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Memorable Manitobans: Sidney Edwin “Sid” Ransom (1909-1990)

Farm leader.

Born in the RM of Morton on 14 December 1909, son of Wilson Ransom (1885-1918) and Edna Amelia Hughes (1884-1983), he served as President of the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture in 1958. He won many awards for soil conservation. He was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. On 26 September 1934, he married Kathleen Mary Ashworth (?-?) at Carberry and they had two sons, William “Bill” Ransom and Alan Brian Ransom. He died at Brandon on 11 February 1990 as a result of an accident on his farm.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 12 February 1990, page 18.

“Dead River is site of DU nesting work,” Birtle Eye-Witness, 20 February 1990.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 March 2020

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