Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan



Perry Hannah Ransom (1892-1972) and his wives Ethel SeCor (1894-1932), Della Monroe (????-1954), and Marie Eley (1896-1985)

Perry Hannah Ransom was born on 18 March 1892 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, son of Elijah Ransom and Edna Fillmore. Perry was married first on 3 November 1913 in Grand Traverse County to Ethel SeCor. Ethel was born on 11 July 1894 at Long Lake, Grand Traverse County, the daughter of Epam and Lean Jaques SeCor. They were divorced. Ethel subsequently married James Tremaine on 19 May 1928. She died 10 September 1932 in Grand Traverse County and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Perry married second on 4 November 1919 to Della (Dill) Monroe. She was born in Hurdland, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Monroe. Her family eventually moved to Kirksville, Missouri. She and Perry divorced and Della died on XX November 1954 in Grand Traverse County. Della was a member of the Baptist church and the Eastern Star Chapter at Central Lake. She is buried in Oakwood cemetery in Traverse City.

He married a third time to Marie Eley in Mexico. Mary was born 9 July 1896 in Rey Key, Indiana. She died 14 February 1985. Perry was a World War I veteran and was a member of the American Legion. He worked for Burns and Wynkoop Chevrolet for many years and was also a deputy sheriff in Leelanau County. Perry died 22 November 1972 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. He is buried in Bingham Cemetery, Leelanau County. Perry had no children.

Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County