John J. O'Donnell
(1884-1965)
Nora P. O'Connell
(1883-1962)

John Francis O'Donnell
(1914-1987)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jane Marie Bennett
2. Frances Marjorie McLaughlin

John Francis O'Donnell

  • Born: 23 Mar 1914, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Jane Marie Bennett on 20 May 1936 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Frances Marjorie McLaughlin on 12 Oct 1946 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 3
  • Died: 22 Jun 1987, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Michigan, United States at age 73 5 6
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the 1920 United States Federal census in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 4

He appeared on the 1930 United States Federal census in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 7

His obituary was published in the Detroit Free Press on 25 Jun 1987 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 8

John O'Donnell, ex-auto exec
By DAWSON BELL
Free Press Staff Writer
Services for John F. O'Donnell, a
retired Ford Motor Co. executive and
conservationist who served as Roches-
ter Village Council president in the
mid-1960s, will be held today at the
William Potere Funeral Home in Roch-
ester.
Mr. O'Donnell, 73, of Rochester
died Monday after a sudden illness.
He was a member of the Village
Council for four years during a debate
over whether the growing rural village
should become a city, said his wife,
Frances.
His position in favor of Rochester
becoming a city ultimately was ap-
proved in 1967.
A native of Detroit, Mr. O'Donnell's
career with Ford spanned four decades
and included extensive travel, his wife
said. He retired as industrial relations
manager in 1975.
Much of the work closest to Mr.
O'Donnell's heart was done close to
home, as an advocate for Michigan
wildlife and game habitat, she said. Mr.
O'Donnell worked with UAW pioneer
Water Reuther in early reclamation
efforts on Paint Creel in Rochester in
the 1960s, she said.
More recently, Mr. O'Donnell joined
former Gov. William Milliken on fish
planting projects in the Manistee River
in northern Michigan. He was an avid
hunter and fisherman, and member of
the Sportsman's Congress and Michi
gan United Conservation Clubs.
In addition to his wife, Mr. O'Don-
nell is survived by four sons, John,
Michael, Patrick and Daniel; two sis-
ters, and two grandchildren.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m.
today at the funeral home, 339 Walnut
Blvd., Rochester, followed by a mass at
St. Andrew's Catholic Church and
burial in Mt. Avon Cemetery.


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John married Jane Marie Bennett on 20 May 1936 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce on 8 Nov 1945. (Jane Marie Bennett was born on 24 Feb 1917 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 1 9.)


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John next married Frances Marjorie McLaughlin on 12 Oct 1946 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.3 (Frances Marjorie McLaughlin was born on 9 May 1919 in White Pine, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States 3 10 and died on 21 Oct 2007 in Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, United States 10.)


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Sources


1 "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

Name: Mr John O'Donnell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1914
Birth Place: Michigan
Marriage Date: 20 May 1936
Marriage Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
License County: Wayne
Age: 22
Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Father: John
Mother: Nora O'Connell
Spouse: Jane Bennett
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 19
Spouse Birth Place: Michigan
Spouse Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Spouse Father: William
Spouse Mother: Caroline Jorgensen
County File Number: 476345
State File Number: 160319
Film: 279
Film Title: 82 Wayne 157950-161199
Film Description: Wayne (Dates TBD)

2 "Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

Name: Jane Marie O'Dannell
Age: 28
Marriage Date: 29 May 1936
Marriage Place: Michigan
Decree Date: 8 Nov 1945
Decree Place: Wayne, Michigan, USA
Spouse Name: John Francis O'Dannell
State File Number: 82127319
Docket Number: 379711
Number of Children: 1
Divorce Status: Granted

3 "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

Name: John Francis O'Donnell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1914
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1946
Marriage Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
License County: Wayne
Age: 32
Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Father: John J O'Donnell
Mother: Dora O'Connell
Spouse: Frances Marjorie McLAUGHLIN
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 21
Spouse Birth Place: White Pine, Michigan
Spouse Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Spouse Father: Hugh McLaughlin
Spouse Mother: Vara DuVal
County File Number: 688842
State File Number: 367999
Film: 343
Film Title: 82 Wayne 367670-370940
Film Description: Wayne (Dates TBD)

4 1920 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls.).

5 Index of Michigan Deaths from 1971 to 1996 (Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1998. Original electronic data from: Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index, Lansing, MI, 1971-1996.),

Name: John F Odonnell
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1914
Death Date: 22 Jun 1987
Gender: Male
Residence: Rochester, Oakland, Michigan
Place of Death: Rochester Hills, Oakland, Michigan.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.),

Name: John Odonnell
SSN: 372-01-5213
Last Residence: 48063 Columbus, Saint Clair, Michigan, USA
BORN: 23 Mar 1914
Died: Jun 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951).

7 1930 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930.T626, 2,667 rolls.).

8 The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Michigan, 25 June 1987.

9 "Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 Jun 2016);

Name: Norman L Ellsasser
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Nov 1950
Event Place: Wood, Ohio, United States
Age: 35
Birth Date: 21 May 1915
Birth Year (Estimated): 1915
Birthplace: Cleveland O
Father's Name: Frederick M Ellsasser
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Hazel Hatch
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name: Jane M O'Donnell
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 33
Spouse's Birth Date: 24 Feb 1917
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Father's Name: Wm R Bennett
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name: Caroline M Jorgenson
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Reference ID:
GS Film Number: 2251751
Digital Folder Number: 005262003
Image Number: 01988

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.),

Name: Frances Odonnell Burns
Last Residence: 48306 Rochester, Oakland, Michigan
BORN: 9 May 1919
Died: 21 Oct 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951).


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