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Ellen Cornelia Ryan

Ellen Cornelia Ryan

Female 1864 - 1947  (82 years)

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  • Name Ellen Cornelia Ryan 
    Born 7 Jun 1864  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth 20 Jun 1867  Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baptised 31 Dec 1888  [1
    Died 31 May 1947  Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I164  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2020 

    Father Thomas Owen Ryan,   b. 3 Sep 1830, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1915, Bald Town, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Priscilla Beaven,   b. 21 Oct 1842, Meade County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1920, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1860  Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Notes 
    • They were married by the Rev. Patrick Cassidy (probably — the handwriting on the marriage record is hard to parse), at the "Residence of James Spencer." The witnesses were Albert Mattingly and his wife Sarah Wheatly.
    Family ID F5080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virgil Leo Newton,   b. 23 Feb 1866,   d. 19 Jan 1937, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1888  St. Rose of Lima, Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Walter Eugene Newton,   b. 18 Jan 1890, Tarfork, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1983, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Margaret Leola Newton,   b. 2 Nov 1891, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1974, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mary Edna Newton,   b. 27 Aug 1893,   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, Tarfork, 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 County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1956, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Frederick Raymond Newton,   b. 26 Jan 1904,   d. 9 Jun 1923, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     7. Charles Francis "Frank" Newton,   b. 15 Jun 1907,   d. 15 Jan 1980  (Age 72 years)
     8. Bertha Elizabeth Newton,   b. 20 Jul 1908, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1990  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F3587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ellen Cornelia Ryan
    Ellen Cornelia Ryan

  • Notes 
    • Her death certificate gives her birth date as 20 Jun 1867. Her gravestone (clearly a modern marker erected long after her death) says 24 Jun 1868. But the handwritten record of her baptism on 31 Dec 1888 clearly says that she was born 7 Jun 1864.

      [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 Breckinridge 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. [S1286] Baptismal record of Ellen Ryan, "daughter of Thomas Ryan and Elizabeth Beavin", copy held by P & T Nielsen Hayden.

    2. [S2144] Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1965, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S3485] Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S1285] Find a Grave page for Elizabeth Priscilla Beaven Ryan., date only.

    5. [S3513] Descendants of Thomas Mattingly, II by William R. Mattingly., says "5 Oct 1860".

    6. [S1122] Notes and records of Francis X. Flinn (1953-living), great-great grandson of Henry Isaac Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis.