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Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan

 

 

John Hans Ransom (1875-1909) and Della Bryan (1876-1961)

John Hans Ransom was born on 8 April 1875 at Almira township, Benzie County, Michigan, son of Elijah Ransom and Edna Fillmore. He married on 25 December 1897 Della Bryan. Della was born on August 1876 at Lake Ann, Benzie County, Michigan, the daughter of George and Ann Abbe or Abby Bryan. John died 31 March 1909 Garfield township, Grand Traverse County and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery. Della remarried on 20 April 1909 in Grand Traverse County to Lewis C Nelson. She was married a third time to ------ Paul. Della died 1 June 1961.

Children of John and Della Bryan Ransom

i. Margaret Nellie Ransom was born on 23 February 1899 in Garfield township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

ii. Bessie May Ransom was born on 30 May 1902 in Garfield township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

iii. Jessie Ruth Ransom was born in 1904 in Michigan. She died on 7 November 1918 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan at the family home at 221 West Tenth Street. The Traverse City Record Eagle reported on XX November 1918 that she had spent the majority of her life near Traverse City and had returned from Detroit about a month prior to her death. She was described as having a "sunny disposition."

iv. Pearl Ria Ransom was born 22 April 1906 in Garfield township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. She died from rickets on 1 March 1908 in Garfield township. The Traverse City Record Eagle reported her death on 2 March 1908.

"WAS ILL A YEAR

Pearl, the 2-Year-Old Daughter of

Mrs. Della Ransom, Died Early

Yesterday Morning

Pearl, the 2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Della Ransom, died at 3'o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home near the power house, after an illness of 10 months. Nearly a year ago the little one was taken with measles and whooping cough, which left her in a very weak condition, and she gradually failed. The father, John Ransom, died about a year ago.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home, the Rev. J. W. Miller officiating. The remains were interred in Oakwood by the side of the father."

Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County