The Ranny Family, Generation 8, Part 1
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]
453 Fred Rawson8 French (Rebecca7 Stetson, Hannah Hook6 Ranney, Thomas Stow5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 15, 1857, Bridgewater, Mass.; m. (1) Dec. 15, 1897, No. Bridgewater, Alice Bell Upham, b. Aug. 13, 1869, Stoughton, Mass.; d. May 29, 1902, Campello, Mass.; m. (2) Nov. 18, 1903, Brockton, Mass., Lillie Alice Farrar, b. July 11, 1874, Jersey City, N. J., dau. of Samuel Page Farrar and Sarah Palmer. Rep., Swedenborgian, F. & A. M., collector of taxes, 1892-1902; res. Campello, Mass.
Frederic Rawson, b. Oct. 27, 1904.
454 Nancy Emily8 Davis (William7, Martha Patty6 Ranney, Solomon5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 6, 1849, Kortright, N. Y.; m. May 4, 1879, Kortright, N. Y., Samuel Carson Mitchell, b. Jan. 3, 1851, Meredith, N. Y.; F. & A. M., clerk in Adj. General’s office, Washington, D. C.; d. Apr. 12, 1890, Washington, D. C.; widow res. Bloomville, N. Y.
William Carson, b. Aug. 9, 1880; m. E. E. Howard; res. Bloomville, N. Y.
Nancy Alice, b. Apr. 15, 1882; d. Aug. 18, 1884.
Hugh Anderson, b. July 18, 1883; res. Bloomville, N. Y.
Grant, b. Feb. 3, 1888; d. Apr. 25, 1888.
455 Martha J.8 Davis (sister to Nancy Emily), b. Aug. 15, 1853; m. June 30, 1872, Daniel R. Ceas, b. July 2, 1855, New York City; res. Bloomville, N. Y.
William D., b. May 29, 1873; m. 1899, Helen Bailey.
Delbert J., b. Sept. 30, 1874; m. 1902, Jennie Spickerman.
Frank R., b. Nov. 27, 1889; d. Mar. 13, 1894.
456 Ferris Edward8 Davis (Andrew Jackson7 Davis, Martha Patty6 Ranney, Solomon5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 2, 1856, Kortright, N. Y.; m. Aug. 28, 1878, Delhi, N. Y., Isabel Catherine Rose, b. Sept. 1, 1857, Delhi, N. Y. Res. Delhi, N. Y.
Cora Edith, b. Jan. 23, 1882.
Helen Sturges, b. Oct. 23, 1883.
Frances Anabel, b. Aug. 29, 1886.
Edna Rose, b. Apr. 15, 1888.
Effie Belle, b. Nov. 3, 1890.
Edmund Rose, b. June 29, 1893.
Andrew Ferris, b. May 28, 1896.
Mary Priscilla, b. Jan. 7, 1900.
457 Susan A.8 Ranney (Royal7, Jeremiah6, Stephen5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 4, 1840, Cape Girardeau, Mo., m. Apr. 12, 1860, Little York, Ill., William Edward Smith, b. Jan. 31, 1832; d. May 15, 1889; she d. Apr. 14, 1889.
649 Emma Maria, b. Jan. 28, 1861; m. A. D. Hawkins.
650 Edward R., b. July 29, 1862.
Nathan W., b. June 16, 1864.
George C., b. Aug. 10, 1866; d. Sept., 1891.
E. N., b. May 26, 1869.
651 Mary Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1871; m. Alonzo McFarland.
Martha, b. May 19, 1871; d. May, 1871.
Samuel J., b. Mar. 10, 1874.
Minnie A., b. Mar. 21, 1876.
William E., b. Jan. 21, 1881.
458 Nathan Cornelius8 Ranney (brother to Susan A.), b. July 4, 1842, Jackson, Mo.; m. Apr. 7, 1869, Little York, Ill., Emily Cecilia Whelan, b. Oct. 28, 1848, Brooklyn, N. Y., dau. of James Whelan and Margaret Moore; private, Feb., 1864, in Co. C, 91st Ill. Cols.; transferred July, 1865, to 28th Ill. Vols., and stationed at Brownsville, Texas, and while there witnessed the battle of Matamoras, between Maximilian and the Mexicans; mustered out Mar. 15, 1866; since then he has been engaged in farming and stock raising on an extensive scale; Rep., Meth., Com. of Highways, 1885-89. Supervisor for some years; d. Sept. 14, 1906.
652 Mary Ann Arminda, b. May 16, 1870; m. Charles Laird.
653 William Cornelius, b. Dec. 12, 1871.
654 James Royal, b. June 1, 1874.
Joseph Jeremiah, b. June 27, 1875.
Margaret Myrtle, b. Sept. 15, 1880.
Lottie Emily, b. Jan. 31, 1885.
Matilda Gertrude, b. May 2, 1887.
Maud Esteline, b. May 7, 1889.
459 Mary Elizabeth8 Ranney (sister to Susan A.), b. May 6, 1846, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; m. Apr. 11, 1874, Menominee, Wis., Joseph Hamilton Gates, b. Nov. 4, 1850, Highland, Ill., son of Joseph McDougal Gates; real estate, Notary Public, school director, J. P., Supt. Schools, School Com., Rep., I. O. O. F., M. W. A., F. N. of A.; res. Rice Lake, Wis.
Joseph Royal, b. May 6, 1875; d. Feb. 21, 1877.
George Gilbert Wilbur, b. May 10, 1876.
Joseph McDonough, b. Feb. 1, 1878.
Royal Ranney, b. Aug. 16, 1879; d. Feb. 3, 1880.
Jeremiah Clarence, b. Oct. 18, 1880.
Susan Arminda, b. Apr. 9, 1883; d. Apr. 10, 1883.
Bessie Annie, b. Sept. 2, 1884; d. Oct. 15, 1888.
Laurie Elsie, b. Mar. 6, 1887.
460 Jeremiah8 Ranney (brother to Susan A.), b. Aug. 28, 1848. Mercer Co., Ill.; m. Mar. 25, 1880, Keithsburg, Ill., Clara Emma Thomson, b. Mar. 12, 1859, Keithsburg, Ill.; d. Feb. 2, 1906; dau. of John Smith Thomson and Martha P. Gruwell; farmer and stockman, Rep.; res. Seaton, Ill.
655 Royal William, b. June 5, 1881.
656 Joseph Marion, b. Sept. 26, 1882.
Stillborn son, b. Apr. 6, 1884.
Ben Thompson, b. Mar. 2, 1886; d. July 20, 1892.
Susan Ruth, b. Feb. 1, 1888.
Clarence Jeremiah, b. Sept. 11, 1889.
Mary Vera, b. Apr. 10, 1891; d. Sept. 22, 1896.
John Charles, b. June 26, 1895.
Clara Edna, b. June 8, 1898.
461 Royal Gilbert8 Ranney (brother to Susan A.), b. Sept. 1, 1854, Little York, Ill.; m. Dec. 31, 1891, Seaton, Ill., Josephine Sloan, b. July 25, 1856, Oquawka, Ill., dau. of George Sloan and Frances Betterton. Mr. Ranney was born and raised on the farm on which he is now living, being the youngest of his father’s family. He received his education in a country school, and in a good normal school. At the age of twenty-two he entered into a partnership with his father in extensive farming and stock raising and feeding. At the age of twenty-eight he began raising pure bred Hereford cattle, starting with a herd of three registered Hereford, and has been so successful that at the present time he is considered to have one of the largest and best herds of registered Herefords in the State of Illinois. He is also largely interested in real estate in Missouri and western Canada; res. Little York, Illinois.
Royal Gilbert, b. Jan. 1, 1893.
Nathan Charles, b. Nov. 10, 1894.
462 William Thomas8 Ranney (Johnson Camp7, Johnson6, Stephen5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 1862, Jackson, Mo.; m. Amanda Claire; d. June 14, 1898; widow res. Monte Viste, Cal.
463 Johnson Camp8 Ranney (brother to William Thomas), b. Jan. 23, 1864, Jackson, Mo.; m. Lucy Hestand; carpenter, Dem.; res. Oakland, Cal.
464 John Gayle8 Ranney (Brother to William Thomas), b. Feb. 27, 1873, Jackson, Mo.; m. Apr. 22, 1897, Caroline Richards. He was a miller and Dem., d. Feb. 18, 1904; widow res. Jackson, Mo.
