Elmer William Rittel

3 November 1916–18 March 1995 (Age 78)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elmer William

When Elmer William Rittel was born on 3 November 1916, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, William Harry Rittel, was 33 and his mother, Juliane Ernestine Louise Laspe, was 31. He married Hazel M Livingston on 1 September 1943. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 18 March 1995, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Normandy Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Elmer William Rittel
Hazel M Livingston
Marriage: 1 September 1943

Spouse and Children

1 September 1943

Parents and Siblings

    William Harry Rittel


    Juliane Ernestine Louise Laspe




World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 15

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: probably from Middle High German riutili, a diminutive of riute ‘(forest) clearing’, hence a topographic name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Rittel in household of Louise Rittel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Rittel in household of Louise Rittel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Rittel in household of August Laspe, "United States Census, 1920"

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