William Elmer Ritchey

8 June 1863–17 January 1935 (Age 71)
Bedford, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Elmer

When William Elmer Ritchey was born on 8 June 1863, in Bedford, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Daniel Ritchey, was 23 and his mother, Susannah Crist, was 26. He married Cora Belle Smith on 7 December 1887, in Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Bloomdale, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Cass Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1935. He died on 17 January 1935, in Cass, Hancock, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg, Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elmer Ritchey
1863–1935
Cora Belle Smith
1869–1949
Marriage: 7 December 1887
Ethel May Ritchey
1889–1944
Fleta Ritchey
1892–1892
Florence Ritchey
1892–1892
Roscoe Vere Ritchey
1893–1978
Zella June Ritchey
1896–1899
Ona Faye Ritchey
1898–1973
Reva Ritchey
1900–1987
Helen Ritchey
1903–1995
Thelma Marie Ritchey
1905–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 December 1887
Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States
children

(9)

    Female1889–1944Female

    Fleta Ritchey

    Female1892–1892Female

    Florence Ritchey

    Female1892–1892Female

    Male1893–1978Male

    Zella June Ritchey

    Female1896–1899Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 14

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 19

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern Irish, or English: variant spelling of Ritchie 1.2 Perhaps also an altered spelling of Swiss German Rütsche, Rütschi, Ruetschi, from pet forms of the personal name Rudolf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William E Richey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Richey in household of Daniel Richey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William E Richey in household of Daniel Richey, "United States Census, 1880"

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