William Henry Ryans, Sr

Male 1876 - 1956  (80 years)


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  • Name William Henry Ryans, Sr 
    Suffix Sr 
    Nickname Mannish 
    Born 6 Mar 1876  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 May 1956  Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Charity Chapel Cemetery Sims Chapel, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I272008484049  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 22 May 2013 

    Father Walter H Ryans,   b. Abt 1837, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Florentine or Flora Pargada,   b. 1837, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Family ID F246719069346  Group Sheet

    Family Lillie White,   b. 26 Nov 1890, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1965, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Infant Ryan,   b. 7 Nov 1908, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. John Tyler Ryan,   b. 27 Jan 1910, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1982, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. William Henry Ryan, Jr,   b. 2 Nov 1913, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1966, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +4. Dorothy Josephine Ryan,   b. 24 May 1916, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 2004, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Joseph N Ryan,   b. 23 Sep 1919, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 2003, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Audrey Ryan,   b. 5 Apr 1922, Sims Chapel, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 2011, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Maggie C Ryan,   b. 26 May 1912, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1913, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2013 
    Family ID F246729426294  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1876 - Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 1956 - Washington County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Charity Chapel Cemetery Sims Chapel, Washington County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Mike Ryan mike1ryan@comcast.net
    • 1880 Census Columbiana, Shelby, Alabama as Henry RYANT living with aunt and uncle Hosea and Lucy PEARSON
      1900 Census Sims Chapel, Washington, Alabama as Henry RYANS living with is half cousin Charles REED.
      1910 Census Deer Park, Washington, Alabama as William H RIAN
      1920 Census Sims Chapel, Washington, Alabama as William H RYAN
      1930 Census Sims Chapel, Washington, Alabama as William H RYANS
      1940 Census Sims Chapel, Washington, Alabama as Mc H RYANS

    • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about William Henry Ryans
      Name: William Henry Ryans
      County: Washington
      State: Alabama
      Birth Date: 6 Mar 1876
      Race: White

    • Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about William Henry Ryan
      Name: William Henry Ryan
      Birth Date: abt 1876
      Death Date: 26 May 1956
      Death Place: Rural, Washington, Alabama
      Death Age: 80
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: Walter Ryan
      Mother Name: Cora Reed
      FHL Film Number: 1908909

    • I am searching for information on the businesses jointly owned by William Henry Ryans, his half brother John Reed Young Everett and Frank Boykin. Frank was a prominent business man but it seems, from articles I have seen, was a man of shady character.

      The following is an article I found in Wikipedia that I found interesting on Mr. Boykin:

      "Frank William Boykin, Sr. (February 21, 1885, in Bladon Springs, Alabama ? March 12, 1969, in Washington, D.C.)[1] served as a Democratic Congressman in Alabama's 1st congressional district from 1935-1963.

      Boykin had little formal education, but through had work and perseverance, became a successful businessman with interests in lumber and turpentine. During World War I, he was an executive with several shipbuilding companies. He was one of the more prominent defendants in Mobile's whiskey trials of 1924 and 1925.[2]

      Career

      In 1935, he was elected to Congress from the Mobile-based 1st District following Congressman John McDuffie's appointment to a federal judgeship. Since he hadn't voted in any election since the 1920s, he had to pay 14 years' worth of back poll taxes to be able to 0cast a vote for himself.[2] He won the seat again in 1936 and was reelected an impressive 12 more times. He was chairman of the House Patents Committee from 1943 to 1947. He ran in a special election for the United States Senate in 1946, but finished a distant third.

      Boykin was considered a congressman whose mission was to take care of his district's citizens. Although his seniority allowed him to steer millions of federal dollars to his district, he was known for missing roll call votes more often than any other member of the state's congressional delegation.[2]

      Although Boykin supported racial segregation (as were most Alabama politicians of the time), he had a reputation for helping black constituents even if they couldn't vote. He had a particularly warm relationship with Alex Herman, the father of Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman. For example, he encouraged Herman to deliver black votes in the Mobile area to Senator Lister Hill during Hill's contentious 1962 election. It is believed that Hill's 6,000-vote margin of victory in that election was due mostly to heavy black turnout in Mobile.

      He lost his seat when Alabama's congressional delegation was cut from nine to eight members after the 1960 United States Census. The state legislature couldn't agree on which district to eliminate, so all nine incumbents ran against each other in an unusual statewide election. The last-place finisher would be dropped, while the eight survivors would become at-large congressmen. Boykin finished last, trailing the eighth-place finisher, Kenneth A. Roberts of the 4th District, by 100,000 votes.

      Conviction

      Boykin was convicted of conspiracy and conflict of interest in July 1963,[3] but was pardoned by President Johnson in 1964, at the request of departing Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.[4]
      Personal Life

      Boykin was married to Ocllo Gunn Boykin for almost 56 years. He frequently cheated on her and bragged openly about it in the House cloakroom. According to his son, Ocllo knew all along about her husband's numerous infidelities.[5]

      Boykin died in Washington, D.C. but is interred in Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.[1]


    • From ?They Say The Wind Is Red? by Jacqueline Anderson Matte
      Page 93

      ?.John and Manson Smith founded the Charity Chapel church in 1891. Seaborn gave the land for the Church and Nathaniel (Smith) was the first pastor. Barbara Reed Smith became the head of the church after her husband?s death and she also served and the mid-wife for the community. In 1912 a school was established in the church (it had ninety students in 1969 when it was closed). John Everett, Seaborns nephew, owned a store across form the church. He and his half-brother, ?Mannish? Ryan, (children of Florentine Reed, daughter of Eliza Rees and Francois Pargado), also operated a sawmill and turpentine still. John Everett became a .large, and extremely wealthy, landowner in partnership with former Congressman Frank Boykin (First Congressional District) but he lost his fortune to Boykins prior to his death in 1927. (See Chapter 60). The families in the village were (and still are0 mostly descended from either Eliza Reed or Nathaniel J Smith (son-in-law of Alexander Brashears)?..


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