Francis Donnell O'Brien

M, b. 1890, d. 1942
  • Francis Donnell O'Brien was born in 1890 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Joseph O'Brien and Ellen Maguire.
  • Francis Donnell O'Brien died in 1942 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Honora Bridget O'Brien

F, b. 1879

James Joseph O'Brien

M, b. 1849
  • James Joseph O'Brien was born in 1849 in Ireland.
  • At the age of 25 years, James Joseph O'Brien married Ellen Maguire on 7 February 1874 in St Stephens Church, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • James Joseph O'Brien and Ellen Maguire appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer and Ellen carried out home duties. Their daughter Agnes most likely lived with them.
  • On 6 May 1916,James Joseph O'Brien's daughter, Agnes O'Brien was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. RC1-00G-0005.

Children of James Joseph O'Brien and Ellen Maguire

John O'Brien

M, b. circa 1850, d. 29 March 1892
  • John O'Brien was born circa 1850. He was the son of Kennedy O'Brien and Mary Cronin.
  • John O'Brien married Mary Ann Zeller in 1874 in Queensland.
  • John O'Brien died on 29 March 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 30 March 1892 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00B-0012 - He is buried with his daughter Agnes.

Children of John O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller

John O'Brien

M, b. 1876, d. 1 April 1914
  • John O'Brien was born in 1876 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller.
  • John O'Brien died on 1 April 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 3 April 1914 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC2-007-0046. He is buried with his wife Rosie.

Kennedy Patrick O'Brien

M, b. 1882, d. 7 October 1963
  • Kennedy Patrick O'Brien was born in 1882 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller.
  • Kennedy Patrick O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Spring Bluff. Kennedy was a farmer and his mother carried out home duties as did his sister Catherine.
  • Kennedy Patrick O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Koorjarewon (Highfields). Kennedy was a farmer. His mother Mary Ann and sister Mary Catherine carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 24 years, Kennedy Patrick O'Brien married Jane Gillis, daughter of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard, on 25 July 1906.
  • Kennedy Patrick O'Brien died on 7 October 1963 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 9 October 1963 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00D-0023.

Children of Kennedy Patrick O'Brien and Jane Gillis

Leslie O'Brien

M, b. 1907

Margaret O'Brien

F, b. 24 September 1863, d. 17 October 1932
  • Margaret O'Brien was born on 24 September 1863 in Congolgon, Dubbo, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Matthew O'Brien and Elizabeth.
  • At the age of 23 years, 5 months and 7 days, Margaret O'Brien married John Albion on 3 March 1887 in Cunnamulla, Queensland.
  • Margaret O'Brien and John Albion appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Perseverance. John was an engine driver at the Sawmill.
  • Margaret O'Brien and John Albion appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1908 and 1913 living at Emu Creek. John was a engine driver, most likely at Broadfoot's Djuan Mill. Margaret carried out home duties.
  • Margaret O'Brien witnessed the burial of Elsie Redna Albion on 8 February 1916 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Margaret O'Brien and John Albion appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Thornville. John was an engine driver and Margaret carried out home duties. Their son John Matthew, a teamster and daughter Elizabeth Florence were also living at Thornville, most likely with their parents.
  • On 28 July 1926,her husband, John Albion died in Queensland at age 65.
  • Margaret O'Brien died on 17 October 1932 in Queensland at age 69.
  • She was buried on 17 October 1932 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Margaret O'Brien and John Albion

Margaret O'Brien

F, b. 1881, d. 1881

Margaret Ann O'Brien

F, b. 1880, d. 31 July 1945
  • Margaret Ann O'Brien was born in 1880 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller.
  • At the age of 22 years, Margaret Ann O'Brien married Michael Volp, son of Heinrich (Henry) Volp and Ann Genzer, in 1902 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Ann O'Brien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Spring Bluff. Michael was a labourer.
  • She and Michael Volp appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Spring Bluff. Michael was a labourer.
  • Margaret Ann O'Brien died on 31 July 1945 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 3 August 1945 in Cabarlah Cemetery.      RC1-00C-0021.

Children of Margaret Ann O'Brien and Michael Volp

Mary O'Brien

F, b. 1885

Mary Ann O'Brien

F, b. 1875

Mary Catherine O'Brien

F, b. 1878
  • Mary Catherine O'Brien was born in 1878 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller.
  • Mary Catherine O'Brien appeared on the Electoral Roll with Kennedy Patrick O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller in 1903 in Spring Bluff. Kennedy was a farmer and his mother carried out home duties as did his sister Catherine.
  • Mary Catherine O'Brien appeared on the Electoral Roll with Kennedy Patrick O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller in 1905 in Koorjarewon (Highfields). Kennedy was a farmer. His mother Mary Ann and sister Mary Catherine carried out home duties.

