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)