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Dowling, John Wesley

Male 1853 - 1939


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  • Name  Dowling, John Wesley 
    Born  15 Jul 1853  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  A960CD8F4E0E4194914F644651E7AF010868 
    Died  3 Mar 1939  Cleveland - Cuyahoga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  6 Mar 1939  Highland Park Cemetery - Cleveland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1755  Patty McKinley's Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2009 

    Father  Dowling, Joseph 
    Mother  Maria 
    Family ID  F773  Group Sheet

    Family  Coulter, Rachel M,   b. 19 May 1853, Marion Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1934, Cleveland - Cuyahoga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Nov 1876 
    Notes 
    • United States Federal Census 1880 Scott Twp Marion Co., OH Enumeration District 98 Roll T9-1046 Page 163
      Dowling Wesley age 27 Farmer born in IL both parents born in PA wife Rachel age 27 born in OH Father born in PA Mother born in OH daughter Elma age 2 born in OH
      United States Federal Census 1910 1-Wd Akron Summit Ohio Series T624 Roll 1233 Part 1 Page 12A
      Norton James P age 32 born in OH both parents born in OH Undertaker wife Burdean(?) age 31 born in OH Father born in IL Mother born in OH married 5 years Father-in-law Dowling John W age 56 born in IL parents born in PA Own Income wife Rachel age 56 born in OH both parents born in OH married 34 yrs
      United States Federal Census 1920 Lordstown Trumball Co., OH Roll T625- 1443 Page 5A Enumeration District 284
      Dowling JW age 66 born in IL both parents born in PA Farmer wife Rachel age 66 born in OH both parents born in OH
    Children 
     1. Dowling, Elma
    Family ID  F772  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1907 MARION COUNTY, OHIO HISTORY
      JOHN W. DOWLING, (Scott Township) a vigorous, enterprising young man, born July 15, 1853. in Illinois, whose parents, Joseph and Maria Dowling, were natives of Pennsylvania. At ten years of age, he came to live with John Hill, of this township, with whom lie remained until twenty-three, when he was married, November 28, 1876. to Miss Rachel Coulter, daughter of J. H. and Mary A. Coulter. They have one child, Elma. In 1881. he purchased forty-eight acres near the center of the township, paying $63 per acre. He is worth all of $4,000. For the past five years, Mr. D. has been renting 220 acres of Madison Monnett, which, by industry and frugality, is paving him finely. Both himself and wife are exemplary Christians. He is an Elder of the Disciple Church.

      Marion Weekly Star 1886 November 27
      J.W. Dowling, assignee of J.H. Coulter, returned order to sell land at private sale. An order to sell land at public sale was issued.
      Marion Weekly Star 1887 February 26
      Jno. W. Dowling, assignee of Harvey Coulter, filed report of sale of real estate.
      Marion Daily Star 1888 August 11
      J.W. Dowling, assignee of J.H. Coulter, filed first account.
      Marion Daily Star 1891 September 18
      INEXCEUSABLE CARELESSNESS
      The Assignee of the J.H. Coulter Estate Short in His Accounts
      John W. Dowling, of Crawford County, was brought into probate court here Thursday to make some explanations in regards to his actions as assignee of the estate of J.H. Coulter, who made an assignment at Caledonia in 1886. Dowling had not filed an account in the probate court for three years, not withstanding he had $3500 in his possession that had not been accounted for. Creditors naturally became anxious to know what had become of that amount. The probate judge repeatedly cited to assignee into court and notified him to file an account, but he paid no attention to this whatever. Consequently, application was made for his removal, which was done recently and G.C. Rinker appointed trustee of the estate.
      The bondsmen of Dowling were awakened in the matter and today succeeded into getting him into court, where he made the excuse of ignorance for his actions, notwithstanding his notification from the court. Of the $3500 he accounted for $2100 in vouchers, receipts and cash, but could make no explanation of what had become of the remaining $1100. Motion was made by his attorney, Monnett, of Bucyrus, to have the probate judge open up the assignees account so that he could obtain credit for the amount accounted for, but this has not been done as yet, being a question of authority with the court.
      Dowlings actions are a surprise with his friends, and are criminal, whether from ignorance or not is a question. At any rate his surities are in for it to the tune of about fourteen hundred dollars at the least calculation.

      Information obtained from pilot.familysearch.org Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
      Name: John Wesley Dowling
      Titles:
      Death date: 03 Mar 1939
      Death place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
      Birth date: 15 Jul 1853
      Estimated birth year:
      Birth place: Iowa
      Age at death: 85 years 7 months 10 days
      Gender: Male
      Marital status: Widowed
      Race or color: American
      Street address: 12015 Woodland Ave.
      Occupation: Retired
      Residence:
      Burial date: 06 Mar 1939
      Burial place: Highland Park
      Cemetery name:
      Spouse name: Rachel Coulter
      Father name: Tom Dowling
      Father titles:
      Father birth place: Pennsylvania
      Mother name: (Unknown)
      Mother titles:
      Mother birth place: Pennsylvania
      GSU film number: 2023678
      Digital GS number: 4122485
      Image number: 3199
      Reference number: fn 14862
      Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953