John Bernard Riter

1 September 1895–23 September 1976 (Age 81)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Bernard

When John Bernard Riter was born on 1 September 1895, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Hughes Riter, was 22 and his mother, Mary Louisa Schmitz, was 21. He lived in Lee, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 23 September 1976, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Smithsburg, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Marjorie J Warner

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 18

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Reiter or Ritter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John B Reter in household of John H Reter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John B Riter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John B Riter, "United States Census, 1930"

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