Beardsley, 53, died Suddenly at his home in Danby.
Arthur W. Beardsley, 53 prominent merchant and undertaker of Danby,
died suddenly at 4:30 o'clock this morning at his home. The exact
cause of death has not been ascertained but is is thought he may have
suffered a heart attack or a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Beardsley was enjoying his usual good health and his sudden death
came as a shock to his many friends in the village. He attended a
funeral at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and upon his return home
complained of a slight cold. Little attention was paid the
indisposition however, until early this morning when hearing his heavy
breathing, Mrs. Beardsley investigated to offer assistance. He
died a few minutes later.
Surviving are his widow and a daughter, Miss Emma Beardsley of Danby,
his father, Henry D. Beardsley and a sister, Miss Mary S. Beardsley,
also of Danby and a brother, Harry Beardsley of this city.
The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday
afternoon. Rev. Frank B. Tobey will officiate and interment
will be made in the Rural Cemetery, Danby. [dated Sept. 25th
William A. Howland
William A. Howland, 80, Civil War Veteran and life long resident of
Danby, died Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home, following a
brief illness of heart trouble. He served with the 179th
Regiment, New York Volunteers during the Civil War. He was also a
member of Gregg Post of Newfield.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Howland, one son, Leroy Baker
Howland and a grandson, William Howland of Danby: two sisters, Mrs.
Emma King of Newfield and Mrs. Merton Gibbs of Buffalo.
The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the
residence with Rev. Frank B. Tobey, pastor of the Congregational Church
of Danby officiating. Interment will be in the Rural Cemetery at
Danby. [Dated Sept. 21, 1924]
Miss Melvina A. Slater
Miss Melvina A. Slater, 82, died at midnight last night at her home in
West Slaterville. She was born and had always resided in the
village. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. O. C. Hazen of Caroline
Center, and Mrs. F. R. Wade of Newark.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the
residence with the Rev. Mr. Porter officiating. Interment will be
made in the Mulks cemetery, Slaterville Springs.
Many Pay Tribute to Late Melvina Slater
Yesterday, a beautiful autumn day, symbolic of a full life at its
close, a simple, unostentatious service in keeping with her life, was
held for Miss Melvina Slater in the little hamlet of West
Slaterville. Prayer service, conducted by her brother-in-law,
Rev. Mr. Wade, of Newark, N. Y. was held at the home in which
practically her entire life had been spent, and later a brief funeral
service was held from the Slaterville Springs M. E. Church, Rev. Mr.
Porter officiating, of which she was a lifelong member.
Mrs. Slater was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Slater, who had
always resided in Tompkins County. Miss Slater is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. Oliver C. Hazen of Caroline Center and Mrs. Frank R. Wade
of Newark, N. Y. who has been constant in her care during the period of
her sister's failing health.
Miss Slater received her education in the Buffalo Normal School in
rural communities. Her alert mind, her unfailing loyalty to a
friend, her charity toward all, endeared her to those who knew her and
made her humble home, surrounded by old fashioned flowers and vines, a
haven or refuge where one might seek strength, loving counsel and good
Of her a friend writes: "Victor Hugo says. " People do not lack
strength, they lack will". Miss Slater, though frail in body,
possessed a strong, brave spirit which nothing daunted.
years young, because of a life of service, cheer and faith in God and
Miss Slater was for more than 40 years correspondent for the Ithaca
News. [Died Sept. 23, 1924]
P. Ryant Dies at 97
James Philander Ryant, 97
years old, resident of Slaterville Springs, died early today at the
home of his nephew, Byron D. Ryant, with whom he made his home.
a retired lumber mill worker and farmer. Born Feb. 20, 1853 in
Town of Danby, he was the oldest of nine children born to Charles and
Juliette Hugg Ryant. At the age of 14 he started as a lumber mill
worker with his father who was head sawyer at the Edwin Dodge mill on
Coy Hill, three miles north of Spencer. It was his job to drive a
of colts used in hauling logs to the mill. When the Lehigh Valley
Railroad decided to extend its line to Ithaca from North Spencer, Ryant
drove his team for the grading work and for hauling stone for culverts
and bridge foundations. Between seasons on the farm he also
thrashing machine. In October, 1821, at the age of 68, he married
Rebecca Runyon of Tennessee at Wellsboro, Pa., and shortly thereafter
retired to a farm the couple had purchased in the Land of Canaan, Town
of Caroline. He operated this farm until 1944, when due to
eyesight and arthritis he was forced to retire. He is survived by
wife, Mrs. Rebecca Jane Ryant; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Knauppenburg of
Pine Valley and Mrs. Louisa Northrup of Chicago, Ill, a step-daughter,
Mrs. Mildred Ryant of Slaterville Springs; a step-son Berry Runyon of
Ithaca, RD 4, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
at 2 p.m. Monday at the Leon A. Oltz Funeral Home, 102 S. Geneva St.,
with the Rev. H. E. Cole of the Tabernacle Baptist Church
Burial will be in the City Cemetery. Friends may call at the
home Saturday afternoon and evening.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Carrie Yaple
Largely Attended Danby - The funeral of Mrs. Carrie Yaple, held from her home
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock , the Rev. Thomas G. Miller
officiating, was largely attended by relatives and friends. Mrs.
