The Descendants of John MacDowell and Joanna Ridley


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We regret to inform you that we have learned Laing passed away last year. He was a strong supporter of the Island Register, and he will be truly missed by all who knew him.

"MACDOWELL, Charles Laing - Died peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital after a short illness on June 25, 2010. Born on November 4, 1920 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island to Arthur and Melissa MacDowell. Enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942. Predeceased by his wife Doreen Weeks from Sault Ste. Marie. Worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia as Bank Manager in Fort William, St. Thomas and Toronto until his retirement. Survived by his daughter Heather Loria of Long Island, NY and son Ross MacDowell of Kitchener, as well as four grandchildren Vincent, Colleen and Christina Loria and Cameron MacDowell. He enjoyed skating, curling and golfing. Volunteered with the CNIB, Masons, Scouting, Lakeshore Rehab and the Bank of Nova Scotia Pensioners club. Active on his computer composing poetry, researching genealogy and keeping in contact with many friends and family across Canada via email. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. Luncheon to be held at Amica Retirement Home at 4620 Kimbermount Avenue, Mississauga on July 14th from 12 until 3 p.m. Visitation at Ridley's Funeral Home at 3080 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto on July 15th from 12 until 2 p.m."

Published in the Toronto Star from July 9 to July 10, 2010


NAME SPELLED BOTH MAC AND MC

First Generation

1. John (1) MACDOWELL.

John 1 married Joanna RIDLEY. Born in Ireland.

They had one child:

2 i. Alexander

Second Generation

2. Alexander MACDOWELL.

Alexander married Ann PRINGLE.

They had one child:

3 i. John (1796-1870)

Third Generation

3. John MACDOWELL. Born in 1796 in Gallway-Firth Area. John died in Reported: Died In P.E.I in 1870; he was 74. Buried in Fredericton.

John first married Olivia Ann CROZIER, daughter of John (1) CROZIER & Olivia PRINGLE. Born in 1806. Olivia Ann died in 1833; she was 27.

They had the following children:

4 i. Ann (Annie) (1823-1893)

5 ii. Alexander (1827-1906)

6 iii. William (1) (1829-1911)

7 iv. John

8 v. Joanna J.

On Aug 27, 1835 when John was 39, he second married Eleanor DUNNING. Born in 1798 in PEI. Eleanor died in 1901; she was 103.

They had one child:

9 i. David (1844-1904)

Fourth Generation

4. Ann (Annie) MACDOWELL. Born on Jun 9, 1823 in US. Ann (Annie) died on Feb 7, 1893; she was 69. Buried in Summerfield Cemetary PEI.

On Mar 2, 1843 when Ann (Annie) was 19, she married James Marmer GLOVER, son of William (1) GLOVER & Ann WATMOUGH. Born on Saturday, October 31, 1818. James Marmer died on Fri, Feb 9, 1894; he was 75.

They had the following children:

10 i. William (1844-1938)

11 ii. John MacDowell (1846-1918)

12 iii. Alexander Fulton (1848-)

13 iv. Ann Watmough (1850-1939)

14 v. Thomas Crabbe (1853-1919)

15 vi. Adam (1865-)

16 vii. Margaret (1858-)

17 viii. Albert (1860-)

18 ix. George Gordon (1862-1941)

19 x. James H. (1865-1931)

20 xi. Janet Olivia (1867-1954)

21 xii. Albert

22 xiii. Hill

23 xiv. James H.

24 xv. Janet OIlivia (1867-)

5. Alexander MACDOWELL. Born on Saturday, June 30, 1827 in Northern Ireland. Alexander died on Dec 24, 1906; he was 79. Occupation: Mill Wright In Lot 21 Pleasant Valley PEI Then Moved To Rose Valley.

On Feb 27, 1856 when Alexander was 28, he married Jane BIGGAR, daughter of John BIGGAR & Mary ROGERSON. Born on Aug 20, 1835.

They had the following children:

25 i. Mary* Rogerson (1857-)

26 ii. Olivia (1859-)

27 iii. Margaret Jane (1863-1936)

28 iv. Agnes Graham Elliott (1868-)

29 v. Anne Glover (1870-)

30 vi. John* Biggar (1873-1968)

31 vii. Elizabeth (1878-1964)

32 viii. Spurgeon* (1879-)

33 ix. Joanna Biggar (1861-1880)

34 x. Two Other Children Died As Infants

6. William (1) MACDOWELL. Born on Thursday, January 1, 1829. William (1) died on Wed, Mar 29, 1911; he was 82.

William (1) married Eleanor (Ellen) HEANEY. Born in 1837. Eleanor (Ellen) died on May 2, 1908; she was 71.

