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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Edward Ryan (1902-1963)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Wallace on 15 May 1902, son of Albert Edward Ryan (1864-1945) and Emily Moody (1874-1954), and brother of Dorothy Emily Ryan, he attended United College and the University of Manitoba. He took up farming in the Rural Municipality of Rosser and was the municipal Reeve from 1954 to 1963. He served on the Board of the Winnipeg General Hospital and Sparling United Church, and was a member of Mayors’ and Reeves’ Association of Greater Winnipeg, and the Masons (Ionic Lodge). On 12 March 1930, he married Edna Agnes Steele (?-1976) in the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk and they had three sons and one daughter. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 7 February 1963 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Albert E. Ryan], Winnipeg Tribune, 2 July 1945, page 2.

Obituary [Emily Ryan], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1954, page 38.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1963, page 4.

Obituary [Edna Steele Ryan], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1976, page 22.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 July 2017

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