|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1877|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1941|
Husband of Mable (Marsh) Ritchie.
THANKS TO Elizabeth Wilkerson for the following information:
Charles Edward Ritchie was born in Tallmadge in 1877.
He was elected the first mayor of Tallmadge when the village was incorporated in 1935. He served in this position until his death in 1941. He spent more than $100,000 of his own money in the restoration of historic buildings on the CIrcle and in other public improvements.
Bio. submitted by Elizabeth Wilkerson.
The following is from the book, "Memories of Tallmadge", 2007:
Charles E. Ritchie
Tallmadge Mayor 1936-1941
Tallmadge was incorporated as a village on January 1, 1936 by a vote of the people, and Charles E. Ritchie was elected as the village's first mayor. He served untill his death in 1941. Mr. Ritchie contributed over $100,000.00 of his personal fortune in the renovation of historic buildings on the Circle along with other public improvements. The people of Tallmadge have continued to benefit from the charitable trust of Charles and Mabel Ritchie. Two examples are the Ritchie Youth Center and Y.M.C.A. and the Ritchie Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a Tallmadge High School senior.
Mabel Elsie Marsh Ritchie (1880 - 1954)*
Plot: Sec. Q - Ritchie family plot
Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: May 10, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5436179