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Ransom James Lasher
Birth: Sep. 6, 1913
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1937
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA


The Body of Ransom Lasher, 26 year old construction laborer who drowned late last Wednesday afternoon in Swirling waters near the site of No. 9 lock and dam on the Allegheny river, was removed from the water at 8:30 o'clock this morning, across the river from Rimerton. The body was floating down stream near the right bank of the river when first seen. York Construction Company offices were advised. Rimer is approximately two to three miles downstream from the point where Lasher lost his life. Coroner M.M. Banks was notified at 10:30 this morning and went to the scene at once for a routine investigation. Lasher, third workman to lose his life in construction work on the giant river job, went under when he stepped from shore and was apparently caught in a whirlpool of the swift current. A numbeer of men were in the crew with which Lasher was working but none saw him after he was pulled beneath the surface, it was reported at the time. The workmen had been engaged in pulling a small float, which had broken away earlier in the day, back upstream.

From: The Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, on Saturday June 5, 1937, Page 1

Funeral services for Ransom J. Lasher of Adrian, will be held Sunday 2 p.m. DST, June 6, at St. Mark's Lutheran church, at Adrian. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving him are his wife, Genevieve; his parents; one daughter; one brother and one sister.

From: The Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, on Saturday June 5, 1937, Page 5

Saturday, June 5, 1937
The body of Ramsom Lasher, a 26-year-old construction laborer, was removed from the Allegheny River opposite the village of Rimerton. Lasher drowned late Wednesday afternoon in swirling water near the site of No., 9 lock and dam, above Rimerton.

From: The Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, on Monday June 5, 1967, Page 6

Ranson James Lasher, aged 23 years, 8 months and 24 days, of Adrian RD1, died at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 2, 1937 in near Rimerton, Madison Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania at the Dam #9 construction works. Mr. Lasher a carpenter was born September 6, 1913 in New York the son of James F. Lasher and Verda Crissman. He is survived by a wife Genevieve. Funeral services were in charge of undertaker Clarence R. Snyder of Cowansville, Pennsylvania. Burial was made on Sunday June 6, 1937 at St. Mark's in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Information was provided by Clair C. Lasher of Adrian RD1.

From: The death certificate of Ranson James Lasher

Correction: Ransom

Married: Genevieve Mae Wood, June 2, 1931 in Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Family links: 
  James Frank Lasher (1885 - 1988)
  Verdie E. Crissman Lasher (1891 - 1977)
  Genevieve Mae Wood McCauley (1913 - 1954)
  Beverly Jean Lasher Fisk (1934 - 2007)*
  Ransom James Lasher (1913 - 1937)
  Clair Cunningham Lasher (1919 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marks Lutheran Church Cemetery
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Mar 03, 2008
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