William O'Rourke

Birth Name William O'Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 93 years, 28 days

Narrative

A few notes on William O'Rourke that don't fit anywhere else:

William O'Rourke was from Ballintur Killowen, in the Civil Parish of Kilbroney, County Down, Northern Ireland. Ballintur is a townland on the Carlingford Lough, southeast of Newry and west of Lisnacree. It is about 1 1/2 miles from Killowen point. The auto route was called the A2 in the year 2009. There is a Catholic Church in Killowen. When it was a chapel, I believe it was associated with the main parish in Rostrevor as part of Kilbroney parish.

The townland of Ballintur was part of the Mourne estate of the Needham family, which was part of what was also known as the Kilmorey Estate.

A satellite view of this area at Google maps shows that the parcel boundaries from the time of Griffith's valuation are still there.

The form of William's surname on the Irish records is Rourke/Rorke/Roarke. William used the form O'Rourke from Liverpool onward, when he provided information for the ship's manifest when emigrating.

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William's children said that William boarded with the family of Ned Rodgers, his future father in law, sometime before William and Ann were married.

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There was some kind of system to track naturalized immigrants' addresses that, I think, started in 1912. William is listed at 3987 East 89th address on the front of the card. It seems that they updated this information, because on the back of ther card it says: "4065 E 91st St, Aug 23 1912" and 8005 Finney Av, 11/4/13".

"Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8HS-BNR : accessed 09 Dec 2013), William O'Rourke, 1909.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 23, 1874 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 #312
January 23, 1874, Ballintur
William, son of John Rourke, a farmer, of Ballintur and Ellen Rourke, formerly Rogers. informant: John Rourke of Ballintur, father.

Baptism January 23, 1874 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
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William Rourke was baptized Jan 23, 1874, the son of John Rourke and Ellen Rodgers.
The godparents at William's baptism were Peter Magee and Mary Rorke.

Arrival June 22, 1899 New York, New York, United States   3a
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Departed Liverpool 14 Jun 1899, on the SS Majestic, arrived New York Jun 22, 1899

John O'Rourke, 37, single, laborer, could read and write, nationality: "Irish" overwritten with "citizen", last residence: Ballinatore. destination: Cleveland, has ticket to destination, carrying more than $30. Have you been in the US before: "Citizen" overwritten with "6 years". Destination: brother on Detroit St

William O'Rourke, 24, single, laborer, could read and write, nationality: Irish, last residence: Ballinatore, arrived in New York, destination: Cleveland, has ticket to destination, carrying $30, had not been in US before. Destination: J. O'Rourke, Cleveland.

William's surname is dittoed from John's. In the white space after the ditto mark is some writing that could be "cousin"

Census (Boarder) June 1, 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1626 Harvard 4a
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1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga Co., 27th Ward of Cleveland.
Series T623, Roll 1257, page 309, ED 144, Sheet 1B, family 13
June 2, 1900
owns the home at 1626 Harvard

[Note: this is the old street number. this corresponds to about 86th and Harvard after 1906.]

Thomas Bolen, 52, head, born March 1848, married 30 years, born in Scotland, parents in Ireland, arr 1872, naturalized, laborer
Thomas Bolen, 17, son, February 1883, born in Ohio, parents in Scotland, laborer
Susan Bolen, 49, wife, December 1850, married 30 years, 10 children, 4 alive born in Scotland, parents also, arrived 1872
Peter Bolen, 29, son, single, Nov 1870, born in Scotland, parents also, arrived 1872, clerk, out of work all last year
John Bolen, 25, son, single, March 1875, born in Ohio, parents in Scotland, laborer

Anna Meara, 23, daughter, May 1877, married 4 years, 2 children, 1 alive, born in Ohio, parents in Scotland, no occupation
James Meara, 3, grandson, July 1896, born in Ohio, father in Ohio, mother in Iowa

John Coughlin, 60, boarder, Jun 1839, married 22 years, born in Ireland, parents also, married 22 yrs, arrived 1871, naturalized, laborer
William O'Rourke, 23, boarder, Jan 1877, single, born in Ireland parents also, arrived in 1899, been here 1 year, laborer

[The initial "O" in William's name was written over by a "W". He was indexed as Rourke at heritageQuestOnline.com and at familysearch.org.]

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMZF-J2R : accessed 09 Dec 2013), Wm Rourke in household of Thos Bolen, Precinct G Cleveland City Ward 27, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 13, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241257.

Residence 1903 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 2671 Broadway 5
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1903 Cleveland City Directory
O'Rourke William millman boards 2671 Broadway
now about 8635 Broadway

Residence 1904 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 2671 Broadway  
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1904 City Directory
O'Rourke William helper r 2671 Broadway
[now about 8635 Broadway]

Naturalization April 15, 1904 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Declaration of Intention  
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Information from William O'Rourke's Declaration of Intention, April 15, 1904, in Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Name: William O'Rourke
Native of: Ireland
Arrived: 26 June 1899
Renounce allegiance to: King Edward Vii
Signed: William O'Rourke, April 15, 1904

I don't think this image was indexed, and I don't have the link.

