Surname: Ryan

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County, Idaho continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence.

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Biographical Sketch of Mark E. Ryan

Mark E. Ryan, electrical contractor and proprietor of Ryan’s Electrical Store in the Sequoia Hotel Bldg., Redwood City, arrived in that city seven years ago, after lie had traveled in all parts of the United States. The climatic advantages and business opportunities quickly appealed to Mr. Ryan, and lie decided to establish himself in business in Redwood City and make it his home. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Mr. Ryan has had a wide and varied experience in electrical work which he has followed since boyhood. After completing his education in -New York City, he worked as a lineman in New York and large cities of the east. Since then he has been in charge of important work for large companies in all parts of the United States. Mr. Ryan’s electrical store is one of the thriving businesses of Redwood City and one of the most complete and best equipped shops of its kind on the peninsula. This firm has taken many large contracts for...

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Slave Narrative of Henry Ryan

Interviewer: G. Leland Summer Person Interviewed: Henry Ryan Date of Interview: August 18, 1937 Location: Newberry, South Carolina Place of Birth: Edgefield County SC Date of Birth: (about) 1854 “I was born in Edgefield county, S.C., about 1854. I was the son of Larkin and Cheny Ryan who was the slaves of Judge Pickens Butler who lived at Edgefield Courthouse. I has some brothers and sisters, but don’t remember them all. We lived in a log house with but one room. We had good beds to sleep in, and always had plenty to eat. Old Judge Butler was a good man. I was 10 years old when he died. Before then I worked in and around the house, and freedom come I stayed with the Butler family two years, then went to Dr. Maxwell’s. “In slavery time we had extra patches of ground to work for ourselves which we sometimes worked on Saturday afternoons as we had dat time off. Judge Butler used to give us a little money, too, before freedom come, for our work. We bought clothes and things we had to have. We had a big plantation garden dat the overseers planted for all on de place to eat out of. “We used to hunt ‘possums, rabbits, squirrels, wild turkeys, doves, partridges, and set traps for partridges and set box gums for rabbits. We had good...

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Slave Narrative of Henry Ryan

Interviewer: G. Leland Summer Person Interviewed: Henry Ryan Date of Interview: August 18, 1937 Location: Newberry, South Carolina “I live in a rented three-room house with my daughter. I am too old to do much work, but I work where I can get little jobs that I can do. “The slaves did not expect anything after Freedom, for the South was in such a bad fix. They just got jobs where they could find them. Most of them worked as share-croppers or wage hands on the farms, and have worked like this since that time. Some few have rented farms. When any moved to town they got jobs where they could. “I never thought much about Reconstruction. Some slaves voted at first, but when Wade Hampton was elected they didn’t get to vote much. “I think the younger generation has too much freedom and doesn’t stay home enough. They want to have their own way. “Over in old Edgefield where I was raised we had plenty to eat; plenty peas, corn bread, turnips and other things. We hunted wild game, too. I was a slave of Major Pickens Butler. He was a good man and sometimes gave us a little money for our work. Our master gave us a small patch of land to work for ourselves and plant anything we wanted. “No, I never think anything about voting....

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Biographical Sketch of Judge Lawrence C. Ryan

Judge Lawrence C. Ryan was born in Milledgeville, Ga., September 13, 1845, the son of Charles E. and Mary A. (Buffington) Ryan, and the grandson of Dennis L. Ryan, lawyer and editor. The family is of Irish extraction, the father of Dennis Ryan being a native of Ireland who came to the United States in charge of a theatrical troupe, traveling extensively and meeting with favor. Judge L. C. Ryan, the youngest child of this family, was an apprentice in a drug store at the age of twelve, remaining there until 1861 when, at the age of sixteen, he enlisted in Company F, Thirty-first Georgia Infantry, serving one year. He went to school at Marietta for a time and then re-entered the army in the Twenty-second Georgia Battalion, and was with this outfit at the time of its surrender at Greensboro, N. C. The war over, he completed his education, taught for a time, then read law and was admitted to the bar in 1867. He began practice at once in Hawkinsville and his success in Pulaski County was duplicated in surrounding counties in both Federal and Supreme courts. He was appointed county judge in 1884 and reappointed in 1892. He was married in 1868 to Miss Nora Bozeman, daughter of Judge and Mrs. C. M. Bozeman, of Pulaski County. The following children were born of this union: Mary...

