John and Elizabeth RALPH were born in Scotland. Their son John (Alexander) RALPH d.o.b. abt. 1830 died 2 March 1901 in Knysna South Africa. Age at death 71 years. He married Ann (McGregor) MELDRUM. D.O.B. abt 1843. She died in Bloemfontein, South Africa 1 June 1921. Age at death 78.They had 14 Children ; Agnes, Mary, James (my grandfather),John, Elizabeth, William, David, Rosa Grace, Catherine, Daisy, Henrietta, Hugh, Archibald and Robert.
James RALPH (my grandfather)d.o.b. 1866. D.O.D 22 June 1905 in Kimberley South Africa. Age at death 39 years. He married Marian Olive MARILLIER d.o.b. 1877 on 9 April 1902 in All Saints Church, Beaconsfield Kimberley, South Africa. Marion kied in Zimbabwe. They had one son, John Reginald James RALPH (my father)d.o.b. 24 September 1903. D.O.D. September 1981 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He married Daphne HONMAN d.o.b. 30 August 1915 in Selukwe, Southern Rhodesia. Her d.o.d. April 1992 in Harare, Zimbabe. Age at death 76 years. They had 3 children, Marian Jill, Jack and Elizabeth.
Marian Jill d.o.b. 16 June 1936 married Michael KARP in Salisbury, Zimbabwe, no children.
Jack d.o.b. 10 September 1938 married Louise CADMAN d.o.b. 12 April 1940 on 13 January 1962 in Livingstone Northern Rhodesia. They had 2 sons, Hilton d.o.b. 21 May 1964 and Colin d.o.b. 10 January 1966.
Elizabeth d.o.b. 23 April 1947 married Richard WILDER they had 2 children Lauren and Darren. Richard died and she married Guilio MARABINI, they had 1 child, Michael.
Hilton RALPH married Robyn ARCHIBALD, they had 1 child Grant Dion. They divorced.
Lauren WILDER married Michael FLAX, they have 1 child Jordan David. They divorced.
Darren WILDER married Heide FABIAN, they have 1 child Ruby.
- Jack at his grandfathers grave in Kimberley (359 KB)
The grave of James Ralph, Du Toitspan Cemetery in Kimberley, South Africa
- No 5 Rose Street, Beaconsfield, Kimberley (357 KB)
The house which Jack's grandfather James Ralph lived in Kimberley, South Africa
- All Saints Church, Kimberley, South Africa (362 KB)
The church which Jack's grandfather James Ralph was married in Kimberley, South Africa
- Kimberley Boys High School, South Africa (361 KB)
The school which Jack's grandfather James Ralph attended in Kimberley, South Africa