Stephen Joshua Rye

10 October 1873–18 November 1954 (Age 81)
Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Stephen Joshua

When Stephen Joshua Rye was born on 10 October 1873, in Arkansas, United States, his father, John Jackson Rye, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Alice Amanda Bonds, was 29. He married Ella Davis on 13 March 1898, in Pope, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clark Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years and Illinois Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 November 1954, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, United States.

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Stephen Joshua Rye
Ella Davis
Marriage: 13 March 1898
Florence Rye
Charles Emmett Rye
John Gordon Rye

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 2
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded
Age 10
The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 23
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on an island or patch of firm ground surrounded by fens, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter ye ‘at the island’ (from Old English ēg, īeg ‘island’).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a river or stream, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eye ‘at the river’ (from Old English ēa ‘river’).3 English: topographic name for someone living at a place where rye (Old English ryge) was grown, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold it.

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

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Sources (12)

  • S J Rye, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stephen J Rye, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J S Rye, "United States Census, 1920"

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