Ralph was born in the spring of 1886 at Jarrow, Co. Durham, to parents Joseph Featherstone, a shipyard driller, and Elizabeth Jane Lee.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Ralph.
- 1901 plater’s marker in shipyard
- 1911 lay paster
He married Ethel Mary Clark (abt1891-1950) in early 1917 at Bradford, Yorkshire.
At the time of his death, on 17 August 1922, Ralph was living at the Rectory, Newton Kyme, Yorkshire. He was buried in the St Andrew Churchyard, Newton Kyme on 19 August 1922.
- 1914 Bradford
- 1916 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers