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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William Elmer Ritchey
Cora Belle Smith
Marriage: 7 December 1887
Ethel May Ritchey
Fleta Ritchey
Florence Ritchey
Roscoe Vere Ritchey
Zella June Ritchey
Ona Faye Ritchey
Reva Ritchey
Helen Ritchey
Thelma Marie Ritchey

Spouse and Children

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



    Fleta Ritchey


    Florence Ritchey



    Zella June Ritchey


+4 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


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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