Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
James Patrick Ryan,
mar 14th Aug 1907, Bangor, to Zella Harvey
[Zella May Harvey, born 29th Nov 1877, Bangor, Michigan].
dau of Thomas Miller Harvey, Recorder of Deeds for
Van Buren County,
by his wife Caroline Matilda Hurlbut.
She became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (for women who can prove descent from ancestor who aided in achieving US independence).
She was bapt in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Bangor. Later she may have joined another Protestant church in Bangor. On mar she became a Catholic.
She was educ Paw Paw High School (Paw Paw, nr Bangor, Michigan).
She was educ Bangor High School, graduated 1895.
She was educ NWU, Illinois, in the School of Speech under Robert McLean Cumnock.
She was speech and P.E. teacher at third level.
She taught at Moores Hill College, Moores Hill, Indiana (or Moore's Hill College, NOT "Morse Hill" or "Morris Hill"). This is now the University of Evansville.
She acted as Deputy to her father as Recorder of Deeds for Van Buren County. She managed the County Recorder's Office.
She worked for Michigan Department of Public Instruction (now Michigan Department of Education), Lansing. Worked on publications of the Department.
James and Zella lived Bangor, Michigan.
He was Vice-President and a Director of the West Michigan Savings Bank in Bangor.
He was active in politics, served as Mayor of Bangor c.1917.
In WWI he was stationed at Camp Kearny, near San Diego, CA (est 1917, now Marine Corps Air Station Miramar), as was his brother.
In 1919 he moved his family to Long Beach, CA.
He ran his own property management business in Long Beach, very successful.
Invested in the Rubidoux Theatre, Rubidoux, CA.
Invested in the Lanier Hotel, San Diego, c.1935-38 (on 3rd Ave and Ash St, built 1907, now gone).
Lived 3040 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA.
He was active in Catholic church. Zella worked in the Catholic Welfare Society.
He died 14th Aug 1950, age 77 yrs, St.Mary's Hospital, 10th and Linden Ave, Long Beach.
He was bur Calvary Mausoleum, Long Beach.
Zella died 24th Sept 1958, Long Beach, age 80 yrs.
She was bur Calvary Mausoleum, Long Beach.
James and Zella had issue:
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