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"Henry Doolan", bacon merchant and grocer, Corofin, Co.Clare.
From [Guy's, 1893].

Patrick Henry Doolan,
or Dowling,
born 1835, Co.Clare.
Found as both "Patrick H." and "Henry".
Found as both "Doolan" and "Dowling".

He mar pre-1864 to Margaret Hanly.
[Dowling family tree] says he is listed as "Patrick Doolan" at children's births.
However he is "Henry Dowling" at his son John's birth in [GROI]. She is "Margaret Hanly".
Their son John's marriage entry in [LDS] incorrectly lists mother as "Margaret Newley".
They lived Corofin (or Corrofin), Killinaboy par, Co.Clare (see map).
At son's birth 1866 he is "servant", living Corofin.
Later he was a grocer in Back Street, Corofin.
Listed in [Guy's, 1893] as "Henry Doolan", bacon merchant and grocer, Back St, Corofin.
Margaret died pre-1901.
(todo) Try death of Margaret Doolan, [GROI], Corofin, 2nd qr 1900, age 64 (born 1836), vol 4 p 128.

He signs himself "Patrick H. Doolan" in 1901 census. He is listed in Back St, Corofin. He is grocer, widower.
(todo) Try death of Henry Doolan, [GROI], Corofin, 1st qr 1911, age 77 (born 1834), vol 4 p 127.
They had issue:

  1. John Dowling,
    John Joseph Dowling, always went as "Dowling" not "Doolan",
    born 1 July 1866, Corofin, Co.Clare, see birth in [GROI], see [LDS copy],
    bapt 3 July 1866, RC par of Corofin (not indexed here),

    emigrated to America 1888 [according to 1900 census], later censuses give 1890 or 1893,
    engineer for New York state,
    engineer in New York port,
    became engineer at Roosevelt Island, East River, New York City (also at times called "Blackwell's Island" and "Welfare Island"),
    said to be engineer at Ellis Island but think not,

    mar 6 June 1900, Manhattan, New York [LDS] to Eva Morris [born 12th Oct 1877],
    see entry in US census, 1 June 1900, shows him living "Blackwell's Island",
    he is listed as married but it seems he was 5 days before marriage, Eva is not there, he is "Engineer", listed as living with a large number of other workers on the island,
    also listed there is his brother "Patrick H. Dowling" (born Jan 1877, Ireland),

    see entry in 1910 US census, the family is now living "Blackwell's Island", he is Chief Engineer, NYC Home for the Aged and Infirm, Blackwell's Island,
    living "Blackwell's Island" when Nell Humphreys wrote to Eva after the 1916 Rising, see letter of 3 Sept 1916,
    see entry in 1920 US census, they are living Decatur Ave, Bronx, New York (see map), he is "Engineer",
    he died shortly after 1920,

    see entry in 1925 NY state census, she is living Decatur Ave, Bronx, he is not there, probably dead,
    see entry in 1930 US census, she is widow, living Decatur Ave, Bronx,
    see entry in 1940 US census, she is living Decatur Ave, Bronx,
    John and Eva were meant to have lived at some point at Far Rockaway, Queens (on Rockaway Peninsula), New York City Harbour, but maybe this is where Eva lived as a widow,
    Eva lived New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY (just N of NYC),
    received benefits from 1966, New York, see social security form, showing her parents,
    she died 1 Sept 1971, New Rochelle, age 93 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. Robert Dowling,
      Robert Morris Dowling, Rob, Bob,
      born 1901, New York,
      "Robert A." in 1910 census.

    2. John Dowling,
      born 1904, New York,
      John J. Dowling, junior.

    3. Fr. Richard Dowling,
      born 1907, New York,
      Richard H. Dowling,
      RC priest, entered Jesuit Order,
      US army chaplain in WW2,
      captured by the Japanese with the fall of the Philippines, 1942,
      survived the death march of Bataan, 1942,
      cited for bravery.

    4. Mae Dowling,
      Margaret, Mag, "May" in census, NOT Eva,
      born 1914, New York,
      mar pre-1940 to Robert Donovan [Bob],
      he or they lived Boston,
      she is living with mother in 1940 census, though married, no children listed,
      had issue:

      1. Abigail Donovan, mar Elliot Levinson and had issue:
        1. Tobias Levinson, mar Stephanie Avila and had issue:
          1. Norah Levinson.
          2. Maya Levinson.
        2. Jesse Levinson, mar Mina Guiahi.

      2. Kathleen Donovan, mar Philip Dur and had issue:
        1. Courtney Dur, mar Chris Hardart and had issue:
          1. Catherine Hardart.
          2. William Hardart.
        2. Philip Dur, mar Tina Clarke and had issue:
          1. Philip Dur.
          2. Christina Dur.

      3. Shawn Donovan, mar Margie Bragg and had issue:
        1. Elias Donovan.
        2. Sarah Donovan.
      4. Brendan Donovan, mar Marion McCutcheon and had issue:
        1. Lauren Donovan, mar Zac Ginsberg.
      5. Robert Donovan, mar Carolyn Maire Welch and had issue:
        1. Shannon Donovan.
        2. Meghan Donovan.
        3. Kevin Donovan.
        4. Sean Donovan.

Eva Dowling living "Blackwell's Island" when Nell Humphreys wrote 1916 letter to her.
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