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John Newton Ritter
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1874
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1918
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA


Surnames: Ritter, Latham

John Ritter Meets Death Near Albion
John Ritter, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ritter, was killed west of Albion by a work train Friday. Two other men also died from injuries received. No one seems to have seen the accident, but it is supposed that the men, to get out of the way of a fast train, stepped up on the other track and in front of the work train. The men were employed upon the railroad. The body of Mr. Ritter was brought Lawton and funeral held Sunday afternoon, Rev. D. C. Gentz officiating. Members of the I. O. O. F. attended in a body, as also did the G. A. R.
John Newton Ritter was born in Augusta, Kalamazoo Co., Feb. 1874, and departed his life June 14, 1918, at the age of 44 years.
He was married to Delia Latham in 1891 and to this union seven children were born, of which 5 departed this life in infancy. Two of the seven children which are living are Halley Ritter of Jackson and Hazel at home.
He has been a faithful and loving husband and father. He leaves to mourn, a wife, son, daughter, father, mother, one brother, two sisters, also hosts of relatives and friends.
He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Galesburg, No. 364, of which he was past noble grand.

Copied from Newspaper clipping in an album that belonged to Ann Coombs
Family links: 
  James Monroe Ritter (1845 - 1922)
  Rosa Permelia Sanford Ritter (1858 - 1935)
  Delia E. Latham Ritter (1873 - 1952)
  Halley K Ritter (1892 - 1958)*
  James Monroe Ritter (1899 - 1900)*
  Cora Belle Ritter (1901 - 1901)*
  Clara Belle Ritter (1901 - 1901)*
  Fred Franklin Ritter (1903 - 1908)*
  Hazel Eva Ritter Washburn (1908 - 1980)*
  William Ritter (1873 - 1873)*
  John Newton Ritter (1874 - 1918)
  Fred James Ritter (1875 - 1937)*
  Julia Ritter (1876 - 1876)*
  Zella Mae Ritter Boyd (1880 - 1957)*
  Beatrice Alice Ritter Purple (1895 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Nancy Ritter Rau
Record added: Dec 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32507052
John Newton Ritter
Added by: Nancy Ritter Rau
John Newton Ritter
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