Michael Rourke

Birth Name Michael Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death about 72 years, 5 months, 13 days


The biography of his son Frank in Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County, Volume II, 1902, Chapter XXII Personal Sketches, page 613, identifies Michael's parents as John O'Rourke and Mary Sloane


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about August 27, 1815     1a
Event Note

based on age at death

Baptism August 27, 1815 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
Person Note

Kilbroney Parish Register, Baptisms
August 27, 1815
Michael son of John Rorke and Mary Sloan
Sponsors Edward Kielty, Sarah Roark

Residence from 1865 to 1887 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland Parcel 6a 3a 4a
Event Note

Griffith's Valuation and the Valuation Revision Books:
Parcel 6a house, offices, and land
1865 - 1887 Michael Rourke

Occupation 1876   blacksmith 5a
Event Note

was a blacksmith when his son William was married

Death February 9, 1888 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County: Down
February 9, 1888, Ballineddan
Michael O'Rourke, married, age 73, a blacksmith, of paraplegia, 2 months duration, certified. informant: Elizabeth O'Rourke, daughter, of Ballineddan, present at death

Burial   Kilbroney Cemetery, Rostrevor, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   6a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John Rourke
Mother Mary Sloane
    Brother     James Rourke about March 28, 1809
    Sister     Mary Rourke about April 22, 1813
         Michael Rourke about August 27, 1815 February 9, 1888
    Brother     William Rourke about July 6, 1817
    Brother     Henry Rourke about June 20, 1822


Family of Michael Rourke and Alice Cunningham

Married Wife Alice Cunningham ( b. about 1814 d. November 29, 1888 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Francis O'RourkeAugust 4, 1843May 7, 1924
John Rourkeabout December 4, 1844
Mary Rourkeabout November 1845July 1, 1870
William O'Rourkeabout September 1847August 6, 1889
Ann O'Rourkeabout October 1849November 23, 1910
Elizabeth “Bessie” O'Rourkeabout October 30, 1851January 27, 1924
Margaret O'Rourkeabout 1862April 27, 1927

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: February 9, 1888, Kilkeel, RD: Rostrevor
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: Baptisms, Aug 27, 1815, Michael Rorke
  3. Griffith's Valuation of Ireland
      • Page: Parcel 6A Ballyneddan, Kilbroney Parish, Down
  4. Valuation Revision Books
      • Page: Parcel 6A Ballyneddan, Kilbroney Parish, Down
  5. Irish Civil Registration Records, Marriages
      • Page: May 2, 1876, Kilkeel, RD: Kilkeel #2
  6. Headstones, Kilbroney Cemetery, Rostrevor, Co Down, Ireland
      • Page: Michael O'Rourke family headstone
      • Citation:

        image received April 2019