465 William Ranney8 Beardslee (Mary Gayle7 Ranney, Johnson6, Stephen5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 19, 1864, Jackson, Mo.; m. June 1, 1893, Commerce, Mo., Carrie Ross, dau. of James Ross and Ruth Barnes; farmer, Dem., Meth.; res. Commerce, Mo.
Ruth, b. -------.
Mary, b. -------.
466 Thomas Johnson8 Beardslee (brother to William Ranney), b. Oct. 17, 1866, Jackson, Mo.; m. Feb. 1, 1893, Commerce, Mo., Annie Gaither, b. Aug. 24, 1868, Commerce, Mo., dau. of John and Columbia Gaither; Dem., Meth., farmer, merchant, lumberman, F. & A. M., U. W. of A.; res. Randles, Mo.
Emma, b. Nov. 12, 1893.
John Clarence, b. Oct. 17, 1895.
Frederick Gaither, b. Dec. 10, 1897.
Harry Blackburn, b. Oct. 28, 1900.
Thomas Ralph, b. May 6, 1903.
467 Mary Elizabeth8 Beardslee (sister to William Ranney), Dec. 2, 1868, Jackson, Mo.; m. Apr. 27, 1897, Albert Ellis, son of Nelson Ellis and Harriet T. Gaither; F. & A. M., Meth.; res. Commerce, Mo.
Grady, b. -------.
Mary T., b. -------.
468 Esther Gauss8 Beardslee (sister to William Ranney), b. Aug. 27, 1873, Jackson, Mo.; m. Dec. 18, 1896, Grady Darby.
Grady, b. -------.
Paul, b. -------.
Ralph, b. -------.
469 John8 Beardslee (brother to William Ranney), b. Oct. 24, 1875, Jackson, Mo; m. Mar. 26, 1902, Patty Gupton; merchant, Dem.; res. Blodgett, Mo.
Mary Margaret, b. Dec. 8, 1901.
Richard Ellis, b. Nov. 10, 1902.
Robert Gupton, b. Aug. 10, 1906.
470 Paul8 Beardslee (brother to William Ranney), b. Jan. 13, 1877, Jackson, Mo.; m. Aug. 27, 1902, Fanny Graves; farmer; res. Essex, Mo.
Esther Gayle, b. Aug. 19, 1903.
Helen Maxine, b. May 18, 1907.
471 James Preston8 Wilson (Harriet Palmer7 Hawes, Polly6 Ranney, Julius5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 6, 1857, Lyons, Iowa; m. Feb. 11, 1887, Youngstown, O., Frances Eliza Patton, b. Aug. 18, 1861, Mt. Vernon, O., dau. of Dr. Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Patton; attorney, Dem., B. P. O. E., S. A. R., Epis.; res. Youngstown, O.
Richard Barthey, b. Sept. 30, 1888.
James Taylor, b. Mar. 30, 1890.
Harold Leslie, b. Sept. 20, 1892.
472 David Hawes8 Wilson (brother to James Preston), b. Dec. 6, 1859, Lyons, Ia.; m. New York City, Helen Windsor; actor and theatrical mgr.; d. 1894, New York City.
Stafford Clay, res. New York City.
473 William Ranney8 Wilson (brother to James Preston), b. Feb. 11, 1863, Cleveland, O.; m. Mohegan, O., Adelaide Moors; journalist, telegraphic editor N. Y. Herald, and other metropolitan papers; author of “The Great Northwest,” and other dramas; res. New York City.
Dudley Moors, res. School of Mines, Golden, Colo.
Florence, res. Oklahoma City, Okla.
474 Antoinette Augusta8 Ranney (Julius Butler7, Oliver6, Julius5, Jeremiah4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 12, 1874, Chesterland, O.; m. Sept. 26, 1900, Chesterland, O., Roy Constantine Eddy, b. Feb., 1875, Chesterland, O., son of Constantine Eddy and Martha Jones; physician, Presb., I. O. O. F.; she is Presb., Avon Club of Western Reserve Uni.; res. Cleveland, O.
Howard Constantine, b. Feb. 26, 1904.
476 Ellen Frances8 Ranney (Otis Lorenzo7, Stephen6, William5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 13, 1853, Grafton, Vt.; m. Dec. 31, 1878, Grafton, Omer Sumner Stuart, b. Dec. 31, 1855, Andover, Vt., son of John Stuart and Mary Austin; res. So. Londonderry, Vt.
Willie Omer, b. Mar. 20, 1880; m. Mar. 20, 1904, Leominster, Vt., Flora Mavele
Smith, b. Jan. 9, 1883, Leominster, dau. of Lewis Gilbert Smith and Flora Ernie Hamlet; res. Leominster, Vt.
477 Charles Freeman8 Ranney (Freeman7, Ephraim6, Ephraim5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 8, 1851, Newbury, Vt.; m. Mar. 18, 1874, Newport, Vt., Caroline Delaura Pratt, dau. of Timothy Beedle Pratt and Emily Charlotte Carpenter; Deputy Coll. U. S. Customs, mem. Leg., 1898-1900, Rep., Cong.; res. Newport, Vt.
William Bradford, b. June 23, 1875; m. Oct. 28, 1896, Webster, N. H., Alice
Mabel Burbank, b. June 4, 1871, Webster, dau. of William Wirt Burbank and Ellen Maria Dow; F. & A. M., Rep., Cong. Ch., editor and printer; res. Penacook, N. H.
Dorothy Ethel, b. Sept. 3, 1901.
Katherine Mabel, b. Sept. 30, 1904.
478 Scotto Clark8 Ranney (Sullivan7, Ephraim6, Ephraim5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 19, 1837, Kirby, Vt.; m. Oct. 10, 1860, Lyndon, Vt., Philene Elvira True, b. 1836, Newport, Vt., dau. of Josiah Bartlett True and Pattie Brown; farmer, Rep., M. E. Ch., I. O. O. F.; rem. to Lyndon, 1893; res. Lyndon, Vt.
657 Pliny Olin, b. Sept. 13, 1862.
Winifred, b. Feb. 17, 1864; d. Feb. 27, 1864.
Elizabeth Sophronia, b. Jan. 2, 1865; d. Feb. 2, 1885.
658 George Edwin, b. Aug. 31, 1866; d. Dec. 28, 1892.
659 Eugene Sullivan, b. July 4, 1871.
479 Edson Higgins8 Ranney (brother to Scotto Clark), b. July 6, 1841, Kirby, Vt., m. Dec. 26, 1866, Lyndon, Vt., Mehitable Locke, b. Dec. 22, 1834, Kirby, Vt., dau. of Joseph Locke and Mary Watson Knights; farmer, Dem., Meth., private in Co. G, 15th Reg. Vt. Vols., enlisted Sept. 17, 1862; disc. Aug. 5, 1863; was in battle of Gettysburg; enlisted Aug. 23, 1864, private Co. H, First Reg. Vt. Cavalry; wounded Oct. 9, 1864, at Fisher’s Hill, sent to the hospital; ret. to Reg. March, 1865; disc. at Burlington, Vt., June 21, 1865; res. West Concord, Vt.
Addie Mabel, b. Aug. 16, 1871.
Mary Louise, b. Apr. 20, 1874.
Lottie Elva, b. Sept, 28, 1877; m. Nov. 26, 1902, Charles Walter Taylor, b. Aug. 2, 1879, Victory, Vt.; farmer. Dem.; res. East Burke, Vt.
480 Henry8 Ranney (brother to Scotto Clark), b. July 4, 1843, Kirby, Vt.; m. Mar. 13, 1873, East St. Johnsbury, Vt., Mary Ellen Abbott, b. June 24, 1844, Pittsburg, N. H., dau. of James Abbott and Sarah Applebee; in Legislature of Vt., 1880, 1890; Selectman of town; farmer, Dem., Cong.; res. on the farm on which he was born; P. O. address is East St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Harry Albert, b. Jan. 21, 1874; unm.; res. Concord, Vt.
660 Phebe, b. Aug. 3, 1875; m. G. A. Cross.
Mabel Helen, b. Dec. 30, 1876; unm.; res. Concord, Vt.
661 Frank, b. Sept. 23, 1878.
Florence Mary, b. Aug. 21, 1880; unm.; res. Concord, Vt.
