Rose Donovan Barrett

Rose Donovan Barrett with John and Loretta Donovan at their 50th Anniversary

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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  1. My name is James Barrett
    My family linage is rooted in the family of James Barrett and Johanna Fitnam of Tralee, Kerry Ireland. They had James b. 1829, Mary (Maria)b. 1830 and John born 1834 in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland.
    John , Mary and their mother Johanna end up in Iowa.
    John moved from Dubuque to Julien to become run a dairy. He and Mary Evans had 8 children the last was John James Rose’s husband.
    Mary marries Robert George Aitchison from Scotland.
    I have researched the family extensively.
    sincerely James Barrett

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