Our American Family - Person Sheet
Our American Family - Person Sheet
NameRoea Ann "Roy" RYAN 261,263,52,46, Grandmother, 5
Birth DateJul 26, 1898210
Birth PlaceEl Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Death DateAug 9, 1993210 Age: 95
Death PlacePueblo, Pueblo Co, CO
MemoLife Care Center Of Pueblo
Burial DateAug 13, 1993
Burial PlaceImperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pueblo Co, CO
MemoHillcrest section, Lot 224, grave 1 38º13‘08”N 104º41‘04”W
OccupationWife & Mother
ReligionProtestant
Education4th Grade
FatherHiram Monroe RYAN , 10 (1868-1904)
MotherNancy Ann “Nicie” RYAN , 11 (1871-1938)
Spouses
Birth DateApr 15, 1896262
Birth PlaceEl Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Death DateFeb 8, 1980262 Age: 83
Death PlacePueblo, Pueblo Co, CO
MemoBelmont Lodge Nursing Home
Burial DateFeb 11, 1980262
Burial PlaceImperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pueblo Co, CO
MemoHillcrest section, Lot 224, grave 2 38º13‘08”N 104º41‘04”W
OccupationShopkeeper, L.B. Price Salesman
EducationHigh School
ReligionProtestant
FatherJames Albert JOHNSON , 8 (1863-1948)
MotherMary Ann HURT , 9 (1871-1944)
Family ID238
Marr DateOct 8, 1914261,264
Marr PlaceLaCrosse, Rush Co, KS
ChildrenHelvetta Madeline "Madge" (1916-1999)
 William Admiral "Buddy" , 2 (1919-1986)
 Floyd Eugene "Gene" (1921-2004)
 Roy Conan "Doyle" (1927-2002)
 Shirley Fayelene (1936-1999)
Notes for Roea Ann "Roy" RYAN
Buried at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Hillcrest section, Lot 224, grave 1.

“Papa wanted a boy named Roy, mama adapted to Roea. Ann was her name.”170

Obituary (newspaper no date)
Roea Ann Johnson, of 2118 Chatalet Lane, Aug. 9, 1993. Wife of William H. Johnson, who passed away Feb. 6, 1980. Mother of Doyle (Katherine) Johnson, Madeline (Joe) Barnett, F.E. "Gene" (Billy) Johnson, all of Pueblo, and Shirley (Clem) Schrank, Kingman, Ariz. Grandmother of 15; great-grandmother of 60; great-great-grandmother of 27. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, William A. "Buddy" Johnson, December 1986; five sisters and one brother. Mrs. Johnson had been a Pueblo resident since 1937 and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Funeral service, Friday, 10:30 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment, Imperial. They respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. (Note: a correction to this obituary was added within days to also list as survivor William A. "Buddy" Johnson's wife, Matilda Johnson.)253

Madeline Johnson tells the story that her parents got married on that day because it was harvest season and thet was the only time they were free. Also the horse which took them to get married got sick that day from eating too much corn.30

Married by Granvil S. Smith

William H. Johnson family moved to Pueblo after April 1, 1935 from Kiowa County, CO (Madeline & Buddy were already married and before daughter Shirley was born).172
Medical notes for Roea Ann "Roy" RYAN
She had arthritis.

Death certificate lists cause of death as ASCVD.210
Research notes for Roea Ann "Roy" RYAN
RYAN Irish34

According to the Kane Ancestral Map of Ireland, O’Ryan surname comes from the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Limerick and Tipperary. In Carow they were a Ruling Lord, while in Kilkenny and Limerick they were a Noble Chieftain Family.267

1930 Census200
1910 Census213
1900 Census214
Notes for William Henry "Bill" (Spouse 1)
Buried at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Hillcrest section, Lot 224, grave 2.

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Johnson, 142 Idaho, have received a congratulatory letter signed by President Jimmy Carter in honor of their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 8, 1914. The President included his wishes for "special happiness throughout the year ahead" on the card.265

William H. Johnson of 142 Idaho, Feb. 6, 1980. Husband of Mrs. Roea A. Johnson; father of Mrs. Madeline Barnett, William A. "Buddy" Johnson, F.E. "Gene" Johnson and Doyle Johnson, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Shirley Schrank, Riverside, Calif., and brother of Don A. Johnson and Mrs. Zelpha Roser, of Pueblo, Mrs. Ethel Woodworth, Fort Lyon, and Tom Johnson, Grove City, Okla. survived also by 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Johnson, and a brother, Zelpho Johnson, Portland, Ore. Mr. Johnson was born April 15, 1896, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and married Roea Ann Ryan in La Crosse,Kan., Oct. 8, 1914. They moved to Arlington, Colo., in 1919, and homesteaded in that area before moving to Pueblo in 1936. He was employed by the Model Dairy, Maccabees Insurance Co. in 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 8, 1979. Service announcements later. Please omit food. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 635 W. Corona, Pueblo 81003, or through the funeral home office.253

When the family came to Colorado, they did so because of free land provided by the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862. The story can be traced through land patents filed by family members.
1. The first to arrive in Colorado appears to have been James Albert Johnson who filed at Denver on January 23, 1911 for land patent number 172920 for 160 acres near Arlington, Colorado. William H. Taft was president of the United States at the time and his name and stamped signature is on the land patent.
2. James Johnson’s son, William Henry Johnson, filed at Lamar on March 3, 1916 for land patent number 516849 for 320 and 21/100. Woodrow Wilson was president.
3. William Johnson’s wife Roea Ann (Ryan) Johnson’s sister was Willa Wiley (Ryan) Griswould and her husband was Harry Griswould. William Henry Johnson’s brother-in-law, Harry Griswould, filed at Pueblo on September 4, 1924 for land patent number 944189 for 80 acres. Calvin Coolidge was president.
4. For a second time James Johnson added to his holdings with a filing at Pueblo on February 25, 1928 with land patent number 1012860 for an additional 157 and 7/8 hundredths acres. Calvin Coolidge was still president.
5. Four years later, for a third time James Johnson added to his holdings filing at Pueblo on March 25, 1932 with land patent number 1054040 for 175 and 24/100 acres. Herbert Hoover was president.
6. James Johnson’s daughter Ethel Mae (Johnson) Woodworth’s husband John Allen Woodworth, filed at Pueblo on July 26, 1933 for land patent number 1065226 for 230 and 36/100 hundredths acres. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.
7. Finally, for a second time Harry Griswould added to his holdings filing at Pueblo on June 12, 1936 with land patent number 1084005 for an additional 137 and 40/100 acres. Franklin D. Roosevelt was still president.120

William H. Johnson family moved to Pueblo after April 1, 1935 from Kiowa County, CO (Madeline & Buddy were already married and before daughter Shirley was born).172

Test
Medical notes for William Henry "Bill" (Spouse 1)
He had a heart attack.

Listed on death certificate as ASCVD.262
Research notes for William Henry "Bill" (Spouse 1)
1930 Census200
1910 Census266
1900 Census25
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