|Aug-21-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
"YOUNG NEW YORKER INJURED: John S. Ryan Rises from Sick Bed to Ride Into Barbed Wire"
<Fifth American Chess Congress>
and in 1884 he became 1st at the Manhattan CC Championship!
|Mar-09-14|| ||wwall: John S. Ryan won the Manhattan Chess Club championship in 1884 and 1886.|
|Aug-06-23|| ||jnpope: John S. Ryan, for the last seven years custodian of the City Hall, yesterday underwent an operation in which his left foot was amputated above the ankle. The operation was performed in the custodian's apartments in the City Hall by Dr. Martin Burke, 147 Lexington Avenue, with several consulting physicians, including a representative of the city.|
The amputation was made necessary by an injury Mr. Ryan suffered on tripping across a wire in the City Hall when the body of Mayor Gaynor was lying in state there.
Mr. Ryan is the father of the high-pressure system installed here and in fifteen other cities. The Ryan system, according to Mayor Gaynor, saved the city $3,000,000 in the first year.
<New York Times>, 1914.06.04, p3
John S. Ryan, until recently the custodian of the New York City Hall, and just now the storm center in the proceedings to vacate the quarters, hitherto occupied by him, in order to accommodate the Municipal Art Commission, is the veteran chess expert who, in former years was prominent in the activities of the Manhattan Chess Club and the state association. Mr. Ryan was a Civil Service appointee, but was dropped from the city pay roll on June 1. His chess friends will be sorry to learn that he is in poor health.
<Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, 1914.07.16, p11
John Sylvester Ryan, janitor of City Hall for seven years, was carried by his two sons in an armchair from his apartment on the top floor of the City Hall yesterday afternoon and placed in a taxicab, in which he was taken to relatives in Freeport.
Ryan, who is 64 years old and has been an invalid since Mayor Gaynor's funeral, was ousted on an order issued by Borough President Marks of Manhattan, who held that Ryan had already overstayed his time.
Brooklyn <Daily Standard Union>, 1914.07.26, p4
John S. Ryan, custodian of City Hall for several years, moved out of the building yesterday. Borough President Marks notified him several months ago that his apartments on the top floor were needed by the Municipal Art Commission. Ryan, however, had met with an injury at the memorial ceremonies on the death of Mayor Gaynor, and his physicians said it would be dangerous to move him. Since then he had been allowed to remain.
A few weeks ago Mr. Marks insisted that Ryan should move. Mayor Mitchel suggested that it would do no harm to allow the former janitor to remain until he was able physically to go. A week ago last Tuesday Mr. Marks said he would give Ryan and his family just ten days to get out.
Ryan, who was more than 60 years of age, was indignant at being forced to leave the building until he was well. Yesterday afternoon a taxicab drew up at the rear entrance of the Hall and Ryan was carried down from his sick bed by his two sons, Joseph and William E. Ryan. He was taken to the home of his son-in-law uptown, at 119th Street and Lexington Avenue. Later he will be removed to Freeport, L.I., to the home of another son. Ryan ceased to be janitor on June 1, and since then John Rooney has been acting janitor.
<New York Times>, 1914.07.26, p8
Ryan-Ellen Butterly, beloved wife of John S. Ryan, mother of the late Rev. John Ryan and the Rev. Leo E. Ryan, May 13. Solemn mass of requiem at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Kindly omit flowers.
<New York Tribune>, 1918.05.15, p9
|Aug-06-23|| ||jnpope: I gleaned the following from a family tree at Ancestry.com: |
John Ryan born in March 1846 in Ireland.
Son Rev. John born in 1865 in Manhattan.
Married Ellen B. Ryan in 1866 when he was 20.
Son Matthew William L. born on June 27, 1867, in New York.
Daughter Sabina born in 1869 in Manhattan.
Lived in New Yorkin 1870, Occupation: Bartender
Daughter Anna G born in June 1871 in Manhattan.
Son Joseph P born in September 1875 in Manhattan.
Son Vincent S born in November 1878 in Manhattan.
Son Raymond born in 1879 in Manhattan.
Daughter Mary E born in January 1880 in Manhattan.
Lived in New York in 1880, Occupation: Engineer
Son Leo R born in March 1883 in Manhattan.
Son Eugene Francis born on January 9, 1886, in Manhattan.
Son William born in May 1886 in Manhattan, New York.
Daughter Sarah Angelus born on February 9, 1888, in Manhattan.
Daughter Rose A born in June 1889 in Manhattan, New York.
Lived in Manhattan in 1900, Occupation: Engineer
Lived in Manhattan in 1910, Occupation: Janitor
Wife Ellen B. passed away on May 14, 1918, age of 71.
|Aug-06-23|| ||jnpope: Another family tree has him listed as residing in Manhattan in 1920, age 74. |
|Aug-06-23|| ||jnpope: It's unclear if this is the same John Ryan, that was age 74, in 1920, but another six years would have made him 80: |
Name: John Ryan
Birth Year: 1846
Death Date: 14 Nov 1926
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Certificate Number: 28577
<New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948> via Ancestry.com
|Aug-06-23|| ||jnpope: Re: <"YOUNG NEW YORKER INJURED: John S. Ryan Rises from Sick Bed to Ride Into Barbed Wire">. Our Ryan would have been 62 in 1908, so the John S. Ryan in Arizona was not John Sylvester Ryan the chess player.|