|Born||June 5, 1892|
|Died||October 25, 1971 79) (aged|
|Years active||1910 – c. 1968|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Margaret Gleeson|
|Parent(s)||John Francis Xavier O'Meara|
|Awards||Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award (1984)|
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