Church Records Letter O

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John O'Brien & Adeline Brown

 

John - so [of] Edward

 

Marriage, Nov. 20, 1878:

John O'Brien, 24, born Buffalo, N.Y., fisherman

Adeline Brown, 21, born Canada - Charles, her father, is in church record but is not in

census. They probably came to the Island after the 1870 census & left before the 1880.

There are two baptisms, Feb. 1876 & July 1878.

 

Bapt., Sept. 16, 1879:

Agnes O'Brien, Sept. 8, 1879

Parents: John O'Brien & Adeline Brown

 

Same parents:

Florence Beth O'Brien, Dec. 5, 1881

Anna Laura O'Brien, Mar. 6, 1884 - died Nov. 22, 1887, age 3 1/2 years

Charles W. O'Brien, Nov. 14, 1888

 

Died:

Adeline O'Brien, July 2, 1937, wife [of] John O'Brien (church - all there is).

...age 79-10-14, senility; married; born Canada; [parents] Charles Brown & Julia

Bush[?] (Charlevoix).

 

 

Martin O'Brien & Ann Boyle

 

[Martin is called] Matthew in Charlevoix record. Born in Wisconsin.

 

Bapt., Feb. 25, 1894:

Jesta Veronica O'Brien, Feb. 17, 1894

Parents: Martin O'Brien & Ann Boyle

 

 

O'Donnell

 

Died:

Hannah O'Donnell, Feb. 25, 1878, age 57, born Co. Donegal.

Bridgit O'Donnell, Aug. 28, 1879, age 100, born Aranmore.

Ann O'Donnell, Aug. 27, 1879, age 20, born B.I..

John O'Donnell, Dec. 16, 1893, age 68, born Aranmore - "Johnny the Rat"?

 

 

Anthony O'Donnell & Hannah O'Donnell

 

Anthony - "Salty"

 

Died:

Hannah O'Donnell, Feb. 25, 1878, age 57; born Co. Donegal (church).

Anthony O'Donnell, Jan. 9, 1912, age 96, general debility (church).

...Jan. 10, 1912, age 96-5-26; widower; St. James Twp..

...born Ire.; farmer; parents Hugh O'Donnell & Bridget Green

(Charlevoix).

 

 

Anthony O'Donnell & Sophia O'Donnell

 

The one on King's Highway.

 

1864 church membership:

Anthony O'Donnell P P 36

Mrs. O'Donnell (Sophia), 35

Bridgit O'Donnell, 15 - married White Dan

Daniel O'Donnell, 12

Peter O'Donnell, 8 - married Mary Maloney, June 17, 1894; died Dec. 7, 1912

Ellen O'Donnell, 4 - married Pat McDonough, Feb. 11, 1890

Francis O'Donnell, 4 - Sept. 26, 1862

Mary Ann O'Donnell, 2 - Aug. 18, 1864

Marriage, Jan. 12, 1870:

Daniel Green, 28, born Ire., fisherman

Bridget O'Donnell, 18, born Ire.

[Witnesses:] John Kelly & Ellen Boyle

 

Same parents:

Michael O'Donnell, June 22, 1866

Anthony O'Donnell, Oct. 18, 1867 - lost on Clifton

Joseph O'Donnell, Aug. 20, 1869 - married Annie Roddy Rua; died Jan. 23, 1926, age

56-11-17, tabes dorsolis

Charles O'Donnell, Mar. 10, 1874 - never married; died about Dec. 25, 1946, about 70, found

dead at home frozen - the one at the Shamrock.

 

Died:

Anthony O'Donnell, Mar. 31, 1893, age 64 (church rec.).

...age 66-5-6, apoplexy; father ______, mother not given.

Sophia O'Donnell, July 2, 1902, old age (church).

...age 74, paralysis; widow; born Ire.; parents Mike O'Donnell & Bridgit Gallagher

(Charlevoix).

 

 

Bernard O'Donnell & Margaret Curran

 

[In] 1870 census. Barney's Lake.

