Rives, Billington J. (1867 MO - 1946 TX)

Rives, Billington J.

Rives, Billington J.


Father: Joel R Rives
Mother: Martha Johnson

Birth: 10 May 1867, Missouri
Birth Source: Father's Pension Record

Death: 9 Dec 1946, Wheeler County, Texas
Death Source: Death Certificate

Spouse1: Della Edmonds, m. 8 May 1893, Ellis County, Texas
Spouse2: Lydia


Children of Billington J. Rives and Della Edmonds:
  1. Elsie Rives, b. c1894
  2. Marvin Rives, b. c1896
  3. Don Rives, b. 1901

Children of Billington J. Rives and Lydia:
  1. Wilburn Rives, b. c1904
  2. Ira Rives, b. c1906
  3. Lorene Rives, b. c1908
  4. Odell Rives, b. c1909

Death Certificate and headstone say he was born May 6, but the listing by the father in the pension records states 10 May. His middle initial is unclear. Census seems to say "J", but the headstone says "T."

It's not clear whether Don was a son of Della or Lydia.


Birth:       Civil War Pension Application, Joel R Rives, 1898
Marriage1: Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 (FamilySearch)
Death:       Texas Death Certificate, Billington Rives, 1946
                   Shamrock Cemetery, Wheeler County, Texas
Census:     1900 Census - Ellis County, Texas
                   1910 Census - Eastland County, Texas