James Patrick Donovan

#516, (12 March 1849 - 2 March 1940)
RelationshipFather of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan (bt 1817 - 1822 - 1910)
Mother*Johanna Carroll (1821 - 1882)
Collection of Doris Rehm Hartnett

Family

Margaret Alice Campion b. 1860, d. 1947
Children 1.____ Donovan
 2.____ Donovan
 3.Alexander Reginald Donovan20 (1877 - 1877)
 4.Mary Ellen "Nellie" Donovan (1879 - 1942)
 5.Percy J. Donovan+ (1881 - 1960)
 6.Mary Donovan21 (1885 - c 1886)
 7.John Lawrence Donovan+22 (bt 1887 - 1888 - 1913)
 8.Marion Donovan (1889 - 1968)
 9. Anna Margaret Donovan+23 (1897 - 1943)
He was a rock blaster, stonecutter, dynamiter and steam driller. He worked on the construction of Grand Central Terminal in N.Y. and the Grand Concourse in The Bronx. 
Birth*12 March 1849He was born on 12 March 1849 at Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickB.1 
Baptism4 July 1849He was baptized on 4 July 1849 at Chapelle de la baie du Chimogoui, Shemogue, Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickB.2 
1851He appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan and Johanna Carroll at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickB, age 2; neis. FitsGerald, Corbit, Canady, Dillihunt, Pat'k Hennessey, Odonnel, Carrol.3
1861He appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan and Johanna Carroll at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickB, age 12; nei. William and Norah (Donovan) Hogan.4
1871He appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan and Johanna Carroll at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickB, age 22.5 
Marriage*21 November 1876He married Margaret Alice Campion, daughter of Alexander Campion and Margaret Breen, on 21 November 1876 at St. Mary's Church, Souris, Prince Edward Island.6
circa 1880He and Margaret Alice Campion migrated to New York, New York, circa 1880.7 
10 June 1880He and Margaret Alice Campion appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 at 556 West 49th Street, New York, New York.8
1881He and Margaret Alice Campion lived in 1881 at 525 W. 46th Street, New York, New York.9 
21 October 1884He was naturalized on 21 October 1884 at New York; declaration of intention.10
1888He and Margaret Alice Campion lived in 1888 at 531 W. 48th St, New York, New York.11 
2 October 1888He was naturalized on 2 October 1888 at 531 W. 48th Street, New York, New York; petition for naturalization.12
1 June 1905He and Margaret Alice Campion appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at 1780 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, New YorkB.13
22 April 1910He and Margaret Alice Campion appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 at 1207 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, New YorkB.14
20 January 1920He and Margaret Alice Campion appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 at 3068 Perry Avenue, New York, Bronx, New YorkB.15
12 April 1930He and Margaret Alice Campion appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at 306 Hutchinson Boulevard, Mount Vernon, Westchester Co., New YorkB; h/h of Michael Ward.16 
1937He and Margaret Alice Campion lived in 1937 at 630 East Lincoln Avenue, Apt. 2D, Mount Vernon, Westchester Co., New YorkB.17 
Death*2 March 1940He died on 2 March 1940 at 114 Second Avenue, Pelham, Westchester Co., New YorkB, at age 90.18,19
Burial*5 March 1940He was buried on 5 March 1940 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester Co., New YorkB.18 
ChartsAncestors of Anna Margaret Donovan

