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John R. O'Donnell
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Birth: Jun., 1862
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1925
Pelham
Westchester County
New York, USA

John R. O'Donnell was the son of Thomas O'Donnell and Rosanna McAleer; he had a twin brother Frank and a younger brother William Charles. He was born in New York City and lost his father at an early age. By 1870 the boys were boarding with a trustee of the Roman Catholic Orphanage while their mother Rosanna was working as a clerk in a dry goods store. From these seemingly difficult circumstances, John, became a man of prominence in business and civic institutions.

John married Mary Louise Gardner 01 Jun 1885 and they were the parents of Edna, Elwood, John and Howard. John and his family moved to Pelham about 1905 where he was appointed magistrate and was called Judge O'Donnell. He was a member of the Winyah Masonic Lodge and appointed a member of the Pelham Library Board at its inception.

In business, John was associated with Arnold Constable and Lucille, Ltd., women's clothiers.

At his funeral, Rev. Otho Bartholow of the First Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon, New York, "paid high tribute to the deceased for his lovable character, his worth as a citizen and his desire to be of service to his community." 
 
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 Parents:
  Rosanna McAleer O'Donnell (____ - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louise Gardner O'Donnell (1862 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Edna G. O'Donnell (1886 - 1961)*
  Elwood Aitken O'Donnell (1894 - 1931)*
  John Roosevelt O'Donnell (1900 - 1960)*
  Howard J. O'Donnell (1901 - 1975)*
 
 Sibling:
  John R. O'Donnell (1862 - 1925)
  William Charles O'Donnell (1864 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beechwoods Cemetery
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: 834
 
Created by: Suzanne
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76406083
John R. O'Donnell
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