From the Steuben Republican, September 29,1920,
Page 3 Col. 6
George Bruce Ryan, ( He went by Bruce Ryan)son of John and Amanda
was born York Township, Steuben county, Ind. Dec. 2,1885: died Sept.
at the age of 34 years, 9 months and 21 days. He was the youngest of
family of five children and was preceded in death by one sister
and his father, leaving to mourn his going, a mother, two sisters
brother-- Ben Ryan, of Kinderhook, Mich., Mrs. Polly Kauffman,
Ind., and Mrs. Lulu Fawkes of Garrett, Ind. and a large circle of
Bruce was born and reared on the Ryan homestead. After his
death, he and his mother conducted the affairs of the place until
of his death. He was devoted to her, a loyal friend and good
all. He was a member of Northeastern Lodge No. 210, F.&A.M., and
funeral services were held at his home under the auspices of the
with burial at Fremont. Rev. L.W. Kemper officiated.
Mrs. John Ryan and family wish to express their heartfeld
to the kind neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy
their bereavement; for the floral pieces by friends and neighbors,
chapter No. 1023, B.P.O.E., of Coldwater, Floyd Ferrier, Mrs. Moody,
and Mrs. Ora Foster for the music rendered at the home; also Rev.
for his consoling words, and Northeastern Lodge No. 220 F.& A.M.
their kindly offers. Signed--- Mrs. John Ryan, Mr. Ben Ryan and
Mrs. Polly Kauffman and family, Mrs. Lula Fawkes and family.
Bruce Ryan Killed At Fremont Wednesday,
Struck by North Bound Passenger Train at Depot Crossing.
Bruce Ryan. aged 33, a well known farmer living in Scott Township,
four miles southeast of Fremont, was struck by the northbound
train while attempting to drive across the tracks near the depot
last Wednesday evening. He was enroute home and had left the
a couple of moments before the accident occurred, where some
were made on his Oakland car, which was in good running condition.
He drove directly in front of the oncoming train, the engine of
struck the auto hurling it against a box car, crushing the machine
only occupant between the engine and the car. He was so badly
identity could not have been established had he not been well
remains were taken to the Wade hospital and then to the Weicht
rooms in Angola. The funeral was held at the late home Saturday
He was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows, Moose and Elk Lodges.
a brother Ben. and mother, whose chief support he was.
Submitted By: Sherri Ryan