When James Patrick Dolan was born on 29 January 1858, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, Kieran Dolan, was 29 and his mother, Martha Ann Hardin, was 22. He married Mary Agnes Hagerty on 29 October 1889, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Mounds, Pulaski, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 11 March 1943, in Mound City, Pulaski, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, James Patrick, Aisling, Brennan, Bridgid, Cormac, Donovan, Dymphna, Eamon, John Patrick, Kevin Patrick, Liam.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhláin ‘descendant of Dubhshlán’, a personal name from dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’.
In some cases also an American shortened form of Slovenian Dolanc or Dolanec: vernacular variants of a habitational name for someone from any of numerous villages named Dol ‘small valley’.