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Josiah Burk "Burk" Ralston, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1890
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1969
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
JULY 11, 1969

LIFE-LONG JASPER COUNTIAN DIES TODAY

J. Burk Ralston 79, Carthage route 4 died at 4:30 a.m. today at McCune-Brooks hospital where he had been a patient since June 23.
Born June 10, 1890 in Jasper county, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. Ralston. He farmed near Carthage many years before his retirement and was a member of Bethel Methodist church.
Mr. Ralston was married June 5, 1910 to Miss Mamie Kirby, southeast of Carthage. She died March 23, 1969. A son Raymond, died in 1927.
Survivors are three daughters;
Mrs. Paul Fullerton of Sarcoxie, Mrs. Russell Hoey of Carthage and Mrs. Frances Porterfield of Carthage
four sons;
Hershell Ralston, Lester Ralston, Robert Ralston and J. B. Ralston all of Carthage.
three sisters;
Mrs. Philo Parker of Carthage
Mrs. Ruth Jasper of Lewistown, Montana and
Belle Ackerly of Billings, Montana
22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren
Services were held at the Knell Mortuary
Rev. Earl Knowles officiated and burial was in Park Cemetery next to his wife.

MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:
Wiley Oliver 'Burk' Johnson
Mahala West Johnson

MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:
Rev Johnathan Rensha West
Nancy McIntyre West

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PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:
Nathan Ralston
Levitta Clemintine Kelly Ralston

PATERNAL GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:
Willy Kelly
Dicey Ann Cook Kelly



 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah Louis Ralston (1850 - 1926)
  Mary Mahalia Frances Johnson Ralston (1857 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Mamie Kirby Ralston (1891 - 1969)
 
 Children:
  Hershell E. Ralston (1911 - 1994)*
  Clara L. Fullerton (1913 - 1993)*
  Lester Noel Ralston (1915 - 1983)*
  Raymond B Ralston (1917 - 1927)*
  Frances Nadine Ralston Porterfield (1919 - 1973)*
  Neva Ralston Hoey (1924 - 2001)*
  Josiah Burk Ralston (1934 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bertha P. Ralston Harrison (1880 - 1947)*
  Josiah Burk Ralston (1890 - 1969)
  Della F. Ralston Parker (1895 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Last Supper Bl 46 Lot 79 Sp 5
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Dec 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45657350
Josiah Burk Burk Ralston, Sr
Added by: NJBrewer
 
Josiah Burk Burk Ralston, Sr
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~In memory of Great Uncle Burk ~ "In the bad old days, there were three easy ways of losing money - racing being the quickest, women the pleasantest and farming the most certain." - William Pitt Amherst
- NJBrewer
 Added: Dec. 9, 2011
 
 
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