Maria Annel Ralston

22 September 1843–6 August 1899 (Age 55)
Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Maria Annel

When Maria Annel Ralston was born on 22 September 1843, her father, Samuel Ralston, was 27 and her mother, Jane Buchanan, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Thomas Shelly Lane. She lived in Salem Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 August 1899, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Trivoli, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Shelly Lane
Maria Annel Ralston
Mary Emma Lane
Wilbert Calvin Lane
James Otis Lane

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    Margaret Jane Ralston


    Margaret S. Ralston



    James Crawford Ralston


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands or barony of Ralston near Paisley, in Renfrewshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annell Ralston in household of Samuel Ralston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria A Ralston in household of Sam S Ralston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann M Lane in household of Thomas S Lane, "United States Census, 1880"

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