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Re: Maher_Thiercof obit results

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 5:45PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Maher, Thiercof, Griffin
Mike,

I sent the following information to Rene. Thought you would like the results..

Alma
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www.mercedgenealogy.com

Marriage Record Index
Book B., page 29
Bride: Mary Griffin age 21 yrs
Groom: Michael Maher age 23 years
Marriage date: 10 Sept. 1876

Naturalization Records Index
Name: Maher, Michael
Country Origin & Allegence: Ireland
Birth date: blank
Entry Port: blank
Entry date: blank
Naturalization Date: 02 Aug 1880 , Vol._, pg. 13.

Calvary Cemetery Records
Maher Family plot.
Section 11, Lot 14, Block 4.
Michael Maher
Mary Maher
M. W. Maher died: 8-31-1884
2 - Maher babies, no dates
Lawrence Maher
Vincent Maher
John Maher
Thomas Maher
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Merced Express
Saturday, March 19, 1921

PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH

Mrs. Mary Maher, a highly respected pioneer resident of Merced county, passed away in Oakland on Friday afternoon of last week following an illness of several months. Mrs. Maher was a native of Ireland and was aged 66 years. She came to Merced in the early seventies and had resided in this county almost continuously until about a year ago, when , following the death of her husband, the late Michael Maher, she moved to Oakland to make her home with her daughter. She was a true Christian woman, a loving wife and mother and devoted friend, and was respected and esteemed by all who knew her.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. D. McCarthy of Oakland and Mrs. E. W. Thiercof of Los Banos; five sons, John, James, Thomas, William and Vincent Maher, and a sister, Mrs. Susan baker of Oakland. The remains were brought to this city Saturday evening, and the funeral took place from the Catholic Church at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. Interment was made in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery.
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Merced Express
Saturday, April 17, 1920

ANOTHER MERCED PIONEER IS SUMMONED

Michael Maher, a well-known and highly respected pioneer resident of Merced, passed away at an early hour Thursday morning at Providence Hospital in Oakland, where he had been under treatment for several weeks.
The remains were brought to this city last evening, and the funeral will be held from the Catholic Church this morning at 9:30 o'clock.

Mr. Maher was a native of Ireland and was aged 68 years. He came to Merced county in 1873 and was engaged in farming near this city until a few years ago when he disposed of his family farming interests and moved to this city to reside. He was a man of sterling character and reserved and retiring disposition, fair and honest in his dealings with his fellow men and was respected and esteemed by a host of friends and acquaintances.

To mourn his passing he leaves a widow, Mary Maher; two daughters, Mrs. J.D. McCarthy and Mrs. Walter Thiercof of Los Banos; and five sons, John Maher of Richmond, James Maher of San Francisco, William Maher of Willits and Thomas and Vincent Maher of Merced. He also leaves a brother and three sisters residing in Ireland.

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Merced Sun Star
March 26, 1931

JOSEPH MAHER RITES SATURDAY

The body of John Joseph Maher, 54, a former resident of Merced who died Wednesday in Los Angeles, will be received at the Welch and Griffin mortuary Friday. Funeral services will be Saturday.

Born June 23, 1877 in Merced, Maher spent the first part of his life as a rancher. Fifteen years ago he moved to Los Angeles for his health. He was an employee of the Southern Pacific company for several years before attacked with a lingering illness.


He is survived by two sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. J.D. McCarthy of Oakland and Mrs. E. W. Thiercoff of Los Banos. The brothers are Thomas F. Maher of Merced, W. W. Maher of San Francisco and James Maher of Palm Springs.

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Merced Sun Star
April 17, 1930

MAHER SERVICE HELD IN MERCED

Funeral services were held here yesterday for Vincent Maher, 32, native of Merced, who died in Ahwahnee sanitarium Monday. The Rev. Father Joseph Howard officiated. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers for the services were, H. B. Wood, Harold Vasche, Ted McNamara, J. T. Sniffen, J. Boyd Smith and Harold Burke.

Maher was an insurance dealer in Merced before going to the tri-county sanitarium at Ahwahnee a year ago. He was born here February 11, 1898. He was graduated from McSwain grammar school and Merced high school.

