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Nancy Ryan
Nancy Ryan
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
Country: USA FlagUSA
Centenarian
Nancy J. Ryan (née Rife; 5 September 1849 – 17 October 1958) was an American centenarian who was the world's oldest living person from the death of Marie Carstenson on 30 March 1958 until her own death on 17 October 1958, aged 109 years, 42 days.

Biography

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.

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World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • William Fullingim • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Mathew Beard • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet BrownNabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka


World's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • Yoshigiku Ito • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Julie Winnefred Bertrand • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet Brown • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka

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