Zepherino "Zeph" O'Brien

18 October 1870–8 April 1948 (Age 77)
Watford, Warwick, Lambton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Zepherino "Zeph"

When Zepherino "Zeph" O'Brien was born on 18 October 1870, in Watford, Warwick, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, his father, MICHEAL O'BRIEN, was 38 and his mother, Mary Said, was 33. He married Verdia Elizabeth Hollis on 24 June 1903, in Manila, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States for about 45 years. He died on 8 April 1948, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States.

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Zepherino "Zeph" O'Brien
Verdia Elizabeth Hollis
Marriage: 24 June 1903
Mary Adeline O'Brien
Richard Cary "Casy" O'Brien
John Zepherino O'Brien
Michael Hollis O'Brien
Patrick O'Brien
Virginia Elizabeth O'Brien

Spouse and Children

24 June 1903
Manila, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Said




World Events (8)


Age 1

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

O, descendant; Brien, corruption of Britain. Grandson of a Briton

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Sources (3)

  • Zeph Obrien, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Zeph Obrien, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zeph Obrien, "United States Census, 1920"

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