481 George8 Ranney (brother to Scotto Clark), b. Dec. 21, 1845, Kirby, Vt.; m. Apr. 7, 1873, Pittsfield, Vt., Eva Cornelia Holt, b. Feb. 19, 1852, Pittsfield, Vt., dau. of Rufus Holt and Laura Ann Bennett; commission merchant, Rep., Meth., K. of P.; was a traveling salesman thirteen years, then in business in St. Johnsbury, Vt., for twenty years; held several town offices, trustee and selectman; official, eighteen years, of M. E. Ch.; res. since 1904, Minneapolis, Minn.
662 Elsie Minnie, b. June 18, 1874, Pittsfield, Vt., m. E. C. Thrasher.
Laura May, b. Mar. 5, 1881; unm.
Carleton Allen, b. Mar. 3, 1883; unm.; clerk in Minneapolis, Minn.
482 Charles Sullivan8 Ranney (brother to Scotto Clark), b. Jan. 10, 1855, Kirby, Vt.; m. (1) Oct. 25, 1881, Danville, Vt., Clara E. Stanton, b. June 10, 1858, Danville, Vt., dau. of John A. Stanton and Rose Wells; she d. Apr. 25, 1900, Boston, Mass.; m. (2) Oct. 22, 1903, Danville, Vt., Fannie E. Danforth; constable and tax collector for years, Dem., Cong. Ch., F. & A. M.; wife is O. E. S.; res. Danville, Vt.
Edith May, b. Oct. 9, 1882; unm.; res. Marlboro, Mass.
Herbert Carl, b. Oct. 3, 1884; unm.; res. Danville, Vt.
Leslie John, b. Apr. 29, 1886; unm.; res. New London, N. H.
Chas. Sullivan, b. Oct. 15, 1887; unm.; res. Wells Beach, Maine.
Earl Stanton, b. Nov. 14, 1888.
483 Nathan Huse8 Ranney (brother to Scotto Clark), b. Aug. 18, 1861, Kirby, Vt.; m. July 30, 1889, Sycamore, Ill., Emily Amarilla Martin, b. Jan. 31, 1869, Plymouth, Vt., dau. of Bliss Azariah Martin of Chelsea, Vt., and Urania Cooledge of Chelsea, Vt.; clothier and furnisher, Rep., Cong.; res. Marlboro, Mass.
Bliss Martin, b. Aug. 27, 1895.
Katherine Huse, b. Apr. 9, 1899.
484 Almira Isabel8 Ranney (sister to Scotto Clark), b. July 8, 1864, Kirby, Vt.; m. Oct. 31, 1888, Victory, Vt., D. J. Lunnie, b. June 23, 1859, Maple Grove, Prov. Que.; selectman, assessor, school director, Epis. Ch., Overseer of Poor, I. O. O. F., machinist; res. North Troy, Vt.
Hazel Mildred, b. Mar. 18, 1890.
Pearl Marjorie, b. June 6, 1893.
Harold Weeton, b. June 19, 1899.
485 Ella Luthera8 Ranney (sister to Scotto Clark), b. July 14, 1866, Kirby, Vt.; m. Aug. 25, 1891, Concord, Vt., Elmer Reed, b. Jan. 1, 1865, Concord, Vt.; farmer, Meth.; res. West Concord, Vt.
Reginald Ranney, b. Apr. 18, 1899.
Mary Ella, b. May 29, 1905.
Muriel, b. May 29, 1905; d. June 2, 1905.
486 Mary Seymour8 Clark (Rhoda Harlow7 Ranney, Calvin6, Ephraim5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 30, 1839, Westminster, Vt.; m. (1) Apr. 12, 1860, Algona, Ia., Geo. Perry Steele, b. Jan. 3, 1838, Saxton’s River, Vt; d. Dec., 1860, Algona, Ia.; m. (2) Mar. 13, 1866, Algona, Ia., Oscar Fitzalan Hale, b. Apr. 1, 1839, Scioto Co., O., son of Daniel Moses Hale; res. Sioux City, Ia.
Child by 1st marriage:
663 Georgianna Perry Steele, b. July 21, 1861; m. Geo. Stewart.
Child by 2d marriage:
664 Cora Ada Hale, b. Jan. 12, 1867; m. Cornelius Ihmels.
487 Henry Eugene8 Ranney (Samuel7, Elijah6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. May 21, 1821, Summerhill, N. Y.; m. Aug. 3, 1843, Summerhill, N. Y., Louisa Maria Lewis, b. Mar. 25, 1824, Summerhill, and adopted, 1830, by Alfred Ranney.
When Henry Eugene was a lad of six, he caught a squirrel, and, though it bit him, he held on till his hands bled, and he still held on, saying, “No, do you think I will let it go now it has bit me.” Henry, being the oldest, did a good share of the farming, as his father became engrossed in business. At sixteen he hauled most of the material for the new house, still standing on the old farm; attended Cortland Academy, taught school several years before marriage; went to house keeping on the old farm till 1872, when his wife’s health failed. He prospered in real estate business, then loaned on western farm mortgages. Is active at eight-five, a retired deacon of the Cong. Ch. Is disposing of his large property to benevolent and educational institutions, in the form of annuities, payable to his wife, during her invalid life, and to his only child. Became in youth a member of the Cong. Ch. in Summerhill, where his membership remains, while he resides with his daughter in Cortland, N. Y. Whig in early life, then Republican; has been town supervisor and county supervisor, Supt. of Schools 1848-49, Granger, always strictly teetotaler; res. Cortland, N. Y.
665 Helen Louisa, b. Dec. 30, 1848; m. Martin Giles Monroe.
488 Elijah Crawford8 Ranney (brother to Henry Eugene), b. June 3, 1825, Summerhill, N. Y.; m. Jan. 17, 1849, Groton, N. Y., Charlotte Elizabeth Hollister, b. Aug. 29, 1829, Groton, N. Y., dau. of Reuben Hollister and Mary Maria Andrus. Mr. Ranney had the experience of all boys on a farm, told with delight how he carried maple sap in buckets with a yoke over his shoulders, received only a common school education. At twenty he bought a 46-acre farm adjoining his father’s, for which he paid $700, leaving a small mortgage. This, by frugality and industry, he was soon able to pay, and then acquired other and larger tracts, until he became one of the most successful and prosperous farmers in that locality. He sold butter for 45 cents, wool at $1.00, and hay at $30. His father, at seventy-five, made his home with this son, and died in 1881. In 1882 he sold his farm, and moved to Waseca, Minn., where he engaged in placing loans on farms. He was for many years deacon there, and superintendent of the Sunday school. He had been a generous supporter of the church, and left it $2000. He gave $3500 to Carleton College. On his eightieth birthday the Sunday school made him a typical present. From the beginning of the Society of Middletown Upper Houses he took a deep interest in its work, and wrote many letters with contributions to the compiler of this work. He was one of the few who have not been permitted to live to see its pages. His death occurred Aug. 2, 1906; widow res. Waseca, Minn.
666 Mary Helen, b. May 20, 1850; m. Daniel J. Shaw.
667 Arthur Homer, b. Jan. 28, 1854; res. Minneapolis.
668 Samuel Eugene, b. May 10, 1862; res. Minneapolis.
489 Ebenezer Goodhue8 Ranney (brother to Henry Eugene), b. June 7, 1830, Summerhill, N. Y.; m. (1) Nov. 28, 1859, Homer, N. Y., Harriet Sophia Kinney, b. May 28, 1829, Homer, N. Y., d. May 25, 1894, Homer, N. Y., dau. of Daniel Kinney; m. (2) Aug. 15, 1895, Homer, N. Y., Carrie Belle Barker, b. June 23, 1863, New York City, dau. of Luther E. Barker and Mary E. Purple; Rep., farmer to 1890. Since 1856 engaged in western investments. Deacon Cong. Ch. since 1878. Res. Homer, N. Y. Deacon Ranney writes:
“At twenty-two years of age I began farming for myself on a poor farm in Summerhill, with a large debt on my hands. After a few years of successful farming, having extinguished my debt in 1856, I began to make a yearly trip of a few weeks for business to what was then the new wild West. For the first few years stopping in Illinois, eighty miles west of Chicago. Chicago then was a small city with plank sidewalks, and the State of Illinois the greater of it unbroken prairie. A few years later I went as far west as Owatonna, Minn., which consisted of a few little log houses and an occasional small frame building, but which now is a city of 12,000 inhabitants, with large brick business blocks and elegant homes, as well as expensive public buildings. The country had but very few settlers at that time, and the land was being given away by the government to actual settlers, where the fine farms are now, that are being sold for from $60 to $70 per acre. In 1890, and for several years after, I spent a few weeks yearly at Flandreau, S. D., and Redwood Falls, Minn., which were small towns, and the country around them only partially occupied, and with productions very limited, where now the farms have come to be valuable and producing abundant crops. For the past five or six years I have been at Enid, Oklahoma, and Great Falls, Montana, where I have been privileged to see the rapid growth and wonderful prosperity of those sections of new country which were entirely unknown to civilization and to white men in my early years. It seems now very strange to me, as I think of the great changes I have witnessed. The great, rich, and populous West of to-day, which constitutes so great a factor in the political and financial affairs of the nation, was as nothing in those early days.”