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Biography of Thomas Ryan

Thomas Ryan, of Topeka, lawyer, soldier, congressman and diplomat. was born at Oxford, New York. November 25, 1837, but while he was an infant his parents moved to Bradford County; Pennsvlvania, where he was reared upon a farm and attended the country school. He had been admitted to the bar when the Civil war broke out, but enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-first Pennsylvania Infantry, was chosen captain of his company, and served until 1864. He was seriously wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. In 1865, accompanied by his wife and son, he came to Kansas and located in Topeka, where he formed a law partnership with Judge J. P. Greer. Mr. Ryan served as county attorney for four suecessive terms, commencing with 1866. This was followed by his appointment to the position of United States attorney in 1873, which position he occapied until 1877, when he entered Congress, having been elected on the republican ticket-from the Third District the year before. He was re-elected five times, serving until 1889. His service in Congress was of great benefit to Kansas and the West, and he introduced the first bill throwing Oklahoma open to settlement. In 1889 he resigned his seat in the House to accept the appointment of minister to Mexico, tendered him by President Harrison, and while serving in that position strengthened the cordial relations between...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan was born in Boston. Mass., and was left an orphan at the age of about three years, or about the time he was brought to this town. He lived here until twenty-one years of age, when he went to Massachusetts and remained about twenty-one years, then came back to Marlboro. He married Arvilla Farrar, and occupies the farm upon which she was...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Daniel Ryan

Dr. Daniel Ryan, in 1750, came from Ireland as surgeon on board of a vessel, and settled in Marblehead, Mass. His son Samuel, also a physician, moved to Sharon, N. H., in 1790, married Mrs. Patty Sawyer, who bore him four children. One of these, Samuel, Jr., married Hannah J., daughter of George and Alice (Sawyer) Shead; of Peterboro, N. H., July 14, 1811, and rear a family of three children, two of whom are now living. He was a farmer and lumberman and the principal owner of the famous steam-mills of Fay, Comwins & Ryan. He was a leading man in town affairs, and held most of the important offices. He came to East Jaffrey in 1854, and was selectman several years, town representative in 1863 and 1864, and served twenty-five years as a director of the Monadnock Savings bank, at East...

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Biography of S. S. Ryan

Samuel Simms Ryan is a native of Pulaski County, Virginia, and was born April 12, 1822. His father, John Ryan, was a native of Virginia, and, his mother, Catherine Ryan, nee Fizzier, was born in Pennsylvania. His parents moved to Clinton County, Tennessee, in 1837, and in 1839 to Campbell County, Tennessee. His father was a blacksmith by trade, and about one half of the time our subject attended school, and the other half was spent in his father’s shop learning the trade. When Samuel was about twenty-one years of age his father moved to Jacksburg, Tennessee, and here Samuel spent several terms in the academy, and as he was a diligent and apt student he received a liberal education. On September 7th, 1861, he enlisted in his country’s service as a member of the Second Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He had, prior to this, been colonel of militia, and being well qualified and universally esteemed was immediately elected captain of his company, and, served gallantly with his regiment in many hard-fought engagements until his discharge in the winter of 1863. At that time being so emaciated and worn out from active service that his life was almost despaired of. After returning from the service he remained in Kentucky until 1866, when he had partially regained his health. He has been twice married, first, to Miss Kitty...

