Patrick Joseph O'Rourke

Birth Name Patrick Joseph O'Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 52 years, 11 months, 5 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth July 13, 1881 Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel #2
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
District of Kilkeel, Union of Kilkeel, County of Down
Births #490
July 13, 1881, in Lisnacree
Patrick, son of Patrick Rourke, farmer of Lisnacree, and Elizabeth Rourke, formerly Quin. informant Patrick Rourke, of Lisnacree, father.

Immigration May 10, 1900 New York, United States   2a
Event Note

On 10 May 1900, Patrick Rourke arrived in the United States aboard the HMS Oceanic. He was a laborer, age 19, from Kilkeel. His destination was the home of his sister, Alice O'Rourke, at 107 Van Ness Avenue, Cleveland.

[Note: 107 Van Ness Avenue became 1407 East 84th NE with the 1906 Cleveland street renaming.]

On the previous line, but scratched from the voyage, was Richard Grant, age 27, Kilkeel, headed to Butte, Montana, but without a specific person at his destination. Richard was Patrick's step-brother. He arrived later, on June 6, 1900, headed to Cleveland.

Naturalization February 7, 1903 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Declaration of Intention 3
Event Note

Patrick O'Rourke's Declaration of Intention

In Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Feb 7, 1903, #16373, page 190

Summarized: I, Patrick O'Rourke, a native of Ireland, arrived in the United States on 11 May 1900. It is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce allegiance to any foreign state, particularly to King Edward VII.
signed: Patrick O'Rourke, 7 Feby 1903

Arrival November 19, 1904 Liverpool, Lancashire, England   4a
Event Note

There are two Patrick O'Rourkes on the UK Incoming Passenger Lists at for this time period. Our Patrick is more likely Pat Orourke, a moulder, age 23, who departed from New York on the Etruria and arrived in Liverpool on 19 Nov 1904.

Arrival April 1, 1905 New York, United States   2b
Event Note

Patrick came through Ellis Island again on 1 Apr 1905 on the SS Campania, saying that he had been in this country previously from 1899 to 1904. His destination was his sister, Mrs. McBride's at 42 Brice/Price St., Cleveland. He was from Kilkeel and his occupation was "house builder."

I didn't find a Price or Brice Street. A Bruce St became East 112th.

Naturalization October 28, 1905 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Petition and Naturalization 3
Event Note

Patrick O'Rourke's Petition for Naturalization

In Cuyahoga County, October 28, 1905.

Page 1: certified copy of his declaration of intention.
Page 2: In the matter of Patrick O'Rourke's admission to citizenship, witness Daniel Kane, an inspector residing at 2462 Broadway testifies to the character of Patrick O'Brien [sic].
Page 3:
Patrick O'Rourke, an alien, subject of: King Edward VII, was Born on or about: 15 July 1881, County of Downs, Ireland. First arrived in the United States on 11 May 1900 at New York on the steamship Oceanic. On 7 Feby 1903 he declared his intention to become a citizen. He is now a moulder, residing at 1607 Harvard St.
Signed: Pat O'Rourke
Page 4:
I Patrick O'Rourke swears to support the Constitution and renounces allegiance to King Edward VII.
Signed: Pat O'Rourke
Witness: Daniel Kane, an inspector, residing at 2462 Broadway
Naturalized the same day.

A summary of the information, as transcribed from an index card record:
Patrick's naturalization information from the Naturalization Index for Cuyahoga County at:

O'Rourke Patrick
Address: 1607 Harvard Ave. Cleveland, Ohio
Vol. 8, -Pet. No. 2963 Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Ohio
Born: * Great Britain July 15, 1881
Date and Port: May 11, 1900 New York
Naturalized: Oct. 28, 1905
Witnesses: Daniel Kane 2462 Broadway
Notes: *country of allegiance Soundex: O662

Census (Head) April 16, 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4023 East 93rd St 5a
Event Note

1910 Census, 18th Ward of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.
Series T624, Roll 1173, page 138 E. D. 275, Sheet 2B.
April 16, 1910
At 4023 East 93rd St

O'Rourke, Patrick, 27, married 1x for 2 years, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1900, naturalized, occupation: street railroad conductor
O'Rourke, Delia, 27, married 1x for 2 years, 1 child, 1 alive, born in Ohio, parents in Ireland
O'Rourke, Margret, 4m, born in Ohio


Draft Registration September 12, 1918 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States res: 9604 Harvard 6a
Event Note

