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Jean Buchan Downie

Female 1889 - 1977  (87 years)


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  • Name Jean Buchan Downie 
    Born 5 July 1889  Rosehearty, Pitsligo, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 April 1977  West Chester, Chester County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jean emigrated to the U.S. (Philadelphia) in 1909 through Ellis Island. There were nine children in the family. She was the second child to emigrate, following by two years her older brother James Sim Downie who paid for her passage. The rest of Jean's family (three younger brothers and three younger sisters along with her father and mother) emigrated (also through Ellis Island) in 1914. The eldest child, a female, remained and married in Scotland.

      Ellis Island record:
      First Name: Jeanie
      Last Name: Downie
      Ethnicity: Scotland, Scotch
      Last Place of Residence: Rosehearty, Scotland
      Date of Arrival: Aug 29, 1909
      Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: F Marital Status: S
      Ship of Travel: Columbia
      Port of Departure: Glasgow via Moville
      Manifest Line Number: 0014
      no occupation stated
      nearest relative in UK father John Downie, Dingwall St, Rosehearty
      final destination Philadephia, PA
      joining brother (who paid for passage) James Downie, 3417 Howell St, Philadephia, PA
      place of birth Rosehearty, Scotland

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      Returning to PA, USA in 1916 with children Evelyn Reid H & Andrew H
      appear to live in Narbeth, PA and had also lived in Philadelphia
      see file with images of ship Manifest

      That trip (where they returned 10 Oct 1916 through Ellis Island) was where Jean Buchan Houliston took daughter Evelyn and brother Andrew (third child Craig wasn't born yet) back to Scotland to show off her family to the Scottish relatives. Not sure how long they were there. They went to Rosehearty but not sure if they went to Edinburgh -- although suspect they did because there were many more Houliston relatives in Edinburgh than there were Downie ones in Rosehearty. A relative in Rosehearty in the late 1970's (Margaret Simpson) remembered that visit.
      A couple of interesting items about the Cameronia I (there was also a Cameronia II). In early 1917, she was commandered by the British as a troop ship and sunk by a German submarine on April 15, 1917, in the Mediterranean. <http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=came1>
      In 1915, Cameronia also had an interesting connection to the Lusitania per the following:
      <http://rmslusitania.info/pages/cameronia.html>
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      1920 USA census:
      Geo M Houliston 32 immigrated 1907 Landscape gardener
      Jean 30 immigrated 1909
      Evelyn 7 born PA
      Andrew 5 born PA
      Craig 2 born PA
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      1930 USA census:
      George Houliston 42 age at 1st marriage 24 immigrated 1906 Landscape gardener
      Jean 40 age at 1st marriage 22 immigrated 1909
      Evelyn 17 born PA
      Andrew 15 born PA
      Craig 12 born PA
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      Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢ U.S. Social Security Death Index 30 September 2000
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      Jean HOULISTON
      Birth Date: 5 Jul 1889
      Death Date: Apr 1977
      Social Security Number: 174-50-4289
      State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Pennsylvania

      Death Residence Localities
      ZIP Code: 19380
      Localities: W Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania
      West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania
    Person ID I5517  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 December 2006 

    Father John Downie,   b. 1 August 1863, Rosehearty, Pitsligo, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Annie ?,   b. about 1864, Rosehearty, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1970  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse George McIntosh Houliston,   b. 25 November 1887, St Andrew, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 January 1956, Brandenton, Mantee County, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 July 1911  Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Evelyn Reid Houliston,   b. 26 July 1912, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 September 2003, Chester, Delaware County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +2. Andrew Houliston,   b. 17 September 1914, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 September 1999, Middletown, Dauphin County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Craig Houliston,   b. 13 March 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 June 1993, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F398  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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