CATHERINE DONOVAN DEGNAN is the daughter of Richard and Honora O’Brien Flanigan Donovan. She was born in 1855 in Garryowen, Jackson County, Iowa.
Catherine married Frank Degnan. They had two children:
- Frankie and Katie Degnan (twins)
Catherine Donovan Degnan died on March 29, 1889, the same day her babies were born. She and Frank had been married only nine months at the time of her death. She is buried in St. Patrick Cemetery, Garryowen, Iowa.
Frank Degnan Jr. died on May 9, 1913, at the age of 24. He is interred at St. Patrick’s Cemetery (Section 3 Lot 18 grave 1), in Garryowen, Iowa.
Frank Degnan Sr. died on December 16, 1923, in Chicago. He is interred at St. Patrick’s Cemetery (Section 3, lot 18 grave 2,) in Garryowen, Iowa.
Katie Degnan married John Ryan. They had one son: James Aloysius Ryan. He was born on June 21, 1920.
- James Aloysius Ryan married Mary Elizabeth Heiar. They had five children.
James Aloysius Ryan passed away on June 2, 2001. He is interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.
Photo credit: Thought to be Frank Degnan Sr. and Catherine Donovan Degnan