Notable


There are a lot of Dowling's with notable elements to their history in my database added over the years, I will add more of them to this page as I come across them again.

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NameLifespan
Major League Baseball Player for 13 seasons Michael Joseph Doolan (7 May 1880 - 1 Nov 1951)
Pat Dooley passenger on SS Titanic Patrick Dooley (1880 - 15 Apr 1912)
Why was our William called 'Wild Bill'? William Doolin (1857 - 25 Aug 1896)
Reputed occupier of Clonreher Castle in Laois Dowling (Abt 1500 - DECEASED)
English actress Alexandra Dowling (22 May 1990 - )
Environmentalist forester Allen planted 55 milion pine trees! Allen Dowling (1 Feb 1913 - 24 Sep 1984)
Our own Dame Ann, mechanical engineer - voted one of the 100 most powerful women! Ann Patricia Dowling (15 Jul 1952 - )
Irish actress Bairbre Patricia Dowling (27 Mar 1953 - 20 Jan 2016)
Poet & Author of "The Brigade of Fontenoy" Bartholomew Dowling (1823 - 20 Nov 1863)
Irish television celebrity; presenter Brian Patrick Robert Dowling (13 Jun 1978 - )
What unusual family did our Bridget marry into? Bridget Elizabeth Dowling (3 Jul 1891 - Nov 1969)
British officer shot dead in Irish War of Independence Charles Milne Cholmeley Dowling (Bet Apr and Jun 1891 - 21 Nov 1920)
Significant American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. First Bishop of Des Moines, second Archbishop of St Paul and Minneapolis. Daniel Austin Dowling (6 Apr 1868 - 29 Nov 1930)
Our Denis is the Dowling link into inventor Thomas Edison's family. Dennis Dowling (Abt 1776 - 2 Jan 1839)
World War 1 - Christmas and our Father Ned Edward Dowling (16 Dec 1884 - 7 Jun 1960)
Forget the Hollywood 'Great Escape' nonsense - Our Eric was the real World War 2 'Digger'! Eric Perry Dowling (22 Jul 1915 - 21 Jul 2008)
WW2 Australian pilot heroics. G L Dowling ( - DECEASED)
Henry was a Ship Steward on board HMS Victory during the Victorian era Henry Dowling (Bef 25 Sep 1815 - DECEASED)
Sport: American Professional Baseball Pitcher arguably completed a game as a no-hitter Henry James Peter Dowling (15 Jul 1876 - 30 Jun 1905)
Sir James Dowling Kt, born in England became Australia's top Judge! James Dowling (25 Nov 1787 - 27 Sep 1844)
Famous Uileeann Piper after who the "Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Traditional Festival" is names James Dowling (1938 - Nov 2008)
Died of Covid 19 in the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 James Keith Dowling (Bet Oct and Dec 1941 - 18 Apr 2020)
Hero dies in air crash James Patrick Dowling (30 Dec 1920 - 14 Feb 1956)
Dowling Jester from the Old Time Music Hall era James Sampson Dowling (Apr 1882 - 1914)
Author of The Claddagh Boatman Jeremiah J Dowling (Bef 4 Mar 1830 - 1906)
Popular English actress of the 40's & 50's who met a tragic end. Joan V Dowling (6 Jan 1928 - 31 Mar 1954)
RAF hellicopter "Ace" who after daring rescue operations placed the spire on Coventry Cathedral! John Reginald Dowling (5 Jul 1923 - 28 Jul 2000)
Significant and prolific silent movie actor Joseph Johnson Dowling (4 Sep 1850 - 8 Jul 1928)
Our Joseph Patrick was one of the last prisoners of the 'Tower of London', what would you have done in his position? Joseph Patrick Dowling (18 Mar 1886 - 1 Aug 1932)
Tragedy of beautiful Katie treated inappropriately for her health condition - we can all do better than this. Katharine Mary Dowling (17 Dec 1989 - 27 Apr 2016)
Romance & Drama - Our globetrotting princess from Wellington! Margaret Dowling (23 Dec 1884 - 21 Aug 1966)
You must visit Mary Yolanda, and remember... Mary Yolanda Dowling (22 Jul 1955 - 11 Sep 2001)
Matthew part of the legal team for the 1798 Irish Rebellion and himself a prisoner Matthew Dowling (1756 - Bef 22 Mar 1805)
Don't know much about our Michael but he fought at Waterloo - how notable do you need to be? Michael Dowling (1777 - 22 Mar 1876)
Brutally murdered on his way home from the fair in 1838 Maryborough Michael Dowling (Abt 1813 - 5 Jun 1838)
So little known about this Dowling who was a slave P R Dowling ( - DECEASED)
From Galway, Dick Dowling became a Confederate officer in the US Civil War at the battle of Sabine Pass! Richard William Dowling (Bef 14 Jan 1837 - 23 Sep 1867)
WW1 Prisoner of War accused of treason after landing on the coast of Ireland from a German submarine. One of the last prisoners in the Tower of London! Robert J Dowling ( - DECEASED)
Knighted Vice-Admiral of the Royal Australian Navy Roy Russel Dowling (28 May 1901 - 15 Apr 1969)
Significant Laoisman, Annalsit and Grammarian from 1544! Thady Dowling (1544 - 1628)
Police Officer Killed as a result of active service Thomas Dowling (20 Jun 1877 - 4 Jun 1921)
Captain Thomas Dowling took on the US Government to fight his claim for Goat Island... they built the Golden Gate on it and didn't pay him a cent! Thomas Henry Dowling (1804 - Abt 1870)
If you like cat drawings our Victor is your artist! Victor J Dowling (21 Apr 1906 - Oct 1963)
Supreme Court Judge Victor James Dowling (20 Aug 1866 - 23 Mar 1934)
Irish hard working actor & director Vincent Gerald Betrand Dowling (7 Sep 1929 - 10 May 2013)
William Henry Dowling fell at the Battle of Inkerman in 1864 William Henry Dowling (4 May 1825 - 5 Nov 1854)
William Paul on trial for treason to the Queen as a member of the Chartist movement for reforms we accept today as the norm William Paul Dowling (1824 - 3 Aug 1877)
Soldier of the 32nd of Foot awared TWO Victoria Crosses for gallantry at the Siege of Lucknow William Richard Dowling (1827 - 17 Feb 1887)
Possibly the first female alderman / councillor in Bolton with a hospital ward named after her Anne Elizabeth Entwhistle (18 Dec 1872 - 15 May 1947)
Eddie Dowling was such a superstar on Broadway he's here even though he took his mother's name for a stage name! Joseph Nelson Goucher (11 Dec 1889 - 18 Feb 1976)
Died of Covid 19 in the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 Mary Hickey (1958 - 30 Apr 2021)
Actor/singer/social media "star" with 1.7 million daily subscribers and nearly 62 million "likes" on his Tiktok account (ID: "p4perback" ) Ethan Lepetit
"Artist At Home" Famous American painter of Oregon landscapes Colista Murray (1878 - 16 Oct 1968)
Hollywood glamour actress, sister of Doris Constance Smith (24 Jul 1920 - 28 Oct 1969)
Hollywood glamour actress who married musician Artie Shaw, sister of Constance Doris Smith (15 May 1923 - 18 Jun 2004)
A lovely story for Vera Dowling nee Strodl, a Danish Pilot. Vera Elsie Strodl (16 Jul 1918 - 11 Jan 2015)