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LEO GEORGE DOWLER (1877-1921)
MARY ANN LIVINGSTON (1885-1970)

(Last Updated: November 21, 2017)

 

Leno Leo George DOWLER was born Sep 13, 1877 in Kingston, Ontario, son of Henrietta Augusta LEADER and Richard Armstrong DOWLER (1831-1903).

 

In the 1891 census Leo was 13 years old and living with his parents in Pittsburgh, Ontario (NE of Kingston).

 

Calgary
1901

 

In the census of 1901 we find the 25 draughtsman, Leo DOWLER, a lodger in the Calgary household of household of Nettie and Edward CLARKE (b-1860).

 

Marriage to Mary Ann LIVINGSTON
1904

 

On Aug 1, 1904 Leo married Mary Ann married Mary Ann LIVINGSTON in Calgary, daughter of Jane Mary HOWSE and Samuel Henry Harkwood LIVINGSTON (1831-1897) from Ireland. ** MORE ABOUT SAMUEL LIVINGSTON

 

Calgary's Grand Story

 

Census of 1906 in the City of Calgary: Leo DOWLER, age 30 (born in Ontario); wife Mary, age 21 (born in AB) and baby son, Percy.

 

Census of 1911 in Calgary (428 Boulevard West): Leo DOWLER, Architect, age 30; wife Mary, age 26. Children: Percy (age 5), Etta (3), Denis (2) and Richard (age 1).

 

From the Book ‘Calgary’s Grand Story’ by Donald B Smith: Over eighty tenants occupied offices on the second, third and fourth floors. On the second floor on the 1st Street side, right at the south end, architect Leo DOWLER, originally fron1 Kingston, Ontario, established his office. He had just helped to de­sign Sr. Barnabas, a new Anglican church on the north side of the river, in the new Hill Hurst district. Several years earlier he had married into one of the oldest families in country, his wife being Mary LIVNGSTON, one of the fourteen children of Irish ­born Sam LIVINGSTON, an original homesteader, and his English Metis wife, Jane HOWSE LIVINGSTON. Mary DOWLER's grandfather was the fur trader Joseph HOWSE, a contemporary of David THOMPSON's, and her grandmother a Cree woman named Mary.

 

Census of 1916 in Calgary (428 Boulevard): George DOWLER, Architect, age 38; wife Mary, age 31. Children: Percy (age 10), Etta (9), Dennis (7), Richard (6), Frank (4), Mabel (2) and baby Marian.

 

Census of 1921 in Calgary (2306 15 St W): Leo DOWLER, Architect, age 42 (born 1879 in Ontario); wife Mary, age 36 (born 1885 in AB). Children: Percy (age 15), Etta (14), Dennis (12), Richard (11), Frank (9), Graela (7), Marian (5), Nora (3) and Dora (age 3).

 

Around 1936 son Percy married Mary Elizabeth JAMIESON, daughter of Margaret May CAMERON and Clarence Edward JAMIESON (1880-1956).

 

Comments and queries at this link: FORUM FOR DISCUSSING THE LEO GEORGE DOWLER FAMILY

 

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Children:
1. Oct 1, 1905 PERCY EDWARD DOWLER (m. Mary Elizabeth JAMIESON)
2. 1907 ETTA DOWLER
3. 1909 DENNIS LIVINGSTONE DOWLER (m1. Agnes ALSGARD); m2. Marion SWANK)
4. 1910 RICHARD DOWLER        
5. Mar 12, 1912 FRANK DOWLER (m. Muriel GILLESPIE)
6. 1914 MABEL (GRAELA) DOWLER
7. Jan 31, 1916 MARIAN DOWLER (m. Samuel HANSEN)
8. 1918 NORA or DORA DOWLER
9. 1918 DORA DOWLER


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