This page includes information about interesting activities of
  • WILLIAM TIERNEY his father-in-law
1871 ONTARIO census - Selected Pace family entries
SOURCE - Library and Archives Canada's website

March 2013 - It has been learned
- There were TWO WILLIAM TIERNEY MEN so info from the archives needs to be sorted out. The WILLIAM TIERNEY, father-in-law of WILLIAM JOHN PACE was not the one of the goldrush activity. WILLIAM JOHN PACE and his father-in-law worked on engineering projects, road building, street rail transit system of Edmonton. The obituary-bio is said to be accurate by his two descendants.
Obituary-bio of WILLIAM TIERNEY
and his productive activity in British Columbia

This obit/bio information on WILLIAM TIERNEY is accurate according to two of his descendant researchers in British Columbia.

info found in PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES of the CANADIAN Provinces:

    - by Gordon Thomas Pace (formerly of Victoria)
    - by Brenda Howorko
Thanks to BRENDA HOWORKO (nee Pace)
- a PACE researcher of Edmonton, Alberta

ALSO - Check out - WILLIAM JOHN PACE's place in PACE lineage
learn about his family connection to

The Colonist - Victoria,B.C.
Wednesday, March 6, 1889
arr. Victoria from Vancouver
March 6, 1889

WD Ferris Jr., Dr. Hall, H.Saunders, Mrs.Saunders, Master Saunders, Job Humphreys, W.Halcar, Maj.Wright, Mrs.Spalding, Jno.Leask, Mrs.Leask, W.J.Pace, Mrs.W.J.Pace, Miss Tierney, J.F.Blackstone, W.Gordon, R.Knight, W.Matheson, D.McAllister, H.Grant, W.Stewart, Jos McDonald, C.Reed, W.Grant, S.C.Henderson, G.W.Baldwin, H.Kirkland, R.H.Luns, Rev.McKay, Capt.W.T.Stewart, Rev.J.Jeffrey

William John Pace
More info from descendents
a descendent of Calvin Pace writes

1871 census - PACE entries
Material: Selected Pace family entries from 1871 Census of Ontario index Source: Library and Archives Canada's website,
name age place of birth district sub-district
PACE, CALVIN 33 Ontario Oxford south Oxford west
PACE, MICHAEL 42 Ontario Lambton Sarnia town
PACE, GEORGE 10 Ontario Elgin east Yarmouth
PACE, ALLAN 40 Ontario Bruce north Bruce
PACE, CHARLES 14 Ontario Lincoln St.Catharine
PACE, DAVID 56 United States Hastings west Sidney
PACE, ELIZABETH 48 England Toronto east St.James ward
PACE, HENRY 31 England Ottawa Wellington ward
PACE, JAMES 40 Ontario Bruce north Bruce
PACE, JOANNA 42 England Lincoln St.Catharine
PACE, JOHN 31 Quebec Bruce north Bruce
PACE, JOHN 20 Canada Wellington south Guelph town
PACE, JOHN 45 England Brant N or E Dumfries south
PACE, JOHN 45 England Grey south Proton
PACE, MARGARET 22 Scotland Hamilton St.Mary's ward
PACE, MARY 67 Ontario Norfolk south Houghton

a TIERNEY descendant-researcher, writes
about 1901 census report - LEWIS / DAVIS - saying:
1871 Lambton, Ontario census shows
WILLIAM JOHN with his parents and siblings THOMAS and SARAH JANE. He was born abt 1863 in either LAMBTON or ELGIN county in Ontario to Michale PACE and Catherine DAVIS.

1901 census shows LEWIS.

Michael & Katherine Pace nee Lewis. He worked as a bookkeeper for a coal company at the town of Crowsnest Pass on the Canadian Pacific line west of Lethbridge.

Along highway #3, in coal mining country, between Cranbrook, BC and Lethbridge, Alberta is CROWSNEST PASS, which is the name of a town I visited a few years ago. The building where WILLIAM JOHN PACE worked as a bookkeeper, the coal company building, is still standing. It is a museum now - I'm happy to say - and has a nice collection of stuff from pioneer days.

My grandfather CHARLES VICARAGE PACE was a Staffordshire coal miner
and is buried nearby, at LETHBRIDGE.

Obituary-bio of WILLIAM TIERNEY
and his productive activity in British Columbia
  • Road contractor-Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Yale Port, etc.
  • Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria,(laid out plan)

William Tierney died this morning of chronic bronchitis. Mr. Tierney was born at Nepean, Carleton county, Ont. in 1837 and was married at Smith's Falls in 1860 to Catharine McSherry, only daughter of Capt. McSherry of Perth, Ont. Mr. Tierney came to Victoria, B.C. in 1868, residing in that city until he made Vancouver his home in December, after the fire. Mr. Tierney was a member of the A.O.U.W. He has been identified with many public works, being a prominent contractor. He layed out Ross Bay Cemetery and built many roads about Victoria, Nanaimo, Seattle and in Yale. He was widely known and respected for his many good qualities of heart and hand.

There survives Mr. Tierney his sorrowing widow and the following sons and daughters, Mrs. W.J.Pace, Mrs. Sheasgreen, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Abel (Washington state), Miss Tierney, Miss Lena Tierney, Mr. William Tierney (Cariboo district), and Mr. John J. Tierney (Cariboo district).

On Friday, requiem mass will be celebrated in the Roman Catholic church in Vancouver, whence his remains will be sent to Victoria for internment in the family plot in Ross Bay Cemetery, by the side of his daughter.

TIERNEY - At Vancouver, B.C. on the 1st of March. Inst., William Tierney, a native of Nepean, Ontario, aged 62 years

The funeral will take place tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9 o.clock from the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Victoria. Friends are invited to attend.

the TIERNEY family
is also connected to

known as

"Peace River Jim"
"Apostle of the North"

the most effective ambassador
of the Canadian Northwest

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