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Sr Mary Elizabeth Ryan

Sr Mary Elizabeth Ryan

Birth
Death 8 Sep 1900 (aged 36–37)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Burial Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Plot Sisters of Charity Memorial
Memorial ID 6628709 · View Source
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At the time of “the storm” (hurricane) of 1900, which completely destroyed
Galveston, Texas, St. Mary's Orphanage was home to 93 children and 10 Catholic
nuns. It stood between the Gulf of Mexico and Green's Bayou, just off the beach
and, was “one of the first buildings to succumb to the storm”. When the storm hit,
waters from the Gulf and bayou met and swallowed the orphanage. This brave
‘Bride of Christ’, along with her nine colleagues, perished in their attempts to save
their young wards. Only three of the children survived. Galveston Island residents
buried the deceased at sea or placed them upon great funeral pyres. God bless
them all.


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  • Created by: Row Walker
  • Added: 23 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6628709
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mary Elizabeth Ryan (1863–8 Sep 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6628709, citing Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Row Walker (contributor 46489843) .