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.
Richard and Blanche Johnson married in Assumption Church, Sylvia Switch, Iowa, on April 22, 1924.
They had five children:
Richard died February 16, 1962, in Dubuque, Iowa. Blanche passed away in 1983 at 87 years old. 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.