William Ritichie Dies Suddenly Butler County Democrat 14 December 1905

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William Ritichie Dies Suddenly
Butler County Democrat 14 December 1905 - DIES'gUDDI A Well Known Claimed By Dtatli.-...
DIES'gUDDI A Well Known Claimed By Dtatli.- William llik-hie, ((resident and (lie ii'iiici|iiil stockholder of The Advaiic,? M a n u f a c t u r i n g : company, on a -member of |he lioardof edu- c a t i o n and of the board of for I/ino free library, and one of (lid, honored' cilizcns of Hamilton,' is dead. ! ·· · : , Jle passed away at his liomo, 331 linclsoye street Sunday evening at live o'clock, n f t e r n brief illncus r.hout four day.-;, Mr. liitciiieJind licet! rrilU'jilly ill since last Weclne*. l.iy nifflil w i l h gall slides nnd n lilicatiini of troubles. ' His il|iic.-i£ camo q u i t e suddenly and was as is il was unexpected. He bad liecu of before year can if paid lo his ollicc on lust Wednesday as mi! iiml for nil anyone nbont him li felt' as well as usual, but at night lie '.vas suddenly stricken and from lh flrsl liis illness was critical. Ho suffered suffered much and his death was expccl- eil a| any time. Saturday morning lie rallied aiid -was apparently so imieii iii)|irov(?d t h a t his son, Osc.'ji N'. Kit ('hie, went lo tiie office, but t night he became worse again aiid it was plain to all (hat Ihe end was not far away. He lingered wilh Ilie dcalii nnji-p) hovering near his bedsiilc I I I rough S a t u r d a y night o'clock Sunday evening no fell into that sleep wbit-h knows no awaVen- '"£· Mr. Ritchie was one of Hamilton's best citizens and for a half 'cenfurv jinil more 'had been identified- with Ihe life of Ihis cily. It was here iie learned the trade of machinist anil grew into yonn^ manhood. He r nttd l(jn; .been identified with the indus- Irial ami inannfaelnring interests or the city and was considered a siib : s t a n l i a l and valued citizen. In business he was energetic and highly respected .by other -business men. In 1 life he was always a favorite and in Ins home he was n kind leveled h'nsbiiiul nnd__failicr. j '; William Ritcnie was born in Scotland Scotland May 2C, 1S38, making his age at the lime of liis dentil, sixly-seve-i years, six months and 'fourteen-.days. He received a common school education. education. He'came to this city w1\eh i of fourteen and entered the employ employ of Owens, Lane Dyer, to the trade of machinist. He was an apt scholar at every tiling he studie and his work at the sliop named so plcjiscd bis employers tbo-t when be had finished learning his trade, he was made superintendent of Hw p l a n t . Mr. Ritchie was a veteran of the civil war during wjiich he fought Uic sixty-ninth regiment Ohio Voln'h- k-e)' Infantry. After t'he battle of Murfrcesboro he was transferred to (lie engineering corps. He was with Sherman on his famous march to sea and was mustered out at -Savannah, -Savannah, Ga., hi Uic month of 'January IKGf). He was elected chief of (he loca lire department i n ' t h e year served Ilie city in Ihat capacity foi two years, discharging bis duties failhfnlly and well. Mr. 'Hilchie was united in marriage with Miss P n l l i c Nifong in was an active member-of (he Ma et f al nt tf sonic bodies and of the Wetzel-Comp ton Post No. an, 0. A . H . He He was elected a member of tli' present lioar.l of education a vea

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