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Wallace, Ralph C. J., 1883-1963



  • Existence: 1883 - 1963


Born on December 1, 1883, Ralph C. J. Wallace passed his childhood in Homer, IL, where he graduated high school in 1902. Entering Northwestern University's College of Liberal Arts at the age of 19, he became a member of the Beta Pi chapter of the fraternity Delta Tau Delta (625 Church Street) in 1905; Associate Editor of The Daily Northwestern; and Business Manager of the Junior Play. In 1907 Wallace graduated from Northwestern with a Bachelor of Arts degree and attended the University of Illinois afterward for one year.

He later served as District Agent for The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. of California (Walla Walla, WA); and as Secretary and Treasurer of Layne and Bowler, Inc., of Stuttgart, AR and Memphis, TN. By his death in 1963 he also was a 32nd Degree Mason (Scottish Rite) and a Shriner.

Wallace died on February 9, 1963, at his home in Champaign, IL. He was survived by his wife, Bess Linder Wallace (NU Music, class of 1908; Alpha Chi Omega); his daughter, Jeroma (Mrs. Kendall Bradley); and a granddaughter, Roma Linder Bradley (NU Speech, class of 1963; Zeta Phi Eta).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ralph C. J. Wallace Scrapbook

Identifier: 31/6/79
Abstract Spanning the period from 1902 to 1920, with the bulk of materials dating between 1903 and 1907, the Ralph C. J. Wallace scrapbook documents the college social lives of Ralph Wallace and (to a lesser extent) Bess Linder Wallace at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. Arranged in their original order (which is not strictly chronological), scrapbook materials comprise a mixture of fraternity and sorority memorabilia; newspaper clippings; photographs; and college-related...
Dates: 1902-1920