Rives, Franklin (1871 - )

Rives, Franklin

Rives, Franklin


Father: Robert Franklin Rives
Mother: Isabella Pollard

Birth: 6 Apr 1871, Tennessee
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives, Death Certificate

Death: 4 Sep 1943, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky
Death Source: Death Certificate

Spouse1: Emma Van Zandt Blanton, m. 22 Dec 1898, Wilson County, Tennessee
Spouse2: Sarah McDaniel Richards, m. 11 May 1908


From Reliques of the Rives:
Franklin Rives is a prominent attorney of Hopkinsville, Ky. Senator Rives attended South Ken tucky College and Cumberland University, from the law school of which he was graduated in 1895, being president of his class. From 1897 to 1902 he was Master Commissioner of the Christian County Circuit Court. Senator Rives has long been identified with the prohibition forces in Kentucky, having been elected to the Senate, where he led the dry forces, on that issue. It was through the fight which he waged that a normally Republican majority in Christian county was converted into a Democratic one. Subsequently he en listed himself in the campaign in Kentucky to drive legalized gambling from the race-tracks of the State. Elected first to the Kentucky State Senate in 1906 he was reelected in 1908 and in 1918 and in 1920. He has served as a steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church South for some twenty-three years and, since 1913, has been president of the board of directors of the Hopkinsville Public Library. On December 22, 1898, he married Emma, daughter of W. B. and Eugenia (Peebles) Blanton. After her death he married, on May 11, 1908, Sarah McDaniel Richards, but had no children by either wife. To Senator Rives' courtesy I am indebted for particulars concerning his family


Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p191
Kentucky Death Certificate, Franklin Rives, 1943
Marriage - Emma: Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 (FamilySearch)