Harriet Alice, b. Jan. 22, 1865; d. May 29, 1895.
490 Lydia Rebecca8 Ranney (Russell7, Elijah6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 27, 1842, Westminster West, Vt.; m. Dec. 31, 1862, Westminster West, Edward Luman Campbell, b. Mar. 13, 1840, Westminster West, son of George Campbell and Adeline Diadama Wilcox; farmer, Rep.; rem. 1867 to Comstock, N. Y., where they reside. (See the Wilcox Family.)
Julia Ellen, b. Dec. 23, 1863; unm.
Carrie, b. Apr. 22, 1866; d. June 11, 1902.
George Russell, b. Feb. 25, 1868, Comstock, N. Y.; res. Warner City, Texas.
Mary Warner, b. July 28, 1870; res. Poultney, Vt.
Edward Preston, b. Dec. 16, 1871; d. Mar. 18, 1904.
Charles Henry, b. Jan. 24, 1876; d. Nov. 5, 1900.
Emma Louise, b. Sept. 7, 1881; unm.
491 Caroline8 Ranney (Elijah Bradford7, Elijah6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. June 25, 1838, Westminster West, Vt.; m. Nov. 19, 1857, Neenah, Wis., Frederick Wallace Wheeler, b. Aug. 20, 1826, Berkshire, Vt., retired farmer, teacher, and Town Supt. of Schools 1850-1860; Rep., Cong., then Meth.; res. since 1857, Neevah, Wis.
Caroline Elizabeth, b. June 13, 1859; unm.
Helen Diadama, b. Apr. 20, 1865; unm.
669 Sarah Eleanor, b. June 11, 1869; m. Bert James Brien.
492 Alfred Patterson8 Ranney (Lyman Crawford7, Elijah6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. June 16, 1838, Westminster West, Vt.; m. (1) Dec. 15, 1863, Harriet Phillips, b. Oct. 27, 1843; d. May 20, 1886, dau. of Gardner Phillips and Pamelia Carpenter; m. (2) June 7, 1887, Mary F. Clark, b. July 15, 1846, dau. of Fessenden Clark and Mary Hunt. Farmer until 1872, merchant until 1895, Rep., Deacon in Cong. ch., as were three ancestors in the same church. Enlisted Aug. 28, 1862, Co. B, 16th Reg. Vt. Vols., color-bearer; disc. Aug. 10, 1863, mem. of Greenwood Post G. A. R.; res. Westminster West, Vt.
493 Mary Elizabeth8 Ranney (sister to Alfred Patterson), b. Feb. 16, 1846, Westminster West, Vt.; m. Mar. 8, 1866, Westminster West, Otis Franklin Buxton, b. Sept. 17, 1839, Ripton, Vt.; d. Apr. 26, 1901, Westminster West. Cong., farmer, Co. B, 16th Vermont Inf. In battle of Gettysburg. She resides Westminster West, Vt., P. O. Address, Putney, Vt.
670 Clara Lucy, b. Aug. 25, 1867; m. Amasa A. Fuller.
Walter Franklin, b. Mar. 14, 1870; res. Putney, Vt.
494 Isabella Crawford8 Ranney (sister to Alfred Patterson), b. Dec 6, 1851, Westminster West, Vt.; m. May 12, 1874, St. Johnsbury, Vt., Charles Herbert Stevens, b. May 2, 1849, St. Johnsbury, Vt., son of James Russell Stevens and Susan Field. Wholesale lumber merchant; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Arthur Lyman, b. July 13, 1876; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Helen Crawford, b. July 31, 1880; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
495 Charles Hall8 Ranney (George7, Elijah6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 22, 1844, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; m. (1) July 27, 1870, Sarah Ann Hawkins, b. Jan. 20, 1844; d. Apr. 11, 1881, dau. of Lewis and Hannah Hawkins; m. (2) June 5, 1883, Nancy P. Bennett, b. July 1, 1837; d. Aug. 30, 1898, dau. of Calvin and Phila Bennett; m. (3) Mrs. Mary Huse Jobert, b. Jan. 21, 1847, dau. of Urenzo P. and Abia Huse Wakefield. R. R. conductor, Univ., Rep., G. A. R.; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Etta May, b. Aug. 22, 1874; m. Beeman A. Donaldson; res. Woodfords, Me.
Doris, b. June 16, 1899.
Corinne, b. Apr. 27, 1900.
Helen Ruth, b. May 26, 1904.
496 Crawford8 Ranney (brother to Charles Hall), b. Feb. 2, 1848, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; m. Mar. 13, 1871, Clara E. Nichols, b. Aug. 25, 1850, dau. of J. H. and Louise P. Nichols. Rep., real estate and insurance, Deacon Cong. ch.; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Edith Eliza, b. Sept. 21, 1874; m. July 8, 1898, C. H. Lingham; res. Newton
497 Olive Eliza8 Ranney (sister to Charles Hall), b. Sept. 20, 1852, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; m. Oct. 21, 1874, Freeman Alonzo Pierce, b. May 6, 1849, St. Johnsbury, son of Abel A. Pierce and Rosetta Ayer. Mfr., Rep., Meth.; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Ethel Rosetta, b. Aug. 18, 1877; m. July 25, 1905, Dwight C. Dun; res. Amesbury,
George, b. Feb. 2, 1880, unm.; res. St. Johnsbury.
Carl Freeman, b. Dec. 23, 1881; m. Aug. 16, 1903, May Stuebler; res. Greensburg, Penn.
498 Freemont8 Ranney (brother to Charles Hall), b. May 15, 1856, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; m. July 3, 1877, Jane Esther Church, b. 1855, Bury, Prov. Quebec, dau. of Isaac and Maria Church. Mechanic, Rep., Cong., I. O. O. F.; res. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Florence May, b. Aug. 10, 1881; unm.
Nelson Church, b. Dec. 11, 1884; unm.
499 Sarah Jane8 Ranney (sister to Charles Hall), b. July 6, 1858, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; m. Aug. 31, 1880, George Henry Morrill, b. Nov. 12, 1855, Danville, Vt., son of Mellen Morrill and Adaline Hawkins. Farmer, Rep., Cong., I. O. O. F.; res. on home farm of her father, St. Johnsbury.
500 Emma Snow8 Ranney (Aretus7, Joseph6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 10, 1840, Chittenden, Vt.; m. Jan. 11, 1872, Alanson Puffer, b. Orange, Mass., of Scotch ancestry. She was much interested in the preparation of a Ranney genealogy and rendered much assistance to the compiler. The following is a part of the obituary published at her death which occurred Apr. 21, 1905:
“The deceased was educated at Castleton Seminary, in Vermont, graduating in 1866. She began teaching when only 16 years old, and came to Malta in 1869, where she taught two years, making her home with her sister, Mrs. Matilda Holmes, whose daughter and three sons are the only surviving relatives of Mrs. Puffer, she being the last of her family.
“In the spring of 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Puffer came from Vermont to Illinois, settling on a farm in Milan township, where they resided nine years. They then removed to the farm two and one half miles north of Malta, which was their home until 1894. They then retired to the home in the village of Malta, where they have ever since resided. For many years, Mrs. Puffer’s aged parents had their home with her, and received her tender care during their declining years.
“She united with the Congregational church in her old Vermont home at an early age, removing her membership to the Congregational church of Malta in July, 1872.
“This brief statement covers the important facts in Mrs. Puffer’s life of more than three score years, but gives no hint at the sterling nature of her character as a Christian of marked piety, devoted to the church of her choice and to the cause of Christ in all the earth; staunch in the cause of reform and uncompromising in her defense of the principles of righteousness.
