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James T. Tierney, son of Sarah and James F. Tierney, was killed on December 12, 1931 when the “hired automobile” he was driving went out of control on Edgecombe Avenue, 25 feet south of the Middle Bridge Viaduct. The car plunged 100 feet into Colonial Park, landing upright. Rescuers found him still sitting in the drivers seat, but accoding to his Death Certificate, he had suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries.
James was just 37 years old when the crash took his life. He served with the American Expeditionary Force in Word War I and was living in the Bronx at 2500 Webb Avenue. According to his Death Certificate, he was a salesman for an unknown company and appears to have been married to a Mary L. Tierney.
James was born in Manhattan, New York on June 6, 1894 to James F. Tierney and Sarah Beattie Tierney. He died on December 12, 1931 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.