Vilarr Bodily Ransom

23 June 1922–7 January 2005 (Age 82)
Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of Vilarr Bodily

When Vilarr Bodily Ransom was born on 23 June 1922, in Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, Thomas Austin Ransom, was 26 and his mother, Eleanor Delila Bodily, was 23. He married Barbara Olene Bown on 24 February 1950, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Preston Election Precinct 2, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States for about 18 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 7 January 2005, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Vilarr Bodily Ransom
Barbara Olene Bown
Marriage: 24 February 1950
Scott Ransom
Beth Ransom

Spouse and Children

24 February 1950
Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States


    Scott Ransom



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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 1

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) ( see Rand 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vilarr Bodily Ransom, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Viland Ransom in household of Thomas Ausden Ransom, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Vilarr B Ransom in household of Thomas Austin Ransom, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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