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Unknown Kinney was born Unknown, and died Unknown at age Unknown.

Arabella "Bella" Fisher was born April, 1869, in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, and died December 2, 1919, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 50. She is the daughter of Charles Edward "Charley" Fisher of Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, and Sarah Arabella Watson of New York.

Unknown Kinney and Arabella "Bella" Fisher were married about 1891 - 1894 in California.

Unknown Kinney and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Kinney had no children.

Unknown Kinney and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Kinney were divorced before 1894 in Unknown.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett was born December 31, 1872, in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, and died October 21, 1915, at the Oxford Hotel, Washington, DC, at age 42. Buried in Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., MA. He is the son of Henry Francis Lovett of Massachusetts, and Harriett Maria Sherman of Rhode Island.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Unknown were married 1890 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett (age 24, a Reporter) and Clara S. Curtis (age 21, an Actress) were married August 13, 1891, in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Kinney were married December 31, 1894, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) Lovett had no children.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett deserted his wife on May 5, 1895, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) Lovett filed for divorce from Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett on November 3, 1898, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) Lovett were divorced March 2, 1899, in Los Angeles Co., CA. She received the divorce upon grounds of his desertion. Resided in Pomona, CA.

Arabella Fisher "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) Lovett then married Charles Hamilton Ritchie.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie was born August 12, 1871, in the 5th Ward, City of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, and died Tuesday, April 9, 1935, at his home, South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 63. He is the son of Thomas K. Ritchie of Scotland, and Jane Lomas of Potsdam, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Lovett were married Saturday, July 22, 1899, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Lovett) Ritchie had two children:

  1. Charles Fisher Ritchie: Born June 13, 1900, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA; Died April 13, 1953, in Saint Louis, MO (age 52). Married (1) about 1927 in California to Dorothy Howe Mirick: Born March 8, 1896, in New York, NY; Died December 23, 1943, in San Bernardino Co., CA (age 47). Married (2) about December 28, 1944, in San Diego Co., CA, to Elinor Agnes (Close) Cushman: Born March 5, 1901, in New York City, NY; Died December 6, 1985, in Escondido, San Diego Co., CA (age 84).
  2. Ralph Stevens Ritchie: Born September 4, 1905, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA; Died February 7, 1963, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 57). Married November 13, 1923, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, to Florence Irene Anderson: Born September 30, 1904, in Iowa; Died February 10, 1979, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 74). 

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) (Lovett) Ritchie had one adopted child:

  1. Ruth (Unknown) Ritchie: Born about 1906 in California; Died Unknown. Nellie Johnson?

Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) (Lovett) Ritchie died December 2, 1919, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 48.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie then married Maud F. (Price) Proctor.

Edward "Ed" Proctor was born October 2, 1880, in Kentucky, and died November 28, 1957, in Logan Co., KY, at age 76. Buried in Berea Christian Cemetery, Logan Co., KY. He is the son of Unknown.

Maude Frances Price was born about 1883 in Kentucky, and died December 15, 1928, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 45. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Edward "Ed" Proctor and Maude Frances Price were married about 1902 in Kentucky.

Edward "Ed" Proctor and Maude Frances (Price) Proctor had one child:

  1. Nancy Elizabeth "Betty" Proctor: Born about 1906 in Kentucky; Died Unknown. Married September 20, 1924, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, to Ernest Crawford Moore: Born November 6, 1901, in Rockbridge Co., VA; Died January 17, 1938, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 26). Buried in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, KY.

Edward "Ed" Proctor and Maude Frances (Price) Proctor were divorced about 1925 in Kentucky.

Edward "Ed" Proctor then married Julia Anne Owens: Born May 13, 1892, in McLean Co., KY; Died December 22, 1984, in Russellville, Logan Co., KY (age 92). Buried in Berea Christian Cemetery, Logan Co., KY.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Maud Frances (Price) Proctor were married 1920 - 1921 in California.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Maud  Frances (Price) (Proctor) Ritchie had Unknown children.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie then married a widow, Ina Lillian (Allen) Wilhoyte.