They had the following children:

35 i. Belinda (1896-1932)

36 ii. John (1863-)

37 iii. Olivia (1865-1918)

38 iv. Harriet J. (1870-1933)

39 v. Henry Charles (1873-)

40 vi. Emma Lily (1875-)

41 vii. William Daniel (1878-1965)

42 viii. Alice Ann (1858-1924)

43 ix. Ezzie

7. John MACDOWELL. Born in LIKELY 1832. Occupation: Saint John NB Shipyards.

John married Mary McKIN. Mary died in 1911.

They had one child:

44 i. George Thomas (1866-1943)

8. Joanna J. MACDOWELL.

Joanna J. married David (Could Be Daniel HILL.)

They had one child:

45 i. William

9. David MACDOWELL. Born on Wednesday, January 3, 1844 in Kensington, P.E.I. David died on Sat, Dec 24, 1904; he was 60.

On Feb 22, 1871 when David was 27, he married Mary ARTHUR, daughter of John ARTHUR & Margaret ORR, in Summerside, P.E.I. Born on Friday, April 4, 1845 in New Glasgow, P.E.I. Mary died in Wetaskin, Alta. on May 21, 1934; she was 89.

They had the following children:

46 i. John* Eldon (1871-)

47 ii. Edward Everett* (1873-1955)

48 iii. Samuel* Rodd (1874-1930)

49 iv. Arthur* Wellington (1876-1970)

50 v. Ella* May (1878-1949)

51 vi. Willard* Allan (1882-1969)

52 vii. Leonard* Walmer (1885-1943)

53 viii. Wendell* Morton (1889-1977)

54 ix. Annie Ethel* (1892-1981)

Fifth Generation

10. William GLOVER. Born on Jun 23, 1844. William died on Mar 22, 1938; he was 93.

In 1871 when William was 26, he married Flora FIEFIELD.

They had the following children:

55 i. Vio H. (1874-1877)

56 ii. Otto Crabbe (1875-)

57 iii. Ethel Gray (1879-)

58 iv. Fay Fiefield (1887-1932)

11. John MacDowell GLOVER. Born on Jul 6, 1846. John MacDowell died on Thu, Jan 31, 1918; he was 71.

John MacDowell married Elizabeth SOMERS.

They had the following children:

59 i. Annetta (1870-)

60 ii. Anthony (1873-1896)

61 iii. Margaret (1877-)

62 iv. Oliver

63 v. Stanford (1885-)

64 vi. Mary :Bertha* (1889-)

65 vii. Jane (1890-)

12. Alexander Fulton GLOVER. Born on Friday, August 25, 1848.

On Oct 2, 1887 when Alexander Fulton was 39, he married Rosa Mae BROWN. Born on May 28, 1863. Rosa Mae died on Nov 14, 1901; she was 38.

They had the following children:

66 i. Anna Margaret (1888-)

67 ii. John Brown (1889-1963)

68 iii. Pearl Elizabeth (1893-)

69 iv. Wiliam Wallace (1895-)

70 v. Flora Ellen (1898-1913)

13. Ann Watmough GLOVER. Born on Tuesday, December 3, 1850. Ann Watmough died on Tue, Feb 7, 1939; she was 88.

Ann Watmough married Charles MOULTON.

They had the following children:

71 i. Mary Eliza

72 ii. John Adam

14. Thomas Crabbe GLOVER. Born on Apr 25, 1853. Thomas Crabbe died on Nov 3, 1919; he was 66.

Thomas Crabbe married Susan MILLIGAN. Born on Apr 16, 1855. Susan died in 1924; she was 68.

They had the following children:

73 i. James (1878-)

74 ii. William G. (1881-)

75 iii. Martha (1887-)

76 iv. Susan (1889-)

77 v. Austin Scott (1896-)

78 vi. Walter (1914-)

15. Adam GLOVER. Born on Saturday, May 27, 1865.

In 1878 when Adam was 12, he married Mary Ellen HICKEY. Born on Jun 19, 1857. Mary Ellen died on Nov 18, 1918; she was 61.

