Gerald J RALSTON

Male 1916 - 1995


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  • Born  27 Nov 1916  Keota, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  18 Apr 1930  Adams, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  19 Apr 1940  Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  23 Nov 1995  West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried  27 Nov 1995  Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Gerald J. "Rollie" Ralston, 78, of 3215 Y Ave., West Des Moines, died of a heart ailment at home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glen Echo Christian Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

      Mr. Ralston was born in Keota and lived in the Des Moines area many years. He was a retired business representative for Laborers International Union, Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Auburn Masonic Lodge.

      Survivors include his wife, Rosella; a stepdaughter, Betty Gerberich of West Des Moines; a sister, Virginia Yeager of Des Moines; and two grandchildren.

      The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Westover Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.
      [Des Moines Sunday Register (IA) - November 26, 1995 - Page 6B, Column 4]
    • Gerald J. RALSTON enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on May 12, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa. He became a prisoner of war on September 11, 1944 in Germany.
      [United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
      United States, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1945]
    Person ID  I35986729  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  27 May 2018 

    Father  Marion J RALSTON,   b. 26 Dec 1887, , Washington County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1934, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jennie Belle COCHRAN,   b. 11 Apr 1893, Keswick, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1950, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Apr 1912  Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F60218306  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosella Bellevene DIGHTON,   b. 12 Dec 1910, , Grundy County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1997, West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F51977599  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1916 - Keota, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Apr 1930 - Adams, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Apr 1940 - Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1995 - West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1995 - Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    RALSTON
    RALSTON
    Gerald J. "Rollie"
    November 27, 1916 -- November 23, 1995

    Rosella B. "Rosie"
    December 12, 1910 -- June 2, 1997

  • Sources 
    1. [S1700] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (On-Line Database, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, (www.ancestry.com)), SS#: 478-12-5382.

    2. [S28] Social Security Death Index, (On-line Database, Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, 2009, (www.ancestry.com)), SS#: 478-12-5382, Issued: IA (Before 1951).

    3. [S3308072] Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939, (On-Line Database, Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, (http://familysearch.org)), Reference ID: 473426, Digital Folder #: 101760586, Image #: 03434.

    4. [S32] 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2002, (www.ancestry.com)), Adams, Keokuk, Iowa, ED 1, p. 3 (penned), 3A (stamped), dwelling 77, family 68, Marion J Ralston. Image 5/8..

    5. [S1009] 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, (2012), (www.ancestry.com)), Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, ED 54-22, p. 12 (penned), B (stamped), dwelling 304, Jennie B Rolston. Image 26/62..

    6. [S1625] Newspaper, (Digital images. Newspapers, (www.newspapers.com)), Des Moines Sunday Register (IA) - November 26, 1995 - Page 6B, Column 4.

    7. [S1719] Glendale Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, IA, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Find-a-Grave Memorial ID: 111696186.


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