Powell-Ranney Family

The Family History of Edes Lawrence Powell

Henry Collings RANNEY

Male 1831 - 1920  (88 years)


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  • Name Henry Collings RANNEY 
    Born 27 Jul 1831  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 26 Oct 1831  St. Sidwell, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jan 1920  Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Buried 17 Jan 1920  Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I24  Edes Lawrence Powell Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2017 

    Father Henry Sargent RANNEY,   b. 13 Oct 1803, Topsham, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1860, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Jane COLLINGS,   b. 8 Dec 1805, West Malling, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1891, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1830  West Malling, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Ann BUTLER,   b. 30 Dec 1842, Middlesex Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1934, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1862  Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Lucy Butler RANNEY,   b. May 1864, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1864, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Henry Chewett RANNEY,   b. 25 Jun 1865, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1868, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Charles T. RANNEY,   b. 25 Oct 1866, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1866, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Lowther RANNEY,   b. 3 Aug 1871, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1939, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. George Alfred RANNEY,   b. 13 Jul 1874, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1947, Hot Springs, Bath Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. William St. John RANNEY,   b. 24 Jun 1877, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1957, Park Ridge, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Henry Collings Ranney was born in Exeter, England, on July 22, 1831, and received, while a youth, an academic education, and learned the business of a druggist and pharmacist. In 1849, he emigrated to America, first landing in New York. He subsequently went to Cleveland, Ohio, where, in 1850, he entered the employ of Patrick Anderson, an extensive grain and commission merchant. In 1857, Mr. Anderson removed to Chicago, with Mr.
      Ranney as bookkeeper and confidential manager, which position he held until 1861, at which time he succeeded to the business. On January I, 1862, he formed a copartnership, under the firm name of Ranney & Inglis. The business was conducted under this name until January, 187S, since which time Mr. Ranney has continued the business under the firm name of Ranney & Co. Mr. Ranney was a member of the Board of Directors in 1866-67, and served as a member of the Committees on Arbitration and Appeals one term each. He is at present a shipping commission merchant and dealer in options on 'Change. He became a Master Mason on November 14, 1853, at which time he was raised in Iris Lodge, No. 229 at Cleveland, Ohio. He was Master of the lodge in 1856 and 1857. On April 6, 1854, he became a Royal Arch Mason and a member of Webb Chapter, Cleveland, and January 3, 1855, became a member of Oriental Commandery, No. 12, of Knights Templar, and was the secretary and recorder respectively of these three organizations during a period of two years. In Chicago, he affiliated with Oriental Lodge, No. 33, and in 1872 became a charter member of St Andrews Lodge, No. 704, with which he is still affiliated. He has filled every office 'in this lodge up to, and including, that of Worshipful Master. In 1857, he united with LaFayette Chapter, No. 2, of which he was high priest in 1860. In 1857, he also became a member of Apollo Commandery, No. I, K. T , and was eminent commander thereof in 1861. He severed his connection with this Commandery in 18S0, and became a charter member of Chevalier Bayard Commandery, No. 52, and was its recorder for three years. About 1858, he became a member of the Council of Royal and Select Masters, and in 1S60, was grand master of the Council. In 1857, he took all the Masonic degrees, up to, and including the 32d, of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and in 1866, received the honorary degree of Sovereign Grand Inspector General, the 33d and last degree of that rite. Mr Ranney was grand recorder of the Grand Commandery of Illinois from 1861 to 1864; and grand commander of the Knights Templar in Illinois in 1865. He was also junior grand warden of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar U. S. A., from 1865 to 1868. He was Master of Rose Croix Chapter, A. & A. S. Rite, nine years ; and commander-in-chief of Oriental Consistory, S. P. R. S., 32°, from 1871 to 1873. He has been an active member of the Episcopal Church since his arrival in Chicago in 1857; was a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Illinois, and is now a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S267] Chicago History, p. 665.

    2. [S1] Census, 1900 U.S. census, "North Town" Chicago, Cook Co., IL, Ward 24, ED 718, p. 2B.

    3. [S1] Census, 1880 U.S. census, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, ED 14, p. 36D.

    4. [S1] Census, 1870 U.S. census, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, Ward 4, p. 221 (p. 111).

    5. [S1] Census, 1841 England census, St. Lawrence, Devon, England, book 19, p. 34.

    6. [S278] Baptism record, England Births and Christenings (on LDS FamilySearch).

    7. [S278] Baptism record, Exeter baptisms (parish register) on Findmypast.com.

    8. [S6] Death record, Calif. death index.

    9. [S511] Journal article, Iron Trade Review, Volume 66, page 304.

    10. [S7] Cemetery record, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Ranney family burial plot, section B, lot 63).

    11. [S8] Marriage record, West Malling marriges (parish register) on Findmypast.com.

    12. [S8] Marriage record, Illinois marriage index.


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