Joseph Ralphs

10 July 1849–7 February 1931 (Age 81)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Ralphs was born on 10 July 1849, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, William Benjamin Ralphs, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Brooks, was 30. He married Ann Cable on 7 September 1876, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Emery, Emery, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 7 February 1931, in Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ferron City Cemetery, Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ralphs
Mariah Amanda Jensen
Marriage: 17 September 1883
Hans Ray Nelson Ralphs
Nancy Elizabeth Allen

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  • Marriage
    17 September 1883
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 23
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ralph , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Ralphs: Stouthearted Pioneer by Carol Meldrum Christensen

    Joseph Ralphs was born 10 July 1849 in Burlington, Iowa to William and Mary Elizabeth Brooks. He was named after his uncle Joseph Ralphs, who had been killed by lightening in Nauvoo. William and Eliza …

    Sources (18)

    • Josh Ralphs in household of Wm Ralphs, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Ralphs in entry for William Richard Quinn and Nancy Allen Ralphs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Ralphs in entry for Amanda Jensen Ralphs, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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