Timothy Donovan (1920 - 1993)

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Timothy Donovan
1920 - 1993
April 19, 1920
June 26, 1993
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Family members called him "Clancy."
Timothy Donovan was born on April 19, 1920. He died on June 26, 1993 at 73 years old. We know that Timothy Donovan had been residing in Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 06040.
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Timothy Donovan
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Timothy Donovan
Full name
Family members called him "Clancy."
Other names or aliases
Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 06040
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metastatic colon cancer
Cause of death
east cemetery Manchester CT
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Ethnicity & Lineage

Timothy's ancestors lived in Ireland and were from a peasant milieu. The "family history" was blackened by a tradition of severe child abuse. Timothy's grandfather, Cornelious, severely slapped Timothy's father, reddening his cheeks for life, and then it was Timothy's turn, and later the turn of an American son…..

Nationality & Locations

He was born and "raised" in southern Ireland, and emigrated to the US around November 1948.


He never got past 5th or 6th grade. Instead of studying for a high school equivalent diploma, he spent his spare time drinking and reading the paper. He wasted time worrying about stuff on the other side of the world, over which he had no control, and neglected the problems of his family right under his nose. Even worse, he compounded those problems...


He was strongly catholic. He insisted on dragging his whole family to church but one by one the other members abandoned the faith. They became too educated and sophisticated for it. By the late '70s Timothy, who never got past 6th grade--if that far-- was the only one who still went to church...


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Baptism place unknown


He was a bellhop or some such, carrying other people's suitcases around in a hotel. Unable to support his family of six kids--because he wasted too much time with politics to get training for a decent job-- he had to rely on his wife to be the main breadwinner.

Personal Life

Timothy was married around March 1954. He was, I believe, once married prior to that. Wisely his first wife left him; his second wife had extremely bad taste in men.... Besides politics, and neglecting and abusing his sons, he liked horses.

Military Service

He was in the Irish army around the time of WWII, but not in the US armed forces, after coming to the USA in '48.

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Tim Donovan commented on Jun 23
Timothy Donovan was from a very abusive background. Severely beaten, bullied and humiliated by his father, he thought he had a right to do the same to his own sons. The bulk of the blame must go to their mother, though. Unlike Timothy, she knew what he was doing was wrong, but she was too stupid and cowardly to get rid of him. From the point of view of mental health, education and socioeconomic status Timothy was at best worthless, or a total liability. Blinded by a misguided love, his wife remained glued to a loser for 30 years. She sacrificed her own life as well as the lives of her kids to preserve her marriage to a good-for-nothing.
Tim Donovan commented on Jun 23
Timothy Donovan has been dead since 1993 and good riddance. His own ignorance proved fatal. Around 1968 a son told him he should stop smoking or he might get cancer. "Don't worry about it!" he bellowed. Twenty five years later Timothy was emaciated and near-death, his insides shot with cancer…..
Tim Donovan commented on Jun 24
Timothy's fundamental mistake was to think he could change the world, through involvement in politics. As a poor, uneducated person, he had no hope of doing that. Eventually, he gave up politics in utter frustration. Unable to change the world, he should've changed himself--by getting psychiatric treatment, a high school equivalent diploma and a better job.
Tim Donovan commented on Jun 27
It was noted that, whenever Timothy was in an abusive or bullying mood, his eyes seemed to stare into space. As a psychologist would say, he was reliving a past traumatic experience this time in the role of aggressor instead of victim. He had internalized his father's brutal nature...
Tim Donovan commented on Jun 27
Timothy often gave the impression of being brain dead. When asked why he did something, or believed something, he'd answer "That's the way I was brought up." Pounded into a mold by an abusive father, he was incapable of independent thought. Often, he didn't seem much more human than an automaton.


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Timothy Donovan died on June 26, 1993 at 73 years old. he was buried in east cemetery Manchester CT. He was born on April 19, 1920. We are unaware of information about Timothy's family. We know that Timothy Donovan had been residing in Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 06040.

1920 - 1993 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Timothy Donovan was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1944, at the age of 24 years old, Timothy was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1957, when he was 37 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1961, at the age of 41 years old, Timothy was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1993, in the year of Timothy Donovan's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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