Frank O'Brien was born in 1838 in Knocknageeha, Killanena, Co Clare, Ireland. Knocknageeha was also known as Lough Park.
Frank married Mary Cunningham (born 1838) in Feakle RC Church on Aug 30 1860. They had 2 girls. Mary born 1861 & Ellen born 1862.
Both girls were born in Gortcummer, Kilmore, Tulla, Co Clare.
Frank & family emigrated to the U.S in 1863.
Family folklore says he was a teacher.
Frank had a total of 13 children. (8 died young.)
Frank died in Hannibal, Missouri in 1904, His wife Mary died in Hannibal in 1903. Both are buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Hannibal.
Franks father was Denis O'Brien and his mother was Mary Mullins.
Frank O'Brien had 2 brothers Michael & Pat. He had 4 sisters.
Michael married Julia Corry (Derryfadda)
Pat married Bridget O'Halloran (Scalpnagown)
Ellen married John Naughton (Derrynagittagh)
Margaret married Martin McNamara (Corrakyle)
Nora married Ted Rodgers (Cloonnagro)
Judy= No information.
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"My grand father Pat was a brother of Frank O'Brien".