Prisilla McKnight Standiford - Stucker - Ransom

Contributed by Joyce McCool.  Thanks, Joyce.

Priscilla McKnight Standiford
Born: June 29, 1822 IN
Died: September 5, 1896

The Isaac Ransom Family

Front row L to R: 
Clive Waldo Garrett (1881-1930), child of Olive "Ollie" Ann Stucker Garrett and WIlliam C. Garret; Isaac Ransom, d. 1897, 2nd husband of Priscilla M. Standiford; Priscilla M. Standiford Stucker, Ransom, 
w/o Isaac Ransom

Back row, L to R:
Olive "Ollie" Ann Stucker Garret (1861-1944), d/o Priscilla & Thomas C. Stucker and w/o William C. Garrett; Martha E. (Stucker) Simon (1855-1916), d/o Priscilla & Thomas C. Stucker & w/o Matthias Simon; Anna Patricia Simon (1870-1948), 
d/o Martha E. Stucker Simon and Matthias Simon

Obituaries - Newspaper unknown

Priscilla Standiford

Mrs. Isaac Ransom died at her home in this city last Saturday afternoon, after a protracted illness.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 4 o' clock at the M. E. church conducted by Rev. Hunter, after which the remains were interred in the Pleasanton cemetery followed by members of the G. A. R., ladies of the W. R. C., and many friends and relatives.  Priscilla Standeford was born in Harrison County, Ind., June 29, 1822; was married November 14, 1856, to Thomas Stucker, who died in the army March 29, 1862.  She was married to her now bereaved husband September 6, 1866, and died September 5, 1896: aged seventy-four years, two months and eight days.  Mrs. Ransom was a member of the M. E. church since childhood and the mother of four children, three of whom survive her.

Isaac Ransom

Isaac Ransom, an old soldier well known, respected and honored by the entire community, died very suddenly on Wednesday, August 4, 1897, at the home of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Martin Allen, north of Pleasanton.  For several years his health had been failing and during the last few years he had grown quite feeble.  He died while sitting at the dinner--his heart ceased to beat and his soul wended its way to the spirit land.  He had served as a brave soldier in the Mexican and in the civil war, and had been a faithful member of the Methodist church for many years.  He was interred in the Pleasanton cemetery on Thursday by the members of Jewel Post No 3 G. A. R.  "Father Ransom", as he was familiarly called, will be missed by his friends.

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