The Ranny Family, Generation 8, Part 2
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]
535 Elizabeth Sybil8 Ranney (Rev. Darwin Harlow7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 3, 1837, Claremont, N. H.; d. Jan. 23, 1902, Medfield, Mass.; m. Jan. 15, 1862, Dr. John Henry8 Richardson, b. Mar. 3, 1828, Brattleboro, Vt.; d. July 21, 1902, Brattleboro, Vt. (Isaiah7, Isaiah6, Samuel5, Nathan4, John3, John2, John1 of Watertown).
Dr. Richardson was seventy-four years of age at the time of his decease, and had resided in Medfield constantly since 1866. Early in life he conceived a liking for the work of the medical profession, and leaving his father’s farm in Vermont, he started out with limited means hoping to make his way through a course of professional study. For a few years he taught in the common schools of New England, and then entered the medical department of the University of the City of New York. From that institution he was graduated in 1854, receiving the degree of M. D. Very soon after graduating he settled down to the work of his profession in Chesterfield, Mass. There he remained until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted as surgeon in the 52d Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers. He went with his regiment to Louisiana and there in the region of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson did loyal and self-sacrificing service for his country. His skill in practice and his sympathetic care of the sick and wounded gained for him the respect and friendship of all his comrades. They saw more than once a sick or wounded soldier coming in on Dr. Richardson’s horse, while the doctor himself followed on foot through the mud or in the heat. His toil and self-denial for the men was constant, cheerful and generous, as is testified to by the surviving members of his regiment.
Only a short time before enlisting he had married Miss Elizabeth S. Ranney, daughter of Rev. D. H. Ranney of Brattleboro, Vermont, and in a few months after the close of the war Dr. and Mrs. Richardson came to Medfield where they bought a house and made their home for the rest of life. Mrs. Richardson died January 23, 1902. About five months later Dr. Richardson went to his native town, Brattleboro, Vermont, and there, after visiting relatives and friends, his life peacefully closed on the date mentioned at the beginning of this brief memoir.
Dr. Richardson’s thirty-six years in Medfield have been of the most kindly, helpful and exemplary character. He was indeed, as some of his townsmen have well said, “the beloved physician.” Kind, skillful, sympathetic, prompt and untiring in labors, he became everyone’s friend and the personal benefactor of many.
“None knew him but to love him.
None named him but to praise.”
Mrs. Richardson was public spirited, and possessed a rare degree of executive ability, enabling her to plan, and carry through successfully, enterprises enlisting many workers, and which would have fitted her to fill almost any position of trust and responsibility. Combined with this was a capacity for the closest attention to minute details, which could be satisfied with nothing short of perfection in any line of work.
She took an active interest in her husband’s profession - both from a scientific and an humanitarian standpoint. The office of a physician must often take the place of an emergency hospital; and aid may be needed promptly when the doctor himself is attending some patient at a distance. In such event the wounded one found the steady nerve and skillful hand of our friend at his service.
Often too did the dainties from her generous hand supplement the physician’s remedies, and help to hasten recovery.
Especially did the ills of little children appeal to her, and of these she seemed to have an almost intuitive understanding. More than one mother has blessed her for hours spent beside the couch of a little sufferer, administering to its needs with the tenderness born of a mother’s heart, and the success of a trained mind and hand.
But it was in her home that she especially shone, and only those who knew her intimately there could fully appreciate her character. Charming and brilliant as a hostess - capable in all departments of household art - the description of the wise woman in Proverbs might well be applied to her. But all this might have been without the tender devotion to husband and children, the unremitting thoughtfulness and constant ingenious planning for their happiness and their very least interests.
The wealth of affection lavished on her home only its inmates could fully know. (Contributed at time of her death.)
George Henry, b. Dec. 26, 1862; d. Aug. 18, 1863.
Annie Wilson, b. Sept. 20, 1864; d. Mar. 4, 1870.
Ada Maria, b. Sept. 9, 1866; d. Apr. 30, 1886.
John Mack, b. Feb. 1, 1870.
William Ranney, b. May 19, 1874; d. Nov. 12, 1898.
John Mack Richardson, after passing through the Medfield schools, attended the Sawin Academy, Sherborn, Mass., for an advanced course, then Bryant and Stratton’s Commercial College, Boston. Was clerk in the office of Searle, Dailey & Co.’s Hat Factory, Medfield; salesman, 1891-1902, in Joel Goldthwait & Co.’s carpet store, Boston. Is now in same line of business in So. Framingham. For twelve years was a commissioned officer in Col. E V. Mitchell Sons of Veteran Camp, of which for three years he was captain. Treas. of Medfield Board of Trade; member of Medfield Hist. Soc., I. O. O. F. In the Unitarian church is Pres. of the Haywood Guild, Supt. of S. S., Auditor of Society, etc. A member of the quartette for ten years. Mr. Richardson has taken much pride in his ancestry as is evidenced by the portraits, etc., of his clan.
536 Darwin Evander8 Ranney (brother to Elizabeth Sybil), b. Sept. 27, 1844, Dover, Vt.; m. Mar. 23, 1870, Cambridge, Mass, Lizzie Ammidon Liscom, b. Mar. 23, 1847, Boston, Mass., dau. of John Liscom and Eliza Ellis Ammidon. Was member of a firm of Boston merchants, d. Apr. 30, 1897. Darwin Evander Ranney was a constant attendant at Congregational church although not a member. He was never a clubman, being devoted to his home and family. A bright, popular business man, kind, charitable and successful. He crossed the ocean on business every year for eighteen years. Died suddenly of appendicitis, at the age of fifty-three, lamented by a large circle of friends, as a man of unusual honor and uprightness. Widow res. Cambridge, Mass.
Edwin Darwin, b. July 21, 1872; unm.
Edith Angie, b. Apr. 18, 1874; d. June 1, 1875.
Richard Garfield, b. Sept. 28, 1881; d. same day.
Ivy Marguerite, b. July 25, 1886; unm.
536a Mary Jane8 Ranney (sister to Elizabeth Sybil), b. Oct. 18, 1846, Wilmington, Vt.; m. ----------, 1878, N. Y. City, Noel Winter, b. 1836, Grantham, Lincolnshire, Eng.; d. Dec., 1903, N. Y. City. She died Apr., 1893, N. Y. City.
Darwin Carter, b. 1879; d. infancy.
Mabel, b. Jan. 14, 1881.
Henry Ranney, b. July 12, 1884.
537 Eliza Jane8 Gray (Stella Laurenza7 Ranney, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 20, 1842, Townshend, Vt.; m. Apr. 2, 1863, John Glover Broughton, b. Mar. 28, 1835, Marblehead, Mass.; d. Feb. 14, 1894, Bloomfield, Mass., son of Nicholson and Nancy Broughton. He rem. to Boston in 1848, where he resided until 1861, then rem. to New York, where he was in the book business till death. The widow is mem. Presby. church and resides in Bloomfield, N. J.
Stella Gray, b. Jan. 25, 1865; d. Sept. 26, 1865.
William Robert, b. Nov. 3, 1866; m. Oct. 20, 1897, Jennie Britton Morris, b. Aug. 5, 1863, Bloomfield, N. J., dau. of Joseph Crowell Morris and Mary Elizabeth Walker. Physician, N. Y. City; res. Bloomfield, N. Y.
Ruth Morris, b. Sept. 17, 1902.
John Glover, b. Jan. 6, 1869; unm.; res. Bloomfield, N. J.
Fanny Gray, b. Dec. 20, 1870; m. Apr. 28, 1904, John Francis Collerd, b. May 24, 1873, Rutherford, N. J. Rep., Presby., F. & A. M.; res. Rutherford, N. J.
538 Victoria Janette8 Ranney (Alfred Atwood7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 24, 1839, West Townshend, Vt.; m. May 30, 1865, Lyman Benham Bunnell, b. Aug. 18, 1832, Burlington, Conn.; d. Mar. 18, 1902, New York City. His early life was passed on the farm, grad., 1860, Yale; also Yale Law School; lawyer New York City, Presby. Mrs. Bunnell is Presby., much interested in church work; res. New York City.
687 Alfred Ranney, b. Oct. 5, 1867.
688 Walter Lyman, b. Mar. 10, 1871.
689 Jennie Louise, b. Jan. 1, 1873; m. George T. Pettingill.
539 Stella Eliza8 Ranney (sister to Victoria Janette), b. May 8, 1841, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Aug. 29, 1865, West Townshend, Vt., Rev. Joseph Allen Leach, b. Apr. 15, 1836, Saxton’s River, Vt., son of Joseph Allen Leach. Grad., 1861, Amherst Coll. and Andover Theo. Sem.; chaplain 19th U. S. C. Y. on Staff Gen. H. G. Thomas. Disc. July 24, 1865. Installed pastor, Aug. 16, 1866, Saxton’s River, Vt.; died, pastor, May 12, 1906. Adopted her nephew, Alfred Theodore Buckingham.