They had the following children:

79 i. John William (1879-1880)

80 ii. Mary Ethel (1881-1894)

81 iii. James Edward (1882-)

82 iv. Annie Cecelia (1885-)

83 v. Margaret Catherine (1887-)

84 vi. Lucy Henrietta (1889-)

85 vii. Robert Wendelin (1891-)

86 viii. Emma Loretta (1893-1980)

87 ix. Mary Eliza

88 x. John Adam

16. Margaret GLOVER. Born on Mar 15, 1858.

17. Albert GLOVER. Born on Jul 23, 1860.

18. George Gordon GLOVER. Born on Nov 7, 1862. George Gordon died on Aug 27, 1941; he was 78.

On Jan 7, 1891 when George Gordon was 28, he married Alicia (Jane ) HEANEY.

They had the following children:

89 i. Robert James (1891-)

90 ii. Reuben William (1893-1899)

91 iii. Cecil Edward (1894-1961)

92 iv. Hugh Theodore (1895-)

93 v. Harriet Ann (1897-1980)

94 vi. Maurice Wilbur (1898-1925)

95 vii. Roland Taylor (1900-)

96 viii. (Belinda) Abbott (1901-)

97 ix. William Albert (1903-)

98 x. Flora Emily (1904-)

99 xi. Everett Alexander (1906-1977)

100 xii. David Thomas (1907-1972)

101 xiii. Ethel Jean (1909-1910)

19. James H. GLOVER. Born on Apr 24, 1865. James H. died on Thu, Jan 22, 1931; he was 65.

James H. married Mamie JACKSON.

They had the following children:

102 i. Ethel Jane

103 ii. Fred W. (1893-)

20. Janet Olivia GLOVER. Born on Jun 3, 1867. Janet Olivia died on Fri, Nov 12, 1954; she was 87.

Janet Olivia married James GIROU.

21. Albert GLOVER.

22. Hill GLOVER.

23. James H. GLOVER.

24. Janet Olivia GLOVER. Born on Jun 3, 1867.

On Oct 3, 1896 when Janet Olivia was 29, she married James GIROU.

They had the following children:

104 i. Carrie (1898-)

105 ii. Vivian (1899-)

106 iii. James A. (1907-)

25. Mary* Rogerson MACDOWELL. Born on May 11, 1857.

Mary* Rogerson married Christopher GUNN.

They had the following children:

107 i. Spurgeon (1879-1887)

108 ii. Ina (1882-)

109 iii. Olivia Etta (1886-)

26. Olivia MACDOWELL. Born on Jul 3, 1859 in PEI.

On Mar 5, 1877 when Olivia was 17, she married John* Alexander MACNEVIN, son of Alexander MACNEVIN & Janie Helena FERGUSON.

They had the following children:

110 i. Hissel

111 ii. Mary

112 iii. Alexander (1881-1953)

113 iv. Jane

114 v. Sidney

115 vi. Dorothea

116 vii. Muriel

117 viii. Stewart

118 ix. Olivia

27. Margaret Jane MACDOWELL. Born on Oct 24, 1863. Margaret Jane died in Providence R.I. on Dec 28, 1936; she was 73.

Margaret Jane married Edward TARBOX.

They had one child:

119 i. Anthony

28. Agnes Graham Elliott MACDOWELL. Born on Jan 2, 1868.

Agnes Graham Elliott married Roderick MACLEOD.

They had the following children:

120 i. Annie Evtar

121 ii. Margaret

122 iii. Alexander

123 iv. John

124 v. Hessell

125 vi. Daniel

126 vii. Lottie

127 viii. Howard

128 ix. James

129 x. Sankey

130 xi. Cassie

131 xii. Wallace

132 xiii. Pearl

133 xiv. Bertha

29. Anne Glover MACDOWELL. Born on May 16, 1870.

Anne Glover married Walter E. HAZARD.

They had the following children:

134 i. Walter Alexander

135 ii. Helen

30. John* Biggar MACDOWELL. Born on Saturday, November 22, 1873 in Rose Valley, Or Grenville, P.E.I. John* Biggar died in Fredericton. on Thu, Apr 25, 1968; he was 94. Buried in Buried Pleasant Valley P.E.I. Occupation: Occupation Farmer Carpenter.

On Oct 21, 1904 when John* Biggar was 30, he married Catherine Jane TROWSDALE.

They had the following children:

136 i. Alexander Rev. (1912-1989)

137 ii. Winnifred* Corinne (1906-)

138 iii. Dorothy* Matilda (1908-)

139 iv. Irene* Seamans (1919-1920)

140 v. Samuel Melburn* (1917-)

31. Elizabeth MACDOWELL. Born on Aug 29, 1878. Elizabeth died on May 11, 1964; she was 85.

Elizabeth married Percy W. CROZIER. Born in 1888. Percy W. died in 1944; he was 56.