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Biography of W. F. Ryan

W. F. RYAN, another of the proprietors of the The Harrison Roller Mill Company, has been a resident of the county since 1885, having come thither from Kansas, but was born in Clark County, Illinois, February 12, 1858. His father, Jacob M. Ryan, was born in Ohio, but at an early day became a resident of Clark County, Illinois, later moved to Kansas, and in 1882 came to Boone County, Arkansas, where he died in June, 1893, having been an extensive lumber dealer of Harrison. He was a soldier in Company G, Fifty-fourth Regiment of Volunteers, during the war, belonged to the Republican party, and while a resident of Crawford County, Kan., held the office of sheriff two terms, and justice of the peace several terms. He followed merchandising and farming in Illinois, and while in Kansas tilled the soil. His widow, whose maiden name was Abbie Ann, divides her time between her daughter, Mrs. L. R. Smilie, and her son, W. F. Ryan. She bore her husband the following children: Mary R., wife of J. B. Houck, a member of the milling company; Robert O., who is living in Newton County, Arkansas; Wilbur F., of the above-mentioned firm; Reginald C., who is a farmer of the State of Washing-ton; Annace L., wife of L. R. Smilie, of the milling company; O. W., who is a lumberman of Harrison,...

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Biography of Edward J. Ryan

Edward J. Ryan. It is somewhat remarkable, wheu the fact is considered, that nine-tenths of the prominent men of the country were reared on a farm and with very many a love of out-door life continues with them ever after. In Edward J. Ryan, mayor of Lincoln, Kansas, is found a livestock dealer, and a man who understands agricultural matters as thoroughly as he does the insistent needs of the municipality he governs. Mayor Ryan is of Irish ancestry and parentage but was born at West Union, Iowa, November 30, 1859. The pioneer settler of his family in America was his grandfather, Patrick Ryan, who was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1800, and died at MeGregor, State of Iowa, in 1869. His wife, Ann Garrett, was also born in Ireland. They married in their native country. John C. Ryan, father of Mayor Ryan, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1832 and was a boy when his parents brought him to the United States. They settled on a farm near Elgin, Illinois, and there he remained until 1854, when he went to California as a prospector. In 1856 he returned and was married at West Union, Iowa, where he conducted a hotel for a time and afterward engaged in farming. He came to Lincoln County, Kansas, with the pioneers of 1871, buying a relinquishment claim and also secured a...

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Biography of Edward Charles Ryan

Edward Charles Ryan is secretary of the Mutual Building & Loan Association of Emporia, which is his native city, and he represents one of the old family names in that section of the state. The Mutual Building & Loan Association, whose other executive officers are A. H. Plumb, president, and M. C. Little, treasurer, was established in 1907, and after eight years of business now had assets of over $800,000. It receives money in payment on stock deposits and loans on real estate and buildings in Emporia and farms in that section. It is one of the best managed and most prosperous concerns of the kind in the state. The offices of the association are at 11 West Sixth Avenue. Edward Charles Ryan was born at Emporia June 15, 1877, and is a son of Thomas L. Ryan, who for many years had been one of Emporia’s successful manufacturers. The family is of Irish ancestry, and Andrew Ryan, grandfather of Edward C., was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in 1798. He grew up and married there, and afterwards emigrated to Ontario, Canada, where he followed farming until his death in 1852. He was a liberal in politics. Andrew Ryan married Mary Loughran, who was born in County Armagh in 1800 and died in the Province of Ontario in 1886. Their children were: Andrew, who was killed by a falling...

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Ryan, Alta L. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Alta L. Ryan, 92, of Baker City and formerly of North Powder, died Dec. 10 at St. Elizabeth Care Center in Baker City. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haines Methodist Church. Viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the service. Burial will follow at North Powder Cemetery. Mrs. Ryan was born June 11, 1914, in North Powder to William R. Lund and Alma E. Lund. She attended school in North Powder, graduating from Power Valley High School. She continued her education at Eastern Oregon College. She married Albert Harrison and had three sons, Darwin, Larry and Veryl. The couple later divorced. She then married Jack Ryan. They had a son, Bill, and a daughter, Mary Lou. The family worked hard, raised chickens, had a large garden and Mrs. Ryan worked at both St. Elizabeth Hospital and later at the Haines Post Office. After retiring, she “blanketed” her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with handmade quilts and afghans. She loved making mincemeat pies and cookies. She looked forward to her card club days, and meeting with special friends. Her special angel was her daughter-in-law, Janis, wife to her son, Bill. Mrs. Ryan is survived by her children, Larry and Phyllis Harrison, Veryl and Harriet Harrison, Bill and Janis Ryan, and Mary Lou Ryan; numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces...

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