The Ranny Family, Generation
Middletown Upper Houses
a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct.
from 1650 to 1800
with genealogical and biographical chapters
on early families.
Charles Collard Adams
New York: Grafton Press, 1908.
[transcribed by Liz Matthews]
351 Ozias7 Ranney (brother to Joel), b. Oct. 13, 1817, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Dec. 14, 1842, Stafford, N. Y., Abbie Bethiah Northrup, b. Rome, N. Y.; d. Apr. 6, 1873, Stafford, dau. of Joshua Northrup and Harriet Ward. He was a farmer and d. Feb. 18, 1847, Stafford.
Marian Charlotte, b. Mar. 9, 1845; m. Feb. 20, 1867, Adelbert William Reddish, b. May 7, 1842, Warsaw, N. Y., Corporal Co. A, 9th New York Cav., Sept., 1861-Aug., 1865; res. Rokeby, Neb.
Oscar Dudley, b. Aug. 17, 1875, unm.
Clarence Victor, b. Aug. 9, 1879; m. Apr. 12, 1904, Mary Grimm, b. Apr. 4, 1876, dau. of Henry Grimm and Elizabeth Sutter.
351a John Alden7 Ranney (Luther6, Francis5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 6, 1828, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Oct. 23, 1847, Caroline Whittemore Belding, b. Aug. 28, 1828, Ashfield, Mass., d. Feb. 21, 1894, Santa Fe, New Mex., dau. of David Belding and Betsy Thayer, both of Ashfield. Contractor, Rep., Univ. Res. Salina, Kan.
Darwin David, b. Sept. 5, 1850; m. May 20, 1875, Sarah Mark. Res. Utah.
604a Carrie Eloise, b. Feb. 8, 1854; m. Charles A. Frederick.
604b John Alden, b. Dec. 1, 1859.
Alda Gertrude, b. June 8, 1862; d. Aug. 9, 1871.
Lillian Agnes, b. Sept. 3, 1865; m. James Lester. He d. ----------. She res. Council Bluff, Ia.
Bessie Grace, b. July 25, 1868; d. Oct. 2, 1870.
352 Luther Boardman7 Ranney (Comfort6, Comfort5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov 28, 1809, Hudson, O.; d. Nov. 10, 1890, Hudson; m. (1) Jan. 12, 1833, Richfield, O., Sally Maria Carter, b. ----------; d. July 29, 1846; m. (2) Apr. 6, 187--, Caroline Clapp, b. ----------; d. May 26, 1895, dau. of Richard Clapp and Anna Alvord from North Thompson, Mass. After Mr. Ranney’s father’s death the farm was sold out of the family and desiring to regain it he went to work for Deacon Hudson for $5 a month. In due time he purchased the farm whereon he had been born and he lived on it till his death, leaving it to a son and daughter, both of whom reside on it; the name “Floramen” being descriptive of its features. It is a well-cultivated farm. Mr. Ranney was well versed in the Bible, and having a retentive memory he seemed to have learned it by heart. His portrait shows him as he was at 80 years of age.
Children by 1st marriage:
Martha Ann, b. Feb. 27, 1834; d. unm. July 3, 1855.
Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1836; m. Willis Leach.
605 Comfort, b. Feb. 7, 1838.
Harriet Sophia, b. Sept. 5, 1841; d. Apr. 12, 1907; m. ---------- Leach, who res. Elsie, Mich.
Sarah Maria, b. Jan. 30, 1844; unm.; res. on the farm with her brother, Luther Kelsey.
Julia Ann, b. Jan. 23, 1848; m. J. R. Criss.
606 Luther Kelsey, b. Aug. 19, 1856.
606a Carrie May, b. May 3, 1858; m. Oct., 1877, W. H. Evans.
353 Ruth Leonora7 Ranney (sister to Luther Boardman), b. Dec. 12, 1815, Hudson, O.; m. June 7, 1835, Hiram Volney Bronson, b. Dec. 12, 1811, Hudson, O.; d. Nov. 1, 1881, son of Herman Bronson and Mary Hickok from Connecticut. She d. Oct. 29, 1904, Peninsula, O.
607 Lucy M., b. 1838; m. Dec. 12, 1871, Plimmon Henry Dudley.
608 Emily, b. May 7, 1843; m. Arthur Latham Conger.
Herman, b. Aug. 15, 1846; m. Elizabeth Hazlett; res. Chicago, Ill.
354 Elizabeth Jerusha7 Ranney (sister to Luther Boardman), b. Dec. 29, 1817, Hudson, O.; d. Feb. 20, 1900, Cleveland, O.; m. Apr. 19, 1837, John Ephraim Hulburt, b. Aug. 10, 1815, Madrid, N. Y.; d. July 4, 1885, Cleveland. Merchant, Cong., Rep.
Mary Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1838; d. Oct. 10, 1861; m. Sept. 12, 1859, Alfred Titus Newton.
Nellie, b. June 17, 1860; d. May, 1883.
John Abiram, b. Sept. 12, 1842; d. unm. Feb. 3, 1864.
Elizabeth Maria, b. Oct. 3, 1861, m. Oct. 17, 1885, John Havelock Early; d. May 17, 1905.
Margaret, b. Apr. 18, 1890.
John Hurlbut, b. Sept. 26, 1891.
Edmund Ranney, b. Aug. 28, 1845; m. Apr. 22, 1867, Emily Josephine Aldrich.
Alice May, b. July 6, 1879.
