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Charles Lawrence Ritts

Charles Lawrence Ritts

Male 1891 - 1983  (91 years)

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  • Name Charles Lawrence Ritts 
    Born 11 Nov 1891  Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Jan 1983  White Pines Nursing Home, Oregon, Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 May 2014 

    Father Barney Vensel Ritts,   b. 14 Mar 1854, St. Petersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1925, Yale, Payne, Oklahoma, Mable Dale Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anna Elnora Martin,   b. 07 Jun 1865, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1901, Quay, Pawnee, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1886  Norwalk, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Ancestry.com
      Ohio Marriages 1803 - 1900

      REF: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library
      Norwalk Daily Reflector
      December 30, 1886 p4 c2
      Barnard Ritts, of Lima, and Miss Annie E. Martin, of this city, were married at the home of the bride's parents on Corwin street yesterday morning by Rev. J. Nelson Lewis. They left in the evening for Lima, their future home.
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Juanita Stephenson,   b. 17 Jan 1893, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1976, DesMoines, , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1916  Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Ellen Ritts,   b. 18 Feb 1923, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1997, Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Charles Stephenson Ritts,   b. 01 Aug 1918, Davenport, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1991, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Edward Martin Ritts,   b. 17 Aug 1924, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2004, Santa Martin, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. William John Ritts,   b. 29 Apr 1927, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2016, Fort Worth, , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles Lawrence Ritts
    Charles Lawrence Ritts
    Wedding photo
    Honeymoon Trail
by C. L. Ritts
    Honeymoon Trail by C. L. Ritts
    Painting by Charles L. Ritts

    Headstones
    Charles L. Ritts
    Charles L. Ritts
    Charles L.
    Born Nov 11, 1891
    Died Jan 2, 1983

    Histories
    Charles Lawrence Ritts History
    Charles Lawrence Ritts History
    Collection of family stories, history, and photos

  • Notes 
    • REF: Doris Ritts
      A. Juanita Stephenson married Charles Lawrence Ritts born in Sparta, November 11, 1891 in Sparta to Barney V. Ritts and Ann E. Martin. Both Juanita and Charles graduated from Sparta Township High School. Charles graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana in Architecture in 1915 (?). They were married December 20, 1916 in Sparta.

      REF: University of Illinois Directory By University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus), Vergil Vivian Phelps, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus
      Edited by Vergil V. Phelps, D.B., Ph.D.
      1916
      University of Illinois
      Urbana-Champaign
      p556
      Ritts, Charles Lawrence (arch eng 1911- ) Stu Drumright, Okla

      p1028
      Sparta, Illinois
      Ritts, Charles L. (arch eng '11- ) Stu

      p1201
      Drumright, Oklahoma
      Ritts, Charles L. (arch eng '11-) stu

      Charles attended University of Illinois from Fall of 1911 to Spring of 1916. He earned a BS in Architecture on 6/14/1916.

      REF:
      The semi-centennial alumni record of the University of Illinois
      By University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus), Frank William Scott
      Published by University of Illinois, 1918
      Original from the University of Michigan
      Digitized Oct 31, 2007
      1147 pages
      Page 642
      7893. CHARLES LAWRENCE RITTS
      Supt., Constr.; B.S. in A. E.; b. N 11, 1891, Sparta, Ill.; s. Barney Vencle (b. Clarion Co., Pa.) and Anna Elnora (Martin) Ritts (b. Norwalk, O.). Prepared in Sparta H. S. Alpha Rho Chi; Arch. Club; 2nd Lt. and Capt., Univ. Brig. Arch. Draftsman, Whitsitt and Schulzke, Archs., Moline, Ill., 1916-18; Supt. of Const., Temple and Burrows, Archs., Davenport, Ia., 1918 -. Married Alice Juanita Stephenson, D 20, 1916, Sparta, Ill. Child. Charles Stephenson, b. Ag 1, 1918. Address, 63 Davenport Saving Bank Bldg., Davenport, Ia.

  • Sources 
    1. Footnote: Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 21, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.112.7.77898.14.

    2. [S22] Cemeteries of Randolph County, Illinois Vol 3, Compiled by Lucille Wittenborn Wiechens, (Name: 1991;), 74.
      Ritts, Charles L. 11 Nov 1891 2 Jan 1983 w/Juanita S. Section C

    3. [S163] Ohio Marriages, 1803 - 1900, Jordan Dodd, (Name: Liahona Research;), Ritts, Barney V. and Martin, Anna E. married 20 Dec 1886 in Huron Co., Ohio.