Biography of Patrick O'Marie
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PATRICK O'MARIE
Respected and popular in the citizenship of San Francisco was the late Patrick O'Marie, who was associated with the Market Street Railway for over three decades, and who had to his credit a military record of high merit. He was born in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1875, and when only fifteen years of age came to the United States alone. He found employment in the steel mills in Ohio in 1891, but remained only a short time in this work. His next move was to enlist in the United States Army at the Presidio in San Francisco, and his subsequent career in uniform was one worthy of the greatest commendation. He held the rank of first sergeant of Company G, Thirty fifth United States Infantry, and served in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish-American war. In 1900, he was mustered out of the army in San Francisco. He then entered the employ of the United Railways, the predecessor of the Market Street Railway, and until the time of his death he remained in this service, reaching the position of division superintendent. His thirty one years with this organization were filled with loyal and efficient service, and he was considered one of the most valuable employes.

In the year 1905, Mr. O'Marie took as his wife Miss Mary Glynn, and to their union were born two children, John E. and Mary. John E. O'Marie received his education in St. Ignatius high school and in St. Ignatius College, graduating from the latter in 1930. He was very prominent in athletics in school, and played on the varsity football team for four years, having been captain for two years. He is now a professor in St. Ignatius College and is likewise coach of the football team. He married Caroline Bassetti. Mary O'Marie is now the wife of Joseph E. Mangan, of San Francisco.

During the World war period, Patrick O'Marie enlisted in the United States Army, and was commissioned as lieutenant. He served during the years 1917 and 1918. He was a member of Joseph P. McQuaide Post, No. 1205, Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Spanish-American War Veterans ; the Ancient Order of Hibernians; and the South of Market Boys. His religion was that of the Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. O'Marie's death occurred September 10, 1931, as the unfortunate result of a fall sustained in his own home. His untimely passing brought sadness to the hosts of friends he had made during his life, friends who now treasure the memory of his fine character, his ability and his keen conception of good citizenship.

From:
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931


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