Eva Maria, b. Aug. 13, 1853; m. Oct. 3, 1877, Frank L. Ford, b. Jan. 26, 1853; d. Sept. 28, 1897. Insurance, Rep., Cong. Widow res. Cleveland, O.
Florence Jeannette, b. July 29, 1878.
Elizabeth Ranney, b. July 6, 1882.
Frank Hulburt, b. July 3, 1884 d. Oct. 16, 1884.
Hulburt Ashman, b. Nov. 10, 1887.
Denison, b. Feb. 18, 1890.
355 Moses7 Ranney (brother to Luther Boardman), b. Aug. 12, 1819, Boston, O.; d. June 24, 1895, Macedonia, O.; m. Mar. 20, 1843, Cleveland, O., Miranda Rogers, b. Oct. 23, 1826, dau. of Whitelaw Rogers, and Martha Thayer of Vt. The widow in good health res. at Macedonia, O. He became a blacksmith, having been bound out at 14 to learn the trade. Was remarkably entertaining as a story teller.
Edward George, b. Dec. 21, 1843, Peninsula, O., died on battlefield of Gettysburg, July 6, 1863. Had served two years.
Luther J., b. June 20, 1848; d. Feb. 10, 1854.
609 Frank Moses, b. Dec. 23, 1852.
610 Jake Luther, b. July 10, 1855.
610a Fred Egbert, b. Mar. 28, 1858.
356 Charlotte Sophia7 Ranney (George6, William5, John4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. June 1, 1813, Pike Township, Bradford Co., Pa.; m. July 16, 1854, Kirtland, O., Christopher Gore Crary, b. Jan. 22, 1806, Becket, Mass. His parents rem. 1811 to Western Reserve. He d. Mar. 11, 1895, Kirtland; farmer, Rep., and Cong., was author of “Pioneer’s Reminiscences.” She was Cong. and d. Oct. 14, 1894, Kirtland.
William Ranney, b. Oct. 22, 1855, Kirtland, O.; m. Sept. 24, 1884, Stapleton, Iowa, Carrie May Davis, b. Sept. 24, 1860, Stapleton, dau. of Edmund Willis Davis and Caroline Matilda Randall. P. of H., Dem., farmer and business; res. Kirtland, O.
Charlotte Beecher, b. Apr. 12, 1886, student of Oberlin College.
Marion Davis, b. Sept. 27, 1892.
357 Charles Ebenezer7 Ranney (Ores6, Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. June 20, 1827, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Dec. 20, 1853, Stockbridge, N. Y., Elizabeth Snell, b. June 10, 1833, Stockbridge, N. Y., dau. of Frederick Snell and Eva Starr. Farmer, Dem.; d. Dec. 3, 1894, Stockbridge, N. Y.
611 Eva May, b. June 30, 1855; m. (1) Edward Stewart; (2) Elmer Eaton.
Alice Jane, b. June 3, 1859; d. Dec. 10, 1859.
Harriet Marion, b. July 20, 1860; unm.; res. Vernon Center, N. Y.
Frederick Charles, b. Feb. 28, 1875; d. Apr. 4, 1875.
358 Hiram H.7 Ranney (Hiram6, Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 17, 1842, Mohawk, N. Y.; m. July 4, 1860, Little Falls, N. Y., Maryette Warner, b. Jan. 14, 1841, Mohawk, dau. of James Warner and Maria Hammond descended from the Boston Tea Party clan. Machinist and tool maker, retired, Treas. Of Co., F. & A. M., 3? -33? -96? Egyptian Rite, Rep., Bapt.; wife is O. E. S.; res. Mohawk, N. Y.
612 Marcus Hiram, b. Sept. 27, 1862.
613 John C., b. Aug. 13, 1876.
Bernice C., b. June 9, 1873; d. Mar. 13, 1874.
Charles Garfield, b. June 8, 1880; grad. 1904, Renssalaer Poly. School; F. & A. M., with State survey; res. Mohawk, N. Y.
359 Warren7 Ranney (brother to Hiram H.), b. Sept. 3, 1846, Mohawk, N. Y.; m. Mar. 6, 1870, Mohawk, Mary Zurena Kingsbury, b. Feb. 28, 1852, Utica, N. Y., dau. of John Kingsbury and Cornelia Bates. Rep., F. & A. M., farmer; res. Mohawk, N. Y.
Alma May, b. Dec. 25, 1870; m. E. C. Quackenbush; res. Mohawk, N. Y.
Myron, b. Sept. 16, 1872; d. Mar. 17, 1875.
Warren Kingsbury, b. Feb. 16, 1876; res. Brooklyn, N. Y.
Son, b. Nov. 28, 1881; d. Sept. 15, 1882.
Earl D., b. May 7, 1887.
360 Abbie Deette7 Ranney (Oliver Russell6, Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 5, 1847, Stockbridge, N. Y.; m. Aug. 9, 1866, Oneida, N. Y., Walter Robert Lowe, b. Apr. 12, 1841, Buxton, England, son of Thomas Lowe and Martha Ann Thaxter, who came to the U. S. in 1849. He is a contractor and builder; res. Oneida, N.Y.
Russell Walter, b. Mar. 19, 1868; m. Aug. 12, 1891, Mary Louise Beers, Ridgefield, Conn.; grad. New York Med. Coll.; served in Bridgeport Hospital, settled in Ridgefield, Conn.
Gilbert Ranney, b. July 10, 1894; res. Ridgefield, Conn.
