Charles Preston Ritchie

27 October 1892–2 March 1953 (Age 60)
Cherry Grove, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Preston

When Charles Preston Ritchie was born on 27 October 1892, in Cherry Grove, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Absalom Ritchie Jr, was 31 and his mother, Mary E. Moyers, was 34. He had at least 2 daughters with Bessie Edna Deane. He lived in Broadway, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Plains District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 2 March 1953, in Blount, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60.

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Charles Preston Ritchie
Bessie Edna Deane
Eunice V Ritchie
Edna Ritchie

Spouse and Children



    Eunice V Ritchie


    Edna Ritchie


Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Ritchie Jr


    Mary E. Moyers




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 3

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Rich, a short form of Richard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Preston Ritchy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Preston C Ritchie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Preston C Ritchie, "United States Census, 1930"

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