O'Brien, Maraggia, Schuman, and Milleker

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Thomas Joseph O'BrienAge: 87 years18651953

Name
Thomas Joseph O'Brien

Thomas J O'Brien

Name
Thomas J O'Brien
Birth April 5, 1865 30 23
Birth
Birth of a son
#1
Chester James O'Brien

Birth of a brotherJames O'Brien
February 5, 1867 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a brotherJames O'Brien
February 5, 1867 (Age 22 months)
Death of a brotherJames O'Brien
September 26, 1868 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret O'Brien
November 8, 1868 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret O'Brien
November 8, 1868 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret O'Brien
about 1869 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterHelen O'Brien
about 1874 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherBridget Falvey
January 29, 1875 (Age 9 years)
MarriageIsabel GriffinView this family
June 30, 1887 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Howard Carl O'Brien
October 9, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Chester James O'Brien
November 12, 1890 (Age 25 years)
Occupation
Blacksmith and carriage maker
yes

Residence 1890 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Chester James O'Brien
October 1892 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Chester James O'Brien
November 12, 1892 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Chester James O'Brien
November 12, 1892 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Chester James O'Brien
about 1893 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherBridget Falvey
July 31, 1899 (Age 34 years)
Death of a motherBridget Falvey
July 31, 1899 (Age 34 years)
Residence
Age: 34; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head
1900 (Age 34 years)
Residence
Age: 54; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head
1920 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sonHoward Carl O'Brien
April 7, 1933 (Age 68 years)

Burial of a sonHoward Carl O'Brien
April 8, 1933 (Age 68 years)
Residence
Residence
Race
White
yes

Death 1953 (Age 87 years)

Death 1955 (Age 89 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 11, 1862Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
3 years
himself
22 months
younger brother
James O'Brien
Birth: February 5, 1867 32 25Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Death: DiarrheaSeptember 26, 1868Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
8 years
younger sister
-5 years
younger sister
Family with Isabel Griffin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 30, 1887162 Nehoiden St., Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
3 years
son
Chester James O'Brien
Birth: November 12, 1890 25 302 Hewes St., Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 17, 1961Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
-2 years
son

Marriage

Ref #3045; [M. O'Brien] Isabell met Thomas through an advertisement in the Boston Globe. Her grandfather, the village blacksmith in Needham, MA, placed an ad in the Globe for a helper. Replies flooded in and he asked Isabell to make the choice. Thomas was the one she picked, and their romance started immediately. (source: "She Found a Husband With Assist from Globe", Bost Globe, 1960) [M. O'Brien] 1966 Boston Herald article, "At 106, She Likes Rock 'n Roll, Short Skirts", says it was her brother-in-law who placed the ad. This makes a lot more sense. She had moved to Boston and was living with relatives (her sister, perhaps?) at the time. This was 1884. She remembered being driven to the wedding in a horse and buggy. "The couple lived in Needham and on Mission Hill for 50 years". At 92 she fell and broke her hip. She was alone without food or water for 2 days. [M. O'Brien] In another article from 1968, "Woman, 108, May Be State's Oldest", her nephew, Donald A. Cameron (77) said it was her father who placed the ad. Clearly this is wrong - her father never left Georgetown and he was a tailor.

Shared note

[M. O'Brien] The Springfield, Massachusetts Directories, 1890-91 lists a Thomas O'Brien at "Hubbard Ave c Dale" "18 Dale" Springfield, MA, occupation blacksmith and carriage manufacturer

[Paul J. O'Brien] Thomas O'Brien was a blacksmith and carriage maker. He owned an automobile painting company in Boston. He once refused to go into business with Alvin T. Fuller on a Cadillac dealership because he thought that cars would not last.

[M. O'Brien] Opened the first automotive repair shop in Boston (source: "Woman, 108, May Be State's Oldest"

[Mildred (O'Brien) Tudor] Thomas and Howard were in business together on the automotive shop. They lost the shop during the Great Depression.

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