Sunday, November 11, 2018

52 Ancestors, Week 5- Ralph Frederick Walser (1939-1962)

~52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks~
~Week 5~

Hi Friends, 

With Halloween activities, a very sick toddler and a horrible infestation of head lice.... I've missed a couple of weeks, but I'm back! Everyone is healthy and 'clean' LOL :) 

This week, I'm writing about Ralph Frederick Walser, my 7th cousin, 2x removed.

Ralph was the son of Fred Edward Walser (1900-1983) & Grace May Isenhart (1905-1988).

Ralph Frederick Walser
Born: 28 Sep 1939 in Fairmount, Grant, Indiana
Died: 31 Mar 1962 in Penn, Grant, Indiana
age at death- 22

Ralph married 29 May 1960 in Grant County, Indiana-
Margaret Ividius Eakins
Born: 20 May 1942 in Indiana
Died: 31 Mar 1962 in Penn, Grant, Indiana
age at death- 19

Ralph and Margaret had 1 daughter: 

Theresa Kay Walser
Born: 22 Nov 1960 in Grant County, Indiana
Died: 31 Mar 1962 in Penn, Grant, Indiana 
age at death- 16 months old

What have you noticed about this family? They all died on Mar 31, 1962 in Penn, Grant, Indiana. 

Ralph, Margaret and their 16th month old daughter Theresa were in an auto accident- their car was hit by a 40-miles-an-hour freight train. The three were killed instantly. 

This is a news article from the Rushville Repulbican in Indiana:

Funeral news article from The Star Press in Muncie, Indiana:

Ralph, Margaret and Theresa share a gravestone where they're buried in Riverside Cemetery in Gas City, Grant, Indiana:

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