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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Robert R. Ryan ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Robert R. Ryan
TITLE: Mr. GENDER: M MILITARY: Civil War - Union
BORN: 23 Aug 1846 DIED: 8 Dec 1926 BURIED: 11 Dec 1926
BIRTH PLACE:  Springfield, Clark Co, Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
OSBH (Portland, Multnomah County 1926) #3130 - Robert R. Ryan, male, married (Clara Ryan), b. 23 Aug 1846 in Sringfield, Ohio, d. 8 Dec 1926 in Portland, Oregon (US Veterans' Hospital) at the age of 80 y's 3 m's 15 d's, usual residence 896 N. Commercial, Salem), name of father Harvey Ryan (b. Virginia), maiden name of mother Mary Jane Benson (b. Springfield, Ohio), interment 11 Dec IOOF, undertaker Eas Side Funeral Director, Portland, informant Sister Belle Shroud of Salem.
1880 CENSUS - R. R. Ryan, age 33, farmer, b. Ohio, is enumerated with Lizzie A., age 35, b. Ohio, along with Gabriel N., age 7, b. Nebraksa, John M., age 5, b. Nebraska, and William A., age 1, b. Nebraska. Also enumerated with the family are a nephew, James F., age 14, b. Illinois, and a cousin, Leonard M. Mitchell, age 31, b. Ohio. 
1893 - Ryan, Robert R., Truck & Dray Co., res. 52 Bellvue.
1895 CENSUS of Salem, Marion Co., Oregon, Vol. 1, pg 54-55: - Ryan, Robert b. Ohio, age 48, 5' 4", 160#, light, drayman, one leg, Protestant, voter, male - Ryan, Elizabeth b. Ohio, age 50, 5' 4", 140#, light, housekeeper, Protestant, female - Ryan, John, b. Nebraska, age 18, 5' 4", 170#, student, Protestant, male - Ryan, Wm. b. Nebraska, age 15, 5' 3", 95#, light, general debility, Protestant, male 
1902 & 1909/10 - Ryan, Robert R., Bozoth, Ryan & Co., res. 3 miles north of Salem on River Road.
From the Capital Journal 8 Jul 1892 3:5: 
"For the Coast - Parties contemplating going to the Coast are advised to see R. R. Ryan, rear of Willamettee [sic] Hotel." 
1905 CENSUS of East Salem, pct #3, Marion Co., Oregon: - Ryan, R. R. age 58, b. Ohio, farmer - Ryan, Mrs. L. A. R. age 60, b. Ohio - Ryan, William age 25, b. Nebraska 
One Notary. R. R. Ryan, of Salem, was yesterday commissioned as a notary public. 
Oregon Statesman 5 Sep 1896 5:4
Final roll call was answered by another veteran of the Civil War Wednesday night when death claimed Robert R. Ryan, 80, in the veterans’ hospital in Portland. Ryan was taken to the hospital a week ago Friday and though he withstood a minor and preliminary operation, his advanced age was against him and he succumbed following a serious operation. 
Funeral services will be held from the Terwilliger funeral home Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with Rev. F. C. Taylor, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery. Members of Sedgwick post, G.A. R., will attend as honorary pallbearers and assist in the service. Robert R. Ryan was born in Springfield, Ohio, August 19, 1846 and was married to Elizabeth Potee, who died in Salem in November 1922. Six children were born to the union, of whom, John M. and William A. Ryan, both of Salem survive. He was married again last September and is also survived by his widow, Clara Ayars [?] Ryan and a sister, Mrs. Belle Stromd [?], all of Salem. He enlisted in the 61st Illinois infantry and served during the Civil War. He came to Salem in 1891 and made his home here until he was taken to the hospital. He was a member of the Grange, G. A. R. and Methodist church and a past commander of Sedgwick Post G. A. R. The remains will arrive in Salem Thursday night and be taken to the Terwilliger funeral home. 
During the quarter-century he lived in Salem, Ryan was active in the affairs of the community and had many visions. One of his activities including the construction of the building now occupied by the Marion garage for use as a public market. The project was not a success, however. He constructed a number of other buildings including warehouses. 
Mr. Ryan was the author of a veterans pension bill which received the approval of the G. A. R. and which is to be introduced at this session of congress by Senators Borah and McNary. 
Capital Journal 9 December 1926 9:7,8
Robert R. Ryan 
Co. G 
41st IL Inf
OSBH (Portland, Multnomah County 1926) #3130 
S&H pg 43
CJ 8 Jul 1892 3:5 
1880 NE CENSUS (York Co., Town 12, pg 397B) 
1895 Census 
1900 Census, N. Salem, Marion Co., ED #143, pg. 24-A, #347/#350 
1905 Census, Bk. II, pg. 82 
1902 & 1909/10 City Directories 
CJ 9 December 1926 9:7,8 (portrait)
LOT: 595 SPACE: 4 SW LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.213' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.892'

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