Mary C. O'Rourke

Birth Name Mary C. O'Rourke
Gender female
Age at Death 54 years, 9 months, 24 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 25, 1907 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States    
Census April 15, 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 3987 East 89th Street 1a
General

1910 Federal Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga Co., 18th Ward of Cleveland.
Series T624, Roll 1173, page 80 Enum. Dist 270, Sheet 3A supplement.
renting at 3987 East 89th Street:

O'Rourke, William, 36, married 1x, for 5 years, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived in 1900, naturalized, craneman in steel works
O'Rourke, Anna, 37, married 2x, this time for 5yrs, 4 children, 4 alive, born in Ohio, parents in Ireland
O'Rourke, Ellen, 4
O'Rourke, Mary, 3
O'Rourke, Willie, 1 6/12
all children born in Ohio

 

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ML8P-9DH : accessed 30 Oct 2013), William Orourke, Cleveland Ward 18, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 5, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375186.

Census January 1, 1920 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney 2a
General

1920 Census 15th Ward of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Series T625, Roll 1367, Page 15A, E. D. 296.
[At 8005 Finney [the census says 8605, but the next house is 8001. The 1922 City Directory has them at 8005 Finney.]

[Indexed as "Williams Owarke" at ancestry.com and familysearch.org]

O'Rourke, William, 45, arrived 1899, nat 1905, pourer in a steel mill
-----------, Anna, 46
----------, Ellen, 14
-----------, Mary, 12
--------, William, 11
-----------, Anna, 9
----------, Tresa, 7
-----------, Lucy, 5 10/12
----------, Bessy, 4 5/12
-----------, Reta, 8/12
All birth locations were correct.

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDRY-CY2 : accessed 28 Oct 2013), Williams Owarke, Cleveland Ward 15, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 267, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821367.

Residence between 1925 and 1926 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney av 3
General

1925 City Directory
O'Rourke Ellen clerk St Mary's Seminary Fund r 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke Mary biller r 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke William repairman h 8005 Finney av

1926 City Directory
O'Rourke William repairman h 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke Ellen stenographer St Mary's Seminary Fund r 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke Mary C clk Calvary Cemetery r 8005 Finney av

Residence 1928 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9340 Harvard av 3
General

1928 City Directory
O'Rourke Wm repair h 9340 Harvard av
O'Rourke Wm E timekeeper r 9340 Harvard av
O'Rourke Ellen stenographer r 9340 Harvard av
O'Rourke Mary C clerk Calvary Cemetery r 9340 Harvard av

Census April 1, 1930 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9340 Harvard 2a
General

1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga Co., 15th Ward of Cleveland.
Series T626, Roll 1770 Enum. Dist 18-292, Sheet 3A.
Renting at 9340 Harvard, for $50/month.

O'Rourke, William 56, mechanic, railway, born in Northern Ireland to parents born in Northern Ireland, arrived in 1900, naturalized
-----, Anna 57, born in Ohio to parents born in Northern Ireland
-----, Ellen 24, Stenographer, office
-----, Mary 23, Stenographer, cemetery office
-----, William 21, Timekeeper, punching (?), plant
-----, Ann 19, Stenographer, barrel mfg.
-----, Theresa 17
-----, Lucy 16
-----, Betty 14
-----, Rita 11

Note: 1930 was the first US Census after the partition of Ireland and therefore the first to distinguish between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland for places of birth.

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X43D-XCB : accessed 28 Oct 2013), William Orourke, Cleveland (Districts 251-500), Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0292, sheet , family 8, NARA microfilm publication

Occupation April 1, 1930   Stenographer, cemetery office 2a
Residence from 1934 to 1935 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 12916 Beechwood Ave 3
General

The 1931 and 1932 Directories at ancestry.com are incomplete. The 1933 Directory is not there at all.

1934 City Directory
O'Rourke
Ann C sten Diocese of Clev 12916 Beachwood av
Lucy C r 12916 Beachwood av
Eliz J r 12916 Beachwood av
Mary C clk r 12916 Beachwood av
Teresa H student nurse r 12916 Beachwood av
Wm (Ann) reprmn h 12916 Beachwood av
Wm P r 12916 Beachwood av

1935 City Directory
O'Rourke
Ann C sten Diocese of Clev 12916 Beachwood av
Betty r 12916 Beachwood av
Lucy C sten Norge-Whale Co r 12916 Beachwood av
Mary clk r 12916 Beachwood av
Teresa r 12916 Beachwood av
Wm E (Ann) reprmn h 12916 Beachwood av
Wm P city firemn r 12916 Beachwood av

Residence 1935 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 12916 Beechwood Ave 4a
General

12916 Beechwood Ave

Census April 1, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 12916 Beechwood 4a
General

1940; Census Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: T627_3218; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 92-398.
at 12916 Beechwood Ave, ward 15

O'Rourke, William, head, 66, married, 5yrs of schooling, birthplace: Northern Ireland, naturalized, street car maintenance, street railroad, worked 52 weeks in 1939, 40 hours previous week, made $1568 in 1939
Ann, wife, 67, married, 8yrs of schooling, engaged in housework
Mary, daughter, 33, bookkeeper, cemetery office, worked 52 weeks in 1939, 40 hours the previous week, made $1260 in 1939
Theresa, daughter, 27, nurse, private nursing, worked 26 weeks in 1939, 56 hours the previous week, made $1040 in 1939
Lucy, daughter, 26, bookkeeper, truck mfg., worked 52 weeks in 1939, 40 hours the previous week, made $1300 in 1939
Betsy, daughter, 24, secretary, cemetery office, worked 52 weeks in 1939, 40 hours the previous week, made $1200 in 1939
Rita, daughter, 21, clerk-general, commercial bank, worked 52 weeks in 1939, 40 hours the previous week, made $960 in 1939

all but William were born in Ohio
all but Ann were working.
all in household were at the same address in 1935
all daughters had 4 years of high school
all daughters were single.