Residence 1905 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 144 Turney [now about 4324] 5
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1905 City Directory
O'Rourke William millworker 144 Turney [now about 4324]

Residence 1906 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4324 (old 144) Turney 5
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1906 City Directory
O'Rourke William craneman r 4324 (old 144) Turney

Residence 1907 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9123 Harvard av SE 5
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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 5
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1908 City Directory
O'Rourke James steelworker r 9007 Cannon av SE
O'Rourke William steelworker r 9007 Cannon av SE

Naturalization April 14, 1909 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Petition for Naturalization 6
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From images at familysearch.org,
Information from William O'Rourke's Petition for Naturalization, April 14, 1909, in Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Ohio:

Full name: William O'Rourke
Residence: 9007 Cannon Ave, Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: craneman
Born: July 24, 1874, Newry, Ireland.
Immigration: Left Liverpool, England, on or about June 10, 1899, and arrived in New York, NY.
Declared his intention to become a citizen of the US on April 15, 1904 in Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County.
Wife: Annie O'Rourke, who was born in Cleveland and resides there.
Children: Ellen, born November 18, 1905; Mary, born March 25, 1907; William, born October 5, 1908. All born in Cleveland and residing in Cleveland.
Renounces allegiance to Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Ireland.
Can speak the English language.
Has resided in the United States since June 27, 1899, and in Ohio since June 28, 1899.
Signed: William O'Rourke, April 14, 1909.

This image was not indexed. I don't have the link.

Residence April 14, 1909 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9007 Cannon 6
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at 9007 Cannon

Naturalization September 7, 1909 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   7a 6
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Information from the index card for William O'Rourke's naturalization:
O'Rourke, William
9007 Cannon Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
Certificate no: 117624
Volume 4, pg 125
Common Pleas, Cuy. Co., Cleve.
Petition 875
Born: July 24, 1874
Arrival: June 27, 1899, New York
Naturalization: September 7, 1909
Witnesses: Daniel Kane, 8100 Broadway; Edward P Day, 4099 E. 78th St.

"Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K84T-P8N : accessed 09 Dec 2013), William O'Rourke, 1909.

Census April 15, 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 3987 East 89th Street 8a
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1910 Federal Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga Co., 18th Ward of Cleveland.
Series T624, Roll 1173, page 80 Enum. Dist 270, Sheet 3A supplement.
renting at 3987 East 89th Street:

O'Rourke, William, 36, married 1x, for 5 years, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived in 1900, naturalized, craneman in steel works
O'Rourke, Anna, 37, married 2x, this time for 5yrs, 4 children, 4 alive, born in Ohio, parents in Ireland
O'Rourke, Ellen, 4
O'Rourke, Mary, 3
O'Rourke, Willie, 1 6/12
all children born in Ohio

 

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ML8P-9DH : accessed 30 Oct 2013), William Orourke, Cleveland Ward 18, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 5, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375186.

Residence from 1911 to 1912 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 3987 East 89th 6
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at 3987 East 89th when the tracking cards started for naturalized immigrants in 1912.

also at that address in the 1911 City Directory

Residence August 23, 1912 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States moved to 4065 E 91st 6
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moved to 4065 E 91st

Residence November 4, 1913 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States moved to 8005 Finney Av 6
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moved to 8005 Finney Av

Draft Registration September 12, 1918 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   9
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United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Sept 12, 1918

William O'Rourke
8005 Finney, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
age 44, born January 23, 1874
white, naturalized citizen
occupaton: stopper setter, American Steel and Wire Co., Newburgh Works
nearest relative: Mrs Anna O'Rourke, 8008 Finney, Cleveland
height: 5'8", medium build, eyes and hair: grey
no lost limbs, not obviously physically disqualified, etc.

Registrar: James McGowan
Division No. 11, Broadway YMCA, Cleveland, O.

[Note: I doubt they were living across the street from each other. Anna's address must be wrong.]

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6FZ-3T2 : accessed 30 Oct 2013), William 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 1831775.

Residence September 12, 1918 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney 9
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when William registered for the draft he was living at 8005 Finney

Occupation September 12, 1918 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States stopper setter at American Steel and Wire 9
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When William registered for the draft he was working as a stopper setter at American Steel and Wire, Newburgh Works.

Census January 1, 1920 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney 10a
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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 1924 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney av 5
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1924 City Directory
O'Rourke William repairman h 8005 Finney av

Occupation 1924 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States street car repair mechanic 5
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The 1924 to 1928 City Directories list William O'Rourke's occupation as a repairman. This was evidently when he started working as a street car mechanic for the Cleveland Transit System. He held this job until at ieast 1943.