Yaple the widow of Ernest Yaple, whose death occurred five years
ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Yaple's deaths occurred from the home in
which they came as bride and bridegroom 43 years ago. Mrs. Yaple
was a member of the Congregational Church and an active member of the
circle of King's Daughters, of which she had been a member since its
organization many years ago. She was also a member of the
Grange. Many beautiful floral tributes expressed the regard of
friends and societies. Relatives were present from Weedsport,
Binghamton and Ithaca. The bearers were Charles Vose, Walter
Arsenault, Ray Young, Elmer Black, Claude Pierce and Ernest
Sincebaugh. Burial was in King Cemetery. Surviving is a
daughter, Mrs. Walter Swartout, and a grandson, Ernest Swartout.
Mrs. Martin D. Hardin of Ithaca, [clipping was cut at this part of
write up] No date was listed in clipping. [King's Cemetery
has the following headstones: Yaple, Ernest 1866-1928 Carrie
Seymour, wife of Ernest Yaple 1870 -1933]
Mrs. Elosia L. Wool
Mrs. Elosia L. Wool, 73, wife of R. Homer Wool, president - treasurer
of the Wool-Scott Bakery Inc., died at midnight Sunday at her summer
home at West Slaterville. She is survived by her husband; a
daughter, Mrs. H. C. Strahan of Poughkeepsie, and two
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday
at the home in West Slaterville. The Rev. Henry P. Horton, pastor
of St. John's Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Wool was a member, will
officiate. Burial will be in the West Slaterville
Cemetery. [dated May 7, 1934] James A. Bower James A. Bower died this morning in Trumansburg. Funeral
services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, in the
home of his son, Charles W. Bower, Cayuga Street, Trumansburg.
Burial will be in Hayts Cemetery. [Dated 1933]
Katherine Williams, Formerly of Danby
Dies in N. Carolina
Danby - A telegram was received by B. J. Jennings Monday announcing the
death of Miss Katherine Williams, 78, at Farm School, N. C. Miss
Williams was a native of this place and a resident here most of
her life, until she removed to Farm School several years ago to reside
with her sister, Miss Elizabeth Williams. She died on Monday
morning after a brief illness. She is survived by her sister with
whom she resided and a brother, Walter Williams of Michigan. The
sister, Miss Elizabeth Williams, and a brother, Nelson Williams, whose
death occurred four years ago, were connected with the Ashville Farm
School for boys for more than 25 years and on retiring from the school,
built a home at Farm School, where they permanently resided. The
funeral of Miss Williams was held on Wednesday afternoon, with burial
here. [dated 1933]
James L. Tryon
James L. Tryon, 80, for many years a resident of Danby and the Town of
Caroline, died Monday at the home of Frink [sic] Hutching in
Harford. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the Caroline Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will
be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Caroline. He is survived by two
nieces, Mrs. Berton Middaugh of Ithaca and Mrs. Francis C. Smith of
Danvers, Mass. [No date on clipping]
Mrs. Ella Tryon
Mrs. Ella Tryon of Caroline, died at 9 o'clock on Sunday evening, June
19, at her home. Mrs. Tryon was born 71 years ago, the daughter
of James and Candace Heffron, and has always lived in the home where
she died. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday
afternoon, June 22, at the home. Interment will be in
Caroline. She is survived by her husband, James L. Tryon and
numerous cousins. [No
date on clipping]
Aged Woman Is Found Dead in Bed Mrs. Emma L. Ostrander Succumbs
to Heart Disease - Funeral to Be Held Sunday Afternoon.
Mrs. Emma L. Ostrander of 410 West Green Street was found dead in bed
this morning. The cause of death is stated to be heart
disease. Mrs. Ostrander had not been in good health for some
time, but was feeling better than usual when she retired last
night. This morning she did not arise, and the Misses Celia and
Lillian Ackles, who lived with her prepared breakfast and called
her. There was no response and becoming alarmed they called in a
neighbor, and summoned a physician. It was found Mrs. Ostrander
had been dead several hours. She was 68 years old.
She leaves four sisters, Mrs. John Shaw, Baker City, Ore.; Mrs. Frank
Mineah, Freeville; Mrs. Lewis Towner and Mrs. Catherine Korts of this
city, and four brothers, Martin F. Elliott, Columbus, Ga.; Theodore
Elliott, Lestershire, and Boyd C. Elliiott and Lewis E. Elliott of
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, from the
home. The Rev. B. Frank Tobey of Danby will officiate.
Interment will be in the Curtiss Cemetery at Danby. [dated July