Ann M Ranson

29 March 1835–2 April 1912 (Age 77)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Ann M

When Ann M Ranson was born on 29 March 1835, in Illinois, United States, her father, James Ranson, was 56 and her mother, Elizabeth Lilly, was 41. She married Lorenzo Milton Hobson on 3 February 1859, in Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Cedar Township, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 2 April 1912, in Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Milton Hobson
Ann M Ranson
Marriage: 3 February 1859
James M Hobson
Thomas H Hobson
Martha Hobson
Mary Ann Hobson
John George Hobson
William Irving Hobson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1859Henry, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Des Moines, Michigan Territory 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Henry, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Henry, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Henry, Iowa, United States
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 21
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ransom .French (mainly northern), Flemish, and Walloon: variant of Renson 2.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Ann Hobson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ann M. Ranson in entry for Thomas H. Hobson and Ida May Landwick Coleman, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
    • Ann Ranson in entry for James Milton, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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