Ina Lillian Allen was born July 27, 1889, in Smiths Grove, Elk Spring Twp., Warren Co., KY, and died March 24, 1955, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 65. She is the daughter of James F. Allen of Kentucky, and Lillian Seward of Kentucky.

Arnold Weir Wilhoyte was born June 26, 1886, in Philpot, Daviess Co., KY, and died October 30, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 32. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY. He is the son of George C. Wilhoyte of Kentucky, and Mary Taylor of Kentucky.

Arnold Weir Wilhoyte and Ina Lillian Allen were married about 1908 in Kentucky.

Arnold Weir Wilhoyte and Ina Lillian (Allen) Wilhoyte had one child:

  1. Child Wilhoyte: Born Unknown; Died September 11, 1909, in Bowling Green, KY.

Arnold Weir Wilhoyte died October 30, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 32.

After Arnold Weir Wilhoyte died, Ina Lillian (Allen) Wilhoyte married a widower, Charles Hamilton Ritchie.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Ina Lillian (Allen) Wilhoyte were married May 3, 1930, in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Ina Lillian (Allen) (Wilhoyte) Ritchie had no children.




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The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 14, 1850, shows William Watson (age 40) born in Ireland with real estate of $150 is a Mason and is living in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. Living with him is Abigail Watson (age 25) born in New York. Also living there are four Watson children, all born in New York: Elizabeth Watson (age 8); Sarah Watson (age 6); Warren Watson (age 4); and Mary J. Watson (age 5/12).

Washington Lemmonís oldest son, James William Lemmon, came to Utah with the Mormon Battalion. His second son, John, came with the gold rush and went to California. After the family had been in Utah several years a man came to their place and wanted a place in sleep and something to eat. The family lived on the county road and they had that kind of requests quite often. This night while they were eating the man said "I am you son." Tamer, his mother went over to him and turned his sleeve up and there was a scar on his arm and his mother said "Yes, you are my son John." This was a pleasant surprise for the family.

Arabella "Bella" Fisher was born April, 1869, in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie was born August 12, 1871, in the 5th Ward, City of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.


Charles Hamilton Ritchie Birth Record. He was listed as Charles Hamilton Richie.


Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett was born December 31, 1872, in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, March 13, 1879

NEW TO-DAY

I HAVE THIS DAY DISPOSED OF MY STOCK and good will to MRS. J. W. LEMMON, to whom I recommend my former patrons.

MRS. G. H. CLARKE

March 11, 1879.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1880, shows Aaron Abbe (age 65) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Farmer living in Willamette Slough Precinct, Multnomah Co., OR and was sick on the day of the census taker's visit. Living with him is his wife Abigail Abbe (age 56) born in New York to New York-born parents who Keeps House. Also living there is his daughter Lorinda Abbe ( age 15) born in California to Canadian and New York-born parents. A grandson is also shown: Ch. Lemmen (age 3) born in Idaho Territory to Maine and New York-born parents. An unrelated laborer (age 18) born in Switzerland also lives in the house. Leigh Larson note: Charles Lemmen is the son of Abigail Watson's sister, Arabella Sarah Watson, who married John Wesley Lemmon.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1880, shows John Lemmon (age 47) born in Indiana to Tennessee-born parents is a married Contractor and is living at 28 Washington Street, City of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Mrs. J. W. Lemmon (age 40) born in Kentucky to English-born parents, who is in Millinery. Also living there are his two children, both born to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents: Ellen Lemmon (age 11) born in California; and Chas. Lemmon (age 3) born in Idaho Territory. Two others also live in the household.

Arnold Weir Wilhoyte was born June 26, 1886, in Philpot, Daviess Co., KY.

Miss Bella Fisher was living in San Francisco, CA, in 1891.

Bella Fisher was living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, in 1894.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Kinney were married December 31, 1894, in Los Angeles Co., CA.


Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Kinney Marriage License.


Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Kinney Marriage Certificate.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Sunday, January 6, 1895

Mrs. Bella Fisher Kinney and Mr. Albert H. Lovett, a prominent newspaper man of New York, were married in this city Monday, December 31, Rev. A. C. Bane officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Lovett will leave shortly for the East.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Tuesday, February 18, 1896

SHE WANTS HEAVY DAMAGES

Value of a Wealthy Husband's Affections Appraised

MRS. LOVETT'S HEAVY LOSS

She Thinks Her Lost Love Was Worth Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars

Suit Against Her Father-in-Law For That Amount - Peculiar Allegations of a Daughter-in-Law

Mrs. Bella F. Lovett thinks her husband's affection is worth just $25,000 in good hard coin, and she has instituted suit against her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mrs. Harriet and Henry P. Lovett, for that amount, alleging that they have alienated the affection of the said Albert H. Lovett, thereby causing her that amount of pecuniary loss, to say nothing of the attendant mental anguish. Mrs. Lovett in her complaint says that she has always been a true and loyal wife to Albert, and that prior to May, 1895, their relations were always pleasant. Since that time, however, they have not been living together, and Mrs. Lovett, jr., says that her mother-in-law caused the estrangement. The Lovetts, she says, are wealthy people, and her husband is the only son. His mother, she says, started in systematically, because she would not submit to her rule, to turn her husband against her. Mrs. Lovett says that her mother-in-law persistently carried stories to her son about her, saying that she was not a true wife to him, that she had no affection for him, and that, knowing that he was an only son and the heir to a comfortable estate, she only married him for the pecuniary advantages that would accrue. Finding that these stories did not have the desires effect, Mrs. Lovett, jr., says that her husband was threatened with disinheritance if he did not give up his wife. This awful threat was too much for the young man, and he promptly renounced the women he had promised to love, honor and support, and returned to his mamma. He was received after the manner of the prodigal son, and, after being arrayed in purple and fine linen, metaphorically speaking, was put on board a train and carried back in triumph to the classic shades of Boston. Mrs. Lovett, jr., who says that she has always been a good and dutiful wife, thinks that a $25,000 plaster will heal her lacerated feelings, and accordingly brought suit for that amount.


The Boston Post, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Wednesday, February 19, 1896

MOTHER-IN-LAW SUED.

Mrs. Albert Lovett Charged Her Husband's Parents at Boston With Alienating His Affections.

LOS ANGELES, Cal., Feb. 18. - Mrs. Belle F. Lovett has sued her father-in-aw and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Lovett of Boston, for $25,000 damages for the alleged alienation of the affections of her husband, Albert H. Lovett, their son. Mrs. Lovett is the daughter of a prominent Sacramento newspaper man, while her husband is also a journalist. Young Mrs. Lovett alleges that her mother-in-law, whom, she says, is a wealthy resident of Beacon street, Boston, exercised the same restraint upon her son after his marriage as before, and that he finally deserted her, and is now living with his parents in Boston, while his wife is in a destitute condition in Los Angeles. Mr. Henry F. Lovett is a salesman at 108 Arch street, Boston. Albert Lovett, or Bert Lovett, his son, is a newspaper man, and now works on a Buffalo paper. He has been employed on Boston papers, on Western papers, and has been the Boston agent of the Western Associated Press. Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Lovett are now travelling in California, where they own a place, having gone there in January. Mr. Lovett has recently built a house in Brookline, into which the family moved just before they started on the trip.


The San Francisco Call, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, Saturday, April 11, 1896

LOS ANGELES ROMANCE.

Albert Lovett Is Twenty-Two Years Old and Has Been Thrice Married.

His Mother's Answer in the Damage Suit Filed by Wife Number Three.

