Florence Eva Ritter

December 1883–
Williamsport, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Florence Eva

When Florence Eva Ritter was born in December 1883, in Williamsport, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Walter E Ritter, was 23 and her mother, Margaret A. Wallace, was 24. She married John Porter Hall on 17 September 1919, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1920 and Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1930.

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John Porter Hall
Florence Eva Ritter
Marriage: 17 September 1919
Walter John Hall
Robert H. Hall

Spouse and Children

17 September 1919
Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States



    Robert H. Hall


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 33

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Florence E Ritter in household of Walter Ritter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florena Hall in household of John Hall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Hall in household of J P Hall, "United States Census, 1920"

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