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Alfred Dowding (1860 - 1937)

Alfred Dowding
Born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 31 Dec 1888 in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Died at about age 77 in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdommap
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This profile is part of the Dowding Name Study.

The birth of Alfred Dowding was registered in the Wolverhampton district in the 1st quarter of 1860 with his mother's maiden name recorded as Murphy.[1]

1871: At Penkridge Street, Walsall Foreign, Walsall, Staffordshire:[2]

George Dowding Head Male 36 ?Reston, Dorsetshire
Mary Dowding Wife Female 35 Ireland
Alfred Dowding Son Male 11 Bilston, Staffordshire
Elias James Dowding Son Male 8 Walsall, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Dowding Daughter Female 6 Walsall, Staffordshire
William Dowding Son Male 0 Walsall, Staffordshire

Alfred Dowding, a fireman aged 27, married Elizabeth Bird, aged 21, at Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States on 31 Dec 1888 with his parents named as Elias and Mary Dowding and hers as George and Maria Bird.[3]

1901: At 57, Brindley Heath, Brereton, Lichfield, Staffordshire:[4]

Alfred Dowding Head Married Male 41 Collier Surface Boiler Minder Bilston, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Dowding Wife Married Female 34 - Bridgetown, Staffordshire
Alice Dowding Daughter Single Female 11 - United States
George Dowding Son Single Male 10 - Staffordshire
Samuel Dowding Son - Male 7 - Bromley Heath, Staffordshire
Agnes Dowding Daughter - Female 5 - Bromley Heath, Staffordshire
Alfred Dowding Son - Male 2 - Bromley Heath, Staffordshire

1911: At High Mount St Hednesford Staffordshire, Cannock, Staffordshire:[5]

Alfred Dowding Head Married Male 49 Boiler Minder Staffs Bilston
Elizabeth Dowding Wife Married Female 44 - Staffs ;Bridgeton Cannock
Alice Dowding Daughter Single Female 21 - America Pennsylvania
George Dowding Son Single Male 20 Coal Miner Hewer Staffs Hednesford
Samuel Dowding Son Single Male 18 Coal Miner Hewer Underground Labouer Staffs Hednesford
Alfred Dowding Son - Male 13 School Staffs Hednesford
James Dowding Son - Male 10 School Staffs Hednesford
Harry Dowding Son - Male 7 - Staffs Hednesford
Leonard Dowding Son - Male 4 - Staffs Hednesford
Horace Dowding Son - Male 2 - Staffs Hednesford


  1. GRO Reference: 1860 M Quarter in WOLVERHAMPTON Volume 06B Page 551
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 April 2019), Alfred Dowding in entry for George Dowding, 1871.
  3. "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 August 2020), Alfred Dowding and Elizabeth M. Bird, 31 Dec 1888; citing Marriage, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, multiple County Clerks, Pennsylvania.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2019), Samuel Dowding in household of Alfred Dowding, Brereton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Rugeley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 July 2019), Samuel Dowding in household of Alfred Dowding, Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

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