540 Martha Columbia8 Ranney (sister to Victoria Janette), b. Sept. 13, 1842, West Townshend, Vt.; m. May 30, 1865, West Townshend, Vt., Russell Fisk, b. Mar. 22, 1827. Merchant; 2d Lieut., Co. F, 10th Reg. Vt. Vols., 1862--June, 1865; Rep.; Unit., G. A. R., Ft. Collins, Col. Mrs. Fisk is mem. W. R. C., Ft. Collins; Uni.; res. Fort Collins, Col.
690 Stella Evangeline, b. Apr. 2, 1868; m. A. C. Forester.
James Ranney, b. Aug. 2, 1869. Res. El Paso, Texas.
Alfred Atwood, b. Oct. 10, 1872; d. ----------.
Josephine, b. July 15, 1877; m. W. A. Howard.
691 Raymond Ranney, b. Mar. 5, 1880.
541 Phebe Atwood8 Ranney (sister to Victoria Janette), b. June 14, 1845, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Oct. 4, 1871, So. Dover, N. Y., Theodore Buckingham, b. Aug. 18, 1839, New Milford, Conn.; d. Jan. 21, 1904, So. Dover, N. Y. Merchant and station agent, Dem., Bapt., F. & A. M. She died 1880, So. Dover, N. Y., mem. Cong. ch., West Townshend, Vt.
Children b. So. Dover, N. Y.:
Stella Eliza, b. July 20, 1873; teacher, Geneva, Ill.
692 Mary Anna, b. Nov. 2, 1875; m. Joseph W. Leach.
George Herman, b. Feb. 3, 1878; d. Mar. 5, 1901.
Alfred Theodore, b. Feb. 5, 1880; adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Leach. Res. Saxton’s River, Vt.
542 Ambrose Loomis8 Ranney (Lafayette7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. June 10, 1849, Hardwick, Mass; m. July 8, 1876, Newburgh, N. Y., Marie Celli, b. July 8, 1850, New York City, dau. of Charles and Marie Celli of Paris, France. Dr. Ranney grad. 1868, at Dartmouth. Author of “Eye-Strain in Health and Disease,” “Lectures on Nervous Diseases,” “The Applied Anatomy of the Nervous System,” etc. Late Professor of Nervous Diseases in the New York Post Graduate Medical School and Hospital, and the Medical Department of the University of Vermont. Like his father he was very distinguished in his profession. Died suddenly Dec. 1, 1905. His widow d. Apr. 15, 1906.
Ambrose Elliott, b. June 7, 1878; unm.; grad. Uni. of Mich., Adj. 71st Reg. N. Y. S. N. G., Rep., Dutch Ref. ch., merchant; res. N. Y. City.
Marie Bryan, b. Aug. 30, 1880; d. Dec. 20, 1888.
543 Fletcher8 Ranney (Ambrose Arnold7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 2, 1860, Boston, Mass.; m. June 24, 1886, Haverhill, Mass., Amy Harriet Porter, b. May 8, 1861, Haverhill, Mass., dau. of Dudley Porter and Susan Sawyer Goodrich. Grad. 1883, Harvard, and Boston Law School, 1886; Rep., Unitarian, lawyer, succeeding largely to his father’s extensive practice; res. Boston, Mass.
Ethel, b. Dec. 15, 1887.
Dudley Porter, b. May 29, 1890.
544 Frederick Dean8 Ranney (Stephen Eleazer7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. May 1, 1856, N. Bennington, Vt.; m. Feb. 14, 1880, Brownsville, Texas, Eleanora Richard, b. July 31, 1855, Franklin, La., dau. of Octave Richard, native of France, and Martha Jones born in Louisiana. Dem., Unitarian, Tucker Lodge, No. 48, F. & A. M., N. Bennington, Vt., Temple Chapter, No. 8, R. A. M., Taft Commandery, No. 8, K. T., N. Bennington, Vt., Mountain Lodge, No. 88, A. O. U. W. Mrs. Ranney is Baptist; Tucker Chapter, No. 38, O. E. S. Res. No. Bennington, Vt.
Edwin Francis, b. Feb. 29, 1884; d. May 31, 1884.
545 Nellie Kate8 Ranney (James Waitstill7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 6, 1866, N. Y. City; m. Dec. 29, 1892, N. Y. City, Richard Henry Reed, b. July 10, 1863, Tariffville, Conn., son of William Reed and Harriet M. Olcott; res. N. Y. City.
546 Henry Merle8 Bottum (Helen Louise7 Ranney, Dr. Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 18, 1849, Shaftsbury, Vt.; m. Dec. 21, 1870, Shaftsbury, Vt., Fidelia E. Dunlap, b. May 10, 1848, Arlington, Vt., dau. of Marshall Dunlap and Thalia Mattison. She mem. Bapt. ch. and d. Mar. 3, 1906. He is farmer and breeder of Holsteins, Rep., Bapt.; res. Shaftsbury, Vt.
Norman Dunlap, b. Jun 11, 1873; m. Rena Huntington.
Forest and Harold.
Stella Ruth, b. Oct. 19, 1875; m. Rev. Edgar E. Barrett.
Molly Stark, b. Aug. 3, 1877.
Nathan Hugh, b. Oct. 1, 1883.
Peace Huntington, b. Feb. 19, 1885; d. Mar. 29, 1905.
547 Fanny Lorraine8 Bottum (sister to Henry Merle), b. Sept. 22, 1855, Shaftsbury, Vt.; m. (1) Sept. 14, 1876, Shaftsbury, Vt., Albert Leet Galusha, b. Oct. 6, 1850, Jericho, Vt., real estate agent, Rep., Bapt., Supt. of S. S. At twenty-one rem. to Lincoln, Neb.; d. Nov. 8, 1879, Denver, Col. She m. (2) Dec. 28, 1882, Jericho, Vt., William Chase Norris, b. June 3, 1842, Hardwick, Vt., son of Samuel Robinson Norris and Sarah Ann Farnham. Enl. May, 1861, Co. F, Second Vt. Reg. Taken prisoner July 21, 1864; released Feb. 21, 1865, then grad. Burlington Bus. College; expert telegraph operator, Meth.; res. Portland, Me.
Children by 1st marriage:
692a Albert Leet, b. Nov. 23, 1877.
Frank Merle, b. July 26, 1879; d. Nov. 26, 1879.
Child by 2d marriage:
Bertha Huntington, b. Sept. 2, 1883; grad., 1906, Vassar College.
548 George Henry8 Bottum (Frances Sophia7 Ranney, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 15, 1861, Shaftsbury, Vt.; m. Feb. 6, 1890, Clifton, N. Y., Janet Lisette Widener, b. Apr. 9, 1867, Rochester, N. Y., dau. of Peter Widener and Adaline Gage. Dr. Bottum practiced medicine in N. Y. City, 1885-1895; rem. 1895 to Greenville, S. C. Baptist, Pres. Greenville Co. Med. Soc., mem. Am. Med. Assn.; res. Greenville, S. C.
Frances Ranney, b. Dec. 11, 1890.
Helen Gage, b. Aug. 3, 1891.
Margaret Huntington, b. Sept. 11, 1892.
George Henry, b. Mar. 4, 1895; d. May, 1896.
549 Maud Hepworth8 Ranney (Martin Luther7, Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 24, 1876, N. Y. City; m. June 16, 1901, N. Y. City, Carl Lotus Becker, b. Sept. 7, 1873, Lincoln, Blackhawk Co., Ia., son of Charles De Witt Becker. Professor of Hist., Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., Cornell Coll., Mt. Vernon, Ia., 1892-93; Uni. Wis., 1893; degree of B. L., 1896; grad. Student of Hist., 1896-98, with fellowship, Fellowship Columbia Uni., N. Y., 1898-99; Instr. Hist. and Pol. Science, Penn. State College, 1899-1901; Instructor Hist. Dartmouth Coll., 1901-02; Asst. Prof. European Hist., Uni. Kans., 1902. Author of various publications; res. Lawrence, Kan.
550 Sarah Frances8 Ranney (Isaac7, James6, Jana5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 28, 1846, Delaware, O.; m. Oct. 6, 1864, Delaware, O, Charles Lewis Lybrand, b. Sept. 16, 1837, Chilicothe, O., son of Archibald Lybrand and Jemima Guy. He was captain of Co. I, 46th Reg. Ohio Vols.; d. Sept. 16, 1875, of disease contracted in the army. Widow is an Assistant Examiner in Patent Office, Washington, D. C.
693 Charles Albert, b. Aug. 6, 1865.
694 Eleanor Grace, b. Oct. 31, 1869; m. D. Anthony Usina.
George Ranney, b. Mar. 30, 1872; d. June 3, 1894.
