From pioneer times until the present the name of Tayrien has figured prominently in connection with the development and up-building of Oklahoma and Alfred J. Tayrien, who represents the third generation of the family in this state, is actuated by the same spirit of progress and enterprise which dominated his for-bears, worthily bearing his part in the work of progress and advancement here. He was born in Osage County on the 17th of May, 1899, and is a son of Andrew, and Francis Tayrien, the latter May of Osage extraction. The father is also a native of Osage County, his birth having occurred at Skiatook on the 11th of October, 1873. He is now retired and lie and his wife are living in Bartlesville. The paternal grandfather, ‘Cyprian Tayrien, a native of Missouri, came to Indian Territory at an early- period in its history becoming a trader and farmer, and resides upon his ranch, which is situated three miles southwest of Bartlesville, having given up business activities.
In the acquirement of an education Alfred J. Tayrien attended the public schools of Bartlesville and the Kemper Military Academy in Missouri, from which he was graduated with the class of 1917. During the World war he served for eleven months in the United States navy, being stationed on a receiving ship at Bremerton, Washington. After receiving his discharge he returned to Bartlesville, where he entered the oil industry, with which he has since been connected, displaying mature judgment, foresight and determination in the conduct of his business interests.
On the 8th of September, 1920, Mr. Tayrien was united in marriage to Dorothy Graham, a daughter of Harry C. and Cora (Bell) Hough, natives of Kansas. To this union has been born a daughter, Martha Joy. Mr. Tayrien is a wide-awake, energetic young business man who has eagerly availed himself of every legitimate opportunity for advancement and his progressive spirit and intelligently directed efforts are carrying him steadily forward toward the goal f success, while his personal qualities are such that he has gained the esteem and goodwill for all with whom he has come into contact.