Richard Donovan II

RICHARD DONOVAN II is the son of  Maurice and Mary Ellen Shanahan Donovan. He was born on March 1, 1884, in Garryowen, Jackson County, Iowa.

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Photo: Richard and Blanche Johnson Donovan

Richard and Blanche Johnson were married in Assumption Church, Sylvia Switch, Iowa, on April 22, 1924.

They had five children:

Richard died on February 16, 1962, in Dubuque, Iowa. Blanche passed away in 1983 at the age 87 years. They are buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque County, Iowa.

A memoir of Blanche’s as a young child can be found here.

2 thoughts on “Richard Donovan II

  1. Richard and Blanche’s first son, Cornelius, has not been known as “Con” in his children’s lifetime, perhaps that was a childhood name. He is known as Neal.

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