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
- Ransone family (Family)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019
- Adams-Cates Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Girls High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Graduation (School)
- High school seniors -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Lyric Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Pharmacists -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
- Ransone family
- Savannah (Ga.)
- Southern College of Pharmacy
- Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association
- Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- University of Georgia
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply -- Georgia
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States
- Ransone family papers
- Hallie Lonial
- April 2019
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.