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John Ambrose Ryan (1891 - 1918)

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John Ambrose Ryan
1891 - 1918
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c. 1891
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September 18, 1918
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John Ambrose Ryan was born c. 1891. He died on September 18, 1918 at age 27.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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John Ambrose Ryan died on September 18, 1918 at age 27. He was buried in '974' Templeux-le-guerard British Cemetery, 2nd Bn.. He was born c. 1891. We are unaware of information about John's family.
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In 1891, in the year that John Ambrose Ryan was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1900, when he was merely 9 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1908, he was 17 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1918, in the year of John Ambrose Ryan's passing, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

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