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Mary Anne Daly                               married James J. O’Brien

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b. 12th Jan 1878
Co. Cork, Ireland

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b. 3 Feb 1877
Co. Cork

Mary Anne died in Boston in July 1945 and James died in 1955


The earliest records of the Daly family in Ireland place them in the region of what is now County Westmeath.

The ancestral clan was called Corca Adaimh and they claimed descent from a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, (High King of Ireland, 380 – 405 AD).

The surname Daly is among the most widely found in Ireland.  It is an anglicised form of the old gaelic name "Ó'Dálaigh" derived from Dálach meaning 'one who is present at assemblies' or more commonly called Councillor or Assembly person nowadays.  The root word is Dáil, which is the official title of the Irish Parliament, called “Dáil Eireann".

The modern Irish surnames O'Daly, Daly, Daley, Daily, Dailey and Dawley are derived from Ó Dálaigh.
Mary Anne (Daly) O'Brien



Mary was baptised Mary in Leap, Co. Cork on 12 Jan 1878 - Sponsors: Tim Burke, Mary Daly

James Joseph was baptised James also in Leap on 3 Feb 1878 - Sponsors: Michael Hurley, Margaret McCarthy

See copy of the respective entries in the Church Baptism Register below (only bare details were normally entered)


U.S. Census 1910:    Boston Ward 13, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

   Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Immigration Year
   Timothy Donovan Head M 43 Ireland 1887
   Catherine Donovan Wife F 43 Ireland 1888
   Katherine E Daly Cousin F 24 Ireland 1903
   Mary A Daly Cousin F 29 Ireland 1902


Marriage in Boston on 5 June 1910:

Name: Mary A Daly
Birth Year: abt 1883
Birth Place: Ireland
Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1910
Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Age at Marriage: 27
Father: John Daly
Mother: Catherine Burke
Spouse: James J O'Brien
Spouse Birth Place: Ireland
Spouse Age at Marriage: 27
Spouse Father: Joseph O'Brien
Spouse Mother: Catharine McCarthy

After marrying James and Mary lived in 6th Street, South Boston, USA


United States Census 1920
Name: Mary O'Brian
[Mary O'brien] 
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1920: Boston Ward 10, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Street: I Street
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1903
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: James J O'Brian
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Native Tongue: Irish
Able to Speak English: Yes
Naturalization Status: Alien
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James J O'Brian 40
Mary O'Brian 40
Joseph O'Brian 8
[8 6/12] 
John O'Brian 8
[8 0/12] 
May O'Brian 5
[5 6/12] 
Catherine O'Brian 2
Helen A O'Brian 0

United States Census 1930
Name: Mary O'Brien
[Mary Obrien] 
Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: South Ireland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: East Fifth Street
Ward of City: Seven
Block: 11
Institution: x
House Number in Cities or Towns: 409
Dwelling Number: 191
Family Number: 119
Age at First Marriage: 27
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: South Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: South Ireland
Language Spoken: English
Immigration Year: 1895
Naturalization: Alien
Able to Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James J O'Brien 47
Mary O'Brien 47
Joseph O'Brien 19
John J O'Brien 19
Mary E O'Brien 16
Catherine O'Brien 13
Helen O'Brien 11

United States Census 1940:
Name: Mary A O'Brien
Respondent: Yes
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Irish Free State
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Winfield Street
Inferred Residence in 1935: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 2B
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James J O'Brien 62
Mary A O'Brien 61
John J O'Brien 29
John E O'Brien 25
Katherine O'Brien 22
Helen A O'Brien 21



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