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William X. Byrne was born August 7, 1929, in Queens, New York. Source: New York City Department of Health, courtesy of www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. His parents were Charles and Mary Gow Byrne. He died January 8, 2017, in Lake Worth, Florida.

Ruth Edith Lyden
1946 Yearbook for Saint Agnes Academic High School, College Point, New York.
Ruth E. Lyden was born September 24, 1928, in Queens, New York. Source: New York City Department of Health, courtesy of www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Digital Images. Her parents were Martin and Agnes McTavey Lyden. She attended Public School 127 and Saint Agnes Academic High School, College Point, New York

Ruth E. Lyden married William X. Byrne in Manhattan in November 27, 1951. Source: Index to Marriages, New York City Clerk's Office, New York, New York.

William and Ruth's only child, Roger Xavier Byrne, was born February 26, 1962, in Queens.

Ruth E. Byrne, PFC, U.S. Army and wife of William X. Byrne, was born September 24, 1928. She died November 10, 1981, and was buried November 16, 1981, at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Rte. 25, Calverton, NY, in Section 7, Site 814. Source: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

Roger says his "grandfather Martin Lyden was said to be of French, Irish, and Swedish decent. He was the one who rode a motorcycle in WWI and was mustard gassed. He fed the family of a wife and 3 daughters by working on the IRT. In an interview for the job he was asked if he could type? He said yes but never told them it was only about 10 words a minute. He was orphaned somehow and was on his own when he was in his teens. My mother used to tell me he loved to ride the rails coast to coast. My mother said his favorite thing was to send a post card from California and be back in New York before it arrived. Both of my grandparents were spoken very highly. My grandmother Agnes used to love the wrestling matches and my father would say this meek mild lady would go nuts and curse a blue streak during a heated match. He thought it was so funny because it was so out of character for her. "

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