Frederick Leslie RANSOME died 6 Oct 1935 in California.He is a descendant of James RANSOM 1782-1849 of Ipswich England, and son of Ernest Leslie RANSOME 1844- and Mary Jane DAWSON.FL's father, in Chcago, was president of RANSOME-SMITH Concrete Company.2 brothers taught at Harvard.This was a prominent family in Oakland CA.FL had a sister Violet.
FL and family lived at 1455 Belmont St in Washington DC in 1920; included Janet 20, Violet 16, Alfred L 9.
California State Library's Cal. Info. cardFile has many entries for this extended family, including F L in the 1937 American Biography vol 7, pp294-295; FL's career as a mining engineer at UCB; his article The Great Valley of California; UCD student survey [don't know what that is].Also this interesting item: "Katherine RANSOME, marriage to Ira C BOSS, July 16, NY.The bride is the daughter of Mrs F L RANSOME.S F Chronicle July 17, 1904 75/4"I wonder if the date should read 1940, and I doubt there were 75 sections in the Chronicle, so perhaps the card is just "hard to read", or I have the designation backwards. [I'm looking at a photocopy from a microfilm printout].
the 1904-1959 SanFrancisco [Chronicle?] cardIndex lists Alfred L's appointment as supervisor of SF office Bureau of Mines, 12-2-45 §10 p2; Mrs Amy C RANSOM death 8-25-42 §13p5 Dr Frederick L, death 106, in 10-7-35 §11p4 Death of Arthur Wilfrid 10-2-49 [bro of FL; another brother, Ernest Edward, died ae 28 in 1900] brother Bernard, bio; in-laws vacationing; Father E L's biography.