Joseph Gilbert Ralston

9 June 1857–14 September 1926 (Age 69)
Bull Pasture, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph Gilbert

When Joseph Gilbert Ralston was born on 9 June 1857, in Bull Pasture, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Ralston, was 28 and his mother, Isabel Flesher, was 17. He married Frances Elizabeth Riddle on 7 January 1886, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Highland, Virginia, United States for about 3 years and Glenville, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 September 1926, in Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph Gilbert Ralston
Frances Elizabeth Riddle
Marriage: 7 January 1886
Ella Armittie Ralston
Child Ralston
Ona Gay Ralston
Miles Mccauley Ralston
Gilbert Russell Ralston

Spouse and Children

7 January 1886
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States



    Child Ralston


    Ona Gay Ralston


    Miles Mccauley Ralston


    Gilbert Russell Ralston


Parents and Siblings


    Isabel Flesher




World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 4

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 19

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • Joseph G Ralston in household of Andrew J Ralston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gilbert Rawlston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph G Ralston, "United States Census, 1920"

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