1.1.4 James O'Donnell


James A. O’Donnell


May 9, 1883 in Sandhill, Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Patrick O’Donnell and Bridget McLoughlin


·         12 brothers and sisters, see parents sheet for all names


·         Married Catherine Killeen September 28, 1928.  Cuyahoga Co. Vol. 0136 Page 0342


·         Mary

·         Josephine m: A. Julio Martinez

·         James F. m: Jill


·         December 29, 1967 in Garfield Hts., Ohio

Birth and Baptism

·         James was baptized in Newport Chapel, birth listed as May 9, 1883.  Godparents were Thomas McLoughlin and Celia McLoughlin.

Immigration & Naturalization

·         Immigrated to the USA in 1912 (according to 1930 census)

Census Records

·         In the 1901 Burrishoole census, James is living with his parents and 9 siblings in house #1 in Sandhill. James is 14 (b: ~ 1887) and is in school.

·         1910 not found

·         1920 not found

·         In the 1930 US census, James A. O’Donal is living with his wife Catherine at 10405 Plymouth Ave. in Garfield Hts., Ohio in a house that he owns which is worth $13,000. He is 42 years old, was married when he was 40, and was born in Ireland as were his parents.  James immigrated in 1912 and is naturalized.  He is an installer for the telephone company. Catherine is 32 years old, was married when she was 30, and was born in Ireland along with her parents.  She immigrated in 1927 and is not employed.

Military Records

Served in WWI

·         Name: James A. O'Donnell
Serial Number: 3363431
Race: W Residence: 5163 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, O.
Enlistment Division: National Army
Enlistment Location: Columbus Barracks, O.
Enlistment Date: 22 Jun 1918
Birth Place: Ireland Birth Date / Age: 26 1/12 Years
Assigns Comment: Medical Department Base Hospital 51 to 3 May 1919; Base Hospital 91 to Discharge Private, first class 1 Oct 1918. American Expeditionary Forces
9 Aug 1918 to 1 Aug 1919. Honorable discharge 7 Aug 1919. Volume #: 13

City Directories


Church Records

·         St. Therese Parish, Garfield Hts., Ohio

Death Records

·         Buried Jan. 2, 1968 in Calvary Cemetery


From the Cleveland Press Jan. 1, 1968

·         O'Donnell. James A. O'Donnell, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Killeen), dear father of Mary, Mrs. A. Julio Martinez (Josephine), James F., brother of Frank, Mrs. Nora Moran, Mrs. Kate McHale, Eileen, Patrick C., and the late Mary, Elizabeth, Martin, Mrs. Jane Roski, and grandfather, late residence, 10409 Plymouth Ave., Garfield Heights, O. Friends received at James P. Mullaney Funeral Home, 9811 Miles Ave. Funeral Mass Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1968, St. Therese Church, at 10 A. M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Please make contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Visiting Hours Sunday And Monday 2-5 And 7-10 P. M.


·         Installer for the telephone company



·         Sandhill

·         10409 Plymouth Ave., Garfield Hts., Ohio

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