William Joseph O'Brien1,2

#1496, (circa 1863-23 July 1897)
FatherGeorge Edward O'Brien1 (12 May 1831-2 Dec 1887)
MotherCharlotte Holmes1 (c 1830-28 Aug 1899)
ChartsDescendents of Robert Holmes
Last Edited15 Nov 2020
WilliamJ. O'Brien
(source: Ancestry - http://person.ancestry.com.au/tree/34108638/person/18586896495/)
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William Joseph O'Brien was also known as Joseph.3 He was born circa 1863 at Brisbane.1 He was the son of George Edward O'Brien and Charlotte Holmes.1 William Joseph O'Brien may have been born on 30 June 1864 at at Leichhardt Street in the Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley.4

His father died 2 December 1887 at the age of 56. He was an accountant with David Jones & Co. in 1890.1,3

William died on 23 July 1897 at at Celsusville Soudan Street in the Sydney suburb of Randwick the cause of death was tuberculosis which he had had for 4 years and 10 days. The name of the house that he died in echoes the religious name of her older sibling Sister Mary Celsus.5,1,6


  1. [S365] Genes Reunited (http://www.genesreunited.com.au) Tree of Kathleen Le Gras (member_key=8887262).
  2. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/46137094/person/… (for middle name).
  3. [S1200] New South Wales, Australia, Hospital and Asylum Records, 1840-1913 Ancestry.com, Name: Charlotte O'Brien; Birth Year: abt 1834; Admission or Discharge Date: 30/06/1888 (30 Jun 1888); Admission or Discharge Place: New South Wales Australia; Age: 54; Asylum: Government Asylums for the Infirm and Destitute; Title: Register of Inmates Mc-O, S-U, 1880-Nov 1896.
  4. [S350] The Brisbane Courier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1864 'Family Notices', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 16 July, p. 1. , viewed 15 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1259726
  5. [S1202] The Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Harvard/Australian citation
    1897 'Family Notices', The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), 31 July, p. 257. , viewed 14 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163796342
  6. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1897 No.090503.