Rose Joyce

Female 1837 - 1885  (48 years)


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  • Name Rose Joyce 
    Born 1837  Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1885  Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Lincoln, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Mar 1885  St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I112  Default
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2012 

    Family Michael Ryder,   b. 1828, Newport, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1877, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Notes 
    • Notes from Paul Edwin Daggett, son of William Smith Daggett and Anne Ryder:

      My mother, Anne Ryder, was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, in 1869, the daughter of Michael Ryder and his wife, Rose Joyce. The baptismal record shows her name as Hanna, though I believe it truly was Honor Teresa. She told me that she had been christened Honor, or possibly Hanorah. For some reason she did not care for either of these and was always known as Anne. The baptismal record is in error in at least one respect; it mistakenly records her father's name as Michael Ryan, rather than Ryder, so possibly her name was listed incorrectly.

      Her father, Michael Ryder, was born in Newport, on Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1828. Unfortunately it has not been possible to procure a copy of his baptismal record. The Parish Priest of Newport reports that there is a gap in the Parish register from 1826 to 1846.

      As a very young man he enlisted in the British Army, where he served in various parts of the world for twelve years. His service included the Crimean War, which was in the years 1854 to 1856. It well might be that this army service could have been motivated, at least in part, by the Famine which occurred in the period 1845 to 1849, that appalling state of misery and hunger which is beyond description in this short recital. Foillowing his army service he drew a pension until his accidental death in St. Catharines, Ontario, at the age of 49, on November 9, 1877.

      My grandmother, Rose Joyce, was born in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1837. Her birthplace was only some 30 miles from Newport; nevertheless, she and her future husband did not know each other in Ireland. They met on shipboard while emigrating to America. It is not known whether they were married during the voyage, or after reaching this country, but the latter seems the most likely course for two Irish Catholics.

      A letter from the Parish Priest at Swinford informed me that in this case, just as happened at Newport, there is no record of baptisms during the period when Rose Joyce was born.

      Where they landed is not known. It could have been New York, or Boston. Some vessels landed in Canada, although most came to the United States.

      Michael Ryder's brother John had preceded them to America and was located in Louisville, Kentucky, where he owned a teaming outfit. This probably accounts for my grandparents going to Louisville. The year is not known, but their son, my uncle John J. Ryder, was born there in 1863. A daughter, Mary, was also born there, but she died in infancy.

      During the Civil War, Michael Ryder joined the Union Army. Because of his military experience he became a drill sergeant and was stationed in New York. While there it became known that he was really a British subject, and that ended his service.

      A letter from my cousin, Mary Erhard, daughter of John J. Ryder, informed me that Michael Ryder had been active as a "slave runner", in the so-called underground railway. He was violently opposed to all forms of tyranny and oppression; this explains his motivation in helping slaves reach Canada and freedom of a sort. Possibly this experience may have prompted moving the family to St. Catharines, Ontario.

      In St. Catharines the following children were born:
      Catherine, died in infancy
      James, died in infancy
      Agnes Bridget, born January 12, 1867
      Anne (my mother) born February 4, 1869
      Michael, born in 1871
      Rose, born in 1874

      When grandfather, Michael Ryder, died in 1877, my mother was only 8 years old. In 1885, when grandmother Rose Ryder died, mother was only 16 years old.

      Mother's eldest brother, John J. Ryder, must have been helpful in caring for the younger children of the family. By the time he became 21 years old, he had moved from St. Catharines to St. Paul, where the St. Paul City Directory for 1884 lists him as a printer with the Daily Globe. After his mother's death it appears that he placed his youngest sister, Rose, with the Philbin family in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for some time, perhaps several years. At the same period he brought the other children to St. Paul, for their names appear in the St. Paul City Directory at the time as follows:
      My mother, Anne, 1887 through 1890-1891
      My aunt, Rose, 1890 through 1894
      My aunt, Agnes, 1892
      My Uncle Mike, 1892

      The directory also lists John DeWitt, for 1892, 1893 and 1894. He married Agnes Ryder.

      It is not surprising that my mother's name does not appear in the directory after 1891, for on October 12, 1891, she and my father, William S. Daggett, were married in the St. Paul Cathedral. On January 6, 1893, I was born in St. Paul, in a residence which still stands almost directly across the street from the present Cathedral Rectory on Selby Avenue. Years ago my aunt Agnes told me that she was with my mother the day of my birth, and she recalled that there was a heavy snowfall on that occasion.

