Ransom Dillard

3 March 1881–19 September 1958 (Age 77)
Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States

The Life 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
Maude L Conlee
Marriage: 4 February 1907
Moselle B Dillard
Ethel Christine Dillard
Linda Dillard

Spouse and Children

4 February 1907
Lee, Mississippi, United States


    Moselle B Dillard



    Linda Dillard


Parents and Siblings

    George D Dillard


    Melinda Ann Clayton




    Nannie Dillard


    Joshua R. Dillard


    William Henry Dillard



    John Dufthus Dillard


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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

Age 13

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

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Dollard . The name was in VA by 1698 .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ranee Dillard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ranse Dillard in household of George Dillard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rance D Dillard, "United States Census, 1930"

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