William Arthur Rittel

21 September 1909–21 July 1986 (Age 76)
Bowdle, Edmunds, South Dakota, United States

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Rittel was born on 21 September 1909, in Bowdle, Edmunds, South Dakota, United States, his father, David J. Rittel Jr, was 23 and his mother, Emma Hintz, was 22. He married Alla Martha Dalton on 9 February 1941, in Highmore, Hyde, South Dakota, United States. He lived in Lincoln Township, Hyde, South Dakota, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 21 July 1986, in Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Arthur Rittel
Alla Martha Dalton
Marriage: 9 February 1941

Spouse and Children

9 February 1941
Highmore, Hyde, South Dakota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David J. Rittel Jr





World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Rittle in household of Emma Rittle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm Rittel in household of David Rittel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Rittel, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Birth and Marriage Indexes, 1843-2014"

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