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From: "Michelle Leddin" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Michael O'Brien (Priest) - 1912 in chicago
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:08:02 +1100
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Hi there Annette,

We don't know the uncle's parents names, only that he was an O'Brien. I can
do a search but will be unable to view this info, as I do not have access to
Ancestry. Apparently according to the 1920 census Fr Michael O'Brien was
still in Chicago.

I have found the rest of the information I was after on Timothy. The only
mention of him was in a letter James Crowe (Ireland) wrote to his sister
Bridget Smyth, in which he says that Timothy and Fr. Michael were in the
U.S.A. I have no other info. than that.

Thanks for the thought though Annette.


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From: "Annette" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Michael O'Brien (Priest) - 1912 in chicago


You mention that Michael's uncle traveled quite a bit to and from Ireland.
Have you searched's U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
database? Some of the applications contain quite helpful information and
even a photograph. You may find the uncle there.

Do you know Michael's uncle's name? Even if you have only the surname, you
may still find him by checking the passport witness, parent names, etc,
found on the passport. I recently found a Kavanagh relative on the database
just by searching the surname. I knew she was somehow related because her
passport witness was my great-aunt's husband. Once I discovered her, I
searched the census lists, obituaries, etc, and was able to find many other
extended family members through her. I also found my grandmother's cousin,
and his photo, just by searching surnames. I identified him through his
parents' names and his address of residence.

> > Michael's uncle is a bit of a mystery, as he paid for alot of the
> > family - > both Crowe and O'Brien, to come out to the USA. He made alot
> > of trips back > and forth, from Ireland to the USA. > >
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