Person Sheet


Name Thomas Donovan457, D515
Birth Jan 1834, Co. Cork, Ireland552,553,554
Census 1880, Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT523
Census 1900, Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT555
Death Jul 21, 1901, Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT556
Burial Jul 23, 1901, St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT556
Occupation 1863 Longshoreman, 1880 Works In Shoe Factory523,557
Spouses
1 Ellen Catherine Conroy558,557,559, C560
Birth 1832, Co. Cork, Ireland523,557
Death May 10, 1900, Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT560
Burial May 12, 1900, Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT560
Occupation Keeps House523,557
Marriage May 15, 185924
Children E. Mary C. (1860-)
Anna (Annie) M. (1865-)
Margaret "Maggie" (1867-1909)
Catherine "Katie" (1869-1949)
William (1872-)
Elizabeth (1876-1955)
Notes for Thomas Donovan
His death report:

Thomas Donovan Drowned

Body of Well Known Citizen found in Glove Company's Waterway Sunday Morning. Thomas Donovan, for many years a resident of Naugatuck, who resided with his family on Church Street was found drowned yesterday morning at about 11 o'clock n the Glove company's North Water street raceway. The body was first seen by Mr. Swanson, who is employed by L.D. Warner of Church street and Chief of Police Schmidt and Medical Examiner Tuttle were notified as quickly as possible. Both officials responded promptly but it was nearly 1 pm before the body was taken from the water. After making an examination of the body, Medical Examiner Tuttle permitted it to be removed to McCarthy's morgue. The relatives of the deceased were notified and the body was taken to his late home on Church street. The body had evidently been in the water for several hours. There were no marks(?) upon it to indicate that the deceased had been a victim of foul play, and it is the general opinion that death was accidental.
Mr. Donovan was employed on _____ streets under Head Superintendent Pitcher and had the reputation of being one of the most faithful workman in the latter's employ. So far as can be learned (?) he was last seen in the ______ Saturday night shortly after 10 o'clock. He did not return home Saturday night and it is thought that his fatality occurred sometime during the night.

He leaves one son, William Donovan, and four daughters, Mrs. Patrick Rooney of Scott street, Mrs. Michael Morris of Cherry Street, Mrs. William Ryan of Gorman street and Miss Margaret Donovan of Church street. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 8:30 from the home and then 9 o'clock at St. Francis church. The interment will be in St. James' cemetery. Naugatuck Daily News July 22, 1901 556
Notes for Ellen Catherine (Spouse 1)
Her death notice:

May 10, 1900 Naugatuck Daily News page 4

Catherine Donovan, wife of Thomas Donovan, died this morning at 9 o'clock at her home on Scott street after a lingering illness. Beside her husband she leaves one son, William Donovan and her four daughters, Mrs. Patrick Rooney, Mrs. Michael Morris, Miss Margaret Donovan and Miss Lizzie Donovan all of Naugatuck. The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 8:00 from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis' church. The interment will be in St. Francis' cemetery.560
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