When Rosa Ransom was born on 4 July 1874, in Smith River, Del Norte, California, United States, her father, Hiram C. Ransom, was 39 and her mother, Clarissa Bird, was 31. She married Jesse Barton Hight on 20 February 1894, in Del Norte, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Del Norte, California, United States in 1935 and Brookings Election Precinct, Curry, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 22 February 1944, in Curry, Oregon, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Smith River, Del Norte, California, United States.
patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand , a pet form of the personal name Randolf (see Randolph ), + -son.
perhaps a variant of Ramsden .