Tremple John Donovan1

#848, (24 January 1889 - 1947)
Relationship1st cousin of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*Lawrence Donovan1 (1861 - 1924)
Mother*Mary O'Neill1 (1864 - 1944)


Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan b. 1892, d. 1978
Children 1.Paul Ronald Donovan+11 (1920 - 2005)
 2.Mona M. Donovan1 (1922 - 2004)
 3.Robert B. Donovan1 (1928 - 1994)
Mom remembers this family and being with the three children.2 
Birth*24 January 1889He was born on 24 January 1889 at Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.3,4 
15 May 1891He appeared on the census of 15 May 1891 in the household of Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, as John, age 2; (also David or Daniel O'Neil (18), boarder.)5 
20 April 1901He appeared on the census of 20 April 1901 in the household of Lawrence Donovan and Mary O'Neill at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (their father, written as Florence, overwritten as "Lawrence", age 83, b. August 10, 1817; son of Lawrence; 187 acres owned, one house, 9 rooms, 4 other buildings.)6 
Marriage*He married Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan.1 
12 January 1920He and Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 at 31 Walden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; EnD 549, SD 4, Sh 2B.7 
10 April 1930He and Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at 67 Lonsdale Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG; EnD 13-443, SD 13, Sh 11B; ward 16, block 15; neighbors Mary O'Neill Donovan, George Montgomery.8 
15 April 1940He and Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan appeared on the census of 15 April 1940 at 69 Lonsdale Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG; nei. mother Mary, sibs Stanley and Florence.9 
26 April 1942He registered for the military draft on 26 April 1942 at Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.10 
Death*1947He died in 1947.1 


  1. [S24] Donovan Family Irishtown NB Canada [Family Tree], irishroom1, owner, online
  2. [S44] "Mom's Stories," (MS; Crestwood, New York); Collection of Vincent W and Donna F Hartnett.
  3. [S136] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Moncton Bureau of Health, Cte Westmorland, Register of Births 1832 to 1897 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 26, img 26/398, no. 926; John Tremple, b. Irishtown 24 Jul 1889, father Lawrence Donovan, farmer; mother Mary O'Neil; inf. Belliveau P.P., Fox Creek NB. Hereinafter cited as Drouin: Moncton Bureau of Health, Births 1832 -1897.
  4. [S68] 1901 Canada Census. gives birth date.
  5. [S69] 1891 Canada Census. Larrance (72), wid., b. Ireland and parents b. Ireland, farmer.
  6. [S68] 1901 Canada Census. Lawrence (39), b. NB Dec 25, 1861, farmer; Mary (36), b. NB April 27, 1864.
  7. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Tremple J (30), b. New Brunswick, imm. 1910, machinist; Matilda (26), b. New Brunswick, imm. 1919, alien.
  8. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Tremple J. (40), renter, b. Canada, m. at 29, foreman machine shop; Mattie E. (37), m. at 27, b. Canada, imm. 1919, alien.
  9. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. "Trentle" (48), b. MA, superintendent grinding machine; Mattie (42).
  10. [S1277] World War II Draft Registration Cards, image viewed online or, U1966; Tremple John Donovan, res. 69 Lonesdale St [sic], Boston; age 53, b. Moncton Canada 24 Jan 1889, contact Mattie Donovan, same res., empl. Blanchard Machine Co., Cambridge, MA.
  11. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Paul Ronald Donovan, SSN 030-07-3375, b. Cambridge MA, son of Tremple J Donovan and Mattie E Donovan, d. 21 Oct 2005.