551 Grace8 Ranney (sister to Sarah Frances), b. Sept. 21, 1854, Delaware, O.; m. Nov. 7, 1877, Gaithersburg, Md., John Bernard Diamond, b. Mar. 25, 1857, Montgomery Co., Md., son of William Craig Diamond and Josephine Jenkins. Mr. Diamond is Bank Pres., Pres. of Milling & Mfg. Co., gentleman farmer, Dem. Both Roman Catholics; res. “Bellevue,” Gaithersburg, Md.
695 William Carrell, b. Oct. 23, 1878.
Eleanor Ranney, b. May 16, 1880; d. July 28, 1881.
John Bernard, b. June 23, 1882; unm.; student at one time of Georgetown College; in charge of father’s estate.
Herbert Laurence, b. Aug. 15, 1884; grad., 1902, of Emerson Institute.
Douglas Byrnne, b. May 21, 1890; student at Georgetown College.
552 Elizabeth Burden8 Ranney (sister to Sarah Frances), b. June 19, 1856, Delaware, O.; m. Dec. 8, 1880, Washington, D. C., David Munro Munro, b. Sept. 1, 1859, Washington, D. C., son of George A. Munro and Elizabeth Hall. Electrical insurance, Dem.; res. Gaithersburg, Md.
695a Katherine, b. Dec. 8, 1881; m. T. M. Talbott.
Donald Ranney, b. Mar. 15, 1884.
Grace Ranney, b. Aug. 7, 1885.
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1888.
553 Katherine Rebecca8 Ranney (sister to Sarah Frances), b. Dec. 14, 1865, Delaware, O.; m. Oct. 16, 1888, James Barry Adams, b. May 26, 1867, son of Thomas Adams and Eliza Barry. Chief Div. Records and Special Fiscal Agt. Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agr., Rep., Captain, Spanish War, 1898-99; P. M. Pentalpha Lodge, No. 194, Md. F. & A. M.; P. H. P. Montgomery Chapter, No. 33, Md. R. A. M.; P. C. Mont. Com’y, No. 13, Md. K. T.; Almas Temple, A. A. O. M. S. Mrs. Adams is R. C.; res. Gaithersburg, Md.
Richard Ranney, b. Dec. 31, 1894.
John Carver, b. Mar. 13, 1896.
554 Edward Jarvis8 Willis (Willett7 Ranney, Willett6 Ranney, Sybil5, Willett4, Willett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 28, 1866, Brownsville, N. Y.; m. Apr. 23, 1890, La Veta, Col., Mary Katherine Todd, b. Sept. 6, 1869, Georgetown, Col., dau. of Samuel Todd and Elizabeth Phillips. Asst. Sec’y Pueblo Water Co., Rep., Bapt., F. & A. M., Woodmen of the World; res. Pueblo, Col.
Howard Todd, b. May 9, 1891.
Mary Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1893.
Kathryn, b. Dec. 30, 1897.
James Stanley, b. Sept. 29, 1900.
555 Frank Grimes8 Willis (brother to Edward Jarvis), b. Nov. 13, 1867, Brownsville, N. Y.; m. (1) June 20, 1893, Frankie L. Mills, b. July 26, 1867, Oxford, Ind.; d. Oct. 22, 1901, dau. of James Franklin Mills and Mary Louise Young; m. (2) June 15, 1904, Greeley, Col., Maud Florence Jones, b. Jan. 6, 1877, Cleveland, O., dau. of John W. Jones and Jennie Smith; civil and mining eng., Cong., F. & A. M.; res. Cripple Creek, Col.
Robert Mills, b. Dec. 12, 1894.
Orlo Frank, b. Mar. 18, 1901.
556 Kate Elizabeth8 Willis (sister to Edward Jarvis), b. Dec. 5, 1870, Brownsville, N. Y.; m. Mar. 13, 1890, La Veta, Col., Hervey Erdman Hills, b. Sept. 4, 1857, N. Y. State. Mining eng., Cong., Rep.; res. Cripple Creek, Col.
Gilbert Milton, b. June 22, 1891.
Willis Gardiner, b. Dec. 10, 1896.
557 Theodora8 Ranney (Daniel Bristol7, John6, Willett5, Willett4, Willett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 12, 1866, Smithville, N. Y.; m. Sept. 22, 1891, Lowell, Mich., Harry Howell Lake, b. Sept. 12, 1866, New York, son of David Dye Lake and Susan Larish of Dutch ancestry. Insurance; res. Central City, Col.
Marjorie, b. Aug. 2, 1893.
Willett Ranney, b. Jan. 11, 1897.
558 Helen Mabel8 Ranney (sister to Theodora), b. Oct. 16, 1870, Greeley, Col., the first female child born in that noted settlement; m. Oct. 21, 1891, Bert E. Quick, b. Nov. 6, 1866, Lowell, Mich.; res. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Ranney, b. Feb. 15, 1893; d. July 15, 1894.
Maurice Ranney, b. Sept. 27, 1894.
Theodora, b. May 12, 1896.
Helen Mabel, b. Aug. 25, 1902.
559 Austin8 Scott (Sarah Shepherd7 Ranney, Reuben6, Jonathan5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 10, 1848, Maumee, O.; m. Feb. 21, 1882, Newark, N. J., Anna Prentice Stearns, b. June 29, 1852, Newark, N. J., dau. of Jonathan French Stearns and Anna Smith Prentice. Independent Democrat, mem. Reformed Church in America. The following is taken from The Targum, the organ of Rutgers College students, announcing his retirement from the Presidency and his retention of his Professorship:
“AUSTIN SCOTT, PH. D., L.L. D.
“Dr. Scott was born at Maumee, Ohio, on August 10, 1848. He was prepared for college at Toledo, and was graduated from Yale College, in the class of 1869. After graduate study for a year at Michigan University he received there the degree of Master of Arts, and after three year’s study he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Leipsig. From 1871 to 1873, and again from 1875 to 1881, he was associated with George Bancroft in his historical work. For two years, 1873 to 1875, he was Instructor in German in Michigan University. For seven years, 1875 to 1882, he was Associate in History at Johns Hopkins University. While there he organized the Seminary of American History, and for several years conducted it. In 1891 he received the degree of Doctor of Laws from Princeton College.
“Dr. Scott came to Rutgers in 1883, becoming Acting Professor in January, and Professor of History, Political Economy and Constitutional Law in June. Later his title became Professor of History and Political Science.
“President Gates having resigned, Professor Scott was elected President of the college on November 25, 1890, and was inaugurated on February 4, 1891. He remained in the office just fifteen years. His resignation, presented early in 1905, took effect on January 1, 1906. Having remained in the Professorship during his entire term as President, he still continues in it and serves the college in his chosen field of study.
“The service of Dr. Scott to the college in executive office has been devoted and vigorous and progressive. The property has been distinctly enlarged in his time. Winant’s Dormitory had just been erected when he became President, Ballantine Gymnasium was built in 1894, and the Ralph Voorhees Library was built in 1902-3. The Ceramics building has been provided. The campus has been improved and beautified. Substantial addition has been made to the endowment funds. The relations with the State of New Jersey have now been so adjusted that the sympathy and support of the State seems surer and larger for the Scientific School. The Ceramics Department has been organized and the various departments of the college curriculum developed.
“The devotion of the retiring President to Rutgers has been deep and strong. With great and persistent zeal he has given himself to the college, striving for its welfare and its efficiency. By his character and by his accomplishments he has won for himself a wide esteem and grateful recognition. It is a source of greatest gratification that he remains with Rutgers in his Professorship, continuing to her students in the class room the values of his bright attainment and effective teaching.”
Jonathan French, b. Dec. 10, 1882.
Austin Wakeman, b. Aug. 31, 1884.
Sarah Ranney, b. Mar. 3, 1886.
Margaret Stearns, b. Nov. 28, 1887.
James Bancroft, b. Oct. 6, 1889.
Anna Prentiss, b. Jan. 29, 1892.
Seargeant Prentiss, b. Mar. 13, 1897.
560 Mary Eliza Horton8 Scott (sister to Austin), b. May 3, 1863, Toledo, O.; m. (1) 1888, Ann Arbor, Mich., Charles Lunt Carter, b. Nov. 30, 1864, Honolulu, H. I., son of Hon. Henry A. P. Carter, late Hawaiian Minister at Washington, his mother being the youngest daughter of the eminent Dr. G. P. Judd. Mr. Carter’s legal ability and early diplomatic experience with his father led to his selection as one of the five commissioners of the Provisional Government sent to Washington, Jan. 19, 1893, to negotiate a treaty of annexation with the Untied States. For a short time in March and April, in the absence of the other Commissioners the duty of communicating with Secretary Gresham at a critical time devolved upon Mr. Carter. He also had a leading part in drafting the Constitution of the Republic of Hawaii and in the debates of the Constitutional Convention. He was elected a member of the House of Representatives from Honolulu. Mr. Carter was killed Jan. 5, 1895, while serving as Captain of Volunteers of the Republic of Hawaii in the revolution to overthrow the government.
Mrs. Carter married (2) April 6, 1899, New York City, Dr. Charles Edmond Davis, Lieutenant Colonel, 10th Regiment, N. G., N. Y., late Major and Surgeon 1st New York Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War; son of Thomas David Davis; born at St. Lynn, Canada, P. Q. When two years of age removed with his parents to Waterford, N. Y. Educated in the Waterford High School. Engaged in the drug business, receiving a State drug license in 1889. Studied medicine with Dr. Edgar Zeh, Waterford, and the late Dr. Swinburne of Albany. Was graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1891. In 1889-1890 was resident physician of the Homeopathic Hospital. Began the practice of medicine in the city of Albany; was appointed member of the Albany Board of Pension Examiners on which Board he served as Secretary for six years. He was appointed as a member of the Albany Board of Health in 1896, and served for two years. He organized the Albany City Free Dispensary Association. In 1897 he was appointed the attending surgeon for the Child’s Hospital; 1901, St. Peter’s Hospital.
He joined Company A, 10th Battalion, November 8, 1888; dropped, April 9, 1890; re-enlisted January 30, 1893; Hospital Steward, 10th Battalion, February 4, 1893; Assistant Surgeon of the grade of captain, Oct. 15, 1897; Surgeon of the grade of major, 1st Regiment, April 29, 1898; returned February 24, 1899, to 10th Battalion as Assistant Surgeon; Lieutenant Colonel, 10th Regiment, May 1, 1905.
Dr. Davis is President of the National Guard Association of New York State, 1907, a member of the Albany County Medial Society, State Medical Society, Association of Military Surgeons of U. S., Masters’ Lodge, F. & A. M., Temple Chapter, R. A. M., Flower Lodge K. of P., Fort Orange, Albany, University and Country Clubs. He is at present actively engaged in the practice of surgery at 15 Washington Avenue, Albany, N. Y.
Mrs. Davis after attending the public and high school of Ann Arbor, Mich., attended the celebrated boarding school of Miss Nancy Deborah Ranney in Elizabeth, N. J. After her marriage to Mr. Carter in 1888 she resided in the Hawaiian Islands and until November, 1898. She removed to New York City and since her marriage to Dr. Davis their residence has been Albany, New York.
Jennie Evans Carter, b. Jan. 15, 1889; d. July 30, 1889.
Henry Alpheus Pierce Carter, b. May 4, 1890.
Grace Stevens Carter, b. Feb. 4, 1893.
Charles Edmond Davis, Jr., b. Apr. 24, 1901.
Austin Scott Davis, b. Aug. 28, 1903.
561 Daniel8 Ranney (William7, Samuel Hall6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 1829, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Annie Parshall, b. Canandaigua, N. Y.; d. 1866, Ferrysburg, Mich. He was a noted horseman and for some years was connected with Howe’s London Circus. He conducted a noted hotel in Ferrysburg, Mich., for a few years where he died in 1879.
562 Emily8 Ranney (sister to Daniel), b. Mar. 27, 1838, Canandaigua, N. Y.; m. 1857, James B. Van Alstine, b. 1832, Warner, N. Y., who d. 1902, at Hanover, Wis. He had been in the employ of his father-in-law and so met and married the daughter of his employer. Dem., I. O. O. F. The widow resides in the house built by her father in 1863. One child, Ella May, b. 1864, Hanover, Wis., res. With her mother.
563 William Ostrander8 Ranney (brother to Daniel), b. Oct. 24, 1841, near Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Dec. 12, 1876, Osawatomie, Kan., Addie Margaret Pearson, b. May 21, 1857, Logan, O., dau. of Abraham Pearson and Hannah Ann Pierce. Private, Co. B, 22d. Reg. Wis. Vols. He was the only son old enough to enlist when the war came. He enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, and served to June 28, 1865. The story of his army experience has been written at length for the benefit of his children. He was taken prisoner at Brentwood, Tenn., and sent to Libby Prison, where he remained forty-two days, until exchanged. After the battle of Peach Tree Creek there were only six men left for duty in his company. He went with Sherman on his “March to the Sea,” then on to Washington for the Grand Review. His sister, Mrs. James Barnes, who died in 1869, wrote that the regiment was banquetted at Grand Haven, Mich., on its way to Milwaukee, and that her brother was “pronounced by all to be the finest looking man among them.” In March, 1866, he removed to Kansas, and trapped and hunted with financial success. He then went to Wis., and spent four years learning the carpenter’s trade, from thence to Yankton, So. Dakota, trapping for furs. He had extensive experience in the Michigan pineries as a judge of timber. In 1874 he was back in Kansas in the building department of the Missouri Pacific R. R. Co. In 1883 he settled on his present home farm, having acquired a competence. He is six feet two inches in height, weights 200 pounds. Res. Osawatomie, Kan.
Charles Clyde, b. Sept. 19, 1877; unm.; res. Touchet, Wash.
Harry Wilber, b. Oct. 31, 1880; unm.; res. Touchet, Wash.
Claude Evan, b. Jan. 6, 1893.
564 Andrew Jackson8 Ranney (brother to Daniel), b. July 24, 1844, near Milwaukee, Wis.; m. (1) June 10, 1870, Henrietta Smith, b. July 24, 1847; d. Feb. 15, 1873, dau. of Ezra and Mehitable Smith of Mound City, Kans.; m. (2) Feb. 18, 1883, Florence Maria Turner, b. Dec. 11, 1863, dau. of Andrew Jackson Turner and Maria Louisa Whitson. In 1866 Mr. Ranney, who had learned the stone mason’s trade, began his life work in Kansas, though only twenty-two years of age, as a contractor. In 1869 he put up twenty-five miles of masonry of what is now the “Frisco” railroad. He has been extensively engaged in railroad bridge construction. Has been superintendent of construction for the State Hospital for the Insane and similar important works. He is an Independent Republican, holding many local offices and for six years as County Commissioner he instituted many reforms. He lives in a stone house, built by himself, and said to be the best in the county; res. Osawatomie, Kan.
Child by 1st marriage:
Guy Leroy, b. June 17, 1872; d. Jan. 18, 1903.
Children by 2d marriage:
Fred Turner, b. May 10, 1884; unm.; editor Kansas City Post, Kansas City, Mo.
Franklin Whitson, b. Aug. 16, 1887.
Karl Ostrander, b. Feb. 5, 1890.
565 James Knox Polk8 Ranney (brother to Daniel), b. July 17, 1848, near Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Feb. 22, 1874, Paola, Kan., Ida Louise Inman, b. Feb. 20, 1857, Janesville, Wis., dau. of John Inman, b. Jan. 29, 1801, in Penn., but the first white man to settle in Rock Co., Wis., and who had been sent out early to buy and locate lands in Iowa and Wisconsin, and who spent a winter with the Indians. He owned the land on one side of the river where Janesville stands. His second wife was Hannah Sidmore, whose mother was the daughter of Judge Cory of the N. Y. Supreme Court. Mr. Inman lived to be 91 years of age. His daughter Ida, was one of twelve children.
Judge Ranney was born while President Polk was in the White House, hence his name. When he was thirteen he was taken from school to fill the place made vacant by the enlistment of his brother. In 1866 the father decided to move to Kansas to take up land enough for all the boys. Their ox-team arrived in Miami Co. on June 25, 1866, and they located on the 160 acre farm now occupied by the subject of this sketch. He took an ardent interest in all debates, having decided opinions on all subjects discussed in the lyceums of that early day.
His bride was a “girl bride” of seventeen summers and he insisted on her going to school, which she did and remained a pupil until near the time of the birth of Mabel. The husband and father’s love for mental culture must have found its development in this child’s present success. Mr. Ranney has been a Judge of Probate for some years and in various ways has been a leader in county affairs, being at present President of Miami Co. Farmer’s Institute; res. Osawatomie, Kan.
696 Mabel, b. Jan. 28, 1875; m. F. B. Wheeler.
697 Nettie, b. Jan. 11, 1877; m. Chas. E. Rossman.
698 Ralph, b. Aug. 3, 1878.
Clarence, b. Apr. 12, 1880; unm.; res. Osawatomie.
Addie, b. June 24, 1883; grad. Manual Training School.
Annie, b. June 24, 1883; grad. Manual Training School.
Bessie, b. Mar. 17, 1888; died in a few days.
Ethel May, b. Jan. 6, 1894.
566 Mary Ann8 Ranney (sister to Daniel), b. Aug. 31, 1850, Beloit, Wis.; m. May 22, 1879, Osawatomie, Kan., Orville Niles, b. Mar. 4, 1846, Hartford, Conn. Private, Co. D, 49th Reg. Ill. Vols.; wounded at Fort Henry, discharged for disability after having been in many battles. Farmer and stock raiser; res. Osawatomie, Kan.
