William Morgan Ryan

1918–19 May 2002 (Age 84)
Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life of William Morgan

When William Morgan Ryan was born in 1918, in Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States, his father, John Morgan Ryan, was 32 and his mother, Florence May Spaulding, was 31. He married Maxine Louise St Jock in 1939, in Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1940. He died on 19 May 2002, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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William Morgan Ryan
Maxine Louise St Jock
Marriage: 1939
Louise Florence Ryan

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    Maxine Louise St Jock


Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States


    Louise Florence Ryan


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 0

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 8

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • William Ryan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William M Ryan in household of John M Ryan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William N Ryan in household of John M Ryan, "United States Census, 1930"

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