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Title Page
Captain John W. Rabshaw
Captain John Radigan
William Ramey
D. B. Ramsey
George Randerson & Son
George Ransier
Eliakim F. Ransom
John S. Ranney
Peter Rasmussen
Captain E. Rathbun
Captain J. E. Rathbun
George H. Rausch
John L. Rawson
G. H. Raymond
The Raymond Family
Captain Alexander Reddick
Captain Moses Redmond
Captain Nicholas Redmond
W. E. Redway
Captain A. H. Reed
Lawrence J. Regan
Frederick Rehbaum
John Reif
Louis Reif
Thomas Reilly
F. J. Reynolds
Captain J. E. Reynolds
Ralph H. Reynolds
Thomas Reynolds
Charles Rice
Daniel F. Rice
Captain Wm. E. Rice
Captain Henry Richardson
Captain James Richardson
Captain Chancey Richardson
Dean Richmond
John D. Riley
Peter Riley
William F. Riley
Captain Samuel Rioux
Captain Ed. Risto
Captain Charles Roach
Captain William Roach
Captain John J. Roberts
Daniel H. Robertson
George W. Robertson
Captain H. W. Robertson
Captain W. J. Robertson
Alexander R. Robinson
Frederick W. Robinson
Robert A. Robinson
Captain Walter Robinson
William J. Robinson
Captain George Robson
Jeremiah O. Rogers
Captain Frank D. Root
Captain Henry Rose
Edwin E. Ross
James Rossan
G. P. Roth
James Rourke
Captain William H. Rowan
Jacob Ryan
Thomas M. Ryan
Captain Dallas Ryder
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George Randerson & Son

George Randerson & Son, No. 238, Detroit street, Cleveland, Ohio. This business was established in 1851 by Joseph Randerson, brother of the present owner and at his death in 1870 passed into the hands of George Randerson, who was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1831.

George Randerson received a common school education and worked at farming until he came to the United States in 1849, settling in Cleveland in 1851. He then engaged in the meat-market business until his brother Joseph died, when he continued the business as above stated. The firm does a large marine trade in meats and ice, which they deliver aboard vessels by means of a steam launch. During the war days of 1861-62 the old firm supplied Camp Cleveland with meats. In 1893 they erected a fine new block on Detroit street, which is a great contrast to the old building in which they did busines for thirty-five years, and their marine trade has assisted very materially in this improvement.

In 1853 George Randerson was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Jackson, and two children were born to them: George Jr., and Emma, now Mrs. C.A. Provost.

George Randerson, Jr., was born in 1860, in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended the public schools of that city until his twentieth year, when he went to work in the meat market with his father. In 1879 he was admitted as partner in the firm, which then became George Randerson & Son. In 1889 he was married to Miss Mary Bailey, and they have one daughter, Edith M.


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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.

Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.