LOS ANGELES, Cal., Apr. 10. - Mrs. Harriett Lovett, in her answer to the complaint of Mrs. Bella Lovett, who sues her parents-in-law for $25,000 damage because of the alleged alienation of her husband's affections, makes allegations that tend to show that Albert H. Lovett, the young husband who has been estranged, has been somewhat of a gay Lothario in his time. Albert was just 22 years old when he married the plaintiff, in 1894, but, according to his mother's statement, he was married twice before that. Mother Lovett, in her answer, goes somewhat into details about her son's doings, from which it appears that he has had some lively matrimonial experiences for one so young. She says he was an invalid and married Bella in 1894, when in California for his health. For five years before that he was wild and reckless. In 1890, while away from home, he married a woman in Chicago without his parents' consent, and she subsequently obtained a divorce from him. Again, in 1892, the young man married another woman, from whom he subsequently separated. Mrs. Lovett avers that Mrs. Bella Lovett herself had been married before she wedded young Lovett, and was a divorced woman, and that she expected by marrying her son to be benefitted materially. She claims that one reason why her son did not like his wife because she was continually asking him for money when he had none to give. Albert and his mother went on a trip to Boston, which the wife objected to, and which she claims was undertaken at the urgent request of her mother-in-law. In her answer, Mrs. Harriet Lovett says that, instead of trying to influence her son to take him, and said if she did not furnish him with funds to get away from his wife he would leave on a freight car, or would go on foot, or would "join a circus." The circus threat appears to have proven potential, for Mrs. Lovett bought her son a ticket and whisked him away to Boston. The old people are reputed to be quite wealthy, but they deny this, and say Mrs. Bella Lovett is not entitled to one cent for having inveigled their wayward son into his third unfortunate marriage.


The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, Saturday, April 11, 1896

THREE WIVES IN FOUR YEARS.

Career of a Young Man From Boston.

IS ONLY TWENTY-TWO NOW.

PARENTS DENY ALIENATING HIS AFFECTIONS.

Sensational Facts Alleged by Defendants in a Los Angeles Damage Suit.

Special Dispatch to the Chronicle. LOS ANGELES, April 10. - Mrs. Bella Lovett's suit to recover $25,000 damages for the alienation of her husband's affections bids fair to become celebrated. Bella wooed and won Albert H. Lovett against the wishes of the elder Lovetts, who are fairly well known in this city and much more so in Boston, and if the statements of his parents are to be believed, she also succeeded in overcoming the better judgment of the young man himself when she prevailed upon him to make his ma her mother-in-law. In Bella Lovett's complaint filed in the Superior Court in February she alleged various reasons why the old folks should reimburse her in the amount named, her chief accusation being that they had entered into a systematic scheme to separate her from their son, and by false representations had succeeded in their design. The answers of the young man's parents were made known to-day. Mrs. Harriet Lovett, mother of the husband in litigation, plunges at once into the merits of the controversy by alleging that the son, instead of evincing sincere affection for his wife at all times, showed dislike for her and said he did not want to live with her. Mrs. Lovett says she could not have opposed her son's marriage with Mrs. Bella because the marriage was a complete surprise to her; that she did not know the woman at that time at all, but after the marriage did what she could to make things pleasant for them in her temporary home in Los Angeles. She also denies that she told her son his wife was untrue to him or had married him for money, or that she tried to get him away from her. There was a trip to Boston, taken by Albert and his mother, which the wife objected to. In her answer, Mrs. Harriett Lovett says that instead of trying to influence her son to take this trip, he implored her to take him, and said if she did not furnish him with funds to get away from his wife he would leave on a freight car or would go on foot, or, dreadful contingency, would join the circus. The circus threat appears to have proved potential, because Mrs. Lovett bought her son a ticket and whisked him away to Boston. Mrs. Lovett goes somewhat into details about her son, and from her statements he has had some pretty lively experiences. His mother says that in 1894, when he married Mrs. Bella, he was just 22 years old and she was several years older; that he was an invalid and had been brought to California for his health. For five years before that he was wild and reckless. In 1890, while away from home, he married a woman in Chicago without his parents' consent, and she subsequently obtained a divorce from him. Again, in 1892, the young man married another woman, from whom he subsequently separated. Mrs. Lovett avers that Mrs. Bella herself was a divorced woman, and that she expected by marrying her son to be benefited materially. She claims that one reason why her son did not like his wife was because the latter was continually asking him for money when he had none to give her; and she further alleges, though very indefinitely, that another cause of the desertion of his wife by Albert was the misconduct of the plaintiff Bella. Papa Lovett's counter allegations are much to the same effect.


Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) Lovett filed for divorce from Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett on November 3, 1898, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Friday, November 4, 1898

Court Notes

Suits for divorce were commenced yesterday by Emma V. Ambrose against George A. Ambrose, Luzia Luy against Michael Luy, and Bella F. Lovett against Albert H. Lovett.