Orville, Jr., b. Mar. 14, 1880.
Florence, b. June 27, 1881; m. Jan. 3, 1900, Russell Dalrymple.
Dora Bell, b. June 24, 1901.
Cornelia, b. Mar. 15, 1884; m. N. L. Endicott; res. Sedalia, Mo.
Owen R., b. Nov. 24, 1903.
Lola May, b. 1904.
Lulu Edith, b. July 22, 1892.
566a Mary Henrietta8 Ranney (Frederick Thompson7, Samuel Hall6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 18, 1846, Grand Haven, Mich.; m. Aug. 14, 1866, Albert Decatur Reade, b. Nov. 2, 1844, Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y. Served in 1862 in Mich. Sharpshooters. Tea broker; res. St. Paul, Minn.
William Stuart, b. Oct. 19, 1969; unm.
Grace Myrtle, b. Sept. 5, 1872; m. Sept. 5, 1903, St. Paul, Minn., Henry Clay Aldrich, M. D., b. Apr. 13, 1857, Minneapolis, Minn., son of Cyrus Aldrich and Clara Adelia Heaton. Rep., F. & A. M., K. of P., S. A. R., R. A., and many medical societies; res. Minneapolis, Minn.
Arthur Huntington, b. Aug. 5, 1874; unm.
Gertrude Louise, b. Aug. 25, 1879; m. Mar. 14, 1900, Edward Lyde Ogilvie, editor, Elk; res. St. Paul, Minn.
Burton Ranney, b. June 6, 1902.
Dee, b. Jan. 7, 1889.
567 Florence8 Ranney (sister to Mary Henrietta), b. June 10, 1862, Nortonville, Mich.; m. Dec. 17, 1890, Olivet, Mich., Frank Amos Draper, b. June 3, 1866, Danville, Ill.; d. Nov. 8, 1903, Liberty, N. Y. Rep., Meth., K. of P., R. A. Widow res. Greeley, Col.
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 4, 1896.
Edwin Jonathan, b. Jan. 1, 1900.
Ranney Clark, b. Jan. 22, 1902.
567a Lewis Jay8 Ranney (brother to Mary Henrietta), b. July 27, 1872; m. Dec. 17, 1898, June Estelle Bradley, b. Oct. 21, 1874, dau. of Jared A. Bradley and Emily J. Peters. Electrician, K. of P., Rep.; res. Cherryville, Oregon.
568 Sarah Jane8 Ranney (James Sumner7, Jesse6, George5, George4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 9, 1824, Ashfield, Mass.; d. Oct. 11, 1861; m. Nov. 28, 1844, Harding Gerome Woodard, b. Aug. 14, 1822, New Braintree, Mass.; Meth., Rep., wholesale meat dealer, from 1847, in Greenfield, Mass., to his death, Mar. 19, 1884.
699 Sarah Louisa, b. Mar. 7, 1846; m. F. W. Johnson.
Eleanor Jane, b. July 15, 1847; d. July 6, 1848.
699a Emma Eldora, b. June 14, 1849; m. C. E. Baker.
700 James Madison, b. Feb. 3, 1852.
701 Newman Harding, b. Nov. 2, 1853.
569 William Edwin8 Ranney (brother to Sarah Jane), b. Mar. 6, 1827; m. Jan. 1, 1848, Amherst, Mass., Louise Jane Worden, b. Apr. 24, 1827, Marlboro, Vt., dau. of Roswell Worden and Louise Upham. He d. Mar., 1903. Widow res. Hartford, Conn.
Dewitt Lafayette, b. Sept., 1849.
Florence Isabelle, b. May 10, 1852; m. Oct. 22, 1875, William Goodrich Hopkins; res. New Haven, Conn.
Hattie Jane, b. Feb. 5, 1854; m. Jan. 11, 1876, Charles Smith Brigham, b. May 1, 1854. Railway conductor. Res. Hartford, Conn.
Eleanor Hattie, b. Oct. 6, 1876; m. June 19, 1907, Charles Hubert St. John. Res. East Hartford, Conn.
Edna L., b. Feb. 6, 1882; d. Jan. 3, 1883.
570 Charles Sumner8 Ranney (brother to Sarah Jane), b. 1828, Hartford, Conn.; m. (1) ----------, 1852, Belding, Mich., Nettie Trowbridge, b. ----------, Greenville, Mich.
Arthur William, b. 1852; res. Kalamazoo.
Leon Austin, b. July 9, 1875; d. Nov. 9, 1901.
Glen Earl, b. Jan. 19, 1879, Kalamazoo, Mich.; m. June 22, 1903, Nellie Esther Walker, b. Sept. 8, 1883, Cressy, Mich., dau. of John Robert Walker and Emma Adelaide Strickland. Machinist, Dem., Bapt., I. O. O. F.; res. Kalamazoo, Mich.
Lysle J., b. Apr. 12, 1883; m. Sept. 4, 1900; res. Duluth, Minn.
571 James Hamilton8 Ranney (brother to Sarah Jane), b. Mar. 30, 1831, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Apr. 12, 1854, Windsor, Conn., Mary Jane Elmer, b. Nov. 17, 1836, Windsor, Conn., dau. of Curtis Elmer and Violet Morgan. Grocer and florist, Dem., F. & A. M., Selectman and Town Auditor. He rem. 1853 to East Hartford, 1875 to Hartford, where he d. Oct. 14, 1879. Ranney Street in E. Hartford was named for him. Widow is Epis. and res. East Hartford, Conn.
Martin H., b. Jan. 28, 1855; d. Mar. 8, 1859.
Ida Jane, b. Mar. 10, 1857; d. Oct. 15, 1875.
702 Lizzie Emma, b. July 26, 1859; m. Chas. Merriman.
Frank Davis, b. Aug. 15, 1861.
Newton C., b. Aug. 16, 1863.
Walter Keney, b. Oct. 13, 1865. Res. East Hartford, Ct.
James Burt, b. Nov. 10, 1870.
Jesse Otis, b. July 8, 1873; d. Sept. 23, 1883.
Daisy May, b. Jan. 31, 1875; d. Aug. 3, 1897.
Robert W., b. Sept. 8, 1878.
572 Austin Sherman8 Ranney (brother to Sarah Jane), b. Dec. 31, 1840, Ashfield, Mass.; m. (1) Apr. 3, 1862, Windsor, Conn., Delia Loomis Camp, b. Aug. 19, 1837, Windsor, Conn.; d. Feb. 16, 1872, Hartford, Conn.; m. (2) June 24, 1875, Hartford, Conn., Ida Elizabeth Roberts of Hartford, dau. of Lee Dudley Roberts and Louise Andrews. Mr. Ranney was a grain broker, F. & A. M., and Dem. The Concord, New Hampshire, Monitor announcing his death on June 4, 1898, said he “Was one of those true and steadfast men whom a community can ill afford to lose, and the record of his twenty years of residence in this city emphasizes the city’s loss, because of his death. Not that his public services were of long duration or that they covered a wide range, but that he was so uniformly strong and courageous and so thoroughly reliable in all that he did, both as a business man with extended connections and as a municipal officer. He was one of those men whose lives go to give a community high character, a type all too rare in these latter days of the world. For several years Mr. Ranney was a director and vice-president of the Union Trust Co., and at the time of his death a director of the First National Bank. In religious belief he was a Congregationalist, a member of the South Church, and prominent in its affairs.” The widow and daughters res. in Concord, N. H.
Child by 1st marriage:
Delia Austin, b. Jan. 7, 1872.
Children by 2d marriage:
Grace Louise, b. Aug. 14, 1876.
Lurena May, b. Nov. 12, 1881.
573 Salvador Otis8 Ranney (brother to Sarah Jane), b. Sept. 15, 1846, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 18, 1868, Windsor Locks, Conn., Adelia Bennett Wood, b. Mar. 7, 1845, Suffield, Conn., dau. of Benjamin Wood and Eliza Moran. At fourteen years of age Mr. Ranney rem. to Hartford to enter the employ of his brothers, who were grocers. He conducted it till marriage, when he entered the cigar mfg. business with his father-in-law, whom he succeeded in 1887, and later rem. to Suffield, where he is largely engaged in the manufacture of cigars. P. O. address, Windsor Locks, Conn.
703 Inez, b. Nov. 24, 1869; m. Louis Nelson Wiley.
Margaret, b. Oct. 17, 1871; unm.
Sarah E., b. Sept. 28, 1873; unm.
704 Benjamin Wood, b. Jan. 14, 1877.
705 Mabel Wood, b. Jan. 14, 1882; m. S. S. Grotta. Res. Hartford, Ct.
574 Charles Thomas8 Ranney (Charles7, Jesse6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. June 17, 1848, Ashfield, Mass.; m. 1876, Laura Godfrey. Extensively engaged in Ranney Refrigerator Co., and other important lines of business; res. Greenville, Mich.
