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Thomas B. Donnelly (1840-1903)
Native of Ireland, married Lilian Keith, of Bay City.

1904 history. (Added Jan., 2009)

Historical Collections by Michigan Historical Society, 1904

by George P. Cobb.

Thomas B. Donnelly died at his residence in Bay City, December 26, 1903. He had resided in Bay City for 37 years. He was a native of Ireland, but came to this country at a very early age. For many years he lived in Antwerp, N. Y., and there learned the trade of tailor. In 1866 he came to Bay City and was employed as a cutter in the tailoring establishment of S. V. Wilkin for many years. As his acquaintance extended he also became interested in real estate, both on his own account and as agent for others. About 1880 he opened a merchant tailoring establishment and conducted it himself until 1903, almost up the time of his death. He was never especially active in politics and never a candidate for office, but took considerable interest in municipal affairs. Some 25 or 30 years ago he married Miss Lilian Keith, of Bay City, who survives him. Three children, two sons and a daughter, also survive. He was a loyal member of the Catholic church and his funeral was held at St. James' church.

Additional Notes.

    Directories: Bay City, Mich.

  • 1878 - Donnelly, Thomas B, cutter, S. V. Wilkins, bds Campbell House.
  • 1893 - Donnelly, Thomas B, merchant tailor, 806 N Water, res 500 N Monroe.
  • 1893 - Wilkin, Sanford V, clothing, 816 N Water, res 1420 2d.

    1889 - MIchigan Deaths: Bay City, Bay, MI.

  • Raphal S.A. Donelly b. 1889, died Sept. 25, 1889, son of Thomas and Lillie H. Donelly

    1900 Census Bay City, Mich. (501 Monroe st.)

  • Donnelly, Thomas, b. Mar. 1840 Ireland, merchant tailor.
  • Lilly R, wife, b. Apr. 1860 Mich.
  • Thomas, son, b. May 1882 Mich. (died 1943)
  • Ambrose, son, b. Sep. 1884 Mich.
  • Lillian M, daughter, b. Aug. 1891 Mich.
Related Pages/Notes

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People Referenced
Donnelly, Ambrose (son)
Donnelly, Lillian M. (dau.)
Donnelly, Raphal S.A. (son)
Donnelly, Thomas (son)
Donnelly, Thomas B. (subject)
Keith, Lilian (wife)
Wilkins, Sanford V.
Subjects Referenced
Antwerp, NY
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Campbell House
St James Church
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.