James Louis Ryder

11 September 1892–5 February 1948 (Age 55)
Sandy Run, Broad Top Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Louis

When James Louis Ryder was born on 11 September 1892, in Sandy Run, Broad Top Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Collins Ryder, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Mary Chaney, was 17. He lived in Coaldale, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Cass Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 5 February 1948, at the age of 55, and was buried in Calumet Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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James Collins Ryder
Catherine Mary Chaney
James Louis Ryder
Anna Elizabeth Ryder

Parents and Siblings

    James Collins Ryder


    Catherine Mary Chaney




World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 15

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: variant spelling of Rider .2 Dutch: occupational name for a mounted warrior or messenger, Middle Dutch rider.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis J Ryder in household of James Ryder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Louis Rider in household of James Rider, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Lewis Ryder, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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