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O'Brien, Roy (1883-1943)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 11/16/2023 at 12:27:19

Daily Freeman Journal
Webster City, Iowa
Monday, October 11, 1943

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home for Roy O'Brien, 60, widely known Webster City resident, who died Saturday night at the Hamilton county hospital. Although he had been in ill health for some time, Mr. O'Brien had been at the hospital only since Friday morning. Death was caused by uremic poisoning.

The Rev. J.J. Share will officiate at the services and burial will be in Graceland cemetery.

Mrs. O'Brien, the former Lucretia Boston, died suddenly March 28 of this year, following an operation.

Born July 21, 1883 at Cory, Ind., Roy O'Brien was the son of Samuel and Molly O'Brien. In 1891 he moved with his parents to Iowa and the family located at Ames where he attended the schools, including high school and college.

Later he went to Jefferson, where he was engaged in the implement business with his father. Jan. 26, 1914 he was married to Lucretia Boston at Boone. They came to Webster City to make their home and had lived here since that time.

Mr. O'Brien bought out the old Butler pool hall here which he operated for three years, later selling out. He was employed for a number of years by the Zazier company of Des Moines, selling safes and filing cabinets.

From the time of its establishment until October, 1939 he was employed at the state liquor store in this city, serving part of this time as manager.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother. Surviving are one brother, Steve of Ames, a nephew Leslie O'Brien, also of Ames, and one uncle.

Mr. O'Brien was a member of the Elks lodge.


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