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The sons of John O'Donnell from in Camus, Longford, Portumna, Galway, Ireland B1903 to 1915

I am trying to find any information I can on John's sons.

Here is the family profile

JOHN O'DONNELL was born on 01 Aug 1866 in  Turkenagh, Kilkeedy, Inchiquin, Clare, Ireland. He died on 29 Mar 1952 in Camus Longford, Portumna, Galway, Ireland. He married BRIDGET EARLY. She was born on 10 Oct 1876 in Muckanagh, Portumna, Galway, Ireland. She died on 22 Aug 1923 in Central Hospital Galway City, Galway, Ireland. 
John O'Donnell and Bridget Early had the following children:

i.
THOMAS PATRICK2 O DONNELL was born on 13 Mar 1903 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

ii.
MICHAEL JOSEPH O DONNELL was born on 03 Aug 1904 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

iii.
MARY KATE O DONNELL was born about 1907.

iv.
JOHN ANTHONY O'DONNELL was born on 11 Feb 1907 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

v.
JAMES GERALD O DONNELL was born on 13 Jul 1909 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

vi.
BRIDGET FRANCES O'DONNELL was born on 25 Nov 1911 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland. She died on 08 Feb 1912 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

vii.
OWEN AMBROSE O'DONNELL was born on 10 Sep 1915 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

viii.
CHARLIE O'DONNELL was born on 22 Mar 1906 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland. He died on 23 Mar 1906 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

Charlie died in his infancy so there would not be anything further on him.

There are indications that at least one of John's sons was in England during World War II. Unfortunately I do not know which of the sons it might have been, I believe that James Gerard my have been present at his father's death in 1952. Due to the 100 year rule I am just unable to find and information about the O'Donnell boy after the birth of Owen Ambrose in 1915.

Any information would be most helpful, since I can not determine if they remained near Camus, left the area or even immigrated. 

I do know from the 1911 Census that John's in-laws lived with him and Bridget which would indicate that the house had to be larger than most in the area. It is marked as house # 7 in the 1911 Census of Camus.

Here is the list of Occupants

John O Donnell 45

Bridget O Donnell 35

Thomas Patrick O Donnell 8

Michael Joseph O Donnell 6

Mary Kate O Donnell 4

John Antoney O Donnell 3

James Gerald O Donnell 1

Catherine Early 69

Michael Early 33

Joseph Early 25

Agnes Early 22

John Early 19

Thomas Early 17

Teresa Early 12

 

Fred Jaeger

 

 

jaeger_frederick@yahoo.com

Thursday 17th May 2018, 08:51PM

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  • Hi Fred,

    Here's Mary's baptism from www.rootsireland.ie/:

    Name:Mary Cath OdonnellDate of Birth:06-Jun-1908
    Date of Baptism:14-Jun-1908Address:MeyourParish/District:EYRECOURTGender:
    CountyCo. Galway
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:O Donnell JohnMother:Early BridgetOccupation:Not Recorded
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Meaney John Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Early Katie 

    Possible death records for James & Owen:

    Name:JamesOdonnellDate of Death:09-Mar-1900
    Age:80Parish / District:DUNMOREAddress:LurganCounty:Co. GalwayStatus:WidowerDenomination:Civil Parish / DistrictOccupation:FARMERSex:Male
     

    Name:OwenMcdonnellDate of Death:01-Mar-1886
    Age:70Parish / District:PORTUMNAAddress:BracaraCounty:Co. GalwayStatus:BachelorDenomination:Civil Parish / DistrictOccupation:LABOURERSex:Male
    GraveyardInformantGraveyard:
    Relationship:OccupierParish:
    Name:Tressy AnneCounty:
    Address:Bracara

    Marriage record:

    Date of Marriage:29-Jan-1902
    Parish / District:EYRECOURT
    County:Co. Galway
    Husband: John O'Donnell Address Camas Denomination:Civil Parish Occupation:FARMER Status:Widower
    Wife BridgetEardley Address Derry  / District Civil Parish / District Spinster
    Husband's Father Michael O'Donnell Occupation FARMER
    Wife's Father ThomasEardley Occupation:FARMER
    Witness 1Michael Smith
    Witness 2 DeliaDermody
    Notes:

    Married By: LEAHY MARTIN J. PP
    AGE OF COUPLE IS RECORDED AS "FULL".

    Name:John O DonnellDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:01-Aug-1866Address:TurkenaghParish/District:SCARIFFGender:MaleCountyCo. Clare
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Michael O DonnellMother:Mary PowerOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Michael Rogers Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Jonor Hayes 

    Name:Bridget EarlyDate of Birth:08-Oct-1876

    Date of Baptism:13-Oct-1876Address:Not RecordedParish/District:FAHYGender:
    CountyCo. Galway
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Early ThomasMother:Meenehan CatherineOccupation:Not Recorded
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Meenehan Patrick Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Meenehan Bridget 

    Couldn't find siblings or parents' marriage for John

    Col

    ColCaff

    Friday 18th May 2018, 01:48AM
  • Hello Col,

    Thank you for Mary's Baptism record.

    Possible death for John is not correct he died in 1952

    Possible death records for James & Owen:are incorrect James was born in 1909 so he was not born in 1900 and Owen is O'Donnell not McDonnell and was born in 1915 so he could not have died in 1886

    The Marriage record was most helpful It indicated that John was previously married and I found the death of his first wife in 1901. I also found other shildren from other marriages in the 1901 Census

    Now here they are in the 1901 Census.

     

    Residents of a house 4 in Camus (Meelick, Galway)

    Show all information

    Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses

    O Donnell John 40 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Clare Farmer Read and write - Married -

    O Donnell Rosy 38 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Galway - Read and write - Married -

    Martin Patrick 14 Male Step Son Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Not Married -

    Martin Mary Ellen 12 Female Step Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Not Married -

    Martin Lawrence 10 Male Step Son Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Not Married -

    O Donnell Bridget 7 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read only - Not Married -

    O Donnell Annie 6 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read only - Not Married -

    O Donnell Martin 4 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway - Cannot read or write - Not Married -

    O Donnell Nora 1 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway - Cannot read or write - Not Married -

     

    Of course this will require further research on my part

     

    I already had John and Bridget's birth information but thank you for confirming this.

     

    However we did not get to the issue at hand the whereabouts of Johns sons after April 1st 1911 or their birthday

    THOMAS PATRICK O DONNELL was born on 13 Mar 1903 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

    MICHAEL JOSEPH O DONNELL was born on 03 Aug 1904 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

    JOHN ANTHONY O'DONNELL was born on 11 Feb 1907 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

    JAMES GERALD O DONNELL was born on 13 Jul 1909 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

    OWEN AMBROSE O'DONNELL was born on 10 Sep 1915 in Camas, Longford, Meelick, Portumna, Galway, Ireland.

    One of these five, one or more may have immigrated to England, my problem is I cannot find any trace of  these 5 Children

    Fred

     

     

     

    jaeger_frederick@yahoo.com

    Friday 18th May 2018, 04:37PM
  • Hi again Fred,

    I searched ancestry & Family Search for the lads but to no avail I'm afraid.

    Also tried cd Memorials of the Dead Galway & Mayo but all records are too early.

    I don't know which sources you have trie but here are a couple of suggestions: 

    The Ellis Island site is free & has emigration records

    This  www.ukcensusonline.com requires a monthly payment but has the UK Census of 1921

    Col

     

     

     

     

    ColCaff

    Saturday 19th May 2018, 12:08AM
  • Thanks for your help Col 

    Fred

    jaeger_frederick@yahoo.com

    Saturday 19th May 2018, 01:24PM