Husband: David RITCHIE (c. 1887-bef1919)
Wife: Letitia NELSON (1884-1972)
Marriage 11 Jun 1915 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland1
35 1/2 Anderson Street

Husband: David RITCHIE

Name: David RITCHIE
Sex: Male
Father: William RITCHIE ( - )
Mother: Jessie GIBB ( - )
Birth c. 18871
Occupation 11 Jun 1915 (age 28) House Painter (Journeyman)1
Death bef 1919 (age 31-32)2
Cause: World War One

Wife: Letitia NELSON

Name: Letitia NELSON
Sex: Female
Father: John NELSON (c. 1847- )
Mother: Letitia KELLS (aft1855-1942)
Birth 7 Jan 1884 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland3
Currie's Land
Time of birth 1700. Informant John Nelson, father.
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 7) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland4
46 Woodhall Place
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 7) Scholar; Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland4
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 17) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland5
325 Kirk Road
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 17) General Serv (Domestic); Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland5
Employer, Worker, or Own account: Worker
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 27) Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland6
23 Midmar Gardens, Morningside
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 27) General Domestic; Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland6
Occupation 11 Jun 1915 (age 31) Domestic Servant1
Residence 11 Jun 1915 (age 31) Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland1
25 Midmar Gardens (?)
Death 6 Nov 1972 (age 88) Hartwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland7,8
Hartwood Hospital
Time of Death 1830
Burial 9 Nov 1972 Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland7
Shotts Cemetery

Note on Wife: Letitia NELSON

"The story of Letitia Ritchie was very sad indeed, I understand that her health declined considerably in the wake of her husband's death in WW1.

I met and spoke to members of the Ritchie family in a local hotel after the funeral. My recollections of the funeral also include how visibly upset many of the nursing staff were who attended the burial."7

Sources

1ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Marriage Record - David RITCHIE and Letitia NELSON" (1915 Cambusnethan 628/00 0067).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
2Ian Brown, "Email from Ian Brown to Ian Nelson, 28 Oct 2014". Assessment: Questionable.
Ian Nelson, Twink, Garmancarr Lane, Wistow, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 3UW. Tel: 07901 828483. Email: ian@iannelson.uk. Web: http://familytree.iannelson.uk.
3ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - Letitia NELSON" (1884 Cambusnethan 628/00 0037).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
4ScotlandsPeople, "1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]" (Census 1891 628/00 011/00 010).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
5ScotlandsPeople, "1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]" (RG13 Cambusnethan ED 12 Page 3).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
6ScotlandsPeople, "1911 Scotland Census [images online]" (Census 1911 685/06 029/00 021).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
7Ian Brown, "Email from Ian Brown to Ian Nelson, 28 Oct 2014". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Ian Nelson, Twink, Garmancarr Lane, Wistow, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 3UW. Tel: 07901 828483. Email: ian@iannelson.uk. Web: http://familytree.iannelson.uk.
8ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Death Record - Letitia Ritchie - 1972" (1972 Shotts 569/000244).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.