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Thursday September 1, 1949 p. 5
Resident of 25 Years Dies In California
Mrs. Dora Bristow, wife of the late Albert Bristow and resident of Bedford for twenty-five years, died Wednesday, August 17, at her home in Huntington Park, California. She became ill with heart trouble in May and was confined to her bed for three months.
Mrs. Bristow [Ica Dora Hanlin] was 84 years old and had lived in California since 1929, leaving here soon after the death of her husband in March 1928. She was a member of the Methodist Church and well known in Bedford club circles.
She is survived by one son, Donald A. [lbert] Bristow; two daughters, Mrs. Madge [Evaline] Hamman and Mrs. [Eva] Geraldine Sheperd of Huntington Park; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lilly Bristow of Bedford; two nephews, Harold Bristow of Lenox and I. [rvin] W. Bristow of Bedford.
Funeral services were held in Huntington Park with burial in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday January 28, 1897 p. 3
The remains of William [Ervin] Bristow, whose death at Sedalia, Mo., was mentioned in last week’s Free Press, arrived on the morning train Saturday, accompanied by Mrs. Bristow [Mary Eliza Ward] and her three children. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at 10 o’clock the same day, conducted by Rev. J. C. Lewis, and the remains interred in the Bedford cemetery. The deceased was an employee on the Santa Fe Railroad, and died in the company’s hospital at Sedalia, on January 20, 1897. He was the son of Mrs. Nancy [Jane Quackenbush] Bristow, who lives on a farm southwest of Bedford. His home was at St. Joseph.
[BRISTOW, WILLIAM ERVIN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 21, 1897
Samuel Bristow received a telegram yesterday bringing the intelligence of the death of his brother, Wm. Bristow, at Sedalia, Mo. The deceased was a railroad employee, but whether the death came by accident or not is not known.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 23, 1912 [p. 1]
Miss Etta Bristow Dead
Miss [Mary] Etta Bristow, who went to Goodland, Kans., three weeks ago in the hopes of obtaining relief from tuberculosis, from which she had been suffering for more than a year, died there Saturday morning. As soon as the sad intelligence was received by the relatives here, her brother Clyde went to Goodland, returning with the remains Sunday night. Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Monday at the Christian church, conducted by Dr. J. W. Neyman, after which the body was laid to rest in the Bedford cemetery.
Marietta Bristow was born near Bedford, October 28, 1878, and lived in Bedford or vicinity all her life. She was the daughter of B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] and Sarah E. [llen Beauchamp] Bristow, both of whom survive her. Also four sisters and three brothers. Deceased united with the Christian church at the age of fifteen years, and always lived a consistent Christian life. She leaves many friends to mourn her loss.
Thursday May 23, 1912 p. 4
Etta Mary Bristow
Etta Mary Bristow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Bristow, died in Goodland, Kansas, Friday May 17, 1912. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church in this city, Monday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Neyman. Interment was in the Bedford cemetery.
Etta Mary [or Mary Etta] Bristow was born in Bedford, October 28, 1878, and had lived in or near this place all her life. She had been in failing health for some time and about a month ago decided to go to Goodland, Kan., thinking a change of location would benefit her condition. The result was not as hoped for and she gradually grew worse until Friday, when death relieved her of her suffering. She was a member of the Christian church and had been active in good works. Her parents, four sisters and three brothers survive her.
Taylor County Herald
Thursday May 25, 1944 [p. 1]
Donald Bristow, 17, Drowns At Ottumwa
Donald Bristow, 17, of Ottumwa, son of Don Bristow of Los Angeles, a former Bedford resident, drowned in the Des Moines River while he and a companion, Raymond Skinner, were wading near a dam there Sunday, May 14. Because of the swift water, authorities were forced to stop searching the river that night and resumed the hunt again Monday. The body was recovered three days later when two fishermen sighted it floating in the river near Eldon, about twenty miles from where he went into the water. Since the death of his mother, several months ago, Donald has been making his home with an aunt, Mrs. V. C. Smith, the former Leona Jackson of Bedford.
Thursday August 19, 1943 p. 4
Obituary – Alice Cahill
Alice E. [theline] Cahill, daughter of Thomas [Robert] and Evelyn [Evaline Pope Cawthorne] Hanlin, was born June 4, 1862 in Bigsville [Griggsville, Pike County] Ill. and died July 29, 1943 at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 25 days.
