William Ryder (1918 - 1978)

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William Ryder
1918 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
William Ryder was born on August 1, 1918. He died in March 1978 at age 59.


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William Ryder passed away in March 1978 at age 59. He was born on August 1, 1918. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.
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In 1918, in the year that William Ryder was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1929, at the age of only 11 years old, William was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1939, by the time he was 21 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1960, William was 42 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1978, in the year of William Ryder's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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New York, United States
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Feb 9, 1890 - March 1981
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Charles Ryder
Mar 18, 1891 - February 1967
Rockville, Indiana
Lewis E Ryder
Dec 15, 1916 - Jan 5, 1994
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Aug 18, 1900 - Apr 28, 1992
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John Paul Ryder
Feb 10, 1931 - Jan 29, 2008
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Raymond R Ryder
Oct 17, 1893 - Jan 25, 1994
West Lafayette, IN
Daniel J Ryder
Feb 12, 1939 - Dec 27, 2006
Joliet, IL
Zilpha Ryder
May 25, 1899 - March 1977
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Jeanette M Ryder
Aug 9, 1955 - Jul 18, 2007
James J Ryder
Jan 5, 1965 - Feb 15, 2008
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G Ryder
Jul 15, 1910 - September 1970
Avis J Ryder
Jun 25, 1916 - Mar 14, 1996
Edwardsburg, MI
Morris Ryder
Nov 10, 1903 - January 1980
Atwater, Ohio
Helen M Ryder
May 9, 1914 - Jun 28, 2000
Fort Wayne, IN
Billie Ryder
Sep 2, 1924 - August 1987
South Bend, Indiana
Rosella C Ryder
May 12, 1898 - Nov 25, 1987
Bruceville, IN
Cecilia I Ryder
May 10, 1912 - May 27, 2004
Vincennes, IN

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