Ryder Family Sketch
An American Adventure
Monroe County, New York - Andrew Ryder and Mary Houlihan emigrated from Ireland to Rochester, Monroe County, New York, sometime around 1833.

Cook and Grundy Counties, Illinois - The family was in Cook County, Illinois by 1850 and in Grundy County, Illinois in 1860.

Son Andrew Ryder had returned to Cook County by 1873 and earned his living as a livestock broker. The couple had three children: William C. Ryder, Mary Ryder, and Emma Jean Ryder.

Daughter Mary Ryder married George Cannady in 1892 in Cook County, where they raised a family of six children. A daughter, Helen Adele Cannady, married Otis Edward Phillips, Sr., in Cook County in 1914. Following Mary Ryder's institutionalization about 1919, George relocated to California, accompanied by three of his adult children. By 1923, Otis Edward Phillips, Sr., his wife Helen Adele Cannady, and his mother Lucy Elizabeth Bay Phillips, had also relocated to Los Angeles, California.

Will County, Illinois - Andrew Ryder and his wife Alice Reed retired to Will County, Illinois around 1920.