Ralph Stevens Ritchie


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Ralph Stevens Ritchie was born September 4, 1905, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA, and died February 7, 1963, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 57. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. He is the son of Charles Hamilton Ritchie of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, and Arabella "Bella" (Fisher) (Lemmon) Unknown of California.

Florence Irene Anderson was born September 30, 1904, in Iowa, and died February 10, 1979, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 74. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. She is the daughter of George S. Anderson of Iowa, and  Jane M. "Jessie/Jenny" Wills of Iowa.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Irene Anderson were married November 13, 1923, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Irene (Anderson) Ritchie had one child:

  1. Florence Jacqueline Ritchie: Born July 22, 1925, in Los Angeles Co., CA; Died October 27, 1969, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 44). Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married July 19, 1960, in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV, to John Henry Clayton, MD: Born June 11, 1895, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA; Died May 13, 1993, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 97). Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Irene (Anderson) Ritchie were divorced before 1940 in California.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie then married Opal Beulah (Bradbury) Tuthill.

Bert Edward Tuthill Jr. was born September 3, 1899, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, IA, and died July 11, 1952, in San Bernardino, CA, at age 52. He is the son of Bert Edward Tuthill of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, and Frances Gertrude Veltoff of Cerro Gordo Co., IA.

Opal Beulah Bradbury was born July 25, 1905, in Allison, Decatur Co., KS, and died July 4, 1943, in Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, at age 37. Buried in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA. She is the daughter of Thomas Milton Bradbury, and Jessie Barker.

Bert Edward Tuthill Jr. and Beulah Pearl "Opal" Barker were married about 1924 in Unknown.

Bert Edward Tuthill and Opal Beulah (Barker) Tuthill had one child:

  1. Muriel Louise Tuthill: Born November 12, 1925, in Los Angeles Co., CA; Died December 28, 2002, in Unknown (age 77). Married (1) about 1950 to Unknown Bradley: Born Unknown; Unknown. Married (2) about 1953 to Unknown Wilson: Born Unknown; Unknown. Married (3) to Unknown Stuck: Born Unknown; Unknown.

Bert Edward Tuthill Jr. and Opal Beulah (Bradbury) Tuthill were separated before 1930, and were divorced before 1940 in California.

Opal Beulah (Bradbury) Tuthill then married Ralph Stevens Ritchie.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Opal Beulah (Bradbury) Tuthill were married before 1940 in California.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Opal Beulah (Bradbury) (Tuthill) Ritchie had no children.

James Lawrence Chapman was born May 28, 1896, in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA, and died September 26, 1965, at Woodland Park Hospital, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, at age 69. Buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. He is the son of William Lewis Chapman of Jackson, Parke Co., IN, and Emma Esslinger of Wapello Co., IA.

Florence Erma Inman was born about 1904 in Imogene, IA, and died Unknown. She is the daughter of Frank DeVasse Inman of Madison, Dane Co., WI, and Florence Emma Wheeler of Monmouth, IA.

James Lawrence Chapman and Florence Erma Inman were married January 28, 1923, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA.

James Lawrence Chapman and Florence Erma (Inman) Chapman had no children.

James Lawrence Chapman and Florence Erma (Inman) Chapman were divorced before 1925 in Iowa.

Annabelle Bidgood was born about 1915 in Oregon, and died Unknown.

James Lawrence Chapman and Annabelle Bidgood were married about 1938 in Oregon.

James Lawrence Chapman and Annabelle (Bidgood) Chapman had at least one child:

  1. Barbara Lee Chapman: Born 1939, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR; Died Unknown. Married to Unknown Nelman: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster was born October 21, 1893, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and died July, 1969, in Underwood, Pottawattamie Co., IA, at age 75. Buried in Hazel Dell Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA. He is the son of Thomas E. Mynster, and Mary H. Hansen.

