Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan



Francis Drake Ransom (1871-1961) and Lucy A. Kingdon (1869-1939)

Francis Drake Ransom was born 22 December 1871 in Almira township, Benzie County, Michigan, son of Elijah Ransom and Edna Fillmore. He was married on 25 April 1891 in Grand Traverse County to Lucy A Kingdon. Lucy was born 25 December 1869 in Watseka, Illinois,the daughter of William and Harriet Harris Kingdon. Lucy died in 1939 in Garfield township, Grand Traverse County. After Lucy's death, Francis had a "live-in" named Mildred Liddle. Francis died on 16 December 1961 in Grand Traverse County. Francis and Lucy are buried at Oakwood cemetery, Traverse City.

Children of Francis and Lucy Kingdon Ransom

i. Elijah Leland Ransom II was born 26 February 1892 in Benzie County, Michigan.

ii. Bertha A Ransom was born 16 July 1893 in Benzie County, Michigan.

iii. William McKinley Ransom was born 23 October 1898 in Garfield township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County