They had the following children:

141 i. Wyvel

142 ii. Grace

143 iii. Jim

144 iv. Jean

32. Spurgeon* MACDOWELL. Born in 1879.

33. Joanna Biggar MACDOWELL. Born on Sep 1, 1861. Joanna Biggar died on Jun 4, 1880; she was 18.

34. Two Other Children Died As Infants MACDOWELL.

35. Belinda MACDOWELL. Born on Jul 5, 1896. Belinda died in 1932; she was 35.

36. John MACDOWELL. Born in 1863 in Northern Ireland.

37. Olivia MACDOWELL. Born on Jul 25, 1865 in P.E.I. Olivia died on Apr 24, 1918; she was 52.

On Feb 11, 1885 when Olivia was 19, she married John WEBB, in Alberton P.E.I. John died on May 21, 1955.

They had the following children:

145 i. Elsie

146 ii. Ella

147 iii. Ivan

148 iv. Russell

149 v. Louisa

150 vi. Alvin

151 vii. Lesley

152 viii. Hattie

38. Harriet J. MACDOWELL. Born on Jan 1, 1870 in P.E.I. Harriet J. died in 1933; she was 62.

Harriet J. married James H. JELLY. Born in 1857. James H. died in 1933; he was 76.

They had the following children:

153 i. INFANT (-1881)

154 ii. Lawrence (1893-1900)

155 iii. Olivia (1905-1906)

156 iv. Chapman

157 v. Sadie

39. Henry Charles MACDOWELL. Born on Jan 1, 1873 in P.E.I.

Henry Charles married Anne Maria (Ida) SILLIKER, daughter of William SILLIKER & Clara FROST.

They had the following children:

158 i. Lillian (Lily) (1892-)

159 ii. William (1898-)

160 iii. John Spurgeon (1900-)

161 iv. Clara Eleanor (1902-)

162 v. Mabel Jane (1904-)

163 vi. Alice Mabel

164 vii. David

165 viii. Louise

166 ix. George

167 x. Bob

168 xi. Richard

169 xii. Ida (Known As Little Ida)

170 xiii. Jim

40. Emma Lily MACDOWELL. Born in 1875 in Pei.

Emma Lily married Sandy MACPHERSON.

They had the following children:

171 i. Elva

172 ii. Alvin

41. William Daniel MACDOWELL. Born on Jan 1, 1878 in P.E.I. William Daniel died in Weymouth, Mass on Mar 3, 1965; he was 87. Occupation: Daniel & Lillian Owned A Nursing Home Which Lillian Operated Until 1982 When She Sold It And And Returned To Their First Residence In Weymouth Mass Where They Lived Since Coming There In 1911.

William Daniel first married Mary Lucetta* SILLIKER, daughter of William SILLIKER & Clara FROST. Mary Lucetta* died on Apr 1, 1909.

They had the following children:

173 i. Daniel Roy (1908-)

174 ii. Hattie

175 iii. Herman

176 iv. Melvin

177 v. Emma Lily (1900-1910)

178 vi. Bertha

In 1911 when William Daniel was 32, he second married Lillian MACQUARRIE. Born in 1893 in Enmore PEI. Lillian died on Jan 14, 1985; she was 92.

They had the following children:

179 i. Elsie

180 ii. Florence

181 iii. Alice

42. Alice Ann MACDOWELL. Born on Nov 12, 1858 in PEI. Alice Ann died in Millvale, P.E.I. on Feb 19, 1924; she was 65.

Alice Ann married Daniel Alexander HILL.

They had the following children:

182 i. William Ira (1879-1913)

183 ii. Ezmeralda (Ezzie) Alice (1882-)

184 iii. Flora Ellen (1884-)

185 iv. John Spurgeon (1887-1960)

186 v. Daniel Herman (1889-)

187 vi. Harriett Mildred (1896-)

188 vii. Marion Belinda (1899-)

43. Ezzie MACDOWELL.

44. George Thomas MACDOWELL. Born on Jun 7, 1866 in Saaint John N.B. George Thomas died on Jul 12, 1943; he was 77.

On Jun 26, 1906 when George Thomas was 40, he married Clara Anne CASSIDY. Born on Sep 20, 1867. Clara Anne died in Gagetown, N.B on Aug 16, 1965; she was 97.

They had the following children:

189 i. Frances Jean (1909-)

190 ii. Nellie Elizabeth (1911-)

45. William HILL.

46. John* Eldon MACDOWELL. Born on Wednesday, August 30, 1871 in Margate P.E.I. John* Eldon died in It Is Not Known When He Died Or Where He Is Buried.

