O’Brian, Clarence McLean (1880-1971)

Clarence McLean O’Brian was a lawyer. He lived at 1911 Nelson Street from 1908 to 1911, at 2037 Pendrell Street in 1914 and 1915, and at 1849 Robson Street or 1859 Robson Street in 1916.

Clarence was born in Grenville, Quebec, on February 14, 1880. His father was Robert Stuart Brock O’Brian (1853-1907), a physician who lived in Nanaimo, British Columbia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Clarence’s mother was Eugenia MacLean (1857-1927).

Clarence went to school in Nanaimo and Victoria. He studied law under Robert Cassidy, and he was called to the bar in 1902. In 1903, he moved to Vancouver, where he continued his law practice.

On March 4, 1913, in Vancouver, he married Dorothy Ella Tunstall. She was born on August 9, 1889. Her father was Simon John Tunstall (1854-1917); her mother was Marianne Lawson Innes (1862-1935). [Further information on the Tunstall family appears in the page for Mrs. Simon John Tunstall.]

In 1928, Clarence was appointed King’s Counsel. From 1943 to 1951, he was a bencher of the law society.

From 1947 to 1947, Clarence was the reasurer of the law society.

Clarence died in Vancouver on April 1, 1971.

Dorothy died in Vancouver on September 26, 1969.

Clarence and Dorothy had a son, Peter Douglas O’Brian, who was a lawyer.

 

Sources

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-QW5 : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Ella Dorothy Marpole, 02 Aug 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114717.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR5-BG4 : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Ella Dorothy Warpole Tunstall, 02 Aug 1889; citing British Columbia, Canada, 02 Aug 1889, reference ; FHL microfilm 2114717.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HGR-MSZ : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Dorothy Tunstall, 1909.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVV9-SNM : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Clarence O’Brian in household of Robert O’Brian, Grenville (Village), Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13224, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375860.

1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island (#3), Nanaimo City, North Ward, E-1, page 21, family 218, lines 44-46, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60735&highlight=44&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Robert+O%27Brien.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK4-VZ6 : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Robert Stuart Brock O’Brian, 21 Sep 1907; citing Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13085, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927113.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2X-PMY : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Eugenia O’Brian, 03 Sep 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13131, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927350.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 7 Vancouver City, page 23, family 140, line 33; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63905&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Clarence+M.+O%27Brian.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, December 28, 1912, page 8: “Mrs. S.J. Tunstall announces the engagement of her daughter, Dorothy Ella, to Mr. Clarence McLean O’Brian. The marriage will take place during the latter part of February.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, February 27, 1913, page 7: “The marriage of Miss Dorothy Tunstall and Mr. C.M. O’Brien will take place in Christ Church next Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, February 27, 1913, page 7: “Mrs. O’Brien, who has arrived in town to attend the marriage of her son, Mr. C.M. O’Brien, is staying at Glencoe Lodge. Mr. Campbell Brady, of Golden, who is to be best man at the wedding, is expected to reach the city this week.”

“On Dit,” Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1913, page 7: “The marriage of Miss Dorothy Tunstall and Mr. C.M. O’Brien will take place in Christ church next Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock. Mrs. O’Brien, who has come to Vancouver to attend the marriage of her son, is a guest at Glencoe lodge. Mrs. Campbell Brady, of Golden, who will attend the bridegroom, is expected to reach the city this week.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZV-68D : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Clarence Maclean O’Brian and Dorothy Ella Tunstall, 04 Mar 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983705.

Clarence Maclean O’Brian, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 299.

Clarence MacLean O’Brian, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 3, pages 535-536; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/535/mode/1uphttps://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/536/mode/1up.

“On Dit,” Vancouver Sun, September 1, 1913, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O’Brien have just returned from a trout fishing excursion to the Campbell river district.”

Clarence MacLean O’Brian, Northern Who’s Who (Who’s Who and Why), 1916, page 627, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/627/mode/1up.

Clarence MacLean O’Brian, Who’s Who and Why, 1917-1918, page 700.

“O’Brian New Treasurer of B.C. Law Society,” Vancouver Province, July 4, 1947, page 2. [Similar article, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 1947, page 2.]

Clarence M. O’Brian, The Advocate, (1953), Volume 11, page 233 (includes photograph of Clarence M. O’Brian).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYL-TB8 : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Clarence Maclean O’Brian, 01 Apr 1971; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13309, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034217.

“Memorial service today for C.M. O’Brian, K.C.,” Vancouver Province, April 3, 1971, page 12.

Clarence MacLean O’Brian, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 2, 1971, page 30; Vancouver Sun, sparil 2, 1971, page 37.

Nos Disparus, The Advocate (1971), Volume 29, pages 337-338, “Clarence MacLean O’Brien, Q.C.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYH-J7T : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Dorothy Ella O’Brian, 26 Sep 1969; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13299, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034110.

Dorothy E. O’Brian, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 29, 1969, page 27: “O’Brian – Passed away peaceably September 27, 1969, Dorothy E. O’Brian, in her 81st year. Survived by her loving husband, Clarence MacLean O’Brian, Q.C.; 1 son, Peter Douglas; daughter-in-law, Frances Mary; 1 sister, Mrs. Janet Sankey; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, all of Vancouver. Funeral service Tuesday, September 320, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th Ave., the Rev. George Kelly officiating. Nunn & Thomson in charge of arrangements.”

Peter Douglas O’Brian, Sub-Lieut., The Advocate (1945), volume 3, page 60.

 

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