James E O'Donnell

Is your surname O'Donnell?

Research the O'Donnell family

James E O'Donnell's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

James E O'Donnell

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Donegal, Ireland
Death: August 9, 1969 (69)
Chicago, IL, United States (Heart Attack )
Place of Burial: Chicago, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael O'Donnell and Mary Bonar O'Donnell
Husband of Margaret Boyle O'Donnell
Father of Mary O'Donnell Barker; Eugenia Marie Carroll; Private; Private User; Maureen Heft and 1 other

Occupation: Ship Captain
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About James E O'Donnell

County Donegal is famous for being the home of the once mighty Clan Dálaigh, whose most famous branch were the Clan Ó Domhnaill, better known today in English as the O'Donnell Clan. Until around A.D. 1600, the O'Donnells were one of Ireland's richest and most powerful Gaelic (native Irish) ruling-families. Within the Province of Ulster only the Clan Uí Néill (known in English as the O'Neill Clan) of modern County Tyrone were more powerful. The O'Donnells were Ulster's second most powerful clan or ruling-family from the early thirteenth-century through to the start of the seventeenth-century. For several centuries the O'Donnells ruled Tír Chonaill, a Gaelic kingdom in West Ulster that covered almost all of modern County Donegal. The head of the O'Donnell family had the titles An Ó Domhnaill (meaning The O'Donnell in English) and Rí Thír Chonaill (meaning King of Tír Chonaill in English). Based at Donegal Castle in Dún na nGall (modern Donegal Town), the O'Donnell Kings of Tír Chonaill were traditionally inaugurated at Doon Rock near Kilmacrenan. O'Donnell royal or chiefly power was finally ended in what was then the newly created County Donegal in September, 1607, following the Flight of the Earls from near Rathmullan. The modern County Arms of Donegal (dating from the early 1970s) was influenced by the design of the old O'Donnell royal arms. The County Arms is the official coat-of-arms of both County Donegal and Donegal County Council.

view all

James E O'Donnell's Timeline

1900
August 3, 1900
Donegal, Ireland
1927
April 10, 1927
Age 26
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
1969
August 9, 1969
Age 69
Chicago, IL, United States
August 12, 1969
Age 69
Chicago, IL, United States
????
????
Chicago, IL, United States