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Denis DONOVAN

Male 1823 - 1887  (64 years)


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  • Name Denis DONOVAN 
    Born 1823  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 28 Apr 1863  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • arriving from Liverpool England in steerage on the ship Albion. Denis was listed on the ship's manifest as a farmer.
    Occupation listed as a laborer.  [3
    Died 08 Oct 1887  [1
    Buried Lot 18, West Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4  Donovan
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2007 

    Family Margaret (--?--),   b. Jul 1819, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1923  (Age ~ 104 years) 
    Married Abt 1855  [4
    Census 10 Jun 1870  Dwelling #181, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Margaret could neither read nor write at this point.
    Census 04 Jun 1880  #1 French Square, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Household includes: Dennis (59), Margaret (59), Catherine (17), Dennis (16), John (14), Honora (9), Patrick (7). Denis is listed improperly as Dennis. He is a laborer.
    Children 
     1. Catherine (Kitty) DONOVAN,   b. Jul 1862, County Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1920  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Denis John DONOVAN,   b. 1864, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1885  (Age 21 years)
     3. John Joseph DONOVAN,   b. 22 Jul 1866, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1951, 32 Payson Avenue, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Honora DONOVAN,   b. Nov 1869, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Patrick Francis (Parky) DONOVAN,   b. Sep 1872, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Denis Donovan & Family 1896
    Denis Donovan & Family 1896
    Albion (1861)
    Albion (1861)
    ALBION 1861 / ALBANO 1880

    The Albion was a 900 gross ton ship, length 245ft, beam 29ft, iron hull, with a clipper bow. There was accommodation for 24-1st, 16-2nd and 365-steerage class passengers. The ship was launched in February 1861 and used in the lucrative Atlantic crossing trade carrying passengers fleeing from the potato famine in Ireland and the harsh economic conditions in England. It was this ship that carried Denis Donovan, his wife Margaret and daughter Catherine in steerage to America arriving in New York City on April 28, 1862.

    In 1880, the Albion was renamed the Albano. In September 1897, the ship was wrecked in the Gulf of Bothnia near Kemi, Finland while on a passage between Trelleborg and Neder Kalix in ballast.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] E-Mail, Albert F. Donovan, Jr to David V. Freeman 8 Feb 2003.

    2. [S12] Ship Pass List, New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891, Line 38, Roll 227, List 343.

    3. [S7] 1870 Fed'l Census, (1870), MA, Suffolk, Boston, Ward 2, Roll M593-641, Pg 505, Image 370.

    4. [S0]

    5. [S13] 1880 Fed'l Census, (1880), MA, Suffolk, Boston, ED 676, sht 15, roll 556, FHF #1254556, pg 376.3, img 0414, hse 74, fam 150; Dennis (sic) Donovan household data accessed 22 Aug 2007.



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