Robert Hamilton Ralston

Brief Life History of Robert Hamilton

When Robert Hamilton Ralston was born on 25 April 1872, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, George Washington Ralston, was 48 and his mother, Mary Catherine Courtright, was 34. He married Minnie Elta Miller on 10 October 1900, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Clay Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 14 February 1940, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Robert Hamilton Ralston
Minnie Elta Miller
Marriage: 10 October 1900
S. Grace Ralston
Mary Louise Ralston

Sources (14)

  • Robert H Ralston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Ralston, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • R. H. Ralston, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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