John J. Ostrander who for the past thirty years has made his home in this vicinity passed away Monday from infirmities caused by old age. He was 77 years of age.
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Mr. Ostrander was born at Norwalk, Connecticut and had traveled considerable before arriving in this country to make his home. He followed the profession of painter and paper hanger for many years. He has made his home for some time past at the Sheets hotel in this city up until his death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday with Rev. S.E. Smutz in charge of the services and the remains were laid to rest in the Prairie Creek cemetery.
The Joseph Herald, June 16, 1932, p. 1
Contributed by: Loreen Wells
Note: John was born in New Canaan CT on March 30, 1862. He was 70 when he died.