William Robert RITTER

11 October 1880–30 January 1954 (Age 73)
Clinch, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert RITTER was born on 11 October 1880, in Clinch, Georgia, United States, his father, William M. RITTER, was 29 and his mother, Wealthy A. Roberts, was 36. He married Lura Mae CARTER on 8 July 1915, in Echols, Georgia, United States. He died on 30 January 1954, at the age of 73, and was buried in Carter Cemetery, Statenville, Clinch, Georgia, United States.

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William Robert RITTER
Marriage: 8 July 1915

Spouse and Children

8 July 1915
Echols, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William M. RITTER


    Wealthy A. Roberts




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 13

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm R Ritter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William R Ritter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William R Ritter in household of William M Ritter, "United States Census, 1910"

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