Henry Rourke

Birth Name Henry Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death about 35 years, 2 months, 5 days


Henry was probably the sponsor at the baptism of two of his sister Betty Ann's children:
Francis, baptized Dec 27, 1868
Ann, baptized Feb 20, 1881



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about February 1852 Ireland   1a 2a
Baptism February 29, 1852 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Kilbroney Church Records, Baptisms
February 29, 1852
Henry [son of] Francis Rourke, Bridget Kielty
sponsors: Bernard Lindon, Mary Lindon

Death April 6, 1887 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States   2a
Event Note

Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
Name: Henry O Rourke
Event Date: 06 Apr 1887
Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Occupation: Bridge Carpenter


Burial   Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana, United States   2a
Event Note

provided by Deidre McEvoy, transcriber of the O'Rourke entries in the Kilbroney Parish registers, this note for Henry:
The Newry Telegraph, Saturday, 7 May 1887. O’ROURKE, April 6th at Chicago, Henry O’Rourke, son of Francis O’Rourke PLG, Killowen and formerly of Carvill Bros, Newry. Deeply regretted by large circles of friends and here in America. RIP

note: a contributor to the County Down Genealogy site on Facebook.com explained that PLG stands for Poor Law Guardian, one of the group of people overseeing the local workhouse.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Francis Rourkeabout October 1822April 23, 1900
Mother Bridget Kielty
    Sister     Sarah Rourke about August 1847 June 14, 1900
    Sister     Elizabeth Ann “Betty Ann” O'Rourke about April 1849 February 18, 1929
         Henry Rourke about February 1852 April 6, 1887
    Brother     James O'Rourke about February 1854 March 4, 1917
    Sister     Catherine Rourke about September 1855

Source References

  1. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: Baptisms, February 29, 1852, Henry Rourke
  2. Illinois, Cook County Deaths
      • Page: 6 Apr 1887, Cook County, Henry O'Rourke
      • Citation:

        "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M3-KD9L : 10 February 2018), Henry O Rourke, 06 Apr 1887; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 9059, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,922.