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- Robbi Anderson
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012

- Bill Albertson
 Added: Apr. 26, 2009

- Trina
 Added: Jul. 18, 2007
Mary Ryan, 106, Called by DeathNone Remember Who She Was or Where She Came From or Length of Residence Here.Death came last night to a woman who had been lost to the world for many years and brought to public attention, for a brief period, the fact that there was a bit of humanity that had drifted into obscurity on the inexorable tide of the fleeting years. Known to but few for more than a third of a century, the very fact of her existence had been forgotten by all except those who came in contact with her at the county farm, where she has lived during the fast fifteen years.Mary Ryan, also sometimes known as Mrs. Cunningham, died at the countyinfirmary at 9 o'clock last night of the infirmities of age. She was 106 years old and became a resident of the county about fifteen years ago. Prior to that time she resided in the city. The records in her case throw but little light on her previous life and it is not known whether she has any relatives living and if she has their whereabouts are unknown to authorities.It is not known how long she has lived in the county or where she came from. Michael Tigue was the only person located last night who had any recollection of the woman prior to her removal to the county farm. He recalled that he had seen her a good many years ago at some institution in Lafayette and at that time she was a very old woman.All Record is Lost; Her name would indicate that she was of Irish descent, but where she came from, and when, and who she was all has been effectually effaced by the slow-moving hand of time.The body will be interred in the potter's field at the farm immediately and once more the busy world will forget that Mary Ryan ever moved and had a part in the life of this community.What a wonderful period of progress that woman lived to see. She wasbeginning to take an interest in life when Harrison won fame througth his victory over the red men at Battle Ground. The War of 1812 would have been remembered has she been brought into close contact with any incident sufficiently striking to impress itself upon the mind of a child.If a resident of America at the time, she had personal knowledge of the stirring incidents attending the Mexican war and the Civil war wasseen through the eyes of a woman considered past middle life.Every necessity and convenience of modern life has been evolved sinceMary Ryan first saw the light of day in a spot which no one remembers.June 15, 1915, The Lafayette Journal, p. 1
- L. A. (Terry)
 Added: Sep. 19, 2006

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Apr. 18, 2004

- Thelma Brooks Morgan
 Added: Mar. 16, 2004

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