Thomas Joseph Ryan (1925 - 2004)

A photo of Thomas Joseph Ryan
Thomas Joseph Ryan
1925 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Joseph Ryan, father to 5 children, was born on July 7, 1925 at New York City. Thomas's partner was Noemi Ryan, and they gave birth to Pamela Vasquez Narvaez, Patrick L Ryan, Thomas Ryan Jr, Cecilia Ryan, and Rose Marie Vasquez Giraud. He died on January 9, 2004 at Valley Cottage Ny at age 78.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Thomas Joseph Ryan Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Thomas Ryan, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Ryan family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Thomas Joseph Ryan

First name

Thomas

Middle name

Joseph

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Thomas Ryan was born on at New York City,

Death

Thomas Ryan died on at Valley Cottage Ny,

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Thomas.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Thomas Joseph Ryan?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Thomas's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Thomas a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did Thomas move a lot? Where was his last known location?

Education

Did Thomas finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Thomas attend?

Professions

Share what Thomas did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Thomas's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Thomas serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Thomas Ryan?
View other bios of people named Thomas Ryans
Back to Top

Thomas Joseph Ryan Family Tree

Thomas's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Ryan family tree.

Thomas's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Thomas Joseph Ryan
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling
Relationships:

Spouse:

Noemi Ryan
Sep 16, 1922 - March 1993
Pearl River, NY

Children:

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Thomas's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Thomas Joseph Ryan. Below are potential family photos that share Thomas's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Thomas during various points of his life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Thomas

What do you remember about Thomas Joseph Ryan? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Thomas is remembered.

Thomas Ryan Obituary

This obit of Thomas Joseph Ryan is maintained by Thomas's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Thomas Joseph Ryan, father to 5 children, died on January 9, 2004 at Valley Cottage Ny at age 78. He was born on July 7, 1925 at New York City. Thomas's partner was Noemi Ryan, and they gave birth to Pamela Vasquez Narvaez, Patrick L Ryan, Thomas Ryan Jr, Cecilia Ryan, and Rose Marie Vasquez Giraud.
Other Records of Thomas Joseph Ryan

1925 - 2004 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Thomas's lifetime

In 1925, in the year that Thomas Joseph Ryan was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1937, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1941, at the age of 16 years old, Thomas was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1965, when he was 40 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1976, by the time he was 51 years old, 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.

Success Stories from Biographies like Thomas Joseph Ryan
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.