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Ellen Cornelia Ryan

Female 1868 - 1947  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Ellen Cornelia Ryan  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Jun 1868  Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 1947  Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I164  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2015 

    Father Thomas Ryan 
    Mother Elizabeth Beavin 
    Family ID F5080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virgil Leo Newton,   b. 28 Feb 1866, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1937, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1888  Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Walter Eugene Newton,   b. 18 Jan 1890, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1983, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Margaret Leola Newton,   b. 2 Nov 1891, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1974, Kirk, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mary Edna Newton,   b. 27 Aug 1893, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1974, Sellersburg, Clark, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Henry Owen Newton,   b. 6 Oct 1895, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1979, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Morris Virgil Newton,   b. 3 Apr 1898, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1956, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Charles Francis "Frank" Newton,   b. 15 Jun 1900, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1980, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Frederick Raymond Newton,   b. 26 Jan 1904, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1923, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +8. Bertha Elizabeth Newton,   b. 20 Jul 1908, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1990, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F3587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [The following was written by Will Armstrong, a descendant of Virgil Leo Newton and Ellen Cornelia Ryan.]
       
      Known to my family as Grandmother Newton, and to her other grandchildren as Mam, she was a loving, stern woman.

      From what I understand of her parents, her mother, Liz Beavin Ryan, was a devoted Catholic. In those days of her marriage at St Romuald, and thereafter, Liz was unable to attend mass regularly due to the fact she lived in a rural part of the county. And the fact that mass was said once monthly didn't help. Also causing problems was the fact her husband, Tom Ryan, was himself a professed agnostic and did not support his wife's religious life. None of their children were baptized, as a result.

      Scores of her schooling were published in the Breckenridge News, showing her to be one of the higher performing students in mathematics, outdone only by her older sister Fan.

      So, when Grandmother married Grandpap in 1888, the first thing she did was become baptized into the Catholic church. Her aunt, Genirose Askins, was her sponsor. I learned this fact from the then-priest's own handwritten notes, currently housed at the Breckinridge County archives. Following baptism, she married Grandpap.

      All of their children were raised in the church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2232] 1900 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S271] 1910 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    3. [S18] 1930 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    4. [S2221] 1920 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.