John Rourke

Birth Name John Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


John was also a horseshoer, according to the biography of his son Michael's son Frank in the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County, Volume II, 1902, Chapter XXII Personal Sketches, page 613

Is he the John Rourke Sr in Ballintur on the Tithe Applotment Books? There were no Rourkes in Ballyneddan on those Books, but there are three in Ballyneddan by the time of Griffith's Valuation: John's son Michael, plus Owen and Thomas.

Is he the John Rourke who was buried in Kilbroney in 1857, age 85? His grandson Frank O'Rourke's biography said that John died at the age of 86.

Or is he the John Rourke of Ballintur who died and was buried in 1866, age 81?


Event Date Place Description Sources

His age at death said he was born in 1851
His 1901 and 1911 censuses said he was born in 1852



Family of John Rourke and Mary Sloane

Married Wife Mary Sloane ( b. d. ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
James Rourkeabout March 28, 1809
Mary Rourkeabout April 22, 1813
Michael Rourkeabout August 27, 1815February 9, 1888
William Rourkeabout July 6, 1817
Henry Rourkeabout June 20, 1822