Bessie A. Lavech was born February, 1895, in Iowa, and died 1930 in Unknown. She is the daughter of Ovela Lavech, and Millie Bell McNelly.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Bessie A. Lavech were married about 1914 in Iowa.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Bessie A. (Lavech) Mynster had no children.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Bessie A. (Lavech) Mynster were divorced before 1926 in IOwa.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Florence Erma (Inman) Chapman were married about 1926 in Iowa.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Florence Erma (Inman) (Chapman) Mynster had Unknown children.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Florence Erma (Inman) (Chapman) Mynster were divorced before 1940 in Iowa.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster then married Reba Mae Semmons.

Reba Mae Semmons was born 1891 in Fontenelle, Adair Co., IA, and died December, 1969, at Glenwood Nursing Home, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA, at age 78. Buried in Hazel Dell Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA. She is the daughter of Francis M. "Frank" Semmons, aand Emily Emma LaVerne Brown.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Reba Mae Semmons were married Unknown.

Thomas Hoyer "Tom" Mynster and Reba Mae (Semmons) Mynster had no children.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Erma (Inman) (Chapman) Mynster were married November 28, 1943, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Erma (Inman) (Chapman) (Mynster) Ritchie had no children.




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Ralph Stevens Ritchie was born September 4, 1905, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Florence Irene Anderson was born September 30, 1904, in Iowa.

Opal Beulah Bradbury was born July 25, 1905, in Allison, Decatur Co., KS.

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.

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).

Jameas L. Chapman and Florence Erma Inman were married January 28, 1923, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA.


James L. Chapman and Florence Erma Inman Marriage Record.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Irene Anderson were married November 13, 1923, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Irene Anderson Marriage Record.


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.

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.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Irene (Anderson) Ritchie were divorced before 1940 in California.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May 1, 1940, shows Florence Ritchie (age 40) born in Iowa and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place and with 7 years of College is a divorced College Teacher and is renting her home for $26/month and is living at 545 Second Street, City of Chico, Butte Co., CA.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 13, 1940, shows Ralph Ritchey (age 34) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of High School, is a married General Salesman, and is renting his home for $25/month, and is living at 1809 W. Adams, 5th Ward, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him are: his wife, Opal Ritchie (age 34) born in Kansas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of High School; and his daughter, Muriel Ritchie (age 14) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of High School.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May 1, 1940, shows Jenny Anderson (age 56) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School, is divorced and is renting her home for $10/month and is living at 1725 Grafton Avenue, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with her is her unmarried granddaughter, Jacqueline Ritchie (age 8) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School.

The 1940 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 $30,000 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.

Opal Beulah (Bradbury) (Tuthill) Ritchie died July 4, 1943, in Riverside Co., CA, at age 37. Buried in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA.


The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co,. Monday, July 5, 1943

In The Shadows

BEULAH OPAL RITCHIE

Funeral rites for Mrs. Beulah Opal Ritchie, 37, of Riverside are to take place at the Preston Funeral home in Riverside at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment is to be made at Valhalla cemetery, Glendale, at 2 p.m. the same day. Surviving are her husband, Ralph S. Ritchie of Riverside; a sister, Mrs. Muriel Bradley of San Bernardino; a brother, Harold J. Bradbury of Colton, and another brother, Harold D. Bradbury, of Colton. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie were former residents of San Bernardino.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Erma (Inman) (Unknown) Unknown were married November 28, 1943, in Los Angeles Co., CA.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie and Florence Erma (Inman) (Unknown) Unknown Marriage Record.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie died February 7, 1963, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 57.


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.


Ralph Stevens Ritchie is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Reba Mae Mynster

Reba Mae Mynster, 78, of Underwood, died Thursday at a Glenwood nursing home after an extended illness. Born at Fontenelle, she was a Pottawattamie County resident many years.

Survivors include: two sons, Donald J. Diwoky of Council Bluffs, Robert E. Diwoky of Lynwood, CA; sister Miss Georgia Fae Semmons of Council Bluffs; brother Frank Semmons of Council Bluffs; six grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at the Meyer Chapel. The Rev. Joseph Henry, pastor of Hazel Dell United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at the Hazel Dell Church Cemetery. (1891-December 4, 1969)

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published December 5, 1969