Ephraim Patterson Ralston

Brief Life History of Ephraim Patterson

When Ephraim Patterson Ralston was born on 21 December 1844, in Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, George Washington Ralston, was 21 and his mother, Sidney Jane Courtright, was 20. He married Emma Jane Dawson in 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Russia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 9 May 1923, at the age of 78.

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Ephraim Patterson Ralston
Emma Jane Dawson
Marriage: 1867
Chester Fairman Ralston
Anna M Preston
Mary Estella Ralston
Lou Ada Ralston
Minnie Bell Ralston

Sources (15)

  • Ephraim Rallston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ephraim Patterson Ralston - Individual or family possessions: birth: 21 December 1844; Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, United States
  • Ephraim P Ralston, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Ralston (Renfrewshire), composed of the personal name Raoul, a vernacular form of Ralph , + Scots toun ‘farm, village’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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