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 Thomas Fortune Ryan

Thomas Fortune Ryan

Birth
Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Nov 1928 (aged 77)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arrington, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 55693884 · View Source
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Text of the historical marker for Oak Ridge Estate:

About two miles east is Oak Ridge, a 4,800-acre estate first patented in the 1730s. Robert Rives (1764-1845), a tobacco planter and international trader, built his house there in 1802. In 1867, William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), a former Confederate congressman, acquired the plantation. Nelson County native and Wall Street financier Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928) purchased Oak Ridge in 1901 and transformed it into a country estate. He remodeled Rives's Federal farmhouse into a Colonial Revival mansion and built some 80 structures, including schools, a telephone company building, a movie theater, and stables for Ryan's 200 Thoroughbreds. A Crystal Palace-style greenhouse, a racetrack, and a private railroad station are among 50 surviving structures.


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Gravesite Details He is buried in the Ryan Mausoleum adjacent to the cemetery.

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  • Created by: LJH
  • Added: 31 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55693884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Fortune Ryan (17 Oct 1851–23 Nov 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55693884, citing Oak Ridge Estate Cemetery, Arrington, Nelson County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by LJH (contributor 47026700) .