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Ella Julia "Chapman" Willets
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1854
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1944
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Note: Michigan has a different birth year which is 1860..

Did she divorce George Ritter????
Did she marry a Willets??
Story has it, she lost a child on route to Kansas.Buried on the Trail.

Can not find either George or Ella in the 1910 census

1.Married George Washington Ritter on 1/25/1875 Litchfield, Hillsdale Co Mi.
Geo. W Ritter
Groom's Age: 27 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1848
Groom's Birthplace: New York
Bride's Name: Ella J Chapman
Bride's Age: 16 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1859
Bride's Birthplace: Michigan
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1875
Marriage Place: Litchfield, Hillsdale, Michigan

2.Married ? Willets


Father: Elijah G Chapman
Mother: Julia Ann Murray Findley

..1870 census Homer Mi age 10 Ella Chapman
..1880 census Homer Mi
George W. Ritter 1849 NY
Spouse Ella J. Ritter 1854 MI
Child Myrtie W. Ritter 1876 MI
Child Carrie A. Ritter 1878 MI
..1900 census Chandler City Lincoln Oklahoma
George W Ritter 1/1846 NY
Spouse Ella Ritter 12/1860 MI
Child Ruth Ritter 3/1889 Missouri
Child Eva Ritter 11/1891 Kansas
..1910 Need
..1920 Kingman Kansas
Ella Willets age 60 Born Michigan Widowed
Thomas Lord Willits age 16 Born Oklahoma born 1904
..1930 Anacortes Skagit Washington
Parent Ella Willits F 70 B-1860 Michigan
Thomas E Willits M 26 B-1904 B-Oklahoma Son




Children:

1... Myrtie W Ritter 7/17/1877-10/15/1928 B-Mi Married George Gomes on 1898
1880 Census Homer Michigan
1900 Census Fox Twp Lincoln Oklahoma Territory
Household Gender Age
Geo A Gomes 5/1879 Missouri
Spouse Myrtle Gomes 3/1800 Michigan
Child Earl Gomes 1/1899 Oklahoma
Note: Records shows Cyril Gomes as a child.
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Myra Ritter
Birth Date: 15 Jul 1876
Birthplace: Litchfield, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Female
Race: White
Father's Name: George Ritter
Father's Birthplace: N. Y.
Mother's Name: Ella Ritter
Mother's Birthplace: Mich.
Find A Grave # 11062873 Asked to be linked on 3/7/2012.

2... Carrie A Ritter 9/26/1878 Homer Mi
Census 1880 Homer Michigan
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Carrie A. Ritter
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1878
Birthplace: Homer Township, Calhoun, Michigan
Gender: Female
Father's Name: George W. Ritter
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Ella J. Ritter
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan


3... Willie Ritter 12/25/1881-11/10/1957 B-MI
Married May..

4... Mabel Ritter 1882 B- Homer Michigan ..Married Jacob Kissinger..
1920 Census Washington
....Children: Carmen, Bessie, Lena, Vernon, Jacob Kissinger.

5... Lewis LeRoy Ritter 3/25/1885-4/27/1963 B-Missouri
Married Marie Lois Brown on 4/30/1924 in Marion Co Kansas

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6... Ruth Ritter 3/1889 Missouri ..Married George Stine B- 1887 Texas..
1920 Census Osage Oklahoma
J A Rush M 28y
Eva Rush F 28y
Fredie Rush M 2y
Ruth Stine F 30y Ssiter in law widowed
Helen Stine F 9y 1911 Missouri Niece
1910 Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Evans Mcginty M 42y Widowed Black born Texas
George Stine M 23y
Ruth C Stine F 21y
Wallace Chapman M 26y Born Michigan Cousin S/O Charles Chapman
Lula Chapman F 24y Born Michigan Cousin D/O Charles Chapman
Note: Could be memorial # 34004096 Ruth Fross Buried Hillside Mission Cemetery, Tulsa Co Oklahoma..


7... Eva Ritter 11/1891-1934 B-Kansas Married John A Rush [1892] on 10/17/1912 Custer Oklahoma..
1900 Census Lincoln Co Oklahoma
1920 Census Osage Oklahoma
J.A Rush 28
Eva Rush 28
Child Fredie Rush 2
Ruth Stine 30
Helen Stine 9
....Children: Fred Rush 1918

8... Thomas Lord Willets 9/22/1903-3/1983 B-Oklahoma.. Married Doris Thatcher on 4/23/1941 Washington
....Children: Tomilyn Willits, Kathleen Willits
..1930 Anacortes Skagit Washington
Parent Ella Willits F 70 B-1860 Michigan
Thomas E Willits M 26 B-1904 B-Oklahoma Son
..1920 Kingman Kansas
Ella Willets age 60 Born Michigan Widowed
Enos Lord Willits age 16 Born Oklahoma born 1904
..1910 Census NEED

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elijah George Chapman (1822 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  George Washington Ritter (1844 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Willie S. Ritter (1881 - 1957)*
  Lewis Leroy Ritter (1885 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline C. Chapman Griffen (1844 - 1929)*
  Lyman E. Chapman (1851 - 1933)*
  Ella Julia Willets (1854 - 1944)
  Charles Edward Chapman (1861 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Mission Cemetery
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: sec 2 row 12 space 12
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Pam (Milliken) Redmond
Record added: Nov 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80934821
Ella Julia Chapman Willets
Added by: Finding Family
 
Ella Julia Chapman Willets
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Added by: KRISTY FOX
 
 
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 Added: Feb. 20, 2013
 
 
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