Rives, Albert Gordon (1901 - 1994)


Rives, Albert Gordon


Father: John Robert Thomas Rives
Mother: Mamie L. Gordon

Birth: 12 Apr 1901
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 26 Sep 1994
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Hester Maude Burchfield, m. 22 May 1926


From Reliques of the Rives:
Albert Gordon Rives took an academic course for one year at the University of Alabama where he was president of his class, president of the Erosophic Literary Society, captain of the freshman football team, and a member of the basket ball team. He was graduated from the University of Alabama law school (LL. B.) in 1924, having been a member of the Phi Alpha Delta and Sigma Chi fraternities, Skulls, Blackfriars (dramatic), and a member of the Executive Committee, Honor Committee, and Pan-Hellenic Council of the University. In 1923 he traveled for the University and in 1924 was Assistant Director of Athletics of that institution. In 1925 he entered the law firm of Loudon, Yancey, & Brewer, in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was born and where he now resides at 832 Goldwine Street.
Mr. A. G. Rives married May 22, 1926, Hester Maude Burchfield, daughter of Joseph P. and Alta Lee (Snyder) Burchfield, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mr. Burchfield, son of Andrew Jackson (Capt., C. S. A.) and Jane (Battle) Burchfield, has served as treasurer of Tuscaloosa county. Mrs. Burchfield, who was educated at Alabama Central Female College, is a daughter of Wm. Snyder, a Confederate veteran and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Reece, b. Oct. 2, 1848, daughter of Henry P. Reece, b. Oct. 4, 1817, d. Sept. 10, 1901, and his wife, Elizabeth White). Mrs. Rives, a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, attended Judson College, Brenau College, and the University of Alabama (B. A., 1923; M. A., 1924).

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone, Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Death:        Headstone, Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p285