Pine Mountain Settlement School Series 09: Biography – Community Residents Series 19: Students MAY RITCHIE MAY RITCHIE (Deschamps) PMSS Student, 1921-1924 Wife of Leon Deschamps (PMSS Worker 1916-c. 1927) May Belle Ritchie was the oldest of fourteen children in a family that became celebrated as one of the two “great ballad-singing families” of Kentucky among folk song scholars. (The other family was … Continue reading MAY RITCHIE