This is a real long shot. My James Dow was born in Aberdeen Scotland on 3 January 1859. He was the elsdest son and the third child of James and Mary Ann Dow (nee Hobnell) married in 1854. There are 9 other siblings. This makes your James Dow about 37 years of age when he died. I am affraid that I know nothing else about this family only that my Great Grandfather is one of the siblings of James and Mary Ann DOW.