Obit: Ritchie, William C. (1855 - 1918)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/21/1918

Ritchie, William C. (2 SEP 1855 - 15 MAR 1918)

William Carjan Ritchie, of the town of Hewett, Clark Co., Wis., died at the Neillsville Hospital on March 15, 1918.

Mr. Ritchie was born on a farm near Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., Wis., Sept. 2, 1855. He came with his parents to Clark County when about fourteen years old and has made this his home ever since. His father, Stephen Ritchie, located on a farm in what is called the Huntley neighborhood in the town of Weston. His father and mother died several years since. They came from the town of Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.

William Ritchie was married to Agnes Marshall, Dec. 25, 1880. His first wife came from St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. to this union was born Robert Ritchie, now of Independence, Iowa. This son was here and attended his father during the last days of his illness. Robert graduated at the Neillsville High School and is now a traveling salesman in Iowa. The first wife died about thirty years ago. Mr. Ritchie married for a second time to Flora Wood, who, with a son Ervin, about 12 years old, survive him.

The funeral occurred at the Congregational Church in this city last Monday and was attended by a large circle of friends, Rev. Geo. W. Longenecker officiating. Among those present were two cousins, John and Andrew Short of Washburn, in this county.

Mr. Ritchie was a man of honorable character and high standing. This was attested by the fact that he was chosen many times as chairman of his town. He was the chairman of the town of Hewett when he died.

1910 Federal Census, Hewett, Clark, Wisconsin, family 33, pg. 2

William Ritchie, white, married male
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland

Household Members
Self: William Ritchie M 55y Wisconsin
Wife: Flora Ritchie F 38y Michigan
Son: Frank Ritchie M 10y Wisconsin
Son Erving Ritchie M 4y Wisconsin
Joe Sayles M 22y Wisconsin
Wm Dux M 22y Germany



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