John Donovan Family

JOHN DONOVAN is the son of Maurice and Mary Ellen Shanahan Donovan. He was born on October 23, 1889, in Dubuque County, Iowa.

John Donovan married Loretta Carew (born in Jackson County, Iowa, on January 13, 1894, [daughter of Rodger Carew and Ellen Kennedy Carew]) on June 17, 1913, at St. Aloysius Church in South Garryowen, Iowa.

They had nine children:

John Donovan died on June 15, 1966. Loretta Carew Donovan died on November 7, 1966.
They are buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing, Michigan.

From left, back row: Paul, Maureen, John T., Loretta, Helen, Bernadine.
From left, front row (seated): Sister Maureen, John, Rita.

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