Leon George, b. May, 1877; m. 1901, Grace Tupper; res. Greenville, Mich.
Martha Lucile, b. May 21, 1904.
Laura Maxime, b. Nov. 20, 1906.
575 Frederick Eli8 Ranney (brother to Charles Thomas), b. July 2, 1853, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Aug. 10, 1875, Belding, Mich., Mary Louisa Ellis, b. Oct. 10, 1854, Belding, Mich., dau. of Lewis4 Ellis (Deacon Dimick3, Lieut. John2, Richard1. See the “Ellis Book.”) and Louisa P. Wilson. Mrs. Ranney d. Aug. 2, 1900. Mr. Ranney has been engaged in the manufacture of refrigerators for twenty years, is Pres. of the Ranney Refrigerator Co., and active mgr., Treas. of the Moor Plow and Implement Co., Treas. of the Skinner & Steeman Co., mfg. sideboards and buffets, Pres. of Commercial Savings Bank, is 32? Mason, K. of P.; res. Greenville, Mich.
705a Ellis Wilbur, b. Feb. 23, 1878.
Carrie L., b. Sept. 3, 1880.
Hattie B., b. Feb. 15, 1883.
Leroy W., b. Oct. 18, 1888.
576 Charles Dimick8 Ellis (Hannah7 Ranney, Jesse6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 24, 1829, Pittstown, N. Y.; m. Apr. 30, 1862, Eliza Antoinette Lockwood, of Grand Rapids, Mich. He remained on the home farm in Belding, Mich., where he d. Mar. 28, 1903. The widow res. in Pueblo, Col.
Mae, b. 1863.
Wm. E., b. 1867; res. with wife and four children on the farm, Belding, Mich.
577 Erastus Ranney8 Ellis, N. D. (brother to Charles Dimick), b. Mar. 3, 1832, Pittstown, N. Y.; m. Apr. 22, 1857, Minerva Ellis, who d. Aug. 16, 1884. He compiled the Ellis Genealogy, is a physician, practicing in Detroit, Mich.
Elizabeth Burpee, b. May 18, 1858; m. June 30, 1887, Alexander Marcus Gunn, of Scotch parentage; res. Heppner, Oregon.
Helen Minerva, b. Dec. 2, 1860; m. Sept. 11, 1883, J. Seward Andrews; res. Detroit, Mich.
Jessie Ranney, b. Feb. 17, 1863.
Edward Dimick, b. Apr. 29, 1867; .m. 1894, Julia A. Moran; res. Detroit, Mich.
Anna Belle, b. Dec. 11, 1873; d. June 8, 1874.
578 Alanson Andrews8 Richmond (Amanda7 Ranney, Jesse6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 29, 1829, Buckland, Mass.; d. Mar. 20, 1898, Charlemont, Mass.; m. Sept. 22, 1852, Buckland, Amelia Fanny Wood, b. Apr. 16, 1834, Buckland, dau. of Lyman Wood and Almira Eliza Hook.
705b Nettie Aurelia, b. Oct. 2, 1854; m. W. G. Hayes.
Herbert Alanson, b. Mar. 22, 1856; m. Jan. 22, 1885, Emma Roy Babcock, b. Feb. 9, 1861; farmer. Res. Charlemont, Mass.
Amy Amelia, b. June 21, 1886; m. Dec. 24, 1904, George Churchill.
Arthur Elijah, b. June 22, 1859; m. Jan. 1, 1885, May Stratton; farmer. Res. Charlemont, Mass.
Ethel Grace, b. Nov. 20, 1888; d. Dec. 15, 1903.
Edna Louise, b. Mar. 1, 1891.
Albert Eugene, b. May 15, 1893.
Harold Earl, b. Oct. 16, 1895.
Homer Herbert, b. July 29, 1902.
Marion, b. Dec. 1, 1886; m. July 7, 1903, Curtis Whipple.
Walter Lyman, b. June 1, 1861; m. Nov. 29, 1887, Lizzie Maria Des Rochees; merchant. Res. Gardner, Mass.
Clarence R., Oct. 19, 1904.
Ruth, b. July 21, 1891.
Russell Whipple, b. Oct. 4, 1905.
Everett, b. July 12, 1895.
Marjorie, b. Feb. 19, 1900.
James Otis, b. Oct. 19, 1863; m. Nov. 27, 1888, Flora Josephine Friend; merchant. Res. Fitchburg, Mass.
Ralph Elmer, b. Feb. 1, 1894.
Lora Luella, b. Dec. 2, 1863; m. Sept. 4, 1890, Thomas Henry Lucas, machinist. Res. Newton, Mass.
Mark Raymond, b. July 27, 1891.
Lorin Lincoln, b. Dec. 2, 1866; m. May 24, 1893, Carrie M. Mansur Res. Greenfield, Mass.
Pauline Marguerite, b. May 20, 1894.
Mildred Viola, b. June 9, 1899.
Stanley Richmond, b. July 8, 1903.
Frances Elsie, b. Apr. 28, 1905.
Irene Frances, b. Dec. 27, 1898; d. Aug. 3, 1899.
Burke Eugene, b. Oct. 1, 1869; m. Aug. 16, 1905, Mary B. Leavitt. Farmer. Res. Charlemont.
Wesley Lincoln, b. Mar. 26, 1895.
Erma Pauline, b. July 26, 1906.
579 Edwin Jesse8 Ranney (Edwin7, Jesse6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 11, 1844, Pittstown, N. Y.; m. Nov. 22, 1892, Carleton, Mich., Ada Alice Matthews, b. June 9, 1867, Mt. Clemens, Mich., dau. of Joseph George Matthews and Roxanna Alice Huff. Farmer, P. of H., Rep., Meth.; res. Big Rapids, Mich.
George Edwin, b. Mar. 26, 1894.
Ruth Eliza, b. Dec. 22, 1895.
Verne Alonzo, b. June 28.1901.
580 Marcia Abbie8 Ranney (sister to Edwin Jesse), b. Nov. 15, 1850, Pittstown, N. Y.; m. May 12, 1875, Belding, Mich., Alonzo U. Smith, b. Aug. 3, 1850, Canada Real Estate, insurance, Rep., Bapt., I. O. O. F., Royal Americans; res. Reed City, Mich.
Arthur Leon Smith, b. July 23, 1880; grad. 1903, State Normal Coll., B. Pd., Prin. High School, Reed City, Mich.
Byron Earle, b. 1885; grad. 1905, High School.
Verne Alvor, b. 1888.
Evah Ethel, b. 1891.
581 Alvor Milton8 Ranney (brother to Edwin Jesse), b. Oct. 25, 1847, Pittstown, N. Y.; m. May 27, 1891, Hudsonville, Mich., Ethel Lowing, b. May 4, 1869, Hudsonville, dau. of Isaac Newton Lowing and Jane West. Insurance agent, Rep., Cong., County Clerk and Recorder of Routt County, 1896-97; rem. 1906, to Hudsonville, Mich. Mr. Ranney furnished the following in 1904: “In the summer time of 1883 a brother and myself took Horace Greeley’s advice, and went to Pueblo, Col., thence to Denver. Bought a pair of horses, wagon and camping outfit and made a trip over the Rocky Mountains. I kept a daily diary, but the experiences of this trip are fresh in my memory. We traveled slowly, taking plenty of time to catch trout and shoot game. The scenery was charming. The month of June was perfect. We reached this place on July 7, 1883. Here each of us located a 160 acre farm covered with sage brush. We built log cabins bringing the logs from the river bank a mile distant. For some years we lived a bachelor’s life, getting our supplies from Rawlins, Wyoming, 100 miles distant. My farm is now the town of Craig, situated in Yampa River Valley, near the mouth of Fortification Creek. Instead of the bare sage brush in 1883 we now have three general supply stores, two hotels, two churches, two feed stables, two banks, one opera hall, a good brass band of twenty-four members and other things that make up an inland town of 250 inhabitants in Craig and vicinity. [He omitted to tell of the newspaper.] Our resources are the cattle industry. We have extensive coal lands in this county, also gold mines and of late oil has been discovered. A line of railroad has been surveyed through this county. And there is a great prospect before us.”
Three brothers and a sister have since located on farms in that vicinity.
Elvie Grace, b. June 30, 1892.
Howard Newton, b. May 29, 1894; d. Feb. 27, 1896.
Avis May, b. Nov. 9, 1897.
Eunice Eliza Jane, b. Oct. 29, 1900.
