Ray Wools was the informant on Ransom's certificate of death. Residence Virgil KS, widowed, date of b 16 Oct 1846 Brazil, INd 9 Apr 1925 Place of burial #8 Greenwood County 10 Apr 1925. Undertaker P W Harve, Toronto, KS. There is a Greenwood Cemetery and Ray Wools' wife is buried there but must have been a second wife. Ray and Nora Grace Wools are buried in Virgil Cemetery also in Greenwood Co.
What surprised the relatives was that Ransom married a second time. On their Marriage License Record, Lyon County, KS-- "Ransom Wools of near Madison, county of Lyon, state of KS, aged 53 years and Melissa Best of near Alma county of Wabaunsee state of Kansas aged 59...22 Oct 1910 at Emporia in said county...marriage...Ransom Wools and Melissa Best. W. T. McCarty, Probate Judge"You will notice the discrepancy in age from the birthdate given on his death certif w/his age of 78 yrs, 5 mo, 24 days and his age on this mar certif. But 63 could have sounded like 53 and recorded as such.
There were no ages given on Alice Goodin and Ransom Wools certified copy of marriage 7 Dec 1873, Clay Co, IN, married by her grandfather, C. W. Reed, Justice of the Peace.
In 1900 Census Ransom w/Alice and 5 ch were in Posey, Clay, IN.In 1910 Ransom, no Alice, and w/2 ch in Elmendaro, Lyon, KS. That's why I say they came to KS between 1900 and 1910 and Alice died. Ransom remarried in 1910.
I don't know what their religion was.
Their son Lawrence was bur in Baker Cem, Coffey Co, KS. Coffey and Greenwood have a common boundary. Hope this answers all your previous questions. Carol