Samuel Harvey Wollerton Riter

20 September 1835–7 February 1908 (Age 72)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Harvey Wollerton

When Samuel Harvey Wollerton Riter was born on 20 September 1835, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi Evans Riter, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Wollerton Dilworth, was 20. He married Alice Rutledge Jolley on 10 September 1895, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 7 February 1908, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Harvey Wollerton Riter
Alice Rutledge Jolley
Marriage: 10 September 1895
Samuel Waldo Riter
Levi Routledge Riter
William Emerson Riter
John Randolph Riter
Kersey Clyde Riter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1895Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 3
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 24
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of German Reiter or Ritter .

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Samuel Riter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • S W Riter in entry for William Emmerson Riter and Marion Janett Mcneil, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Samuel H W Riter in entry for Kersky Clyde Riter, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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