Ransom Gilmore

Male 1832 - 1922  (90 years)


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  • Name Ransom Gilmore  [1
    Born 8 Jul 1832  OH or KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Aug 1922  White Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Chalmers K. of P. Cemetery; Chalmers, White Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I4315  Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2011 

    Family Malinda Bishir,   b. 10 Sep 1838, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1919, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1859  White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Manden Gilmore,   b. 28 Mar 1861, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1942, Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Ida Marie Gilmore,   b. 26 Feb 1863, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1955  (Age 91 years)
     3. Jeremiah Theodore Gilmore,   b. 13 Oct 1865, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1941 and 1945, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. William Gilmore,   b. 17 Apr 1868, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1953  (Age 85 years)
     5. Clara Gilmore,   b. 1 Nov 1871, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1964, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Lulu Gilmore,   b. 5 Feb 1874, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Logansport, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Effie Gilmore,   b. Abt 1876, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1960  (Age ~ 84 years)
     8. Emma Gilmore,   b. Abt 1879, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F1593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    GILMORE, Malinda (Bishir), headstone, Chalmers Cem., White Co., Indiana
    GILMORE, Malinda (Bishir), headstone, Chalmers Cem., White Co., Indiana
    Contributed by Lori Myers

  • Notes 
    • According to the article from White Co. Democrat (a weekly newspaper), Ransom was a doctor and a circuit riding preacher.

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      White County Democrat October 29, 1909
      Celebrated Golden Wedding Anniversary
      Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore of Sleeth, were visiting and Chalmers a few days last week, and on Saturday at the home of Mrs. Lee Davisson (their daughter) they celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding.
      Those of their children who were present were: William Gilmore of Swayze; Mrs. Morton Mahin; Mrs. Lee Davisson; Mrs. Will Cowger and Mrs. Wallace Ward of Chalmers. They are only grandchild, the little son of Mrs. Tillman Lucas, of Chalmers was also present.
      Mrs. Gilmore is a daughter of Jeremiah Bishir, one of the pioneers of White County-and for many years lived about four miles south of Monticello.
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      1920 with William and Effie Gilmore Cowger and family

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      obituary Monticello Herald 31 August 1922
      Ransom Thomas Gilmore
      One of the County's Oldest Citizens Passed Away at Home of Daughter In Chalmers

      Ransom Thomas Gilmore, one of the county's oldest residents, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Cowger in Chalmers Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock following an illness of some duration. Mr. Gilmore was 90 years of age and had lived in White County many years. He was a minister of the gospel for many years and also studied medicine, practicing a short time while a young man. Later in life he gave up the ministry and engaged in farming.
      Mr. Gilmore was born in Sandusky County Ohio, July 8, 1832. He was united in marriage to Melinda Bishir, near Monticello, October 23, 1859, and to this union eight children were born, all of whom survive. They are Thomas Gilmore of Santa Anna, California; Jeremiah Gilmore of Monticello; William Gilmore of Swayzee; Mrs. Charles Hart of Indianapolis; Mrs. John Lucas of Lowell; Mrs. E. M. Mahin, Mrs. L.F. Davisson and Mrs. W. D. Cowger of Chalmers. There were 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
      The deceased united with the United Brethren church when a young man and soon after began preaching the gospel he continued with the ministry for several years, later engaging in farming preaching only occasionally. His wife, who had been his companion and helper perso many years, passed away August 6, 1919. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs.Cowger, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and in permits was made any Chalmers Cemetery.
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      According to the article from White Co. Democrat (a weekly newspaper), Ransom was a doctor and a circuit riding preacher.

