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

Edward Manning Downie
Born about in Margaretsville, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at about age 70 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Edward was born in Margaretsville, Nova Scotia, around 1832.

He married Rebecca about 1854 in Nova Scotia, Canada; there is a marriage record[1] for Edward Manning marrying Rebecca Tupper in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada on Jan 1854; the 1900 Census reports they had been married 44 years, for an estimated marriage year as 1856.

In 1900 Edward and Rebecca are living with their daughter Louisa and her husband in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.[2] [3]

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." The 1900 census gives the date of entry into the United States as 1866.

In the 1870 Census he is listed as a Ship Carpenter in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.[4]

In the 1880 Census Edward is listed as Manning and his occupation is Carpenter; he is shown residing in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.[5]

He passed away at about the age of 69 in 1902 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. [6] 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. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HKDS-HQMM : 1 February 2020), Edward Manning, 1854.
  2. Year: 1900; Census Place: Haverhill Ward 4, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: 641; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0298; FHL microfilm: 1240641Image
  3. "United States Census, 1900", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9RS-3XV : Sun Sep 17 15:34:44 UTC 2023), Entry for Stephen Bartlett and Louisa Bartlett, 1900.
  4. "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.
  5. Year: 1880; Census Place: East Machias, Washington, Maine; Roll: 490; Family History Film: 1254490; Page: 319B; Enumeration District: 184; Image: 0220 Image
  6. "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.

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