Person:Arthur Ritchie (1)

Arthur Harmon Ritchie
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Name Arthur Harmon Ritchie
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 Sep 1915 Ravenswood, Jackson Co., West Virginia
Death[1] 29 Aug 2002 Little Rock, , Arkansas

Arthur's obituary found here: Wood County, West Virginia Death Notices Collection (Excerpts from Parkersburg News & Parkersburg Sentinel)

Arthur Ritchie Arthur Harmon Ritchie, World War II veteran, of Little Rock, Ark., passed from this life on Aug. 29, 2002. He was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Ravenswood, the son of Ray E. and Pearl Huey Ritchie. Mr. Ritchie enjoyed a long and happy life with significant achievements. He graduated from The Kiski School and was awarded a BSEE and BSME from West Virginia University in 1938. He served as Captain in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, seeing action at the Remagen Bridge and in the Ardennes. His noteworthy career as a professional engineer and contractor included 18 years with the Arkansas Department of Mining and Reclamation, 12 years as executive vice president of Criss and Shaver Ready Mix Concrete Company, Little Rock, Ark., 24 years as vice president and general manager of Boso & Ritchie, Inc. and president of Ritchie Realty Co. in West Virginia. He was a registered professional engineer and a member of the Society of Professional Engineers in both West Virginia and Arkansas as well as the National Society. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Ark., the West Virginia Board of Pollution Control and the West Virginia Water Commission. As a member of the town council in Ravenswood, he was instrumental in the design and construction of the Municipal Electrical Generating and Distributing System that served the town for many years. Mr. Ritchie served as president of both the West Virginia Contractors Association and president of the Associated General Contractors of West Virginia. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Bank and the Jackson County Board of Education. Mr. Ritchie enjoyed associating with his friends and colleagues. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Ark. His fraternal affiliations included Past Potentate of Nemesis Temple, AAONMS, Parkersburg, and associate member of Scimitar Temple, Little Rock, Ark., First Commander of Dowell Commandry of the Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite, Royal Order of Jesters, Court 156, Parkersburg, and associate member of Court 123 in Little Rock, Ark., and Ashton Lodge #12, Ravenswood.

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    2003 obituary of his wife, Maxine Josephine Orem.

  3.   Obituary or Newspaper Death Notice.

    2002 obit for Arthur Ritchie.