|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1864|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1949|
New York, USA
Pulaski Democrat, Thursday, September 1, 1949
John Donovan Dies At Richland
John A. Donovan, 85, died at his home in Richland, shortly after noon Tuesday, following an illness of several months. He suffered a stroke on June 6 from which he failed to recover.
Private funeral services will be held from the family home, Friday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Ray R. Williams, of Pennellville, former pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be made in the Richland cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience.
Mr. Donovan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Donovan, two sons, Elliott of Port Ontario and Omar Donovan of Canandaigua; two daughters, Mrs. James Widrig and Miss Mary Donovan of Richland; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles Kent, Pulaski and several nieces and nephews. His youngest son, Warren, died in 1917.
Mr. Donovan was born Feb. 23, 1864, in Suydenham, Ontario, Canada, the son of John and Mary Valliere Donovan, and came to Centerville in 1865. In 1901 he moved to Richland where he has lived since.
He was married to Miss Frances Noyes, Dec. 23. 1896, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in December, 1946. In his early life he worked as a mason foreman on the old R. W. & 0. division of the New York Central. When the Selkirk Shores State Park was first built up, he supervised the construction of the original log buildings there. In later years, until his retirement from active work, he was employed at roofing and carpentry work.
Frances E. Noyes Donovan (1870 - 1952)*
Avis D. Donovan Widrig (1898 - 1993)*
Omar H Donovan (1905 - 1974)*
Mary L. Donovan (1907 - 1968)*
Warren F. Donovan (1908 - 1917)*
New York, USA
Created by: Tanner
Record added: Mar 04, 2012
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