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      White County Democrat October 29, 1909
      Celebrated Golden Wedding Anniversary
      Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore of Sleeth, were visiting and Chalmers a few days last week, and on Saturday at the home of Mrs. Lee Davisson (their daughter) they celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding.
      Those of their children who were present were: William Gilmore of Swayze; Mrs. Morton Mahin; Mrs. Lee Davisson; Mrs. Will Cowger and Mrs. Wallace Ward of Chalmers. They are only grandchild, the little son of Mrs. Tillman Lucas, of Chalmers was also present.
      Mrs. Gilmore is a daughter of Jeremiah Bishir, one of the pioneers of White County-and for many years lived about four miles south of Monticello.
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      1920 with William and Effie Gilmore Cowger and family

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      obituary Monticello Herald 31 August 1922
      Ransom Thomas Gilmore
      One of the County's Oldest Citizens Passed Away at Home of Daughter In Chalmers

      Ransom Thomas Gilmore, one of the county's oldest residents, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Cowger in Chalmers Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock following an illness of some duration. Mr. Gilmore was 90 years of age and had lived in White County many years. He was a minister of the gospel for many years and also studied medicine, practicing a short time while a young man. Later in life he gave up the ministry and engaged in farming.
      Mr. Gilmore was born in Sandusky County Ohio, July 8, 1832. He was united in marriage to Melinda Bishir, near Monticello, October 23, 1859, and to this union eight children were born, all of whom survive. They are Thomas Gilmore of Santa Anna, California; Jeremiah Gilmore of Monticello; William Gilmore of Swayzee; Mrs. Charles Hart of Indianapolis; Mrs. John Lucas of Lowell; Mrs. E. M. Mahin, Mrs. L.F. Davisson and Mrs. W. D. Cowger of Chalmers. There were 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
      The deceased united with the United Brethren church when a young man and soon after began preaching the gospel he continued with the ministry for several years, later engaging in farming preaching only occasionally. His wife, who had been his companion and helper perso many years, passed away August 6, 1919. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs.Cowger, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and in permits was made any Chalmers Cemetery.
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      [lori.FTW]

      According to the article from White Co. Democrat (a weekly newspaper), Ransom was a doctor and a circuit riding preacher.

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      White County Democrat October 29, 1909
      Celebrated Golden Wedding Anniversary
      Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore of Sleeth, were visiting and Chalmers a few days last week, and on Saturday at the home of Mrs. Lee Davisson (their daughter) they celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding.
      Those of their children who were present were: William Gilmore of Swayze; Mrs. Morton Mahin; Mrs. Lee Davisson; Mrs. Will Cowger and Mrs. Wallace Ward of Chalmers. They are only grandchild, the little son of Mrs. Tillman Lucas, of Chalmers was also present.
      Mrs. Gilmore is a daughter of Jeremiah Bishir, one of the pioneers of White County-and for many years lived about four miles south of Monticello.
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      1920 with William and Effie Gilmore Cowger and family

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      obituary Monticello Herald 31 August 1922
      Ransom Thomas Gilmore
      One of the County's Oldest Citizens Passed Away at Home of Daughter In Chalmers

      Ransom Thomas Gilmore, one of the county's oldest residents, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Cowger in Chalmers Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock following an illness of some duration. Mr. Gilmore was 90 years of age and had lived in White County many years. He was a minister of the gospel for many years and also studied medicine, practicing a short time while a young man. Later in life he gave up the ministry and engaged in farming.
      Mr. Gilmore was born in Sandusky County Ohio, July 8, 1832. He was united in marriage to Melinda Bishir, near Monticello, October 23, 1859, and to this union eight children were born, all of whom survive. They are Thomas Gilmore of Santa Anna, California; Jeremiah Gilmore of Monticello; William Gilmore of Swayzee; Mrs. Charles Hart of Indianapolis; Mrs. John Lucas of Lowell; Mrs. E. M. Mahin, Mrs. L.F. Davisson and Mrs. W. D. Cowger of Chalmers. There were 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
      The deceased united with the United Brethren church when a young man and soon after began preaching the gospel he continued with the ministry for several years, later engaging in farming preaching only occasionally. His wife, who had been his companion and helper perso many years, passed away August 6, 1919. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs.Cowger, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and in permits was made any Chalmers Cemetery.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S626] Lori Myers.

    2. [S55] Mrs. Marilyn Abbott fam sheet from White Co. Geneological Soc.

    3. [S401] FindAGrave.

    4. [S336] White Co., IN Marriage Records 1834-1880.