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[when asked how he would like to be remembered, 2011] He was a child to children and a man to men.
Ryan's paternal grandfather, Charles Samuel Eldridge Patrick Ryan O'Neal Senior, was born in South Carolina, and had Irish and English ancestry. Ryan's paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Maude Duffey, was born in Ireland, as was Ryan's maternal grandfather, Richard Edward O'Callaghan. Ryan's maternal grandmother, Mathilde Pius, was born in New York, to a Jewish family; Mathilde's father, Gustave ...