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Maurice Francis Donovan
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1871
County Waterford, Ireland
Death: Oct. 10, 1942
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Maurice Francis Donovan was born in Tallow, Waterford, Ireland in either 1871 (by his death certificate) or 1869 (as family tradition holds). He and his young wife Catherine immigrated to America aboard the first HMS Britannic of the White Star Line in 1887. He would become a bartender, mill worker and a fireman on the Priscilla of the Fall River Line (a job he probably got from his brother-in-law, Michael Ronan). He was the father of eight children: Michael (died in infancy), Mary, James Lester, John, Maurice Francis (called "Frank"), Thomas, Joseph and Helen.

His Irish heritage is a bit of a secret; he was buried with a box that no one knew the contents of, and once, when his youngest child, Helen, asked about the Irish people in their family, he supposedly responded, "We're not Irish anymore, we're American."  
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Theresa Powers Donovan (1869 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Mary Margaret Donovan (1896 - 1979)*
  James Lester Donovan (1898 - 1952)*
  John William Donovan (1900 - 1961)*
  Maurice Francis Donovan (1902 - 1960)*
  Thomas Edward Donovan (1905 - 1950)*
  Joseph Anthony Donovan (1907 - 1975)*
  Helen Louise Donovan (1911 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 18, Lot #88
 
Created by: T.S. Custadio
Record added: Oct 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16338034
Maurice Francis Donovan
Added by: T.S. Custadio
 
Maurice Francis Donovan
Added by: T.S. Custadio
 
Maurice Francis Donovan
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Rest In Peace.
- Guy Lemieux
 Added: Feb. 4, 2007
 
 
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