 

1864 church membership:

Bernard O'Donnell + 27

Margaret (Curran) O'Donnell + 26

Mary ? O'Donnell, 9

John O'Donnell, 7 - married Ona (Big Emma), daughter [of] Big Biddie

Frank O'Donnell, 5 - died Dec. 1935, age 76-7-7, "senility, partial obstructions"; single; born

Canada; farmer

Daniel O'Donnell, 3 - married Bella Daugherty, June 23, 1885

Patrick O'Donnell, 2 - [born] Sept. 20, 1862; died Nov. 7, 1895, age 33, typhoid fever

Anthony O'Donnell, an infant - [born] May 24, 1864; died June 17, 1947 in convalescent

home (church).

 

Bapt., Feb. 26, 1866:

Ann O'Donnell, born Feb. 24, 1866

Parents: Bernard O'Donnell & Margaret Curran

 

Same parents:

Margaret O'Donnell, Nov. 22, 1869

James O'Donnell, Nov. 16, 1871

Thomas O'Donnell, Nov. 14, 1873 - died Sept. 24, 1876, age 4 years

Elizabeth O'Donnell, Dec. 15, 1873 - married Peter McCafferty, Jan. 15, 1893

Johannah O'Donnell, Jan. 19, 1878

Emma O'Donnell, [birthdate] blank, but in year 1881

Catherine O'Donnell, Nov. 21, 1883 - married Thaddeus Fowle, Oct. 31, 1928, in Chicago

 

Died:

Margaret O'Donnell, Nov. 28, 1883 (note - 7 days after birth of Catherine), age 44; born Ire..

Bernard O'Donnell, June 19, 1906, age 76, paralytic stroke; born Ire. (church).

...Bonvid O'Donnell, June 22, 1906; widower; parents Anthony O'Donnell & Hannah

Gallagher (Charlevoix).

 

 

Charles O'Donnell & Grace Gillespie

 

Charles - "Charlie Strack"

 

1864 church membership:

Charles O'Donnell, 40

Mrs. O'Donnell (Grace Gillespie) + 35

Charles O'Donnell, 7 - married Mary Gallagher, Jan. 31, 1887

Mary O'Donnell, 4

Grace O'Donnell, 11/12 - [born] Aug. 31, 1863; married Anthony McCafferty, Jan. 7, 1891

Bapt., June 15, 1865:

Catherine O'Donnell, born July 5, 1865

Parents: Charles O'Donnell & Grace Gillespie

 

Same parents:

John O'Donnell, Sept. 30, 1868 - "Johnny Og," sometimes called "Johnny Strack"

 

Died:

Charles O'Donnell, Feb. 5, 1895, age 70; born Aranmore (church rec.).

...age 67-5-18, Bright's disease.

Grace O'Donnell, July 20, 1895, age 68, paralysis; widow; born Ire.; parents unknown (this is

in [Charlevoix] Co. records - not in church rec.).

 

 

Charles O'Donnell & Mary Gallagher

 

Charles - son [of] Charlie Strach

 

Marriage, Jan. 31, 1887:

Charles O'Donnell, 29, born Canada, farmer

Mary Gallagher, 25, born Ire. (I can't find her)

 

Bapt., Nov. 18, 1887:

Charles S. O'Donnell, Nov. 17, 1887

Grace Teresa O'Donnell, Dec. 21, 1891

 

 

Daniel O'Donnell & Mary

 

Daniel - Lably

 

Bapt., April 19, 1868:

Ann Margery O'Donnell, April 16, 1868

Parents: Daniel O'Donnell & Mary O'Donnell

 

Same parents:

Francis O'Donnell, Dec. 10, 1869

Elizabeth O'Donnell, May 10, 1872

John O'Donnell, Aug. 22, 1874 - died Feb. 26, 1899 in Charlevoix, age 25-7-0, heart disease;

single; parents Dan & Mary O'Donnell

 

Died:

Daniel O'Donnell, Feb. 12, 1906, age 79-7-6, old age; born Ireland (church rec.).

...age 77-6-12, heart failure; married; born Ire.; farmer; parents Daniel & Ellen

O'Donnell (Charlevoix).

