Ritchie, Leah “Ida”

Class of 1896

Birth: 15 Nov 1871, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death: 4 Jan 1949, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

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

Laura Elizabeth Ritchie Cress (1862-1933)
William David Ritchie (1865-1929)
Henry Jacob Ritchie (1867-1952)
George Turner Ritchie (1869-1968)
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 Allison Suther (1872-1960)
Marriage: 15 Jan 1899

Thelma Vera Suther Watts Dellinger (1901-1990)
John Daniel Suther (1907-1998)

Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Source: www.findagrave, #31610944.


From granddaughter Linda Herring:
Ida and John lived in the old log Cruse school house until their first cabin was built. Their next home was built in 1907 the year their son, John D. was born. It is still standing today. John was a school teacher in many local schools; Liberty Ridge, St. John’s, Cruse and Barrier Schools. They had two children Thelma Suther and John D. Suther who graduated from MPCI.
Ida was a baptized and confirmed member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she attended all her life. She taught at a finishing school on Gold Hill Road long enough to earn money to buy herself a watch.
The Standard (Concord, NC), 19 Jan 1899, 2.
Married at St. John’s Church Sunday
On Sunday morning after the regular services, the pastor of St. John’s church, Rev. S. D. Stefley, near Mt. Pleasant, read the marriage ceremony to Mr. Jno. Suther and Miss Ida Ritchie. Both of these persons are well known in that community and have many friends.
Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 6 Jan 1949, 1-11.
CONCORD, Jan 5 – Mrs. Ida Ritchie Suther, 77, of Number Six township and wife of John A. Suther, died last night at her home on the Gold Hill Road. She had been in failing health several years but seriously ill for the past six months.
Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include the  husband; one son, John D. Suther of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Ross Dellinger of Kannapolis, three brothers, Henry J. Ritchie of Cabarrus County, G. T. Ritchie of California, and John L. Ritchie of Blackstone, Va. and three sisters, Mrs. J. Turner Walker of Cabarrus County, Mrs. S. W. Overcash and Mrs. E. A. Faggart of Ponterville, Calif.; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.