On Wednesday, May 18, 1898, Charles F. Lemmon was conferred the degree of D. D. S. at the University of California College of Dentistry, Berkeley, CA.

Maxwell's Los Angeles City Directory and Gazetteer of Southern California 1898 shows: Lemmon Arabella (widow J. W.) r. 2120 Oak.

Los Angeles City Directory 1899 shows: Lemmon Arabella (widow J. W.) r. 2120 Oak.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) Lovett were divorced March 2, 1899, in Los Angeles Co., CA. She received the divorce upon grounds of his desertion. Resided in Pomona, CA.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Friday, March 3, 1899

THE LOVETT DIVORCE.

Judge Trask granted a decree to Bella F. Lovett yesterday divorcing her from A. H. Lovett on the grounds of desertion and non-support. The parties were married on Dec. 31, 1894, and have resided at Pomona.


Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) Lovett were married Saturday, July 22, 1899, in Los Angeles Co., CA.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Tuesday, July 25, 1899

NOTES AND PERSONALS.

Mrs. Bella Lovett and C. H. Ritchie were married Saturday, July 22. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie will spend a few weeks at Catalina Island.


San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA, Volume 87, Number 153, April 22, 1900

WARREN M. WATSON HAS RETIRED FROM BUSINESS

OAKLAND. April 21. - W. M. Watson, who has been the head of the W. M. Watson Company, one of the largest wholesale liquor firms in Oakland, has turned his company into a stock concern, and left this week for the Paris Exposition and a trip around the world, accompanied by his wife. Mr. Watson has disposed of his business to a number of his employes and his nephew. Those who now control the company are: C. T. Lemmon, Mr. Watson's nephew; J. J. Carroll of the Louvre. T. W. Sigourney, who has been the head of the store for many years; L. S. Farr, who has been the head bookkeeper, and P. O'Kane, the chief outside man of the company. Mr. Watson retains only a small Interest. W. M. Watson has 'always been one of the leaders in Oakland business circles and has been at the head and front of all moves for the benefit of the city. He will be gone abroad for more than a year.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1900, shows Orrin Abbey (age 85) born January 1815 in England to English-born parents is a widower and is living in Beaver Dam Precinct, Washington Co., OR. He cannot read or write, and is a Naturalized citizen of unknown immigration date. He is a Boarder living with a Farmer family of six named Hamel. Orrin Abbey was misspelled as Orrin Abber.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1900, shows Charles F. Lemmon (age 22) born June 1877 in Idaho to Massachusetts-born parents is an unmarried Wine Merchant and is lodging at 530 Tenth Street, 5th Ward, City of Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1900, shows Marabella Lemmon (age 51) born September 1848 in Kentucky to Kentucky and Louisiana-born parents with 2 of the 3 children born to her still alive and married for 33 years is a Widowed head of household who owns her home with a mortgage and is living at 2120 Oak Street, 5th Ward, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with her are: her son-in-law, Charles H. Ritchie (age 28) born August 1871 in Michigan to Scottish and New York-born parents, who is in Advertising; and her childless newly-wed daughter, Bella F. Ritchie (age 29) born April, 1871, in California to Virginia and Kentucky-born parents. Five Boarders and one Servant are also living in the household.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows John W. Lemmon (age 68) born August, 1831, in Illinois to Virginia and Ohio-born parents is a Farmer who owns his farm free of a mortgage and is living in Beaver Dam Precinct, Washington Co., OR.

John Wesley Lemmon died October 23, 1902, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, at age 71.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows Charles F. Lemmon (age 32) born in Idaho to Illinois and Kansas-born parents is a married General Practice Dentist in his first marriage who is renting his home and is living on Ash Street, City of San Buena Ventura, Ventura Twp., Ventura Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of nine years, Isabel E. Lemmon (age 31) born in California to English Canadian-born parents and in her first marriage, with both of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his two children, both born in California to Idaho and California-born parents: daughter, Jessie V. Lemmon (age 8); and Warren W. Lemmon (age 4).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1910, shows Charles H. Ritchie (age 38) born in Michigan to Scottish and Wisconsin-born parents is a widowed Wholesale Furniture Dealer who owns his home with a mortgage and is living at 833 Victoria Avenue, City of Ocean Park, Ballona Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 12 years, Bella F. Ritchie (age 41) born in California to Maryland and Kentucky-born parents, and in her second marriage, with both of the children born to her still alive. Also living with him are: his son, C. Fisher Ritchie (age 9) born in California to Michigan and California-born parents; his son, Ralph S. Ritchie (age 4) born in California to Michigan and California-born parents; and his adopted daughter, Ruth Ritchie (age 4) born in California to St. Italian and United States-born parents.

