Agnes C. Ritchie

about 1898–
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes C.

When Agnes C. Ritchie was born about 1898, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David S. William Richard Ritchie, was 26 and her mother, Catherine Cameron, was 26. She lived in North Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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David S. William Richard Ritchie
Catherine Cameron
Agnes C. Ritchie
Janet S. Ritchie
Peter Ritchie
Jane P Ritchie
William C Ritchie

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    Peter Ritchie


    Jane P Ritchie


    William C Ritchie


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 4

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Rich, a short form of Richard .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Richie in household of Richard Richie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Agnes Ritchie in household of David S Ritchie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Agnes C. Ritchie - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Agnes C. Ritchie

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