Agnes Elizabeth Lowe, b. May 7, 1872, Oneida, N. Y.; m. Jan. 8, 1895, Oneida, N. Y., Henry Bennett Doxtader.
Helen Agnes, Hattie Louise, Russell, Delilah Abbie.
361 Norton William7 Bingham (Almeda Pamelia6 Ranney, Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 4, 1841, Valley Mills, N. Y.; m. Jan. 1, 1880, Oneida, N. Y., Ellen Jane Tubbs, b. Dec. 10, 1859, Vienna, N. Y., dau. of Willard Tubbs and Kate Laughlin. At age of 7 Mr. Tubbs rem. from Conn. to Oneida Lake, N.Y., where he d. Mar. 4, 1885; res. Oneida, N. Y.
Walter Earl, b. Sept. 4, 1882; d. Sept. 30, 1883.
362 Henry Clay7 Ranney (Elijah Warren6, Rufus5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. June 1, 1829, Freedom O.; m. Sept. 19, 1853, Ravenna, O., Helen Augusta Burgess, b. May 20, 1834, Ravenna, O., dau. of Thomas Scott Burgess and Amelia Coolman (dau. of Hon. Wm. Coolman). Mrs. Ranney, an active member of St. Paul’s Epis. Ch., was subject to heart trouble, and died suddenly Nov. 26, 1904. Their golden wedding scene is given herewith.
The father of Mr. Ranney dying when our subject was but six years of age, he was adopted into the family of the Hon. R. P. Ranney, then a rising young lawyer of Jefferson, Ohio. He was at once placed in school and given a good education, and then entered the office of his uncle, Rufus P. Ranney, where he began the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1852, and immediately entered into practice at Warren, Ohio, in the office of Judge Birchard. He was afterwards associated with his uncle, John L. Ranney, at Ravenna, with whom he remained until the death of the latter.
In 1874 he came to Cleveland, and entered into partnership with his uncle, Rufus P., and cousin, John R. Ranney. Since 1890 Mr. Ranney has been engaged in practice alone.
In 1862 Mr. Ranney was appointed by President Lincoln, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers with rank of captain, and assigned to duty on the staff of General E. B. Tyler, commanding the first brigade, third division, fifth army corps of the Army of the Potomac. This position he held about two years, during which he participated in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He then resigned on account of ill health, and, returning to Ravenna, resumed his practice, devoting himself assiduously thereto ever since.
Mr. Ranney has never sought or held a public salaried office of any kind though he has on frequent occasions been solicited to stand for election to the bench and to Congress.
No lawyer in northern Ohio has a wider circle of close and lasting friendship among his legal brethren on the bench and at the bar than has Mr. Ranney, and no lawyer in the state has a higher standing at the bar than he. Mr. Raney has for many years been closely identified with the leading movements for the advancement of culture in the literature and art in his home city. His known sympathy with such movements, and his unquestioned probity, together with his reputation for safe and conservative business methods, have made him the natural choice as trustee for the many donations of generous-minded persons who have devoted large sums of money to such purposes, and his own wide culture, derived from study and extensive travel in his own country and abroad, render his services invaluable as custodian of these important interests.
Mr. Ranney was one of the founders of the Western Reserve School of Design, and is president of the Cleveland Museum of Art. He is a life trustee of Case Library, and holds an LL. D. from Kenyon College. He did excellent work as a trustee of the Cleveland Free Library. He is a former president of the Cleveland, Canton & Southern Railway Company, and a life member of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ranney is a 32? Mason, and belongs to the Army and Navy Corps, the Army of the Potomac, and is a companion of the Loyal Legion. He is a member of the Union, Country, Euclid, Rowfant, Church, Castalia, Golf, and University Clubs of Cleveland, and the National Art Club. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar, and the Cleveland Bar Associations, also a trustee of the John Huntington Benevolent trust, the Art and Polytechnic Trust, and a member of the State Board of Charities; a director of The Guardian Savings & Trust Company, The Citizens Savings & Trust Company, the Society for Savings, Continental Sugar Company, and of the Cleveland & Pittsburg Railroad Company. He is an Episcopalian, and senior warden of St. Paul’s Church.
Mr. Ranney is one of those men whose lives are full of unsought honors of the truest sort, and the solid, substantial, and permanent rewards of unselfish lives. The love and confidence of all who know him are the crown of a long, useful, and successful career. Res. Cleveland, O.
614 Amelia Coolman, b. Aug. 7, 1855; m. Horace Bassett Corner.
Emily Adele, b. Dec. 27, 1857; d. Nov. 22, 1858.
Henry Percival, b. Oct. 30, 1859; d. Jan. 21, 1880.
615 Helen Gertrude, b. May 10, 1866; m. Fred. T. Sholes.
Mary Clewell, b. May 10, 1868; d. Aug. 19, 1883.
Julia Kathrine, b. Sept. 25, 1871; d. Aug. 10, 1891; unm.
616 Helen Burgess, b. Jan. 19, 1878; m. Dr. Large.
364 Charles Percival7 Ranney (Rufus Percival6, Rufus5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 7, 1847, Warren, O.; m. Feb. 12, 1873, Cleveland, O., Alice Gregory Benedict, b. Dec. 12, 1851, Cleveland, dau. of Edwin G. Benedict and Philena Osborn. Retired attorney, Epis. Res. Cleveland, O.
Rufus Percival, b. May 24, 1874; m. ---------- Sawyer. Res. Cleveland, O.
