Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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C. W. Ryan

C. W. RYAN. This gentleman is a member of the firm of C. A. Wilkin & Company, engaged in the real estate and abstracting business in Parsons, Labette county, Kansas. The members of the firm are widely known throughout the county, and this section of the state, and their transactions are carried on in a manner which bespeaks their honesty and upright principles. They do a large and profitable business, each year finding them with a greater amount of work on hand. Mr. Ryan was burn in De Kalb county, Alabama, in 1869, and is a son of Albert M. Ryan, who is still a resident of that state.

C. W. Ryan received his education in his native state, where he lived for a number of years. In 1887, he went to Washington, where he engaged in the lumbering business in the district of Puget Sound. The following two years were spent at Fair Haven, Washington, where he was engaged in the real estate business. In February, 1891, Mr. Ryan located in Parsons, where he opened a real estate agency. In October, 1892, he formed a partnership with C. A. Wilkin, and attended to abstracting and real estate matters under the firm name of C. A. Wilkin & Company. Mr. Ryan is a man of splendid business ability, and his career in this line has been marked with great success. He is a young man, and there are prospects of a brilliant future before him.

Mr. Ryan was united in marriage with Eva M. Heacock, a daughter of Dr. James Heacock, of Parsons, and they have been blessed with three children, namely: Annie, Asa and Harry. Mr. Ryan is a member of Pioneer Lodge, No. 12, K. of P.; and also of Camp No. 844, M. W. of A. Politically, he is a firm supporter of the Republican party.