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May 4 in history

6:16 PM, Apr. 30, 2013  |  Comments
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May 4, 1955 - William O'Brien dies: William J. (Sham) O'Brien, longtime Green Bay tavern operator, died Wednesday. He resided at 1469 Willow St. location of tavern which he had operated since about 1930.

Long prominent in local bowling circles, Mr. O'Brien participated in many national and state bowling tournaments. He also was a longtime supporter of the Green Bay Packers and former players frequently visited with him when they returned here. He had served as secretary-treasurer of the Brown County Tavern Keepers Assn. for several terms.

Before entering the tavern business, Mr. O'Brien had been employed by the Kress Collar Shop.

A native of Green Bay, he was born June 16, 1888 and married the former Agnes Johanski in 1909. Survivors besides the widow are three sons, Milton, Arnie, and Timothy, former assistant Packer trainer; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Martha) Kuska, and Mary Jane (Tiny) all of Green Bay and one sister, Miss Mary O'Brien, Milwaukee.

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