616a Cornelia Alice, b. July 6, 1875; m. John N. Stockwell, Jr.
Constance Ethel, b. Mar. 6, 1882; d. same year.
Alice Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1894.
365 John Rufus7 Ranney (Rufus Percival6, Rufus5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 5, 1851, Warner, O.; d. June 4, 1901, Cleveland, O.; m. Nov. 17, 1881, Cleveland, O., Mary Luggett, b. Cuyahoga Falls, O., dau. of David Luggett, b. Scarborough, Eng., and Sarah Elizabeth Page. He was a lawyer, and mem. Epis. Ch. She mem. St. John’s Epis. Ch., Cuyahoga Falls; res. Cleveland. No children.
366 Emily7 Ranney (Joel6, Joel5, Stephen4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 15, 1835, Plain Township, Franklin Co., O.; m. Apr. 3, 1859, Ohio, George Clark, b. 1812, d. Aug. 15, 1886, Ames, Kansas, son of John and Olive Clark. He rem., 1870, to Kansas. Served in the Civil War. Widow res. Ames, Kan.
368 Joel Cyrus7 Ranney (Joel6, Joel5, Stephen4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 8, 1848, Franklin Co., O.; m. June 20, 1872, Nellie Powell, b. Mar. 31, 1857, Illinois, dau. of E. Powell, and granddau. of J. J. Hyatt, who served in the Civil War. Rem. to Kansas under the homestead law; farmer; res. Ames, Kan.
Abiah Ellen, b. Nov. 22, 1875.
616b Nellie Blanche, b. Oct. 14, 1878; m. John Ira Miller.
616c Edith Josephine, b. Mar. 17, 1880; m. M. O. Bland.
369 Catherine Eliza7 Knox (Alanson Ranney6 Knox, Hannah5 Ranney, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 27, 1827, Utica, N. Y.; d. Oct. 21, 1876, Concordia, Kansas; m. Mar. 18, 1849, Dansville, N. Y., Rev. Joseph Castle Dana, b. Nov. 29, 1827, Owego, N. Y.; clergyman M. E. Church, private Co. A, 153d Ill. Vols.; Supt. Cloud Co., Kansas, Schools, 1877-8; Rep. He m. (2) Mar. 24, 1880, and res. Modesto, Cal.
Ella Maria, b. Mar. 17, 1850; m. Rev. G. W. Moxcey.
Henry Hobart, b. Dec. 14, 1852; d. Apr. 23, 1870.
Chester Park, b. Oct. 11, 1855.
Charles Knox, b. Mar. 11, 1857.
Henrietta Eliza, b. Sept. 3, 1861; m. Arthur Moxcey.
Mary Grace, b. Dec. 7, 1862; m. Mar. 20, 1888, Roseville, Pa., James Sackett Wilson, b. Mar. 26, 1857, Tioga Co., Pa., son of Henry S. Wilson and Roxania Stark; Rep., Meth., F. & A. M.; she Unitarian; res. Concord, Mass.
Stark Dana, b. Dec. 11, 1888.
Eva Louise, b. Sept. 16, 1870; m. Dr. John H. Moore.
Jessie Mabel, b. July 13, 1893.
Mildred Roxania, b. Jan. 7, 1895.
Edwin Henry, b. Aug. 23, 1898.
370 Henrietta Matilda7 Knox (sister to Catherine Eliza), b. Jan. 2, 1833, N. Y. City; m. Mar. 12, 1856, Bristol, Wis., Rev. Thomas Elliott8 St. John, b. Mar. 2, 1831, Canterbury, N. Y. (Albert7, Jesse6, Nathan5, Daniel4, James3, Matthias2, Matthias1). The widow resides with her son in Brookline, Mass. Rev. Mr. St. John grad. in medicine in 1856, but was settled as Universalist pastor in New Bedford, Mass., 1859-1862; in Worcester, 1862-1866, and again in 1869-1879. In the interval he was minister of the Church of the Redeemer in Chicago. After a short pastorate in Auburn, N. Y., he entered the Unitarian fellowship, with settlements at Haverhill, Mass., 1883-1893, and at Eastport, Me., 1897, till his death, February 25, 1906. During his residence in Worcester, he was the highest officer of the Masonic Lodge, Chapter, Council, and Commandery. In 1873-5 Grand Master of the Grand Council Royal and Select Masters of Massachusetts. In 1875-9 and 1882-97 Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. While in Worcester he represented that city for one term in the legislature, and while in Haverhill was in the legislature of 1892, 1894, 1895, and 1896. Politics did not agree with him, and, upon receiving a call from the First Parish of Eastport, Maine, he gladly returned to his true occupation. A quotation from an obituary notice written by Rev. J. C. Perkins, D. D., of Portland, for the Unitarian Year Book of 1906, shows the esteem in which he was held by his brother ministers:
“His very valuable ministry in Eastport crowned a life of stable worth, of sturdy, devout character - a life that disclosed in the man himself the natural results of personal consecration, and glorified anew the type of service offered by a minister pledged to freedom of thought and the wider welfare of the community he lives in. As minister of the oldest church in Eastport, as friend of all the people, as superintendent of schools through most of his residence, as president of the Public Library Association, as prominent in Masonic orders, there was found a full and free expression of this man’s native and most useful qualities… There was ever the strong impression of poise and quiet self-control, which was emphasized by his impressive personal appearance.”
