|JOHN J. McINERNEY.|
John J. McInerney, engaged in the real estate business
in Cheyenne, his native city, was born October 7, 1886, his parents
being Thomas and Phyllis McInerney, both of whom were natives of
Ireland, whence they came in early life to America. In 1868 the
father arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, casting in his lot with its
first settlers. He had for a brief period been a resident of Sidney,
Nebraska, where he arrived in 1867. Since that date he has made his
home in Cheyenne. He worked for the railroad for more than thirty
years, acting as foreman for fifteen years, and later he was
retired. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Phyllis O'Neil,
crossed the Atlantic in early life and in 1882 removed from
Davenport, Iowa, to Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. McInerney were married in
this state and both are living. They have reared a family of six
children: John, of this review; Thomas, who is chief electrician with
the Union Pacific Railroad Company at Cheyenne; William, who is
manager for the H. N. Boyd Company of Cheyenne; Mary and Theresa,
both living in Cheyenne; and Francis, who is in the United States
Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
John J. McInerney pursued his education in the common schools of Cheyenne and worked for the railroad company from 1902 until 1912. He was advanced steadily by reason of his capability and fidelity and was occupying the position of timekeeper when he left the railroad company at the age of twenty-six years. He then turned his attention to the seal estate and insurance business, in which he has now been engaged for six years. He entered into partnership with Dr. J. H. Conway under the firm style of McInerney & Conway and they have secured a good clientage during the intervening period.
Mr. McInerney is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and has filled the position of secretary of his lodge since 1914. He was treasurer of the Frontier Association in 1915 and 1917 and is now chairman of that organization. He also belongs to the Knights of Columbus, in which he is serving as state deputy and which indicates his religious faith to be that of the Catholic church. He is widely and favorably known in Cheyenne, where his entire life has been passed, and the fact that his has always been a commendable record is indicated in the warm friendship accorded him by those who have known him from his boyhood to the present time.