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 Abram Nave Ranney

Abram Nave Ranney

Birth
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 22 Sep 1915 (aged 43)
Biarritz, Departement des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
Burial Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 92764904 · View Source
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Bulletin of Yale University
Obituary Record of Yale Graduates, 1922-1923; New Haven, Conn.; 1923

Abram Nave Ranney was born in Elizabeth, N.J., August 17, 1872, the son of Edward N. Ranney, a merchant, and Emma (Nave) Ranney. He was prepared for college in Dresden and at the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School. He took the course in mechanical and electrical engineering in the Sheffield Scientific School. He had never been engaged in active business in this country, but shortly after graduation went abroad, spending much of the time in travel. In 1908 he was appointed secretary of the committee of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club, which has charge of the Cresta run, and was also manager of the construction of the run. When the war broke out he volunteered his services at the American Embassy in Paris, where he gave his assistance in various ways. His services also included work as a volunteer at the American Hospital at Neuilly. In 1915 he accompanied John W. Garrett, special agent of the Department of State to assist the American Embassy at Paris, on an official tour of inspection of the camps of German and Austro-Hungarian prisoners in France. While making this round of inspection he contracted infectious pneumonia and died from heart failure, after an illness of only a few hours, at Biarritz, on September 22, 1915. Interment was in the cemetery at St. Germain. He was unmarried. His mother and two sisters survive him.

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Abram is mentioned in the book "Those Paris Days: With the World at the Crossroads," by Dr. Samuel N. Watson (1936)


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  • Created by: A.E. Collins
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92764904
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abram Nave Ranney (17 Aug 1872–22 Sep 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92764904, citing Saint Germain-en-Laye Old Communal Cemetery, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by A.E. Collins (contributor 46865818) .