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
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
Appreciate you checking it out if you get a chance.
Here's the death registration for Bridget Ryan:
E-mail Allan Lewis