Collection DA 2012.09 - Vera Ryan Deseronto United Church Collection

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CA ON00156 DA 2012.09


Vera Ryan Deseronto United Church Collection


  • 1902-1980 (Collection)

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1 loose-leaf binder, ca. 50 folios
5 booklets

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Biographical history

Vera Ryan was an active member of the Deseronto United Church in Deseronto, Ontario. She was born Vera Eileen Luffman on July 13, 1912 and married Michael J. Ryan on July 18, 1930. Vera died on November 21, 1981. She was buried in plot 40B of the Deseronto Cemetery.

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Donated by Vera Ryan's son, William, to the Deseronto Archives in June 2012.

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Transferred to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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Collection includes published annual reports of Deseronto Methodist Church for 1902, 1912, 1923 and 1924; souvenir booklet of the Methodist Church, 1911-1912; typewritten history of the Deseronto United Church from the 1860s up to 1976 (apparently extracted from minutes of the Board); newspaper clippings relating to church members and ministers, 1960s; a few photographs of church members, 1960s; printed orders of service 1970s-1980. Also includes a blank contract agreement between public school trustees and a teacher from the 1890s.

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