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Alfred John (Jack) Ryder (1873–1941)

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Alfred John (Jack) Ryder (1873-1941) miner, trade union official, townhall caretaker 

Birth: 1873 at Gympie, Queensland, son of Alfred John Ryder, miner, and Mary, née Smith. Marriage: 11 September 1909 at the Court House, Broken Hill, New South Wales, to Elizabeth Jane Knaust (1882-1949), born at Wallaroo, South Australia. They had two sons. Death: 1 May 1941 in hospital at Broken Hill, NSW. Religion: Catholic. 

  • To Broken Hill about 1895. Member, Amalgamated Miners’ Association for several years.
  • President Municipal Employees' Union. Represented Municipal Employees' Union on Trades Hall Trust. President of the Trades Hall Trust from about 1926 to 1940.
  • President Social Democratic Club. Member of the Australian Natives’ Association lodge and the Royal Ancient Order of Buffalos grand lodge. For six years caretaker of the Town Hall.
  • Cause of death: cardiac failure and chronic myocarditis.

Daily Truth (Broken Hill), 17 December 1926, 7 September 1933, p 3.

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Gympie, Queensland, Australia


1 May, 1941 (aged ~ 68)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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