Margaret Ellen O'Brien

F, b. March 1, 1881, d. October 6, 1958
Father*James O'Brien b. June 24, 1837, d. November 19, 1914
Mother*Ellen Day b. August 8, 1843, d. January 1, 1933
     Margaret Ellen O'Brien was born on March 1, 1881 in Saratoga Township, Marshall County, Illinois. She was the daughter of James O'Brien and Ellen Day. Margaret Ellen O'Brien married Andrew Melody on February 22, 1911 in Greene County, Iowa.1 Margaret Ellen O'Brien died on October 6, 1958 in Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, at age 77.2 She was buried in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa.3
     She witnessed the marriage of Thomas Patrick Garrity and Agnes Day on June 11, 1907 in Greene County, Iowa. Witnesses were Nellie O'Brien and John Day. Tom's address is listed as Letcher, South Dakota.4

Children of Margaret Ellen O'Brien and Andrew Melody

ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited27 Jan 2021


  1. [S435] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, online
  2. [S457] [Unknown author], Obituary Margaret Melody.
  3. [S214] Find a Grave, online, (accessed 27 January 2021), memorial page for Margaret E Melody (1881–1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147813606, citing Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by thoran (contributor 47081254).
  4. [S517] Illinois, Marriages, 1800-1940, online, Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922; Record Type: Marriage.
  5. [S26] June 5, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 433; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 89; FHL microfilm: 1240433.
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  7. [S27] April 29, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: T624_403; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0107; Image: 1456; FHL microfilm: 1374416.
  8. [S453] February 29, 1930 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: T625_480; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 33.
  9. [S452] April 7, 1930 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 2340380.
  10. [S454] April 26, 1940 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: m-t0627-01144; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 13-18.