Samuel Warren Ritter

May 1858–1943 (Age 84)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel Warren

When Samuel Warren Ritter was born in May 1858, in Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Ritter, was 35 and his mother, Maria “Sally” Jones, was 32. He married Viola A Crofoot on 26 August 1883, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Penn Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States for about 30 years and Centre Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died in 1943, at the age of 85.

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Samuel Warren Ritter
Viola A Crofoot
Marriage: 26 August 1883
Clem Warren Ritter
Lenna M Ritter
Lonie M Ritter
Samuel Frank Ritter

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26 August 1883
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rit(t)er ‘knight’, ‘mounted warrior’, Middle Low German ridder, applied as a status name, occupational name, or nickname. Compare Knight .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Ritter in household of Samuel Ritter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Saml Retter in household of Saml Retter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel W Ritter, "United States Census, 1910"

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