Albert Henry "Bert" Lovett died October 21, 1915, at the Oxford Hotel, Washington, DC, at age 42. Buried in Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., MA.


The Washington Post, Washington, DC, Saturday, Thursday, October 21, 1915

DEATH OF ALBERT H. LOVETT

Member of Staff of Washington Post Succumbs to Uremic Poisoning.

Albert H. Lovett, 45 years old, a member of the local staff of The Washington Post, died suddenly yesterday afternoon in his rooms at the Oxford Hotel from uremic poisoning. Mr. Lovett spent a portion of his life in Mexico, where for a long time he was managing editor of the Mexican Herald, the leading daily in the Mexican capital published in English. He had at various times held positions on newspapers in New York, Boston, St. Louis, Chicago and at San Francisco and other points on the Pacific coast. While a resident of the City of Mexico he was also connected with the national government as political agent and in the secret service, traveling extensively in Europe, China, Japan, Russia and other foreign countries for the Diaz administration. Following Diaz's retirement, Mr. Lovett came back to the United States in the interest one one of the contending factions. Mr. Lovett was a native of Los Angeles, Cal., where his father for years was prominently identified with the financial and banking interests of that city and the development of the section. Efforts are being made to locate his relatives.


The San Bernardino County Sun, San Bernardino Co., CA, Thursday, October 21, 1915

Albert H. Lovett, 45 years, the Oxford Hotel, 15th street and Pennsylvania avenue.


The Star, Washington, DC, Saturday, October 23, 1915

Albert H. Lovett Is Dead in East. Seek to Locate His Father

Does anybody know a rancher by the name of Lovett in San Bernardino county? His son, Albert H. Lovett, is dead in Washington, D. C., and the newspaper with which he was connected as a reporter last night asked THE SUN to locate Lovett, Sr. All directories fail to show Lovett's address in or near San Bernardino. If this should reach Lovett, Sr., he should at once communicate with THE SUN for the address he is to telegraph instructions.


Arnold Weir Wilhoyte died October 30, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 32. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY.


Arnold Weir Wilhoyte Death Certificate.


Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Kinney) (Lovett) Ritchie died December 2, 1919, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 50.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, December 28, 1919

FORMER RESIDENT PASSES

Mrs. C. H. Ritchie Dies at Home in Pasadena, California. Friends in the city have received the news of the death of Mrs. C. H. Ritchie of Pasadena, who will be remembered by pioneers of the city as Belle Lemon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lemon. Mr. Lemon was connected with the stage line in the early days. Speaking of her death a Pasadena paper says:

Many Pasadenans will learn with keen regret of the death yesterday of Mrs. C. H. Ritchie of 2095 East Colorado street. Though prominent in women's club life of southern California, she had not taken a very active interest in that work in the short time she had lived here, and is probably best known locally because of being director of the Pasadena Food Center during the war. She gave so generously of her time and energies for wartime purposes here and as a speaker in other parts of the Southland that her health failed and for several months she has been rapidly failing. Mrs. Ritchie was more prominent in club life while living at Santa Monica and Venice than since moving to Pasadena two years ago. She was chairman of the district Federation of Women's clubs, an active member and official of the Sunshine club, was a past president of the first district of California Congress of Mothers and P. T. A. of which she was parliamentarian at the time of her death. She was a member of the Shakespeare club and active in the work of the department of science of government.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 9, 1920, shows Charles H. Ritchie (age 48) born in Michigan to United States-born parents and in his first marriage is a married Commercial Traveler in Furniture who owns his home free of a mortgage and is living at 2095 East Street, Lamanda Dist., Pasadena Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him are: his unmarried son, Charles F. Ritchie (age 19) born in California to Michigan and California-born parents; his unmarried son, Ralph S. Ritchie (age 14) born in California to Michigan and California-born parents; and his unmarried daughter, Ruth Ritchie (age 13) born in California to Italian and United States-born parents. A widowed Housekeeper also lives in the household.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 5, 1920, shows Charles F. Lemmon (age 42) born in Idaho to Illinois and Missouri-born parents is a married Dentist with his Own Office who is renting his home and is living at 120 West Haley Street, 5th Ward, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Isabel E. Lemmon (age 40) born in California to English Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in California to Idaho and California-born parents: daughter, Jessie V. Lemmon (age 18); and Warren W. Lemmon (age 14).

