Signature of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning
Catherine was the second daughter of William and Catherine Fanning and was born at Bulla, Victoria in 1846. Below is the record of her baptism in 1847 at Mount Macedon.
Baptism of Catherine Fanning 1847 at Mount Macedon Victoria
She married John Ryan in 1868 and then lived in Kilmore at Moranding.
Her husband, John Ryan, was born about 1838 in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. His father was Patrick Ryan and his mother was Margaret Hogan. He came out about 1856 aged about 18. Her husband was a farmer.
Signature of John Ryan
He died a tragic death on Dec 11 1876, drowning himself in the river at Moranding. He was 38 years old and left six children under the age of nine at the time of his death. They had been married eight years.
Report of John Ryan’s Death in The Argus 1876
Death Notice for John Ryan 1876 The Argus
Their children were all born at Kilmore and were Patrick Ambrose, William John, John William, Edward Francis, Catherine, Michael and Thomas.
Catherine died at Kilmore on 15 March 1899.
John Ryan’s Will and Probate and that of Catherine Ryan are online at PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
Grave of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning, her husband John Ryan and son Patrick Ambrose Ryan in Kilmore Cemetery Victoria.
Below are obituaries fro some of Catherine and John Ryan’s children:
Obituary fro Edward Francis Ryan Kilmore Free Press 6 Feb 1936
William John Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 3 Mar, 1928
Obit for John William Ryan Kilmore Free Press 1 May, 1941
Thomas James Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 1 April, 1943
Obit for Catherine Ryan Kilmore Free Press 2 Sept, 1948
Obit for Michael Joseph Ryan Kilmore Free Press 20 April, 1950
The following genealogy reports trace the ancestors and descendants of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning.
Catherine Ryan nee Fanning ancestor report
Catherine Ryan nee Fanning Descendant Report