[Ads-l] Notable forename

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Dec 14 09:25:47 EST 2021


Epaphroditus Ransom was an American politician who served as the seventh
Governor of Michigan and as a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaphroditus_Ransom>

GAT

On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 7:03 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Use it on your next kid.
>
> Wikipedia:
>
> "Cornelius Gilliam was born in North Carolina on April 13, 1798. Born
> in Buncombe
> County, he was the son of Epaphroditus and Sarah Ann (née Israel) Gilliam."
>
> JL
>
>
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-- 
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)
http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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