“She was a woman of intelligence, wide reading and broad information. Her Bible was her constant companion, and its precepts and promises household words with her. She was a constant reader of the religious press of her own church, and always evinced a deep interest in all religious affairs.
“The church in Malta, of which she was a faithful member, was, outside of her own home and family, the dearest object of her affection. She loved it with unvarying devotion, and it owed much to her faithful service in its behalf. The vacancy which her removal occasions may never be filled, but the fruits of her prayers and labors in its behalf will long abide. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union loses a faithful and conscientious member.
“It was her lot to suffer long and grievously from the malady which terminated her earthly life, but her sufferings were borne with a patience and fortitude which could only result from an abiding faith and trust in her Savior Earth has too few of such faithful, conscientious souls of whom it may truly be said they were faithful unto death, and have inherited a crown of life.”
501 Matilda8 Ranney (sister to Emma Snow), b. Oct. 18, 1841, Chittenden, Vt.; m. Sept. 23, 1861, Winslow Holmes, b. May 4, 1835, Whiting, Vt., who resided 1861-1871, in Ill.; 1871-1900, Lake City, Iowa; since then Shellrock, Iowa; farmer, Bapt., Rep. She was Bapt. and d. Oct. 9, 1889, Lake City, Ia.
David Brainerd, b. June 29, 1862; m. Feb. 11, 1892, Nettie Orput, b. Feb. 12,
1869, dau. of Sylvester and Ellen Orput; res. Baker City, Oregon.
Ellen Matilda, b. Oct. 23, 1897.
Emma Sylvia, b. Feb. 1, 1865; m. Oct. 6, 1900, Albert Jones, b. Nov. 18, 1872,
farmer; res. Paha, Washington.
Fred Winslow, b. Aug. 13, 1871; unm.; res. Paha, Washington.
Mary Cleopatra, b. Oct. 30, 1873; d. Oct. 23, 1889.
Harvey Aretus, b. July 4, 1876; m. Feb. 15, 1900, Bertha Ralston, b. Jan. 25, 1877, dau. of Paul Ralston and Emma Geneva Thorne; res. Campbell, Iowa.
Ralph Gregg, b. Dec. 15, 1900.
Glenn Elden, b. May 29, 1902.
Merle C., b. Jan. 4, 1906.
502 Priscilla Esther8 Ranney (Philetus7, Joseph6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 28, 1837, Westminster West, Vt.; d. Nov. 23, 1906, Chicago, Ill.; m. Oct. 5, 1852, Palmyra, Wis., Michael Alexander Throne, b. Jan. 21, 1821, Hanover, York Co., Pa.; d. Mar. 11, 1894, Chicago. In Palmyra, Wis., and Chicago, was mfr. of cigars and tobacco, then for twenty years a mfr. of spring beds. Private in band of 16th Regt. Wis. Vols., wounded at Shiloh, sent to hospital, then home, ill at home for a year, then disc. Was Presb. and Rep. Mrs. Throne’s entire life in Chicago was passed in the house in which she died, having rendered valuable assistance to the compiler of this volume.
Michael Windsor, b. Apr. 9, 1864; m. Sept. 30, 1880, Loese Voice. He d. May
26, 1885. She m. (2) William Eschbaugh.
Charles William, b. Nov. 27, 1861; unm.; res. Chicago, Ill.
Bella Mina, b. June 6, 1867, Brodhead, Wis.; m. Jan. 1, 1901, Walter Jewett Pinkerton, M. D., b. Feb. 11, 1872, Waupaca, Wis., son of Robert Pinkerton and Belda Jewett, both born in Ireland. Dr. Pinkerton is F. & A. M., and physician to Mining company, Bessemer, Mich.
Beatrice Throne, b. Jan. 21, 1906.
Carrie Eleanor, b. July 10, 1870, Brodhead, Wis.; m. May 29, 1905, Chicago, Ill.,
Charles Frank Colcord, b. Sept. 21, 1867, Effingham, N. H.; Gen. Mgr. Western Live Stock Co.; Rep.; res. Chicago, Ill.
Frances Owena, b. Dec. 2, 1877, Chicago, Ill.; m. June 2, 1900, Chicago, Ill., Oscar Rudolph Dogge, b. Dec. 18, 1877, Milwaukee, Wis., son of Dr. Herman Dogge of Grandeus, Prussia. Telegraph operator; res, Chicago, Ill.
503 Selina Roxana8 Ranney (sister to Priscilla Esther), b. May 4, 1840, Westminster West, Vt.; m. July 6, 1868, Brodhead, Wis., Edgar Judson Forester, b. June 18, 1834; veterinary surgeon; res. Rockton, Ill.
Fred J., b. Apr. 1, 1870, Charles City, Ia.; m. Jan. 3, 1896, Janesville, Wis., Susan
Loveless; res. Rockton, Ill.
Loudy Lovetta, b. Aug. 26, 1897.
Nettie Maude, b. Feb. 13, 1872; d. Feb. 22, 1879.
Della Viola, b. Aug. 8, 1875; m. Aug. 1, 1894, Beloit, Wis., Charles A. Stevens; res. San Diego, Cal.
Charlotte Viola, b. Sept. 10, 1895.
Lola Eveline, b. Apr. 9, 1898.
Frank Peter, b. Nov. 15, 1873; m. Aug. 15, 1898, Catherine Dean.
Nettie Maude, b. May 17, 1899.
Jessie Pearl, b. Feb. 6, 1880; m. Nov. 1, 1901, Giles H. Lovesee; res. Roscoe, Ill.
Harold Franklin, b. Jan. 19, 1905.
504 Elsie Josephine8 Ranney (sister to Priscilla Esther), b. Apr. 7, 1844, Palmyra, Wis.; m. May 8, 1868, Eli Congdon, b. Aug. 12, 1835, Washington Co., N. Y.; d. Dec. 30, 1894, Palmyra, Wis. Farmer, Rep., Meth., private Co. B, 16th Reg. Wis. Vols., Oct. 8, 1861-Dec., 1862. Taken prisoner at Shiloh, in Andersonville prison 90 days. Widow res. Palmyra, Wis.
Joseph H., b. Nov. 6, 1870.
Frank, b. July 22, 1873; m. Oct. 11, 1899, Olive Walker, b. Dec. 9, 1879, Oak Hill, Wis., dau. of George Washington Walker and Nancy Ann Smith. Farmer, Rep.; res. Palmyra, Wis.
Esther Pearl, b. May 27, 1900.
William, b. Sept. 5, 1876; m. July 28, 1897, Evelyn Dutcher, b. Apr. 14, 1881,
Oak Hill, Wis., dau. of Theodore Dutcher and Elizabeth Roe. Farmer,
Rep.; res. Palmyra, Wis.
Ruth Hazel, b. Aug. 26, 1901.
Earl Franklin, b. Nov. 24, 1902.
Etta, b. July 28, 1898.
Flood, b. Apr. 13, 1899.
Guy, b. Apr. 13, 1901.
Leroy, b. July 30, 1904.
505 William Addison8 Ranney (Ira Patterson7, Joseph6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 25, 1836, Summerhill, N. Y.; m. Nov. 4, 1857, Summerhill, Harriet A. Freelove, b. May 31, 1838, Locke, N. Y.; d. Dec. 12, 1890, Cortland, N. Y., dau. of Bailiff Freelove. Farmer, Rep., Meth.; d. Dec. 31, 1897, Cortland, N. Y.
671 Alfred Clayton, b. Sept. 21, 1858.
672 Ira Clinton, b. Aug. 12, 1860.
Charles Sumner, b. Mar. 8, 1863; m. Feb. 28, 1888, Groton, N. Y., Frances Irene Webster, b. Mar. 31, 1868, Groton, dau. of Francis Willis Webster and Frances Jennie Hollister. In creamery business, Rep., both Cong.; res. Locke, N. Y.
673 William Addison, b. Mar. 22, 1871.
674 Mary Jeannette, b. Mar. 29, 1873.
Curry Arthur, b. Jan. 25, 1875; d. Apr. 28, 1902; student Rutgers College.
