John Ransom Gleason

Brief Life History of John Ransom

When John Ransom Gleason was born on 23 February 1849, in Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Ransom Gleason, was 26 and his mother, Electa Ann Rix or Ricks, was 22. He married Lovina Sweet on 15 October 1871, in Strongs Prairie, Adams, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Big Flats, Adams, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Choteau, Teton, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 6 October 1929, in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Choteau, Teton, Montana, United States.

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John Ransom Gleason
Lovina Sweet
Marriage: 15 October 1871
Joseph Ransom Gleason
Alma Jane Gleason
Erma May Gleason
John Arthur Gleason
Jesse Leon Gleason
Mertie Tressa Gleason

Sources (34)

  • John R Gleason in household of Ransom Gleason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John R Gleason, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • John R Gleason in entry for Lavina Gleason, "Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009"

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Historical Boundaries: 1856: San Mateo, California, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish (Waterford): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green, blue, gray’.

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

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