William Elmer Ritchey

Male8 June 1863–17 January 1935

Brief Life History 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 27. 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

Sources (48)

  • William E Richey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm. E. Ritchey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William E Ritchey, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1887Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +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

    Scottish and English (Durham): variant of Ritchie .

    Perhaps also an altered form 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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