Mary Donovan

7 December 1904–9 April 1969 (Age 64)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Donovan was born on 7 December 1904, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Augustine Donovan, was 28 and her mother, Mary E. Williams, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Charles Kenney. She died on 9 April 1969, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Charles Kenney
Mary Donovan
Edward B. Keyes
Robert Keyes
Gertrude Keyes

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    Edward Donovan



    Margert Donovan


    Mary Donovan



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 19

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Irish (originally of County Limerick, later of Counties Cork and Kilkenny): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin ‘descendant of Donndubhán’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • M Dorothy Donovan in household of William A Donovan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy M Donovan in household of William A Donovan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Dorothy Donovan, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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