Obituary – Ransom, Helen

Class of 1908

Helen Ransom

December 14, 1888 – July 9, 1955

Funeral services for Miss Helen Ransom, 66, who died at her home, 409 North Seventh, Ponca City, Oklahoma, about 7:45 a.m. Saturday, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Gill Funeral Home Chapel. Miss Ransom, who had been in ill health the past few years, had been critically ill the past 10 days.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Charlie W. Shedd, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 14, 1888, in Ithaca. N. Y., to Charles and Edith (Holt) Ransom. When a small child she moved to Oklahoma with her parents. Her father for a number of years was a prominent lawyer and rancher in the Perry vicinity.

She graduated from Perry high school in 1908 and continued her education at the normal school in Edmond. A member of the 1914 graduating class of the University of Kansas, Miss Ransom served as an English teacher in Oklahoma schools 15 years, 11 of which she was a member of the McAlester High School faculty.

She returned to the Ponca City several years ago to care for her invalid mother. Miss Ransom was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. A. H. Heinze, west of the city, and a niece, Mrs. Jack Alexander of Oklahoma City.

Her father and one brother, Walter Ransom, preceded her in death.