Edward Downie
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Edward Manning Downie (abt. 1832 - 1902)

Edward Manning Downie
Born about in Margaretsville, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 70 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jun 2008
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Edward was born in Margaretsville, Nova Scotia, around 1832.

It is uncertain when or where he married Rebecca. The 1900 Census lists the Marriage year as 1856. Edward and Rebecca are living with their daughter Louisa and her husband at this time.[1]

According to Beck (Bartlett) Nally, "Edward was a mariner. Rebecca's grandfather was killed in a shipwreck. After Edward was in a shipwreck, they moved to Maine and later to Massachusetts."

In the 1870 Census he is listed as a Ship Carpenter.

In the 1880 Census Edward is listed as Manning and his occupation is Carpenter.[2]

He passed away at about the age of 69 in 1902 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. [3] He is buried in Newbury but there is apparently no headstone.

Edward's middle name, Manning, is shared with his daughter Louisa's son Hollis Manning Bartlett, and Hollis's daughter Mildred's son, Theodore Manning Whittenkraus.


  1. Year: 1900; Census Place: Haverhill Ward 4, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: 641; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0298; FHL microfilm: 1240641Image
  2. Year: 1880; Census Place: East Machias, Washington, Maine; Roll: 490; Family History Film: 1254490; Page: 319B; Enumeration District: 184; Image: 0220 Image
  3. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWXF-2YD : 10 December 2014), Edward M. Downie, 14 Jan 1902; citing Haverhill, Massachusetts, v 528 p 691, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,057,736.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6D7-51B : 12 April 2016), Edward M Downie, Maine, United States; citing p. 29, family 210, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,061.

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