Mary Ellen O'Brien

F, b. 10 May 1866, d. March 1955
  • Mary Ellen O'Brien was born on 10 May 1866 in Toowoomba. She was the daughter of Edward O'Brien and Mary Cahill.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 12 days, Mary Ellen O'Brien married John Patrick Nolan, son of James Nolan and Rose Ann Brennan, on 22 October 1890 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ellen O'Brien and John Patrick Nolan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Pinelands. John was the working manager of Pinelands Estate and Mary Ellen carried out home duties.
  • Mary Ellen O'Brien and John Patrick Nolan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. John Patrick was a teamster.
  • Mary Ellen O'Brien and John Patrick Nolan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Littleton Street, Crow's Nest. John and Mary's son John Patrick also lived in Crow's Nest - he was a labourer.
  • Mary Ellen O'Brien died in March 1955 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 88.
  • She was buried on 4 March 1955 in Lutwyche Cemetery.

Children of Mary Ellen O'Brien and John Patrick Nolan

Mary Jane O'Brien

F, b. 1848

Mary Jane French (nee O'Brien formerly Grant) 1848- . Wife of James William French. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Mary Jane O'Brien was born in 1848 in Ipswich, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward O'Brien and Jane E(lizabeth) Weldon.
  • At the age of 24 years, Mary Jane O'Brien married George Urquhart Grant, son of Alexander Grant and Margaret Stewart, in 1872 in Queensland.
  • In 1882,her husband, George Urquhart Grant died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 35 years, Mary Jane O'Brien married James William French, son of William French and Elizabeth Baker, on 1 December 1883 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. Mary Jane O'Brien was a widow and was aged 34 years at the time of her marriage to James. He was a 26 year old shearer. According to a letter from one of her descendants her maiden name was O'Brien. It appears that her mother had also remarried to someone named Weldon. Mary's second marriage took place at her mother's residence in Tenterfield. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Ann Weldon (her mother?) and Louis Werner. The service was officiated by William Denning according to the rites of the Weslyan Church. Mary Jane had four young children under nine at the time of the marriage.
  • On 5 August 1916, when her son George Duncan Grant enlisted in the AIF in Brisbane, Mary Jane O'Brien lived in King Street, Sydney.

Children of Mary Jane O'Brien and George Urquhart Grant

Children of Mary Jane O'Brien and James William French

Michael O'Brien

M, b. 1884, d. 1884

Michael O'Brien

M, b. 1874, d. 8 April 1959
  • Michael O'Brien was born in 1874.
  • He was the son of John O'Brien and Mary Ann Zeller.
  • Michael O'Brien died on 8 April 1959 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 9 April 1959 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC7-007-0001- He is buried with his wife Lucy.

Patricia Mary O'Brien

F, b. 1911

Thomas O'Brien

M, b. circa 1870
  • Thomas O'Brien was born circa 1870.
  • Thomas O'Brien married Elizabeth Gemmell in 1895 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Child of Thomas O'Brien and Elizabeth Gemmell

Vincent Joseph O'Brien

M, b. 23 August 1914

Irene O'Bryan

F, b. 1880, d. 1969

Child of Irene O'Bryan and Douglas Holmes MacDiarmid

Edgar Lorhrisch O'Callaghan

M, b. 9 December 1907, d. 3 January 1987
  • Edgar Lorhrisch O'Callaghan was born on 9 December 1907 in Beenleigh, Queensland.
  • At the age of 32 years, Edgar Lorhrisch O'Callaghan married Lorna Gladys McLean, daughter of Abraham Kinghorn McLean and Louisa Ann Ethel Hooper, on 9 December 1939 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Edgar Lorhrisch O'Callaghan died on 3 January 1987 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 79.

Elizabeth O'Connoll

F, b. circa 1850

Children of Elizabeth O'Connoll and Denis Michael Leane

Bridget O'Connor

F, b. circa 1895

Bridget Margaret (Margaret) O'Connor

F, b. 3 April 1897, d. 23 May 1966
  • Bridget Margaret (Margaret) O'Connor was born on 3 April 1897 in Mountain Camp, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Cornelius O'Connor and Mary Wilson.
  • Marg took up nursing and was the Matron of the Crow's Nest hospital in the 1920's. She founded her own hospital in the 1930's before taking up Bush Nursing in the outback.
  • Bridget Margaret (Margaret) O'Connor appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Mother's Hospital, Toowoomba.
  • Catherine and Bridget was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Mary O'Connor and John (Jack) Loughran, son of John Loughran and Mary McIntyre, on 6 May 1925 in St Patricks Church, Toowoomba, Queensland; Jack was a grazier from Googa Googa.
  • Bridget Margaret (Margaret) O'Connor appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1928 living at St George's Home, Milton. She was a nurse.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1932 and 1937 living at Hume Street South, Toowoomba. She was a nurse.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1954 living at 24 Tooth Avenue, Paddington. She was a nurse.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Mitchell Street, Enoggera. She was a nurse.
  • Bridget Margaret (Margaret) O'Connor died on 23 May 1966 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 69.
  • She was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Catherine O'Connor

F, b. circa 1860
  • Catherine O'Connor was born circa 1860.
  • Catherine O'Connor married Thomas Alexander Emery in 1891 in Queensland.

