John Ritchie

John Ritchie
Birth of a daughter
Catherine Ritchie
January 12, 1897

Birth of a daughter
Jessie Ritchie
about 1899

Birth of a son
Robert Ritchie

Birth of a daughter
Euphemia Ritchie
May 3, 1910


John Ritchie worked in the coal mine at East Wemyss and the family lived at 33 Approach Row. By the 1920's the coal was starting to run out in Wemyss and the family immigrated to New Zealand. Originally they went to the East Coast of the South Island to work in the mines but by the end of the 1930s the whole family had migrated to Auckland.