Wilson Ransom, a resident of Grimsby for the past 5 years, passed away in Hamilton on Tuesday, following a brief illness. He was in his 68th year.
Born in Wellington County, near Fergus, deceased resided on Lincoln Avenue, Clinton Township, for some 30 years, where he conducted a thriving fruit acreage. His knowledge of the industry was extensive, and his opinions respected by many. He was active in judging agricultural events for the Clinton and Louth Agricultural Society, which duty he accepted for many years.
Retiring some 5 years ago, he moved to Grimsby, and for the past years had resided at 138 Main Street West.
He is survived by his widow, the former Alice Cook; two sons, Oliver, Vineland Station, and George, Barrie; four sisters: Mrs. Alice MacMillan, Edmonton, Alberta; Mrs. James Duncan, Hillsburgh; Mrs. George Bailey and Mrs. Alex Young, both of Fergus; two brothers, Job and Oliver, of Fergus.
Funeral services will be held from his late residence, 138 Main St. W., on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.
Grimsby Independent 15 June 1950: Largely attended by friends and relatives, funeral services for the late Wilson Ransom were held last Friday afternoon at his late home, 138 Main Street West.
Rev. R.K. Lemkay conducted the service at the home and also the committal service at the cemetery.
Interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery and the casket bearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Alex Duncan, Arthur Scott, Rennie Caldwell, Hillson Young, Wilson Ransom and Wilson Cruden. Honorary bearers were William Black, Mervin Ghent, John Stewart, Sr., Roy St. John, William McClure and R.A.Saunders.