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Samuel George Ritch

Samuel George Ritch

Male 1913 - 1966  (52 years)

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  • Name Samuel George Ritch 
    Born 27 Mar 1913  Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1966  Friern Hospital, Hendon, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I435  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Magnus Ritch,   b. 20 Nov 1877, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1956, 26 Alfred Street, Stromness gravestone C263 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherene Lyon Sutherland,   b. 1884, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1946, Stromness gravestone C263 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 May 1909  Sandside House, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Informant at birth was my Grandmother - his Aunt Isabella Ritch nee Sutherland

      Travelled on the "Columbia" 1-5-1955 from Southampton to Montreal a Chief Officer address c/o Mrs Johnston 28 Alfred Street, Stromness

      Executor of fathers in 1956 address 30 Fortnam Road, London
      Arrived 20-5-1957 on the "Nova Scotia" from Boston to Liverpool address 53 Tabley Road, Holloway, London a Seaman
      according to Len Wilson
      He was in the Gulf of Mexico when he was attacked. I think it was a gold bullion salvage job. He disturbed intruders on the ship and they nearly killed him. Don't know where it happened but it was on the US coast.

      according to my mother
      Beaten up in New York whilst on shore leave
      never got better, demented lived on his own on Graemsay at "Scare"

      Who has the correct story?!

      Home Woodlands Cottage, Stromness
      Death at Friern Hospital (formerly Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum) was a psychiatric hospital in Colney Hatch in what is now the London Borough of Barnet. The hospital was built as the Second Middlesex County Asylum and was in operation from 1851 to 1993. He left £4703 administrator Leslie SS Ritch his brother a Bank Manager