You have Bernard but is this Benjamin perhaps correct?
Nevada State Journal 4 Oct 1940
Ritts Services to be Held Here
Funeral services for Benjamin
H. Ritts, local agent for the South-
ern Pacific Company at Golconda
who died Wednesday at the com-
pany hospital in San Francisco,
will be held in Reno tomorrow.
Rites of the Masonic order are
at 2 o'clock at the O'Brien-Rogers
chapel, with interment in the fam-
ily plot, Mountain View cemetery
A native of Aspen, Col., aged
fifty-two years, he has been em-
ployed by the railroad company
or twenty-eight years. He started
as telegraph operator, and in
recent years had been at Golconda.
He had been in failing health for
six months, and went to the coast
for treatment a month ago.
He was a member, and past
master of the Masonic lodge at
Winnemucca; a member of the
phers [sic], and during the world en-
listed as a wireless telegrapher.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Esther Ritts, and his father, Nel-
son Rltts, both of Golconda, and a
sister, Mrs. Josephine M. Day of