James O'Brien was born in Syracuse, NY about December, 1898. He was the son of Thomas O'Brien (March, 1850 County Tipperary Ireland-November 16, 1912 Syracuse, NY) and Anna Peifer (October, 1857 NYS-November 11, 1935 Syracuse, NY). James died on February 23, 1901 Syracuse, NY. All are buried in St. Agnes Cemetery Syracuse, NY Section 7 Lot 50 along with Patrick O'Brien (grandfather of James)(1825 County Tipperary Ireland-August 6, 1908 Syracuse, NY), and other family members.
I think your James O'Brien is not the same person as my great uncle James.