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Arthur 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 1929]

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 cheer.
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.  Eighty-two years young, because of a life of service, cheer and faith in God and man." 
Miss Slater was for more than 40 years correspondent for the Ithaca News.  [Died
Sept. 23, 1924]

James 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.  He was a retired lumber mill worker and farmer.  Born Feb. 20, 1853 in the 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 pair 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 operated a thrashing machine.  In October, 1821, at the age of 68, he married Rebecca Runyon of Tennessee at Wellsboro, Pa., and shortly thereafter he 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 failing eyesight and arthritis he was forced to retire.  He is survived by his 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 will be 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 officiating.  Burial will be in the City Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral 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 Audry, Ore.
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 11, 1915]

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