She married John Naughton and lived in Bansha Co. Tipperary. Your father spent some time near Bansha during the second world war( the emergency in Ireland) and frequently visited our family.

I have done some work on the family tree and would be glad to exchange information--you can contact me at Naughjim@esatclear.ie
-
-----Original Message-----
From: naughjim@esatclear.ie (mailto:naughjim@esatclear.ie)
Sent: 27 October 2000 21:15
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Cc: soneacht@esatclear.ie
Subject:

Hello Brian

To give you some info on my mother's connection with your father and his siblings--my mother was born in 1909 and when in her teen's went to assist her uncle in the rearing of the family and she practically reared Donal, Alec and Thomas as she used call them.She became very familiar with all the Dowlings in Mountrath and Dysartbeagh and continuously reminisced about Alec and Donal in particular. In the 1940's Ireland did not enter the second World War and choose to declare a State of emergency so the whole period of the second World
War was known as the Emergency. During that time young men were enlisted in the army and were despatched around the country to defend us against invasion and more probably from ourselves. At that time your father enlisted and was billeted in Aherlow Castle, a fine old castle about two miles from Bansha. During that time he was a regular visitor to Bansha and always called to see my mother.
This was before my time but I did meet him once or twice afterwards.

Before I conclude just to tell you a little story about Donal of whom my mother was also very fond. In the 1970's when my parents were retired and after an absence of over forty years since she had seen him, a man called to her door and said he was selling second hand carpets and would she be interested in buying any. She recognised him and said "Donal Dowling, you are not going to fool me, I could never forget you" so they spent the afternoon going back over old times. Donal had been on holidays and called thinking he could pull a fast one on her-he was very pleased that after all these years she recognised him immediately.

James -- http://www.esatclear.ie.

Person Exhibits

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Citations

  1. [S1212] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. MARRIAGE Register.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie,
    Repository: National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website,
    Citation Detail: Party 1 Name: Bridget Maher; Party 2 Name: John Naughton; Date of Event: 15 February 1939; Group Registration ID: 1321195; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick; Image
  2. [S1213] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. BIRTH Register.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie; Record set: Irish Births 1864-1958; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Births; Collections from: Ireland;
    Repository: National Archive of Ireland,
    Citation Detail: Name: BRIDGET MAHER ; Date of Birth: 29 December 1909 ; Group Registration ID: 734480 ; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick ; Sex: Female ; Mother's Birth Surname: DOWLING ; Image
  3. [S2006] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1911 census of Ireland. LAOIS. Digital images. National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ : see citation.,
    Citation Detail: Census for MAHER, PAUL household of house 15 Clonaheen, Omorforest, Laois, Ireland,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2005:-

    Census-1911-IRL-Maher-Paul-0001-Laois-OMoreforest.jpg

George Dowling

M, #578, d. after 2000
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: George Dowling died after 2000, in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG.

Events - Death & Burial

  • 2000
    Death
    After 2000 | Brantford, Brant, Ontario, CanadaG

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study George Dowling has the reference number 578.


Person Exhibits

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Thomas Dowling1,2

M, #580, b. 1922, d. 2012
Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Thomas Dowling was born in 1922.1
  • Death: He died in 2012.1
  • Burial: He was buried in 2012 in Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, CanadaG, 5398-5412 Woolwich Street, Marymount Catholic Cemetery, Guelph.1

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1922
    Birth
    1922
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • 2012~90
    Death
    2012
    Citation: 1
  • 2012~90
    Burial
    2012 | Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, CanadaG
    Thomas Dowling was buried in 2012 in Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, CanadaG, 5398-5412 Woolwich Street, Marymount Catholic Cemetery, Guelph.
    Citation: 1
  • Inscription
    Citation: 1

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Thomas Dowling has the reference number 580.


Person Exhibits

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Citations

  1. [S2907] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: BillionGraves Index Database, Family Search, compiler. "BillionGraves". Database. Billion Graves. www.billiongraves.com : see citation.

    © 2020 BillionGraves Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved,
    Citation Detail: Grave record for Thomas Dowling (1922 - 2012), BillionGraves Record 6426606 Guelph/Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada,
    Citation Text: 2020:-

    Grave-Dowling-Thomas-1922-2012-CAN-Ontario-Wellington
    Shared by abrown 8Dec2013
  2. [S707] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling.,
    Citation Detail: from Mary Dowling Conley; 25 November 2000; 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 email address,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 25-Nov-2000:-

Dennis Dowling1

M, #581, b. 1924, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Dennis Dowling was born in 1924.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1924
    Birth
    1924
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Dennis Dowling has the reference number 581.


