Mary Ryan ( (O'Farrell) (1859 - 1909)

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Mary (O'Farrell) Ryan
1859 - 1909
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Ryan ( O'Farrell, mother to 6 children, was born in 1859. She was born into the O'Farrell family and married into the Ryan family. She was born to Patrick O'Farrell and Mary O'Farrell ( Morrissey, with siblings James, Thomas, Margaret, Winifred, and Bridget. Mary married Edmond"Edward"Ryan, and they gave birth to Elizabeth Ellen Ryan, Catherine Winifred Stokes ( Ryan, Mary McEvoy, Christina Ryan ( Sister Mary ), Annie Ryan, and Edward Ryan Jnr. She died on August 15, 1909 in South Geelong, VIC Australia at age 50.


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Mary Ryan died on in South Geelong, Greater Geelong City County, VIC Australia 3220

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at Eastern Cemetery, in Geelong, Greater Geelong City County, VIC 3219


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The Geelong Advertiser, 17 August 1909.
RYAN.- On the 15th August, 1909, at her residence, Foster-street, South Geelong, Mary, the dearly beloved wife of Edmond Ryan, aged 50 years.
( Requiescat in Pace ).

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Ryan, wife of Mr. Edmond Ryan, of Foster-street, South Geelong, took place on Tuesday afternoon, when her remains were laid to rest in the Roman Catholic section of the Eastern Cemetery. The esteem in which the deceased was held was testified by the large number who attended to pay the last tribute of respect. The bearers and two mourning coaches were followed by a long line of conveyances. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. Moran, P. Stokes, P. O'Halloran, J. Farrell, J. McNamara, D. Edwards, L. Smith and P. Hogan.

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In 1859, in the year that Mary Ryan ( O'Farrell was born, on October 16th, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an attempt to start a slave rebellion. He wanted to "liberate" the guns in the armory and arm slaves. Brown was captured and hanged on December 2nd.

In 1860, at the age of just 1 year old, Mary was alive when on December 20th, South Carolina seceded from the United States - the first state to do so. At the time, there were about 4 million people enslaved in the American South.

In 1886, she was 27 years old when on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1894, by the time she was 35 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1909, in the year of Mary Ryan ( O'Farrell's passing, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

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Died: September 1967
Thomas Joseph Ryan
Jul 7, 1925 - Jan 9, 2004
Kimberly May Ryan
Born: Jan 4, 1981
Sarah Jane Ryan
Born: Jan 4, 1981
Daniel Carroll Ryan
Born: Feb 18, 1984
Gwenda Edith Ryan
Feb 16, 1943 - Oct 13, 1996
Sandringham, VIC, Australia

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