Myrtle Henrietta Ransdell

Female26 September 1896–2 March 1944

Brief Life History of Myrtle Henrietta

When Myrtle Henrietta Ransdell was born on 26 September 1896, in Granville, Monroe, Missouri, United States, her father, Shelton Yates Ransdell, was 44 and her mother, Annie Elizabeth Tyson, was 40. She married William Kellog Burnham on 7 July 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Clay Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 2 March 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kellog Burnham
Myrtle Henrietta Ransdell
Marriage: 7 July 1920
Lois Lucerne Burnham

Sources (18)

  • Merbil H Bansdale in household of Shelton Bansdale, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle H Ransdell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Myrtle Henrietta Ransdell Burnham, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1920
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


    Age 11

    Oklahoma is the 46th state.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 13

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ransdale, itself a variant of Ramsdale (see Ramsdell ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Shelton Yates and Annie Elizabeth Tyson Ransdell family

    At the time of this picture ,taken 5 December 1904, Myrtle had a cold and her nose was such that she had to breath out of her mouth. So the picture captures her breathing out the side of her mouth. …

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