Biography of Michael E. O'Brien
Wayne County, MI Biographies





O'BRIEN, Michael Edward, life insurance; born, Osceola, Mich., Sept. 21, 1877; son of Patrick J. and Mary (Harrington) O'Brien; both parents born in Ireland and came to U. S. in 1856; graduated Sacred Heart High School, Calumet, Mich., 1893; married, Feb. 4, 1903, Nellie V. Harrington, of Lake Linden, Mich.; 6 children. Engaged in general insureance business in 1898 under firm name of Webb & O'Brien; entered life insurance exclusively, as agent Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1900, at Calumet, Mich.; was made district agent, 1903, general agent one half of Northern Michigan, 1907, with headquarters at Laurium Mich.; resigned, 1910, and elected vice president Detroit Life Insurance Co., president and general manager same since June, 1911; director First National Bank of Hubbell, First National Bank of Laurium. Democrat. Roman Catholic. Member B. P. O. Elks, Knights of Equity. Club: Fellowcraft. Recreations: golf, fishing. Office: Majestic Bldg. Residence: 286 Putnam Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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