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THE LINDSAY NEWS (Lindsay, Oklahoma)

Lindsay and vicinity experienced a great shock when the news was spread that Mrs. Benj. Ralston, wife of Dr. B. W. Ralston, of this city, had been called to her reward, after only a week of illness, which developed into pneumonia the day before her death.

Lula Gretrude Murray was born in Erin Springs, May 7, 1883 and in the same home, and on the anniversary of her birth, He who gave her, took her away. She was one of the family of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray, and of these, two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Lindsay and Mrs. W. W. Winstanley, with her husband and mother remain to mourn her untimely removal. In the schools of Erin Springs, her education was begun, and continued at Belmont college, in Nashville, Tenn., and at Xavier's academy in Denison, Texas. It was in this school that the acquaintence which developed into a life-long friendship with her class-mate, Mrs. J. L. McCaughey was begun.

On Nov. 30, 1904, Miss Murray was married to Dr. Benj. W. Ralston, who has the sympathy of the entire community in his great loss.

Mrs. Ralston was laid to rest in the Erin Springs cemetery. Father Wilwerding of Chicksha officiated. Miss Teresa Flynn of Shawnee, offered sweet consolation in her song, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

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She was a member of the Catholis Church, having made her first communion at the age of 18 in St. Xavier's Academy.