Mary Bernadette Downey

11 December 1881–7 September 1964 (Age 82)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Bernadette

When Mary Bernadette Downey was born on 11 December 1881, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Anthony Downey, was 27 and her mother, Anna Stauton, was 22. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with James William Brown. She lived in Braddock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 7 September 1964, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

James William Brown
Mary Bernadette Downey
Eileen M. Brown
James W. Brown
Thomas Stanton Brown

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Anthony Downey


    Anna Stauton




    Anthony Bernard Downey



    Patrick Downey



    John Downey


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnadhaigh ‘descendant of Dúnadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘fortress-holder’ (from dún ‘fortress’, ‘fortified hill’).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Dhomhnaigh, or of Mac Giolla Dhomnaigh ( see Maloney ).3 Scottish: habitational name from the Scottish barony of Downie or Duny in the parish of Monikie in Angus (on Tayside), named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + the locative suffix -ach.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Downey in household of Anna Downey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1881 England Census

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