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Dr Jack Kennedy Ransom
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1882
Jewell County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1966
Stanislaus County
California, USA


Dr. Jack Kennedy Ransom, 83, a retired medical doctor and former Stanislaus County coroner-public administrator, died Sunday in a Modesto hospital after a long illness.

Masonic funeral services will be held in the Modesto Mortuary at 2 P.M. Wednesday, with the Stanislaus Lodge No. 206, F&AM. officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park in South San Francisco.

Dr. Ransom was a resident of California for 58 years and of Modesto for 48.

He was a captain in the U.S. Army in World War I, a physician and surgeon in Modesto until his retirement from active practice in 1946, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans Association.


For 16 years, from 1938 to 1954, he held the post of coroner and public administrator for the county.

Dr. Ransom was city health officer during the influenza epidemic of 1918 and 1920. He was in charge of an emergency hospital that was set up in the Elks Lodge in the former Tully Building on 10th Street near H Street.

He was born in Kansas, Dec. 29, 1882, the son of Lucius Edgar and Lucetta Ransom. He was educated at Kansas University and the Cooper Medical College in San Francisco.

Dr. Ransom came to Modesto in 1918. His widow, Josephine D. Ransom of Modesto, survives him. His son, Dr. Charles H. Ransom of Garden Grove, an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, also survives. There are three grandchildren.

Source: The Modesto Bee, Published June 26-27, 1966 
Family links: 
  Lucius Edgar Ransom (1847 - 1922)
  Lucetta Minerva Kennedy Ransom (1854 - 1894)
  Josephine Dorothy Rahlmann Ransom (1884 - 1967)*
  Willard St. John Ransom (1876 - 1960)*
  Elon Edgar Ransom (1878 - 1960)*
  Dow Harvey Ransom (1880 - 1946)*
  Jack Kennedy Ransom (1882 - 1966)
  Ella Minerva Ransom Cunningham (1884 - 1949)*
  Charles Abbott Ransom (1886 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
California, USA
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Record added: Jun 01, 2013
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Dr Jack Kennedy Ransom
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In memory of my cousin Jack, grandson of Julius and Minerva (St John) Ransom.
- Holland St John
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014

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