John O'Rourke

Birth Name John O'Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death about 74 years, 4 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about February 1861 County Down, Ireland   1a
Baptism February 6, 1861 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a 2

Kilbroney Parish Register, Baptisms
Feb 6, 1861
John of James Roark and Mary Hughes
Sp: Edward Farrell and Catherine Hughes

Census April 5, 1891 Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England John Sloan Household 1a
Event Note

1891 Census Cheshire, England
RG12; Piece: 2891; Folio: 58; Page: 21;
Civil Parish: Tranmere
Municipal Borough:
Sub Dist: Tranmere Birkenhead
at 6 Croxteth Street Court

John Sloan 45, general laborer, born Co. Down
Catherine Sloan 32, born Co. Down
Bernard Sloan 12, born Co. Down
Mary Sloan 10, born Co. Down
Teressa Sloan 7, born Co. Down
Eliza Sloan 6, born Co. Down
John J Sloan 3, born Cheshire, Tranmere
Charles Sloan 8/12, born Cheshire, Tranmere
Elizabeth Killen, 55, Visitor, single, living on own means, born Co. Down
John Rourke 28, boarder, general laborer, born Co. Down
Richard Quinn 20, boarder, general laborer, born Co. Down

next door at 5 Croxteth Street Court
Denis Sloan, 53, gauger for ships, coal, born Co. Down
Ann Sloan, 33, born Cheshire, Birkenhead
Mary Sloan, 5, born Cheshire, Tranmere
James Sloan, 4, born Cheshire, Tranmere
Ann Taylor, 64, mother in law, widow, living on own means, born Co. Down

Census March 31, 1901 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England   3a
Event Note

1901 Census of England
31 March 1901
Civil Parish: Birkenhead
Borough: Birkenhead
Ecclesiatical Parish: Holy Trinity
County: Cheshire
Reg. Dist: Birkenhead; Sub-reg. Dist: Birkenhead
Ward of Municipal Borough: part of Grange
ED 12, household schedule number 256, RG13; Piece: 3389; Folio: 130; Page: 41

at 219 Market Street, 4 rooms

John Rourke, 38, ["coal heaver" crossed out], worker, born in Ireland
Mary Rourke, 33, born in Ireland
James Rourke, 8, born in Cheshire Birkenhead
John Rourke, 6, born in Cheshire Birkenhead
Wilfred Rourke, 4, born in Lanes Liverpool
Mary Rourke, 2, born in Lanes Liverpool

Immigration April 27, 1907 New York, New York, United States   4a

SS Teutonic, departed Liverpool April 17, 1907, arrival April 27, 1907

Rourke, Rosa, 37, widowed, domestic, last resided: Bootle
Rourke, Mary, 8,

Rourke, John, 40, laborer, last resided: Liverpool
Rourke, Mary, 35, wife
Rourke, James, 14, child
Rourke, John, 11, child
Rourke, Wilfred, 9, child
Rourke, Mary, 8, child
Rourke, Ellen, 2, child

All Irish, citizens of Ireland, who last resided in England. Destination of all: Cousin James Cunningham, Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington.

Census April 18, 1910 Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, United States at 2738 Humboldt St 5a
Event Note

1910; Census Place: Bellingham Ward 2, Whatcom, Washington; Roll: T624_1673; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0325; (at
at 2738 Humboldt St
April 18, 1910

John O'Rourke 48, married once for 18 yrs, born in Ireland, parents also, alien status, street worker
Mary O'Rourke 41, married once for 18 yrs, 5 children, 5 alive, born in Ireland, parents also,
James F O'Rourke 17, born in England, lumber mill
John A O'Rourke 15, born in England, lumber mill
Wilfred H O'Rourke 13, born in England
Mary A O'Rourke 11, born in England
Aileen C O'Rourke 6, born in England

all arrived in 1907.

Residence 1932 Seattle, King County, Washington, United States   6
Death February 5, 1935 Lake Burien, King County, Washington, United States   7a 6

Washington State Death Records
Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Washington State Death Records
County: Statewide

Da Reference Number: {630C4CB5-0769-4C05-B413-ADC37A40B69A}
Image Number: 1262
Document Number: 7
First Name: John
Last Name: O'Rourke
Date Of Death: 5 Feb 1935
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Father Name: James O'Rourke
Mother Name: Mary
Batch Id: 276638
Batch Locality: Washington, United States
Death Place: King, Washington
Mother Name Gn: Mary
Spouse Name: Mary O'Rourke

Burial February 9, 1935 Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, United States   6
Event Note

(unknown newspaper)

John O'Rourke is Buried from Saint James Cathedral

Final rites for John O'Rourke, 73-year old member of St. Francis' parish at Seahurst, were held Saturday at St. James' Cathedral. ... graveside services at Calvary.

... passed away at his home at Lake Burien Tuesday, Feb. 5, following an illness of six weeks' duration.

Born in Ireland on February 6, 1862, ... spent his boyhood in the Couty Down. ... went to England when a young man and after spending a number of years in Liverpool, he brought his family to the United States in 1907 and settled in Bellingham where he lived for a quarter of a century. In 1932, Mr and Mrs O'Rourke moved to Seattle.

... a staunch Catholic ... helped make possible the erection of the Assumption Church in Bellingham.

Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs Mary O'Rourke of Lake Burien, three sons, James F and John A, both of Seattle, and Wilfred H of Bellingham; two caughters, Mrs Mary Rothermel of Seattle and Mrs Eileen C Paynton of Lynden, and nine grandchildren.

image of obituary posted at O'Rourke Family Tree,


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father James Rourkeabout 1825June 10, 1905
Mother Mary Hughesabout 1828May 15, 1893
         John O'Rourke about February 1861 February 5, 1935
    Brother     Francis Rourke December 2, 1862 1864
    Brother     James Rourke November 7, 1864 between 1901 and 1907
    Brother     Thomas Rourke June 5, 1866
    Brother     Francis O'Rourke June 7, 1868 April 24, 1918


Family of John O'Rourke and Mary Rogers

Married Wife Mary Rogers ( b. June 12, 1869 d. March 3, 1948 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
James F O'Rourkeabout 1883
John A O'Rourkeabout 1895
Wilfred Hugh O'RourkeMarch 26, 1897March 22, 1964
Mary Agnes O'RourkeJanuary 21, 1899
Aileen Catherine O'Rourkeabout May 1904

Source References

  1. 1891 Census of England and Wales
      • Page: RG12; Piece: 2891; Folio: 58; Page: 21; Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: John Roark, Jan 6, 1861
  3. 1901 Census of England and Wales
      • Page: John Rourke, Birkenhead, Cheshire, ED 12, household schedule number 256, RG13; Piece: 3389; Folio: 130; Page: 41
  4. Ellis Island Passenger Record
      • Page: John Rourke family, Rosa Rourke & daughter, SS Teutonic, arr. April 27, 1907
      • Citation:

        at, but start at or for convienience.

  5. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: John O'Rourke, Ward 2, Bellingham WA, Roll: T624_1673; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0325;
  6. Obituary of John O'Rourke
  7. Washington State Death Records
      • Page: John O'Rourke, 5 Feb 925, King County, WA