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Joseph Courtenay Ralston

J.C. Ralston
Full Name: Joseph Courtenay Ralston, Sr.
Birth date: October 29, 1840
Death date: April 27, 1924

Terms of Service

  • House, 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 1/10/1911
    Democrat
  • House, 30th Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) Hempstead. House Journal .
(3) Hempstead, Waller County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Waller. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 39th Legislature, R.S., 2/5/1925, p. 420, Hon. Capt. Joseph Courtenay Ralston, member of 30th and 31st Legislatures from Waller County. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Joseph Courtenay Ralston, birth date 10/29/1840 in Jefferson City, Missouri, death date 4/27/1924 in Houston, burial in Austin. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Capt. Joseph Courtenay Ralston, Sr., birth date 10/29/1840, death date 4/27/1924, portrait, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave .
  • James C. Ralston. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • James C. Ralston. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
  • "Negro Farmers' Congress and tuberculosis," Volume V, No. 5, September 1909, p. 200. Account from Houston Post of Captain J.C. Ralston's speech, 8/11/1909, at Negro Farmers' Congress meeting in Prairie View. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Portraits and biographical sketches, "Our friends in the Legislature," Volume V, No. 1, May 1909, pp. 14-17. " . . . settled in Waller County, near Hempstead . . . " Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Missouri State Guard; Confederate States Army, Captain. "He joined the Missouri State Guards in July, 1861, and served as captain in the Confederate army, on General Walker's staff, participating in a number of battles in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. After the war he came to Texas . . ." Biographical sketch of Capt. Joseph Courtenay Ralston included in article on his son, William Wallace Ralston, Volume V, pp. 112-113. Joseph Courtenay Ralston, born 10/19/1840 in Cole County, Missouri, died 4/27/1927. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.
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