From the Steuben Republican June 18, 1930 Page 1
James Ryan, son of John and Margaret Murphy Ryan,
was born at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., February 14, 1845, and departed from
life at his home in North Scott, June 5, 1930, at the advanced age
years, 3 months and 22 days.
He was the fifth son of a family of ten, seven
and three girls all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond.
In 1850 he came with his parents, brothers and
to Steuben County, where they settled near where they now reside. In
when President Lincoln called for volunteers he enlisted in Co.
44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry with his father and four brothers,
throughout the war with honor and distinction, being discharged
14, 1865 , after being in the battle of Fort Donnelson, Shiloh,
Ridge, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and never missed an engagement
company was in.
On February 14, 1876 he was united in marriage to
Ruth Hill, of Scott township, Steuben County,Indiana. To this union
born seven sons and one daughter. They are Stephen of Battle Creek,
John and Freeman of Camden Michigan; Clifford at home; Hattie wife
S. Rowen; Eugene, who died Nov. 30, 1918, and Bennie and Grover, at
He also leaves sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren,
of whom he dearly loved.
Mr. Ryan was of a jovial disposition, enjoying
companionship of his family and neighbors and was always ready at
to lend a helping hand to those in need.
He saw the development of this county in the days
following the Civil War and has spoken many times of the changes
taken place since his birth. He helped to clear the land where he
and built a good home for his family and himself. For the past 5
he has been a constant sufferer but has borne it all with the
of the true soldier that he was.
TWILIGHT AND EVENING BELL,
AND AFTER THAT THE DARK,
AND AMY THERE BE NO SADNESS OF ?? FAREWELL
WHEN I EMBARK
FOR THO' FROM OUT OUR BOURNE OF TIME AND PLACE
THE FLOOD MAY BEAR ME FAR
I HOPE TO SEE MY PILOT FACE TO FACE
WHEN I HAVE CROSSED THE BAR
Everything was done for his relief that loving
could do but to no avail. His work is done. The book is closed. We
always remember him as a kind father, loving husband, a good
a fearless soldier and a true friend.
The funeral was held Sunday at the South Scott
Rev. M. ?. Johnston, officiating. Burial was in the South Scott
Submitted By: Sherri Ryan