Emmit Ritter

10 October 1931–21 January 2013 (Age 81)
Panola, Texas, United States

The Life of Emmit

When Emmit Ritter was born on 10 October 1931, in Panola, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Ritter, was 38 and his mother, Corrie Smiley, was 28. He died on 21 January 2013, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Beckville, Panola, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emmit Ritter
1931–2013
Callie Sue Davis
1932–1968

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World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 23

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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)

  • Emmit Ritter in household of Charlie Ritter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ritter, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Mr Emmitt Ritter, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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