Ted and Douglas Ryan are descendants of early settlers who came to the Red River Valley and settled in St. Vincent. The grandmother of Ted and Douglas was married to William Deacon. William was a colorful character at the turn of the century in Kittson County. He published a newspaper in St. Vincent which became the Pembina New Era. The Deacons migrated to St. Vincent in 1880 from their farm in Ontario which is now part of Toronto. Three sons os Mrs. Deacon, William, John, and Joe Ryan came at the same time as their parents.
Will worked summers at a bonanza farm near Grafton, ND and spent the winter months in St. Vincent. He died at a fairly young age and was buried in St. Vincent.
M: Sarah Jenkins, of Northcote
Children of Joe Ryan and Sarah Jenkins:
Joe ran a store together with his brother, John. He also entered the real estate business and ran a saloon and livery stable. Son John later worked for the Great Northern Railway in St. Cloud, MN. Florence married Carl Sherman, and Gene worked in Pembina at the bank and married Marie Meisch.
M: Theresa O'Connor
Children of John Ryan and Theresa O'Connor:
Margaret (Toots) Ryan
Frank Ryan (the 4th son of Mrs. Deacon)
E: Came to St. Vincent in 1883 bringing his wife, Almira, and 6 children.
M: Edith Ahles
M: (1) Bob Alexander, of Orleans d.
M: (2) Harold Noyes
M: Dora Allen, of Pembina
Four more children were born to Frank and Almira:
M: Roy Motz
Sarah Caroline Ryan (Sade)
D: 1916, age 26
M: Hope Skutle
Children of Telfer Ryan and Hope Skutle: