Paul Ronald Donovan1

#1256, (8 July 1920 - 21 October 2005)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*Tremple John Donovan1 (1889 - 1947)
Mother*Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan1 (1892 - 1978)

Family 1

Dorothy Enid Wilkinson b. 1921, d. 2005

Family 2

Nancy M Will b. 1933, d. 2016
Child 1.David Paul Donovan5 (1956 - 2001)
Birth*8 July 1920He was born on 8 July 1920 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.1 
10 April 1930He appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 in the household of Tremple John Donovan and Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan 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.2 
15 April 1940He appeared on the census of 15 April 1940 in the household of Tremple John Donovan and Matilda "Mattie" E. Duggan at 69 Lonsdale Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG, age 19; nei. mother Mary, sibs Stanley and Florence.3 
Marriage*31 March 1945He married Dorothy Enid Wilkinson on 31 March 1945 at St. Matthew's Church, Long Beach, California.4 
Marriage*circa 1955He married Nancy M Will, daughter of Carl Frederick Will and Myrtle Leone Hance, circa 1955.5 
Death*21 October 2005He died on 21 October 2005 at Bonita Springs, Florida, at age 85.1,5 
Burial*24 October 2005He was buried on 24 October 2005 at David's Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery Co., OhioG; est. date.6,5 


  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  3. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. "Trentle" (48), b. MA, superintendent grinding machine; Mattie (42).
  4. [S1730] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, online, County of Los Angeles, Book 2353, p. 97, L.B. 1237. Marriage Lid. Local No. 8888. Paul Ronald Donovan, age 24, b. MA, son of Tremple John Donovan and Matilda E Duggan, both b. Canada, U.S. Marine Corps marine radio tech.; and Dorothy Enid Wilkinson, age 23, b. MA, dau. of Wilfred Arnold Wilkinson (b. England) and Ethel Batty (b. MA), U.S. Navy naval hospital nurse; marr. 31 Mar 1945, St. Matthew's Church, Long Beach CA, by Chaplain P C Skehan
    citing Marriage records, 1871-1950 ; indexes, 1856-1950 (Los Angeles County, California); FHL microfilm 2,135,955.
  5. [S1585], online, Paul R. Donovan, age 85, formerly of Dayton, Oh passed away Friday, October 21, 2005 in Bonita Springs, FL. He was a World War II Marine Veteran serving in the 1st Division from 1938 to 1945; President & CEO of Donovan Investment Co; a former employee of Allied Technology. He was preceded in death by a son, David Paul Donovan; brother, Robert Donovan; a sister, Mona Martin.
    He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy M. Donovan of Bonita Springs, FL; 2 daughters, Allison Donovan Wantz, son, Ryan & daughter, Shannon from Centerville, OH; Pamela Truax, husband Bob, their daughters, Dara & Tiffany of Sarasota, FL; 2 sons, Greg Donovan, wife Robin, son Sean of Fort Myers, FL; Phil Donovan, wife Deidre, sons Phillip, Matt & Blake from Springboro, OH; also 3 great-grandchildren.
    He was a loving husband for 50 glorious years. He was loved by all. He was buried in his hometown of Dayton, OH.
    News-Press, Ft. Myers, FL, 13 Nov 2005.
  6. [S1628], online, share standing memorial. Donovan / Paul R 8 Jul 1920 – 21 Oct 2005 / Nancy M 23 Jan 1933 – . Davids Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery Co. OH., Sec H Lot 91. Memorial 41267583, created by and photo added by Bonecollector.