Bridget RYAN
1796 to 1899, County Tipperary to South Gloucester

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

New November 8, 2015:

Hi Al - I am wondering, if you get a minute, can you check for Bridget Ryan.  
She died in Sept 17, 1899 and is buried at South Gloucester.  She is the mother 
of Mary Ryan who married John Foran.  A photocopy of the following newspaper 
article is in papers I have but the newpaper is not referenced.  I suspect it 
might have come from that Old Timers section of the Ottawa Journal I told you 
about that was written in the 1930s.  If you can find her death notice it might 
make reference to her parents.
Mrs. Bridget Ryan Was A Remarkable Old Lady
People who lived in South Gloucester forty years ago undoubtedly will remember Mrs. Bridget Ryan, who died in the fall of 1899 at the great age of 103 years. Mrs. Ryan, as her name implies, was of Irish stock, having been born in the county of Tipperary in the year 1796. She came to this country about the year 1850, and was engaged for quite a number of years in the grocery business of St. Andrews street, in Ottawa. The last few years of Mrs. Ryan's long life were spent with her daughter, Mrs. John Foran, in South Gloucester, and old timers of that district will recall that when she was one hundred years old she would be up at six o'clock in the morning, feeding ducks, chickens and other fowl, in which she was very much interested. It was Mrs. Ryan's proud boast that during her long life she was never attended by a doctor, nor ever took any medicine of any kind. Two years before she died she could read moderately large print without the use of spectacles. Appreciate you checking it out if you get a chance. Thanks Mary __________________ Hi Mary: Here's the death registration for Bridget Ryan:
Bridget Ryan, 1796-1899
... Al
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