Rosa Ransom

4 July 1874–22 February 1944 (Age 69)
Smith River, Del Norte, California, United States

The Life Summary of Rosa

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 Smith River Judicial Township, Del Norte, California, United States in 1900 and Table Rock Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1920. 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.

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Jesse Barton Hight
Rosa Ransom
Marriage: 20 February 1894
Hiram James Hight

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1894Del Norte, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
    Age 6
    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 22
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English:patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand , a pet form of the personal name Randolf (see Randolph ), + -son.perhaps a variant of Ramsden .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

    • Rosa Ranson in household of H. C. Ranson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rosa Hight in household of Jesse Hight, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Ransome in entry for Hiram James Hight, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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