Person Exhibits

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Citations

  1. [S707] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling.,
    Citation Detail: from Mary Dowling Conley; 25 November 2000; 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 email address,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 25-Nov-2000:-

Catherine Naughton

F, #584, b. 17 September 1950, d. 18 November 1998
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Catherine Naughton was born on 17 September 1950.
  • Death: She died on 18 November 1998, in Limerick, Ireland.
  • Burial: She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Tipperary, Ireland.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name Kathleen Naughton
  • 1950
    Birth
    17 September 1950
  • Residence
    Detail: 12 Redmond Square / , Tipperary / Ireland.

Events - Death & Burial

  • 199848
    Death
    18 November 1998 | Limerick, Ireland
    Cause: Cancer
  • Burial
    St. Michael's Cemetery, Tipperary, Ireland

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Catherine Naughton has the reference number 584.

Narrative

Kathleen died on 18 November 1998 at approximately 11.20pm at Sheila's house in Limerick. She had been ill with cancer for approximately six months and had been living with Sheila for three and a half months. Tom, Anne, James, Sheila, Roisin (Jame's wife), Anne (Tom's wife) Mike (Sheila's husband) Nora Collins and Peggy Morrissey friends of Kathleen were present with her when she died. May she rest in peace. - James Naughton.

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Lewin Pratt

M, #587, b. 1873, d. 1921
Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Partner: Alice Charlotte E Holmes (b. between October and December 1885, d. DECEASED)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Lewin Pratt was born in 1873 in Little Glemham, Suffolk, England.1
  • Marriage: He and Alice Charlotte E Holmes were married between April and June 1908 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, Probable: Index: Volume 4b Page: 338.
  • Death: He died in 1921, in Brant, Ontario, CanadaG.1

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1873
    Birth
    1873 | Little Glemham, Suffolk, England
    Citation: 1
  • Between April and June 1908 | Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Birth between October and December 1885 | Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, London, England
    Death: DECEASED
    Lewin Pratt and Alice Charlotte E Holmes were married between April and June 1908 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, Probable: Index: Volume 4b Page: 338.
  • 1881~8
    Residence
    1881 | Little Glemham, Suffolk, England
    Citation: 1
  • 1891~18
    Residence
    1891 | Little Glemham, Suffolk, England
    Detail: Agricultural Labourer.
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • 1921~48
    Death
    1921 | Brant, Ontario, CanadaG
    Citation: 1

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Lewin Pratt has the reference number 587.





Citations

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

Dolly Pratt

F, #588, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: Dolly Pratt died DECEASED.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Dolly Pratt has the reference number 588.





Lewin Pratt

M, #589, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: Lewin Pratt died DECEASED.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Lewin Pratt has the reference number 589.





Richard Pratt

M, #590, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: Richard Pratt died DECEASED.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Richard Pratt has the reference number 590.





John Sylvester Dowling

M, #599, b. 6 August 1905, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Sylvester Dowling was born on 6 August 1905.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1905
    Birth
    6 August 1905

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study John Sylvester Dowling has the reference number 599.

Narrative

-----Original Message-----
From: fsois151sr (mailto:fsois151sr@email.msn.com)
Sent: 30 December 2000 15:18
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Cc: CASTLEMACNY@aol.com
Subject: As requested!

Hi:

My name is John Thomas Dowling. I live at 18 Clubhouse Circle, Central Islip, NY, USA.

I had done some research on my family, but basically haven't gotten too far. My Grandfather's name was Sylvester Dowling. According to my memory, my father said the name originally was O'Dowling, and they were from Wicklow.

My Grandmother's maiden name was Lawlor, or O'Lawlor (sic), with variations on that, supposedly, her family had a mill called by that name.

Information on the families migration is sketchy, we assume, late 1800's. Lace curtain Irish.

My Grandfather's name was carried by my father and his brothers as their middle name, i.e., John Sylvester, James Slyvester, Joseph Slyvester, Thomas Slyvester, the latter I believe was the oldest son. There were also several sisters, Julia & Mary are two I can remember.

I don't know if they migrated directly to the New York area, or elsewhere.

My Grandmother was supposedly a nurse, but I've also heard in the past that she worked for the Mayor of New York City as a cook or house keeper.

After visiting your site yesterday, I purchased "Broderbund's" Family Tree Maker, version 8. I'm now on a learning curve, I've visited several sites on line. My problem is I don't know if they were married here or in Ireland, when they migrated or other pertinent data.

Sylvester does not seem to be a common name among the Irish. Also we don't know if the spelling of the surname was changed by immigration. Several passenger lists sites I visited seem to allude to that scenario.

