William Ralston Balch (Dec. 9, 1852 - March 8, 1923) was born in Leetown, West Virginia. to the Rev. Lewis P.W. and Emily (Wiggins) Balch. William married Elizabeth Singerly, on June 21, 1881, and they had one daughter they named Eleanor.
It is difficult to find information about William but one thing that can be discovered is that he was an international journalist and author of numerous books(some of which are listed below).
Author of numerous books:
The Mines, Miners and Mining Interests of the United States (1882)
An American Career and Its Triumph: The Life and Public Services of James Garfield (1884)
Genealogy of William:
Father: Lewis P.W. Balch
Mother: Emily Wiggin
Wife: Elizabeth Singerly
Married: June 21, 1881