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John Ryan (1899 - 1917)

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John Ryan
1899 - 1917
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c. 1899
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June 18, 1917
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John Ryan was born c. 1899. He died on June 18, 1917 at age 18.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Rank: Able Seaman Regiment: Mercantile Marine Unit/ship/squadron: s.s. kangaroo (douglas)
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John Ryan died on June 18, 1917 at age 18. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1899. We have no information about John's family or relationships.
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1899 - 1917 World Events

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In 1899, in the year that John Ryan was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1900, he was merely 1 year old when 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 1907, by the time he was merely 8 years old, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1917, in the year of John Ryan's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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