Alfred and Clara Ranum

Alfred RanumAge: 94 years18781973

Name
Alfred Ranum
Birth 28 February 1878 26 26
Note: Ranum And Greenly Families packet has birth date 02-02-1878 on front page, but 02-28-1878 on internal page.
Note: Originally birthplace marked as Mower County, Ranum Greenly packet says Fillmore County.
Birth of a brotherBenhard Ranum
25 December 1879 (Age 21 months)
Note: The Ranum and Greenly Families packet has Benhard's birth in Fillmore County.
Birth of a brotherEdward ‘Ed’ Ranum
15 May 1881 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherBerner ‘Bennie or Benny’ Ranum
10 October 1882 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAlma Karena ‘Cora’ Ranum
13 March 1884 (Age 6 years)
Census 28 May 1885 (Age 7 years) Age: 7
Birth of a brotherCaspar or Kasper Ranum
16 September 1885 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherOscar Ranum
18 March 1887 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Ranum
26 September 1888 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherBerit Knudsdatter Berg
29 January 1890 (Age 11 years)
Cause: la grippe
Birth of a brotherSanford or Sanfred Ranum
13 March 1890 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherKnute Oleson Dicken or Dikken
December 1890 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherFreman Ranum
16 December 1891 (Age 13 years)
Death of a motherSigrid Knudsdatter ‘Sarah’ Dicken
1893 (Age 14 years)
Census 11 June 1895 (Age 17 years) Age: 14
Marriage of a parentKnud Nilsen RanumKari IversonView this family
26 June 1896 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherFredrick Sigwart Ranum
27 February 1897 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherOtto Henry Ranum
18 December 1899 (Age 21 years)
Census 2 June 1900 (Age 22 years) Age: 22
Birth of a half-sisterRuth Evelyn Ranum
9 January 1903 (Age 24 years)
Marriage of a siblingSevert O. OstgaardAlma Karena ‘Cora’ RanumView this family
16 June 1903 (Age 25 years)
Marriage of a siblingKarl or Carl N RanumPetrine S MelboeView this family
22 January 1904 (Age 25 years)
Death of a brotherCaspar or Kasper Ranum
25 June 1905 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a half-brotherClarence Randolph Ranum
29 November 1905 (Age 27 years)
Census 3 May 1910 (Age 32 years) Age: 29
Death of a brotherSanford or Sanfred Ranum
1 August 1910 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a siblingBenhard RanumJulia Clara OpsethView this family
25 June 1911 (Age 33 years)
Death of a half-brotherClarence Randolph Ranum
13 August 1913 (Age 35 years)

Note: Apparently died of appendicitis per Lori Ranum's family history
Residence 1913 (Age 34 years)
Golden Valley Township, Roseau County, Minnesota, United States
Latitude: N48.580565 Longitude: W95.695531

Military
WWI Draft registration
12 September 1918 (Age 40 years) Age: 38
Agency: Local board for Roseau County
Death of a fatherKnud Nilsen Ranum
7 December 1918 (Age 40 years)
Shared note: Family legend has his death related to the Spanish Influenza epidemic.
Death of a brotherFreman Ranum
13 October 1919 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherOscar Ranum
18 January 1924 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingGeorge StinarRuth Evelyn RanumView this family
27 November 1926 (Age 48 years)
Residence 1935 (Age 56 years)
Residence
Age: 61Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head
1 April 1940 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherKarl or Carl N Ranum
22 January 1944 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterAlma Karena ‘Cora’ Ranum
28 August 1968 (Age 90 years)
Death 21 January 1973 (Age 94 years)
Burial 23 October 1973 (9 months after death)
Cemetery: Bethlehem Cemetery
Funeral service
Funeral service

