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DOWLING Sarah Ann
Birth: 29 May 1838 Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Christening: 29 May 1838 Blanchardstown, Ireland
Death: 25 Nov 1918 Pittsburgh, Pa.
Cause of Death: endocarditis
Burial: 29 Nov 1918 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Pa.
1860 in Phila Ward 20 with the Hickey family, age 23 (1836)
1870 in Louisville, Ky.
1880 in Phila
search of immigration records (she arrived in 1850) on ancestry.com got me nowhere
Phila Archdiocese Archives email 2 June 2009 (obit from 29 Nov 1918 Phila Inquirer
on genealogybank.com) funeral Friday from residence of son Thomas J Hickey, 2336
Oakdale St, High Requiem Mass St. Columba
Phila Archdiocese Archives email 2 July 2009
marr witnesses: James Hickey, Mary Emma Hickey
md by Rev. J. Kelly
1st child: Michael Francis Hickey b 21 Apr 1860, bap 23 Apr 1860 St Malachy Church,
Phila. Pa., sponsors Michael Stephen Dowling and Margaret Frances Hickey, bap by
Rev. J. Kelly
[Phila death certs on familysearchlabs.org have an entry for Marguerritte Francis
Hickey, b 1837, Phila, single, d 23 Oct 1875, died of pleurisy, lived 1321 N 18th St,
buried 27 Oct 1875, buried New Cathedral Cemetery Cannot find her in 1850 or 1860,
but in 1870 (on that 2nd enum Phila census): Michael Hickey 60, Thomas Hickey 30,
Peter Hickey 20, Mary Ann 50, Margaret F 35, Mary E 30, Catharine 30, Ellen 20, in
20th ward of Phila. Also show up in 52d Div, 17th Ward (no way of knowing street),
Michael Hickey, 60, blacksmith, b Ireland, Mary A, 50 b Ireland, Margaret 30, b Pa, all
children b Pa: Thomas F or J, 26 coach painter, Mary E 23, Peter 21, blacksmith,
Ellen 20. These are either siblings of James and Maurice OR they are cousins.
John Hickey, b 24 Nov 1879 bap 21 Dec 1879 Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul,
sponsors William Neyson and Theresa Neyson, bap by Rev. D. W. Brennan
1880 census William and Theresa Neeson, siblings, work in worsted mill, live at 2035
Carlton St (a Michael Hickey living at 1309 Carlton St died in 1874 per Phila death
records, but he was born in 1814. Hmmm) In 1880 Maurice and Sarah lived at 2047
Summer St. Carlton St is 3 blocks north. 2047 summer St is now the Franklin Institute.
In 1870 in Phila Ward 14, Dist 41, is this household
Dowling Michael 22  b Ireland works in woolen mill [Sarah's brother or perhaps
her cousin, as Teressa et al are not her siblings]
Neason Terressa 28 b Ireland washer woman
McClelland Kate 25 b Ireland weaver in woolen mill
Dowling Annie 19 b Ireland weaver in woolen mill
Neason William 7 b Pa
Neason Mary 4
McClelland William H 1 b Pa
IN 1870 census there is this family (from the 2d enum so missing bplace, occ, and
ages are rounded): Michael Hickey 60, Mary Ann 50, Thomas 30, Peter 20, Margaret F
35, Mary E 30, Catharine 30, Ella or Ellac 20. In Ward 20. Dist 63
In 1850 in Phila Lombard Ward, Michael Dowling 34, Sarah 29, Sarah 5, Alonso 3,
Anna 1. BUT ... children b in Delaware not Ireland
1860 in Ward 20, where Hickeys (as Kickey), are Michael Dowling 60 b Ireland,
dealer, Sarah 50 b Ireland, Mary 19 b Ireland, Bridget, 17, b Ireland, seamstress. Is
this the Michael Stephen Dowling (see above)? they are in house 694 (just a
20th ward north of [illegible] street. MasterSt?
1870 Ward 20, Michael Dowling, 73, bc 1796 Ireland, Bridget 23, b Ireland.. He is
plasterer, she is keeping house.
1880 no Michael. Bridget is in dist 226, near Poplar St, boarder, works in woolen mill,
age 37 (b c 1842), unm
1900 cannot find
Phila Death Records, Michael Dowling d 23 Sep 1873, Philadelphia, age 75, b
1797/8, Ireland, married, laborer, 1547 Park Ave (12th ward), bur 25 Sep 1873 New
Cathedral Cem Phil. cause typhoid pneumonia (remember he but not his wife is on
1870 census) And also, Park Ave is way up near Croydon but 12th wards is just east
of 6th st above vine.
