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THE WESTERN STAR, 21 February 1907
Albert W. Ritchey
Born, July 20, 1856
Died, January 24, 1907.

As announced last week, A. W. Ritchey whose home was in the city, died at 11 o'clock p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 1907. About three months ago Mr. Ritchey went to Kansas City and while there he was quite severly hurt in a street car accident and was compelled to remain in a hospital in that city for several weeks. After returning home he seemed to improve and hopes of his complete recovery were entertained. About three
weeks ago, however, his condition became worse, and upon the advise of his physician, he went to Wichita and underwent a surgical operation.

Following the operation, complications set in and in the end heart failure was given as the immediate cause of death.

The body was brought to Coldwater for burial. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 2 p.m. on Sunday and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. W. T. Ward. Six members of the Odd Fellows lodge acted as
pall bearers. A large number of friends attended the funeral and gave evidence of their esteem for the deceased.

Albert W. Ritchey was born in Fulton-co., Ind., on July 20, 1856. He was, therefore, at the time of his death, 50 years, 6 months and 4 days old. He married on October 29, 1878, in Bourbon-co., Ind., to Miss Jennie L. Perrin. Four children were born to the union - Wilbur, Mrs. Ethel (W.) Scott, Earl and Mildred, all of whom, with the wife, survive the husband and father.

Mr. Ritchey was a kind and devoted husband and father, an accommodating neighbor and an upright and worthy citizen. The bereaved family have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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