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O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:09 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information on Patrick O'Brien (bc1865 Ireland) and his wife Annie Johnson (bc 1869 Ireland) who lived in New York.
I think I have details of them in 1900 Census with 3 children - Margaret F, Mary B, William J  all born New York between 1896 and 1900. Also living with them was Walter O'Brien, brother to Patrick, bc 1867 Ireland.
I have no idea when Patrick and Annie married or arrived in USA.
Any ideas or options considered.
Jackie
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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:18 BST (UK) »
The 1900 census says they had been married for 4 years, Patrick immigrated in 1885 and was naturalized, Annie immigrated in 1890, and Walter immigrated in 1896.

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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:27 BST (UK) »
This appears to be them in 1910 - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5MY-VT3  It says they had been married for 14 years, and it was a first marriage for both.  It says Patrick immigrated in 1882 and was naturalized and Annie immigrated in 1888.

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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that information.
Anything on the children? Particularly William bc1900
Jackie
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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:34 BST (UK) »
This appears to be the family with Walter in 1905 - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSRS-XQ2?i=30&cc=1463113

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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:49 BST (UK) »
There seem to be births for these children with the mother's name as Annie Campbell.

William - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WWX-JCW

Margaret - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WST-C6V

Mary Bridget - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WWS-H8C

The months and the years of birth match those on the 1900 census.

Do you have parents' names or a town they're from in Ireland for the people you're looking for?

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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 May 19 00:16 BST (UK) »
I have also just checked out the births for the children and noticed that mother was Annie Campbell O'Brien!
Trouble is that I am checking this out for someone else (they are looking at my brick wall) and the name given me was Annie Johnson. So I will get back to them and see what they reckon but on the face of it, quite a stumbling block.
Thank you for your help.
Jackie
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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 May 19 00:27 BST (UK) »
Is there any other information that you have to rule in or out this family?

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Re: O'Briens in New York - needle in haystack?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17 May 19 00:40 BST (UK) »
William (J) O'Brien claimed his birthday as 15 April, not in February, but was apparently very vague about his parents and early life. A possible stint in WW1, in either US Army or Navy. He ended up in Australia around 1927, married here and raised a family.
So not a lot to go on, I'm afraid.
Jackie
Bateman, Baylis, Bellotti, Bower (Stillgebauer), Cattermole, Chester, Dullage, Felix, French, Garrett, Gilbert, Harding, Haynes, Hazelwood, Plume, Rudge, Strickson, Warren, Whitehead, Whitehorn