Ransom Dillard

Brief Life History of Ransom

When Ransom Dillard was born on 3 March 1881, in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, his father, George D Dillard, was 24 and his mother, Melinda Ann Clayton, was 32. He married Maude L Conlee on 4 February 1907, in Lee, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 19 September 1958, in Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ransom Dillard
1881–1958
Maude L Conlee
1884–1956
Marriage: 4 February 1907
Moselle B Dillard
1910–
Ethel Christine Dillard
1913–1997
Linda Dillard
1918–1963

Sources (12)

  • Ranee Dillard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rance Dillard, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Rance Dillard, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English (Worcestershire and Staffordshire): possibly a variant of Dollard , either by euphemism or by the fronting of a back vowel between two alveolar consonants, for which there are many parallels. Compare Dilliard and Dilyard .

History: This surname was in VA by 1698.

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

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