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From: "Michelle Leddin" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Michael O'Brien (Priest) - 1912 in chicago
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:31:55 +1100
References: <><008201c86d1e$8d1b9260$0201a8c0@excel><BAY144-W12087F224760FA558F259CC92B0@phx.gbl><001701c86d3d$a03b90b0$0201a8c0@excel><BAY144-W29BB3AA0E4F993609108B6C92B0@phx.gbl>

Wow thanks Annette,

I would love a copy of the file,,,especially if it has a copy of his picture
on it. This is a great piece of info on him...would love to find more on the
uncle and the brother Timothy now.

Many thanks and gratitude.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Annette" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Michael O'Brien (Priest) - 1912 in chicago

Hi Michelle,

I had access to today so I thought I'd look for Michael
O'Brien. I found:

Reverend Michael O'Brien, Catholic Priest, Born in Ballina, Tipperary, 22
Nov 1861. His father's name was Martin, now dead. Michael was 58 years
old, 5' 10-1/2", dark hair, dark complexion, straight nose, brown eyes,
round face and round mouth. A picture is included on the application.

Michael immigrated to the U.S. 1 Oct 1885, and lived in Chicago
uninterrupted 34 years, 6 months. He naturalized 5 March 1891 in the
Superior Court in Chicago, Il.

Passport issue date was 1 June 1920, and travel began 3 July 1920 aboard the
ship Columbia. He was travelling to Ireland to visit his mother.

Rev. O'Brien listed his place of residence at 2157 Humble (?) Blvd, Chicago.
His witness was James Naghten, insurance man, who resided at 820 Lawrence

Hope this helps. If you can't find access to Ancestry, I can try to
download the file next time I'm at the library, if it is possible, unless
another lister is able to send the info to you sooner. Unfortunately the
computer I was on did not have internet access.

Take care,


> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Michael O'Brien (Priest) - 1912 in
> chicago> > 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.> > Michelle>
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