Charles Elliott, b. Dec. 19, 1856, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; m. June 26, 1888, Dover Mass., Martha Elizabeth Everett, b. Nov. 16, 1863, Dover, Mass., dau. of George Draper Everett and Martha Allen Plummer; grad. 1888, Smith College; Assn. of Coll. Almanae; College Club, Boston. Rev. Mr. St. John grad. 1879, Harvard; 1883, B. D., and A. M., Harvard; 1883, ord. and sett. pastor Unit. Church, Northampton, Mass.; 1891 to Unit. Ch., Pittsburg, Pa.; since 1900 Sec. of Am. Unit. Assn., with office at 25 Beacon Street, Boston, and residence at Brookline, Mass.
Everett, b. Mar. 27, 1889.
Harold, b. July 25, 1892.
Prescot Keyes, b. May 8, 1899; d. Feb. 24, 1900.
Lyman, b. May 8, 1899; d. Feb. 26, 1900.
371 Harriet Jane7 Knox (sister to Catherine Eliza), b. Feb. 26, 1840, Dansville, N. Y.; m. June 2, 1861, Kingston, Wis., Francis Gilbert Knight, b. Sept. 19, 1832, Eastport, Me.; farmer and stone mason, Meth., Prohi., G. A. R.; private Co. C, 32d Wis. Vol. Inf., Aug. 14, 1862-June 12, 1865; res. Kingston, Wis.
Amelia Wellman, b. Aug. 13, 1862; m. Aug. 11, 1902, Alexander Scott Semple; res. Kingston, Wis.
Catherine Mabel, b. Aug. 7, 1866; unm.
Gilbert Alanson, b. Jan. 6, 1868; m. July 12, 1899, Mary Alice Foss, b. Oct. 8, 1871, dau. of Ole Enderson Foss and Martha Ann Gunderson; Justice Peace, school clerk; res. Kingston, Wis.
Harold Webster, b. July 19, 1902.
Francis Allen, b. Dec. 19, 1869; m. Oct. 25, 1905, Daisie Alice Ramey, b. May 14, 1882; farmer and artist, Meth., Prohi.; res. Norwood, Minn.
Chas. Francis, b. Sept. 19, 1903.
Reginald Gilbert, b. Aug. 3, 1905.
Francis Mabel, b. Sept. 10, 1906.
Henry Porter, b. June 27, 1872; m. Dec. 27, 1898, Christina Augusta Lichttenegger; farmer, Prohi., Meth.; res. Arlington, Minn.
Pearl Mabel, b. Oct. 21, 1899.
Arthur Edward, b. June 27, 1902.
Irma Frances, b. July 23, 1904; d. Mar. 15, 1906.
Wilmer Franklin, b. July 15, 1906.
371a Fayette Almeron7 Allen (Samuel Allen6, Lovisa5 Ranney, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 19, 1841, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Oct. 30, 186--, Augusta, N. Y., Fidelia Amanda King, b. Oct. 28, 1840, Augusta, N. Y. Private Co. I, 8th New York Cavalry, Oct., 1861-June 27, 1865; in 38 engagements and wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. Res. Ashtabula, O.
Myrtle Dwight, b. Dec. 6, 1868; d. Sept. 17, 1869.
Miles Fayette, b. March 6, 1877; unm. Res. Ashtabula, O.
372 Harriet Edna7 Cook (Mary Ann6 Ranney, Abner5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 19, 1851, Sheridan, N. Y.; m. Oct. 5, 1869, Sheridan, N. Y., Harvey Morrison Bailey, b. Mar. 18, 1847, Fredonia, N. Y.; Dem., Supervisor, I. O. O. F.. Meth., Com. of Highways; res. Dunkirk, N. Y.
619 Harvey Carlton, b. Nov. 19, 1874.
Ruth May, b. May 12, 1879; unm.; grad. New Castle, Pa., Bus. Coll., Typewriter; res. New Castle, Pa.
373 Cassius Wells7 Ranney (Lyman Wells6, Abner5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 18, 1861, Cooperstown, Pa.; m. (1) Nov. 19, 1886, New Castle, Pa., Clara F. Crowther, b. 1861, d. ----------; m. (2) Sept. 17, 1895, Cooperstown, Pa., Fannie A. Byers, b. 1863. Pharmacist, real estate, Rep., Presby., Alderman, K. of P., F. & A. M. Res. New Castle, Pa.
Frank Burton, b. Oct. 31, 1897.
374 Robert Burton7 Ranney (brother to Cassius Wells), b. Jan. 10, 1865; m. (1) Oct. 11, 1888, Cooperstown, Pa., Tempa Lena Byers, b. July 12, 1865, d. June 3, 1895; m. (2) Oct. 16, 1901, New Castle, Pa., Cora E. Miller, b. Jan. 22, 1878. Pharmacist, real estate, Rep., Presby., F. A. M., K. of P. Mr. Ranney was the first person to advocate the formation of a Ranney Memorial Association and sent a generous contribution as an earnest of good wishes. Res. New Castle, Pa.
Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1904.
374a Lura May7 Ranney (sister to Cassius Wells), b. July 7, 1870, Cooperstown, Pa.; d. Dec. 25, 1905; m. Aug. 9, 1892, Harry M. Good. Res. New Castle, Pa.