25 Sep 1873 Phila Inquirer: Dowling, on the 23d inst, Michael Dowling, aged 75 years,
relatives and friends ... invited to attend the funeral this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2
o'clock, from his late residence, 1547 Park Avenue. Funeral services at St. Malachy
Church. To proceed to New Cathedral Cemetery.
Phila Inquirer 10 Feb 1897 Dowling, on Feb 8 1897, Sarah Dowling ... funeral on
Thursday morning Feb 11 at 8:30 oclock from the residence of Mrs. Mary Hooley, No.
1626 Carlton Street. High mass at the Cathedral. Interment at Cathedral Cemetery. Is
this the mother? Is Mary the sister of Sarah Dowling Hickey? Note that a Michael
Hickey lived on Carlton St, as did the Neesons, sponsors of one of the children. Mary
b 1841. 1880 census, only one that is close is a no-go because she has a 12 year old
son born in Ireland. And per Phila Death Index, the Sarah Dowling who died in 1897
was born in 1856 and was single.
What of Sarah Hickey, d 24 Apr 1869, carcinoma of uterus, age 66 (b 1803), b
Ireland, addr 1326 Oxford St, bur 26 Apr 1869 New Cathedral Cemetery, undertaker
Is she Sarah Dowling, arr30 May 1853, age 17 (b 1836) Ireland, seamstress, with
Bridget age 20, also a seamstress, arrival in NYC on the James Wright? No, these are
the dtrs of the Michael and Sarah Dowling; show up in several censuses.
Her death certificate says bdate not known, father Wm Dowling, mother Mary
Cochran. Says age 81 (b 1837) What about this record on Irish Fam Hist Fdn? Sarah
Dowling bap 29 May 1838 Blanchardstown parish, Co. Dublin, father William Dowling,
mother Bridget Corcoran, sponsors Thomas Corcoran, Bridget Cullen. Could mother be
Bridget Mary? Is Corcoran and Cochran the same?
[Pa and NJ Church and Town Rec on ancestry, Holy Sepulchre Cem, she is in same
grave as Maurice, 1-5-14]
Rest of the family
Catharine bap 20 Dec 1840 Blanchardstown sponsor Thomas Cullen, Anne Clynch
Stephen (Michael Stephen?) bap 3 Jan 1836 Blanchardstown (Castleknock) sponsor
Mathew Delany, Catherine Barry
Marysarah bap 19 May 1834 Blanchardstown sponsor James Dowling, Catharine
Margaret bap 3 Jul 1832 Blanchardstown (BT Factory) sponsors Michael Dowling,
Bridget Dowling bap 19 Oct 1830 Blanchardstown sponsors Mortimer Dowling, Anne
Kate DOOLAN 10/12/1868 13/12/1868 Michael Mary Cassidy?
Blackhorse Lane Charles Doolan Ellen McCormack
John? DOOLAN 6/12/1871 17/12/1871 Michael Mary Cassidy?
