Biography of Dr. M. M. Ryan
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Ryan, M. M., M. D., was born in Alexandria. N. Y., January 11, 1863, a son of M. and Mary (Cosgrove) Ryan, he born in Perth, Canada, and she born in Alexandria, a daughter of James and Mary Cosgrove, who came from Ireland, being among the first settlers of that town. Dr. Ryan's father was a son of Patrick and Nellie (Kelley) Ryan, both born in county Wexford, Ireland, and in 1814 came to Montreal, Canada; in 1837 to Hammond, St. Lawrence county and in 1843 to Alexandria, where they both died about 1870. Mr. Ryan was a shoemaker by trade, but at the time of his death was a good farmer in Alexandria. M. Ryan was a shoemaker and was engaged in the boot and shoe business at Redwood and now lives a retired life at that place. Dr. Ryan was educated at Redwood and followed teaching for several years. He began the study of medicine with Dr. 3. E. Ryan, a brother, at Redwood and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College in 1894 and passed the examination of the University of the State of New York. He began his practice in Philadelphia in March, 1895, and has been very successful. He is a member of the Jefferson County Homeopathic Medical Society and is now' vice-president of the society. In politics he is a Republican and was deputy collector of customs at Westminster Park at Wells Island, and was the first mail clerk on star route established between Clayton and Alexandria Bay. Dr. Ryan is a member of the K. 0. T. M., I. O. F. and examining physician for both orders.

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