Charles Martin RALSTON

Male 1867 - 1941  (74 years)


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  1. 1.  Charles Martin RALSTON was born 23 Feb 1867, Ohio (son of Andrew M. RALSTON and Catharine SPITLER); died 2 Mar 1941; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1870, Living with parents in Sebewa, Ionia Co.,Michigan
    • Census: 1880, Living with parents in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1900, Living in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Occupation: 1900, Farmer
    • Census: 1910, Living in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1920, Living in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Occupation: 1920, Agent - Sugar Beet
    • Census: 1930, Living in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Occupation: 1930, Secretary - Fire Insurance
    • Census: 1940, Living in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan

    Charles married Harriet M. OLREY Abt 1894. Harriet was born 9 Mar 1873, Michigan; died 25 Jun 1914, Sebewa Corners, Ionia Co., Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Andrew M. RALSTONAndrew M. RALSTON was born 3 Apr 1830, Brooklyn County, Virginia; died 02 Jan 1897, Sebewa Corners, Ionia Co., Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Daniel Ralston and Elizabeth Parks
    • Census: 1870, Living in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1880, Living in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan

    Notes:

    Name:
    ANDREW M. RALSTON.
    MRS. ANN A. (CRAPO) RALSTON (1st wife).
    MRS. CATHARINE (SPITLER) RALSTON (2nd wife).

    This gentleman was born April 3, 1830, in Brook Co., Va., and was the fourth in a family
    of ten children, having two brothers and seven sisters. His parents, Daniel and Elizabeth
    (Parks) Ralston, were both natives of Virginia, and in 1834 removed to Holmes Co., Ohio. A few
    years later they removed to Seneca county, and sixteen years afterwards to Wyandotte County,
    where Daniel Ralston died in January, 1867. The latter's wife is still living in the same
    locality.
    A. M. Ralston, at the age of twenty-one, began cutting wood on contract, and for two
    years he worked also at the carpenter's trade. In the spring of 1854 he came to Michigan and
    purchased one hundred and sixty acres of government land. Dec. 30, 1855, he married Miss Ann A.
    Crapo, whose parents were early settlers. To them were given two children,--namely, Gideon D.,
    born May 2, 1859, and Florence A., born May 22, 1863. Mrs. Ralston died June 3, 1863, and after
    her death Mr. Ralston visited Ohio, remaining four years. Dec. 6, 1866, he married Catharine
    Spitler, who was born Nov. 26, 1835, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, and was the fourth in a family of
    eight children (two sons and six daughters). The fruits of this marriage have been three
    children,--Charles M., born Feb. 23, 1867; Joseph G., born Aug. 15, 1868; Walter E., born June
    24, 1871.
    In 1855, Mr. Ralston purchased the place upon which he has since continued to reside,
    with the exception of the four years spent in Ohio. His children were all born here except
    Charles, whose birth occurred in Wyandotte Co., Ohio. This place, when purchased by Mr. Ralston,
    had about twelve acres cleared, and a small log house had been erected upon it. It is at present
    finely improved, and a source of much pride to its owner.
    Mr. Ralston is a Republican in politics, and has held the most important offices in the
    gift of his townsmen. He is at present township treasurer. Both himself and his wife are
    members of the Presbyterian Church.

    This biography is taken from "HISTORY OF IONIA AND MONTCALM COUNTIES, MICHIGAN"
    by John S. Schenck. Philadelphia: D. W. Ensign & Co., 1881. Page 355. Sebewa.

    Andrew married Catharine SPITLER 6 Dec 1866. Catharine was born 26 Nov 1835, Fairfield County, Ohio; died 2 Mar 1912, Sebewa Corners, Ionia Co., Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Catharine SPITLERCatharine SPITLER was born 26 Nov 1835, Fairfield County, Ohio; died 2 Mar 1912, Sebewa Corners, Ionia Co., Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1870, Living with husband in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1880, Living with husband in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1900, Living with son, Walter, in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1910, Living with son, Joe, in Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan

    Children:
    1. 1. Charles Martin RALSTON was born 23 Feb 1867, Ohio; died 2 Mar 1941; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    2. Joseph Grant RALSTON was born 15 Aug 1868, Ionia County, Michigan; died 1 May 1943; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    3. Walter E. RALSTON was born 24 Jun 1871, Michigan.