Need Obit From NO Picayune, May 1865

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DaveBrt

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I understand that the New Orleans Daily Picayune published an obituary for H. J. Ranney, President of the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern RR on the following:

5/9/65 pg 4, col. 2
5/14/65 pg 4, col. 4
5/21/65 pg 9, col. 3
6/4/65 pg 4, col. 3

I don't know why it took 4 issues to get his obit published, but I would appreciate it if anyone could send me those articles.
 

LasPalmas

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I understand that the New Orleans Daily Picayune published an obituary for H. J. Ranney, President of the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern RR on the following:

5/9/65 pg 4, col. 2
5/14/65 pg 4, col. 4
5/21/65 pg 9, col. 3
6/4/65 pg 4, col. 3

I don't know why it took 4 issues to get his obit published, but I would appreciate it if anyone could send me those articles.
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LasPalmas

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The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

May 14, 1865, Sunday

Page 4 Column 4​



In Lewisburg, La. May 1st, at half past 9 o’clock, A.M., after a lingering illness, Major H. J. Ranney, aged 58 years.
 
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LasPalmas

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The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

May 09, 1865, Tuesday

Page 4 Column 2



The Death of Major H. J. Ranney​



The tidings of the decease of this well-known and popular citizen will be received by this community, as by thousands elsewhere, throughout the country, with deep regret. This sad event occurred at Lewisburg, near Mandeville, parish of St. Tammany, on Monday, the 1st inst.

Major Ranney was a native of Maryland, and was educated as a civil engineer, in which capacity, in 1836, he came to this city, where he soon became, what he was to the last day of his life, one of its most popular, trusted and beloved citizens. He frequently represented New Orleans in the State Legislature, in whose proceedings he ever took an active and influential part. He was often a member of the city council, and took a deep and efficient interest in municipal affairs. He administered the government of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad for several years, with marked ability and usefulness. He was long the lessee of the new canal from this city to the lake, and greatly improved that avenue of trade, and the roads adjoining it.

He was a firm, consistent, but liberal and courteous politician, a member of the old conservative Whig party, in which he wielded much influence. At the breaking out of the war from which we are just emerging, he was not considered a secessionist, but his interests were so involved with many who were, as to make a removal from the city expedient. For some time after, he continued to conduct the running of the railroad, in connection with others. Since the occurrence of the recent events, foreshadowing the early termination of the war, we have understood it was his intention to return to his old home, where he would have been most warmly welcomed back by his many friends.

Major Ranney must have nearly, if not fully, attained the age of. three-score. He was universally esteemed for his amiable and genial traits of character. He was benevolent, charitable, and liberal to a proverb. His board was the centre of a fine hospitality, and a genial smile and a kindly word were ever ready to invite thereto his always welcome friends. His benefactions to the poor, and especially to his servants, large numbers of whom he employed, were bestowed in a manner to make them seem the acts of a friend rather than of a mere almoner. Many of our citizens will remember his open house at New Year's, and the scene of the annual visit of his dependents to their kind and indulgent master. Though man of notably cheerful and mirthful character, yet he had ever

“______a tear for pity, and a hand

Open as day for melting charity."​
 

LasPalmas

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The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

June 04, 1865, Sunday

Page 4 Column 3

IN MEMORIAM

OFFICE N. O., J, & G N R R CO.,​

New Orleans. June 2, 1865.

The following memoriam and resolution were this day adopted by the Board of Directors of this Company:

Died, May 1, 1865, at Lewisburg, Parish St. Tammany La., H. J. RANNEY, late President of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad.

His associates in the great trust reposed in us, as the Director of this corporation do an act of simple justice in offering this, our humble tribute to his memory. In all the time he was with us his every act was of such a kindly nature as won the confidence and affection of all with whom he was associated la this public trust. Endowed by nature with a superior mind, it was his pleasure to adorn It with the richest gems of classic lore, culled from the pages of ancient and modern author. With the rich gifts of nature thus improved by Information the most varied and extensive -- his ready wit and aptness of repartee, always pleasant -- his quick appreciation of the humorous and his ability in discussion -- made him the centre of admiring friends, with whom he stood the peer of any man.

Clear In hi conception of right; just in his judgment, exalted in principle, magnanimous by nature, largely generous and charitable to all, with a heart gentle and warm for his friends, with simple truth it may be said he was a man sans peur et sans reproche.

Our friend is no more -- be sleeps the sleep that knows no waking; his spirit has departed, while his dust is mingled with his mother-earth on the shores of the lake that encircles the city of bis home and of his love. May the winds that quietly kiss the flowers which bloom around his grave – the waving boughs of the forest monarch, clothed in perpetual green; the gentle cadence of old ocean's unceasing waves be his lullaby -- soft and gentle be thy slumbers. Earth rest lightly on thy bosom, while time shall ever keep thy memory green within our hearts. Worthy friend, a long, long farewell; peace to thy manes.

Resolved, By the Board of Directors of this Company, that in the death of H. J. Ranney this Company has lost one of its best friends; one of its most useful members, and society one of its best and highest ornaments.

Resolved, That the member of this Board wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

Resolved. That this Memoriam and Resolutions be spread on the records of this Company, and forwarded to the relations of the deceased, and published In the Picayune.

R. S CHARLES, Secretary
 

DaveBrt

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Location
Charlotte, NC
The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

June 04, 1865, Sunday

Page 4 Column 3

IN MEMORIAM

OFFICE N. O., J, & G N R R CO.,​

New Orleans. June 2, 1865.

The following memoriam and resolution were this day adopted by the Board of Directors of this Company:

Died, May 1, 1865, at Lewisburg, Parish St. Tammany La., H. J. RANNEY, late President of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad.

His associates in the great trust reposed in us, as the Director of this corporation do an act of simple justice in offering this, our humble tribute to his memory. In all the time he was with us his every act was of such a kindly nature as won the confidence and affection of all with whom he was associated la this public trust. Endowed by nature with a superior mind, it was his pleasure to adorn It with the richest gems of classic lore, culled from the pages of ancient and modern author. With the rich gifts of nature thus improved by Information the most varied and extensive -- his ready wit and aptness of repartee, always pleasant -- his quick appreciation of the humorous and his ability in discussion -- made him the centre of admiring friends, with whom he stood the peer of any man.

Clear In hi conception of right; just in his judgment, exalted in principle, magnanimous by nature, largely generous and charitable to all, with a heart gentle and warm for his friends, with simple truth it may be said he was a man sans peur et sans reproche.

Our friend is no more -- be sleeps the sleep that knows no waking; his spirit has departed, while his dust is mingled with his mother-earth on the shores of the lake that encircles the city of bis home and of his love. May the winds that quietly kiss the flowers which bloom around his grave – the waving boughs of the forest monarch, clothed in perpetual green; the gentle cadence of old ocean's unceasing waves be his lullaby -- soft and gentle be thy slumbers. Earth rest lightly on thy bosom, while time shall ever keep thy memory green within our hearts. Worthy friend, a long, long farewell; peace to thy manes.

Resolved, By the Board of Directors of this Company, that in the death of H. J. Ranney this Company has lost one of its best friends; one of its most useful members, and society one of its best and highest ornaments.

Resolved, That the member of this Board wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

Resolved. That this Memoriam and Resolutions be spread on the records of this Company, and forwarded to the relations of the deceased, and published In the Picayune.

R. S CHARLES, Secretary
Thank you very much. I appreciate your work in retyping them.
Dave
 
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