Ann Dowd

1799–31 August 1880 (Age 81)

The Life of Ann

Ann Dowd was born in 1799, in Ireland. She married James Dowd in 1814, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 31 August 1880, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

James Dowd
Ann Dowd
Marriage: 1814
Martin Dowde
Sarah Jane Dowd
Jarvis Doud or Dowd
Thomas Dowd

Spouse and Children



World Events (4)


Age 40

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Age 46

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 68

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda ‘descendant of Dubhda’, a byname derived from dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’. The family were chieftains in Sligo and Mayo.2 English: from the personal name Dowd, a variant of David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Dowd in entry for William J Dixon and Sarah Fountain, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Ann Dowd, "Canada Census, 1851"
  • 1851 Census, Canada West, York County, King Township

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