Charlotte Rebecca Chesnut1,2,3

ID# 20664, (1851 - 1915)
FatherJohn Chesnut4,5,6 (17 Apr 1826 - 16 Dec 1894)
MotherElizabeth Jane Flora4,5,6 (abt 1828 - 27 Jan 1899)

Key Events:

Birth: 21 Oct 1851, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania7,8,9
Marriage: 17 Jan 1877, Paw Paw, Hampshire Co., West Virginia, James McNeil Ranck (Jul 1853 - 3 Jul 1942)10,11
Death: 24 Apr 1915, Hennipen Co., Minnesota12,13
Burial: 26 Apr 1915, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennipen Co., Minnesota14
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Charlotte Rebecca Chesnut was born on 21 Oct 1851 in Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.7,8,9 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dublin Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of her parents, John Chesnut and Elizabeth Jane Flora.15 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Ft. Littleton, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of her parents.16
     Charlotte married James McNeil Ranck on 17 Jan 1877 in Paw Paw, Hampshire Co., West Virginia, with John Edwards officiating.10,11
     Charlotte and James McNeil Ranck moved to Iowa shortly after their marriage, where they lived on several different farms.17,18,19
     Charlotte and James appeared on the 1885 State Census of Rock Creek Twp., Jasper Co., Iowa, on a 40-acre farm, the southeast ¼ of northwest ¼ of twp. 80, range 17, section 13. Their children Evalyn, John, Charles and Lillie were listed as living with them, as was D. S. Ritchison, age 33, apparently a hired hand.20
     Charlotte and James appeared on the 1895 State Census of Grinnell Twp., Poweshiek Co., Iowa. Their children Evalyn, John, Charles, Lillie, Leroy, James, Harry and Ernest were listed as living with them.21
     Charlotte and James appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Chester Twp., Poweshiek Co., Iowa, enumerated 7 Jul 1900, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Evalyn, Lillie, Leroy, James, Harry and Ernest were listed as living with them.22
     Charlotte and James appeared on the 1905 State Census of 521 High, Grinnell Twp., Poweshiek Co., Iowa, reporting they owned a home valued at $1,500, with a $200 mortgage. Their children Leroy, James, Harry and Ernest were listed as living with them.23,24,25,26,27
     In 1906 Charlotte and James left Iowa. He went to Canada to look for land while she visited her daughters for several months, then joined him on their farm there.14 They appeared on the 1911 Federal Census of Assiniboia Dist., Saskatchewan. Their son Ernest was listed as living with them, and their son Charles and his family were apparently living nearby as they were listed next in the census record.28
     Charlotte and James returned to the United States in 1913, moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota.14
     Charlotte died on 24 Apr 1915 in Hennipen Co., Minnesota, at age 63.12,13 She was buried on 26 Apr 1915 in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennipen Co., Minnesota.14

Children:
     Children with James McNeil Ranck:

  • Evalyn Elizabeth Ranck29,30,14 (Dec 1877 - 29 Nov 1949)
  • John W. Ranck31,30,14 (Nov 1879 - 15 Mar 1934)
  • Charles Chesley Ranck30,14,32 (1 Jun 1881 - 2 Oct 1949)
  • Lillie M. Ranck30,33,14 (May 1883 - )
  • Leroy McNeil Ranck33,34,14 (Feb 1886 - )
  • James Dewitt Ranck33,34,35 (5 Apr 1889 - 5 Aug 1973)
  • Harry Dwight Spencer Ranck33,34,36 (5 Apr 1889 - 9 Aug 1968)
  • Ernest Edward Ranck33,34,37 (May 1893 - 10 Jun 1959)

Citations

  1. [S6740] James McNeil Ranck and Virginia Rebecca Chesnut, marriage register.
  2. [S6728] Berkeley County West Virginia GenWeb, online, "Biography of John Chesnut," submitted by Marilyn Gouge, extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biographies List (1884), shows name as Charlotte (Chesnut) Ranck, shows name as Charlotte Chesnut.
  3. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows name as Charlott R. Chestnut.
  4. [S6728] Berkeley County West Virginia GenWeb, online, "Biography of John Chesnut," submitted by Marilyn Gouge, extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biographies List (1884).
  5. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6733] John Chesnut household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S6764] Charlotte Rebecca Ranck obituary, unknown newspaper, shows date, county, and state.
  8. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 9 and state.
  9. [S6740] James McNeil Ranck and Virginia Rebecca Chesnut, marriage register, show age 25 at marriage 11 Jan 1877, county, and state.
  10. [S6740] James McNeil Ranck and Virginia Rebecca Chesnut, marriage register, shows date and officiant.
  11. [S6764] Charlotte Rebecca Ranck obituary, unknown newspaper, shows date, town, and state.
  12. [S75] "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," Ancestry.com, record for Charlotte R. Ranck, citing cert. no. 017761, shows date and county.
  13. [S6764] Charlotte Rebecca Ranck obituary, unknown newspaper, shows date.
  14. [S6764] Charlotte Rebecca Ranck obituary, unknown newspaper.
  15. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  16. [S6733] John Chesnut household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  17. [S6752] Janaes Ranck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, shows their first child born in Iowa, about 1878.
  18. [S6764] Charlotte Rebecca Ranck obituary, unknown newspaper, they lived on a farm.
  19. [S6755] J. M. Ranck card, 1905 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp., shows he had been in Iowa 27 years.
  20. [S6766] J. M. Rank household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Jasper Co., Iowa, Rock Creek Twp.
  21. [S6754] James M. Rank household, 1895 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp.
  22. [S6753] James McN. Ranck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa.
  23. [S6755] J. M. Ranck card, 1905 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp.
  24. [S6756] Charlotte C. Ranck card, 1905 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp.
  25. [S6757] Roy Ranck card, 1905 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp.
  26. [S6758] DeWit Ranck card, 1905 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp.
  27. [S6760] Ernest Ranck card, 1905 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp.
  28. [S6761] Frederick Legree household, Fifth Census of Canada, 1911, Assiniboia Dist., Ontario, Subdistrict No. 3.
  29. [S6752] Janaes Ranck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, shows the girl as daughter of Lottie's husband.
  30. [S6766] J. M. Rank household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Jasper Co., Iowa, Rock Creek Twp., shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  31. [S6752] Janaes Ranck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, shows him as the son of her husband.
  32. [S1505] Washington State Digital Archives, online, "Washington State Death Records," record for Charles Chesley Ranck.
  33. [S6754] James M. Rank household, 1895 Iowa State Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, Grinnell Twp., shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  34. [S6753] James McN. Ranck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Poweshiek Co., Iowa, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  35. [S75] "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," Ancestry.com, record for James D. Ranck, citing cert. no. 021865, shows mother's maiden name as Chestnut.
  36. [S75] "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," Ancestry.com, record for Harry O Ranck, citing cert. no. 021483, shows mother's maiden name as Chestnut.
  37. [S1505] Washington State Digital Archives, online, "Washington State Death Records," record for Edward E. Ranck.