Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, August 31, 1922
Well Known Minister of Methodist
Conference Had Been
Ill For Many Months.
Served One Term As Commander
Of Indiana Department
Of Grand Army Republic.
          The Rev. Daniel Ryan, age seventy-six years, one of the oldest Methodist Episcopal ministers in the Indiana conference, died Wednesday night at ten-fifteen o'clock, at his home in Morristown. His death followed an illness which had covered a period of several months. For several days his condition had been critical.
          The Rev. Ryan had been a minister in the Indiana conference for foty-one years, and during that time had held a number of charges throughout the state. He had retired from the active ministry two years ago, and since that time had been making his home at Morristown.
          He was a veteran of the civil war and during 1898 served as commander of the Indiana Department, Grand Army of the Republic, In 1912 he served as superintendent of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home, at Knightstown.
          The Rev. Ryan had held pastorates at Mt. Carmel, Taylorsville, Hartsville, Rockport, Flat Rock, Utica, Carlisle New Lebanon, Hymera, Irvington, Glenwood and Arlington, during the forty-one years of his ministry. During the two years he was on the retired list he preached on several occasions at the Morristown church.
          He was a native of New York, but had lived in Indiana since a young boy.  He was born July 4th, 1846. He was married in 1867 to Miss Nancy Jane Rise. The Rev. Ryan is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Hollis Beard, of Liberty, and Mrs. Theresa Conover, of New York, and one son, Dolph Ryan, of New York.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at ten o'clock, at the Morristown Methodist church, the Rev. J. Ed Murr, of Indianapolis, officiating. Burial will be made in the Boston cemetery, six miles south of Richmond, in Wayne county. Services at the cemetery will be conducted by the Rev. Martin, of Liberty.
          The Rev. Ryan was well known over Indiana, and through the Indiana conference of the church which he had served for years so faithfully and well. He had been a regular attendant at the conference sessions for years, always taking an active part also, in all gatherings of the Grand Army boys.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, October 15, 1881
          Mrs. Mary E. Ryan  came to town this morning from the home of her father,  Mr. Rufus Bassett,  who lives a short distance north of this city, and identified the bodies of the two men killed by the cars as  Michael D. Ryan  and  Charles Coller,  cousins, the former being a brother of her husband,  Ed. Ryan,  who is a brakeman on one of the roads centering in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Ryan came to her father's from her home in St. Louis, last Friday, and was to meet the victims here today, when the whole party would have gone on to her home in St. Louis.  Both men were variety actors, and were unmarried.  Mrs. Ryan does not know yet what disposition will be made with the bodies, until she hears from her husband, to whom she has telegraphed.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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