Fayette County Genealogy Project

Joseph Kidwell Ritenour
Contributor D. Dorman

Biography Portrait of Fayette Co., PA
VOl.I, Page 659 -660
Joseph Kidwell, fourth child of William Mandeville Ritenour was born at Brandonville, Preston Co., WV, November 28, 1854.  He was educated in the public schools and became a drug clerk, following this until he opened a drug store in Uniontown in 1876, which he still most successfully conducts.  He is the oldest drugist in the business in Uniontown and is a careful and accurate compounder of prescriptions, also an energetic, capable, honorable man of business.  He is a Republican in politics, has served in the common council and has always been a warm friend of the public schools.  He is an official member of the public schools.  He is an official member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a man whose influence is always exerted for good.  He married in Uniontown, November 7, 1878, Sarah Catherine Rodehaver born in Pontiac, Illinois, August 19, 1851, daughter of Elisha Hagen and Eliza Ann (Wolverton) Rodehaver.  Her father, Elisha H. was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, a farmer and a road builder of Monongahela Co..  He died in St. Louis, Missouri.  His wife, born in Morgantown, West Virginia, also died in St. Louis, Missouri.

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