47. Edward Everett* MACDOWELL. Born on Wednesday, March 5, 1873. Edward Everett* died in Onoka,Alta on Oct 3, 1955; he was 82.

On Jun 27, 1906 when Edward Everett* was 33, he married Jennifer Gertrude (Jennie) CURRIE, in Dewinton Alta. Born on Oct 7, 1881 in Ulverton P.Q. Jennifer Gertrude (Jennie) died in Ponoka,Alta on Jul 30, 1939; she was 57.

They had the following children:

191 i. Edith* May (1907-)

192 ii. Albert Ernest* (1909-)

193 iii. Robert Everett (Bob) (1912-1994)

194 iv. Mary Jane* (1915-)

195 v. Arthur Clifford* (1918-1995)

48. Samuel* Rodd MACDOWELL. Born on Sunday, September 6, 1874 in Margate, P.E.I. Samuel* Rodd died on Sun, Jun 15, 1930; he was 55. Buried in South Portland Me.

Samuel* Rodd first married Ellen ?. Ellen died on May 16, 1907.

They had the following children:

196 i. Richard Earl (A)

197 ii. Marion Grace (1909-1966)

Samuel* Rodd second married Loretta LETTIMORE. Loretta died on May 29, 1927.

They had the following children:

198 i. Ethel

199 ii. Geraldine

200 iii. Richard (A)

201 iv. Marion* Grace (1909-1966)

49. Arthur* Wellington MACDOWELL. Born on Wednesday, July 19, 1876 in St. Eleanors P.E.I. Arthur* Wellington died in Summerside, P.E.I. on Thu, Mar 12, 1970; he was 93.

On Sep 25, 1901 when Arthur* Wellington was 25, he married Melissa* Gertrude MACDONALD, daughter of Robert Hamilton MACDONALD & Dorcas* Ann BOUNDY, in ST. Eleanors P.E.I. Born on Wednesday, September 22, 1880. Melissa* Gertrude died in Summerside, P.E.I. on Feb 22, 1967; she was 86.

They had the following children:

202 i. Arthur Eric* (1902-1988)

203 ii. Bertha Lillian* (Jim) (1904-1970)

204 iii. Gertrude* Pearl (Bill) (1910-1998)

205 iv. George* Ferno (1913-1986)

206 v. Davida Jean* (1918-1974)

207 vi. Charles Laing* (1920-)

50. Ella* May MaCDOWELL. Born on Friday, February 22, 1878 in Summerside, P.E.I. Ella* May died in Kelowna on Fri, Jan 21, 1949; she was 70.

On Jan 1, 1920 when Ella* May was 41, she married George INGLIS. Born in Inverness Scotland. George died on Jun 2, 1942 in Kelowna.

They had no children.

51. Willard* Allan MACDOWELL. Born on Friday, June 30, 1882 in Summerside, P.E.I. Willard* Allan died on Sat, Aug 9, 1969; he was 87.

On Sep 4, 1907 when Willard* Allan was 25, he married Annie May MURRAY, in St Eleanors. Annie May died on Jul 24, 1946.

They had the following children:

208 i. David Leslie (1909-)

209 ii. Allan Murray (1913-1982)

210 iii. Kenneth Waldo (1914-1986)

211 iv. Helen Frances* (1916-)

52. Leonard* Walmer MaCDOWELL. Born on Saturday, December 19, 1885 in Summerside, P.E.I. Leonard* Walmer died on Thu, Mar 4, 1943; he was 57.

On Sep 19, 1923 when Leonard* Walmer was 37, he married Florence Agnes NEAL.

They had the following children:

212 i. Dorothy Jean (1925-)

213 ii. Marjorie Doris (1930-)

53. Wendell* Morton MACDOWELL. Born on Oct 21, 1889 in Summerside, P.E.I. Wendell* Morton died in South Portland. on Tue, Mar 29, 1977; he was 87.

On Mar 7, 1916 when Wendell* Morton was 26, he married Rose Ann McBRADY, in Portland Me. Rose Ann died on Jul 4, 1971.

They had the following children:

214 i. Helen May (1916-1917)

215 ii. Catherine* Dorothy (1918-)

216 iii. Wendell* David (Wendy) (1920-1993)

217 iv. Leonard* James (1921-1984)

218 v. Virginia Anne (1925-1991)

219 vi. John* Arthur (1927-1985)

54. Annie Ethel* MaCDOWELL. Born on Wednesday, September 14, 1892 in Summerside, P.E.I. Annie Ethel* died on Tue, Apr 21, 1981; she was 88.

No Children.


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