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Marie Elizabeth (Rittenhouse) Ottosen-Willard (1920 - 2015)

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Marie Elizabeth Ottosen-Willard formerly Rittenhouse aka Ottosen
Born in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Bethany Collegeside, Red Deer, Alberta, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2018
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Biography

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Marie (Rittenhouse) Ottosen-Willard was a part of the Human Rights Movement.

From her obituary: "Marie said goodbye to her earthly life and hello to heaven on Sunday evening, February 8th at Bethany Collegeside in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 94. She was born August 21, 1920 in Washington, DC to David and Cora Rittenhouse. She married Harold Ottosen on August 14, 1942, shortly before he was sent overseas to serve in World War II. Marie and Harold had seven children of whom six still live. They immigrated to Canada in 1967 and have called Alberta home ever since. Marie was educated a teacher, however her first love was books and being a librarian. Marie was also a social activist supporting several causes including the prolife movement and Amnesty International. Her biggest love, though, has always been her family. After Harold’s passing in 1999, Marie grieved for many years until she met her second husband, Allan Willard. They were married on March 2, 2010."[1]

Marie wrote letters for Amnesty for many years. She worked in a prison library for a time, as well as in local libraries for the general public. Her second husband Allan died shortly after losing her.

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Birth

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Marriage

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Death

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Census

1930: 206 Lovering Avenue, Buffalo, New York[2]
  David Rittenhouse 37 b. Pennsylvania, parents b. same, renting house $50, married at 27, manager wallpaper store, salary $9791, veteran WW
  Cora wife 33 b. Texas, parents b. Georgia & Missouri, married at 23
  Marie daur 9 b. District of Columbia
  Robert son 8 b. District of Columbia
  David son 1 year 3 months b. District of Columbia
1940: 55 Commonwealth Ave, Buffalo, New York[3]
  David S Rittenhouse H M 47 b. Penna living in Cheektowaga in 1935, manager wallpaper wholesale salary $3000
  Cora wife 43 b. Texas living in Cheektowaga in 1935
  Marie E daur 19 b. Washington DC living in Cheektowaga in 1935
  Robert C son 18 b. Washington DC living in Cheektowaga in 1935
  David C son 11 b. Washington DC living in Cheektowaga in 1935
  Ruth R daur 6 b. New York living in Cheektowaga in 1935

Sources

  1. https://obittree.com/obituary/ca/alberta/red-deer/parkland-funeral-home-red-deer/marie-ottosen/2061848/
  2. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7CY-4GR : accessed 11 March 2018), David Rittenhouse, Buffalo (Districts 1-250), Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 231, sheet 1B, line 81, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1431; FHL microfilm 2,341,166.
  3. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ1Z-PVH : accessed 11 March 2018), David S Rittenhouse, Tonawanda Town, Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-171A, sheet 9A, line 39, family 199, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2531.


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