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John Ryan (1882 - 1914)

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John Ryan
1882 - 1914
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c. 1882
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October 27, 1914
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John Ryan was born c. 1882. He died on October 27, 1914 at 32 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 6985 Rank: Rifleman Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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John Ryan died on October 27, 1914 at age 32. He was buried in France (1914-1918) Memorial, France. He was born c. 1882. We have no information about John's family or relationships.
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1882 - 1914 World Events

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In 1882, in the year that John Ryan was born, on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

In 1892, by the time he was only 10 years old, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1895, when he was merely 13 years old, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1903, when he was 21 years old, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1914, in the year of John Ryan's passing, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

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