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John O'Hara was born on January 31, 1905.

"On 18 November 1903 two powerful families of Pennsylvania united - the O'Haras and the Delaneys - at Our Lady Help of Christian Churches in Lykens, Pennsylvania. Out of its union, one of America's most neglected authors - John Henry O'Hara - was born on 31 January 1905 above his father's (Dr. Patrick O'Hara) office at 125 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, Schuykill County, Pennsylvania. John Henry O'Hara ...was born into a rather impressive Irish-Catholic family whose lineage on the O'Hara side could be traced back to the Celtic stock of the ninth century, and on the Delaney side back into pre-Revolutionary times."

Mac Arthur, Pamela C., The Genteel John O'Hara, Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers, 2009, pages 11-12.

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