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Deacon, William

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.

Joe Ryan
M: Sarah Jenkins, of Northcote

Children of Joe Ryan and Sarah Jenkins:

John Ryan

Florence Ryan

Eugene Ryan

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.

John Ryan
M: Theresa O'Connor

Children of John Ryan and Theresa O'Connor:

Andrew Ryan

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: Almira

John Ryan
M: Edith Ahles

Mary Ryan
M: Unknown

Ethel Ryan
M: (1) Bob Alexander, of Orleans d.
M: (2) Harold Noyes

Frank Ryan
M: Dora Allen, of Pembina

Four more children were born to Frank and Almira:

Charles Ryan

Gladys Ryan
M: Roy Motz

Sarah Caroline Ryan (Sade)
D: 1916, age 26

Telfer Ryan
M: Hope Skutle

Children of Telfer Ryan and Hope Skutle:

Grace Ryan

Mary Ryan

Margaret Ryan

Douglas Ryan
M: Unmarried