Nancy on her 105th birthday
|Birth:||5 September 1849|
Indiana, United States
|Death:||17 October 1958|
Liberty, Indiana, United States
|Age:||109 years, 42 days|
Nancy was born 5 September 1849 in Indiana, United Stetes. Her father, Daniel Rife (2 April 1809 – 19 July 1849), died of cholera before Nancy was born, leaving his wife, Cynthia Ann Rife (née Stanley; 7 October 1813 – 30 September 1903) to support a large family of children. Even as a centenarian, Nancy remembered the marching Union officers and men during the Civil War, when she was small girl who lived in Boston.
Her husband was a Civil War veteran, Daniel Ryan (1846–1922). They had at least 3 children: Hollis Beard, Thresa Maxwell Conover and Dolph Ryan. Last years of her life she lived with her daughter, Thresa, in Liberty, Indiana.
Nancy passed away on 17 October 1958, aged 109 years, 42 day. She was buried at the Boston Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana.