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Maj Jacob Henry Ransom
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Birth: 1847
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1924
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Published in the June 7, 1924 Carthage Evening Press

J. H. RANSOM PASSES AWAY
FORMER CARTHAGE MAN DIES IN TEXAS

Well Known as Railroad Promoter - Burial Will Be Made Here


Word was received here this morning of the death of J. H. Ransom of Houston, Texas, formerly of Carthage. He was about 85 years old and had been in failing health several years.
Mrs. Ransom is a sister of Mrs. Ed Gerkey and Mrs. B. Werner and an aunt of E. M. Yancey of Carthage. The wife is the sole survivor.
Mr. Ransom was a railroad promoter and was widely known in rail circles throughout the southwest, having been instrumental in the building of several lines.
The body will be brought to Carthage and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Gerkey home, 522 East Chestnut street.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerkey, who have been in Kansas City this week, are expected home today. they are making the trip by motor.

Photo at right:
Marriage announcement published in the October 30, 1890 edition of the Carthage Weekly Press newspaper in Carthage, MO.

Civil War background

Jacob N. Ransom
CONFEDERATE REGULAR TROOPS
1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, CSA

Side Confederate
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ada C. Yancey Ransom (1866 - 1947)
 
Inscription:

Company K
1 Cherokee MTD
Volunteers
CSA


 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 28 Lot 29 Sp 10
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Nov 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44986431
Maj Jacob Henry Ransom
Added by: NJBrewer
 
Maj Jacob Henry Ransom
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Maj Jacob Henry Ransom
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- JMW
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013

- JMW
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013
The American people, North and South, went into the [Civil] war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects what they thus lost they have never got back. H.L. Mencken
- NJBrewer
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012
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