Biography of Thomas P. Dowling
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Dowling, Thomas P., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1844. He is the son of Edward Dowling who was born in Ireland and was a moulder by trade. He was killed in the battle of Gettysburg, July 4, 1863. His mother, Ann (Cassidy) Dowling, died in 1869. Thomas received his education in the public schools of Troy and went into the news business; afterwards learned the monumental trade. In 1876 he entered the employ of E. F. Rogers in the laundry isiness and in 1879 was taken as a partner, the firm name being Rogers & Dowling. In 1889 he bought Mr. Rogers's interest in the custom laundry and has carried on the business. He was appointed civil service commissioner for five years, also trustee of the Trojan H. & L. Co. December 29, 1884, he married Mary Keenan, daughter of James Keenan the contractor.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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