Surname: Tierney

James T. Tierney Killed In Horrific New York City Automobile Crash

James T. Tierney Killed In Horrific New York City Automobile Crash

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 […]

To My Relatives On Veteran's Day.... Thank You!

To My Relatives On Veteran’s Day…. Thank You!

I know there are many relatives who served our country that are not yet on this list. By next year, I hope that I can find you and add you to our little tribute. From Philip Sr., Colleen, Philip Jr. and Kevin…. THANK YOU! On Veteran’s Day we honor Soldiers who protect our nation. For their service as our warriors, […]

The Holy Cross Internment Report Has Arrived!

The Holy Cross Internment Report Has Arrived!

After waiting close to eight weeks, my long awaited Internment Report has arrived for the Beattie’s and Tierney’s buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. After paying $75 for the report, I find it raised more questions than it really resolved. Back in July 2008, I made a trip to Holy Cross after learning from two death certificates […]

John L. Tierney and Wife Isabella Survived The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

John L. Tierney and Wife Isabella Survived The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

On April 18, 1906 San Francisco was wrecked by a Great Earthquake at 5:13 a.m.. The subsequent seventh Great Fire  burned for four days. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of trapped persons died when South-of-Market tenements collapsed as the ground liquefied beneath them. Most of those buildings immediately caught fire, and trapped victims could not be rescued. The total earthquake death toll […]

 A True Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn

A True Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn

The other day, when I visited Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn to check out the Tierney and Beattie grave sites, I discovered something VERY odd.  First, our family does not seem to be into entering subsequent family members deaths onto tombstones.  We seem to just add them to the graves.  Only the first to die seem to get listed. I […]