Maxine Antha Tierney

5 August 1914–23 July 1986 (Age 71)
California, United States

The Life of Maxine Antha

When Maxine Antha Tierney was born on 5 August 1914, in California, United States, her father, William Henry Tierney, was 37 and her mother, Daisy Jemima Smith, was 31. She lived in Alturas, Modoc, California, United States for about 10 years and Alturas Judicial Township, Modoc, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 1986, in Modoc, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Peter C. Amistani
Maxine Antha Tierney

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    William Henry Tierney





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Tierney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tíghearnaigh ‘descendant of Tighearnach’, a byname meaning ‘lord’, ‘master’. The Gaelic name is sometimes ‘translated’ as English Lord .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Maxine T Amistani in household of Daisy J Tierney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maxine A Tierney in household of William H Tierney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maxine Tierney in household of William H Tierney, "United States Census, 1930"

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