Residence between 1925 and 1926 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 8005 Finney av 5
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1925 City Directory
O'Rourke Ellen clerk St Mary's Seminary Fund r 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke Mary biller r 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke William repairman h 8005 Finney av

1926 City Directory
O'Rourke William repairman h 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke Ellen stenographer St Mary's Seminary Fund r 8005 Finney av
O'Rourke Mary C clk Calvary Cemetery r 8005 Finney av

Residence 1928 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9340 Harvard av 5
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1928 City Directory
O'Rourke Wm repair h 9340 Harvard av
O'Rourke Wm E timekeeper r 9340 Harvard av
O'Rourke Ellen stenographer r 9340 Harvard av
O'Rourke Mary C clerk Calvary Cemetery r 9340 Harvard av

Census April 1, 1930 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9340 Harvard 10a
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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 from 1934 to 1935 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 12916 Beechwood Ave 5
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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 11a
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12916 Beechwood Ave

Census April 1, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 12916 Beechwood 11a
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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.

Residence 1942 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4306 East 131st 5
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In the 1943 City Directory of Cleveland, at ancestry.com, William O'Rourke's listing reads:
O'Rourke, William J (Anna E) mech CTS h4306 E 131st

Residence 1946 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4242 East 126th 5
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The 1947 City Directory listing by streets has William O'Rourke at 4242 East 126th.

Census (Head) April 1, 1950 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4242 East 126th 12a
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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

Residence 1950 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 4242 East 126th 5
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The 1951 City Directory has William J O'Rourke at 4242 East 126th.

Residence between 1950 and 1967 Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States    
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The Cleveland City Directories at ancestry.com after 1954 are not complete, so I can't tell where William was living after his wife died. But once he moved in with his son he stayed there until he went in to Jennings Hall.

Residence 1954 Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 13204 South Parkway Dr 5
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1954 Cleveland City Directory
O'Rourke William resides at 13204 South Parkway Dr, Garfield Hts
O'Rourke William P (June L) lieut Engine Co No 11 owns house at 13204 South Parkway dr

Death February 20, 1967 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   13a 14
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From the Cleveland Necrology files online:
Id#: 0659336
Name: O'Rourke, William
Date: Feb 23 1967
Source: Cleveland Press
Notes: O'Rourke. William O'Rourke, husband of the late Ann (Rodgers), father of Ellen Guarnieri, William, Ann Telzrow, Tneresa, Lucy Hamilton, Betsy Sackerson, and the late Mary Murphy, and Rita Kellin, stepfather of John McCracken, brother of the late James. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-5 And 7-10 P. M. at The Lester J. Gallagher Funeral Home, 9615 Miles Ave. Funeral Mass 9:30 A. M. Thursday, St. Timothy Church. Please omit flowers.

Burial February 23, 1967 Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   15a 14a

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
    Brother     James O'Rourke November 10, 1872 March 21, 1959
         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 William O'Rourke and Ann E Rodgers

Married Wife Ann E Rodgers ( b. March 3, 1873 d. October 28, 1950 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 3, 1904 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   16a
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William and Ann Rodgers were married on November 3, 1904, at Holy Name Parish, Broadway, Cleveland Ohio. The witnesses were James Murney and Lucia Rogers. (This from a copy of the church record.) Lucy Rogers was Ann's sister. James Murney was apparently a friend of William's. The Murneys were from Kilbroney, and James Murney entered the US with William's brother James in 1900.

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ellen M. O'RourkeNovember 16, 1905August 1, 1999
Mary C. O'RourkeMarch 25, 1907January 18, 1962
William P. O'RourkeOctober 5, 1908February 1, 1997
Ann O'RourkeSeptember 22, 1910June 21, 1999
Theresa H O'RourkeJanuary 5, 1913March 28, 2002
Lucy Collette O'RourkeMarch 28, 1914June 9, 1985
Elizabeth J O'RourkeSeptember 11, 1915May 8, 2008
Rita M O'RourkeJune 28, 1918October 16, 1965

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registrations, images
      • Page: Births, #312, January 23, 1874, Ballintur, Wm Rourke
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: William Rorke, Jan 23, 1874
  3. Ellis Island Passenger Record
      • Page: SS Alaska, May 23, 1892
  4. 1900 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Ward 27, Cleveland, ED 144, Sheet 1B, family 13
  5. Cleveland City Directories
  6. Ohio County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977
  7. Cuyahoga County Naturalization Index
      • Page: Volume 4, page 125.
      • Confidence: Very High
  8. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: 18th Ward of Cleveland, Series T624, Roll 1173, page 80, ED 270, Sheet 3A
  9. United States, Selective Service System: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  10. National Archives and Records Administration: 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, ED 397, sheet 11B, line 56, family 12
  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Social Security Administration: Social Security Death Index
      • Page: entry for Willam ORourke (no apostrophe), 1967
      • Confidence: Very High
  14. family information
      • Page: for location. Not given in death notice.
      • Confidence: Very High
  15. Cleveland Public Library: Cleveland News Index and Necrology File
      • Page: citing death notice of Feb 23, 1967 in the Cleveland Press.
      • Confidence: Very High
  16. Cuyahoga County Marriage Records
      • Page: Orouske-McCracken, 1904, Volume 57, page 345
      • Confidence: Very High
      • General:

        Photocopy received from Cuyahoga County Archives. Indexed as Orouske.