Jacklyn Bell Ritersdorf

1 December 1923–25 November 1989 (Age 66)
Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jacklyn Bell

When Jacklyn Bell Ritersdorf was born on 1 December 1923, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, her father, William Matthew Ritersdorf, was 42 and her mother, Mary Emma "Mame" Edgerly, was 43. She married Robert Dean Thornton on 6 March 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. She lived in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 25 November 1989, in Huerfano, Colorado, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in La Veta, Huerfano, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Malaj
Jacklyn Bell Ritersdorf
Marriage: 27 May 1950
Shirley Ann Malaj
Kenneth Walter Malaj

Spouse and Children

27 May 1950
La Porte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Matthew Ritersdorf


    Mary Emma "Mame" Edgerly




    Helen Ritersdorf


    Clara Ritersdorf


    Luella Kathern Ritersdorf



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · Denver Airport opens

Age 6

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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Sources (3)

  • Jacklyn Ritersdorf in household of Mary Ritersdorf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jacklynn Ritersdorf Malaj in entry for Walter Malaj, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"
  • Jacklyn Ritersdorf in entry for Walter Malaj, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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