Theresa H O'Rourke

Birth Name Theresa H O'Rourke
Also Known As Tiny
Gender female
Age at Death 89 years, 2 months, 23 days

Narrative

Theresa O'Rourke remained single. She worked as a nurse for Thompson Products (later TRW Corp) in Cleveland. She was close to the Murphys, living with them until Mary died. When she retired she and her sister Ellen lived in an assisted living development in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Theresa visited her relatives in Ireland in the late 1950's or 1960's.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer 31 Mar, 2002, pg. 7 sec. B Death Notice
OROURKE
Theresa H. O'Rourke, dearest daughter of William and Ann (nee Rodgers); dear sister of Betsy Sackerson, and the late Ellen Guarnieri, Mary Murphy, Ann Telzrow, Lucy Hamilton, Rita Kollin, William, and John McCracken. Visitation private. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Funer al Mass, Monday, April 1, 2002 at Holy Name Church, 8328 Broadway Av e. at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by the Joseph C. Schulte and Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home. (216-381-4000)
Death notice from Rootsweb file "Rich & Joyce O'Keefe Family Trees," by Rich O'Keefe, JnROKeefe@aol.com.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Burial   Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   1
Birth January 5, 1913 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States    
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 January 1, 1920 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney 2a
General

1920 Census: at 8005 Finney

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

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

9540 Harvard

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   nurse, private nursing 4a
Census (Daughter) April 1, 1950 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4242 East 126th 5a
Event Note

1950 Census Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, ED 92-558
April 1, 1950
at 4242 East 126th

William O'Rourke, 76, born in Ireland, naturalized, worked 40 hours last week bus repairman, city transit
Ann E O'Rourke, 77, born in Ohio
Theresa H O'Rourke, 37, born in Ohio, worked 40 hours last week, registered nurse, automotive parts
Ann M Tobin, 73, widowed, housekeeper, born in Ohio, worked 60 hours last week, domestic, family home

for William: was living in this house a year ago. parents born in Ireland. completed 6 years of school. worked 52 weeks last year for $2978. his relatives in this house made $3000 last year. not a veteran

Death March 28, 2002 Solon, Bedford Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States    
General

Theresa H O'Rourke
Death 28 Mar 2002
white, female, single, 89
Event Place: Solon, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Registration Place: Long-Term Care Facilities
Residence Place: Solon, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Education Level: 3 years college
Birth Date: 05 Jan 1913
Birthplace: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Father's Surname: Orourke
Mother's Surname: Rodgers
Hospital Status: Other/Nursing Home

"Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKP9-S5N : accessed 01 Mar 2014), Theresa H O'Rourke, 2002.

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
    Sister     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
         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

Source References

  1. family information
  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. 1950 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, ED 92-558
      • Citation:

        https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/206098166:62308?_phsrc=tFw90&_phstart=successSource&gsfn=Theresa&gsln=o%27rourke&ml_rpos=1&queryId=8af6735fd6b18516fc1b475b82adf2f4