John Borie Ryerson

Master John Borie Ryerson

John Borie Ryerson

Master John Borie Ryerson, 13, was born 16 December 1898 in Illinois, USA.

He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with his father Arthur Larned Ryerson, mother Mrs Emily Ryersonn and sisters Emily Borie Ryerson and Suzette Parker Ryerson. Their eventual destination was Cooperstown, NY.

John, his mother and siblings were rescued in Lifeboat 4. Jack had been initially denied entry into the boat by Second Officer Lightoller but his father Arthur Ryerson protested that he should go as he was only 13. Lightoller relented.

John Ryerson helped Walter Lord with research for his book A Night to Remember but otherwise refused to discuss the Titanic.

John Borie Ryerson who died 21 January 1986 in Palm Beach, Florida was the last survivor of the Titanic in the Ryerson family. His wife, Jane Morris Ryerson was born 6 February 1909 and died in March of 1990, also in West Palm Beach, Florida. They had no children.

References and Sources

Freeman''s Journal (Cooperstown, New York), January 29, 1986, Obituary
State of Florida Certificate of Death
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA
Arthur Merchant, USA

Pictures

Jack Ryerson

(1924) 

JACK RYERSON

 

Articles and Stories

MISS RYERSON TO WED

New York Times  (1915) 

MISS RYERSON TO WED

 
Family Information

FAMILY INFORMATION

 
JOHN RYERSON

New York Times  (1986) 

JOHN RYERSON

 
POSTPONE RYERSON FUNERAL

Evening Bulletin  (1912) 

POSTPONE RYERSON FUNERAL

 
MASSACHUSETTS VICTIMS OF THE TITANIC TRAGEDY

The Evening Post  (1912) 

MASSACHUSETTS VICTIMS OF THE TITANIC TRAGEDY

 
JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD

Daily Home News  (1912) 

JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD

 
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