Prominent among the younger members of the Oneida county bar is William F. Dowling who for four years
has successfully engaged in practice at Utica. He is a native of Oneida county, and was born at Marshall, December
18, 1877, a son of William and Ellen Dowling, both of whom were natives of Ireland. They came to America in 1860
and settled at Marshall, where the father engaged in farming.
William F. Dowling attended the common schools in his boyhood, also West Winfield Academy and Hamilton College,
graduating from the latter institution with credit in 1904. He began the study of law in the office of Theodore
L. Cross, of Utica, and continued his studies under Dunmore, Sholes, Ferris & Foley, being also for a time
a student in the offices of F. B. Adams and Curtin & Lee. In 1907 he was admitted to the bar. He had charge
of all the agricultural cases in the county for two years under Attorney General O'Malley, acquitting himself to
the entire satisfaction of that official. In general practice he has shown an intimate knowledge of law and court
procedure, which indicates thorough training and a laudable ambition to excel in whatever he may under take.
On the 10th day of June, 1907. Mr. Dowling was married to Miss Margaret Ober, of Brooklyn, New York, and of this
union two children have been born: Mildred and Gretchen B. Mr. Dowling is well considered in social circles in
Utica and fraternally is identified with the Knights of Columbus and the Red Men.
Endowed with clear perceptive powers, strong mentality and a graceful and attractive manner, and having made every
necessary preparation for his chosen calling there can be no doubt as to his continued success. He is an interesting
and forcible speaker, a good reasoner and a student and investigator who is never satisfied until he has discovered
the facts in any subject under consideration. He has many friends who take great pride in his advancement and who
will view each step in his progress with increasing gratification.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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