506 Clifford Ira8 Ranney (brother to William Addison), b. May 25, 1838, Summerhill, N. Y.; m. July 4, 1865, Summerhill, Frances Sophia Maltbie, b. Oct. 13, 1839, Summerhill, dau. of Daniel Maltbie and Desire Howland. Farmer, Rep., Meth.; res. from 1866, Groton, N. Y., to his death. He d. June 17, 1878; she Aug. 26, 1885.
675 Mary Emma, b. Apr. 8, 1866; m. David K. Galusha.
676 Joseph Austin, b. Aug. 15, 1867.
Susan Eleanor, b. Aug. 10, 1869; unm. Private secretary; res. Cleveland, O.
Alice Mary, b. Dec. 19, 1871; unm., graduate nurse; res. Groton, N. Y.
677 Walter Daniel, b. May 14, 1875.
507 Joseph Emerson8 Ranney (Rev. Timothy Emerson), b. May 9, 1849, Lee’s Creek Mission, Indian Territory; m. Jan. 2, 1872, Victory, Vt., Ladorna Josephine Jones, b. Jan. 15, 1855, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; d. Mar. 22, 1879, Victory, Vt., dau. of Horace Buck Jones and Mary Randall. Farmer, Rep., Cong., I. O. O. F., P. of H.; res. St. Johnsbury Center, Vt.
Albert Jones, b. Jan. 31, 1873; d. Aug. 29, 1874.
Gertrude, b. Oct. 30, 1874, St. Johnsbury Center, Vt.; m. Sept. 21, 1893, Emerson Lewis Graves, b. Aug. 10, 1865, Beloit, Wis., son of Willet and Sarah (------------) Graves. Rep., express business; res. Los Angeles, Cal.
Albert Lee, b. Oct. 30, 1878; d. May 7, 1903; m. Elizabeth Hicks, b. in Eng. She res. St. Albans, Vt.
Sarah Gertrude, b. 1900.
508 Timothy Taylor8 Ranney (brother to Joseph Emerson), b. Nov. 9, 1852, Lee’s Creek Mission, Indian Territory; m. Jan. 8, 1884, Claremont, N. H., Abbie Ethena Densmore, b. Apr. 26, 1856, Claremont, N. H., dau. of Jonathan Densmore and Clarissa S. Dustin. Mr. Ranney’s parents came East in 1861, running the border gauntlet, overtaken first by Southern sympathizers, and then by Northern, several times questioned by each. Mr. Ranney was educated at West Charlestown and St. Johnsbury, Vt.; in business, 1870-83, in Claremont; 1883-89 in Montpelier, Vt.; 1889-98 in Springfield, Vt.; 1898 till now in business in Montpelier. Rep., Meth., I. O. O. F.
Clarence Raymond, b. July 2, 1886, Montpelier, Vt.; grad. High School, 1904;
1907 student in Eng. Dept. Uni. Vt., Burlington, Vt.
509 Albert Barnes8 Ranney (Rev. Joseph Addison7, Joseph6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 31, 1844, Carlinville, Ill.; m. Nov. 21, 1867, Three Rivers, Mich., Theresa Althea Hicks, b. Sept. 5, 1848, N. York; d. Nov. 24, 1894, Anthony, Kan.; mem. Cong. ch. Mr. Ranney was a grocery merchant. Enlisted 1861, 19th Reg., Mich. Vol.; was in Sherman’s March to the Sea. Rep., mem. Cong. ch., postmaster at Three Rivers, Mich., under Pres. Grant. Died Dec. 16, 1904, Arkansas City, Kan.
677a Kate Hicks, b. Aug. 22, 1868; m. Dr. C. E. Bowen.
Joseph Herbert, b. Feb. 16, 1875; m. Aug. 3, 1898, Ella Piera Britton; res. Arkansas City, Kan.
Ray Palmer, b. Nov. 25, 1877; unm.
Mary Rosalind, b. July 14, 1881, unm., Anthony, Kan.
510 Joseph Addison8 Ranney (brother to Albert Barnes), b. Oct. 12, 1847, Godfrey, Ill.; m. May 18, 1871, Three Rivers, Mich., Ella Electa Hutchinson, b. Nov. 21, 1850, Frederickton, O., dau. of James Hutchinson. Wholesale merchant, Rep., Presby.; res. Arkansas City, Kan.
Flora Maud, b. Sept. 28, 1872; m. Apr. 6, 1904, Royal King Starkweather, b.
Sept. 28, 1877, Northville, Mich. Rep., hotel mgr.; res. Arkansas City, Kan.
Lotta Agnes, b. Mar. 12, 1876; m. Nov. 6, 1901, Heber Bingham Mize, b. Mar. 26, 1876, Atchison, Kan.; res. same.
Elizabeth Ranney, b. Aug. 29, 1902.
Walter Roy, b. May 19, 1879; m. Mar. 31, 1906, Arkansas City, Kan., Elizabeth
Meade, b. Nov. 9, 1882, Topeka, Kan., dau. of John Mackay Meade and Emily Jane Ward.
Caroline, b. Nov. 15, 1903.
Joseph Addison, b. May 13, 1907.
Helen Mabel, b. Jan. 1, 1889.
511 Joseph Preston8 Ranney (Joel Arnold7, Joseph6, Elijah5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 8, 1855, Westminster West, Vt.; m. Dec. 9, 1879, Putney, Vt., Augusta Fannie Parker, b. Jan. 7, 1861, dau. of George Putnam Parker and Fanny Whiting Richardson. Farmer, Rep., Cong.; res. Putney, Vt.
Clara Belle, b. Jan, 7, 1881; m. Dec. 9, 1902, Walter Merrill Atcherson, b. Mar.
31, 1877; machinist, Rep., Meth., K. of P., M. W. of A., K. of M.; res. Claremont, N. H.
Myrtle Evelyn, b. Sept. 8, 1904.
Ella Frances, b. July 17, 1883; m. Jan. 14, 1904, Harry Foster Nelson, b. July 20, 1879, Craftsbury, Vt. Rep., Cong., railway postal clerk; res. Brattleboro, Vt.
Hazel Clare, b. Sept. 8, 1904.
Emilie Florence, b. Nov. 10, 1905.
Harold Raymond, b. Dec. 4, 1905.
Blanche Taft, b. Sept. 15, 1884.
Henry Parker, b. Dec. 30, 1891.
512 Mary Alice8 Ranney (sister to Joseph Preston), b. Mar. 28, 1858, Westminster West, Vt.; m. Mar. 4, 1879, Springfield, Mass., William H. Dickinson; res. Putney, Vt.
Lewis Taft, b. Dec. 15, 1879; d. Nov. 12, 1881.
513 George Arthur8 Ranney (brother to Joseph Preston), b. July 7, 1860; m. Dec. 6, 1881, Brattleboro, Vt., Stella Melvina Stoddard, b. Oct. 31, 1850, Chesterfield, N. H., dau. of David Leverett Stoddard and Harriet Melvina Walton. Farmer, Univ.; d. Feb. 15, 1890. Widow res. Westminster West, Vt.
Louis Austin, b. May 26, 1883; unm.
Leslie Walton, b. Jan. 21, 1886; unm.
Elizabeth Marion, b. May 6, 1888.
514 Sallie Avery8 Ranney (Roswell7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 20, 1834, Pittsfield, Vt.; d. Sept. 30, 1870; m. Feb. 28, 1856, Jasper H. Pinney, b. Aug. 20, 1828, Pittsfield, who resides Woodstock, Vt.
Eldula A., b. Sept. 5, 1864; m. July 7, 1883, Galen R. Edson; res. Rutland, Mass.
Leon Edward, b. June 7, 1884.
Chloe May, b. May 8, 1867; m. Aug. 16, 1885, Dr. W. E. Chamberlain; res. West Boylston, Mass.
William Ranney, b. Mar. 13, 1890.
Lina Louisa, b. Sept. 19, 1887.
515 Emeline Amelia8 Ranney (Daniel Holland7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. May 13, 1838, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. May 25, 1862, Elkhorn, Wis., Spencer Solomon Steele, b. June 13, 1834, Madrid, N. Y. Mechanic, Meth.; res. Beloit, Wis.
Clara Justina, b. July 6, 1864; m. Aug. 1, 1906, Francis M. Woodard, b. May 26, 1863. Lawyer, res. Fredonia, Kan.
Atley George, b. July 23, 1866; d. Feb. 4, 1869.
Everett Ranney, b. June 28, 1868.
Nellie Bridge, b. Dec. 23, 1871; m. Sept. 19, 1897, James Bowers, res. Whitewater, Wis.
