Ralph T. Balsly is the son of Ralph Ernst Balsly and Agnes May Webster. He was born June 18, 1910 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died November 27, 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was born in Boone, Kentucky. His mother was born in Covington, Kentucky. He married Edith Ohlhauser, and together they raised 2 children: Patricia and June. Their family resided in Westwood, Ohio.