She was married January 10, 1881 to Albert D. [ort] Cahill of Jewell County, Kansas. To them 9 children were born: O. [tis] E. [dward] Cahill of Eldon, Iowa; [James] Albert Cahill of Kansas City; E. [mer] L. [ewis] Cahill of Clarinda; R.[obert] L. Cahill of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Dora [E.] Brown of Montebello, California. She was preceded in death by three children: Frank, Sarah [J.], and Roy, along with her husband, who died May 28, 1925. She leaves 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She has been a faithful member of the Christian church for the past 55 years.
Funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L. Woods, pastor of the Clarinda Church of Christ, at the Pruitt-Bracken Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 1, 1943 and interment was in the Bedford cemetery.
[CAHILL, ALICE ETHELINE HANLIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 9, 1943
Alice Cahill – Alice E. Cahill, daughter of Thomas and Evelyn Hanlin, was born June 4, 1862 in Biggsville, Ill. and passed away July 29, 1943, at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 25 days. She was married January 10, 1881 to Albert D. Cahill of Jewel County, Kansas. To them 9 children were born: E [dward] O [tis] Cahill, Eldon, Iowa, Albert Cahill, Kansas City, Mo, E [mer] L [ouis] Cahill, Clarinda, R [obert] L Cahill, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mrs Dora Brown, Montebello, California. She is preceded in death by three children, Frank, Sarah and Roy, along with her husband, who passed away May 28, 1925. She leaves 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She has been a faithful member of the Christian Church for the past 55 years. She took a great delight in reading her Bible. She lived a good Christian life and was a member of the Christian Church in Council Bluffs at the time of death.
Funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L Woods, pastor of the Clarinda Church of Christ at the Pruitt-Bracken Funeral Home on Sunday, August 1, 1943 at 2:30. Music was provided by Norma Cagley accompanied by Aletha Hutchings. Interment was in the Bedford cemetery.
[Note: Albert Cahill's death date is given as April 24, 1927 in the California Death Index.]
Thursday October 14, 1943 [p. 1]
Mrs. H. S. Ash Dies; Been Ill Some Time
Mrs. H. [iram] S. [amuel] Ash [Ida Isabel Peltier] of Bedford died at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda this morning, having been there for medical care since Friday. She had been in failing health for several months.
She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Anderson [Helen] of Red Oak and Mrs. L. [ewis] Guy Young [Margaret] of Bedford. There are also three grandchildren.
Thursday September 1, 1955 p. 3
Obituary – C. F. Peltier
Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Church in Clearfield Sunday afternoon for Claude Francis Peltier, long-time resident of Taylor County. Clair E. Hawthorne, D. D., of Clarinda, officiated.
Peltier, who was born Oct. 14, 1878 at Clearfield, died at Greater Community Hospital in Creston Friday at the age of 76 years, 10 months and five days. He grew to young manhood in Taylor County and received his schooling at Platte No. 7. After graduating from Clearfield High School in 1898, he taught school in both Platte and Grant townships while assisting his father with farming.
On June 10, 1903 he and Maude Sargent were married. To them were born four children, a son and three daughters. Peltier farmed most of his life with the exception of one year, when he operated a clothing store in Clearfield.
Although a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Peltier was first associated with the Presbyterian faith at Fort Morgan, Colo. Later he transferred his membership to the church in Lenox and then to the Clearfield church, where he served as Sabbath School teacher and also as an elder for many years. Peltier also took an active part in civic and community affairs as well as sports.
Among those who preceded him in death were a son, Kenneth, his parents, one brother and four sisters.
Those who mourn his passing include his wife, Maude; daughters and families: Catherine and Carroll Wainwright and sons, Kenneth and Francis of Syracuse, Kans.; their daughter and husband, Barbara and Verlyn Ginther and children, Kathleen and Carroll of Hill City, Kans.; Virginia and Robert Lundsberg and sons, John, Richard and Kelton of Skokie, Ill.; Barbara and Jack Palmer and children, Claudia, Kathryn and Marion of Bethany, Mo.; and nieces and families consisting of Mrs. Gordon E. Anderson [Helen] of Red Oak; Mrs. L. [ewis] Guy Young [Margaret] of Midwest City, Okla.; Mrs. Donald K. Melton of Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. Howard Bair of Cedar Rapids.
Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.
Thursday January 22, 1948 [p. 1]
Lewis Swearingen Dies Unexpectedly
Lewis Swearingen, long-time resident of Taylor County, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon.
Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, conducted by Rev. Russell G. Nye, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Shenandoah.
[James] Lewis Swearingen, son of Samuel and Elizabeth [Critcher] Swearingen, was born Jan. 4, 1871, in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri, being aged 77 years and 12 days at the time of his death.
He came to Taylor County, Iowa when he was two years old and grew to manhood north of Blockton.
