Thomas B Tyrrell/Tirrell came to the US from Lincolnshire, England. He was born in 1854 and came to the US in approximately 1868.
His family, including father Philip Tirrell and brother Phillip, lived in Illinois when they came to the US. Settling in Chicago, on Blue Island Ave, in a neighborhood now in the south side of Chicago, they lived with other recent immigrants including a lot of Tyrrells.
They then moved to South Dakota, where Thomas B. Tyrrell filed on a homestead claim on 160 acres in Yale, South Dakota on April 5, 1890.