581a Franklin Benjamin8 Ranney (brother to Edwin Jesse), b. Sept. 21, 1854, near Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. 1888, Agnes M. Sturdevant, b. Dec. 12, 1874, d. June 14, 1907, dau. of Attorney Henry F. Sturdevant and Lilly McCourtney of Steamboat Landing, Col. He settled on a ranch adjoined Craig, Col., valued at $12,000, but now resides in Craig, devoting himself to botanical and geological research in summer and in winter exercising himself as a taxidermist, having an extensive collection of mounted deer, elk, and antelope. Res. Craig, Col.
581b Cora Eliza8 Ranney (sister to Edwin Jesse), b. Apr. 11, 1865, Belding, Mich.; m. 1895, Craig, Col., Archibald McLachlan, b. Feb. 28, 1847, Pictou, Nova Scotia son of William McLachlan and Jane Stewart, both b. in Scotland. She had been housekeeper for her father till 1890, when she went to Craig. He rem. 1883 to Craig, conducts a sawmill and lumber business, and is extensively engaged in raising stock. Mem., 1906-7, of Legislature. Res. Craig, Col.
Andre Ira, b. Feb. 21, 1896.
Archibald Hunt, b. Jan. 8, 1898.
Cora Alma, b. Sept. 21, 1899.
Edwin Theodore, b. Sept. 27, 1901.
581c Charles Allen8 Ranney (brother to Edwin Jesse), b. May 1, 1867. At the age of 17 he began to teach near Baldwin, Mich., and remained there till 1883. In 1890 he rem. to Craig, Col., and became principal of the Craig school. In 1899 he purchased the Craig pharmacy, and in 1903 sold it out and purchased a ranch of 200 acres, where he keeps a “typical Western road ranch house where many a weary traveler finds rest and a square meal,” besides being engaged in raising stock and grain; Rep., unm. Res. Craig, Col.
582 Joseph Lyman8 Ranney (Samuel Allen7, Joseph6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 6, 1838, Goshen, Mass.; m. Nov. 27, 1862, Ashburnham, Mass., Julia Amanda Green, b. Jan. 5, 1843, Leyden, Mass.; d. June 27, 1899, Florence, Mass., dau. of Joseph Green and Eliza Jane Chapin. Supt. of silk mill, Rep.; d. Dec. 1, 1885, Florence, Mass.
Walter Lyman, b. Aug. 27, 1863, Florence, Mass.; m. Nov. 27, 1884, Orange, Mass., Jessie Mary Dike, b. Sept. 21, 1865, Montague, Mass., dau. of Joseph Dike and Frances Maria Wright. Pur. Agt. New Home Sewing Machine Co., Rep., F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., I. O. R. M. She is mem. Women’s Relief Corps; res. Orange, Mass.
Vesta Frances, b. Sept. 16, 1892; d. Nov. 7, 1894.
Lena Julia, b. Mar. 13, 1876, Florence, Mass.; m. June 20, 1900, Edward Augustus Haven, b. Dec. 18, 1870, Florence; bookkeeper, Unit., Dem., F. & A. M., O. E. S.; res. Florence, Mass.
Milo Joseph, b. Jan. 27, 1897; d. Sept. 14, 1900.
Frederick Chester, b. Apr. 8, 1898.
583 Edward Willis8 Ranney (brother to Joseph Lyman), b. Aug. 9, 1843, Goshen, Mass.; m. Jan. 1, 1866, Leyden, Mass., Prudence Elvira Thorne, b. Aug. 10, 1843; d. Oct. 30, 1904, dau. of Crandall Thorne and Mary Rounds. Rem. 1851, to Ashfield, Mass., 1862, to Florence Mass., 1872 to Springfield, Mass. Machinist, Cong., Rep.; res. Springfield, Mass.
Arthur Edward, b. Aug. 2, 1867, Florence, Mass.; m. Oct. 30, 1889, Phebe Jane Hall, b. Mar. 18, 1868, Westerly, R. I., dau. of Lyman Emery Hall and Lucy Carter. Teller in bank, F. & A. M.; res. Springfield, Mass.
Helen Louise, b. Feb. 16, 1891.
Willis Leland, b. Jan. 29, 1878, Springfield, Mass. Music teacher, F. & A. M., unm.; res. Springfield, Mass.
Beatrice Vincent, b. June 2, 1898.
584 Josephine Idella8 Ranney (sister to Joseph Lyman), b. Nov. 9, 1851, Ashfield, Mass.; m. June 28, 1898, Nelson Martin Van Buren Walden, b. Mar. 12, 1835, North Adams, Mass., son of Job Walden and Eunice Baxter. Farmer, Bapt. No children; res. Ashfield, Mass.
585 Elbridge Allyn8 Kingman (Sarah Amelia7 Ranney, Joseph6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 15, 1847; m. (1) Oct. 9, 1872, Portland, Me., Annie Lizzie Nash, b. Jan. 4, 1852, Portland; d. Aug. 28, 1888, West Newton, Mass., dau. of Oliver Moses Nash; m. (2) Oct. 12, 1889, Hingham, Mass., Mary Clark Humphrey, dau. of Edwin and Myra Humphrey; res. Belmont, Mass.
Children by first marriage:
Son, b. Nov. 28, 1874; d. soon.
Marion Hattie, b. Oct. 29, 1876; unm.; Cambridge, Mass.
Lester Allyn, b. Aug. 25, 1879; m. Nov. 9, 1904, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Florence Elizabeth Ludwig, b. Sept. 7, 1882, Chicopee, Mass., dau. of Frank Ludwig and Ida Jane Richardson. Accountant; res. Brooklyn, N. Y.
Children by second marriage:
Myra Humphrey, b. June 16, 1891.
586 Henry Sears8 Ranney (Alonzo Franklin7, George6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 10, 1838, Phelps, N. Y.; m. Mary Hyslop; res. Dansville, Mich.
Arthur, b. 1869.
Nettie, b. 1871; m. 1893, Amaziah Benham.
Frank, b. 1873.
Eva, b. 1877.
Ralph, b. 1880.
587 Horace Peck8 Ranney (brother to Henry Sears), b. June 15, 1840, Phelps, N. Y.; m. Jan. 17, 1871, Phelps, Harriet Newell Short, b. July 9, 1845, Phelps; d. Mar. 29, 1893, Hillsdale, Mich. He rem. 1872 to Hillsdale, Mich.; farmer; res. Hillsdale, Mich.
Belle Phylena, b. Dec. 30, 1871; m. Rev. A. L. Kennan, a Baptist missionary, Lalgar, Midnapore, India. He grad. at Hillsdale Coll., and is M. D., from Chicago Med. College.
Ada Belle, b. Mar. 18, 1897.
Josephine, b. July 17, 1873; unm., artist, has won oratorical prizes, prominent in literary clubs; res. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Albert Ranney, b. Nov. 9, 1899.
Floyd, b. Jan. 2, 1903.
Hattie Minerva, b. May 23, 1875.
Mae Elizabeth, b. June 24, 1883.
Clifford Horace, b. Sept. 4, 1888.
588 Ella Isabel8 Ranney (sister to Henry Sears), b. Apr. 17, 1844, Phelps, N. Y.; m. Mar. 17, 1875, Hamilton McBurney, b. Apr. 17, 1844, Hattersbay, Canada, son of Robert McBurney of Scotch-Irish descent; stone dealer and contractor, Rep., Presby., F. & A. M.; d. Sept. 3, 1887. Widow res. Phelps, N. Y.
Howard Hamilton, b. Dec. 11, 1875; unm.
Ina Maud, b. Feb. 2, 1878; unm.
589 Emory Dayton8 Ranney (brother to Henry Sears), b. May 10, 1857, Hopewell, N. Y.; m. (1) Jan. 8, 1879, Phelps, N. Y., Jennie Jones, b. 1856, Newark, N. Y.; d. Apr. 8, 1890, dau. of Reuben and Rhoda Jones; m. (2) Sept. 23, 1891, Marbletown, N. Y., Fannie Rush, b. 1862, Phelps, N. Y., dau. of George and Josephine Rush. She is Bapt. and Maccabees. He is Rep., Bapt., K. of M., I. O. O. F.; res. Clifton Springs, N. Y.
Children by first marriage:
Neva Maud, b. Nov. 8, 1879; m. June 18, 1902, Edward R. Allison; res. Canandaigua, N. Y.
Mabel, b. Sept. 11, 1881; m. Jan. 9, 1901, Fred Fiero; res. Canandaigua, N. Y.
Jessie, b. Oct. 25, 1883; m. Nov. 15, 1905, Raymond Edwards. Real estate; res. Los Angeles, Cal.
Marion R., b. Dec. 29, 1906.
Ross Emory, b. Dec. 21, 1885; unm.; res. San Bernardo, Cal.
Children by second marriage:
Lynda Edith, b. Aug. 4, 1892.
Lester H., b. Sept. 28, 1899.