On Dec. 31, 1893, he was married to Miss Amanda [Elizabeth] Darling at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. [enry] Darling north of Bedford. They farmed in the Gay Center neighborhood until December 1913, when they moved to Blockton. About two years later they came to Bedford, when Mr. Swearingen was selected as custodian of the courthouse, a position he still held at the time of his death, thus serving in that capacity for thirty-one years.
Lewis was one of a family of seven sons and six daughters and of these, four sisters survive: Mrs. Ellen [Matilda] Trussel and Mrs. Alice [Laura] Crockett, both of Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. [Jemina] Jane Crockett of Perry, Oklahoma and Mrs. Clara [V.] Crockett of Maitland, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Swearingen had no children, but reared as their own from early childhood a niece, Fay, who was the same as a daughter to them. Fay became the wife of Claude McCrea and passed away in 1935, leaving two children.
Thus are left to mourn besides the wife, two grandchildren, Robert McCrea and Betty Lou, now Mrs. John Leacox, a great grandson, Billie Leacox and Mr. McCrea.
Mr. Swearingen united with the Methodist church in early life and his faith in God was expressed in his integrity and service to others.
Thursday May 13, 1948 p. 4
Obituary- Mrs. Lewis Swearingen
Amanda Elizabeth Darling, daughter of Chas. Henry and Catherine Alice [Murphy] Darling was born at Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, Dec. 30, 1874.
In 1875 she moved with her parents to Taylor County and grew to womanhood in the Gay Center neighborhood.
On Dec. 31, 1893 she was married to Lewis Swearingen at the home of her parents north of Bedford. They farmed in the Gay Center neighborhood until Dec. 1913 when they moved to Blockton. Two years later they moved to Bedford, where she had since made her home for 31 years.
In her youth she gave her heart to God and was baptized in the Methodist church. She was a member of the Bedford Methodist church at the time of her death.
Her home was her field of service. She devoted her life to those of her household she so dearly loved.
The death of her husband on Jan. 16 and failing health made it necessary for her to close her home. On April 6 she went to Shenandoah where she sought medical aid for a heart ailment and rest, and on April 21 entered Hand Hospital, where she passed away May 6 at the age of 73 years, 4 months, 6 days.
She leaves 3 brothers, George L. [ewis] Darling of Inglewood, Calif., Mark T.[odd] Darling of Oakland, Calif., Ned A. [llen] Darling of Kimball, Nebr.; one sister, Ruth Darling Beam of Martindale; a son-in-law, Claude McCrea; two grandchildren, Robert McCrea and Betty Lou Leacox of Shenandoah; nine nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were held at the Bedford Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Russell G. Nye. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery at Shenandoah.
Thursday September 20, 1934
R. S. Swearingen, 71, Dies At Burlington
Richard Sherman Swearingen, 71, for many years a resident of Bedford, died at the hospital in Burlington, Iowa, Saturday evening, Sept. 15, after a short illness.
Funeral services were held in Burlington Tuesday afternoon and the body was brought to Bedford, where services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Swearingen was one of a family of eight children. One sister, Mrs. W. M. Ramsay, with whom he had made his home for the past twenty-five years, survives. With his brother, Will Swearingen, he was engaged in the grocery business in Bedford many years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay accompanied the body to Bedford; also a niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Sewell Townsend of Bucklin, Mo. Mrs. Helen Cobb of Bedford was also a niece of Mr. Swearingen.
Thursday September 4, 1958 p. 4
Mark T. Darling, 71, Former Resident, Dies
Mark Todd Darling, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. [enry] Darling [Catherine Alice Murphy], former residents of Bedford, was born September 19, 1887 near Gay Center in Gay Township, Taylor County, Iowa, and died at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 17 days, on August 2, 1958, at Oakland, California.
Last rites were held August 5, at 3:30 p. m. at the Albert Brown Mortuary in Oakland.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy, at Oakland and his sister, Mrs. Walter H. Beam [Ruth] and husband, at Martindale, Iowa, four sons, nephews and nieces. Preceding him were his parents, five brothers, one sister and a wife, Eula [Kuhn].
Mr. Darling spent his boyhood and young manhood in Bedford, Iowa. He was in the employ of Frank Scane and Ren H. Fuller in the clothing business and with C. E. Paul in a similar business in Bedford. After the death of his mother he went to Sheridan, Wyoming. During World War I he spent some time in the army and later was in business for himself in Kimball, Nebr., and in Oakland, Calif. He was a member of the American Legion post at Oakland.
He spent 36 years in Oakland and for 22 years was manager of the Harrison Hotel there. In January of 1957 he suffered a heart attack and this was given as the cause of his death.
