Mary Bernadette Downey

21 March 1905–13 December 1977 (Age 72)
Hibbert, Perth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Bernadette

When Mary Bernadette Downey was born on 21 March 1905, in Hibbert, Perth, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Downey, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Cronan, was 31. She married Charles Henry Noxell on 18 December 1927, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 13 December 1977, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

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Charles Henry Noxell
Mary Bernadette Downey
Marriage: 18 December 1927
Joseph Charles Noxell
Dennis F. Noxell
Ronald Michael Noxell
Jane Noxell
Robert Cyril Noxell
William Noxell

Spouse and Children

18 December 1927
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Downey





World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 1

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 29

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 38

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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.

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

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  • Mary Bernadette Downey, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Mary Bernadette Downey, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Mary Bernadette Downey, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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