C T Ryland death
C. T. RYLAND DEAD. THE END CAME AT HIS HOME IK SAN JOSE. Prominent in the Early Political History History of California Lett an Estate Estate of Three Millions. SAN JOSE. C, T. Ryland, well- well- known and respected all over the State as a politician, lawyer and capitalist, died at his residence in this city on Sunday. The deceased- deceased- was in his 71st year and death was due to a complica tion of diseases which affected the the heart. Mr. Ryland loaves an estate valued at about $3,000,000. While a generous liver and liberal toward all lwiblic affairs, improvements and charities, his investments were so safe ns to rapidly Increase his fortune. He owned the Lelitltt, Ryland and Columbus blocks In this city, besides a large amount of unimproved property, bank stock and personal securities. He had also large investments in San Francisco Francisco real estate and securities. Deceased was a devout Catholic and one of the most liberal supporters of that church in the State. On reaching California in 1849 young Ryland spent some time in the mines, but finally settled at San Jose, where he began the practice of law, having been previously admitted to the bar in Missouri. He was appointed clerk of the first instance in San Francisco, which office he afterward resigned, going going back to San Jose. When the first Legislature met Mr. Rylund was appointed private secretary to Governor Burnett, and in 1854 he was elected to the legislature from Santa Clara county, where he was the outhcir of the first appropriation bill passed In the State for a wagon road over the Sierra Nevada into El Dornda eminty. Mr. Ryloni was very uccessful in his law practice to 18U7 and 1868, when he was elected Speaker of the Assembly. In 1SC9 his health failed, and he gave up his law practice and engaged in banking, accumulating a large fortune. A few years after his arrival in California California Mr. Ryland married Letitia Burnett, Burnett, a daughter of Governor Burnett, one of the pioneers of 1843. Mr. Ryland was In early days count, ed as one of the lenders of the Democratic Democratic party in California. He was mentioned! as available for the office of Governor or United States Senator.