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Isabella Ritch Voy

Isabella Ritch Voy

Female 1901 - 1949  (48 years)

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  • Name Isabella Ritch Voy 
    Born 26 Mar 1901  Kirkwall, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Nov 1949  210 Ross Place, Westfield, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4071  Ritch
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father John Johnston Voy,   b. 23 Apr 1871, Rousay and Egilsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1938, Junction Road, Kirkwall. Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Garrioch Ritch,   b. 10 Feb 1874, Grind, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1923, 2 Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Nov 1900  Cleat, St Ola 21-0-0020 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Andrew Nicholson,   b. 14 Jul 1894, Warsetter, Cross Parish, Sanday, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1986, Dunedin, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1922  Westfield, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Harvey Nicholson,   b. 24 Oct 1924, Westfield, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2005, Sanford, Lee, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1901 census at Deerness Granddaughter of Edward Ritch recorded in "Ancestry" as Robert Voy!!
      Arrived in New York on the 29th May 1921 from Glasgow on the "Albania" a Clerk.
      Parents Mr and Mrs Voy, Albert Square, Kirkwall to meet with Uncle William Ritch, 7 Essex Street, Ellensville, NY

      at 1940 census at 504 Washington Street, Scoth Plaines, Union, New Jersey
      Death suicide by Gas Poisoning buried Fairview NJ

      Letter from Rev William Kerr McKinney (File on ANCESTRY)

      Dear Mr. Nicholson: I want to send you, your son and daughter-Harvey and Betty-my sincere thanks for the appreciative letter as well as the generous check you sent me for the service of worship in connection with the departure of your dear wife and good mother. I hope you did not think I was expecting any such renumeration for I can assure you all I was only too glad to render any service possible in the hour of your deep sorrow.

      Your marriage on October 14, 1922 was one I will never forget for as I said to you and Betty the bride on that occasion was one of the most beautiful I had ever given to any groom and for some reason or other the whole ceremony has remained permantly in my mind. You were 28 years of age and the bride - Isabella Voy - was twenty one - both of you hailing from Orkney Island in the land of Scotia, and myself from North of Ireland but both of my parents being of Scotch descent. George Marsh was best man and Mary C Corsie was maid of honor.

      I was sorry not to be able to accept Betty's kind invitation to go to your home after the internment last Tuesday but I had to attend to some business in reference to the vacancy of the Avenel Presbyterian Church and so had to forgo my visit with you all on this occasion.

      When Gray phoned me about the funeral service I made inquiry about your present residence as I wanted and expected to visit you in your home, but at that time they were unable to supply me with the information and later I learned you had lived in Ross Place but had gone to your daughter's home somewhere in Union.

      I hope and pray you may all have the faith to believe that God's love is still round about you and in your own hearts and lives. He will keep perfect whatever we commit to Him and we know, as the good book tells us, that neither death nor life nor anything else can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. See Romans 8/38 & 39.

      If you should return to Ross Place let me know when the other members of the family may be present and I will be glad to visit. I would like to meet you all with Betty's husband and baby and thus with all cherish the memory of the one who has gone on before us.

      With every kind wish to all.

      Sincerely and Cordially,

      W.K. McKinney

      Nov 15- 1949