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, at
Name: Patrick Joseph Orourke
City: Cleveland County: Cuyahoga State: Ohio
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1882
Race: White
Roll: 1831775
DraftBoard: 11
Date: Sept 12, 1918
at 9604 Harvard
Occupation: shearman, Upton? Nut Co.
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Patrick J. O'Rourke, same address
Height/Build: medium
Color of Eyes/Hair: brown eyes, dark hair

Census (Head) January 7, 1920 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9604 Harvard 7a
Death June 18, 1934 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   8a
Event Note

Certificate of Death, #35945
June 18, 1934, 5:25 AM
Place of Death: Charity Hospital, Cleveland
Usual Residence: 4121 E. 76th Street, ["no home" scratched out]
Name of Deceased: Patrick O'Rourke
Male, White, widowed.
Wife: Delia Rodgers
Date of Birth: June 26, 1884
Age: 50 years, 11 months, 24 days
Occupation: Laborer, steel mill
Last worked: May 1934
Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Father: Patrick O'Rourke, Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Mother: Elizabeth Quinn, Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Cause of Death: Acute lobar pneumonia, [which?] upper lobe, duration 1 week
Other significant conditions: arteriosclerosis
'attended deceased from June 10, 1934 to June 18, 1934. Last saw him alive on June 18'
Autopsy: yes
Cause of death related to occupation: No.
Doctor: Carl Ellenberger, Charity Hospital
Burial: June 20, 1934, Calvary Cemetery
Funeral Director: McGreal Co., Inc, 8315 Broadway
Informant: Mrs. Lucy Smith, 4143 East 110th

Burial June 20, 1934 Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   8a
Event Note

Name: O'Rourke, Patrick
Date: Jun 19 1934
Source: Cemetery record

Jun 19 1934 O'Rourke: Patrick, beloved husband of the late Delia (nee Rodgers), father of Mrs. Lucy Smith, Betty and Patricia, brother of Mrs. Michael Hussey, Mrs. James McBride, Mrs. William Haire, at the residence of sister, Mrs. Michael Hussey, 10330 Linnet Ave. Funeral Wednesday, June 20, services at Holy Name Church at 10 a. m. 1884 - 1934. Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Patrick O'Rourke
Mother Elizabeth Quinnabout 1847November 4, 1897
    Sister     Alicia O'Rourke February 24, 1880 November 22, 1958
         Patrick Joseph O'Rourke July 13, 1881 June 18, 1934


Family of Patrick Joseph O'Rourke and Delia Rodgers

Married Wife Delia Rodgers ( b. May 28, 1882 d. October 2, 1926 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 19, 1907 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   9a 10

Marriage Record, Cuyahoga County
19 June 1907
Patrick O'Rourke and Delia Rogers
married by J T Carroll

[J T Carroll was at Holy Name Parish]

Delia Rodgers and Pat O'Rourke were married on the same day as her sister Lucy Rodgers married Matthew Sloan, June 19, 1907.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Margaret O'RourkeDecember 25, 1909June 28, 1919
Lucy Ann O'RourkeDecember 20, 1911December 2, 1994
Elizabeth O'Rourkeabout 1914September 24, 1967
Patricia O'RourkeMarch 29, 1916February 22, 2001
child O'RourkeOctober 2, 1926October 2, 1926

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: July 13, 1881, Kilkeel 2 RD, Patrick O'Rourke
  2. Ellis Island Passenger Record
      • Page: HMS Oceanic, arrived 10 May 1900
      • Page: SS Campania, arrived 1 Apr 1905
  3. Ohio County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977
  4. Operations Inc, 2008: UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
      • Page: 19 Nov 1904, SS Etruria
  5. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 18, page 138 E. D. 275, Sheet 2B
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 November 2018), Patrick O'Rourke, Cleveland Ward 18, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 275, sheet 2B, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1173; FHL microfilm 1,375,186.

  6. United States, Selective Service System: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      • Page: Sept 12, 1918, Board 11, Cleveland
      • Citation:

  7. National Archives and Records Administration: 1920 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ohio, ED 294, sheet 8B, line 87, family 163
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 November 2018), Patrick O'Rourke, Cleveland Ward 15, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing ED 294, sheet 8B, line 87, family 163, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1367; FHL microfilm 1,821,367.

  8. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
      • Page: Patrick O'Rourke, June 18, 1934, Cleveland, File #35945
      • Confidence: Very High
      • Citation:

        "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2018), Patrick O'Rourke, 18 Jun 1934; citing Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference fn 35945; FHL microfilm 1,993,036.

  9. Cuyahoga County Marriage Index
      • Page: Volume 67, page 197.
      • Confidence: Very High
  10. Ohio Marriage Index