Emma Olive Ralston

Female15 February 1852–7 April 1920

Brief Life History of Emma Olive

When Emma Olive Ralston was born on 15 February 1852, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, Alexander Ralstin, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Pyle, was 24. She married John Edward Young on 11 February 1875, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kent Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Mound Township, Warren, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 April 1920, in Warren, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Young
Emma Olive Ralston
Marriage: 11 February 1875
Alonzo G Young
David Albert Young
Grover Cleveland Young
Francis Marion Young
Mary Elizabeth Young
John Edward Young
Clarence N Young

Sources (12)

  • Emma Raston in household of F Marion Pyles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma O Ralston, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Emma Olive Ralston Young, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1875Fountain, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 4

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 18

    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.

    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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