590 Frank Herbert8 Ranney (Harrison Jackson7, George6, George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 15, 1857, Hillsdale, Mich.; m. Mar. 3, 1880, Hastings, Mich., Frances Josephine Smith, b. May 1, 1858, Allen, Mich., dau. of Sydney R. Smith and Hannah Nicloy. Sec. Wholesale Coal Corp., Del., 1902, to Nat. Rep. Conv., Co. Supt. of Schools, 1894-98, Rep., F. & A. M., Cong. Res. Chicago, Ill.
Ralph Edwin, b. Jan. 16, 1881.
Merritt Charles, b. June 17, 1883.
Lucius Silas, b. Nov. 13, 1885.
Harrison Smith, b. Sept. 17, 1887.
591 Fred Albert8 Ranney (brother to Frank Herbert), b. May 29, 1859, Hillsdale, Mich.; d. Dec. 14, 1903, St. Cloud, Minn.; m. Nov. 24, 1881, Clearwater, Mich., Jane Elizabeth Jenks, b. Nov. 24, 1858, Fair Haven, Minn., dau. of James Jenks and Sarah Elizabeth Noyes. Mgr. Milling Co., Rep., F. & A. M., Cong. Widow res. St. Cloud, Minn.
James Albert, b. Feb. 8, 1886; m. Apr. 8, 1907.
Belle Beatrice, b. Aug. 11, 1889.
Helen Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1892.
Mary Marguerite, b. Dec. 14, 1894.
Harold Frederick, b. Dec. 31, 1902.
592 Mary Minetta8 Ranney (sister to Frank Herbert), b. Mar. 13, 1861, Hillsdale, Mich.; m. Sept. 11, 1884, Clearwater, Minn., Charles D. Whittemore, b. Mar. 13, 1861, Hillsdale, Mich.; banker, F. & A. M.; res. Clearwater, Minn.
Maude Eleanor, b. Sept. 9, 1885.
593 Sophie Leight8 Ranney (Willis7, Roswell6, Thomas5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 11, 1838, Louisville, Ky.; m. Dec. 3, 1857, Louisville, Preston Rogers, b. Apr. 6, 1835, Louisville; Dem., Epis.; res. Louisville, Ky.
Josephine Preston, b. Sept. 28, 1858; m. June 4, 1884, Walter Rawlings Hill. With R. R. Co., Dem., Epis. Res. Louisville, Ky.
Sophie Preston, b. June 15, 1895.
Ella Ranney, b. Aug. 16, 1860; m. Nov. 18, 1890, William Paca Lee. Treas. Louisville Gas Co., Dem., Epis.; res. Louisville, Ky.
Sophie Rogers, b. July 30, 1895.
Addie Jacob, b. Nov. 23, 1862.
594 Sarah Leight8 Ranney (sister to Sophie), b. June 8, 1844, Louisville, Ky.; m. May 27, 1875, Franklin Spalding Davis, b. ----------, Vt.; d. Nov. 28, 1890, Memphis, Tenn. Banker. Widow res. Louisville, Ky.
595 Edward Ellicott8 Ranney (brother to Sophie), b. Aug. 25, 1851, Louisville, Ky.; m. (1) Dec. 28, 1881, Margaret Hamilton, b. ----------; d. June, 1897, dau. of George Washington Thornton and Margaret Hamilton; m. (2) Feb. 7, 1901, Kate Ruhkamp. Asst. paymaster L. & N. R. R. Co.; Dem., Epis., F. & A. M. Res. Louisville, Ky.
Willis Edward, b. Feb. 7, 1902.
596 Willis Madison8 Ranney (Madison7, Roswell6, Thomas5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 3, 1846, Worcester, Mass.; m. Dec. 27, 1870, Somerville, Mass., Mary Frances Alexander, b. Oct. 11, 1844, Derry, N. H., dau. of Josiah Worcester Alexander and Sarah Abigail Cole. Mr. Ranney at time of death, Dec. 17, 1898, was senior partner in the Willis M. Ranney Coal Co. Had early been a promoter of telephone enterprises. In 1867 was mem. of 7th Reg. N. Y. N. G. Rem. 1870 to So. Framingham, Mass. F. & A. M., K. of H., K. of P., Chr. Bd. of Selectmen at time of death. Stores closed during the funeral. Widow res. So. Framingham, Mass.
Willis Madison, b. Aug. 16, 1877; clerk, unm.; res. So. Framingham.
Roswell Valentine, b. Feb. 14, 1879; clerk in Boston Banking House, unm.; res. So. Framingham, Mass.
597 Mary Ellen8 Wilson (Mary7 Ranney, Roswell6, Thomas5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 11, 1840, Ashfield, Mass.; d. Nov. 19, 1872; m. May 14, 1862, Leyden, Mass., Charles Earl Severance, M D., b. Aug. 7, 1834, Leyden, Mass., son of Chester and Martha Severance. Epis., Rep., physician. He rem. to Brattleboro, Vt., where he d. June 20, 1907.
Earl Clarendon, b. Feb. 9, 1864; drowned May, 1877.
Martha Helen, b. Oct. 12, 1868, Shelburne Falls, Mass.; m. July 29, 1899, Brattleboro, Vt., Fred Osborne Brown, b. Jan. 17, 1872, son of Frederick L. and Isadore Osborn Brown, of Vernon, Vt. Railroad clerk, Rep., Epis.; res. Northampton, Mass.
Isadore Osborn, b. June 24, 1900.
Earl Severance, b. Feb. 14, 1902.
598 Charles Milo8 Wilson, M. D. (brother to Mary Ellen), b. Feb. 19, 1852, Shelburne Falls, Mass.; m. Apr. 30, 1877, Brattleboro, Vt., Lucia B. Perry, b. July 9, 1858, Bolton, Vt.; d. May 16, 1896, Shelburne Falls, dau. of David Perry and Emily Le Grow. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., Dem. Was Pension Examiner 1884-88 in Kan. Ret. 1895 to Shelburne Falls. Rem. 1900, to Cannonsburg, Mich., where he is in practice.
Perry Charles, b. May 21, 1880; served in 2d Mass. Reg. in Spanish-American War. Res. Saginaw, Mich.
Earl Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1881. Res. Toronto, Can.
Harold Davis, b. May 10, 1884. Student Tufts College.
Minnie Ellen, b. July 5, 1886. Res. Ann Arbor, Mich.
599 Nathan Howes8 Ranney (Francis7, Giles6, Francis5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 12, 1834, So. Ashfield, Mass.; d. May 22, 1890, Easthampton, Mass.; m. (1) Mar., 1859, Sophia Thayer, b. Williamsburg, Mass.; d. Sept., 1863, dau. of Joseph and Orrel Thayer; m. (2) Jan. 30, 1865, Susan Jane Claghorn, b. June 7, 1838, Cummington, Mass.; d. Jan. 3, 1871, Easthampton, dau. of Benjamin and Esther Claghorn; m. (3) Sept. 20, 1871, Martha Bethia Gaylord, b. Oct. 8, 1849, No. Hadley, Mass.; d. Mar. 8, 1893, dau. of Timothy and Elvira Gaylord.
Children by 2d marriage:
Susan Sophia, b. Aug. 25, 1868. Teacher Easthampton, Mass.
Nellie, b. Oct. 19, 1870; d. Apr. 5, 1871.
Children by third marriage:
Emma Eliza, b. May 11, 1874; d. Sept. 1, 1874.
Frank Howes, b. July 23, 1876.
Harland Gaylord, b. Jan. 7, 1881; m. May 2, 1906, Annie Marsh, b. Aug. 27, 1880, No. Hatfield, Mass., dau. of George and Maria Marsh. Res. Easthampton, Mass.
Ruth, b. June 10, 1907.
Willis Nathan, b. Sept. 9, 1882; d. Mar. 25, 1883.
Rupert Aubrey, b. Feb. 5, 1885. Adopted by W. J. Marsh. Res. No. Amherst, Mass.
600 Henry Charles8 Ranney (brother to Nathan Howes), b. June 29, 1838, So. Ashfield, Mass.; m. June 3, 1862, Northampton, Mass., Sarah Goodell, b. Oct. 27, 1836, So. Hadley, Mass., dau. of Nathaniel Goodell and Almira Smith. Rep., Cong., living on the farm owned by his father 82 years ago, So. Ashfield, Mass. P. O. Williamsburg, Mass.
Mary Almira, b. Aug. 5, 1863; d. July 17, 1865.
William Henry, b. June 23, 1866, So. Ashfield; m. Jan. 1, 1901, Amherst, Mass., Susan Billings, b. Jan. 1, 1883, Amherst, dau. of William Billings and Jane Holmes. Rep., F. & A. M., Cong., Grange, Supt. of “Hood” farm, Derry, N. H.
Roland Henry, b. Apr. 3, 1902.
Lizzie Goodell, b. July 18, 1868; unm.; res. on home farm.
Grace Howes, b. May 15, 1906.