Have you figured out which family group your John Ranbarger belongs with?
One group I find in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, etc. are the group Miles Ranbarger and wife Catherine Miller.Based on the dates, especially the close together years of birth for their children I do NOT believe this is your John.
Children of Miles Ranbarger and Catherine Miller... Mary Catherine b. 7/21/1862 or 1863 - d. Sep 1903 Mathilda b. about 1865 John b. about 1867 * 5 years younger than the father of your Effie may George M. b. January 1868 Lucy E. b. about 1871 - d. 26 March 1935 Ada/Ida b. about 1872- Lewis Frank aka Frank Louis b. 1874/1875 - d. 21 June 1916 Clarence D. b. Dec. 1876 William W. b. July 1879 Emery b. July 1882 Joseph E. b. July 1883 died before March 1891 Annabel b. Feb. 1885 or 1886 d. 1957
What more have you found on the family of Effie May?