BERNARD THOMAS O'NEIL, D. D. S. - One of the leading dentists of The Bronx is Dr. Bernard Thomas O'Neil, who
has lived here all his life, and has watched the phenomenal growth of this section of New York City. He was born
March 15, 1897, in a house that stood in the center of Westchester Square, directly opposite where today he has
his dental office, this Square one of the most important business centers of The Bronx. He is a son of Thomas O'Neil,
who was born in Rye Neck, Westchester County, and of Margaret (McMahon) 0'Neil. For a good many years his father
has served Bronx County as under sheriff.
Bernard T. O'Neil received his preliminary education in the public schools and St. Raymond's Parochial School,
from which latter institution he was graduated in 1912. After graduation he entered Classon Point Military Academy,
from which he was graduated in 1916. He then entered The University of Pennsylvania, where he took a course in
dentistry, graduating from here in the class of 1919, with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He immediately
began the practice of his profession, opening an office at No. 80 Westchester Square, since which time he has built
up a large practice, being one of the leading dentists of this section of The Bronx. He is a member of the First
District Dental Society, American Dental Association, and the Chippewa Democratic Club of The Bronx. His fraternal
affiliation is with the Knights of Columbus, St. Raymond's Council, No. 811; and he is a member of the college
fraternity Psi Xi Phi, of the dental profession of the Pennsylvania University. In politics, he is a member of
the Democratic party, and he is a faithful communicant of St. Raymond's Roman Catholic Church.
Dr. Bernard Thomas O'Neil married, October 31, 1922, in St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church, of New York City,
Rev. Father James Madden officiating, Lillian V. Kaiser, daughter of William Kaiser, who was born in New York City,
and of Lyzette (Davis) Kaiser, who was born in Sayville, Long Island. Dr. and Mrs. O'Neil are the parents of a
daughter, Patricia Joan, born June 1, 1925. The family home is at No. 1082 Pierce Avenue, The Bronx.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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