Dorothy Ritchey

29 November 1902–25 February 1992 (Age 89)
Providence, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Ritchey was born on 29 November 1902, in Providence, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob R Ritchey, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann "Mollie" Clark, was 37. She married Harry Van Lue on 5 June 1933, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in West Providence Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 25 February 1992, at the age of 89, and was buried in Athens, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Harry Van Lue
Dorothy Ritchey
Marriage: 5 June 1933
Sally Ann Vanlue

Spouse and Children

5 June 1933
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Dorothy Ritchey in household of William M Young, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Ritchey in household of Jacob Ritchey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorthy G Ritchey in household of Jacob Ritchey, "United States Census, 1910"

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