Citations

  1. [S44] "Mom's Stories," (MS; Crestwood, New York), month and day from Mom; Collection of Vincent W and Donna F Hartnett.
  2. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Shemogue [Chimogoui, St-Barthélemi], Cte Westmorland, 1813-1855 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1849...B29, Patrick James "On the 4th July I have baptized Patrick James [sic], lawful son of Florence Sullivan [sic] and of Johannah Carroll of Cape Torment. -Sponsors Jeremiah Crow-Johanna Carroll-." Img 87/150, later numbered p. 122. Online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Florence Dunivan (39), farmer (prop.), Irish, b. in colony [wrong]; Johanah (29), Irish, b. in colony; see Shediac p. 52 for parents of Florence.
  4. [S80] 1861 New Brunswick Province Census. Florence (39), b. Ireland, farmer, proprietor; Johanna (40), b. NB [from AutomatedGenealogy].
  5. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. Florence "Dunavan" (51), b. Ireland, Catholic, farmer; "Joanha" (50), b. NB, Catholic.
  6. [S34] Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888, online FamilySearch.org, Patrick James Donovan and Margaret Alice Campion. by Banns, witnesses John Campion and Eliza. Campion; Rev. D.F. McDonald [clergyman at St. Mary's] officiating. Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888, Marriages 1871-1878, page 314 , image 160.
  7. [S520] VWH.
  8. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. James (31), rock blaster, b. Canada, parents b. Ireland, unemployed 4 months in the census yr; Alice (20), keeping house, b. and father b. Canada, mother b. Ireland; Nellie (1); John Cronan (26), brother-in-law, stone cutter, unemployed 3 months in the census yr; Margaret Cronan (24); John Campion (23), brother-in-law, grocery clerk.
  9. [S151] Trow's New York City Directory, Vol. XCV, for the year ending May 1, 1882 (11 University Plave, NY: The Trow City Direcory Company, 1882), [James] Patrick Donovan, stonecutter, home 525 W. 46th Street (p. 417); John Cronin, stonecutter, home 592 11th Avenue (p. 340).
  10. [S706] New York Petitions for Naturalization, 1794-1906, microfilm (negative), National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 85, online Ancestry.com, Superior Court NY County, bundle 412, record no. 33; includes file cover (33), declaration of intent (33A) 21 Oct 1884 and petition for naturalization (33B) 2 Oct 1888. ARC no. 5324244, record group 85. James P. Donovan, res. 531 W. 48th St., occ. "Steam driller", sworn to by John McNamara, laborer, res. 547 W. 48th St., that James P. Donovan has resided in the U.S. for the continued term of five years, at least.
  11. [S423] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, online Ancestry.com, Donovan James, blaster, h 531 W. 48th. Trow's New York City Directory, vol. CI for the Year ending May1, 1888, p. 496, img. 502.
  12. [S706] New York Petitions for Naturalization, 1794-1906, online Ancestry.com, Superior Court NY County, bundle 412, record no. 33; includes file cover (33), declaration of intent (33A) 21 Oct 1884 and petition for naturalization (33B) 2 Oct 1888. ARC no. 5324244, record group 85. James P. Donovan, res. 531 W. 48th St., occ. "Steam driller", sworn to by John McNamara, laborer, res. 547 W. 48th St., that James P. Donovan has resided in the U.S. for the continued tem of five years, at least.
  13. [S31] 1905 New York State Census. James P. (55), b. Canada, in U.S. 37 yrs., Supt. Laborers; Alice (45), b. Canada, in U.S. 26 yrs; both citizens. Note: while the data column asks for number of yrs. in the U.S., it appears that the entries are for age when entered U.S.
  14. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. James C. (52), b. and parents b. Canada, imm. 1866, natlzd, contracting superintendent; Alice C. (50), b. and parents b. Canada, imm. 1880, 9 children, 5 living; Marion (21), Anna (13), John E. (grandson, 2); Michael Berry (33), b. Austria; Nelly D. (30), b. Canada.
  15. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. James (67, contractor), Alice (59) (both b. and parents b. in Canada), Anna (dau, 21, steno), John (grandson, 12), Michael P Ward (son-in-law, 33, auditor), Marion (27).
    James and Alice imm. to US 1879, naturalized 1888.
  16. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. James P. (81, married at 27, B. and parents b. Canada), Alice (70, married at 17, b. and parents b. Canada); in household of Michael Ward.
  17. [S248] Polk's City Directory R. L. Polk & Co., Mt. Vernon, NY, 1937, p. 141; Donovan Jas P (Alice C), res.
  18. [S703] The Pelham Sun, Pelham, N.Y.
  19. [S14] The New York Times, New York, N.Y.
  20. [S33] Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885, Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Queens Co., Prince Edward Island. Online FamilySearch.org.
  21. [S215] New York Births and Christenings 1640-1962 index, online FamilySearch.org, "Mary Donevan; Manhattan; father James Patrick Donevan; mother Margt. Alice Campin Donevan."
  22. [S31] 1905 New York State Census. age 17.
  23. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census.