Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Ryan, Charles
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 22 Dec 1898, p. 2, column 1

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A Prominent Resident of George-
town Suddenly Called Away
on Sunday.

The sad news of the death of Mr. Chas. Ryan, Collector of Customs, at Georgetown, was received by his numerous friends on Monday morning. The trouble was an affection of the heart, and death came suddenly on Sunday evening as he sat by his fireside reading.
Upon his arrival in this country, about 1848, Mr. Ryan settled with his father and mother and the rest of their family near Napanee. Here he taught school for a time in the townships back of Napanee. He then went to Belleville and learned telegraphy, and as soon as he had become proficient was given charge of the telegraph office at St. Thomas. When the Grand Trunk Railway commenced running he secured the position of operator and ticket clerk at Guelph, where he remained until in 1859 he was appointed agent at Georgetown. This position he held until 1897. In that year he was appointed Collector of Customs when the Customs Office was established in Georgetown.
He was for many years a member of both the Public and High School Boards, being a member of the first board when the High School was started there.
Mr. Ryan was a very worthy citizen of the county and he enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him, and especially among the business men with whom he came in contact.

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Ryan, Charles