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Orland B. Ryan Sr. with his children and an unknown cousin

Orland B. Ryan Sr. with his children and an unknown cousin

On the right: Orland B. "Fats" Ryan Sr., with son Orland B. Ryan Jr., stepson Charles N. Brown and daughter Mildred "Midge" Ryan all of Washington, PA. Orland B. "Fats" Ryan Sr. was born 1916 in Pleasant Grove, Washington County, PA, son of Jesse and Ella Rosa McCombs Ryan.

On the left: an unknown cousin of Orland B. "Fats" Ryan Sr. and her children.

The cousin is believed to be from Ohio and is probably a member of the Plants family. Possibly she is connected to the Jesse and Charity Ryan Plants family that moved from East Finley Township, Washington County, PA., to Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Charity Ryan's parents were Robert Dennis and Charity Crider Ryan and she was raised by her father and stepmother Hannah Plants Ryan after the death of her mother. Her half siblings were: Thomas and Jesse Ryan, both born and raised in Pleasant Grove, East Finley Township, Washington County, PA.

Names also connected to Orland Ryan are: McCombs, Van Scoyoc, Kilgore, Doman. Jewell, Grewell, Osborn, Castille, Dolan.

From album belonging to Orland B. "O.B." or "Fats" and Mary Lou Whitt Ryan of Washington, PA. Photo taken about 1954 or 1955.

Do you recognize the cousin? Please let Midge know.

Submitted by Midge Doucet, daughter of Orland Sr. and Mary Lou Whitt Ryan

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