John Adams (Jack) O'Brien

1914–1987 (Age 73)
San Rafael, Marin, California, United States

The Life of John Adams (Jack)

When John Adams (Jack) O'Brien was born on 15 February 1914, in San Rafael, Marin, California, United States, his father, John Michael O'Brien, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Mae Adams, was 34. He died on 24 June 1987, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States.

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John Michael O'Brien
Margaret Mae Adams
Laura W. O'Brien
Edmund Spence O'brien
Stanley Ernest O'Brien
Robert Lee O'Brien
Helen Dulcinea O'Brien
John Adams (Jack) O'Brien
Janice Isabelle O'Brien

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

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

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Sources (3)

  • John A O Brien in household of Margaret M O Brien, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Obrien in household of John M Obrien, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Adams Obrien, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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