John Ryle (manufacturer)

John Ryle (manufacturer)

John Ryle (October 22, 1817 – November 6, 1887) is universally regarded as the "Father of the United States Silk Industry." A native of Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, John Ryle started working in the silk mills of his native town at the age of five, where he was known as a "bobbin boy." Ryle's entire family had been involved in the silk industry for generations, and his two eldest brothers, Reuben and William Ryle, were the country's largest manufacturers of silk. These two brothers remained in England and continued their partnership as long as they both lived, and attained excellent reputations and amassed fortunes in their business.

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... In 1887, JohnRyle returned to Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, in the company of his only surviving daughter, Jemima ... After recovering from what appeared to be a common cold, on the 6th of November, 1887, JohnRyle suffered a massive stroke while dressing for Sunday church services and died ... At the request of his family, JohnRyle's body was returned to his adopted home of Paterson, where he was laid to rest in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey, one of the ...

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