Unidentified Cogswell

Cogswell celebrityMiss Estelle O’Brien, daughter of Morgan J. O’Brien, and William F. Cogswell, New York celebrities, were recently married.  The picture shows Esme O’Brien, flower girl, with the newlywed couple, leaving the church (circa 1920).  The bride was the daughter of Morgan J. O’Brien (Nov. 28th, 1850-1937) and his wife Ellen Tobin.  In 1917, when her sister Maude married, Estelle was still single, and her brothers and sisters were listed as Morgan J.G., Esmond, and Kenneth O’Brien, Mrs. Henry James, Mrs. Littleton Fox and Mrs. Stuart Dungan Preston.   In 1887 Morgan J. O’Brien was appointed as Counsel to the Corporation of the City of New York.  He was Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1900-03, Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1900 and a delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912, 1920 and 1924.  (see picture 37)  Can anyone identify the groom, or why he was called a celebrity?

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I am a retired minister of the United Church of Canada. I am currently Editor of the Cogswell Courier, the newsletter of the Cogswell Family Association.
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