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Biography of John Leo Tierney, M.D.

Dr. John Leo Tierney, a St. Louis physician who specializes in internal medicine and diagnosis, was born in Lead, South Dakota, November 22, 1890, a son of William George and Mary (Yuren) Tierney. The family comes of Irish ancestry, although many generations ago representatives of the name removed to England, where one of the ancestors of Dr. Tierney was knighted as Sir Edward Tierney and a statue erected to his memory in Westminster Abbey. Another of the early ancestors was Sir Matthew Tierney, who was at one time court physician to King George III. William G. Tierney, father of the Doctor, in 1899 became interested in mining and went over the White Pass to Dawson and thence by dog team to Cape Nome, Alaska. He was twice elected mayor of Cape Nome but refused the office. He is now a retired mining engineer, making his home in California. His wife died in 1891, when her son, John L., was but a year and a half old. Dr. Tierney received his early educational training from the Sisters of Mercy at Manchester, Iowa, and for one year was a student in St. Viateur’s College near Kankakee, Illinois. Later he attended St. Mary’s College at St. Marys, Kansas, and next became a student in the St. Louis University of St. Louis, Missouri. He also pursued special courses in Harvard University and in Washington University in St. Louis. He was graduated at St. Mary’s in 1910, receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree, and from the St. Louis University in 1914, at which time the 11 I. D. degree was conferred upon him. In...

Tierney, Francis C. – Obituary

Francis C. Tierney Enterprise, Oregon Died at his residence in this city, Thursday morning. His death came as a shock as he was in the best of health and spirits seemingly when he retired at night and in the morning was found lifeless. He was born in Canada having come to this city about three years ago from Idaho where they still have a large ranch. His death was due to chronic valvular heart disease. He was 68 years, two months and fifteen days old. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church at 10:30 a.m. Monday followed by interment at the Catholic cemetery of Enterprise. Wallowa County Reporter Wednesday June 5,...

Tierney, Lucy E. – Obituary

Lucy E. Tierney Enterprise, Oregon T.C. Bunnell, received word last week of the death of his daughter, Mrs. E.W. Tierney at Richmond, California. Mrs. Tierney has been in failing health for some time, and went to California last fall in hopes of benefit to her health. Her mother, Mrs. T.C. Bunnell of this place, was with her at the time of her death having gone there just one week previous in response to a telegram telling of her daughter’s serious condition. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday June 26, 1919 Lucy E. Tierney, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. T.C. Bunnell was born and raised in Wallowa County. The deceased was born April 12th, 1889 and died June 19, 1919, aged thirty years, two months and seven days. The deceased had been in poor health for some time and moved to Oakland, California on June 19th, 1918 in hopes of benefiting her health. The deceased leaves a father, mother and one sister and two brothers to mourn her loss. The brothers are Thomas E. Bunnell and Clarence M. Bunnell and the sister, Mrs. C. E. Hart, all of Enterprise, Oregon. Funeral services were held in Enterprise last Tuesday and interment made in the Enterprise, cemetery. The relatives have the sincere sympathy of all in the bereavement. Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday June 26,...

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