RALSTON, Wallace E. 1912-1928
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Date: 4/22/2015 at 08:20:02
Death of Wallace Ralston
Wallace Edwin Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ralston of Conrad, Ia., was born at their farm home south of Conrad in Marshall county Jan. 11, 1912, and he lived there until 8 years ago when the family moved to the Conrad community, where he has spent the remainder of his life, his school days have been very largely spent in the Conrad schools and its associations and companionships. He was a member of the graduating class of the Conrad high school of 1928 and was looking forward with anticipation to graduating with his class in May, his absence from his class studies being his only anxiety thru the recent weeks of illness and suffering.
He passed away at St.Thomas hospital in Marshalltown after a month of sickness. Thru the intense pain and suffering he constantly bore up bravely, always patient and uncomplaining.
He leaves to mourn his loss his loving father and mother, one brother, J. Graham, two sisters, Margaret E. and Ruth L., also his grandmother, Mrs. Lydia J. Graham of Marshalltown, besides a large host of more distant relatives and friends.
Wallace had spent all his life in this vicinity and grown up in our midst loved, honored and highly respected by all who know him. He united with the Methodist church at Conrad in 1923 and has ever been loyal to its Christian ideals and devoted to the church and regular in his attendance and interest in all its activities. He will be greatly missed from the association of his friends and companions in the high school, Sunday school and Epworth League, to all of which he was devotedly attached.
Wallace was a good student and devoted scholar, a sincere christian, and his pleasant smile and genial spirit of friendliness will be long remembered and his going will be mourned not only by his own family circle but also by the large number of young friends and by all who had come into contact with him and were acquainted with him.
Funeral services were held from the Estelle Undertaking Chapel at Marshalltown and from the Methodist Episcopal church at Conrad on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. O. Sandbach and Rev. R. H. Collis, of Hampton, officiating, and he was laid to rest in the Conrad cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 April 1928, pg 3
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