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Robert Ralston (1826 - 1913)

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Robert Ralston
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Died in Argyle, Winnebago County, Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Apr 2018
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


Robert was born in 1826. He was the son of Gavin Ralston Jane Montgomery.

He came to the US in 1841 with his parents and was part of the Scottish Settlement at Argyle, Illinois.

He married Elizabeth Andrew in Winnebago County., on March 19, 1857.

He passed away in 1913.


Rockford Republic, Monday, April 7, 1913

ROBERT RALSTON DEAD Long Time Resident of Scotch Settlement Near Argyle Died Saturday

Robert Ralston, a well-known resident of the Scotch settlement near Argyle, passed away Saturday at noon, death being caused by the gradual decline of old age. His health had been good up until about three weeks ago, when he began failing.

Mr. Ralston was born Oct. 1, 1826 in Scotland and came to this country in 1851, settling in Boone county. He came to Argyle in 1857 and had lived there since. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Andrew in 1857. Mrs. Ralston died three years ago.

He is survived by two [one] sons and four [five] daughters, [Mrs.] George T. Ralston of Caledonia, John A. Ralston of Argyle, Mrs. George Brown of Guilford, Mrs. Robert Greenlee of Winnebago, Mrs. J. C. Greenlee of Guilford and Miss Mary Ralston who has lived at home. He was a member of Middle [Willow] Creek Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services were held this morning at 11 o'clock from the home. Rev. Mr. Pearson of Middle [Willow] Creek church officiating. Interment was in the Willow Creek cemetery north of Argyle. Pallbearers were the following nephews of Mr. Ralston: Edward, William, David and John D. Ralston, John and Matthew Andrew.


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