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Sat, Dec. 14

Late film, TV star John Ritter had Prescott roots<BR>

PRESCOTT – Just before his death at the age of 54, John Ritter was a big star in Hollywood – but his roots extend to Prescott, where his mother was born, and where his parents married.

According to Melissa Ruffner and Elisabeth Ruffner, both local historians, Dr. Harry Thomas Southworth, Sr. and his wife, Harriet Fay Fox Southworth, moved to Prescott in 1903. Harry was the city health officer for many years.

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