Mary O'Donnell, Aug. 1, 1920, age 85, old age; widow; born Ire.; parents Mike O'Donnell &

Bridget McCauley (Charlevoix, church very incomplete).

 

 

Daniel B. O'Donnell & Belle Daugherty

 

Daniel - son [of] Barney of Barney's Lake

 

Marriage, June 23, 1885:

Daniel O'Donnell, 23, born B.I., farmer

Bella Daugherty, 19

Bapt., Aug. 2, 1885:

James O'Donnell, July 25, 1885 (they just made it)

Parents: Daniel O'Donnell & Belle Daugherty

 

Same parents:

Willliam O'Donnell, Aug. 28, 1886

Margaret O'Donnell, Feb. 25, 1888

Bernard O'Donnell, May 24, 1889

Mary Elizabeth O'Donnell, July 2, 1893

Francis O'Donnell, Oct. 4, 1894 - married Helen McDonough, in Detroit, April 1, 1933

Teresa O'Donnell, July 4, 1897

Daniel O'Donnell, Nov. 14, 1898

 

Died:

Mrs. Dan B. O'Donnell, Nov. 15, 1944, age 79.

Isabelle O'Donnell, Nov. 16, 1944, age 78-0-10, apoplexy; born Ire.; [parents] William

Daugherty & Mary Boyd.

Dan B. O'Donnell, Jan. 4, 1946, age 84, age & heart trouble (church).

 

 

Daniel F. O'Donnell

 

In 1860 he was living with his mother Susan. Anthony's brother.

In the 1870 census the nearest one is a Daniel with a wife Grace & a baby Anna, age 2; did the 1 st 2 babies die?

1864 church membership:

Daniel F. O'Donnell

Mrs. O'Donnell (Grace Gallagher)

Susanna, baby

Marriage, Feb. 8, 1864:

Daniel O'Donnell, 26

Grace Gallagher, 24 - I don't know who she is - daughter of the "widow Gallagher" in

church records?

[Witnesses:] James McCauley & Stella Gallagher

 

Bapt., April 24, 1865:

Susan O'Donnell, born April 16, 1865

John Sullivan1

Parents: Dan O'Donnell & Grace Gallagher

 

Same parents:

Ann O'Donnell, June 6, 1867

Peter Gallagher & Ellen Boyle2

 

 

"Farragut" O'Donnell & Mary Boyle

 

[Note: he is listed only under this given name in the Biographical cards as well]

 

From letter of Johnny Maloney's to newspaper - "When Admiral Farragut ran the blockade on Aug. 1, 1864, an Islander was at the wheel of his flagship."

This man was 32 at the time.

He has just moved from Pennsylvania, having lived there since about 1868. (See census card for wife & children.)

 

 

Bapt., April 18, 1880:

Peter O'Donnell, April 3, 1880

Parents: Farragut O'Donnell, 50, & Mary Boyle, 31

 

 

Francis O'Donnell & Grace Malloy

 

Marriage, Jan. 22, 1871:

Francis O'Donnell, 41, born Ire., fisherman

Grace Maloy, 35, born Ire. - Edward Martin's widow

[Witnesses:] Owen Boyle & Ann Gillespie

 

Bapt., May 5, 1872:

Michael O'Donnell, April 19, 1872

Parents: Francis O'Donnell & Grace Malloy

 

Same parents:

Hannah O'Donnell, Mar. 6, 1874

 

 

James O'Donnell

 

(None in census fits.)

 

1864 church membership:

James O'Donnell P + 25

Bridget O'Donnell P + 28

Mary, baby

Marriage, Aug. 18, 1862:

James O'Donnell, 22

Bridget O'Donnell, 25

[Witnesses:] John Dunlevy & Bridget ?

 

 

James O'Donnell & Bridgit O'Donnell

 

1864 church membership:

James O'Donnell

Mrs. B. O'Donnell (Bridgit)

Rose O'Donnell

Mary O'Donnell

James O'Donnell

Bessie O'Donnell

Con O'Donnell

Charles O'Donnell

John O'Donnell

- ages are blank; there is a puzzle over ages, see census card

 

1870 census:

Rose, 8

Mary, 6 - there is a different entry that fits here - Mary O'Donnell, father

James; mother, date, & sponsors blank

James, 4

Bridgit, 2

Cornelius, 4/12

 

Bapt., Aug. 2, 1863:

Rose O'Donnell, July 24, 1863 - died Dec. 2, 1901, age 36-3-15, in childbirth; born Ire. a

mistake?

Parents: James O'Donnell & Bridget O'Donnell

- see above, Mary

 

Same parents:

James O'Donnell, Dec. 1, 1866

Bridgit O'Donnell, Aug. 23, 1868

Cornelius O'Donnell, May 7, 1870

John O'Donnell, May 22, 1872

 

Died:

Bridget O'Donnell (McCauley), Nov. 15, 1891, age 66; born Aranmore.

- this may not fit here.

 

 

James O'Donnell & Catherine Gallagher

 

James - "Shamus Colum"

 

Bapt.:

Francis O'Donnell, Sept. 21, 1862

Parents: James O'Donnell & Catherine Gallagher

 

Same parents:

Patrick O'Donnell, Feb. 28, 1865

Bridgit O'Donnell, May 19, 1867

John O'Donnell, June 6, 1869

Ellen O'Donnell, April 18, 1871

Catherine O'Donnell, Sept. 5, 1873

 

 

John O'Donnell

 

There is a possibility this is Johnny Mahane, but the census shows no child D. this age. Did he die? There is a gap of six years in children at this time. His wife was Bridgit Boyle.3

 

 

Bapt., Oct. 22, 1863:

D. O'Donnell - died Aug. 11, 1865

Parents: J___ O'Donnell & Bridgit Boyle

 

Same parents:

Michael O'Donnell, Dec. 25, 1866

Mary O'Donnell, Dec. 28, 1869

Gracy O'Donnell, Feb. 12, 1871 - died Nov. 4, 1893, age 23, consumption

 

 

John O'Donnell

Marriage, April 23, 1878:

John O'Donnell, home? S___ Point, Mich., 22, born Ire., farmer

Bridgit Boyle, 20, born Canada - daughter [of] Hugh & Ellen Boyle

Bapt., Mar. 25, 1881:

Hugh O'Donnell, Mar. 23, 1881

Ann O'Donnell, April 18, 1882

Same parents:

Cecilia O'Donnell, Feb. 14, 1884

 

 

John O'Donnell

 

Marriage, Jan. 27, 1890:

John O'Donnell, 31, born Canada, farmer

Catherine Gallagher, 21, born Ire.

 

Bapt., Nov. 23, 1890:

Catherine O'Donnell, Nov. 19, 1890

Parents: John O'Donnell & Catherine Gallagher

 

 

John O'Donnell

 

I have no O'Donnell in the census with a son Cornelius. These ages [of daughters Bridget & Catherine in the church membership record] are right for Johnny Mahane. I feel sure this is right, the only John O'Donnell in the church roll of 1864.

 

1864 church membership:

John O'Donnell

Mrs. O'Donnell (Bridgit? - if Johnny Mahane)

Bridget O'Donnell, 12 - 18 in 1870 [census]

Cornelius O'Donnell, 7 - 13 in 1870 [census]; John in census?

Charles O'Donnell, 6 - 12 in 1870 [census]; Joseph in census?

Catherine O'Donnell, 4 - 10 in 1870 [census]

Bapt., Oct. 22, 186?:

D. O'Donnell, died Aug. 11, 1865

Parents: J___ O'Donnell & Bridgit Boyle

 

Same parents:

Michael O'Donnell, Dec. 25, 1866

Mary O'Donnell, Dec. 28, 1869

Gracy O'Donnell, Feb. 12, 1871 - died Nov. 4, 1893, age 23, consumption

 

Died:

John M. O'Donnell, July 5, 1906, age 88-11-15, old age; married; farmer; parents Hugh

O'Donnell & Rose O'Donnell.

- I think this is Johnny Mahane

Brigitte O'Donnell, [no death date given], age 86, old age (church).