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Maud F. Unknown were married 1920 - 1921 in California.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Sunday, September 14, 1924

Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton Ritchie of 2125 East Colorado street, Pasadena, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Proctor, to Ernest Crawford Moore of Lexington, Va., the ceremony to take place at the Ritchie home Saturday evening, the 20th inst. The bride will be given in marriage by Mr. Ritchie and the bridal party will include Mrs. W. D. Hammond of Los Angeles as matron of honor, Miss Elizabeth Allen and Miss Elizabeth McFarver, both of Bowling Green, Ky., as bridesmaids. Joseph L. Peterson of Salt Lake City will be best man. After the wedding reception Mr. Moore and his bride will leave for their honeymoon at Catalina. Miss Proctor was recently graduated from Logan College, Russelville, Ky., and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Sorority.


Ernest Crawford Moore and Nancy Elizabeth "Betty" Proctor were married September 20, 1924, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.


Ernest Crawford Moore and Nancy Elizabeth "Betty" Proctor Marriage Record.


Maude Frances (Price) (Proctor) Ritchie died December 15, 1928, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 45.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Sunday, December 16, 1928

DEATHS

RITCHIE, At South Pasadena. December 15, 1928, Mrs. Maude Frances Ritchie, aged 45 years, a native of Kentucky, beloved wife of Charles H. Ritchie and mother of Mrs. Ernest C. Moore of South Pasadena. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Turner, Stevens & Berry, 1000 Fremont avenue, South Pasadena, Monday at 2 p.m. Interment, Hollywood Cemetery.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Dr. Charles F. Lemmon (age 51) born in Idaho to Illinois and Missouri-born parents is a married Dentist on his Own Account who owns his home worth $15,000 and is living at 2325 Wellington Avenue, 5th Ward, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Isabelle Lemmon (age 51) born in California to English Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in California to Idaho and California-born parents: daughter, Jessie Lemmon (age 28), a School Teacher; and Warren Lemmon (age 24), an Artist on his Own Account.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Charles H. Ritchie (age 58) born in Michigan to Scottish and Canadian-born parents and first married at age 28 is a widowed Furniture Salesman who owns his home valued at $25,000 and is living at 506 Orange Grove Avenue, South Pasadena, San Gabriel Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is a divorced Housekeeper, Bertha Norris (age 56) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents and first married at age 22, a Housekeeper in a Private Home.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 30, 1930, shows Ralph S. Ritchie (age 29) born in California to Michigan and California-born parents and first married at age 21 is a Phonograph Recording Office Manager who owns his home valued at $0,000 and is living at 1429 26th Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Irene Ritchie (age 28) born in Iowa to Michigan and Iowa-born parents and first married at age 16.

Charles Hamilton Ritchie and Ina Allen Wilhoyte were married May 3, 1930, in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Co., CA.


The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Sunday, May 18, 1930

Bowling Green Society

The marriage of Mrs. Arnold Weir Wilhoyte of Pittsburgh, Penn., formerly of Bowling Green, and Mr. Charles Hamilton Ritchie of South Pasadena, Calif., has been announced by the bride's  mother, Mrs. James Ford Allen. The wedding occurred Saturday, May 4, 1930, at Santa Barbara, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie are at home at 506 Orange Grove, South Pasadena. Mrs. Ritchie was formerly Miss Ina Allen.