Olive Hamilton, b. Nov. 27, 1880; m. Apr. 28, 1906, Howard Dickinson Wheeler, b. Sept. 29, 1884, son of Frank O. and Florence Dickinson Wheeler of Antigo, Wis.; res. Beloit, Wis.
516 Justina Belcher8 Ranney (sister to Emeline Amelia), b. Apr. 17, 1840, Norfolk, N. Y.; d. Mar. 20, 1885, Denver, Col.; m. Aug. 25, 1862, Elkhorn, Wis., Rev. George Richardson, b. July 21, 1838, Northfield, Vt. Banker, retired Meth. clergyman, since 1871, on acct. of ill health; res. Denver, Col.
Elbert George, b. Jan. 8, 1864; res. Victory, Col.
Mary Emma, b. May 17, 1867; d. Aug. 28, 1867.
Clarence Marshall, b. Sept. 2, 1868; d. June 23, 1870.
678 Fred Ranney, b. Apr. 16, 1871.
Frank Lee, b. Aug. 28, 1874; res. Chicago, Ill.
Alice Nellie, b. Dec. 21, 1876; unm.; res. Denver, Col.
George, b. Aug. 8, 1879; res. Victory, Col.
517 Nellie8 Ranney (sister to Emeline Amelia), b. June 25, 1851, Norfolk, N. Y.; m. Jan. 19, 1871, William Harrison Bridge, b. July 16, 1844, Koshkonong, Wis., son of Scotch Presbyterians who came in 1843 to the U.S. Engaged in milling flour and cereals, Rep., Cong., A. O. U. W. Mrs. Bridge was a school teacher; res. Norfolk, Neb.
Mary Justine, b. Apr. 12, 1875.
William G., b. Oct. 13, 1877; d. while Junior at Univ. of Neb., Dec. 29, 1896.
Ernest Lee, b. Nov. 7, 1882, grad. 1904, Univ. Neb.
John Warren, b. Mar. 25, 1884, student at Oberlin Coll.
518 Levi Marble8 Ranney (brother to Emeline Amelia), b. Feb. 20, 1855, Elkhorn, Wis.; m. Mar. 14, 1878, Koshkonong, Wis., Kate De Ette Buell, b. June 25, 1854, Koshkonong, Wis., dau. of Carlos Pembroke Buell and Mary Jane Persons. Farmer, Rep., M. E. ch., E. F. W.; res. Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Ethel Sawyer, b. May 7, 1879; m. Aug. 2, 1906, Dr. Ralph H. Parker; res. Storm Lake, Iowa.
Helen, b. Jan. 21, 1890.
519 Aurelia Lucinda8 Ranney (Silas7, Daniel4, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 19, 1837, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Nov. 20, 1859, Elkhorn, Wis., Jonathan Allen, b. Aug. 27, 1831, Stockbridge, Vt., son of Jonathan Nye Allen and Eunice Twitchell. He d. Oct. 9, 1865, Elkhorn, Wis. She d. June 21, 1871, New Hartford, Ia.
Judson Lafayette, b. Oct. 5, 1863; res. Iowa Falls, Ia.
520 Fayette Silas8 Ranney (brother to Aurelia Lucinda), b. Feb. 28, 1844, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Oct. 16, 1866, Walworth Co., Wis., Annabell Pollock, b. Jan. 19, 1845, Walworth Co., Wis., dau. of Thomas Pollock and Susanna Manderson. She is Presb., life mem. For. Miss. Soc. Mr. Ranney is a retired farmer; rem. to Walworth Co., Wis., 1868, to Grundy Co., Ia., 1883. Enl. Aug. 21, 1862, private Co. I, 28th Reg. Wis. Vol. Inf. Wounded at Pine Bluff, Ark., in battles at Hickmann, Tenn.; Fort Pemberton, Miss.; Helena, Ark.; Little Rock, Ark.; Warren, Ark.; Pine Bluff, Ark.; Spanish Forts and Fort Bleakly, Ala. Disc. at exp. term, Brownsville, Texas; Rep., Presby. ch., G. A. R.; res. Storm Lake, Iowa.
679 Susan Manderson, b. Oct. 12, 1867; m. Banks M. Smith.
680 Fred Fayette, b. Mar. 14, 1870.
681 Belle Maud, b. Mar. 14, 1877; m. Robert Bleakly.
Thomas Pollock, b. Nov. 17, 1881; grad. Storm Lake H. S.; two years at Iowa State College; grad. North-Western Univ. Med. Coll., 1905; Intern at St. Luke’s Hosp., Chicago.
521 Martha Vandora8 Ranney (sister to Aurelia Lucinda), b. Feb. 26, 1846, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Feb. 24, 1864, Lafayette, Wis., Thomas James Pollock, b. June 26, 1842, Lafayette, Wis., private Co. I, 28th Reg. Wis. Vols.; Rep., Cong., F. & A. M.; res. Zearing, Iowa.
681a Wallace Adelbert, b. Aug. 4, 1865; m. ---. Res. Clemens, Ia.
Thomas Elmer, b. July 15, 1868. Res. Flagstaff, Ariz.
Robert Ranney, b. May 13, 1870. Res. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
George V., b. Dec. 5, 1872; d. Oct. 29, 1899.
Luella V., b. Dec. 5, 1877; d. Dec. 8, 1880.
522 Daniel Leroy8 Ranney (brother to Aurelia Lucinda), b. Aug. 15, 1849, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. (1) Mar., 1870, Elkhorn, Wis., Jeannette Young, b. Sept. 2, 1850; d. June 9, 1889, New Hartford, Ia., dau. of John and Lucinda Young; m. (2) May 2, 1896, New Hartford, America Kennison. He is a retired farmer, Rep., F. & A. M., O. E. S.; res. New Hartford, Ia.
Effie Luella, b. Sept. 13, 1875; m. Sept. 29, 1897, Doyle Hurlbut, son of Enoch Elijah Hurlbut; res. New Hartford, Ia.
Dallas Lee, b. Aug. 9, 1898.
Leroy, b. Dec. 6, 1882; m. Nov. 1905, Katie Pease; clerk, Meth., Rep., F. & A. M., O. E. S.; res. New Hartford, Ia.
Evelyn Jeannette, b. Dec. 19, 1906.
523 Wallace Austin8 Ranney (brother to Aurelia Lucinda), b. Aug. 4, 1853, Walworth Co., Ia.; m. Mar. 30, 1872, Grundy Co., Ia., Adelaide Eliza Clayton, b. 1856, Fayette Co., Ia., dau. of Windsor Darling Clayton and Martha Jane Moore. Farmer, Rep., Pres. School Board. Res. New Hartford, Ia.
681b Justin Austin, b. May 21, 1873.
681c Amos Moore, b. Aug. 31, 1874.
Forest Clifton, b. Feb. 18, 1877; d. 1897.
Frank Ellsworth, b. Oct. 24, 1882. At 17 he began to learn the carpenter’s trade. In 1903 took special course in civil engineering and obtained a theoretical knowledge of building the higher types of buildings. In 1905 rem. to Regina, Can., and practiced his art. In June, 1904, rem. to Seattle, Wash.; m. Aug. 1, 1906, Alice Aitken, b. June 14, 1886, Rosetta, Ontario, dau. of William Aitken. Rep. Res. Seattle, Wash.
Leo, b. Aug 26, 1884; grad. Normal School; Prin. 1905-6, Woodard, Ore., 1906-7, Seattle, Wash. Meth., Rep. Res. Seattle, Wash.
Winslow Clayton, b. May 18, 1886. Res. Lesser Slave Lake, Canada.
Wilbur Taylor, b. Apr. 27, 1890. Res. at home.
524 Geraldine Calista8 Ranney (Reuben7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 25, 1836, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. Mar. 8, 1862, Elkhorn, Wis.; James Zephaniah Short, b. May 21, 1838, Cooperstown, N. Y.; d. Mar. 31, 1882, Glyndon, Minn. Town treasurer, farmer, Rep., Meth. Enlisted Aug., 1862, as private Co. I, 28th Wis. Vols. In battles of Helena, Mt. Elby, Zazoo Pass, siege of Spanish fort in Mobile campaign; mustered out Aug. 23, 1865, Brownsville, Texas. Rec’d pay and final disc. Sept. 23, 1865. She d. May 24, 1903, Elkhorn, Wis.
