Ransom Taylor Michael

26 March 1894–11 October 1985 (Age 91)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Ransom Taylor

When Ransom Taylor Michael was born on 26 March 1894, his father, David Soloman Michael, was 40 and his mother, Isabella Sumpter, was 33. He married Marie Maud Andre in 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 11 October 1985, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ransom Taylor Michael
Marie Maud Andre
Marriage: 1915
Marion Louise Michael
Mildred Mae Michael

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    David Soloman Michael


    Isabella Sumpter




    John Luther Michaels



    George Alexander Michael


    William David Michael


    Fred M. Michael


+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Micha-el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by various minor Biblical characters and by one of the archangels, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of several Greek surnames having Michael as their root, for example Papamichaelis ‘Michael the priest’ and patronymics such as Michaelopoulos.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ransom Michael, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ransom Michael in household of David Michael, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ransom Michael in entry for Marion Louise Patterson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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