Tag Archives: Ritchie

James Crozier

James Crozier
b. Ireland
d. 20 April 1873, Bourbonnais, Kankakee County, Illinois

m. Ireland
Mary Woods
b. Ireland
d. 1858, Kankakee County, Illinois

Children with Mary Woods:

  • John (b. 1825) married Mary Jane Ritchie (b. 1830)
  • James
  • Margaret (d. 1876) married John McElroy
  • Mary I. married John Hood

James was a weaver and a farmer. James and Mary came to America around 1824, first settling in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They came to Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1835 and cleared their land. About 1853, they moved to LaPorte County, Indiana, where they rented land. In 1855, they moved to Kankakee County, Illinois, and settled near the town of Bourbonnais.

Submitted by:
Tammy Wilson
Newton NC
E-mail: tym50@bellsouth.net

Arthur Dean Ritchie

Arthur Dean Ritchie
b. 24 September 1883, Smyrna Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Walter and Soral (Amsden) Ritchie
d. 23 July 1972, Lake Worth, Paul Beach County, Florida

m. 11 October 1905, Smyrna Township, Jefferson County, Indiana
Hallye Smith
b. 19 November 1879, Gratz, Owen County, Kentucky
d. 15 June 1944, Miami, Dade County, Florida

Children with Hallye Smith:

  • Arthur Ormond
  • Elizabeth Anna

The family lived in Indianapolis before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1908. Arthur managed the Baltimore Dairy lunchrooms in both cities. He moved to Florida in 1939 where he worked as a truck farmer.

Submitted by:
Wendy Bole Hankins
Geneva FL