Celia Clara Dow

1864–before 1897 (Age 33)
Canterbury, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Celia Clara

When Celia Clara Dow was born in 1864, in Canterbury, York, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, George Brooks Dow, was 21 and her mother, Ruth Esther Dow, was 18. She married John Davis Beardsley on 20 June 1888, in Jacksontown, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died before 1897, at the age of 32, and was buried in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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John Davis Beardsley
Celia Clara Dow
Marriage: 20 June 1888
Laura Beatrice Beardsley

Spouse and Children

    John Davis Beardsley



20 June 1888
Jacksontown, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada


    Laura Beatrice Beardsley


Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 3

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 5

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 16

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow . This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.2 English: variant of Daw .3 Americanized spelling of Dutch Douw, an Old Frisian personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Celia Dow in household of Geo B Dow, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Celia Clara Dow in entry for Laura Beatrice Beardsley, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • Celia Clara Dow in entry for Laura Beatrice Beardsley, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"

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