Thursday January 22, 1948 [p. 1]
Ingamells Child Dies of Pneumonia
Steven Wayne, year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland V. Ingamells of north Bedford, died at the home Thursday, January 15, after an illness of a few days. He is survived by his parents, one small brother, Raymond; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. [rank] C. Ingamells of Bedford; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Beard of Swindon, England.
The funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George W. Swan. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Thursday October 19, 1950 p. 4
Rites Held Tuesday For Mrs. Snyder
Mrs. R. [obert] F. [ranklin] Snyder, a resident of Bedford and also of the East Mission community for many years, died at her home in Bedford Sunday, Oct. 15, after having been in failing health for many months.
The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred H. Cowles. Interment was in the mausoleum in Fairview cemetery.
Sarah Jane Woods, daughter of Adam and Eliza Woods, was born in Knoxville, Knox County, Ill., June 4, 1861, being aged 89 years, four months, 11 days at the time of her death.
She was married to Frank Snyder on April 9, 1884. To them were born three children, all of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Sylvia Croy of Bedford, Mrs. Alta Freeman of Omaha, Merle Snyder of Bedford. She is also survived by her husband, eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Bedford Baptist church, and was a faithful worker in the church at East Mission for many years.
Thursday September 9, 1971 [p. 1]
Mrs. Tom Croy Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. T. [homas] O. (Sylvia) Croy, 83, of Bedford were held Wed., Sept. 8 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here. Mrs. Croy died September 5 at Jobe’s Nursing Home in Maryville, Mo. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
He survivors include her husband, Tom, a son, Glen Croy, and a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Ruth) Spencer of Buffalo, New York.
Thursday September 16, 1971 p. 7
Last Rites Held September 8 For Mrs. Tom Croy
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas O. (Sylvia) Croy, 83, lifetime resident of Taylor County, were held September 8 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here, conducted by Carl Cummings. Mrs. Croy died September 5, 1971 at Jobe’s East Haven Nursing Home in Maryville, Mo. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
Sylvia L. Snyder, daughter of Frank [Robert Franklin] and Sarah Jane Woods Snyder, was born December 31, 1887 in Gay Township, Taylor County, Iowa. She moved with her parents when she was a very small girl to the farm in the East Mission community where she grew to adulthood.
She was united in marriage to Thomas O. [scar] Croy February 26, 1908 at the home of the bride’s parents in Bedford, Iowa; and they were the parents of two children, Glenn and Ruth.
She lived her entire life in Taylor County where they were engaged in farming until moving to Bedford several years ago; and where they had continued to reside. Ill health had caused nursing home care the past few months.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Merle Snyder.
Left to cherish memories are her husband, Thomas O. [scar] Croy; one son, Glenn, and his wife, Leta, of Buffalo, N. Y., one daughter, Ruth, and her husband, Glen Spencer, also of Buffalo, N. Y.; three grandchildren: Patricia Ann Weaver, Beatrice McCumiskey and David Eugene Spencer; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alta Freeman of San Leandro, Calif.; other relatives and many friends.
She was a member of the Bedford Baptist Church for over 50 years.
Mrs. Croy was a kind and considerate wife, mother, sister and friend, and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Thursday December 2, 1971 p. 3
Rites Held Here Nov. 27 For Tom Croy
Funeral services for Thomas Oscar Croy, 85, of Bedford, held November 27 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were conducted by Carl Cummings. Mr. Croy died November 23, 1971 at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
Thomas O. [scar] Croy, son of Abraham and Martha Jones Croy, was born in Union County, Iowa, November 25, 1885. He moved to Taylor County, Iowa when he was sixteen years of age and here he grew to adulthood.
On February 26, 1908 he was united in marriage to Sylvia Snyder at the home of the bride’s parents in Bedford and to them were born two children, Glenn and Ruth.
He followed the occupation of farming in the Bedford area, later moving into Bedford where he operated a truck for a time and then served as deputy sheriff of Taylor County for a number of years before his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife who passed away September 5, 1971, and he was the last member of his family of 13 brothers and sisters.
Left to cherish memories are his children, Glenn and his wife Leta of Buffalo, N. Y.; Ruth Spencer and her husband, Glen, of Kenmore, N. Y.; three grandchildren: Patricia Weaver of Idleburg, Germany, Beatrice McCumiskey of Anchorage, Alaska, and David E. [ugene] Spencer of Largo, Florida; eight great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Thursday May 23, 1912 p. 4
Madison M. Remington
M. [adison] M. [arion] Remington, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] J. Remington, died Sunday at the home of his parents in this city. A short funeral service was held at the home Monday afternoon at the conclusion of which the remains were taken to Hopkins, Mo., for interment. The services in Hopkins were conducted by Rev. W. B. Thompson, pastor of the Methodist church of this city.
