Captain Ransom P. Osborn
Tonight we honor the life of New York native Ransom Parson Osborn... Mr. Osborn was born in the year 1832 & served the Union Army during the Civil War...
☆ Interesting events that occurred around the World in Mr. Osborn's birth year included:
▪ On March 3rd, 1832 In Worcester vs. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Cherokee Indians were entitled to Federal protection from the actions of state governments...This ruling was unceremoniously ignored later that year
▪ On October 8th, 1832 Washington Irving and Henry Theodore Leavitt Ellsworth arrived at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory in the late morning hours. They left the fort on October 10th with a small company of Rangers who escorted them to the camp of Captain Jesse Bean who was waiting for them near the Arkansas River. Thus began one of the first steps in the United States effort to remove THE INDIGENOUS peoples of the Americas from their homes on the East Coast in what would become known as the "Trail of Tears" 6 years later
▪ On November 14th,1832 Charles Carroll who was born in 1737 and was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence died at his home in Maryland at the age of 95
▪ Between November 2nd and December 5th 1832, The Presidential election took place...Andrew Jackson defeated Henry Clay and won a second term as the 7th President of the United States
Ransom enlisted to serve the union army during the civil war on september 5th 1861… he was COMMISSIONED 1st Lieutenant of Company G, Ohio 38th Infantry Regiment & served as Captain of Company G, 163rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)...
Captain Osborn married his wife Caroline Kahlo on December 23rd 1862... The couple had 2 daughters...
By 1916, Captain Ransom Osborn moved from Ohio to Florida to live with his daughter & her family...
Captain Ransom Parson Osborn Passed away from an illness on May 5th 1916... The following is quoted from Captain Osborn's Funeral Notice published in The Tampa Tribune on May 7th 1916:
“OSBORN- Captain R. P. Osborn, born in 1832, died here Friday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. O. J. Spafford, after a brief illness. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. O. J. Spafford of Tampa, and Mrs. C. T. Deatrick of Columbus, Ohio. The Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. O. J. Spafford. Interment will be private."
☆ Captain Ransom Parson Osborn ☆
☆ Union Army Veteran ☆
☆ Husband ☆ Father ☆
...Before & After...
published by: Jen armbruster
The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project, 2017