Charles Hugh Ryan

1 April 1896–30 November 1985 (Age 89)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Charles Hugh

When Charles Hugh Ryan was born on 1 April 1896, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Thomas Ryan, was 43 and his mother, Nora Martha Dugan, was 29. He had at least 1 son with Gladys Marie Briley. He lived in Yankton, Yankton, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Forbes Township, Charles Mix, South Dakota, United States in 1920. He died on 30 November 1985, in California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Charles Hugh Ryan
Gladys Marie Briley
Charles Henry Ryan

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    Johanna Ryan



    Mary Ryan



    John Ryan


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Charles Ryan in household of Nora Ryan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charley Ryan in household of Thomas Ryan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Ryan in household of Nora Ryan, "United States Census, 1920"

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