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Ransom Scott Respess
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1902
Death: May 3, 1971

Ransom Scott Respess (called Scott) was the youngest child and son of Marcus Lafayette "Tobe" Respess (1843-1916) and Margaret Robertson "Dena" Respess (1862-1917). He married Grace Rich Respess in 1923 and fathered three children, Scott Laverne Respess (1924-1998), Ruby Respess Sharp (1926-1999), and Ralph Gillespie Respess (1928-1995). He helped build the levee on the Mississippi River that followed the Flood of 1927. After that he worked for Desoto County as a gravel truck driver. At retirement, he helped care for his wife who was invalided by diabetes which resulted in her blindness. He passed away from a heart attack at the age of 69 years. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marcus Lafayette Respess (1843 - 1916)
  Margaret Robertson Respess (1862 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Rich Respess (1905 - 1981)
 
 Children:
  Ralph Gillespie Respess (1928 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Elizabeth Respess Brown (1870 - 1928)**
  Lula Victoria Respess Taylor (1874 - 1949)**
  Effie B Respess (1875 - 1909)**
  Washington Lafayette Respess (1876 - 1958)**
  S E Respess (1879 - 1889)**
  Pinkie Melvine Respess Pollan-Morgan (1882 - 1963)**
  John Bunyan Respess (1886 - 1972)**
  Margaret Respess Elliott (1891 - 1972)*
  Mary Frances Respess Garner (1893 - 1984)*
  Joe Respess (1895 - 1909)*
  Norman Wesley Respess (1897 - 1987)*
  Ransom Scott Respess (1902 - 1971)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
New Bethlehem Church Cemetery
Horn Lake
DeSoto County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Karl Respess
Originally Created by: CindyS
Record added: Jul 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28458143
Ransom Scott Respess
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Ransom Scott Respess
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Ransom Scott Respess
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 Added: Feb. 23, 2017
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- Gwen Respess Sanders
 Added: Jan. 1, 2017

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