JOHN DOWD married Catherine Ellen GALLAHER or GALLAGHER. Not sure of time or place but the children of this marriage were: RAYMOND, MARYANN, NORA, PATRICK (born abt. 1858, Wadesville, Schuylkill County, PA.) and ELLEN.
Patrick is my direct line. He married Harriett MEIGHAN (sometimes spelled Meehan) in 1883 in Centrailia, PA. Harriett was born in Coal Castle, Schuylkill County, PA. After his death about 1892, Harriett Meighan-DOWD came to Philadelphia, PA. Children were:
JOHN CHARLES DOWD, b. July 01, 1884...(Margaret GILLISPIE was a sponsor at the christening along with a John HANDERHAN at St. Edwards Church, in Excelsior, Pa. The priest was Father Koch.
RAYMOND DOWD December 1885
THOMAS VINCENT DOWD February 08, 1888
HELEN FLORENCE DOWD March 09, 1890 (Helen DOWD married MICHAEL MULDOWNEY in 1911, in Phila. PA. St. Francis Xavier Parish.
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