Dr. Justin M. Donnelly, one of the younger representatives of Toledo's medical fraternity, possesses those qualities
through which success comes as a natural sequence and in the field of professional service he is making rapid progress.
He was born at Napoleon, Ohio, June 7, 1894, and his parents, Michael and Mary (McGurk) Donnelly, were also natives
of this state. The father was a prominent attorney of Napoleon and there engaged in practice for many years, building
up a large clientele. His death occurred at that place in 1915 and the mother passed away in 1914. To their union
were born four children: Cyril and Justin M., of this city; and Gerald and Edwin, who still reside at Napoleon.
Justin M. Donnelly attended, the grammar and high schools of his native town and in 1911 he completed a course
in St. John's College of Toledo. He next became a student at the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated
in 1915, and then entered Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which conferred upon him the
M. D. degree in 1918. The ensuing year was spent as an interne at St. Vincent's Hospital of Toledo and in 1919
he opened an office at No. 317 Huron street in this city, beginning his professional career with exceptionally
thorough training. He has a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles underlying his work and is
correct in the application of his knowledge to the needs of his patients. He engages in the general practice of
medicine and surgery and is a member of the staff of Mercy Hospital.
On the 14th of September, 1920, Dr. Donnelly was married to Miss Mabel Derr of this city, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Derr, residents of Mansfield, Ohio, and to this union has been born one child, Marilyn, whose birth
occurred on the 19th of November 1921. Dr. Donnelly is a communicant of the Roman Catholic church. belonging to
St. Agnes parish. While attending college he was connected with the hospital service of the Medical Reserve Corps
and he keeps in touch with the advancement that is being made along professional lines through his membership in
the Toledo Academy of Medicine, the Lucas County and Ohio State Medical societies and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Donnelly is an energetic, progressive young man whose life is guided by high purposes and ideals, and industry,
ability and tenacity of purpose, are bringing him to the front in his profession.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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