Clark William Richie

7 September 1891–12 March 1969 (Age 77)
Clarke, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clark William

Clark William Richie was born on 7 September 1891, in Clarke, Iowa, United States as the son of William Ritchie. He died on 12 March 1969, at the age of 77.

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William Ritchie
1860–1944
Clark William Richie
1891–1969

Parents and Siblings

    William Ritchie

    Male1860–1944Male

siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 22

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant spelling of Ritchie .2 Americanized spelling of the Swiss family names Rütschi, Rütsche, or Rüetschi ( see Ritchey ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • C W Ritchie in entry for Mr William Richie Ritchie, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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