J. H. RANSOM PASSES AWAY
FORMER CARTHAGE MAN DIES IN TEXAS
Well Known as Railroad Promoter – Burial Will Be Made Here
Word was received here this morning of the death of J. H. Ransom of Houston, Texas, formerly of Carthage. He was about 85 years old and had been in failing health several years.
Mrs. Ransom is a sister of Mrs. Ed Gerkey and Mrs. B. Werner and an aunt of E. M. Yancey of Carthage. The wife is the sole survivor.
Mr. Ransom was a railroad promoter and was widely known in rail circles throughout the southwest, having been instrumental in the building of several lines.
The body will be brought to Carthage and funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Gerkey home, 522 East Chestnut street.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerkey, who have been in Kansas City this week, are expected home today. they are making the trip by motor.
Photo at right:
Marriage announcement published in the October 30, 1890 edition of the Carthage Weekly Press newspaper in Carthage, MO.
Civil War background
Jacob N. Ransom
CONFEDERATE REGULAR TROOPS
1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, CSA
Soldier’s Rank_In Private
Soldier’s Rank_Out Private