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Catherine McGroty O'Donnell
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1840
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1910
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

Catherine was born in about September 1840. She died March 14, 1910 in Stanfold Township, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, aged 69 years and 6 months and was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

It is believed that Catherine was born Catherine McGroty in Bangor, Maine around 1838 or 1840. She married John O'Donnell in 1867. John had served in the Union Navy during the Civil War aboard the USS North Carolina, USS Wabash, and USS Princeton.

In 1869 Catherine (Kate) and John were living in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts where John worked in a Woolen Mill. It was there that their two oldest children, John and Mary, were born.

By 1880 Catherine and John were living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with their children: John, Mary, Catherine, Joseph, and Susan.

Then by 1885, Catherine and John moved their family to a 160-acre farm in the Campia/Stanfold/Rice Lake, Wisconsin area. In 1900 a forest fire in the Rice Lake area destroyed the majority of the farmhouse and buildings leaving the family with only the clothes on their backs.

When Catherine passed away in 1910, John passed the farm to his son Joseph. He then lived with his daughters, Mary and Susan, until his death in May of 1918.

Catherine will always be remembered for her enduring spirit, strong sense of family, and devotion to her God and to her faith. 
Family links: 
  John McGroty (1811 - 1878)
  Mary Brown McGroty (1814 - 1886)
  John W. O'Donnell (1842 - 1918)*
  John O'Donnell (1867 - ____)*
  Ellen O'Donnell (1868 - 1868)*
  Mary Ellen O'Donnell Demers (1869 - 1966)*
  Catherine O'Donnell Kegel (1872 - 1945)*
  Joseph William O'Donnell (1875 - 1960)*
  Susan Louise O'Donnell Verhyen (1877 - 1964)*
  Rosella G O'Donnell Boury (1880 - 1935)*
  John McGroty (1839 - 1866)*
  Catherine McGroty O'Donnell (1840 - 1910)
  James McGroty (1842 - 1914)*
  David McGroty (1844 - 1886)*
  Hugh McGroty (1844 - 1868)*
  William McGroty (1854 - 1883)*
  Mary Ellen McGroty McCabe (1859 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
"May her soul rest in peace" Wife of John O'Donnell
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Linda O
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Aug 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7793082
Catherine <i>McGroty</i> O'Donnell
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Catherine <i>McGroty</i> O'Donnell
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Catherine <i>McGroty</i> O'Donnell
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Catherine O'Donnell was my great grandmother. This is in tribute to her life. Her memory lives on in all the generations that follow. She was a remarkable woman who traveled long distances and dedicated every moment to her husband John and to her children...(Read more)
- Linda O
 Added: May. 31, 2012
Mrs. Catherine O'Donnell, wife of John O'Donnell, died at her home in the town of Stanfold on Monday, March 14, at the age of 69 years and six months. The cause of death was heart failure following an attack of the grippe.

The funeral ser...(Read more)
- John Christeson
 Added: Aug. 24, 2003

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