Henry Milton Ritter (1847-1904)

Henry Milton Ritter was born on February 6, 1847 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was one of the eight children of Henry and Mary Wonderlich Ritter, who opened the first merchant tailor establishment in the town in 1837. The younger Ritter was educated at the town schools and then entered the local Dickinson College with the class of 1867. He withdrew after one year, however, and completed business school training at the Eastman Business College in New York soon after. Ritter returned to Carlisle, entered his father's business, and ran the store in Carlisle for many years.

In January 1868, Ritter married M. Maybury Hassler of Carlisle, and the couple had three children. Henry Milton Ritter died in Carlisle on December 17, 1904. He was fifty-seven years old.

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