Surviving relatives are four brothers and two sisters; Thomas F. Maher of Merced, James Maher of Brawley, Jack Maher of Los Angeles, William Maher of San Francisco, Mrs. J. D. McCarthy of Oakland and Mrs. E. W. Thiercoff of Los Banos.

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Merced Express
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1918

DESPONDENCY IS CAUSE OF SUICIDE

Lawrence W. Maher of Merced ended his life by throwing himself down before the rear wheels if a twelve ton auto truck at the corner of Fourteenth and Broadway in Oakland on Friday afternoon of last week. A traffic policeman saw Maher lie down under the truck and shouted to the driver to stop his motor, but it was too late. Maher's abdomen and ribs were crushed under the wheels, and he died just as he arrived at the emergency hospital. The young man went to Oakland from Merced about two weeks ago to seek employment in ship building work. He had been in poor health was no doubt the cause of the rash act.

The deceased was born at Livingston, was 32 years old and spent most of his life in Merced county. He was a hard working, industrious young man and had many friends who regret his death and sincerely sympathize with his relatives in their bereavement.

Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maher of this city; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. McCarthy of Oakland and Mrs. E. W. Thiercof of Los Banos, and five brothers, John Maher of Richmond, James Maher of the U.S. army at Waco, Texas, and Thomas and Vincent Maher of Merced.

Rev. T. J. Brennan officiated at the funeral services which were held at the funeral chapel of Welch & Co. at 2 o'clock last Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery.

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Merced Sun Star
Monday, May 20, 1968

Obituaries

THOMAS MAHER

Thomas Francis Maher, 76, a lifelong resident of this community, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital.

Mr. Maher engaged in grain, turkey and cattling ranching until his retirement in 1950. He was born in the family home on Dixon-Ferry Road Aug. 22, 1891.

Funeral services will be held in Our Lady of Mercy Church Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited in Mission Chapel of Ivers and Alcorn Tuesday at 8 p.m.

He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carmel Hudgins of Merced; a son, Glenn Thomas Maher of Merced; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, James of Los Angeles, William of San Rafael; a sister, Mrs. Lenora Thiercof of Los Banos.

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Los Banos Enterprise
Friday, March 30, 1962

REQUIEM MASS FOR EMORY W. THIERCOF

Requiem mass was said by Msgr. Thomas J. Morahan Monday morning in St. Jospeh's Church for Emory Walter Thiercof, 80, a lifelong resident of Los Banos, who died last Friday after an illness of several months.

Born in Los Banos October 16, 1881, Thiercof was a member of the first graduating class of the West Side Union High School here and was graduated from the University of California School of Pharmacy in 1904. He returned to Los Banos to serve his apprenticeship and then opened his own drug store which he operated until 1923, at which time he became manager of the Bank of America here. He retired from that position in 1946.

As a druggist in the 1918 flu epidemic he often worked around the clock dispensing medicines during those critical days.

Thiercof's parents were pioneers of the Los Banos area. His mother was the former Ellen Knight.

He was a member of the Los Banos Eagles for over 50 years, was an avid sports fan and served on the high school board of trustees.

In January, 1958, Thiercof and his wife, Lenore, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The rosary was recited for Thiercof Sunday evening in the Whitehurst Chapel. Msgr. D. J. Keenan of Coalinga gave the sermon at the mass and Msgr. Thomas Ford of Gustine gave the committal service at Calvary Cemetery.

In addition to his widow, Thiercof is survived by six children, Mrs. Francis Prien of Kentfield, Marin County; William Emory Thiercof of Lakespur, Marin County; Mrs. Barbara Murry of Gustine; Joseph R. Thiercof of Los Banos; Sister Angela Louise of the College of Holy Names Order in Oakland; and Robert M. Thiercof of Los Banos; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Chesley of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Duff of Vallejo, and Mrs. Jesse Jacobs of Menlo Park.
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Los Banos Enterprise
Friday, October 4, 1985

Obituaries

LENORE THIERCOF

Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church for Lenore Maher Thiercof, 96, who died Monday at Newman Convalescent Hospital following an extended illness.

