Steven Walker Ryan

Submitted by Jason Ryan

I would like to add another prominent Ryan to the list.
My great great uncle Steven Walker Ryan along with his brothers founded town of  Ryan Oklahoma.  My great uncle Dan Ryan still lives there, my grand father Milton G. Ryan was born there in 1900 and is buried there.
Ryan started as a little cow town on the north side of the Red River.  When the cattle drives from Texas to the Rail Road in Kansas along the Chisholm trail started they used the Ryan homestead to graze after crossing the river.  Later Walker was influential in getting the rail lines to come through Ryan as a pick up point for cattle and other goods from the southern part of Oklahoma. 
Jason W. Ryan