From the Steuben Republican, September 29,1920, Page 3 Col. 6
George Bruce Ryan, ( He went by Bruce Ryan)son of John and Amanda Ryan, was born York Township, Steuben county, Ind. Dec. 2,1885: died Sept. 23,1920, at the age of 34 years, 9 months and 21 days. He was the youngest of a family of five children and was preceded in death by one sister Mineola, and his father, leaving to mourn his going, a mother, two sisters and a brother-- Ben Ryan, of Kinderhook, Mich., Mrs. Polly Kauffman, Fremont, Ind., and Mrs. Lulu Fawkes of Garrett, Ind. and a large circle of life long friends.
 Bruce was born and reared on the Ryan homestead. After his father's death, he and his mother conducted the affairs of the place until the time of his death. He was devoted to her, a loyal friend and good neighbor to all. He was a member of Northeastern Lodge No. 210, F.&A.M., and the funeral services were held at his home under the auspices of the Order, with burial at Fremont. Rev. L.W. Kemper officiated.
  Mrs. John Ryan and family wish to express their heartfeld thanks to the kind neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during their bereavement; for the floral pieces by friends and neighbors, Ivy chapter No. 1023, B.P.O.E., of Coldwater, Floyd Ferrier, Mrs. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Foster for the music rendered at the home; also Rev. Kemper for his consoling words, and Northeastern Lodge No. 220 F.& A.M. for their kindly offers. Signed--- Mrs. John Ryan, Mr. Ben Ryan and family, 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 passenger train while attempting to drive across the tracks near the depot in Fremont last Wednesday evening. He was enroute home and had left the Fremont Garage a couple of moments before the accident occurred, where some adjustments were made on his Oakland car, which was in good running condition.
He drove directly in front of the oncoming train, the engine of which struck the auto hurling it against a box car, crushing the machine and only occupant between the engine and the car. He was so badly mangled that identity could not have been established had he not been well known. The remains were taken to the Wade hospital and then to the Weicht undertaking rooms in Angola. The funeral was held at the late home Saturday afternoon. He was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows, Moose and Elk Lodges. He leaves a brother Ben. and mother, whose chief support he was.

Submitted By:  Sherri Ryan