Ritchie, Laura Elizabeth

Laura Elizabeth Ritchie, c. 1890.

Laura Elizabeth Ritchie and John Wiley Cress, c. 1886. Photo courtesy of Linda Herring.













Birth: 8 May 1862, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
30 Mar 1933, North Carolina

George Elijah Ritchie (1840-1916)
Lundie Elizabeth Barrier Ritchie (1842-1933)

William David Ritchie (1865-1929)
Henry Jacob Ritchie (1867-1952)
George Turner Ritchie (1869-1968)
Leah Ida Ritchie Suther (1871-1949)
John Luther Ritchie (1874-1967)
Edward Lee Ritchie (1876-1943)
Mary Olive Ritchie Overcash (1878-1949)
Lillie Viola Ritchie (1880-1898)
Martha Lundie Ritchie Walker (1883-1954)
Grace Alice Ritchie Faggart (1886-1961)

Spouse: John Wiley Cress (1863-1944)
Marriage: 22 Dec 1886, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Jay Lewis Cress (1896-1990)
Wannie Elizabeth Cress Edwards (1897-1981)
Mary Lillie Cress Walker (1900-1937)

Burial: St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Source: www.findagrave.com, #27200142.


Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC) 31 Mar 1933

Mrs. John W. Cress Passes At Her Home in Cabarrus

Concord, March 30 – Mrs. John W. Cress, of No. 5 Township, died at 7:40 o’clock this morning from pneumonia. She was 70 years old and had been in declining health for some time. She was a devoted member of St. John’s Lutheran church with which she became affiliated in girlhood.

Surviving are her husband, and three children, J. L. Cress, Mrs. Houck Richards and Mrs. Paul Walker, all of this county; eight brothers and sisters, J. T. Ritchie, Mrs. Ernest Faggart and Mrs. Scott Overcash, all of Portersville, Calif.; John L. Ritchie of Blackstone, Va.; Rev. E. L. Ritchie, of Mercersburg, Pa.; H. J. Ritchie, Mrs. J. A. Suther, and Mrs. Turner Walker, all of this county; her mother, Mrs. George E. Ritchie and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from St. John’s Lutheran church.