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Mike Ransom (#47733418)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo Retired child welfare worker, lives in Albany, Oregon. Scouting, Optimist and genealogy volunteer, working on my RANSOM & STREBIG lines, and my late wife's DURRETT and NETHERCOTT lines.

My "project" is tracking down the 1200 or so alumni of my small High School, which closed in 1971. I maintain a website with as much information as I can find on them, at , and many of my edits and memorials are related to that project (see my virtual cemetery for IHM).

In my "spare" time [?], I've adopted a local cemetery and work on bringing it up-to-date.
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 • 293 Memorials Added
 • 340 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
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Messages left for Mike Ransom (61)[Leave Message]
Kathie L. Webb Blair
RE: Abigail Parrish Curl
Dear Mike,

Sorry for the last name glitch. I meant Abigail Parrish Curl, not Ransom. It's been a long weekend and I can hardly wait until it heats up again towards the end of this week. I don't do as well with the hot weather as I used to and these high temps are doing a number on both me and my sister who lives with me. We are splitting the cost of central air which should be installed just after Labor Day weekend, when it will probably cool down!

With All Sincerity,
Kathie L. Webb Blair
Added by Kathie L. Webb Blair on Aug 22, 2016 1:10 AM
Kathie L. Webb Blair
RE: Abigail Ransom
Dear Mike,

Thank you for the information regarding Abigail Ransom. Is she related to you? If so, would you like me to transfer her to your care? If so, just do an edit giving your ID# along with the request and I'll take care of it as soon as I find it. Minerva Rebecca Curl (1862-1929) married Edwin Milton Burkhart (1859-1920). Edwin was a son of Raymond Sanderson Burkhart (1817-1888), the elder brother of my great, great grandfather, Leander Columbus Burkhart (1823-1875).
Take Care and Thanks for your work on Find A Grave. [By the way, I was a public assistance worker for Adult & Family Services in both West Portland and SE Portland branches until 1986 when my migraines got out of control. If not for them, I'd be retiring in the next few months.]

With All Sincerity, Kathie L. Webb Blair, Portland, Oregon
Added by Kathie L. Webb Blair on Aug 22, 2016 12:50 AM
Ranson, Samuel J, #60122562
Hello, I have transferred this memorial to you as you are obviously family. I am only the researcher for this cemetery. I am certain it is in good hands now.
Thank you for your information.
Sincerely, Dorothy Brandner, Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Assoc.
Added by dlrb on Apr 22, 2016 12:16 PM
RE: Quince
yes after I left the message read your bio here. Good job on trying to keep those people in everyone's thoughts.

Added by B J on Mar 28, 2016 9:37 PM
Hi Mike, thanks for the edits. Are you related to the family?
Added by B J on Mar 28, 2016 1:26 PM
Amalie T
Thank you for looking!
Added by Amalie T on Mar 18, 2016 7:59 PM
Sheila (Horn) Strickler
Michael Strebig
Thanks for the info. Let me know if you find any corrections. I will try to check this out. When I get back to Wrightsville, I will look closer at the stone. The inscription was probably an edit because I usually do not list the transcriptions when I add a stone.
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on Mar 05, 2016 6:23 AM
Elmer Donicht
I found the memorial with the photo and downloaded it. Thanks so much, you're awesome.
Added by Chelsea on Mar 04, 2016 4:13 PM
Elmer Donicht
Thank you so much for finding out that info on Elmer's grave and relaying it to me. I really appreciate it!

Best wishes,
Added by Chelsea on Mar 01, 2016 2:23 PM
Valarie Vine
Capato family (new items)
Wow! Thanks for all the data. I am putting it all in a semblance of order to send to the granddaughter.
Added by Valarie Vine on Dec 27, 2015 2:09 AM
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