Mr. Ryerson (whose coat Jack stole in the Cameron movie) has just a brief bio on ET. Is this the same Ryerson that was involved with Ryerson Steel, the steel supplier with branches all over the country today, or was that a different Ryerson?
Arthur Larned Ryerson was known to be one of the most prominent head of Philadelphia at the era. He was a steel magnate and builded his own firm, one of the most fruitful company of the United States. Although I do not know the exact name of his company, it is quite possible that it was 'Ryerson Steel'. Best regards,
Arthur Ryerson was a part of the steel family but he was primarily a lawyer with his firm being centered in Chicago. (Anna Isham was the daughter of one of his partners.) The family spent time between Chicago and Pennsyvlvania with a vacation home in upstate New York. Most of the children were born in Illinois. There is a family cemetery in New York. There was a volume of Ryerson family history published approx. 1920 that lists who was born where and so forth and takes the family back a few generations. It is available for view on microfilm thorugh various libraries. If anyone is interested I can provide leads. A few years ago there was a two part article in the Commutator on the family, Victorine C. and Emily Bowen and the steward named Ryerson who survivied.
Charles and David: Thanks for the info. I've got a brother in the steel business and he was asking me if they were the same. David: I've got quite a few "Commutator" back issues. Do you have the issue number handy?
I read his biography but I didn't find many info there. I hope someone know what was his occupation? And where was he last seen on the Titanic?
I suppose that Ryerson family were well known in Cooperstown where they lived.
As His Biography puts his age at 61 years and doesn't list an occupation, I suspect he was retired. I'm sure somebody will come along in a bit who knows for sure. The holidays are winding down so I expect some of our passenger people will be returning to the board in due course.