Catherine and a sister sailed to the U.S. as young girls speaking only Gaelic. Later, their parents William and Catherine O'Brien joined them.
Catherine learned to read and write English while she cared for young children in a private home.
In June 1888, she married John W. Roche whose parents, John and Mary Daly Roche, had immigrated during the famine period with two older children.
This writer has not found any immigration, birthdates, or locations, only that Catherine said that O'Briens came from County Clare.
|Date of Birth||1853 (circa)|
|Date of Death||1st Apr 1940|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||John William Roche m. 28 Jun 1888 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Worcester, MA||VIEW SOURCE|
|First Child||First and only child, David Edward Roche b. 25 May 1889 in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA; baptized May 28, 1889 at St. John the Evangelist, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA|