Walter Benjamin Ralphs, Supermarket Co-Founder
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About Walter Ralphs
- Supermarket chain executive. Walter B. Ralphs went into business with his older brother, George A. Ralphs, forming Ralphs Brothers Grocers in downtown Los Angeles in 1875. Prior to entering the grocery business, Walter Ralphs operated a ranch in San Bernardino County, California. After Walter's brother, George A. Ralphs died in 1914, Walter Ralphs, his two sons, and George Ralphs' son Albert Ralphs, ran the business. When Walter Ralphs died in 1954, five months months short of his 100th birthday, Ralphs Grocery Company then operated 32 supermarkets in Southern California. Today, Ralphs (now a division of Kroger) has more than 250 supermarkets, primarily in the Southern California area.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
- Find A Grave.
- United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule
Name: Walter B Ralph
Age in 1860: 5
Birth Year: abt 1855
Home in 1860: San Salvador, San Bernardino, California
Post Office: San Bernardino
Household Members: Name Age
Richd Ralph 48
Mary Ralph 40
Martha A Ralph 12
George A Ralph 10
John C Ralph 8
Walter B Ralph 5
Mary Ralph 4
Oscar N Ralph 10/12
Eliza Ralph 20