James O'Rourke

Birth Name James O'Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 4 months, 11 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 10, 1872 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
District of Rostrevor, Union of Kilkeel, County of Down
Births #205
November 10, 1872, Ballintur
James, son of John Rourke, a farmer, of Ballintur and Ellen Rourke, formerly Rogers. informant: John Rourke of Ballintur, father.

Baptism November 11, 1872 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
General

The sponsors at James' baptism were James Rorke and Bridget Rogers.

Immigration June 9, 1900 New York, New York, United States   3a
General

On 9 Jun 1900, James O'Rourke arrived in the United States aboard the HMS Campania, which had left from Liverpool. His age is given as 25, his last residence was Newry, he could read and write, and he had not been in the United States before. His destination was the home of his brother, William O'Rourke, on Harvard St., in Cleveland. Listed immediately after him was Matthew Sloan, age 21, who later married Lucy Rodgers (a sister- in-law to James brother, William.)

The three others in this group all had the same previous residence and same destination. They are: James Mur[ne]y, age 21, and a married couple, Richard Farrell, age 24, and Rose Farrell, age 28. In 1910, a Richard Farrell is living on the same street as James O'Rourke. (Source: Information from image of manifest of HMS Campania, 9 Jun 1900, page 238, 239, line 3 (at ellisisland.org).

Arrival May 13, 1905 Liverpool, Lancashire, England   4a
General

In 1905 James returned to Ireland. He left New York aboard the Campania, which arrived in Liverpool on 13 May 1905. He was accompanied by James Murney. Source: UK Incoming Passengers at ancestry.com

Arrival September 1, 1905 New York, New York, United States   3
Event Note

James O'Rourke and James Murney both returned through Ellis Island on 1 Sep 1905, having sailed on the Lucania, which left Liverpool on 26 Aug. James O'Rourke was headed "home" to 2484 Elmo, the residence of his brother William's father in law, Edward "Ned" Rodgers. James had been in the United States before, from 1900 to 1905. His last previous residence was Rostrevor. Travelling with him, all from Rostrevor were James Murney, age 27, his brother William Murney, and the Murney's cousin John Hughes, age 24. All three of these men were headed to the home of the Murney's cousin, Peter Murney on Superior Ave.

Naturalization September 27, 1905 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   5
General

Cuyahoga County Naturalizations
O'Rourke James
Address: 1440 Turney Ave. Cleveland, Ohio
Vol. 6, Pet. No. 2299
Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Ohio
Born: Great Britain Jan 15, 1876
Date and Port: 14 Jun 1900
Naturalized: Sept. 27, 1905
Witnesses: T.J. Walsh 2549 Broadway

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28198-7193-14?cc=1987615&wc=M9MC-3ZZ:n1212520320

Voter Registration October 3, 1907 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States living at 9323 Harvard 6a
Event Note

from 1907 Voter Registration Index
at http://www.wrhs.org/index.php/library/Vote
O'ROURKE, James 9323 Harvard
10/3/1907 reg. no. 89 ward 18 prec. B

Residence 1907 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9123 Harvard av SE 7
General

1907 City Directory
O'Rourke James ironworker r 9123 Harvard av SE
O'Rourke William ironworker r 9123 Harvard av SE

Residence 1908 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9007 Cannon av SE 7
General

1908 City Directory
O'Rourke James steelworker r 9007 Cannon av SE
O'Rourke William steelworker r 9007 Cannon av SE

Census (Head) April 23, 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9117 Cannon 8a
Event Note

1910 Census, Cleveland Ward 18
April 23, 1910
at 9117 Cannon

James O'Rourke, 36, married 1x for 1 year, arrived 1900, naturalized, born in
Ireland, parents also, millwright, iron mill
Mary C O'Rourke, 33, married 1x for 1 year, 1 child, 1 alive, born in Ohio,
parents in Ireland
Elizabeth O'Rourke, 1m, born in Ohio

Residence 1911 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9117 Cannon 7a
Event Note

1911 Cleveland City Directory
James O'Rourke laborer resides 9117 Cannon

Residence (Father) October 13, 1915 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States at 9818 Elizabeth Ave 9a
Event Note

living at 9818 Elizabeth Ave when their son John Thomas died

Draft Registration September 12, 1918 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States res: 10009 Harvard 10a
Event Note

James O'Rourke
10009 Harvard
age 45, born November 10, 1872, a naturalized US citizen
millwright helper at American Steel and Wire, Jones Road and Broadway
next of kin was his wife at the same address
tall, of medium build, with blue eyes, black hair

Registrar: William Looby

Census (Head) January 8, 1920 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 10009 Harvard 11a
Event Note

1920 Census, Cleveland, Ward 15
January 8, 1920
renting at 10009 Harvard

James O'Rourke, 47, arrived 1900, naturalized 1906, born in Ireland, parents
also, machine hand, road work
Mary O'Rourke, 43, born in Ohio, parents in Ireland
Elizabeth O'Rourke, 9, born in Ohio
Gilbert J O'Rourke, 7, born in Ohio
Marie C O'Rourke, 3y 8m, born in Ohio

Residence 1921 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 10009 Harvard Avenue 7b
Event Note

1921 Cleveland City Directory
James O'Rourke laborer house 10009 Harvard Avenue

Census (Head) April 12, 1930 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4116 East 102nd 12a
Census (Head) April 5, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 13401 Ferris Avenue 13a
Event Note

1940 Census Cleveland, Ward 30
April 5, 1940
owns the house at 13401 Ferris Avenue

James O'Rourke, 69, 5 years school, born in Eire, naturalized, laborer, road construction
Mary K O'Rourke, 62, 5 years school, born in Ohio
Elizabeth E O'Rourke, 29, born in Ohio, 4 years high school, x-ray technician, hospital
Gilbert J O'Rourke, 28, born in Ohio, 7 years school, laborer, building construction
Marie K O'Rourke, 23, born in Ohio, 1 year high school, sales lady, retail candy store

Mary provided the information. All lived in the same house in 1935.

