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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.

He was married twice, first on 26 September 1934 to schoolteacher Kathleen Mary Ashworth (1908-1973) at Carberry and they had three sons: Charles Wilson “Bill” Ransom (b 1936), Donald Edwin “Don” Ransom (b 1937), and Alan Brian Ransom. He later married schoolteacher Winnifred Calverley Hainsworth (1923-2004).

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.

Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours is a Goodly Heritage, Morton-Boissevain 1881-1981 by Boissevain History Committee, 1981, pages 707-708.

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.

Obituary [Winnifred Ransom], Brandon Sun, 25 March 2005, page 21.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Bert Chambers for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2022

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