Richard W. "Tuck" Ryan

3 August 1905–4 April 1982 (Age 76)
Crittenden, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Richard W. "Tuck"

When Richard W. "Tuck" Ryan was born on 3 August 1905, in Crittenden, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Tildon Ryan, was 27 and his mother, Malinda L. White, was 27. He married Ruthie Opal Moore on 7 September 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hurricane, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 5 Hurricane, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 1982, in Livingston, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Love Cemetery, Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States.

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Richard W. "Tuck" Ryan
Ruthie Opal Moore
Marriage: 7 September 1932
Neta Nadell Ryan

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7 September 1932


    Neta Nadell Ryan


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

Age 1

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 21

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: simplified form of Mulryan.2 Irish: reduced form of O’Ryan , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Rian’; Ó Maoilriain ‘descendant of Maoilriaghain’, or Ó Ruaidhín ‘descendant of the little red one’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland; there has been considerable confusion with Regan .3 Americanized spelling of German Rein .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Ryan in household of John T Ryan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard W Ryan in household of John T Ryan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard Ryan in household of John T Ryan, "United States Census, 1910"

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