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

    By Published On: August 18th, 2008Categories: In History, Surname: Tierney

    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.