Josephine Bonaparte Ralston

25 January 1843–5 February 1909 (Age 66)
West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine Bonaparte

When Josephine Bonaparte Ralston was born on 25 January 1843, in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Ralston, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Pierce, was 20. She married William W Durham on 20 February 1870, in Judicial Township 3, San Mateo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 4, San Mateo, California, United States in 1870 and Judicial Township 3, San Mateo, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 5 February 1909, in Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William W Durham
1831–1911
Josephine Bonaparte Ralston
1843–1909
Marriage: 20 February 1870
Laura Ann Moore
1862–1957
Charles Durham
1871–1950
Hannah May Durham
1873–1873
Mary Catherine Durham
1874–1958
Frederick Durham
1877–1937
Bertha Durham
1884–1963

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1870Judicial Township 3, San Mateo, California, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854
    Age 11
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Mary A. Ayres BIRTH May 1852 California, USA DEATH 20 Dec 1854 (aged 2) Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA BURIAL Union Cemetery Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA PLOT 129 MEMORIAL ID 235870403 · View Source
    1863
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Ralph
    Raulston
    Ralstin

    Sources (13)

    • Josephine R Durham in household of William Durham, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Josephine Ralston in entry for Charles Elgin Ellinger and Bertha Durham, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Josephine Durham in household of William Durham, "United States Census, 1900"

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