Tag Archives: Ivan W. Ralston

Ralston Family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1 Jan

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

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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)

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William A Ralston Family Items

9 Nov

 

 

 

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.