Edward Larned Ryerson

Edward Larned Ryerson

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Jan 1928 (aged 73)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 26045039 · View Source
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Mother: ELLEN GRIFFIN, b. April 8,1827, in Providence;
m., Oct. 26, 1848, Joseph Turner Ryerson, of
Chicago, and d. there, May 27, 1881. Children:
Arthur Ryerson, b. Jan. 12, 1851; Edward
Larned Ryerson, b. Nov. 24, 1855, m.,
Nov., 1879, Mary Pringle Mitchell, dau. of
Donald Grant Mitchell, of New Haven. Children:
i, Joseph Turner Ryerson; ii, Donald
Mitchell Ryerson; iii, Mary Ryerson, and, iv,
Ryerson; lives in Chicago; Eleanor
Ryerson, b. July 28, 1858; Josephine Ryerson,
b. Jan. 30, 1865.
Source: The Learned Family by Wm. L. Learned and Joseph G. Larned, 1898.

Edward Larned Ryerson, Ph.D. 1876.
Born November 24, 1854, in Chicago, IL
Died January 19, 1928, m Chicago, IL

Father, Joseph Turner Ryerson, an iron and steel merchant, son of Thomas and Mary (Turner) Ryerson; descendant of Marten Ryerson, who came from Holland to Wallabout, Long Island, N. Y. (present site of Brooklyn Navy Yard), in 1650 and later settled in Bergen County, N. J.

Mother, Ellen Griffin (Larned) Ryerson; daughter of John Smith and Luanda (Martin) Larned; descendant of William Larned, who came to this country from England in 1625 and settled at Woburn, Mass.

Yale relatives include: Arthur Ryerson, '71 (brother); and R. Philip Hart, '13 S., Arthur L. Ryerson, ex-> Randolph Payson, '14 S , John Bone Ryerson, ex-iy Donald G. M. Hart, '25 S, and Walter L Mitchell, Jr, '31 (nephews).

Preparatory training received at public schools, Chicago. Select course; president of Class Freshman year, member Book and Snake. After graduation entered the iron and steel business of his father in Chicago (founded in 1842) and in 1878 was made a partner under firm name of Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, served as treasurer of the company for some years and in 1883, upon the death of his father, succeeded him as head of the business, in 1888, when the company was incorporated, was its first president and continued in that office until 1911; had since been chairman of its board of directors, director of Merchants' Loan & Trust Company from 1909 until its consolidation with Illinois Trust & Savings Bank in 1923 under name of Illinois Merchants Trust Company, and then director of the consolidated company until his death, president of Newberry Library since 1914; trustee of St Luke's Hospital since 1904 and vice-president frcm 1907 to 1918; trustee of Chicago Commons Association, Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, and Chicago Historical Society since 1908; governing member of Chicago Symphony Orchestral Association since 1920 and of Art Institute of Chicago since 1911, president of Chicago Club 1915-17; a founder and honorary president of Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lake Forest, IL; elected a vice-president of American Institute of Graphic Arts in May, 1927; member St. James* Episcopal Church, Chicago, and actively interested in Grace Church Chapel.

Married December 3, 1879, m New Haven, Conn , Mary Pringle, daughter of Donald Grant Mitchell (B A. 1841) and Mary Frances (Pringle) Mitchell, granddaughter of the Rev. Alfred Mitchell (B A 1809), great-granddaughter of Stephen M. Mitchell (B.A. 1763), sister of Walter L Mitchell, '95 S., and sister-in-law of Walter T. Hart, '78 S.

Children. Joseph Turner, '01 S.; Mary Mitchell, the wife of attorney Donald McKay Frost (B A Harvard 1899, LL.B. 1902); Donald Mitchell, '07, and Edward Larned, Jr., '08 S.

Death due to apoplexy. Buried in Lake Forest (IL) Cemetery.

Survived by wife, daughter, three sons, twelve grandchildren, and a sister, Josephine R. Payson, the wife of George S Payson, '83 S

By the terms of his will a gift of $25,000 was made to Yale to establish a fellowship in the Department of English Language and Literature of the Graduate School, with the provision that the fund shall bear the name of Donald Grant Mitchell. Previous gifts to the Alumni Fund and to the Endowment Fund have been established as the Edward Larned Ryerson Fund in the Sheffield Scientific School.


NOTE: By 1917, 111 Beacon, Boston, MA, was the home of Donald McKay Frost and his wife, Mary Mitchell (Ryerson) Frost. Donald McKay Frost was an attorney who later became a noted antiquarian and book collector specializing in the history and settlement of western America. By 1920, the Frosts had purchased and moved to 18 Exeter Street.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 26045039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Larned Ryerson (24 Nov 1854–19 Jan 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26045039, citing Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rommy Lopat (contributor 46949852) .