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Ransone family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS863f

Scope and Content

This collection documents the lives of three generations of the Ransone family. It contains high school and college graduation programs, World War II ration documents, insurance receipts, and business cards. Also included are the books Songs of a Day by Frank L. Stanton and Around the World in Sixty Days by Robert Hecht. The collection includes pamphlets for Atlanta attractions such as Stone Mountain and the Lyric Theatre, Atlanta, as well as a booklet for a tour of Savannah, Georgia.


  • 1887-1973, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

George Franklin Ransone (1870-1951) was born in Georgia to George Washington Ransone (1823-1880) and Delia Lou Wyatt (1838-1899). He was the third of four siblings, Robert W. (1849-1944), Mollie A. (1861-1944), and Edith L. (1874-?). In 1893, George Ransone married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fox James (1873-1952) of Bloomfield, Kentucky. Lizzie earned a degree from Gordon County University. They had two children, Elizabeth Lou (1903-1989) and George Clifford (1894-1934), both born in Calhoun, Georgia. In 1928, Elizabeth Lou married E. Harris Kennedy (1903-1978), a pharmacist from Coolidge, Georgia. Kennedy served in the Navy during World War II and become a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple. Elizabeth and Harris had one daughter, Carol Barr. George Clifford married Hazel Sheram Merritt (1898-1974) in 1917 and they had one daughter, Elizabeth Emily Ransone (1923-1998). In 1945, Emily Elizabeth married naval pharmacist Hugh Amos Wilson Jr. (1922-1995); one year later she graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science in home economics. She taught in the Atlanta Public School system for more than 30 years. Emily and Hugh had three children.


2 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019

Ransone family papers
Hallie Lonial
April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305