      At the time of my parents' marriage, my father was Secretary to the Indian Commissioner at White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. Their honeymoon journey took them by train to Detroit (now Detroit Lakes) Minnesota, at that time the rail head. From Detroit to White Earth they traveled by stagecoach, in what they later described as an early season blizzard. For perhaps a year or a little more they remained at the Reservation, but by 1893 they lived in Fargo, North Dakota, where my father was a Deputy U.S. Marshal.
    Children 
    +1. John Joyce Ryder,   b. 25 Jun 1861, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1942, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Mary Ryder,   b. Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Ryder,   b. Sep 1863, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1864, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +4. Agnes Bridget Ryder,   b. 12 Jan 1867, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Griswold, Cass, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Anne Ryder,   b. 4 Feb 1869, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1945, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Rose Ryder,   b. 14 Aug 1873, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1935, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. Catherine Ryder,   b. 29 Nov 1875, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1876, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Michael Ryder,   b. 1862,   d. 26 Feb 1914, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Adopted]
    Histories
    Michael Ryder (1828-1877)
    Michael Ryder (1828-1877)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1837 - Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1885 - Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Lincoln, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1885 - St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Vicinity of Rose Ryder headstone, Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines
    Vicinity of Rose Ryder headstone, Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines
    section C, old part of the cemetery

    Headstones
    Rose Ryder headstone
    Rose Ryder headstone
    Section C, old part of the Cemetery

    Thank you to Paul Hutchinson, who kindly provided this photograph when he visited the Victoria Lawn Cemetery in 2005. He also sent me a view of the other headstones in the vicinity. It is fortunate that he did this, because by the time I visited the Victoria Lawn Cemetery in 2011, the writing on Rose Joyce's headstone was even more badly worn. I would never have found Rose Joyce Ryder's headstone if I did not have Paul Hutchinson's photos as a reference.

    Albums
    Rose Joyce Ryder headstone
    Rose Joyce Ryder headstone (9)
    Headstone for Rose Joyce Ryder 1837-1885
    Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    These photos were taken by Jan Gallant in 2011.

  • Notes 
    • Jun 1862
      son John J. born

      Sep 1863
      son James born

      23 Jun 1864
      9 month old son James died

      Mitchell & Co's General Directory, Town of St Catharines for 1865
      Michael Ryder, pensioner, h Mary, nr. St. Paul

      4 Dec 1865, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Wife Beating: Michael Ryder, an Irishman, fond of the crayter, was arrested on Saturday night for beating his wife. Michael pled guilty to being drunk but promised to amend but in future. Mr. Marren administered a very severe lecture, and it is to be hoped that it will prove effective.

      12 Jan 1867
      daughter Agnes Bridget born

      1 Aug 1868, St. Catharines Evening Journal
      Wm. Barrett, a resident of the Patch beyant, was brought up at the instance of a married woman named Rosa Ryder with using obscene and abusive language towards her on the public streets. Barrett denied the charge, and said he could get a witness to prove that he was not guilty. As his witness was not forthcoming his tragedy was deepened to the extent of $2.

      3 Sep 1868, St. Catharines Evening Journal
      Police Court: Julia Barrett and her son, James Barrett, a boy 12 years of age, were brought up on a charge of setting fire to the shanty of Michael Ryder on Division street, on the night of the 3rd inst. The shanty was fired from the outside between 11 and 12 o'clock, when a boy gave an alarm and put it out. Mrs. Ryder swore that she saw the boy Barrett on the night in question poke lighted matches through cracks in the boards from the outside of the building, but on account of dampness they did not at that time set fire to the dwelling. When the fire occurred the Ryder family were asleep in bed. On account of the absence of a material witness for plaintiff further hearing was postponed until Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

      7 Sep 1868, St. Catharines Evening Journal
      Police Court: Julia Barrett and her son James were brought up on the remand of setting fire to the house of Michael Rider, on Division street, on the 3rd inst. The only witness examined was Alo Holland, who swore that Rider was drunk in bed at the time of the fire, and that she had awakened Mrs. Rider, but saw nobody in the vicinity at the time. His Worship stated, in dismissing the charge, that it was a shame that the woman should have been confined in prison since Friday night, and regretted that he had not the power of punishing Rider, who said that he only brought Mrs. Barrett up on suspicion.

      4 Feb 1869
      daughter Anne born

      23 Feb 1870, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Birth or Births (?): Last evening the celebrated Baron Von Ryder, a compeer of the illustrious Baron de Camin, rushed into the Times Office bearing on his shoulder the insignia of his rank (a buck-saw), and proudly announced that Lady Ryder had been delivered of "wan schild an' wan dawghter!" What the actual increase of the population amounts to in this case is a matter of uncertainty. (ed. note: Unknown child. Possibly Mary, who died in infancy.)

      7 Sep 1870, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Aristocratic Fracas: Yesterday afternoon, the aristocratic neighborhood of Upper Division street (we mean the "Patch,") was disturbed considerably by a friendly discussion, "wid shticks," between Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ryder - said discussion having taken place on the lawn in front of their princely abode. During the progress of the discussion, Mr. Ryder merely intending to give emphasis to his remarks, accidentally allowed his "shtick" to fall rather too heavily on the well shaped head dress and auburn tresses of his lovely spouse. Soon, distressing to relate, the beautiful face, alabaster neck and costly attire, were stained by the crimson flood that poured from the wounds caused by the bit of timber already alluded to. Mr. Ryder, in an agony of remorse and dread at the unfortunate turn events had suddenly taken, exclaimed, in agonizing tones: --
      "O willihoo! willihoo! -- wirra! wirra! Biddy, acushla, are ye kilt? Bad cess to the dirty shillela! Sorr a time will I ever touch it again." Then he cast the unlucky cause of the catastrophe to the ground, caught the fair partner of his joys and woes to his manly bosom, strained her in a fond and convulsive embrace, imprinted a kiss on her ruby lips, laid her tenderly on the sward, and then, in company with the Chief of Police, who in the interval had opportunely arrived on the spot, rushed frantically down towards the Lock-up, there to pass the time in gloomy reflections on his domestic sorrows. The faithful Chief, who took to him like a friend of his youth, poured into the ear of the disconsolate Ryder a plentiful stream of consolation for his afflictions. The surgeon who was speedily in attendance on the fair sufferer, has removed a heavy burden of anxiety from our heart by informing us that - thanks to her abstemious habits (she drinks nothing stronger than Stinson's best), fine constitution and (this spoken sotto voce) thick skull - Mrs. Ryder will probably recover.

