Alice GAFFNEY\O'BRIEN was born 14 Feb 1882, New York City,
NY. Alice worked as a maid for a private family in Buffalo, NY
when she was 18 years old. After their mother's death,
Alice raised her brother, Eugene, the youngest of the
children. She was a fabulous cook and immaculate housekeeper.
Alice died 19 January 1967 in Buffalo, NY at age 84.
2-Jane GAFFNEY and her twin sister, Mary GAFFNEY were
born and died the same day: 20 Apr 1883, New
York City, NY
2-Catherine GAFFNEY, known as
Kate, was born 4 March 1884, New York City. When she was
sixteen years old, she worked as a maid for a family of two
adults and five children in Buffalo, NY. On the 25th of
November, 1909 she married Charles KELLEY, a barber,
who was born in 1880, in Jamestown, NY. They had three
3-Jane E. KELLEY, born 1 April
1912 and died 12
April 1982; she married William Grossman and they had five children.
3-C. Delores KELLEY born on 29 Mar 1918
and died on
1 January 1990 in Buffalo, NY; she married David Pote, an engineer, and had four
children. David died 7 May 1998.
3-Mary Louise KELLEY, (known as Mary
Lou) was born on 8 May 1923 and
3 January, 1999, in Abino Hills, Ontario,
Canada; her spouse was Edwin Munschauer. They had two sons.
Charles Kelley, died on 29 October 1954. Kate survived him
by a year and a half and died at age 72 on May 26, 1956. She
was a kind and loving woman.
2-Mary Agnes (Mae) O'BRIEN was born about 25 September 1887, place
unknown. Mae died on 20 February 1964, Buffalo, Erie Co. NY.
Mae never married and lived with her sister, Alice.
2-Henrietta O'BRIEN was born on 31 August 1889, in Buffalo,
NY. She owned and managed a millinery shop in Buffalo, NY an
unusual thing for a woman in 1918. When she was 29 years
old, Henrietta married a salesman, Bert EIMILLER. She
died at age 83 on 25 March 1973.
2-William Patrick and his twin sister,
Ethel O'BRIEN, were born on 17 July 1891. We do not know when
William died, but he was not living with his family when the
New York State census was taken in February 1892. Ethel lived
to be eleven years old and died of tuberculosis on 6 August
1902. She is buried with her parents in the German and
French Roman Catholic Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.
2-Thomas Joseph O'BRIEN was born on 1 November 1893 and died
two days later on 3 November in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. This child was a female.
2-Lillian O'BRIEN was born on 11 March 1895 and
died on 22 March 1986. She married Herbert A. MELDRUM, Jr. (5 September
1897- 22 February 1958). Before her marriage, Lillian worked in her
sister's millinery shop. She and Herbert had two sons;
the older was Herbert A. Meldrum, III born 23 May 1927 and
died 29 December 1994, in Haddonfield, NJ. Their other
son is still living.
2-Margaret O'BRIEN, was born on 27 February 1897 and died on 8 November
1983. She never married and worked as a saleswoman in her
sister's millinery shop for many years.
2-Eugene Edmond O'BRIEN was born on 20 December 1900 and
died on 13 January
1977, in Kenmore, Erie Co., NY. He was a Ford salesman most of his life.
During World War II he worked in an aircraft factory. When he
was 29 years old, he married Viola Florence DELUHERY
(20 Oct 1900, Deep
River, Middlesex Co., CT,-- 3 April 1976, Kenmore, Erie Co., NY). They had two