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Mississippi: Contemporary Biography Edited By Dunbar Rowland, 1907 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar

Rape, Jacob Nathaniel, M. D., is to be noted as one of the representative members of the medical profession in Jackson county and is located in practice at Mosspoint. Doctor Rape was born in Harperville, Scott county, Miss., Feb. 18, 1859, and is a son of Cyrus M. and Dorcas (Graham) Rape, the former native of Georgia and the latter of South Carolina. The father of the doctor enlisted in a Mississippi regiment of the Confederate forces at the outbreak of the Civil war, and he proceeded to the front with his command, while he died at Gainesville, Ala., just after the battle of Shiloh, as the result of an attack of pneumonia. Doctor Rape secured his early educational training in the schools of his native State, having been for a time a student in Centerville Institute, in Newton county, and he later carried out his well defined plans by entering the medical department of Tulane university, in the city of New Orleans, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, as a member of the class of 1891. Prior to having taken up his work as a student of medicine the doctor had devoted his attention to farming and teaching school. He began the practice of his profession in Tchula, Holmes county, where he remained until 1900, when he located in Mosspoint, where he has built up a representative practice, ramifying throughout this section of Jackson county. He is a member of the American medical association, the Mississippi State medical society and the Jackson county medical society, of which last mentioned he is secretary at the time of the preparation of this sketch. He is a stanch Democrat in his political allegiance and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, while his wife holds membership in the Missionary Baptist church. On Nov. 11, 1897, was solemnized the marriage of Doctor Rape to Miss Bertha Amis, daughter of Capt. Albert and Augusta (Petty) Amis, of Gulfport, Harrison county, and of the children of this union we here enter the names -with respective dates of birth: Cyrus, Jan. 12, 1900; Woodson, Aug. 28, 1902; Jacob N., Jr., Aug. 12, 1904 and Alfonso Gallatin, June 12, 1906.



Mississippi: Contemporary Biography Edited By Dunbar Rowland, 1907 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar

Ramsay, Charles Horace, M. D., a skilled physician and surgeon of Collins, Covington county, and an interested principal in the Williamsburg Drug Company, in the county seat, was born in Jackson county, Miss., Dec. 6, 1858, and is a son of Alfred H. and Jane (Fairly) Ramsay, the former native of Jackson county and the latter of Greene county, this State. The father of the doctor was a stanch supporter of the cause of the Confederacy when the inevitable conflict was precipitated between the North and the South, having become a member of Company B, Fourth regiment of Mississippi cavalry, in which he served with all of devotion and loyalty until the close of the war. He devoted the greater part of his active career to the lumber industry and died at Mt. Olive, Miss., Sept. 14, 1862, in the service of the Confederate army. His wife is now living at Gulfport. Doctor Ramsay secured excellent advantages in the schools of his native State, and for some time was a successful teacher in the free schools of Covington county, in the meanwhile deciding to prepare himself for the profession of medicine and surgery. With this end in view he was matriculated in the medical department of Tulane university, in New Orleans, La., where he was graduated and received his degree in 1886. He forthwith located in Jaynesville, Covington county, where he built up a fine practice and where he continued his labors most successfully until 1899, when he removed to Collins, discerning the superior advantages of this place and identifying himself intimately with its business, civic and social affairs, while his practice is of the most representative character and constantly increasing in scope, so that he finds his time and attention fully occupied. He is a valued member of the Covington county medical society and also that of the State, is a stalwart Democrat in his political adherency and has been both a member of the board of aldermen and a director of the school board since the town of Collins was incorporated. He is affiliated with the Masonic order, in which he has taken the ancient craft degrees, and with the Knights of Pythias, while both he and his wife hold membership in the Presbyterian church. On Sept. 6, 1893, Doctor Ramsay was united in marriage to Miss Lela Hubbard, daughter of William J. and Ella (Magee) Hubbard, of Simpson county, Miss., and they have four children, Ella Hubbard, Archie Carr, Granville Storey and Jane Fairly.



(Extract from "History of Harrison County, Mississippi", written by John H. Lang, published by Dixie Press, 1935, page 169)

Born July 4th, 1840, at Ramsay, Mississippi. Died August 1st, 1917. Served through the period of the War between the States as a private. Held public office for about fifty years, serving as Sheriff, Circuit Clerk, and member of the Legislature. Married at Whistler, Alabama,. February 19th, 1884. There was born to this union three children, A. J. Ramsay, Jr.; Katherine D. Ramsay, and F. B. Ramsay.  Katherine D. died January 26th, 1909. His widow Mary Myers Ramsay died July 4th, 1935



(Extract from "History of Harrison County, Mississippi", written by John H. Lang, published by Dixie Press, 1935, page 169)

Son of Chas. A. Simpson of New York and Annette Mander. Born at Pass Christian, August 10th, 1885. Attended school at Pass Christian and Holy Cross College in New Orleans.

Engaged in Railroad business after which he became interested in the Ship Chandler business in Gulfport, in which he is still engaged.

In 1915 he married Miss Mazie Dowling of Gulfport. Mr. Simpson is the persent (sic) Argentine Vice-Counsul (sic) and Secretary of the Port Commission.


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