      7 Sep 1870, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Police Court: ...Baron Ryder was charged with assaulting his wife, Rosa Ryder. Remanded till to-morrow.

      8 Sep 1870, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Police Court: Baron Ryder was charged with attempting to kill his wife. The proof was deemed sufficient to send Michael to stand his trial at the coming Assizes...

      20 Sep 1870, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Fall Assizes: ...Queen vs. Michael Ryder -- The prisoner was charged with feloneous assault upon his wife with intent to kill. Several witnesses were called to prove the charge, the particulars of which have already appeared in this paper. The jury brought in a verdict "Guilty of common assault." Sentenced to the common jail two months at hard labor.

      1870 Niagara Gaol Register
      Michael Ryder, 45 yo Labourer, served 2 months for Assault and Battery, discharged November 1870

      1871 Census, St. Catharines, Ward #4, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada
      Michael Ryder, 58 years old, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic, Irish, Laborer.
      Rosey Ryder, 47 years old, born in Ireland.
      John Ryder, 11 years old, born in Ontario.
      Michael Ryder, 9 years old, born in Ontario.
      Bridget Ryder, 4 years old, born in Ontario.
      Ann Ryder, 2 years old, born in Ontario.

      14 Aug 1873
      daughter Rose born

      4 Dec 1873, St. Catharines Evening Journal
      Police Court: Rose Ryder was charged by P.C. O'Keefe, with being drunk and disorderly. He found her last night about 10 o'clock lying in the mud in rear of the Saw Works, with an infant about 3 months old in her arms. She was discharged owing to a flaw in the information. (ed note: infant likely Rose, born Aug 1873)

      4 Dec 1873, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Police Court: Rose Ryder, drunk and disorderly - discharged.

      Directory for St. Catharines, 1874
      Rider, Michael Baron von, pensioner, Cherry street

      1874 St. Catharines Assessment Roll
      Michael Ryder, $200 Real Estate

      Directory for St. Catharines, 1875-76
      Rider, Michael, laborer, Dufferin

      27 Jul 1875, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Fire: Just as we were going to press an alarm of fire was given. The fire was found to be on Cherry street, corner of Trafalgar. The buildings burned up to this writing were a frame house occupied by Mike Ryder, and a number of out-buildings in the rear of J.V. Lepper's boarding house. The damage will not be very great. Fortunately the adjoining buildings were saved.

      29 Jul 1875, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Ryder's Loss: Mr. Michael Ryder, who was burned out at the recent fire, says his losses were very heavy. He lost all his clothing, beds, and other things too numerous to mention, and hadn't a dollar insurance on them. Mike feels down in the mouth and says he has now to commence his life over again. He says $50 wouldn't cover his losses.

      9 Aug 1875, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Thanks: Mr. Mike Ryder wishes to return his sincere thanks for the kindness he has received from the people of St. Catharines since he was burned out. He says he had no idea that so much generosity and kindness existed here.

      29 Nov 1875, St. Catharines Daily Times
      Born: This morning, 29th inst, the wife of Michael Ryder, Esq., of a son. (ed. note: This child was actually daughter Catherine)

      24 Aug 1876
      daughter Catherine died

      General Directory for Town of St. Catharines, 1877-1878
      Rider, Michael, laborer, Race street (ed. note: Per Paul Hutchinson, maintainer of the Niagara Newspaper Index: "In the listing of people by house in order on each street -- an unusual feature -- no entry appears for Michael Ryder on Race Street, a short street with only a few houses. The reason could be that he was living in part of someone else's house.")

      Vital Statistics death record:
      Michael Ryder. Died 10 Nov 1877. 49 years old. Occupation: Laborer. Born in Ireland. Cause of death: Accidentally Drowned. Informant: John Ryder.

      Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lincoln and Welland Counties for 1879
      Ryder Michael Mrs., wid, h 2 Court

      General Directory for Town of St. Catharines, 1881-1882
      Ryder, Mrs., widow Michael, h. Division near Geneva

      Vital Statistics death record:
      Rose Ryder, died 20 Mar 1885, 48 years old. Born in Ireland. Widow. Cause of death: "Found Dead in Bed"

      21 Mar 1885, Manitoba Daily Free Press, Winnipeg
      St. Catharines - Mrs. Michael Ryder retired in good health last night, and was found dead in her bed this morning. Heart disease was the cause of death.