Bridgit Boyle, age 87, old age; widow; born Ire.; parents not given.

 

 

John O'Donnell & Bridgit Gallagher

 

In the census. He is the right age to be the son of the widow who married "Salty" O'Donnell.

 

Bapt., Jan. 13, 1883:

Neal O'Donnell, Jan. 6, 1883

Parents: John O'Donnell & Bridgit Gallagher

 

 

John O'Donnell & Ona Boyle

 

John - son of Barney of Barney's Lake; Ona - "Emma Big Biddie."

Marriage, Nov. 26, 1881:

John O'Donnell, 24, born Canada, [occupation] blank

Ona Boyle (Emma), 27, born Ire. - daughter [of] Big Biddie

 

Bapt., Oct. 15, 1882:

Francis O'Donnell, Oct. 13, 1882

Parents: John O'Donnell & Emma Boyle

 

Same parents:

Margaret Boyle,4 Nov. 25, 1883 - [mother rec. as] Ona Boyle here

Edward Boyle, Aug. 8, 1885 - Emma here

Mary Boyle, May 1, 1887 - Emma here

Bernard Boyle, May 31, 1889 - Una here

Bridgit Boyle, April 1, 1890 - died Nov. 14, 1894, "enteritis"

Anna Boyle, Jan. 8, 1895

Patrick Boyle, May 18, 1897

 

 

John B. O'Donnell & Mary Boyle

 

Buried:

Benjamin J. B. O'Donnell, Jan. 14, 1921, no age given, typhoid; parents John B. O'Donnell &

Mary Boyle (church).

- I think this [the father] is Johnny Strack or Johnny Og.

 

 

Michael O'Donnell & Ann O'Donnell

 

Michael - "Darkey Mike"; Ann - "Nangog."

 

Marriage, Sept. 24, 1863:

Michael O'Donnell, 21

Sarah Battersea, 22 - Darkey Mike's 1 st wife?

[Witnesses:] Bernard O'Donnell & Anna Vaughy

 

Evidently married Nangog in 1886 (from 1900 census).

 

Bapt., April 26, 1888:

Anthony O'Donnell, Feb. 24, 1888

Parents: Michael O'Donnell & Ann O'Donnell (Nangog)

 

 

Michael F. O'Donnell & Mary Gibson

 

Michael - son of Susan ("Shugie"), brother of Anthony on King's Highway.

Mary (Margaret) - daughter of Robert & Julie Scally.

 

Marriage, Jan. 17, 1871 (2 nd marriage):

Michael O'Donnell, 23, born Ire., storekeeper

Margaret Gibson, 18, born N.Y. - died Jan. 1, 1903, in Grand Rapids

[Witnesses:] Owen O'Donnell & Catherine McCauley

 

He was 1 st married to Hannah Gallagher. She died May 4, 1868; born Rutland; age lost in record.

 

Bapt., April 26, 1868:

Michael O'Donnell, April 23, 1868

Parents: Michael O'Donnell & Hannah Gallagher

 

Bapt., Oct. 6, 1871:

Robert Daniel O'Donnell, Oct. 4, 1871

Parents: Michael O'Donnell & Mary (Margaret) Gibson

 

Same parents:

Francis O'Donnell, Nov. 2, 1873

William O'Donnell, July 6, 1875 - died? Feb. 13, 1877

Julia Mary O'Donnell, Sept. 2, 1877

Charles O'Donnell, Dec. 16, 1879

Bertrand Allen O'Donnell, Dec. 31, 1881

Walter James O'Donnell, Sept. 13, 1884 - became a priest, the 1 st to be ordained from B.I.;

died 1963

Susan Mary O'Donnell, Jan. 11, 1887

Alice O'Donnell, born 1895 in Alpena

 

1 It is not clear who he is - a godfather or sponsor perhaps.

2 Doesn't indicate their role, perhaps godparents.

3 The rest of this entry is crossed out, but very lightly, only three lines for all.

4 These seven children are all listed with the last name of Boyle but probably meant to record them as O'Donnell.