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On Saturday, 8th inst., at half-past five o'clock A. M., at his residence on 17th street, JOHN O'BRIEN, in the 34th year of his age. Leaves a wife and child to mourn their loss.
from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, March 11, 1862 issue

                    Dr. Matthew W. O'Brien.
  ALEXANDRIA, VA., December 28.-Dr. Matthew Watson O'Brien, sixty-one years old, one of the most widely known surgeons of the State, died this morning at his home, 916 Cameron Street. He had been in failing health for two days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Evans O'Brien, a brother, Edwin H. O'Brien, of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Jacobs, Mrs. Isabel M. Park and Mrs. Regina H. Brown, all of Washington.
  Dr. O'Brien was born in Baltimore and graduated in medicine at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, later taking a special course in New York. He practiced for a
number of years in Barnesville, Ohio and came to Alexandria thirty-two years ago. he had written a number of important papers on matters connected with surgery. Dr. O'Brien was a member of New Jerusalem Lodge No. 9_? Masons, of Washington, and Columbus Chapter, No. 1, Royal, Arch Masons, also of Washington.    
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, December 29, 1916 issue

                             Mrs. D. C. Obenshein.
BUCHANAN, VA., March 23.-Mrs. D. C. Obenshein, of Haden, aged seventy-four years, died at her home at that place Saturday at 2 o'clock, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband and seven children-Messrs. O. E. and Taylor Obenshein, of this place; Rufus and Blanton Obenshein, of Haden; Melvin Obenshhein, of Arkansas; Mrs. E. W. Leslie, of Nace, and Mrs. Evelyn Ayers, of Haden.
Mrs. Obeshein was a meber of the Baptist Church for many years, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. her remains were brought to Buchanan to-day for interment.   
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, March 24, 1908 issue, p. 2, c. 6

                          MRS. IRENE H. O'BRIEN
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Irene H. O'Brien, wife of B. Monroe O'Brien, which occurred Sunday in Washington. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Boulevard Baptist Church with burial in Riverview Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. E. H. Cain; a son, William B. O'Brien; also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. James, and three sisters, Mrs. Stella M. Baugham, Mrs. Viola J. Gentry and Mrs. Adele V. Tignor.   
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 17, 1934 issue

                           MR. O'KEEFFE DEAD.
Mr. John O'Keeffe died at 3 o'clock last night at his home on Seventeenth Street.
He was a native of Ireland, but lived in Richmond many years, and had many friends here. A sister survives him.
Mr. O'Keeffe was a member of St. Patrick's Church, from which his funeral will take place at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.
from "The Evening Leader,"Manchester, Va., Wednesday afternoon, September 7, 1901 issue, p. 7, c. 1

                                       James Oliver.
Funeral services for James Oliver, Sr., of Fulton, who died Wednesday at the home of his son, Amos C. Oliver, 405 Louisiana Street, will be conducted this from Fulton Baptist church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in Oakwood.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Friday, May 16, 1924 issue


                                GEORGE M. OWEN
The funeral of George Macon Owen, 73, who died Wednesday, will take place in his home at Scottsville at 2 o'clock today. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lovelene Owen; two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Leary of Richmond, and Miss Beatrice Owen of Scottsville, and two sons, Edward G. Owen of Front Royal and Reginald T. Owen of Scottsville.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, February 5, 1937 issue

                                 Funeral of Mr. O'Donnell.
The funeral of Mr. David O'Donnell, of No. 517 East Leigh Street, who died yesterday morning, will take place from the Cathedral at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Interment will be made in Mount Cavalry Cemetery.
Mr. O'Donnell is survived by his wife and four daughters-Mrs. D. Hardy Pyle, in this city; Mrs. George Ray, of Washington, and Misses Annie and Jasie O'Donnell, of Richmond. One brother, Mr. J. J. O'Donnell, of Newport News, also survives him.                   
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, June 14, 1906 issue, p. 23 

                                  William J. O'Grady.
Mr. William J. O'Grady, one of the most prominent young men in Fulton, died at the home of his brother, Mr. James E. O'Grady, on Denny Street, at 2:40 o'clock yesterday morning.
Mr. O'Grady was a justice of the peace. He was the son of the late Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Ellen O'Grady, and is survived by three brothers-Messrs. John F., James E.  and M. H. O'Grady.
The funeral will take place from St. Patrick's Church this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The pall-bearers will be as follows:
Messrs. Joseph Fall, James E. Donaldson, D. J. O'Neill, M. J. McNamara, Ulric Rogers, Thomas McLaughlin, A. L. Eacho, D. O'Dwyer.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, August 10, 1906 issue, p. 2, c. 6

