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Ethel Caroline Ritchie Heitman
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Birth: May 18, 1898
Willow Brook
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1952
Snohomish County
Washington, USA

Ethel was only four years old when her mother died in 1902, her sister Pearl was two and brother Floyd S Ritchie was only 12 months old in Willow Brook, Buchanan, Missouri. Their father remarried but died in 1909. I believe they had a really hard childhood, she and her sister Pearl lived with their paternal grandmother in the 1910 census. Their grandfather Wm JJ Ritchie had died in 1908 so their grandmother Amanda Caroline Ritchie was caring for them until she died in 1916. Their brother Floyd was raised by his maternal grandmother Sarah Jane Lansaw Cox.

Ethel married first Jacob Heitman in Buchanan county Missouri around 1916. She was his second wife and they had six children. In the 1930 census Jake and Ethel are living in different households and appear to be divorced or separated at that time. Children of Jake and Ethel are:

Marshall Seth Heitman 19161985
Marie Ethel Heitman 19181981
Edna L 'Pinky' Heitman 19221992
Lois Jean Heitman 19282002
Lee James Heitman 19281980
Erwin Marvin Heitman 19341996

I was lucky enough to speak with Lois before she passed and she told me all of Ethel's children had died from cancer. Ethel and her sister Pearl my grandmother along with her two sons John and Earl Abbott all died from cancer.

Second she married William T Bean and they had a son Floyd Theodore Bean 1937 who is to my knowledge still living.

Family links: 
  James Ritchie (1874 - 1909)
  Cora Lucy Cox Ritchie (1867 - 1902)
  William Theodore Bean (1903 - 1955)
  Jacob Heitman (1866 - 1935)*
  Lee James Heitman (1928 - 1980)*
  Erwin Marvin Heitman (1934 - 1996)*
  Ethel Caroline Ritchie Heitman (1898 - 1952)
  Pearl Edna Ritchie Abbott (1900 - 1951)*
  Floyd Samuel Ritchie (1901 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
View Crest Abbey
Snohomish County
Washington, USA
Plot: Col 1, Sec 3, Niche 41
Maintained by: Pat Shaw
Originally Created by: Owlisnapp
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106781837
Ethel Caroline <i>Ritchie</i> Heitman
Added by: Pat Shaw
Ethel Caroline <i>Ritchie</i> Heitman
Added by: Pat Shaw
Ethel Caroline <i>Ritchie</i> Heitman
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Your life is such a mystery. Would have loved to have know you and all your children.
- Pat Shaw
 Added: Aug. 19, 2016

- Pat Shaw
 Added: Dec. 30, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
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