William O Ritenour (1912 - 1991)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

William O Ritenour’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of William so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit William’s biography.

William O Ritenour Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of William O Ritenour and his immediate Ritenour family. Add to William O Ritenour's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for William.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of William O Ritenour? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did William move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add William's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if William O Ritenour is a military veteran.

Middle name

O

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add William's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add William's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was William a religious man? Add William’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of William during various points of his life.

Timeline

1912 - In the year that William O Ritenour was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

1930 - William was 18 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1944 - He was 32 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1973 - He was 61 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

1991 - In the year of William O Ritenour's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

William O Ritenour Family Tree

Who was William’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share William’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

William's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
William O Ritenour
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from William's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of William O Ritenour is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

William O Ritenour died on September 11, 1991 at 79 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was born on February 28, 1912. We are unaware of information about William's family.

Memories

What do you remember about William O Ritenour? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that William is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of William O Ritenour

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources