Oliver Alfred Richter & Catherine C. Higgins

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Family Group Report

Husband

Oliver Alfred Richter

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 31* Oct 1854 Marshall, West Virginia  [ birth-register page 12, line 41 ]
Marriage 9 Oct 1879 Marshall, West Virginia  [ marriage-license page 373 ]
Death 18 Jun 1924 Endicott, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Macedonia Cemetery, Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia
his Father Augustus Richter, born in Germany
his Mother Rebecca Chambers, born in Marshall, West Virginia
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Broncho Pneumonia
Birth-date difference: birth-register has 31 Oct 1854; death-certificate has 24 Oct 1854.
Given/Middle name difference: birth-register has Alfred O.; death-certificate has Oliver Alphred
Wife

Catherine Clarrisa Higgins

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 9 Sep 1859 Marshall, West Virginia  [ birth-register page 37, line 44 ]
Death 4 Nov 1923 Dean, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Macedonia Cemetery, Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia
her Father John W. Higgins, born in Marshall, WV
her Mother Mary Nicklin, born in Tyler, WV
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Pneumonia Fever; Contributory: Typhoid
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 F Adelia Richter b 17 Dec 1880 Marshall, WV  [ birth-register page 154, line 9 ] (sp. 1869-1952)
m 19 Sep 1901 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 274 ] James Wm. Logsdon
d 12 Jan 1938 Belmont, Ohio  (full death-date on tombstone) bur: Nauvoo Cem.
2 M Hannah* Richter
"Harry E."
b 28 Jul 1884 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 36, 6th line ] (sp. 1882-1962)
m 28 Jul 1906 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 550 ] Vina Pearl Taylor
d 1971 (death-year from tombstone) bur: Sewellsville Cem
3 M Ira Richter b 12 Aug 1886 (died at age 1y-5m-7d)  
d 19 Jan 1888 Wetzel, WV  [ death-register page 35, line 4 ] bur: Macedonia Cem.
4 F Stella Virtue Richter b 29 Jun 1888 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 36, 10th line ] (sp. 1882-1960)
m 5 Jun 1907 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 201 ] John Arthur Kerns
d 13 Oct 1972 Citrus, Florida  (death-date/last res from ssdi)  
5 F Alma Clarissa Richter b Apr 1891 (birth mo/year from 1900 census) [ sp. d.c. 1895-1962 ]
m 10 Jun 1914 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 268 ] William Archie Wade
d 15 Nov 1972 Ohio, WV  (death-date/place from WV death-index) bur: Northview Cemetery
6 M Rufus Oval Richter
"Oval"
b Dec 1893 Marshall, WV  [ birth-register page 105, line 156 ] (sp. 1896-1979)
m 31 Jan 1920 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license, page 71 ] Eathel Cain
d 31 Jul 1987 (full death-date on tombstone) bur: Ebenezer Cem.
7 F Letitia Richter
"Aletta V."
b 15 Jul 1895 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 36-a, 6th line ]  
d 20 Nov 1917 Ohio, WV  [ death-certificate  

Notes about Children:
1) Adelia Richter - given-name on birth-register for the female child born 17 Dec 1880 is just "R."

2) Hannah Richter - recorded as "female" on birth-register, however the 1900 census that records the child born July 1884 is a "male" named Harry.

7) Aletta Richter - birth-date difference: birth-register has 15 Jul 1895; death-certificate has 10 Nov 1895. She died in Ohio Valley Hospital of complications from Typhoid Fever. On the death-certificate her last name is spelled "Richester"


Census Analysis

Head of Household: Oliver A. Richter Spouse: Catherine C. Higgins
Date / Place of Birth: 1854 / Marshall, WV Date / Place of Birth: 1859 / Marshall, WV
Date / Place of Death: 1924 / Wetzel, WV Date / Place of Death: 1923 / Wetzel, WV
Marriage Date / Place: 1879 / Marshall, WV
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Marshall Twp Liberty Township; Post-Office: Bellton Pg# no. 46
16-year-old Oliver Richter is with his parents, Gusta Richter (age 50, Farmer, $2000/$600; Germany) & Rebecca (age 55, WV)
Siblings: Edward (25), Louis (15), and Eliza (9).
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Marshall Twp Liberty Township: Post-Office: Bellton Pg# no. 12
8-year-old Catharine C. Higgins is with her parents, John W. Higgins (age 49, Farmer, $4000/$1000, PA) & Mary (age 47, WV)
Siglings: Agnes (22), Solomon F. (21), Samuel B. (17), Chester C. (10), Mary M. (8), and Frank (6).
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Marshall ED ED:187; Liberty District Pg# no. 52
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Richter, Oliver A. 26 VA Prussia-PA; Farm Laborer
", Catharine (wife) 22 VA VA-VA; Keeping house
Lines 36-37; Enum-Dwelling #407; Enum-Family #411
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:102; Proctor District Pg# Sheet 10A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Richter, Oliver A. (head) 45 WV Germany-PA; born Oct 1854; married-20-years; Farmer
", Catharine C. (wife) 40 WV WV-WV; born Sept 1859; married-20-years; 7-children-born / 6-children-living
", Adelia M. (dau) 19 WV WV-WV; born Dec 1880; single; attended school 3 months during the year
", Harry E. (son) 15 WV WV-WV; born July 1884; Farm Laborer; attended school 5 months during the year
", Estella V. (dau) 11 WV WV-WV; born June 1888; attended school 5 months during the year
", Alma C. (dau) 9 WV WV-WV; born Apr 1891; attended school 4 months during the year
", Rufus O. (son) 6 WV WV-WV; born Dec 1893; attended school 2 months during the year
", Aletta V. (dau) 4 WV WV-WV; born July 1895
Lines 35-42; Enum-Dwelling #168; Enum-Family #168; Owns-farm; mortgaged; Farm-Schedule# 152
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:145; Center District, Precinct No. 2 Pg# Sheet 6B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Richter, Oliver A. (head) 55 WV Germany-WV; 1st-marriage; married-31-years; Farmer, General Farm; Emp.
", Catharine C. (wife) 50 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-31-years; 7-children-born / 6-children-living
", Alma C. (dau) 19 WV WV-WV; single; attended school during the year
", Oval (son) 16 WV WV-WV; Farm Laborer; Home Farm; W.; attended school during the year
", Alletta (dau) 14 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Kirkpatrick Ridge Road; Lines 73-77; Enum-Dwelling #111; Enum-Family #111; Owns-farm, mortgaged; Farm-Schedule# 65
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:135; Center District Pg# Sheet 6B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Richter, Oliver A. (head) 55* WV Germany-WV; married; Farmer, General Farm; O.A.
", Catharine C. (wife) 60 WV WV-WV; married
", Oval (son) 26 WV WV-WV; single; Laborer, General Farm; W.
Lines 75-77; Enum-Dwelling #118; Enum-Family #118; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule# 90

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