The name Ralph Torney caught my attention. This is a family name with my Torney line. Other Torney names in my line are Emmett Torney, Edwin Torney, Robert Torney. My grandmother was Winifred Torney. It is believed she was born in Missouri as were her parents. Her mothers name was Clara but the woman deserted her and left her father. He (Robert or Ralph) there is some debate here then married a woman named Louise and she raised Winifred. Story has it that the original Torney immigrant in our line came from Ireland to Canada, lived there awhile and then came to the US. My great grandfather (Robert or Ralph) lived in Spokane, Wash. for many years with his wife Louise. He died there. Winifred m. first Robert Bryan who died when my mother was only 5 yrs old, about 1927. She then married Ralph Stockbridge. My great uncle Emmett Torney believed the Torneys lived mainly in the midwest, NEetc. Does any of this ring a bell?