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Bursia Ryan (1906 - 1976)

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Bursia Ryan
1906 - 1976
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October 24, 1906
Death
February 1976
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Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, Alabama 36509
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Bursia Ryan was born on October 24, 1906. Bursia died in February 1976 at age 69. We know that Bursia Ryan had been residing in Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, Alabama 36509.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Bursia Ryan passed away in February 1976 at age 69. Bursia was born on October 24, 1906. We are unaware of information about Bursia's family or relationships. We know that Bursia Ryan had been residing in Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, Alabama 36509.
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In 1906, in the year that Bursia Ryan was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1910, at the age of just 4 years old, Bursia was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1931, by the time this person was 25 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1965, this person was 59 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1976, in the year of Bursia Ryan's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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