Fletcher C. Ransom

Fletcher Charles Ransom, was born in Alamo, Michigan on Oct. 23, 1870, the son of Kalamazoo County pioneers, John Noyes Ransom and Caroline Hydorn Ransom. He was educated in the Alamo and Kalamazoo public schools, the Art Institute of Chicago and Academy of Fine Arts, New York City.

Mr. Ransom’s first work as an illustrator was on the Youth’s Companion. He illustrated several books for David Graham Phillips and was with the Colliers book during the Spanish-American war. Later he worked in oil for calendar companies, with the Osborn Company 17 years in New York City, and 18 years with Gerlach Barklow Company of Joliet, Ill.










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