375 Bernice7 Ranney (Harmon6, Abner5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 9, 1851, Forestville, N. Y.; m. (1) May 18, 1872, New Lisbon, Wis., Joseph Hinton, b. Mar. 30, 1845, Illinois; rem. to Wis. when a child. Private Co. B, 49th Reg., Wis. Vol. Inf.; disc. Aug. 19, 1865, at Rolla, Missouri; postmaster at New Lisbon, Wis., from 1870 to death there, Feb. 3, 1874. She m. (2) July 15, 1894, Charles Dye, Forestville, N. Y., who served as 2d Lieut. Co. D, 90th Battery, N. Y. Vet., and d. Feb. 3, 1897, Forestville, N. Y. Widow is Bapt., Maccabees, and resides in Forestville, N. Y.
620 Josephine Julia Hilton, b. June 15, 1879; m. Jesse M. Woodward.
376 Sarah Etta7 Ranney (sister to Bernice), b. June 15, 1853, Forestville, N. Y.; m. Jan. 27, 1875, New Lisbon, Wis., Judson Brewster, b. Feb. 18, 1851, Illinois; Rep., Bapt., miller and railroad contractor; she was Bapt., and died Mar. 27, 1895, New Lisbon, Wis. He res. at Winona, Wis.
Charles, b. Jan. 4, 1877; d. Mar. 24, 1893.
John, b. Sept. 4, 1880.
377 Sheldon7 Ranney (brother to Bernice), b. Feb. 19, 1859, Fountain, Wis.; m. Apr. 15, 1883, New Lisbon, Wis., Hattie Judevine, b. Oct. 22, 1862, Clinton, Wis., dau. of Horace Judevine and Harriet Webster; farmer, Rep., Woodman, F. & A. M., Frat. Union; res. Hustler, Wis.
Fern, b. Oct. 16, 1883; m. Mar. 6, 1906, Earl Bingham; res. De Soto, Wis.
Avery L., b. Nov. 3, 1886.
Frank, b. June 16, 1889.
Mildred, b. July 18, 1892.
Irma, b. Nov. 26, 1894.
Glenn Allison, b. Sept. 4, 1896.
378 Bertha7 Ranney (sister to Bernice), b. Apr. 11, 1867, Sedalia, Mo.; m. Aug. 27, 1895, New Lisbon, Wis., Andrew Jackson Swezey, b. Dec. 30, 1869, Knoxville, Iowa; Rep., Uni., F. & A. M., Elk, Woodman; grad. of No. Ill. Normal School, and Keokuk Med. Sch., 1897. She grad. New Lisbon High School, 1886, taught for some years, grad. Northern Ill. Normal School, 1894; res. Decorah, Iowa.
Ruth Elena, b. Mar. 20, 1897.
Paul Howard, b. Feb. 25, 1899.
379 Lamira Corinthia7 Ranney (Timothy Alonzo6, Joel5, Abner4, Richard3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 1, 1841, Colden, N. Y.; d. Dec. 21, 1902, Colden; m. Aug. 28, 1857, Alden, N. Y., Albert George Southwick, b. Feb. 5, 1835, Colden, N. Y.; d. Jan. 5, 1892, Colden; farmer and Rep.
Timothy Henry, b. Jan. 1859; d. Feb., 1859.
Alma Amanda, b. June 16, 1861; m. July 31, 1881, William Andrew Day; res. Delevan, N. Y.
Frank Ray, b. Oct. 2, 1867.
Marian Louisa, b. Oct. 11, 1870; m. Jan. 30, 1895, Boston, Erie Co., N. Y., Henry Charles Freedham, b. May 23, 1873, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, England; family went to Australia in 1880, to New York in 1883, to Buffalo in 1884, to Colden in 1890; contractor and builder, Rep., Epis.; res. Colden, N. Y.
Mildred Emily, b. Dec. 16, 1895.
Guy Ranney, b. Apr. 14, 1874; m. Feb. 28, 1900, Colden, Anna Vivian Barron, b. July 26, 1868, Holland, N. Y., dau. of Grame Barron and Carrie Giesler; farmer; res. Colden, N. Y.
Helen Margaret, b. May 30, 1897.
Katherine Blanche, b. Feb. 19, 1899.
Hazel Lamira, b. Sept. 6, 1905.
Bernice Clyde, b. Jan. 20, 1902.
Ida Ethel, b. May 16, 1877.
Lamira Alma, b. July 21, 1904.
Ida Grace, b. Nov. 5, 1905.
380 Louisa Content7 Ranney (sister to Lamira Corinthia), b. Aug. 26, 1842, Aurora, N.Y.; m. Mar. 1, 1866, Rochester, Minn., Asa Bray Harte, b. Mar. 23, 1833, Mercer Co., Pa., farmer; res. Hammond, Minn.
Archie Ernest, b. Dec. 28, 1873; m. Cora May Bulen.
381 Mary Adaline7 Ranney (sister to Lamira Corinthia), b. Feb. 14, 1853, Colden, N.Y.; m. Mar. 10, 1872, Buffalo, N. Y., Charles Henry Decker, b. Aug. 2, 1842, Aurora, N. Y., mail carrier, Dem., Bapt., I. O. G. T.; res. Dunkirk, N. Y.
381a Mattie Florence7 Ranney (sister to Lamira Corinthia), b. June 15, 1860, Colden, N.Y.; m. July 2, 1881, Dunkirk, N. Y., Jedediah Darbee Thurber, b. Dec. 31, 1861, West Falls, N. Y., grocer, S. of V., Prohib., Meth., Maccabee. She is Meth., W. C. T. U. Res. East Aurora, N. Y.
