Norval Delbert Ritter

23 March 1888–3 March 1921 (Age 32)
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Norval Delbert

When Norval Delbert Ritter was born on 23 March 1888, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen C. Ritter, was 23 and his mother, Savanah Bird Davis, was 23. He lived in Eagle Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Coal Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 3 March 1921, in Terra Alta, Preston, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 32.

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Stephen C. Ritter
Savanah Bird Davis
Norval Delbert Ritter
Louise Pauline Ritter

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    Savanah Bird Davis




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 10

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.

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)

  • N D Ritter in household of S C Ritter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delbert N Ritter in household of Stephen C Ritter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Norval Delbert Ritter, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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