Ann M Ranson

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

The Life 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
1827–1886
Ann M Ranson
1835–1912
Marriage: 3 February 1859
James M Hobson
1860–1935
Thomas H Hobson
1863–1908
Martha Hobson
1865–1944
Mary Ann Hobson
1867–1890
John George Hobson
1872–1948
William Irving Hobson
1877–1944

Spouse and Children

    Lorenzo Milton Hobson

    Male1827–1886Male

    Female1835–1912Female

MARRIAGE
3 February 1859
Henry, Iowa, United States
children

(6)

    James M Hobson

    Male1860–1935Male

    Thomas H Hobson

    Male1863–1908Male

    Female1865–1944Female

    Mary Ann Hobson

    Female1867–1890Female

    Male1872–1948Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
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

1 English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) ( see Rand 1).2 French: variant of Renson, a reduced form of Rennesson, a pet form (with the double diminutive suffix -esson) of a personal name derived from the Germanic name Ragino or a compound name with the first element ragin- ‘counsel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Hobson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ann Hobson in household of L M Hobson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Anna Hobson, "United States Census, 1900"

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