Henley Girl Died Sunday

“A brief illness with the measles, followed by pneumonia proved fatal in the sickness of Mary, the bright 17-year-old daughter of Mr.1 and Mrs.2 Edwin O’Brien, of Henley, who was claimed by the grim reaper Sunday forenoon. She was a lovely girl and the eldest of three children in the family. The fond and loving parents survive besides two younger sister and a wide circle of friends who sympathize with the stricken family.”

“Mr. O’Brien is the general supervisor of the vast Peebles estate34 at Henley, and is brother of JW O’Brien5, the well-known merchant.”

“The funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic church at McCullough Tuesday forenoon. Father Mertian officiating with interment at McCullough Catholic cemetery.”6

Ohio Certificate of Death for Mary B. O’Brien7

  1. Edmund A O’Brien
  2. Flora Rodenfels O’Brien
  3. John Peebles and his son Joseph Bentley Peebles, owners of the Pebbles Land Company, the Peebles Realty Company, and the Peebles Paving Brick Company once held vast tracks of land until the State of Ohio took over 5000 acres to create a state game preserve.
  4. Galbreath, C. B. (1925). History of Ohio. United States: American Historical Society, Incorporated.
  5. John W. O’Brien
  6. Henley Girl Died Sunday. (1910, March 21). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 6.
  7. “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), 1910 > 15371-17870 > image 2521 of 3062.
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