Ralston Family in Iowa News Clippings

I found these articles on my Ralston family, including Richard A Ralston, Ivan and Marjorie Ralston, William A and Nellie Mae Ralston, and Nellie’s parents: Charles Lester Eastman and Charity Welch Eastman.

The_Gazette_Tue__Aug_16__1927_Butler-RalstonMarriage
The_Gazette_Tue__Aug_16__1927_Butler-RalstonMarriage
Quad_City_Times_Tue__Oct_20__1942_NellieSisterDeath
Quad_City_Times_Tue__Oct_20__1942_NellieSisterDeath
The_Daily_Times_Fri__Jan_20__1928_CharlesEastmanDeath
The_Daily_Times_Fri__Jan_20__1928_CharlesEastmanDeath
The_Daily_Times_Mon__Jun_27__1932_CharityEastmandeath
The_Daily_Times_Mon__Jun_27__1932_CharityEastmandeath
The_Gazette_Mon__Feb_21__1938_IvanRalstonfire
The_Gazette_Mon__Feb_21__1938_IvanRalstonfire
The_Gazette_Mon__Jan_17__1949_NellieRalstonDeath
The_Gazette_Mon__Jan_17__1949_NellieRalstonDeath
The_Gazette_Sat__Feb_15__1930_IvanRalstonfire
The_Gazette_Sat__Feb_15__1930_IvanRalstonfire
The_Gazette_Sun__Apr_5__1936_MarjorieWins
The_Gazette_Sun__Apr_5__1936_MarjorieWins
The_Gazette_Sun__Feb_2__1930_MarjorieLetter
The_Gazette_Sun__Feb_2__1930_MarjorieLetter
The_Gazette_Sun__Jan_10__1937_RARalstonBirth
The_Gazette_Sun__Jan_10__1937_RARalstonBirth
The_Gazette_Sun__May_12__1946_WA Ralston
The_Gazette_Sun__May_12__1946_WA Ralston
The_Gazette_Sun__Nov_1__1936_Marjorie'sMenUContest
The_Gazette_Sun__Nov_1__1936_Marjorie’sMenUContest
The_Gazette_Thu__Aug_12__1948_NellieRalston
The_Gazette_Thu__Aug_12__1948_NellieRalston
The_Gazette_Thu__Dec_10__1953_WmARalstonDeath
The_Gazette_Thu__Dec_10__1953_WmARalstonDeath
The_Gazette_Thu__Mar_21__1935_DonaldRalstonDeath
The_Gazette_Thu__Mar_21__1935_DonaldRalstonDeath
The_Gazette_Thu__May_18__1939_IvanRalstonFuneral
The_Gazette_Thu__May_18__1939_IvanRalstonFuneral
The_Gazette_Wed__May_17__1939_IvanRalstondeath
The_Gazette_Wed__May_17__1939_IvanRalstondeath
The_Gazette_Wed__May_17__1939_IvanRalstondeath2
The_Gazette_Wed__May_17__1939_IvanRalstondeath2
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Ralston Family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Here is my grandfather, Ivan Ralston, on the 1925 Iowa State Census, living with his mother and father and siblings.

IowaStateCensusCollection1836-1925ForIvanPalston

 

If you Google the address: 312 E Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids you can still see the house.

In 1923, the family was living at 1633 N 8th. Ivan was working at Williams & Hunting and William at the C R I & P.

The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad was a Class 1 railroad.

In 1926, Ivan is still working at Williams & Hunting. His father William is working at Edinger Company according to the Directory below:

U.S.CityDirectories1821-1989ForIvanWRalston

Williams & Hunting Co., Manufacturers of Sash & Doors, Mouldings, Stair Work, Church, Bank, Office, and Store Fixtures, and Jobbers of Art, Plate, & Window Glass, Building Paper, Etc., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

williams and hunting

 

The Edinger Company was a cut stone contractor in Cedar Rapids.

In 1929, Ivan is married now to my grandmother Marjorie and they are living at 817 Division Street. He is still at Williams & Hunting and she is bookkeeping at the Fleischmann Company. William is still at Edinger’s but living at 424 N 5th Avenue.

U.S.CityDirectories1821-1989ForIWRalston (1)

William A Ralston Family Items

 

 

 

Donald P. Ralston’s obituary as saved by my father. My grandfather Ivan was still alive when Donald passed away. Unfortunately, my father did not save the entire obituary.

Below is a copy of records from Shiloh Cemetery in Monroe Township, Linn County, Iowa on the Ralston family.

 

Ivan W. Ralston was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The photographs were sent to me a couple of decades ago by Al Ralston, Ivan’s nephew.