Notable Career Was That of William Ritchie
NOTABLE CAREER Waa That 'of William Bitchie. the Jatanufacturer, of Hamilton. William Ritchie, who died la Hamilton Sunday, was very well known in this city. He was a'nattve of Scotland and 07 years old. Leaving the Cincinnati public schools when 14 years of age. be went to Hamilton to become sa apprentice st the machinist trade. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted ia the Fiftieth O. V. I. and was subeequenUy transferred to the Sixty-ninth Regiment. He served gallantly In a number of the big battles, and later waa transferred te the Engineers Corps of One army of ta Cumberland, where his services were notable. Returning to Hamilton at the close of the war be resumed his business connections. He organised, aad at the tune of his death eras President of the Advance Manufacturing Coanpesy, and eae of the leading business xoen ef that city. He was a com-mlsedoner to the Chicago World's Fair aad Chairman of the Committee a Machinery. He was proanlneatiy identified with tune O. A. R-. Masons aad Odd FeUo'a a. - He will be burled Wedaeeday after-noon. - .