Loren Judson, b. Dec. 22, 1862; d. June 9, 1884.
Ada May, b. Oct. 31, 1866; d. June 28, 1874.
682 Rena Dell, b. Feb. 16, 1868; m. G. Q. Dunlop.
683 George Ranney, b. Nov. 17, 1869.
684 Ernest Alden, b. Feb. 20, 1871.
685 Frank James, b. June 20, 1873.
Lucia Annette, b. Mar. 31, 1875; d. Feb. 17, 1894.
Luella, b. Nov. 4, 1876; d. Nov. 8, 1899.
Adelaide, b. Jan. 31, 1878; d. June 6, 1895.
524a Lucia Ann Ranney8 (sister to Geraldine Calista), b. Sept. 26, 1840, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. Sept. 18, 1895, Elkhorn, Wis., Isaac A. Travis, b. May 22, 1849, Elba, N. Y. Apiarian and mechanic, Rep., M. E. ch.; res. Elkhorn, Wis.
525 Milo Bingham8 Ranney (brother to Geraldine Calista), b. Sept. 9, 1850, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. Adelaide Wylie, b. May 12, 1856, Elkhorn, Wis., dau. of Calvin Hemstead Wylie and Nancy Badger Bell. Farmer and mgr. creamery. Town clerk fourteen years, mem. County and Town school boards, Rep., M. E. ch. Died suddenly May 10, 1904, Milwaukee, where he was for treatment. The widow res. at Elkhorn, Wis.
“Mr. Ranney was one of the solid men of Walworth county. True to the ideas of his New England ancestry, he was a man of the strictest integrity, of strong and unflagging purpose and with a public spirit which easily gave his forceful life a leadership in the community. The unbroken success of the Bowers Creamery was due, not simply to his thrifty and vigorous management, but to the unqualified confidence he enjoyed with all the farmers round about. He had no interest in speculative ventures. His upright soul recoiled from any scheme which proposed any other than a legitimate return from honest work, well done.
“Mr. Ranney was also proof against the appeals of cheap politics. He never could be a party to the little deals and trades so common among the small souls that make up the political workers in every community. While he held office in the town and county, it was always because he was the best man for the place. In all these offices he was easily the model official, after which all others might take their pattern. At the very time of his death and entirely without his knowledge he was being discussed as the most desirable candidate for Assemblyman to the next Legislature. The office always sought the man and not the man the office. His taking away is felt to be a most untimely one by many all over the county, who only know him by reputation; but who feel the need of such forceful upright men to fight the battles of the people against the usurpation of privileged classes and the treachery of corrupt politicians. More than any other man in this region he verified the saying that, ‘An honest man is the noblest work of God.’
“Mr. Ranney was a deeply religious man. For years a member of the Methodist church at Spring Prairie, he was also its leading official and main support. His steadfast purpose and consistent example will be sadly missed by his fellow Christians among whom he had lived and served for so many years. But his life has for years given to the community the illustration of the possibilities of true Christian manhood and so will continue to bear fruit long after his personal acquaintance shall have passed away. ‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord: Yea, saith the Spirit, they do rest from their labors and their works do follow them.’” From the Lake Geneva News of May 19, 1904.
Perry Calvin Ranney, b. Mar. 26, 1881, Elkhorn, Wis.; grad. Uni. Of Wis.; succeeded to his father’s business; unm.; res. Elkhorn, Wis.
526 Reuben Waldo8 Ranney (brother to Geraldine Calista), b. May 14, 1855, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. July 17, 1878, Spring Prairie, Wis., Luella Harmon Foote, b. Dec. 13, 1855, Spring Prairie, Wis., dau. of Mark H. Foote. Was grain dealer in Duluth, Glyndon, Moorhead and Foxhome, Minn. He was a strong and popular man in his community and always concerned in the betterment and welfare of the people; mem. of Mason, Woodman, Maccabee orders. Died Feb. 23, 1905. Widow resides at Foxhome, Minn. No children.
527 Harris Guernsey8 Ranney (Jonathan Holland7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 30, 1850, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. July 5, 1870, Manchester, N. H., Caroline May Gibbs, b. May 1, 1851, Pittsfield, Vt., dau. of Lyman Gibbs and Parthenia Elvira Higgins. Liveryman, Rep., F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., both Methodists; res. Pittsfield, Vt.
Nellie, b. Feb. 4, 1872; d. Apr. 7, 1874.
Charles Gibbs, b. Apr. 15, 1874; d. Apr. 15, 1874.
686 Josephine Axtell, b. May 7, 1875; m. Geo. W. Spaulding.
Lucy Inez, b. Apr. 22, 1878.
Izah Daisy, b. June 10, 1881.
Achsah Irene, Apr. 20, 1884; m. Fred A. Edmunds.
Jonathan Harris, b. July 23, 1886.
Zilpah May, b. May 1, 1890.
528 Harley Austin8 Ranney (brother to Harris Guernsey), b. Sept. 22, 1857, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. June 21, 1898, Covington, Ky., Myra Parker Spalding, b. Oct. 10, 1868, Louisville, Ky., dau. of William Davis Spalding and Mellie Parker. Episcopal. Mr. Ranney is a retired merchant, Rep., K. of P.; res. Newton, N. H.
530 Fred Lincoln8 Ranney (brother to Harris Guernsey), b. May 8, 1865, Pittsfield, Vt.; m. Dec. 29, 1886, Pittsfield, Vt., Lillian Austin, b. Dec. 31, 1868, Hinesburg, Vt., dau. of John H. Austin and Sarah P. Hayes. Farmer; res. Pittsfield, Vt.
Grace I., b. July 12, 1888.
Lora Mildred, b. Oct. 5, 1890.
531 Frederick Augustus8 Luther (Lucy Holland7, Mary Ranney5, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 28, 1855, Wilmington, Ill.; m. Sept. 8, 1877, Wilmington, Ill., Mary Elizabeth Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1856, Yorkshire, Eng., dau. of Henry Thomas and Mary Lister. Farmer, town officer, Prohib., New Jerusalem ch.; res. Wilmington, Ill.
Charles Julius, b. Apr. 4, 1879, Wilmington, Ill.; m. Jan. 8, 1901, Urbana, Ohio, Blanche Magrew, b. Oct. 8, 1878, Westville, O., dau. of Lemuel Worden Magrew and Mary Harwood. Farmer, Prohib., New Jerusalem ch., K. of P.; res. Wilmington, Ill.
John Henry, b. June 18, 1884.
532 Frances Lilla8 Ranney (Joel Alden7, Joel6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 23, 1859, Metamora, Ill.; m. Oct. 23, 1884, Metamora, Ill., Dr. Willis A. Mansfield, M. D.; res. Normal, Ill.
Esther Josephine, b. Aug. 17, 1886.
Mary Augusta, b. June 15, 1891; d. May 7, 1903.
533 Mark Joel8 Ranney (brother to Frances Lilla), b. Feb. 23, 1867, Metamora, Ill.; m. Aug. 30, 1894, Metamora, Ill., Lillie May Parmenter, b. Apr. 14, 1870, Metamora, Ill., dau. of John Parmenter and Harriet Earl. Farmer, stock raiser and shipper, Rep., Cong., M. W. of A., Royal Neighbors of A. She is mem. Royal Neighbors of America. P. O. address, Cazenovia, Ill.
Joel Alden, b. July 21, 1895.
Willard Parmenter, b. Mar. 12, 1897.
Leland Mark, b. Nov. 23, 1898.
Rachel May, b. Sept. 16, 1900; d. Nov. 17, 1903.
Ralph Richard, b. May 4, 1902.
Edna Josephine, b. Dec. 12, 1903.
534 Justin Morse8 Ranney (brother to Frances Lilla), b. June 29, 1876, Cazenovia, Ill.; m. Oct. 17, 1900, Naperville, Ill., Mary Eva Bohlander, b. Apr. 15, 1879, Cazenovia, Ill., dau. of John Bohlander and Anna Mary Wagner. Teacher formerly, now stock raiser and farmer, Rep., Cong., M. W. of A., R. N. of A.; res. Weeping Water, Neb.
Glen Alden, b. Aug. 10, 1901.
Lloyd John, b. Jan. 3, 1903.
Eva Elsie, b. Feb. 20, 1904; d. Apr. 29, 1904.
Ruth Esther, b. July 20, 1905.