Note: Image from Find-a-Grav, uploaded by Deb

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 26 December 1874Amherst, Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States
14 months
elder brother
2 years
himself
Alfred and Clara RanumAlfred Ranum
Birth: 28 February 1878 26 26Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 21 January 1973Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, United States
22 months
younger brother
17 months
younger brother
Edward ‘Ed’ Ranum
Birth: 15 May 1881 30 29Mower County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 7 May 1974Maryfield, Saskatchewan, Canada
17 months
younger brother
Berner ‘Bennie or Benny’ Ranum
Birth: 10 October 1882 31 31New Solum Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 19 September 1978Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, United States
17 months
younger sister
Alma Karena ‘Cora’ Ranum
Birth: 13 March 1884 32 32Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 28 August 1968St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
18 months
younger brother
Caspar or Kasper Ranum
Birth: 16 September 1885 34 34Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 25 June 1905
18 months
younger brother
Oscar and Clara RanumOscar Ranum
Birth: 18 March 1887 36 35Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 18 January 1924Viking, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
18 months
younger brother
John and Olga Ranum, from Christmas cardJohn Ranum
Birth: 26 September 1888 37 37Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 31 December 1982Pennington county, Minnesota, United States
18 months
younger brother
Sanford or Sanfred Ranum
Birth: 13 March 1890 38 38Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 1 August 1910Minnesota, United States
21 months
younger brother
Freman Ranum
Birth: 16 December 1891 40 40Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 13 October 1919Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Father’s family with Kari Iverson - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 26 June 1896Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
8 months
half-brother
Fredrick Sigwart Ranum
Birth: 27 February 1897 45 36New Solum, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 18 September 1977Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, United States
3 years
half-brother
Otto Henry Ranum
Birth: 18 December 1899 48 39New Solum Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 4 May 1984Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Washington, United States
3 years
half-sister
Ruth Evelyn Ranum
Birth: 9 January 1903 51 42New Solum Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 23 November 1993Warren, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
3 years
half-brother
Clarence Randolph Ranum
Birth: 29 November 1905 54 45New Solum Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: 13 August 1913

Birth

Ranum And Greenly Families packet has birth date 02-02-1878 on front page, but 02-28-1878 on internal page.

Birth

Originally birthplace marked as Mower County, Ranum Greenly packet says Fillmore County.

Shared note

Married Hulda ; after she died, married brother Oscar's widow, Clara Olsen Ranum Hansine, had 4 more children.

Obituary for Alfred Ranum

OBITUARY - 23 Oct 1973
ALFRED RANUM RITES HELD AT VIKING TODAY

Funeral services for Alfred Ranum, 95, of this city, were held today (Wednesday)at 11 a.m., at Viking. Ranum, a former resident of the Viking community, died Sunday at Northwestern hospital.

Rev. Ralph Hofrenning officiated at the services. Mrs. Ralph Hofrenning was the organist and Rev. Delano Lind sang two selections. Interment was in the Golden Valley cemetery, near Wannaska. The Green Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Gerald, Keith, Roger, David and Daryl Ranum, and Daniel Bates.

Alfred Ranum, a son of the late Knute and Sire Ranum, was born Feb. 28, 1878 in Filmore county. In 1881, he moved with his parents to Marshall county. Later he homesteaded in Golden Valley township, Roseau county, near Wannaska.

In August of 1906, he was united in marriage at Wannaska to Hulda Johnson. The couple lived in the Wannaska community, where he served as postmaster of Casperson and was active in church and community affairs. His wife died in November of 1924. The following year, he moved to Viking.

In June of 1934, he was united in marriage to Clara Sjosvold. The couple farmed in New Solum and the VIking community until retirement in 1951, when they moved into the village of Viking. In 1966 they came to Thief River Falls where they have since resided.

He is survived by his wife, four sons; Lolyd and Sam Ranum, both of Viking, Sidney of Ventura, California and Stanley of Thief River Falls; five daughters: Mrs. Elmer (Isabel) Krohn of Willmar, Mrs. Goerge (Alice) Kezar of Warroad, Mrs. Albert (Elsie) Hodik of Thief River Falls, Mrs. Sheldon (Delores) Forland of Minneapolis and Mrs. Delano (Margaret) Lind of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Also four step-children: Mrs. William (Marceline) Grundhaus of Thief River Falls, Oral Ranum of Stanley, N.D., Maynard Ranum of Farmington, and Oscar Ranum of Isanti; 59 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Also surviving are six brothers: Bernard, Bennie, John and Otto Ranum, all of Thief River Falls, Fred Ranum of Viking and Edward Ranum of Brandon, Sask., Canada; a sister, Mrs. George (Ruth) Stinar of Warren; and one step-sister, Mrs. Charles (Lotie) Swortzel of Montana.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter and three sons.

[Obituary posted to #42065911 by Deb Maher, missing provenance]