James O’Malley was the son of Anthony and Isabel (Cameron) O’Malley. He was born on July 26, 1874 in Melvin, Michigan. Anthony and Isabel had eight children; William(1867), Mary (1868), Charles (1869), John Robert (1871), James (1874), Peter (1875), Anthony (1877), Margaret Ellen(1879). In the 1880 Federal Census, Anthony, Isabel and the children were living in Speaker, Sanilac County, Michigan.
In the 1900 Federal Census, James is a single man who is 25 years of age. He is living at the home of his parents and is a farm laborer. The residence is in Maple Valley Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. Seven years later James married Margaret Callahan in Brown City, Michigan on June 11, 1907. Their residence at the time of their marriage was Maple Valley Township near Brown City, Michigan. In the 1910 Federal Census, James and Margaret have moved to Flint and now live on Maple Street. James is employed as an auto worker. They have a one and a half year old daughter , Mary O’Malley. Margaret Callahan is living with them. She is 68 years old and is listed as Mother-in-law in the census record. In the 1920 Federal Census, James, Margaret and the family still live in Flint but now are on Mabel Avenue. They have four children; Mary(1909), Marguerite(1911), Helen(1914) and John(1916) living with them and Margaret’s mother, Margaret Callahan who is now 78 years old. James is self employed as a contractor who does dredging.
James O’Malley, died in Hurley Hospital on October 10, 1928 at the age of 54 years old. He is buried in the Old Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Flint on October 12, 1928.
Rest in peace, James!