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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Prof. M. C. O’Donohoe is one of the leading teachers in the county, and has followed that vocation since his own education was finished. He graduated with honors from a university in Ireland when but nineteen years of age, and in 1867 immigrated to the United States. He was born July 6, 1848, of Irish parents. His father, Thomas O’Donohoe, was a farmer and stock raiser in Ireland, and there lived until his death. After coming to America our subject taught a few months in Newark, N. J., and then permanently located in Arkansas. He taught the first free school of Fort Smith in 1869, and in 1871 came to Franklin County, where he was the first teacher of the White Oak High-school, and also of the Roseville Academy. September 9, 1875 he was unite in marriage to Miss Mattie V. Humphries, a highly accomplished and educated lady, and a daughter of Hon. J. P. Humphries, of this county. After his marriage Prof. O’Donohoe removed to Logan County, and taught two years in the Roseville Academy, but since that time he has been actively engaged in his chosen calling in Franklin County, where he stands at the head of his profession. In connection with teaching Mr. O’ Donohoe is successfully engaged in farming. To himself and wife three sturdy and intelligent sons have been born: Ernest, Thomas and Robert. Mr. and Mrs. O’Donohoe are highly respected by the community. The former belongs to the Catholic Church, and the latter is a Methodist.

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This family biography is one of 163 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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