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  • ID: I000946
  • Name: James O'DONNELL
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: OCT 1843 in Canada
  • Death: 17 MAR 1901
  • Burial: Kenilworth RC Pioneer Cemetery
  • Reference Number: 946
  • Note:
    Again we are called upon to record the death of a former well-known settler, in fact a native of the township of Arthur, in the person of James O'Donnell, who was born on the O.S.R. on the 12th of October, 1843, where he resided until about 20 years ago. He then removed to Walpole tp. near Jarvis , Ont., remaining there for a few years, removing then to South Dakota, where he resided for the past sixteen years. His wife, was a native of Walpole township, predeceased him about 18 years. Three sons survive, two in South Dakota and one in Walpole, also one brother and one sister, John, grain merchant of Arthur, and Mrs. P. Shaughnessey on the homestead in Arthur township. The deceased had been in failing health for the past two years, the result of a fall from a horse which he was riding, and from the effects of which he never fully recovered. A little over a year ago he came to reside with his brother, John, where he got the best of care, until he passed away on Monday. The funeral took place on Friday morning at ten o'clock to St John's church, thence to the R.C. cemetery at Kenilworth, which is on the farm where deceased was born, and which was donated for the purpose by the deceased's father. A true man has passed away. [Obituary]

    NOTE: No mention of two daughters in South Dakota, or two daughters, Matilda buried in that cemetery or Gertrude who seems to have disappeared after the 1881 census.




    Father: Bryan More O'DONNELL b: 1 JAN 1796 in Co Donegal, Ireland
    Mother: Bridget DOHERTY b: MAR 1803 in Co Donegal, Ireland

    Marriage 1 Annie COWAN b: ABT. 1849 in Jarvis, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario
    • Married: 20 JUL 1868 in Caledonia, Haldimand Co, Ontario
    Children
    1. Has Children Bernard Joseph O'DONNELL b: 9 JUN 1869 in Arthur Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario
    2. Has Children Teresa O'DONNELL b: 1870
    3. Has No Children Sarah Amelia O'DONNELL b: 1872
    4. Has No Children James I O'DONNELL b: 20 APR 1875
    5. Has No Children Gertrude O'DONNELL b: ABT. 1879
    6. Has No Children Matilda O'DONNELL b: 25 JUL 1880 in Caledonia, Haldimand Co, Ontario
    7. Has Children John Miles O'DONNELL b: 8 MAY 1882 in Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario
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