Rose Donovan

ROSE DONOVAN is the daughter of  Maurice and Mary Ellen Shanahan Donovan. She married John Barrett on May 21, 1907 at St. Patrick’s Church, Dubuque, Iowa. they had ten children – Katherine “Katie”, John, John, William, Margaretta and her twin Rosetta, Marie, Leo, Martin, Louis, and Francis.

Rose Donovan Barrett with her brother, John Joseph Donovan and his wife Loretta Carew at their 50th anniversary celebration at New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, Iowa, 1963.


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