Rose Donovan Barrett

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ROSE DONOVAN is the daughter of  Maurice and Mary Ellen Shanahan Donovan. She was born January 24, 1887, in Garryowen, Jackson County, Iowa.

She married John Barrett (May 13, 1876 – October 6, 1925) on May 21, 1907, at St. Patrick’s Church, Dubuque, Iowa.

Rose and John had nine children:

Rose died on May 27, 1967, in Dubuque, Iowa. She is buried with John and their son, William, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa (Sec. E, Row 22, Stone 57).

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

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