Robert Louis Ralston

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ROBERT LOUIS RALSTON, of Kittanning, is one of the leading lawyers at the bar of Armstrong County. He devotes all his time to legal work and holds the confidence of both clients and fellow practitioners.

His family is of Scotch-Irish extraction. The Ralstons of whom he is a descendant came from Ireland in 1803 and settled at Slate Lick, Armstrong county. On the paternal side he is related to the Galbreath family. His mother was a Thornburg, and was a descendant of an old Allegheny county family of that name. His father, James Ralston, and mother Maria Thornburg, were marred in 1856, and spent their married life on a farm in South Buffalo township. The family consisted of three children: George T., who resides on the home farm; Laura J., who resides in Kittanning, and the subject of this sketch.

Mr. Ralston was in early life a school teacher. After three years spent in teaching in the public schools of the county he entered Westminster College, in Lawrence county, Pa., and graduated from that institution in 1890. He studied law with James H. McCain in Kittanning and was admitted to the bar in 1893. He has been engaged in the practice of the law ever since.

Source: Pages 460-461 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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