Michael O'Rourke

Birth Name Michael O'Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 41 years, 9 months, 1 day

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth April 30, 1877 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
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Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County: Down
Births
Ballineddan, April 30, 1877
Michael [son of] William Rourke, a blacksmith of Ballineddan and Margaret Rourke, formerly McVeigh. Informant Margaret Rourke, of Ballineddan, present at birth. [a different person from the mother?]

Christening May 1, 1877 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
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sponsors: James McVeigh, Margaret Rorke

Immigration May 30, 1890 New York, New York, United States   3a
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This matches Michael's information on the 1900 Census, but I can't say for sure that this is him. He may have come to the US so young because his aunt was by herself. Her husband died in 1890. Or maybe there was a reason at home. See his mother's notes regarding the tenancy of a parcel in Ballineddan.

NY Passenger Lists
Name: Michael Orourke
Arrival Date: 30 May 1890
Birth Date: abt 1876
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Irish
Place of Origin: Ireland
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Britannic

Residence from 1897 to 1899 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 24 Everett St [became East 33rd NE 4
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City Directory listings:
1895 p 393 no Michael
1896 p 380 no Michael
1897 Business Directory
1898 p. 413 O'Rourke Michael, mach hand, r 24 Everett
1899 p. 413 O'Rourke Michael, mach, r 24 Everett
1900 p. 418 O'Rourke Michael, machine hand, r 24 Everett

Naturalization March 31, 1899 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   5
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from Naturalization Index Cuyahoga County at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuyah2/nats/coarch/index.html

O'Rourke Michael
Address: 24 Everett St. CLeveland, Ohio
Pet. No. 16053 Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Ohio
Born: Great Britain
Date and Port: June 30, 1889
Naturalized: March 31. 1899
Witnesses:
Notes: Soundex: O662

Census June 1, 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1900 Annie Farron household 6
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1900 Census Ward 6, Cleveland, ED 25, sheet 3A

at 24 Everett St [became East 33rd NE after 1906]

Mrs Thomas Farron, head, 45, Sept 1854, widowed, no children, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1874, retired, owns house free of mortgage

Michel Orourke, nephew, 23, May 1877, single, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1891, occupation: ball player, was unemployed 5 months in past 12

Both could read, write, and speak English

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMCY-WZ8 : accessed 13 Nov 2013), Michel Orourke in household of Thos Farron, ED 25 Precinct C Cleveland City Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 51, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241252.

Residence June 1, 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 24 Everett St became East 33rd NE after 1906 6
Residence from 1901 to 1919 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 900 Payne, became 3333 Payne after 1906 4
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City Directory Listings.
1901 O'Rourke Michael, saloon, 900 Payne av
1902 O'Rourke, Michael, saloon, 900 Payne
1903 O'Rourke, Michael J saloon, 900 Payne
1905 O'Rourke Michael J saloon 3333 (old 900) Payne av NE

Michael's wife died at 3335 Payne in 1946. So they were there until then.

Occupation from 1901 to 1919 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States saloon keeper 4 7 8
Census April 15, 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1910 Michael J O'Rourke household 7
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1910 Census, Ward 12, Cleveland, sheet 16B

owns the mortgaged home at 3335 Payne

Michael J O'Rourke, 32, married 1x for 11 years, born in Ireland, parents also, saloon, saloonist, arrived 1890, naturalized
Mary O'Rourke, 28, 2 children, 2 alive, born in England (Irish), parents also, arrived 1895
Ian O'Rourke, 6, born in Ohio
Alice O'Rourke, 3, born in Ohio

 

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLD5-S1S : accessed 13 Nov 2013), Michael J O Rourke, Cleveland Ward 12, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 34, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375183.

Death January 31, 1919 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Died at 3335 Payne Ave 8
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Michael J O'Rourke
died: Jan 31, 1919
res: 3335 Payne Av
birth: May 1, 1878, Downs, Ireland
occupation: merchant
father: Wm O'Rourke
mother: Margaret McVey
cause: hemorhage from stomach,
contributory: ulceration of stomach, duration not known
informant: Mrs M J O'Rourke
3335 Payne
buried: Calvary, Feb 4, 1919

 

"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8KW-1QS : accessed 13 Nov 2013), Micheal J Orourke, 31 Jan 1919; citing Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference fn 7782; FHL microfilm 1984637.

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Date: February 3, 1919
Source: Cemetery record;  Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #062.
Notes: O'Rourke-Michael J., beloved husband of Mary McNally, father of Lauretta, Alice and Michael J. O'Rourke, jr.; died Jan. 31, 1919, at 8:15 p. m. Funeral at Immaculate Conception church at 9 a. m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Chicago and Peoria, Ill, papers please copy. 1879 - 1919. Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.

Burial February 4, 1919 Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   8

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William O'Rourkeabout September 1847August 6, 1889
Mother Margaret Rose McVeighabout 1858November 9, 1930
         Michael O'Rourke April 30, 1877 January 31, 1919
    Brother     John O'Rourke October 17, 1878 June 7, 1947
    Sister     Mary Ann O'Rourke April 25, 1880 October 27, 1972
    Brother     Francis O'Rourke January 14, 1882 1960
    Sister     Christina O'Rourke December 22, 1883 January 1970
    Brother     James O'Rourke July 6, 1885
    Sister     Margaret O'Rourke February 14, 1887
    Sister     Johanna O'Rourke November 18, 1888 January 28, 1911

Families

Family of Michael O'Rourke and Mary McNally

Married Wife Mary McNally ( b. about 1876 d. July 29, 1946 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 26, 1901     9a
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Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973
Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1901
Name: Michael O'Rourke
Residence: 24 Everett St
Occupation: fireman
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ireland
Father's Name: Wm O'Rourke
Mother's Name: Margaret McVeigh

Spouse's Name: Mary McNally
Spouse's Age: 22
Born: England
Residence: 24 Everett St
Occupation: none
Spouse Father's Name: Michael McNally
Spouse Mother's Name: Annie Connors

Married by John F McInerny, a Catholic priest

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
William O'Rourke
Loretta M O'Rourkeabout 1904
Alice V O'RourkeJuly 26, 1906May 17, 1981
Michael J O'RourkeJuly 23, 1912October 4, 1979

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: April 30, 1877, Kilkeel, RD: Rostrevor
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: Michael O'Rourke, May 1, 1877
  3. New York Passenger Lists
      • Page: May 2, 1927, SS Cedric
  4. Cleveland City Directories
  5. Naturalization Index for Cuyahoga County
  6. 1900 United States Federal Census
  7. 1910 United States Federal Census
  8. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
  9. Cuyahoga County Marriage Records
      • Page: Nicola Guarnieri and Victoria Rodini, 22 Jun 1904, Cleveland
      • Citation:

        "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8Q9-7SS : 26 August 2019), Nicola Guarnieri and Victoria Rodini, 22 Jun 1904; citing Marriage, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, p124, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.