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John Ryle
Birth: Oct. 22, 1817
Bollington
Cheshire, England
Death: Nov. 6, 1887
Macclesfield
Cheshire, England

Businessman. He is considered the “Father of the Silk Industry” in Paterson, New Jersey, which in 1870 produced close to half of all the silk made in the United States. He was born in Bollington, England, which was an area that manufactured silk. As a young man he worked in different aspects of the industry, starting at age five as a bobbin boy. At twenty-two he emmigated to New York, and setteled in Paterson, New Jersey in 1839. In 1842 he set up a battery of silk looms and he produced the first skein of silk in the United States. By 1846 Paterson became known as “The Silk City.” In 1861 he successfully fought for laws to restrict British silk imports, which had a devastating effect on the people who produced silk in his native England. Many people who came from the same section of England as John Ryle emigrated to Paterson and worked in the silk industry. (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Ryle (1783 - 1826)
  Sarah Brunt Ryle (1783 - 1828)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Morfitt Ryle (1825 - 1867)*
 
 Children:
  Reuben Ryle (1842 - 1916)*
  William Ryle (1845 - 1906)*
  Sarah Ryle (1847 - 1851)*
  Peter Ryle (1851 - 1893)*
  Annie Ryle (1853 - 1857)*
  Jemima Ryle Roberts (1858 - 1899)*
  John Ryle (1860 - 1886)*
  Thomas M. Ryle (1864 - 1922)*
  Charles Storrs Ryle (1866 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  Reuben Ryle (1805 - 1869)*
  William Ryle (1808 - 1870)*
  Thomas Ryle (1811 - 1811)*
  Ann Ryle (1813 - ____)*
  Sarah Ryle Rowson (1816 - 1892)*
  John Ryle (1817 - 1887)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Paterson
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 122
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Aug 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6727792
John Ryle
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John Ryle
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John Ryle
Added by: Rich H.
 
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