My Grandfather, I seem to remember died prior to my fathers birth, or shortly after. I only vaguely remember my Grandmother, she lived in Astoria, Queens, NYC, NY. at 11-49 Welling Court. I remember her wake being held at her home. It had to be in the late 1930's or early 40's.

Can you give me any direction on how best to go about continued research.

Sincerely

John T. Dowling
---------------------------------Original Message---------------------------
From: fsois151sr (mailto:fsois151sr@email.msn.com)
Sent: 12 January 2001 17:05
To: Brian Dowling
Cc: CASTLEMACNY@aol.com
Subject: Re: Dowling Reply

Brian:

My father was John Sylvester Dowling, born 8/6/1905.

My Grandfather, who I believe was Sylvester, died prior to my father's birth. Information is sketchy. My Grandmother, first name Mary died, late 1930's or early 40's in Astoria, NYC, NY. My memory of her is limited. Per my brother, my Grandmother was a nurse, but worked for the Mayor of NYC, either as a cook or housekeeper. Circa unknown. All searches for either are negative.

Per my father, my Grandmother's family had property called O'Lawlor's (or O'lawler's) Mill around Wicklow area.

My father had several siblings, Thomas, the oldest, Joseph, James, plus sisters Mary and Julia.

Marriage of Grandparents, either date or location unknown.

I set up a family page called "dowling's of astoria, NY". Now have to figure out how to navigate there.

I may try using the given name for my Grandfather of Thomas, since that was the first born name. Sylvester might be Great grandfather's name.

More to follow later as I become more able in the software.

John T. Dowling.




Sylvester Dowling

M, #600, d. 15 May 1911
Pedigree Link



Family :-
: Partner: Mary Lawlor (d. 4 April 1939)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Sylvester Dowling was born in Wicklow, Ireland.
  • Death: He died on 15 May 1911.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Birth
    Wicklow, Ireland

Events - Death & Burial

  • 1911
    Death
    15 May 1911

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Sylvester Dowling has the reference number 600.

Narrative

-----Original Message-----
From: fsois151sr (mailto:fsois151sr@email.msn.com)
Sent: 30 December 2000 15:18
To: brian@dowling.f9.co.uk
Cc: CASTLEMACNY@aol.com
Subject: As requested!

Hi:

My name is John Thomas Dowling. I live at 18 Clubhouse Circle, Central Islip, NY, USA.

I had done some research on my family, but basically haven't gotten too far. My Grandfather's name was Sylvester Dowling. According to my memory, my father said the name originally was O'Dowling, and they were from Wicklow.

My Grandmother's maiden name was Lawlor, or O'Lawlor (sic), with variations on that, supposedly, her family had a mill called by that name.

Information on the families migration is sketchy, we assume, late 1800's. Lace curtain Irish.

My Grandfather's name was carried by my father and his brothers as their middle name, i.e., John Sylvester, James Slyvester, Joseph Slyvester, Thomas Slyvester, the latter I believe was the oldest son. There were also several sisters, Julia & Mary are two I can remember.

I don't know if they migrated directly to the New York area, or elsewhere.

My Grandmother was supposedly a nurse, but I've also heard in the past that she worked for the Mayor of New York City as a cook or house keeper.

After visiting your site yesterday, I purchased "Broderbund's" Family Tree Maker, version 8. I'm now on a learning curve, I've visited several sites on line. My problem is I don't know if they were married here or in Ireland, when they migrated or other pertinent data.

Sylvester does not seem to be a common name among the Irish. Also we don't know if the spelling of the surname was changed by immigration. Several passenger lists sites I visited seem to allude to that scenario.

My Grandfather, I seem to remember died prior to my fathers birth, or shortly after. I only vaguely remember my Grandmother, she lived in Astoria, Queens, NYC, NY. at 11-49 Welling Court. I remember her wake being held at her home. It had to be in the late 1930's or early 40's.

Can you give me any direction on how best to go about continued research.

Sincerely

John T. Dowling
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Family Information

Posted by Kathleen McLaughlin on Sat, 27 Jan 2001 -Surname: Dowling, Lawlor

Am trying to locate information on my family who immigrated to the USA I assume mid 19 century.I know that my grandmother was Mary Lawlor(died April 4 1939) from Maryborough Queens county.I've been lead to believe there was a family mill (Lawlors mill)I'm not sure if she married my grandfather,Sylvester Dowling(died May 15 1911),there or in the USA. Although the Dowling name seems to connect in Laois as well. Any info would be appreciated. thanks.