James S Ryan

Male5 August 1849–6 December 1926

Brief Life History of James S

When James S Ryan was born on 5 August 1849, in Waterloo, Waterloo Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, Michael Ryan, was 33 and his mother, Lola Alice Merry, was 31. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 6 December 1926, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Michael Ryan
Lola Alice Merry
Roxina Margaret Ryan
Andrew Ryan
James S Ryan
Elizabeth Emaline Ryan
John W Ryan
Robert Hosmer Ryan
Mary Jane Ryan

Sources (6)

  • James Ryan in household of Michael Ryan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James S Ryan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Ryan in entry for John W Ryan and Ellen Conner, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, John Patrick, Dermot, Liam, Paddy, Donovan, Eamon, Eamonn, Kieran, Parnell, Aileen, Brennan.

Irish: shortened form of O'Ryan , an Anglicized form of Ó Riaghain (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Riaghan’, a personal name probably based on the word ‘king’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland, though there has been considerable confusion with Regan .

Irish: shortened from Mulryan (Ó Maoilriaghain).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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