Child of Catherine O'Connor and Thomas Alexander Emery

Catherine (Kit) O'Connor

F, b. 28 March 1900, d. 14 December 1969
  • Catherine (Kit) O'Connor was born on 28 March 1900 in Mountain Camp, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Cornelius O'Connor and Mary Wilson.
  • Kit became a school teacher, but then changed to nursing. She was an army nurse during WWII. She then was Matron of various hospitals the last being Matron of the Old People's home at Rockhampton.
  • Catherine and Bridget was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Mary O'Connor and John (Jack) Loughran, son of John Loughran and Mary McIntyre, on 6 May 1925 in St Patricks Church, Toowoomba, Queensland; Jack was a grazier from Googa Googa.
  • Catherine (Kit) O'Connor enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 September 1941 in Brisbane. She was living at Brisbane at the time she enlisted and gave her next of kin as her brother John. She was discharged on 16 Jan 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant in the Australian Army Nursing Service A M F.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Eventide Home, Rockhampton. She was the matron.
  • Catherine (Kit) O'Connor died on 14 December 1969 in Queensland at age 69.
  • She was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Cornelius O'Connor

M, b. 1841, d. 5 August 1922

Cornelius O'Connor (1841-1922) & his wife Mary Wilson (1865-1936). Pioneers of the Emu Creek District
  • Cornelius O'Connor was born in 1841 in Meelin, Newmarket, County York, Ireland. He was the son of Timothy O'Connor and Ellen O'Connor.
  • He and Patrick Lenehan, his cousin, immigrated to Queensland in 1864. He would have been 23 years old. Con and Patrick were cousins and travelled on the ship Queen of the South.
    They worked in the Ipswich area until 1875 when Con found work on Emu Creek Station as a stockman and fencer. Patrick remained at Rosewood.
    When work was scarce at Emu Creek Station Con would join the shearing circuit, sometimes walking between properties when the feed was scarce for the horse. On his visits to Jondaryan Homestead Station he would always bring a packet of lollies for little Jimmy Fenton who still remembered this kindness when he was well into his ninties.
  • Cornelius O'Connor selected land on 21 February 1881 in Emu Creek. The land adjoined Emu Creek Station Homestead. He built a slab hut with a dirt floor and shingle roof.
  • At the age of 46 years, Cornelius O'Connor married Mary Wilson on 9 February 1887 in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. They lived in Con's slab hut. Two children, Mary and John, were born at Emu Creek before Con and Mary moved to "Mountain Camp", a property a few miles up Emu Creek. In May 1891, Peter McKilllop, the owner of Emu Creek Station exchanged his block, now known as "Mountain Camp", for the O'Connors block at Emu Creek. A hand written agreement was drawn up by Flower and Hart, solicitors, Brisbane. The document included legal details for the removal of the slab house to "Mountain Camp" in 1892. The land a Emu Creek was eventually settled by Orlando, then Egbert Maddern.
    The O'Connor family lived in a slab barn while their house was being removed and re-erected. Both the house and the barn, built with morticed joints and wooden dowels were still standing in 1991. The shingle roofs had been replaced by corrigated iron.
  • The family carried out dairying and cheese making. In the middle of the 1890's a travelling dairy came to the district to teach the art of cheese making. Mary attended soon was selling cheese to locals and also sent some to Brisbane. The children often carried a heavy cheeses with them on the walk to Djuan school, about four miles away. Mary was awarded First Prize for the Best Farmers Cheese at the Crow's Nest Show in 1904. The family continued to be competitors and exhibitors at the show for many years.
  • Cornelius O'Connor and Mary Wilson had four more children ., Ellen, Cornelius, Bridget and Catherine, all born at "Mountain Camp". The family lived in the slab hut until a home was built in 1907.
  • Cornelius O'Connor and Mary Wilson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Con was a farmer.
  • Cornelius O'Connor died on 5 August 1922 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 August 1922 in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Children of Cornelius O'Connor and Mary Wilson

Cornelius Patrick O'Connor

M, b. 3 March 1895, d. 8 November 1960

Ellen O'Connor

F, b. 6 December 1892, d. 1978