Jim O’Rourke

Birth Name: James Henry O’Rourke

Date of Birth: September 1, 1850

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Death: January 8, 1919

Place of Death: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish

Jim O’Rourke was an American professional baseball player. He played in the National Association in addition to Major League Baseball. His primary position was left field. He was nicknamed “Orator Jim.”

Jim was the son of Irish parents, Catherine (O’Donnell) and Hugh O’Rourke. His mother’s family was from Donegal.

Jim’s paternal grandfather was named Hugh O’Rourke.

Jim’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Dillon.

Jim’s maternal grandfather was named Michael O’Donnell.

Jim’s maternal grandmother was named Mary McFadden.

Source: Death record of Jim O’Rourke – https://www.findagrave.com

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