                                     Mrs. D. O'Rourke.
STAUNTON, VA., May 15.-Mrs. Daniel O'Rourke, of Augusta county, died here yesterday evening, aged about seventy years, of apoplexy. She came to Staunton Sunday morning and attended the Catholic Church, and immediately after mass she went to the residence of Mrs. Annie McMahon, where she has two daughters, and was stricken with apoplexy, and became unconcious, dying in five hours. Her husband died last May.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 16, 1905 issue, p. 4, c. 6

DEATH OF A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF NOTTOWAY.- Information was received yesterday of the death at his residence in Nottoway, about six miles from the Courthouse, of Mr. R. S. Osborne, one of the most prominent and respected citizens of the county. He was between 45 and 50 years of age, and leaves a widow, but no children. Mr. Osborne was a man of great purity of character, and was one of the best farmers in that section.                 
from the "Daily Index-Appeal," Petersburg, Va., Thursday, January 5, 1882 issue, p. 4, c. 1

                            Thomas O'Shaughnessey.
ALEXANDRIA, VA., December 15.-Funeral services over the remains of Thomas O'Shaughnessey, who died last evening at his home, Bailey's Cross Roads, Fairfax county, will be held at his home, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The deceaased was thirty-eight years of age and unmarried. He was a well-known dairyman in the county.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, December 16, 1906 issue, p. 10, c. 1

George W. Olivier, Familiar Figure to U.of V. Students, Dies.
George W. Olivier, former Mayor of this city,Confederate veteran and owner of a book store which he conducted at the University of Virginia for more than half a century, died suddenly yesterday, following an attack of acute indigestion. The funeral was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from Christ Episcopal Church, of which he was a vestryman, the service being conducted by the Rev. W. R. Mason.
George Wythe Olivier was born in Prince George County, Va., in August, 1844, a son of Warner Lewis Olivier, of "Warner Hall," and Frances Ann Fox, of Gloucester County. He enlisted  in the service of the Confederacy as a mere youth in Pegram's famous battery and was in the Battle of the Crater and all the other engagements in which the battery took part. After the war, he was in business in Petersburg, Va. Marrying Miss Katherine Rey Pollard, he came to Charlottesville and purchased from Dr. M. McKennie the book business established by the McKennies at the founding of the University of Virginia and continued in it to the end of his life.
Mr. Olivier is survived by two children, Dr. Charles Pollard Olivier, assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia, and Mrs. Katherine Maddux, wife of Major Cabell M. Maddux, of Washington, D. C.  He also leaves one sister, Miss Bettie Olivier. He was an uncle of Mr. Stuart Olivier, a well-known newspaper man now residing in Baltimore.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 19, 1923 issue

Clerk of Courts of Dinwiddie Passes At Home, End Coming Unexpectedly
Albert M. Orgain*, clerk of the Dinwiddie county circuit court and one of the county's most prominent men died last night at 6:30 o'clock at his home at Dinwiddie Courthouse.
Mr. Orgain had been complaining a few day but was not considered seriously ill until a few minutes before he died.
The deceased was a son of the late Albert M. and Jane Parke Boisseau Orgain of Dinwiddie county. He succeeded his father as clerk of the courts of Dinwiddie county about 20 years ago, which position he held continuously until his death.
He was in the 58th year of his age, a native and lifelong resident of Dinwiddie. Mr. Orgain married Miss Ruby Bland Lee** of Dinwiddie, who survives him with three children, Miss Park Leigh Orgain, Albert M. Orgain, III, and Miss* Francis Lee Orgain, of Dinwiddie county; also one sister, Mrs. E. G. Haddon and one brother, Frank G. Orgain, of Richmond.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home. Rev. J. R. McAllister, rector of the Episcopal church of Dinwiddie county, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in the family burying ground at the home.
  from "The Progress-Index," Petersburg, Va., Monday, December 31, 1928 issue, front page
**Ruby's maiden name was actually spelled Leigh.
*Francis was a man.

                       MRS. GEORGE P. O'DONNELL
Mrs. George Parrish O'Donnell died Saturday at her residence 120 South Linden Street. She is survivied by two sons, Bernard W. and G. Vincent O'Donnell; four daughteras, Mrs. Katherine Davison, Mrs. George P. Stokes, Mrs. Linwood E. Hairfield and Mrs. J. A. McCauley; one brother, J. W. Parrish, and seven grandchildren.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, June 11, 1939 issue, p. 16, c. 6
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