|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1891|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1918|
Died at Great Lakes Naval Hospital caring for the sick during the Great flu epidemic.
Thomas Edward Ryan was born September 7, 1891 in Kokomo, Indiana to Thomas and Anna (Horoho) Ryan. Edward enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was a Carpenter's Mate Second Class with Company 7, 12th Regiment in Great Lakes, Illinois. He was caring for the sick during the Flu Epidemic during World War I when he became ill. He died at the age of 27 years and 17 days old. He had never married. His funeral was at St. Patrick's Catholic Church and he was buried at Crown Pt. Cemetery in Kokomo.
According to the book, "Howard County in the World War", (which shows a photo of Thomas in uniform), Thomas "enlisted at Indianpolis, Ind., Dec. 6, 1917, and while at the Great Lakes Station, he was rated carpenter's mate, second class. He was taken ill with influenza and this developed into pneumonia, which caused his death Sept. 24, 1918. His body was brought to Kokomo for burial. His superior officer, Captain W. A. Moffett, wrote to his mother: "His service has been satisfactory in every particular, and he has acquitted himself creditably in every responsibility. It may be a source of satisfaction and comfort to you to know that this boy gave his life to his country just as surely as do men who fall in battle, and he is entitled to all honor and credit for having made this supreme sacrifice."
Thomas Patrick Ryan (1857 - 1948)
Anna Cecilia Horoho Ryan (1858 - 1958)
Kathryn Ambrose Ryan (1880 - 1976)*
Mary Ann Ryan Bennett (1883 - 1984)*
John L. Ryan (1885 - 1986)*
Margarette Pauline Ryan Crume (1887 - 1981)*
Agnes Charlotte Ryan Beaver (1889 - 1989)*
Thomas Edward Ryan (1891 - 1918)
Grace Rosovia Ryan Forney (1893 - 1943)*
Teresa Jeanette Ryan (1895 - 1982)*
Bernard Leo Ryan (1899 - 1969)*
Angela Florence Ryan (1903 - 1916)*
Crown Point Cemetery
Plot: Lot 77, Section 3, #4
Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Dec 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32003841