Blackhorse Lane Patrick Little Mary Little
James DOOLAN 2/10/1834 Michael Anne Mullally
Blackhorse Lane Wm Hynes? Catherine Burn
Mary DOOLAN 29/4/1874 3/5/1874 Michael Mary Cassidy
Blackhorse Lane William McCormick Alice Byrne
Mary DOOLAN 8/6/1829 Patrick Margaret Cullen
James ? Anne Connolly
Anne DOOLIN 17/11/1876 26/11/1876 Michael Mary Cassidy
Blackhorse Lane Thomas Little Catherine Smith
Bridget DOOLING 10/7/1831 Patrick Margaret Cullen
Coolmine Cornelius Kavanagh Mary Smith
Mary DOWLING 10/3/1829 Michael Anne Mullally
Michael Byrne Catherine Byrne
Patrick DOWLING 11/2/1860 11/2/1860 Thomas Anne McEntee
Maryanne DOWLING 11/9/1825 Michael Anne Dowling
Michael Byrne Catherine Gunning
Charles DOWLING 16/12/1821 Michael Anne Dowling
Patrick Mullally Anne Fagan
Elizabeth DOWLING 17/2/1783 Jois Esther
Joes Clark Maria Byran
Patrick DOWLING 18/11/1832 Patrick Margaret Cullen
Blanchardstown Mary Constant
Marysarah DOWLING 19/5/1834 William Bridget Corcoran
Blanchardstown Bridge James Dowling Catherine Corcoran
Michael DOWLING 19/9/1831 Michael Anne Mullally
John Nealis Ellen Byrne
Christopher DOWLING 2/11/1823 Michael Anne Dowling
Richard Mullally Catherine Byrne
James DOWLING 20/11/1820 Michael Anne Dowling
Richard Mullally Eleanor Scully
Anne DOWLING 20/11/1827 Michael Anne Mullally
Catherine DOWLING 20/9/1833 Michael Anne Mullally
Patrick Madoxs Mary Connor
Catherine DOWLING 24/10/1819 Charles Mary Dowling
Laurence Dowling Honora Keary
James DOWLING 25/9/1842 Michael Anne Mullally
Blackhorse Lane Denis Byrne Eleanor Byrne
Charles DOWLING 5/5/1822 Charles Mary Dowling
Richard Gaffney Mary Tolan
Thomas DOWLING 6/12/1840 Michael Anne Mullally
Blackhorse Lane Luke White Bridget Malone
Nancy found this:
Peter Corcoran was born Abt. 1776, and died date unknown. He married Brigid
Delaney on 1797 in BLANCHARDSTOWN AND CASTLEKNOCK.
More About Peter Corcoran and Brigid Delaney:
Marriage: 1797, BLANCHARDSTOWN AND CASTLEKNOCK.
Children of Peter Corcoran and Brigid Delaney are:
+Anna Corcoran, b. Abt. 1822, d. date unknown.
James Corcoran, b. Abt. 1803, d. date unknown.
Christopher Corcoran, b. Abt. 1804, d. date unknown.
Margaret McGuinness, b. Abt. 1809, d. date unknown.
Catherine Tolan, b. Abt. 1816, d. date unknown.
Thomas Corcoran, b. Abt. 1818, d. date unknown.
Peter Corcoran, b. Abt. 1820, d. date unknown.
Mary Corcoran, b. Abt. 1821, d. date unknown.
Frances Corcoran, b. Abt. 1821, d. date unknown.
Bridget Dowling, b. Abt. 1821, d. date unknown.
From Family Search (via Nancy)
Name: Peter James Dowling
Titles & Terms:
Event Date: 1927
Event Place: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Estimated Birth Year:
Father: William Dowling
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother: Bridget Corcoran
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 28067
Film Number: 1912919
IFHF record, sponsors Thomas Corcoran, Bridget Cullen
Pa and NJ Church and Town Rec on ancestry in grave I/5/14
1869 Louisville City Directory, as Sarah M. Hickey, same addr as Maurice, dressmaker
and fancy goods
"Sara's Story" unpub manuscript by Sara Maguire Dougherty says she came at age 16
but that doesn't fit the 1900 census report of having arrived in 1850. Says they settled
in Louisville before the Civil War and that it must have been quite a number of years
before (but that doesn't square with the 1860 census, nor with an 1855 arrival).
She ended up in Pittsburgh when she took her granddaughter Sara Maguire back
home because Sara had been ill with diptheria when she was in Philadelphia for Mary
Hickey Maule's funeral.
DOWLING William (EST 1810 - EST 1851)
CORCORAN Bridget (Mary?) (1814 - Apr 1871)
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 HICKEY Maurice Henry (13 Jul 1835 - 10 Feb 1901)
m. 7 Jul 1859 St. Malachy Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
HICKEY Michael (1801 - 15 Jun 1874)
GIBBONS Mary Ann (1811 - 20 Oct 1875)
Children by HICKEY Maurice Henry 13 Jul 1835 - 10 Feb 1901
HICKEY Michael Francis (21 Apr 1860 - )
HICKEY Mary J. (Mar 1864 - 15 Oct 1905)
HICKEY Thomas J. (Apr 1867 - 22 Nov 1930)
HICKEY Sarah Mary (22 Apr 1869 - 18 Nov 1938)
HICKEY Joseph (28 Oct 1872 - 1 Apr 1874)
HICKEY ----- (10 May 1875 - )
HICKEY John Thomas (24 Nov 1879 - )
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