James Donnelly

26 November 1881–20 August 1945 (Age 63)
Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of James

When James Donnelly was born on 26 November 1881, in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, Robert Alexander Donnelly, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Barnhill, was 22. He married Emma Agnes Fitzwilliams about 1905, in Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Piedmont, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Piedmont District, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 20 August 1945, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Westernport, Allegany, Maryland, United States.

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James Donnelly
Emma Agnes Fitzwilliams
Marriage: about 1905
Agnes Bernadine Donnelly
Madelyn U Donnelly
Teresa Donnelly
Mary Virginia Donnelly
Patrick J Donnelly
Beatrice Donnelly
John William Donnelly
Thomas Donnelly

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  • Marriage
    about 1905Mineral, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.
    Age 4
    The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 17
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Aileen, Kieran, Liam, Aisling, Brigid, Clodagh, Conan, Eamonn, Michael Patrick, Niall.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnghaile ‘descendant of Donnghal’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + gal ‘valor’. It is claimed that most bearers of this surname in Donegal descend from Donnghal O'Neill, 17th in descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages; there were also other families of the same name in Sligo and Cork.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • James Donley, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James J Donnelly, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Jas. Donnelly in entry for Thos. Donnelly, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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