382 John Goodhue7 Ranney (Oliver Franklin6, Oliver5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 29, 1845, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Nov. 2, 1871, Manlius, N. Y., Catherine Elizabeth Overhiser, b. July 18, 1847, Kirkville, N. Y., dau. of John Barnett Overhiser and Catherine Chawgo of Chittenango, N. Y.; mem. 1st Ch. of Christ, Scientist, and Dau. of Liberty. Mr. Ranney has rendered valuable assistance in preparing the line of Abner4, is Vice Pres. of Society of Middletown Upper Houses, Red Men, Rep., machinist, private Co. E, 101st N. Y. Vol. Inf., disc. for disability; res. Syracuse, N. Y.
Edna Lelian, b. Jan. 27, 1873; unm.; res. Syracuse, N. Y.
Earl Eugene, b. July 5, 1876, Hamburg, Ia.; m. Nov. 16, 1899, Syracuse, N. Y., Edith Estelle Orr, b. July 19, 1879, Wappinger’s Falls, N. Y., dau. of Charles Henry Orr and Georgiana Burr; Bapt., Rep., electrician, private Co. C, and trumpeter 4th U. S. Cav., Apr. 10, 1896-Apr. 18, 1899, being in various battles in Philippine Islands; res. Cleveland, O.
Eugene Earl, b. Sept. 24, 1901.
Floyd Franklyn, b. May 11, 1879; d. Nov. 9, 1897.
Doris Edith, b. Nov. 4, 1902.
Georgiana Grace, b. Apr. 4, 1906.
Leah Emma, b. Mar. 5, 1886; d. Aug. 4, 1886.
Nina Marion, b. June 18, 1887.
383 Barzillai Frank7 Ranney (brother to John Goodhue), b. Dec. 24, 1847, Augusta, N.Y.; m. Aug. 12, 1885, Eliza Adelaide Husted, b. Oct. 10, 1851, Annsville, N. Y., dau. of George Husted (whose father served as fifer in War of 1812, and grandfather David was captain in 6th Albany Co., Reg. of N. Y. State Militia, 1778-84) and Deborah Randolph. She is Pres. of W. C. T. U. since 1896, and mem. Uni. Ch. He is Prohi., carpenter and farmer, mem. Presby. Ch.; res. Taberg, N. Y.
384 Rudolph7 Ranney (Daniel Wells6, Oliver5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. July 30, 1847, Knoxboro, N. Y.; m. 1874, Rockport, Mo., Eunice Nina Duncan, of Beloit, Wis., dau. of Anson Maltby Duncan and Angeline Warner; rem. 1871, to Rockport, Mo.; 1874, to Los Angeles, Cal., where for years he was Judge of the Criminal Court of City and Co. of Los Angeles; d. Feb. 10, 1889, of Bright’s disease; widow m. Charles De Averau; res. Johannesburg, S. Africa. No children.
385 Frank Warner7 Ranney (brother to Rudolph), b. Feb. 8, 1850, Knoxboro, N. Y.; m. Feb. 7, 1876, Tarkio, Mo., Lucy Carney, b. July 9, 1859, dau. of Thomas Carney and Phebe Elizabeth Baxter, who d. Jan. 14, 1888, Tarkio, Mo.; Rep., Meth., A. O. F. A. He d. May 10, 1902, Keswick, Cal.
Mabel Gladys, b. Oct. 1, 1879; m. Sept. 25, 1907, William Emmet Edmond; res. Los Angeles, Cal.
Doris, b. 1881; d. 1882, Ellsworth, Kan.
Warren Rudolph, b. June 13, 1883; res. Los Angeles, Cal.; unm., student, Rep., Christian Ch.
Frank Merle, b. 1885; d. Nov. 19, 1887.
385a John Jay7 Ranney (Milo6, Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 15, 1843, Pekin, N. Y.; m. July 8, 1866, Clarence Center, N. Y., Elizabeth Batchelder, b. Sept. 11, 1845, Royalton, N. Y., dau. of Isaac Batchelder and Emily Schunck; private and farrier Co. I, 2d New York Mounted Rifles, Oct. 10, 1863-Aug. 10, 1865; wounded June 7, 1864, Cold Harbor; in many battles; Rep., night watchman; res. Lockport, N. Y.
Minnetta, b. Jan. 9, 1868, Royalton, N. Y.; m. Jan. 12, 1887, Albert Edward Dayer, b. Nov. 16, 1863, Lockport, N. Y., son of John Dayer and Elizabeth J. Bonnsall, erecting eng.; res. Lockport, N. Y.
John Walter, b. Feb. 22, 1888.
Raymond Charles, b. Feb. 18, 1890.
385b Milo Wells7 Ranney (brother to John Jay), b. Apr. 14, 1862, Lockport, N. Y.; m. Aug. 2, 1881, The Rapids, N. Y., Nellie Florence Shultz, b. July 10, 1862, Toledo, O., dau. of John William Schultz and Mary Quinn; Rep., I. O. O. F.; res. Lockport, N. Y.
386 Julia Almira7 Ranney (Harvey Henderson6, Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. ----------; m. Mar. 28, 1872, Hutchinson, Minn., Elmer A. Stanton; res. Portland, Oregon.
Henry Oliver, b. Jan. 4, 1873; d. May 24, 1905.
Bertram Edwin, b. Sept. 14, 1875.
Eva Eliza, b. Feb. 25, 1878.
Cora May, b. Apr. 10, 1881.
387 Charlotta Eliza7 Ranney (sister to Julia Almira), b. ----------; m. Dec. 23, 1886, Hutchinson, Minn., A. Lee Whitelock; res. San Diego, Cal.
