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.
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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