Timothy Donovan-Boston- (Work in progress 29.06.2011)
Patrick Joseph Donovan was born on 03.02.1883 in Dunmanway and he emigrated from Ireland to the U.S.circa 1904. He was a brother of Timothy’s and he live for a while with his sister Ellen Hanley (Curly Ellen) and her family at no. 3 Maymount, Cork City before emigrating to the U.S. Patrick Joseph Donovanmarried Margaret Daley on 20.01.1909 in Boston, Mass. and they lived in Precinct 8 South Boston 9, Suffolk, Mass.and had 5 children.
Timothy Donovan was born circa. 1886/1888. He was a younger brother of Patrick Joseph Donovan. We know that he emigrated to the U.S.circa. 1908 but we found it hard to trace him on the American Census Records. Timothy offered accommodation to his nephew Michael Joseph Hanley (31) when he emigrated from Cork City to Boston on 05.03.1930.Timothy Donovan was aged about 44 at that stage and he lived at no 35 Bittern Rd, Quincy, Mass.
One of these Donovan’s might be the son of Timothy and Ellen Donovan from Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland.
1 Timothy J.Donovan - The U.S.Census, 1910. Estimated birth 1888. Aged 22 years of age and lived with his brother Michael (24) in Boston Ward 3, Suffolk, Mass.
2 Timothy J.Donovan –The U.S.Census, 1920. Estimated birth 1886. Aged 34 years of age. 5 Precinct Boston City Ward12, Suffolk, Mass. Marital Status-Single.
3 Timothy Donovan-The U.S.Census, 1910. Estimated birth 1887. Aged 23 years of age, Emigrated from Ireland in 1909. And live in Boston Ward 13, Suffolk, Mass.
4 Timothy D.Donovan appeared on- The U.S. Census, 1910. He was born in 1886 (24) and he emigrated from Ireland in 1910. He lived in Boston Ward 12, Suffolk, Mass.
5 Timothy G Donovan -The U.S.Census, 1920. He was born in 1886 (34) and was married to Mary C.Donovan. He lived in Part of Precinct 6, Boston City 11, Suffolk, Mass.They had 3 children and his uncle William Feeley lived with them. I think that Timothy was a chain maker in a Navy Yard.
Summary: I’m inclined to think that no 5 is the Timothy Donovan we want.