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DOWLING Michael Joseph
Birth:          Dec 1844 Ireland
Christening:    22 Dec 1844 Blanchardstown, Ireland
Death:          1 Mar 1922 Philadelphia, Pa.
Cause of Death: bronchopneumonia
Burial:         5 Mar 1922 Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

Notes
Definitely our Dowlings:
Pix from Bob Foley 17 Oct 2009 include William, Anna, Margaret, and Michael 
Dowling, children of Michael (brother of Sarah). Also a Cora, but how related?
1900 in Phila, Ward 36, Michael J Dowling Dec 1845, 54, md 22 yrs, b Ireland, 
parents b Ireland, says arrived 1875 [but wrong, as that is year Jane arrived and 1910 
census has different info], naturalized, wool sorter, 2015 Oakford Street
Jane Nov 1856 43 6 ch, 4 alive, b Ireland parents b Ireland arrived 1875 
William F Feb 1879 b Pa parents b Ireland, shipping clerk
Margaret R Dec 1880 b Pa parents b Ireland, auditing clerk
Michael Aug 1889 b Pa parents b Ireland at school
Annie Jan 1884 b Pa parents b Ireland wrapper dept store

1880 in Philadelphia District 656, 1933 Kimball St
M.J. (or M.G?) Dowling 34 (1845), wool sorter b Ireland parents b Ireland
Jane 25 b Ireland
William F. 1, b Pa

1890 Phila city dir, he is at 1930 Kimball, occ. sorter

1910 in Phila Ward 36, 64, (1845) b Ireland, arrived 1856, wool sorter
Jane 55 md 32 yrs 6 ch 4 alive arrived 1874
Michael J 20 b Pa clerk dept store

[on 1900 census Sarah Dowling Hickey says she arrived in 1850]

1920 in Phila Ward 48 2046 Emily St
Michael Dowling 74 b Ireland arr 1860, nat 1884?? retired
Jane Dowling 66 b Ireland arr prior 1900
Michael Dowling Jr 30 b Pa packer in government warehouse
William Dowling 40 b Pa clerk dept store
Margaret T. Allen 38 dtr widow b Pa clerk dept store
and a boarder

1930 cannot find Michael and Jane
But there is a Michael (Jr) in Phila Dist 576 boarder 961 11th st
widower age 40, md age 36, salesman dept store b Pa
lodging in home of Kathryn Quinn

also 1930 in Phila Dist 789
Margaret Allen 48 widow md age 28 b Pa, f b Pa!, m b Ireland, supervisor in dept store
William Dowling brother 50 clerk post office b Pa f b PA! m b Ireland
John Dowling brother 46 clerk dept store WHO IS HE??? b Pa f b Pa! m b Ireland
next door is Charlie and Margaret Neeson b Ireland

1890 Phila City Dir on ancestry has Michael J Dowling, sorter, 1930 Kimball. Also 
Michael J Dowling, butcher, 2506 Frankford Av (prob the one who married Eliz (Lidie) 
WIlbur), Michael Dowling, mason, 1912 Mountain, Michael Dowling, driver, 915 
Hanover

3 Mar 1922 Phila Inquirer (genealogybank.com) DOWLING March 1 Michael J Sr 
beloved husband of Jane T. Dowling. funeral Sat 8:30 AM from his late residence 
1947 Ritner St. Requiem Mass at St Monica's Church, 10 A.M. int. Cathedral Cem

so Sarah's BROTHER is Michael Joseph, Sr. but then who is Michael Stephen 
Dowling????? (based on ww1 draft reg for his son) [my guess is that Michael Stephen 
is a COUSIN of this Michael, perhaps son of the Michael who I am guessing is a 
brother of William]

June 27, 1878 - St. Patrick Church
Michael J. Dowling married Jane Thompson
Witnesses: James Joy and Margaret Quinn
Rev. J. E. Mulholland
cannot identify Margaret Quinn in 1880; two James Joys, one b Ireland md to Bridget b 
Pa, the other is dist 134, 172 Naudain St??? he is 30, laborer b Ireland, Kate 28 b 
Ireland, John 10m b Jan 1880 Pa. Same house: James Quinn, 23 shoemaker b Pa, 
Elizabeth 24 b Pa, Sallie 5, Maggie 3.

1860 in Ward 3, Phila.

Arr in Phila March 1856 on Tonawanda Michael 10 with mother, stepfather, Catherine, 
Peter, Ann, Rosannah

Pa death cert on ancestry, copy in file, wool sorter, give father's name William does 
not give mother's name, info from Margaret Allen, 1947 Ritner St, says buried 4 Mar 
1922, lived 2114 Vine St, says b 1846 but that conflicts with Peter's birth

Where is he in 1870? Is he this Michael? (this is in notes in other entries)
Dowling Michael 22 works in woolen mill b Ireland
Neason Terressa 28 washerwoman b Ireland
McClelland Kate 25 weaver in woolen mill b Ireland
Dowling Annie 19 weaver in woolen mill b Ireland
Neason Willia 7 b Pa
Neason Mary 4 b Pa
McClelland William H 1 b Pa
records giving birthdate of 29 Dec 1845 are inconsistent with baptism record (and 
there is no subsequent Michael born in 1845 in the registers): Irish Catholic Registers 
at registerls.nli.ie
Pa and NJ Church and Town Rec on ancestry in grave Q/3/69





Parents
DOWLING William (EST 1810 - EST 1851)
CORCORAN Bridget (Mary?) (1814 - Apr 1871)

Siblings
DOWLING Bridget (Oct 1830 - )
DOWLING Margaret (Jul 1832 - )
DOWLING Mary Sarah (May 1834 - )
DOWLING Stephen (Jan 1836 - )
DOWLING Sarah Ann (29 May 1838 - 25 Nov 1918)
DOWLING Catharine (Dec 1840 - )
DOWLING Anne (Mar 1843 - )
DOWLING Michael Joseph (Dec 1844 - 1 Mar 1922)
DOWLING Peter James (4 Jun 1847 - 20 Dec 1927)
DOWLING Anne (Feb 1850 - )

Marriage To THOMPSON Jane (21 Nov 1856 - 27 Apr 1922) m. 27 Jun 1878 St. Patrick Church, Philadelphia, Pa. Notes Parents THOMPSON Sanil () ----- ----- () Children by THOMPSON Jane 21 Nov 1856 - 27 Apr 1922
DOWLING William Thomas (17 Feb 1879 - 27 May 1933) DOWLING Margaret R. (2 Dec 1880 - 13 Jul 1962) DOWLING Mary (16 Aug 1882 - 1 Sep 1884) DOWLING Ann ("Annie") (19 Jan 1884 - ) DOWLING Michael Joseph (12 Aug 1889 - 6 Jun 1939) DOWLING Rose (8 Oct 1893 - 5 Nov 1894)
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