Charles Hamilton Ritchie (age 57), son of Thos. Ritchie and Jane Wescott, a resident of South Pasadena, and Ina (Allen) Wilhoyte (age 37), daughter of James Allen and Lillian Seward, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, were married May 3, 1930, in Los Angeles Co., CA.


Charles Hamilton Ritchie died Tuesday, April 9, 1935, at his home, South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 63.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, Thursday, April  11, 1935

OBITUARY

CHARLES H. RITCHIE

Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow for Charles H. Ritchie, 64 years of age, Southern California furniture man, who died of heart disease Tuesday at his home, 506 Orange Grove Avenue, South Pasadena. Services will be conducted from Cabot's Funeral Parlor, 27 Chestnut street, Pasadena, and interment in Hollywood Cemetery will follow. He leaves his widow, two sons, Ralph H. and Fisher Ritchie, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Johnson.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows John E. Davis (age 47) born in Pennsylvania, and 5 years ago was living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, and with 2 years of College, is a married Chef at a Private Club who rents his home for $16/month and is living at 642 Orange Grove, City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Davis (age 37) born in Kentucky, and 5 years ago was living in South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, and with 4 years of High School, a Waitress at a Private Club; and his widowed sister-in-law, Ina Ritchie (age 51) born in Kentucky, and 5 years ago was living in South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, and with 1 year of College.

In 1941, Warren Lemmon was still an Artist living with his parents in Santa Barbara, CA.

Ina Lillian (Allen) (Wilhoyte) Ritchie died March 24, 1955, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 65.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, February 10, 1963

Deaths, Funeral Announcements

RITCHIE, Ralph S., beloved husband of Florence I. Richie, father of Mrs. Florence J. Clayton. Services at 3 p.m. Monday, Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills. Forest Lawn Mortuary.


Cornell Alumni News, March 5, 1936

NECROLOGY

'94 ME - Ralph Tomkins Close, early in February, at the home of his daughter, Elinor A. Close Cushman '11, in San Luis Rey, Calif. For some years he was superintendent of the Consolidated Gas Company of New York, then with the Westinghouse Construction Company, and was one of the seventeen Cornellians who in 1930 were associated with the Philadelphia, Pa., office of United Engineers and Constructors, Inc. He built the railroad terminal in the business center of Alberta, Can. Son, Ralph T. Close, Jr. '30.


Spouse:
  William Archibald McKay (1848 - 1931)

Mar. 13, 1866
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Jul. 24, 1919
Wailuku
Maui County
Hawaii, USA

Burial:
Iao Community Cemetery
Wailuku
Maui County
Hawaii, USA

Catherine Louise "Kittie" Ritchie McKay

Beloved Teacher Goes To Last Rest

Mrs. W. A. McKay Dies Peacefully At Her Home Thursday After A
Long Illness -- Had Helped Girls Greatly

Peace came to Mrs. Catherine McKay, wife of Judge William A. McKay yesterday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock, after an illness which had lasted for many months. Mrs. McKay had not been publicly seen In Wailuku since Christmas time in 1918, her last appearance having been made at the Wailuku Union church Christmas services.
In the passing of Mrs. McKay Wailuku loses a citizen and woman whom all loved and respected. She was interested in everything that tended for the betterment of the boys and girls, and her particular field was the girls. Many a young woman of Wailuku owes her start in life to the interest which Mrs. McKay took in teaching her to be self reliant and supporting. Catherine Ritchie McKay was born in Detroit, Michigan, March 13, 1866. She came to Maui as a school teacher in 1890 and taught at the Waihee School for two years. She was married to W. A. McKay, July 25, 1893, but continued her teaching and taught for 25 years. At the time of Hawaii's annexation to the United States she was the government postmistress, which position she had held for about three years.
She is survived by her husband Judge William McKay, and two brothers Charles H. Ritchie of Pasadena, California, Robbie Ritchie of Detroit, Michigan, and a sister Mrs. Hamilton Johnson of Los Angeles. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Wailuku Union church, Rev. R. B. Dodge officiating. The Internment will be at the Wailuku cemetery.

The Maui News, July 25, 1919, pg 1