Thomas Dowling

Male8 April 1861–25 October 1947

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Dowling was born on 8 April 1861, in Huon, Victoria, Australia, his father, Edward Dowling, was 34 and his mother, Catherine McGuire, was 23. He married Ellen Talbot on 28 May 1896, in Victoria Huon, Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Tasmania, Australia in 1861. He died on 25 October 1947, in North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, at the age of 86, and was buried in Huonville, Tasmania, Australia.

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Thomas Dowling
Ellen Talbot
Marriage: 28 May 1896
Vera Elizabeth Gwendoline Dowling
Grace Mary Vivian Dowling
Leslie William Dowling
Wallace Edward Ashton Dowling
John Gordon Dowling
Gladys Valerie Rosa Isabella Dowling
Thomas James Dowling

Sources (14)

  • Dowling, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Newspaper death and funeral notices for Thomas Dowling
  • Thomas Dowling in entry for Vernon Charles Billing and Gladys Valerie Rose Isobel Ritchie, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1896Victoria Huon, Tasmania, Australia
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    End of transportation to Western Australia.


    Age 9

    British troops withdraw from Australia.


    Age 31

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Leinster): variant of Dolan 1, or a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnlaing, a North Leinster name meaning ‘descendant of Dúnlang’, an early personal name. Anglicized forms can be indistinguishable from those of Ó Dubhlainn and Ó Dubhláin.

    English: variant of Dolling, probably a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English word, dolling, douling ‘dull fellow’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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