William O’Brien

22 July 1882–1963 (Age 80)
North Salem, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William

William O’Brien was born on 22 July 1882, in North Salem, Westchester, New York, United States. He had at least 1 son with Edward O’Brien. He died in 1963, in West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81.

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World Events (3)

1886
Age 4
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union
Age 4
The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1894
Age 12
Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Briain ‘descendant of Brian’, a personal name probably based on the element bre- ‘hill’, with the transferred sense ‘eminence’, i.e. ‘exalted one’. See also Bryan . In Ireland there has also been some confusion with O’Byrne ( see Byrne ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Bryan
O’Byrne
Byrne
O’Brian
O’Briant
O’Brion
O’Bryan
O’Bryant
O’Bryon

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