Rives, Charles William (1857 IL - 1915 IL)

Rives, Charles William

Rives, Charles William


Father: John Hood Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Randle

Birth: 27 May 1857, near Greenfield, Illinois
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 28 Feb 1915, Thistledown Farm, near Greenfield, Illinois
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Caro S. Curtius, m. 4 Sep 1882, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois


Children of Charles William Rives and Caro S. Curtius:
  1. Agnes Florence Rives, b. 10 May 1884, d. 23 Oct 1876
  2. Oakley Beebe Rives, b. 21 Jun 1888

From Reliques of the Rives:
Charles William Rives, known as Will Rives, was born May 27, 1857, at the old Rives’ homestead, six miles northeast of Greenfield, Illinois, where he spent almost the whole of his life. His education was received in the schools of Greenfield and Jacksonville, and at Wesleyan College in Bloomington, Illinois. For several years he engaged in the mercantile business at Rock Bridge, Illinois, but later returned to Greenfield and died February 28, 1915, at Thistledown Farm, less than a mile from where he was born. He was a man of genial disposition and spotless integrity, and left behind him a host of friends.


Birth:        Headstone, Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois
Marriage: Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 (FamilySearch)
Death:      Headstone, Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois
History:   Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p200