1930s photos of Clarence Leroy Ryerson (1876-)
I recently purchased in Upper Lake, Lake Co., CA, two black and white snapshots of a man wearing a stenson hat. One shows him standing on the porch of a log house with an unidentified man and is labeled on the back:
" 'Labor Day' - 1930
The other photo, an undated circa 1930s RPPC (Real Photo Postcard) (not postally used), shows the same man standing between two unidentified men in a snow scene and is labeled on the back:
This individual is mentioned in several genealogy forum messages. His parents and sister appear in a Public Member Tree posted on ancestry.com. He is listed in the 1880 Census data for Cottonwood Creek, Deer Lodge Co., MT; the 1900 Census data for Gardiner Precinct, Park Co., MT; and the 1910 Census data for Gardiner School District, Park Co., MT. His WWI draft registration card is also available.
Clarence Leroy Ryerson, born 12 Sep 1876 in IL, was the son of a miner, Simeon Waldo Ryerson, born 25 Jul 1836 in Boston, Middlesex Co., MA, died 28 Jul 1888 in Albany, OR, and Isabel Jane Stevens, born 8 Aug 1843 in Madoc, Hastings Parish, Ontario, Canada, died 8 Apr 1913 in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT. Clarence married May E. (maiden name unknown), born about 1885 in MO. Clarence and May had at least two children: Frances Ryerson, born 1909 in MT, and Jesse Edward Ryerson, born 1913 in Park Co., MT, died 1979 in Mendocino Co., CA. Clarence was employed as a packer, laborer, outfitter, and National Park guide. He was described by one person as "a really good hunter."
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