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW56-Q5S : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Ann O'Rourke in entry for William O'Rourke, 1940.

Occupation April 1, 1940   bookkeeper, cemetery office 4a
Residence July 23, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 12916 Beechwood Ave 5
General

Mary C. O'Rourke, was residing at 12916 Beechwood Ave, when applying for their marriage license.

Census (Wife) April 6, 1950 Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4350 East Blvd 6a
Event Note

1950 Census, Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, ED 18-315
April 6, 1950
at 4350 East Blvd

Thomas J Murphy, 49, worked 45 hours last week, cemetery manager, Cleveland Catholic Diocese
Mary C Murphy, 43
Marilyn C Murphy, 19, student nurse in training
Thomas F Murphy, 7,
all born in Ohio

Death January 18, 1962 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   7
Burial January 22, 1962     8
General

Murphy, Mary C.
Date: Jan 21 1962
Source: Plain Dealer
Notes: Murphy. Mary C. Murphy (nee O'Rourke), beloved wife of Thomas J.; mother of Marilyn Wonsiek of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Thomas F.; daughter of William and the late Ann; sister of John McCracken of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ellen Guarpiert, William, Ann Telzrow, Theresa, Lucy Hamliton, Betsy Sackerson and Rita Kollin. The family will receive friends at the New Mahon-Murphy. Funeral Home, 13201 Euclid Ave., Sunday 2-5 And 7-10 P. M. Funeral mass Monday, 9:30 a. m. at St. Timothy's Church.

From the Cleveland Necrology Files

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William O'RourkeJanuary 23, 1874February 20, 1967
Mother Ann E RodgersMarch 3, 1873October 28, 1950
    Sister     Ellen M. O'Rourke November 16, 1905 August 1, 1999
         Mary C. O'Rourke March 25, 1907 January 18, 1962
    Brother     William P. O'Rourke October 5, 1908 February 1, 1997
    Sister     Ann O'Rourke September 22, 1910 June 21, 1999
    Sister     Theresa H O'Rourke January 5, 1913 March 28, 2002
    Sister     Lucy Collette O'Rourke March 28, 1914 June 9, 1985
    Sister     Elizabeth J O'Rourke September 11, 1915 May 8, 2008
    Sister     Rita M O'Rourke June 28, 1918 October 16, 1965

Families

Family of Thomas J. Murphy and Mary C. O'Rourke

Married Husband Thomas J. Murphy ( b. 1903 d. September 27, 1966 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 3, 1940 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   9a
General

Thomas J Murphy, 37, residing at 1325 East 85th, born in Cleveland, an attorney.
Father: Stern Murphy [should be Stephen]
Mother's Maiden Name: Bridget Mahon
number times previously married: once - decd

Mary C. O'Rourke, 33, residing at 12916 Beechwood Ave, born in Cleveland, no occupation.
Father: William O'Rourke
Mother's Maiden Name: Ann Rodgers
# times previously married: none

Marriage to be solemnized by: Francis Joyce
Date of application: July 23, 1940

Return:
I certify that on the 3rd day of August, 1940, Mr. Thomas J. Murphy and Miss Mary C. O'Rourke were by me legally joined in marriage.
Francis J. Joyce

"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QWC-F7J : accessed 10 Oct 2013), Thomas J Murphy and Mary C O'Rourke, 03 Aug 1940; citing Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 001902385.

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Thomas J Murphyabout 1942September 6, 2020

Source References

  1. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: 18th Ward of Cleveland, Series T624, Roll 1173, page 80, ED 270, Sheet 3A
  2. National Archives and Records Administration: 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, ED 397, sheet 11B, line 56, family 12
  3. Cleveland City Directories
  4. 1940 United States Census
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW57-VC3 : accessed 08 Nov 2013), Joseph Salek, Ward 8, Cleveland City, Cleveland City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 92-174, sheet 8B, family 233, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3210.

  5. Marriage record of Thomas J. Murphy and Mary C O'Rourke
  6. 1950 United States Census
      • Page: Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, ED 18-315
      • Citation:

        https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/205485194:62308?_phsrc=tFw86&_phstart=successSource&gsfn=thomas+j&gsln=murphy&ml_rpos=4&queryId=af2b671a6cfa36bd6f8fa89a3741ee6e

  7. family information
  8. Cleveland Public Library: Cleveland News Index and Necrology File
  9. Cuyahoga County Marriage Index
      • Page: Volume 192, Page 195, Rootsweb file "Rich & Joyce O'Keefe Family Trees," by Rich O'Keefe, JnROKeefe@aol.com, for exact date.
      • Confidence: Very High