|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1868|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1937|
Son of Hugh Bolivar O'Brien and Mary Elizabeth (Kilby) O'Brien. Husband of Minnie Etta (Harper) O'Brien.
Lived his early years in Port Republic, Stonewall Township, Rockingham County, VA. His grandfather (a veteran of the War of 1812) was a shoemaker and postmaster there.
Moved with his parents to Bonne Femme Township, Howard County, Missouri before he was eight years old. They probably migrated along the Ohio and Missouri rivers to get there. Ernest was married on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 1890 to Minnie Etta Harper, a resident of neighboring Boone County, Missouri. At the time of their marriage, he was living in Burton, Howard Co., MO.
In May 1870 the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (MKT), popularly known as the "Katy," was founded. It connected Kansas City and St. Louis to Houston. It was the first railroad to enter Texas from the North, and reached Dallas in 1886. Ernest and Minnie began their family in Missouri, still living in Burton at the 1900 Census. But in about 1901 or 1902 they moved to Fort Worth, Texas. Perhaps the mode of travel this time was the railroad, instead of river boats.
Ernest operated a saloon in what is now Tarrant County Courthouse square in Fort Worth.
Mary Elizabeth Kilby O'Brien (1831 - 1912)
Minnie Etta Harper O'Brien (1871 - 1955)*
Letha Gay O'Brien Donoho (1894 - 1955)*
Robert Edward O'Brien (1895 - 1971)*
Verna Lee O'Brien Clark (1904 - 1994)*
James William O'Brien (1909 - 1996)*
Jack Gerald O'Brien (1913 - 1997)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Rob Sanders
Record added: May 21, 2012
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