Friday, March 13, 2015

Photo Number 1848

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
EE Rittenhouse Craigs
The photographer was C.E. Emery  Colorado Springs, Colo
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E.E. Rittenhouse
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Update from Iggy:
Elmer Elsworth Rittenhouse was born in June, 1861 in New York. He died January 2, 1920 in New Jersey.

"Elmer E. Rittenhouse, Assistant Secretary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, died at 1:30 yesterday morning in the Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, N.J., of blood poisoning caused by an infected tooth. He was 58 years old and lived at 22 Prospect Terrace, Montclair.

As a young man Mr. Rittenhouse worked as a telegraph operator and became Superintendent of the telegraph system of the Colorado Midland Railway. In 1898 he went to Korea to build railroads and did not return until 1902, when he entered upon three years of editorship of The Daily Telegraph of Colorado Springs. His appointment as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance of Colorado followed.

In 1907 he was elected President of the Provident Savings Life Assurance Society, resigning in 1911 to become Conservation Commissioner of the Equitable. During 1914 and 1915 he was active in the formation of the Life Extension Institute, of which he was a Director.

Source: New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1920

At Montclair, NJ, Jan 2, 1920, Elmer Ellsworth Rittenhouse, in his 59th year Services at his residence, 22 Prospect Terrace, Monday, Jan 5, at 2:30 o'clock. Train leaves Hoboken, D L & W 1:39 P.M. It is requested no flowers be sent."

Source: New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1920

Elmer Elsworth Rittenhouse married Adelaide Helper, they had three children.  Eleanor 1888, Gerald 1891, Ruth 1892 -1986

This photo went Full Circle 112 on April 7, 2015

7 comments:

  1. Elmer Elsworth Rittenhouse was born in June, 1861 in New York. He died January 2, 1920 in New Jersey.

    His family tree (and an email contact of a relative) is found here:

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ghibben&id=I2298

    "Elmer E. Rittenhouse, Assistant Secretary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, died at 1:30 yesterday morning in the Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, N.J., of blood poisoning caused by an infected tooth. He was 58 years old and lived at 22 Prospect Terrace, Montclair.

    As a young man Mr. Rittenhouse worked as a telegraph operator and became Superintendent of the telegraph system of the Colorado Midland Railway. In 1898 he went to Korea to build railroads and did not return until 1902, when he entered upon three years of editorship of The Daily Telegraph of Colorado Springs. His appointment as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance of Colorado followed.

    In 1907 he was elected President of the Provident Savings Life Assurance Society, resigning in 1911 to become Conservation Co0mmissioner of the Equitable. During 1914 and 1915 he was active in the formation of the Life Extension Institute, of which he was a Director.

    Source: New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1920

    At Montclair, NJ, Jan 2, 1920, Elmer Ellsworth Rittenhouse, in his 59th year Services at his residence, 22 Prospect Terrace, Monday, Jan 5, at 2:30 o'clock. Train leaves Hoboken, D L & W 1:39 P.M. It is requested no flowers be sent."

    Source: New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1920

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    1. Could someone who is an Ancestry member email the contact? I am not a member. Thanks

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    2. I emailed them for you. Hope you hear from George.

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    3. Thanks I did and the photo will be mailed on Saturday or Monday to George. Thanks!

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  2. I hope someone in his family gets the photo.
    Sad way to die just because of a tooth.

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  3. Dignified portrait. Impressive bio. Seems so trivial in contrast to have lost it all, just for a tooth. While it seems so old-fashioned and unlikely for our times, my husband actually had a young friend who lost her life to the same cause. It happens. Somehow, it seems almost more a tragedy than those more cataclysmic events we tend to label as tragedies.

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