Jack Cummins Ramsay, Jr. ’44

Jack Cummins Ramsay, Jr. ’44, of Denton, Tex., passed Aug. 31, the 58th anniversary of his marriage to Karin Kinsey. Born in Norfolk, Va., to a Virginian mother and native Texan father, Jack Ramsay, he moved with his family to Laredo and later solidified his Texan heritage when he married Karin Kinsey, a seventh-generation Texan. He and Karin, after his retirement, lived in Corinth/Denton, Tex., where, though suddenly totally blinded Dec. 7, 2005, he wrote mostly on subjects that involved historical research for which he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the University of Texas and graduated from Davidson and Union Seminary (Va.). He is an ordained Presbyterian U.S.A. minister. He had seven books published and, with his wife’s help and the wonders of modern technology (a computer that read what he wrote back to him), finished his part on a new book about Civil War photographer George S. Cook, utilizing pictures, recipe books, and more from Cook’s personal diary. He also completed manuscripts for three additional books, which his wife plans to publish. He is survived by his wife, Karin, 2104 Post Oak Ct., Denton, TX 76210-1900; their daughter, Annetta Hunt (Randy) and two sons, Ian and Camden; their son, Robin Andrew Ramsay (Kathy) and children, Jena Ramsay and Jared Ramsay (Amber); and great-grandson, Gavin Andrew Ramsay, born Aug. 5.