Cornelius J. O'Brien
He was born in 1869 in Port Dickinson, New York. He joined a minstrel show and later appeared with Lew Dockstader for a few years. He next performed in vaudeville then he started the Neil O'Brien Minstrel Company in 1913. He toured from 1913 to 1925. He next teamed up with James J. Corbett, the boxer to tour as a vaudeville comedy act. He retired in 1929.
- "Neil O'Brien Dies at 85. Retired Minstrel Once With Primrose and Dockstader". New York Times. January 14, 1954. Retrieved 2015-02-02.