Madison M. Remington was born in Polk Township, Taylor County, Iowa, September 22, 1864. March 28, 1889, he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie D. [ell] Bonar. To this union, two daughters, Lois and Lottie, were born. Mrs. Remington died February 29, 1912. Mr. Remington had recently united with the Methodist church in Bedford and was noted for his clean and upright manner of living. His death was caused by tetanus, which followed an accident in which he ran a rusty nail into his foot. The surviving relatives are Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] J. Remington, of this city; and Lottie Remington, of this city; Charles [Edward] Remington, of Klamath Falls, Ore.; Frank Remington, of Lake, Ore.; Mrs. J. [ohn] A. Flynn [Minerva] and Mrs. E. [lmer] E. [llsworth] Hagan [Laura Ella] of Twin Falls, Ida.; and Mrs. Eva Ryan of Denver, Col.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 23, 1912 [p. 1]
Dies From Lockjaw
The community was again shocked by the announcement on the streets Sunday morning that M. [adison] M. [arion] Remington had died during the night. Many of his close friends had not heard of his illness until his death was reported. A few days before he had stepped on a nail which passed through the sole of his shoe and penetrated his foot. The wound, though painful, gave him little concern and he kept about his work until Wednesday, when the symptoms of tetanus, or locked-jaw appeared. From this time he grew worse rapidly, suffering intensely until relieved by death Sunday morning.
Madison M. Remington was born in Polk Township, Taylor County, Iowa, September 22, 1864, and died in Bedford Sunday morning, May 19, 1912, at the age of 47 years, 7 months and 27 days.
On the 18th day of March, 1889 he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie D. [ell] Bonar in this county, and who preceded him to the better country by but a few brief weeks, having died February 29, 1912. Two daughters, Lois and Lottie, blest this union, both of whom, with his aged parents, two brothers and three sisters, are spared to mourn their unusual bereavement. The two brothers live, one at Klamath Falls and the other at Lake, Oregon. Two of the sisters, Mrs. J.[ohn] A. Flynn [Minerva] and Mrs. E. [lmer] E. [llsworth] Hagan [Laura Ella] live at Twin Falls, Idaho, the other, Mrs. Eva Ryan, lives at Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Remington had recently united with the Methodist church in Bedford.
He was a pure minded and upright man and many deeply mourn his departure.
Monday afternoon a short service was held at the residence of his parents in Bedford, conducted by the Rev. Wm. B. Thompson, who also accompanied the funeral party to Hopkins, Mo., where he preached the funeral sermon. Interment was by the side of his recently deceased wife in the Hopkins cemetery.
Thursday November 7, 1912 p. 5
Mrs. B. J. Remington
Mrs. B. [enjamin] J. Remington died at her home in this city Sunday, at the age of 75 years. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal church, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. B. Thompson.
Angeline Hendy was born in Sullivan County, Ind., January 22, 1837. When she was 18 years of age she moved to Parke County, Ind., at which place she was united in marriage to B. [enjamin] J. Remington, Nov. 22, 1860. Shortly after their marriage they moved to their farm six miles southwest of Bedford where they lived until they moved to town. To this union were born twelve children. Six died in infancy, and Madison died May 19, 1912. The remaining children are Mrs. Eva Ryan, Denver, Col.; Frank Remington, Lake, Oregon; Charles [Edward] Remington, Vancouver, British Columbia; Mrs. Minerva Flynn, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mrs. [Laura] Ella Hagan, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Taylor County Herald
Thursday March 9, 1944 p. 4
Eva Remington was born August first, 1861, on the farm southwest of Bedford and passed away February ninth, 1944, aged 82 years, six months and nine days. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Angeline [Hendy] Remington. She was the oldest of 12 children. On March 31, 1888, she was united in marriage to George Ryan of Denver. Rev. E. W. McDade of the Bedford M. E. Church performed the ceremony. They moved to Denver, where to them was born one child, Georgelia Johnson, who survives. She was a good singer and was called upon to sing at many funerals. She studied music under Spencer Noble, Prof. Fidler, and Prof. Whiteman (Paul Whiteman’s father). She cared for the sick and in one home in the country her friend asked her to play and sing until she passed to the great beyond. She was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Church, also of Denver. She is survived by her daughter, Georgella Johnson and three grandchildren and six great grandchildren of Denver and one sister, Mrs. Minerva Flynn of Twin Falls, Idaho and one sister, Mrs. Ella Hagan and one brother, Charles [Edward] Remington of Bedford. Funeral and burial at Denver.