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The Daily News Obituaries
December 1907


This morning we chronicle the death of Mrs. RYAN, mother of Capt. J. RYAN, Spaniard's Bay, which occurred at her residence, Tuesday night, after an illness of a few weeks. Deceased had reached the ripe age of 89 years, and during the summer and fall months was actively engaged at farm work, assisting in sowing and taking in the crops. For a woman who has outlived the allotted span by almost a score of years, she possessed remarkable vitality up to two months previous to death. Her memory was unimpaired, and with preciseness, she could relate happenings of eighty years ago. She resided in Spaniard's bay all her life time, and her hospitality and charity was such as made her famed not only in the settlement, but throughout Conception Bay, and in St. John's as well. Her husband, one of the pioneer fishermen and sealkillers of Conception Bay, predeceased her many years ago. Captains James RYAN and John RYAN, Mrs. J. M. CLEARY and Mrs. J. CAIN, sons and daughters, survive. The funeral takes place to-morrow at Spaniard's Bay.
Source: The Daily News
Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, Volume 5, Image: 135, Line: 3
Ellen Ryan, died: December 11, 1907 @ Spaniard's Bay and is buried there.
Cause of death: Natural
Age: 87 yrs.



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