Residence March 1959 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 13401 Ferris Ave 14a
General

James' residence when he died was 13401 Ferris Ave

Death March 21, 1959 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   14 15a
General

Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007
Name: James Orourke
Birth Date: 1873
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Death Date: 21 Mar 1959
Hospital of Death: St Vincent Charity Hospital
Death Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 16353
Age at Death: 86
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Yes, used for certification
Marital Status: Widowed

Burial March 24, 1959     14a
General

Id#: 0659321, Cleveland Necrology File
Name: O'Rourke, James
Date: Mar 23 1959
Source: Cleveland Press

Notes: O'Rourke, James, beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Keyes), father of Elizabeth, Gilbert and Marie, brother of William and Elizabeth of County Down, Ireland, at his residence, 13401 Ferris Ave. Friends may call at the Lester J. Gallagher Funeral Home, 9615 Miles Ave. Funeral Tuesday, Mar. 24. Services at St. Timothy Church, at 9:30 a. m.

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John Rourkeabout January 19, 1827January 21, 1913
Mother Ellen RogersFebruary 9, 1836March 13, 1918
         James O'Rourke November 10, 1872 March 21, 1959
    Brother     William O'Rourke January 23, 1874 February 20, 1967
    Brother     John O'Rourke October 27, 1875 March 10, 1941
    Sister     Elizabeth O'Rourke March 1878 January 30, 1962

Families

    Family of James O'Rourke and Mary C Keyes
Married Wife Mary C Keyes
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1906     12b
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Elizabeth E O'RourkeApril 8, 1910September 16, 1997
Gilbert James O'RourkeFebruary 17, 1912July 10, 1989
John Thomas O'RourkeNovember 18, 1914October 13, 1915
Marie C. O'RourkeMay 11, 1916June 15, 1982

Pedigree

  1. John Rourke
    1. Ellen Rogers
      1. James O'Rourke
        1. Mary C Keyes
          1. Elizabeth E O'Rourke
          2. Gilbert James O'Rourke
          3. John Thomas O'Rourke
          4. Marie C. O'Rourke
      2. William O'Rourke
      3. John O'Rourke
      4. Elizabeth O'Rourke

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registrations, images
      • Page: Births #205, November 10, 1872, Ballintur
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: "Joseph" Rorke, Nov 11, 1872
  3. Ellis Island Passenger Record
      • Page: James O'Rourke, June 9, 1900, manifest of HMS Campania, page 238, 239, line 3
  4. Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008: UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
      • Page: James O'Rourke, May 13, 1905, HMS Campania, Class: BT26; Piece: 243; Item: 10
  5. Ohio County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977
  6. Voter Registration Records, Board of Elections, Cleveland, Ohio, Index
      • Page: 1907, reg. no. 89 ward 18 prec. B
  7. Cleveland City Directories
      • Page: 1911
      • Page: 1921
  8. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland Ward 18, ED 269, sheet 11B, family 198
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch
        (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML8G-CNX : accessed 13 May 2018),
        Elizabeth E Orourke in household of James Orourke, Cleveland Ward 18, Cuyahoga,
        Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 269, sheet 11B, family
        198, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and
        Records Administration, 1982), roll 1173; FHL microfilm 1,375,186.

  9. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
      • Page: October 13, 1915, Cleveland, John Thomas O'Rourke
      • Citation:

        "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8FD-G49 : 8 December 2014), James O'Rourke in entry for John Thomas O'Rourke, 13 Oct 1915; citing Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference fn 53703; FHL microfilm 1,983,546.

  10. United States, Selective Service System: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      • Page: September 12, 1918, Local Board 11, Broadway YMCA, Cleveland, James O'Rourke
      • Citation:

        "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with
        images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6FZ-3TV : 13
        March 2018), James O Rourke, 1917-1918; citing Cleveland City no 11, Ohio,
        United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National
        Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,831,775.

  11. National Archives and Records Administration: 1920 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 15, ED 294, sheet 9B, line 93
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch
        (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDRT-VLP : accessed 13 May 2018), Marie
        C O'Rourke in household of James O'Rourke, Cleveland Ward 15, Cuyahoga, Ohio,
        United States; citing ED 294, sheet 9B, line 93, family 186, NARA microfilm
        publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration,
        1992), roll 1367; FHL microfilm 1,821,367.

  12. National Archives and Records Administration: 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 15, ED 293, sheet 12A, line 4
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch
        (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X43D-VZW : accessed 13 May 2018), Marie
        C O'Rourke in household of James O'Rourke, Cleveland (Districts 251-500),
        Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 293, sheet
        12A, line 4, family 24, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.:
        National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1771; FHL microfilm
        2,341,505.

      • Page: T626, roll 1771, Cleveland, enumeration district (ED) 293
      • Confidence: Very High
      • General:

        Indexed as Oranske.

  13. 1940 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 30, (ED) 92-769, sheet 3A, line 40
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch
        (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW51-DFY : accessed 13 May 2018), Marie
        K O'Rourke in household of James O'Rourke, Ward 30, Cleveland City, Cleveland
        City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 92-769,
        sheet 3A, line 40, family 55, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA
        digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG
        29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll
        3234.

  14. Cleveland Public Library: Cleveland News Index and Necrology File
      • Page: citing death notice of 23 Mar 1959 in the Cleveland Press.
      • Confidence: Very High
  15. Ohio Death Index
      • Page: James O'Rourke, March 21, 1959, certificate 16353, Volume 15706