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Re: Jack O'Brien born in Guerville, CA @ 1894
Posted by: Toni Thompson (ID *****9640) Date: January 02, 2011 at 19:34:26
In Reply to: Re: Jack O'Brien born in Guerville, CA @ 1894 by Judy Artley of 494

Well, I just copied the spelling on the marriage "return" I just double checked and it was spelled wrong, they didn't put an NE in there either.
It says John was born in Dublin, Ireland and it just says Ireland for Lucy.
Della was born in CA. Although I don't have the city name in my records...I think I have it somewhere.
I know they met in Walla Walla, WA. Jack was a cook in logging camps in Oregon and WA and continued to do that after they were married.
This is my brother-in-laws family, and this Jack was not exactly the shiny example of a grandfather. He abandoned his family. More than abandoned, he just vanished, leaving Della with 4 young kids. That's why when we found this marriage information, we were thinking we could just skip over him back to the next, hopefully more honorable, generation.
Someone did find him in Seattle a few years after he left. Although when they checked into the resturant he was cooking in, he again took off. He was actually going by the last name of Kelly.
My brother-in-law has joined the O'Brien DNA study and it does at least verify he was telling the truth about O'Brien being his last name, as he has found some matches.

Thanks for checking to see if anything was obvious.

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