John Stephen Tierney

25 March 1873–25 September 1958 (Age 85)
Delaware, United States

The Life of John Stephen

When John Stephen Tierney was born on 25 March 1873, in Delaware, United States, his father, Mark Tierney, was 32 and his mother, Mary Burke, was 22. He married Emma J Grady on 27 October 1909, in Tent, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Representative District 3, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died on 25 September 1958, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stephen Tierney
Emma J Grady
Marriage: 27 October 1909
Mary Cecelia Tierney
Helen Margaret Tierney
John Stephen Tierney Jr.

Spouse and Children

27 October 1909
Tent, New Castle, Delaware, United States


    Mary Cecelia Tierney


    Helen Margaret Tierney


    John Stephen Tierney Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    Mark Tierney


    Mary Burke




    Bridget Tierney


    Agnes Tierney



    Peter James Tierney



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 20

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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Sources (3)

  • John S Tierney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John S Tierney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John S Tierney, "United States Census, 1910"

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