Memorable Manitobans: George Russell Ryan (1883-1955)
Born in 1883, son of James Ryan and Mary Ann Morris, he was President of Ryan Brothers Limited, manufacturers of refrigeration equipment, since the formation of the company in 1906. On 24 January 1906, he married Sybil Wesley Handscomb (?-1945) at Winnipeg, daughter of C. W. Handscomb. They had five sons: James Wesley Ryan (b 1907), William Gordon Ryan, Kerry Alan Ryan, John Russell Ryan, and Robert Handscomb Ryan. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Grace United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 920 Palmerston Avenue, on 10 February 1955 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Refrigeration firm president G. R. Ryan dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1955, page 44.
“Ryan estate valued at $506,483,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1955, page 5.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 August 2013
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