Sadie Euphana, b. Jan. 21, 1888.
Florence Elnora, b. Sept. 3, 1890.
James William, b. May 31, 1892.
388 Eva Belinda7 Ranney (sister to Julia Almira), b. ----------; m. Feb. 24, 1892, Hutchinson, Minn., Clarence Walter Gillette; res. Woodburn, Oregon.
Alpheus Jay, b. June 23, 1894.
Clarence Jones, b. Sept. 9, 1901.
389 Francis Leroy7 Ranney (Philo6, Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 16, 1847, York, Wis.; m. Jan. 1, 1868, Beaver Dam, Wis., Hannah Peck, b. Aug. 19, 1849, Sun Prairie, Wis., dau. of Joseph Peck and Eleanor Moore; farmer and stock raiser, Rep., Meth., G. A. R., Corp. Co. G, 49th Reg., Wis. Vols., Feb. 27, ----- --Nov. 1, 1865; ret. from farm, 1898; res. Algona, Iowa.
Frank Emerson, b. Mar. 1, 1869; m. Nov. 2, 1892, Burt, Ia., Sarah Angeline Moore, b. Sept. 10, 1873, Rome, Wis., dau. of John Moore and Rachel Loretta Hill; farmer, Rep.; res. Irving, So. Dakota.
Maude Mariette, b. Aug. 12, 1894.
Mary Jane, b. Apr. 17, 1871, York, Wis.; m. Nov. 25, 1892, Fenton, Ia., William Fred Dehnert, b. Nov. 24, 1868, Prussia, Germany; farmer, Rep., M. W. of A., I. O. O. F.; she Bapt., Royal Neighbors of A.; res. Stanton, Mich.
Francis John, b. Apr. 8, 1897.
Arden Ernest, b. Aug. 21, 1899.
Hannah Loretta, b. Apr. 18, 1904.
Carroll Alfred, b. Mar. 3, 1894.
John William, b. Nov. 26, 1873, Ia.; m. Apr. 16, 1896, Fenton, Ia., Christina Marie Christenson, b. Mar. 3, 1877, Fenton, Ia., dau. of Jens Christian Christenson and Stene Benedictia Nelson; farmer, Rep., Meth., M. W. of A.; she Lutheran; res. Lonerock, Ia.
Homer Roselle, b. May 24, 1897.
Verne Opal, b. Nov. 13, 1899.
Belva Christina, b. Dec. 8, 1901.
Erma Rachel, b. Mar. 14, 1904.
Agnes May, b. Feb. 24, 1897.
Orvis Julius, b. Jan. 8, 1875; m. Nov. 6, 1901, Bettie Caroline Peterson, b. Aug. 20, 1874, Ill., dau. of Andrew Peter Peterson and Sophia Louisa Johnson; farmer, Meth.; res. Fenton, Ia.
Everett Alonzo, b. Aug. 25, 1898.
Viva Inova, b. Jan. 3, 1900.
Forest Cecil, b. Mar. 27, 1901.
John Melvin, b. July 17, 1902.
Vernon Burtis, b. Dec. 8, 1903.
Orlo Melzar, b. Aug. 3, 1904.
Huldah Evah, b. Sept. 4, 1876, Ia.; m. Oct. 18, 1893, Fenton, Ia., Vernon Benjamin Tubbs, b. Oct. 20, 1871, Rome, Wis.; farmer, Rep.; res. Marshall, Minn.
Joseph William, b. Sept. 9, 1894.
Joseph Philo, b. Oct. 14, 1878; m. Aug. 28, 1901, Burt, Ia., Lydia Amanda Koepka, b. Apr. 5, 1876, Union, Ia., dau. of John Koepka; Rep., Meth.; res. Anoka, Minn.
Walter Clarence, b. May 16, 1899.
Cora Josephine, b. Aug. 9, 1903.
Josephine Evangeline, b. Oct. 12, 1880; m. June 28, 1899, John L,. Klingelhofer, b. Dec. 9, 1871, Kossuth Co., Ia.; merchant, Meth., M. W. of A.; she R. N. A.; res. Turlock, Cal.
Virgil Elvira, b. Mar. 8, 1902.
Daniel Edward, b. Jan. 7, 1882; unm.
Ivan Vincent, b. Oct. 15, 1903.
Walter Howard, b. Jan. 25, 1884; d. June 21, 1884.
390 Julius Sheldon7 Ranney (brother to Francis Leroy), b. Oct. 2, 1848, York, Wis.; d. Jan. 7, 1873, Kossuth Co., Ia.; m. Aug. 24, 1871, Marshall, Wis., Louisa Weber, b. Apr. 2, 1848, Jefferson Co., Wis., dau. of Geo. Frederick Weber and Rosina Lehner; farmer; the widow m. Geo. Harrison; res. Maynard, Iowa.
George Julius, b. July 19, 1872; m. Feb. 15, 1893, Fayette, Ia., Laura Elgin Paine, b. Mar. 5, 1871, Fayette, Ia., dau. of Wm. Harvey Paine and Laura Melvina Clark; travels for International Harvester Co. of A., F. & A. M., Rep., Presb.; res. Langford, So. Dakota.
Dora Elgin, b. July 22, 1894.
Dor Oren, b. Jan. 27, 1896; d. Aug. 5, 1896.
Philo Harvey, b. Sept. 30, 1898; d. Apr. 17, 1899.