Helen J O'Brien (1903 - 1992)

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Helen J O'Brien
1903 - 1992
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November 29, 1903
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August 9, 1992
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Helen J O'Brien was born on November 29, 1903. She died on August 9, 1992 at age 88.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Beverly National Cemetery Section Y Site 2160 916 Bridgeboro Road - Bridgeboro Road, in Beverly, New Jersey 08010
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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Helen J O'Brien passed away on August 9, 1992 at 88 years of age. She was buried in Beverly National Cemetery Section Y Site 2160, Beverly, New Jersey. She was born on November 29, 1903. We have no information about Helen's immediate family.

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In 1903, in the year that Helen J O'Brien was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1925, when she was 22 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1968, by the time she was 65 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1976, Helen was 73 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1992, in the year of Helen J O'Brien's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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