Henry Lewis Ralston

Male28 December 1869–8 May 1936

Brief Life History of Henry Lewis

When Henry Lewis Ralston was born on 28 December 1869, in Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, George Washington Ralston, was 46 and his mother, Mary Catherine Courtright, was 32. He married Louise Deist on 7 July 1893, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He lived in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1936. He died on 8 May 1936, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Henry Lewis Ralston
Margaret Mae Thompson
Marriage: 27 April 1898
Alice May Ralston
James Ralston

Sources (15)

  • Henry Ralston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry L. Ralston, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Henry L Ralston, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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  • Marriage
    27 April 1898Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Standard Oil Company

    Age 1

    Standard Oil Co. Inc. was established by John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler as an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. It was one of the first and largest multinational corporations in the world. British Petroleum acquired the Standard Oil Company in 1987, but the company still operates under its original name, with BP as a trademark.

    1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

    Age 18

    In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.

    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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