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RYAN, THOMAS (1842-1895) SALINAS Calvary Cath. Cem. 
(Salinas Democrat July 20, 1895) DIED: RYAN- In Salinas City, July 18, 1895, Thomas Ryan, a native of County Waterford Ireland aged 52 years 6 months and 23 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 p.m. from his late residence to the Church of the Sacred Heart, where funeral services will be held. Interment, Catholic Cemetery Salinas. 

Dropped Dead 
Thomas Ryan, proprietor of the Farmers Hotel, near the depot, dropped dead at 5:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Ryan had been complaining more or less for several weeks, and the attending physician had warned the family that on account of heart troubles his death was liable to occur at any moment, especially under the provocation from undue excitement or over exertion. Just before his death he was feeling unusually well and was talking of taking a trip to San Francisco to be treated. Having returned from a walk out to the SP terminal grounds where his son in law, J.W. Williams is engaged in grading operations, he sat down on the porch at the hotel and was chatting with one of the guests when he suddenly dropped over dead. Dr. Parker was quickly summoned and pronounced him beyond all human skill. the suddenness of death of the father and husband prostrated the family with grief. \ The deceased was a native of County Waterford Ireland and was in the fifty third year of his age. He was a pioneer resident of Salinas, and leaves a loving wife and two devoted daughters and one son to mourn their sad affliction. Mr. Ryan had amassed considerable of this worlds goods and leaves his family in very comfortable circumstances.

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Researched and Compiled by : Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base