A native of Livingston, Mrs. Thiercof attended Los Banos High School and in 1908 married E. W. Thiercof of Los Banos. She was a member of St. Joseph's Alter Society and Parish.

She is survived by one son, Joseph Thiercof of Los Banos; three daughters, Francis Prien of Larkspur, Barbara Murry of Gustine and Sister Angela Louise of SNJM of Oakland; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Burial was in Los Banos Cemetery. Whitehurst Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Modesto Bee, December 30, 2003

1916 -- Dec. 27, 2003

Mary Jane Bonta Thiercof, 87, of Larkspur died Saturday at Marin General Hospital.

Mrs. Thiercof was born and raised in Gustine. She was a homemaker. She was the first president of the Young Ladies Institute of Gustine.

She is survived by her children, Mike Thiercof, Bob Thiercof and Buz Thiercof, all of Larkspur; brothers, Chester Bonta of Gustine and Robert Bonta of Stockton; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Emery Thiercof, and two brothers.

The rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Larkspur. A Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
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Los Banos Enterprise, The (CA) - October 1, 2002
Deceased Name: Joseph Raymond Thiercof, 87

Joseph Raymond Thiercof died peacefully on September 7 at the family beach house in Santa Cruz.

Born in Los Banos on Oct. 17, 1914, Mr. Thiercof, better known as “Joe or Jockey”, was the son of Emory Walter Thiercof and Lenora Frances Maher. He was one of six siblings, Frances Thiercof Prien, Emory Thiercof, Barbara Thiercof Murry, Mary Louise Thiercof and Robert Thiercof.

After attending grammar school in Los Banos and Bellarmine College in San Jose, Mr. Thiercof pursued a business degree from Santa Clara University.

He served as a decorated 1st lieutenant in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Following his military service, in 1946, Joe married Norine Erreca, also of Los Banos.

The majority of Mr. Thiercof’s business life was spent farming outside of Los Banos or tending his walnut orchard outside of Gustine. The Los Banos ranch afforded him the sport of pheasant, dove and duck hunting, which he extended to local hunters. Duck hunting was his platform for storytelling, including stories about the great hunting dog Sport and ranch alligator Big Mike.

An avid sports fan, Mr. Thiercof competed as a serious ballplayer and spent his summers at the ocean body-surfing. He loved his game of golf so much he and Norine became members of Turlock Country Club.

Perhaps Mr. Thiercof’s greatest challenge began five years ago, when he suffered a major stroke, leaving him paralyzed on his left side. His doctors predicted that he would not be able to leave his bed. Joe proved them wrong. With the devotion of his wife, coupled with his ""tough as nails"" personality, he was eventually able to be up and about.

Besides his loving wife, Norine, Mr. Thiercof is survived by his four loving children, Raymond Thiercof of San Jose, John Thiercof of Escalon, Mary Lou Thiercof and Judy Thiercof Waldear, both of Oakland. He also leaves six adoring grandchildren.

A mass to celebrate Mr. Thiercof’s life will be held on Friday at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Los Banos.

The family requests no flowers be sent. Those who wish, may contribute in Joe's memory to the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 611 Mission Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco 94105.
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San Jose Mercury News (CA) - September 3, 2004
Deceased Name: Christine Chrissie Thiercof
CA United States

Christine "Chrissie" Thiercof

Succumbed after a lengthy illness on Mon., August 31, 2004. Much loved daughter of Ray & Margaret Thiercof of San Jose. Sister of Beth and Diane Thiercof. Granddaughter of Norine Thiercof. Niece of John (wife Donna) Thiercof, Mary Lou Thiercof, Judy (husband Mickey) Walder and John (wife Kathi) Welsh and seven cousins, Daina, Allison, Jamie, Jenny, Jessica, Samantha and Riley.


Chrissie Thiercof attended St. Christopher Grammar School, Presentation High School, and St. Mary's College. She inspired those she met in her journey through life with her courage and fierce determination.


Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., with visitation starting at 6 p.m. St. Christopher's Church, 2773 Booksin at Curtner, San Jose. Private Committal Services Wed.


In lieu of flowers donations to The Sacred Heart Community Center, 1381 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95110. LIMA FAMILY ERICKSON MORTUARY serving the family.
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