Obit: Ransom, Benjamin (? - 1902)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/23/1902

Ransom, Benjamin (? - 2 OCT 1902)

Benjamin Ransom, son of Mrs. Calvin Mills of Christie, Clark County, died in the hospital at McKay, Idaho Oct. 2, 1902, of typhoid fever. He was born at Campbellsport, Wis. and came with his parents to Christie in 1870. He was one of the pupils of the first school taught there. He lived the life of the young men of his day, farming in summer and working in camp in the winter. In the spring of 1886 he stated out from home to seek his fortune, going to Glenwood and afterward to Hayward, remaining several months at each place. In the spring of 1887 he went to Cinnabar, Mont., where his brother Fay was in the mercantile business, going into partnership with him. He remained in Montana fourteen years, being successful in several branches of business. In 1900 he went to McKay, Idaho, where he resided until his death. The best of medical skill and care were provided for him but without avail. He was a man of many good qualities, just and generous and died as he had lived, with no enemies. He was buried under the auspices of the McKay mining Union, of which he was a member, the services taking place in the M.E. Church and the burial being in the cemetery at McKay. Memorial services were held at the Christie Church Sunday Oct. 19, and were largely attended by a large circle of friends. He was converted and died a Christian, sending assuring messages to his mother and thanking her for all she had done.

Note: My name is Judy Malkiewicz and I have put all of the graves at Mount McCaleb Cemetery in Mackay, Idaho on the free internet site, "Find a Grave".

If you visit the site and look for Mount McCaleb Cemetery, be sure to spell "Mount" out as the site will not recognize "Mt."

I came across this obituary for a Benjamin Ransom and we have an "Unknown Ransom" listed in the Mount McCaleb Cemetery Book. Throughout the obituary, the name of Mackay, Idaho is incorrectly spelled. The correct spelling is Mackay in Custer County, Idaho.

Thank you for this information. I'm sure your Benjamin Ransom is our Unknown Ranson. His grave has no headstone, but is listed as in Plot: Block 25, Lot 4, N 1/2

Judy Malkiewicz




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