Rives, George Eldon, Sr. (1866 IL - 1954 IL)


Rives, George Eldon, Sr.


Father: John Hood Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Randle

Birth: 23 Apr 1866, Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives (Ryves) p. 916

Death: 31 Dec 1954, Greene County, Illinois
Death Source: Gravestone Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Find A Grave

Spouse1: Ida Lou Clark, m. 11 Jun 1885, Greene County, Illinois
Spouse2: Angeline Rebecca Miller, m. 1 Sep 1892, Greene County, Illinois


Children of George Eldon Rives, Sr. and Ida Lou Clark:
  1. Howard Edwin Rives, b. 14 Mar 1886
  2. Helen Randle Rives, b. 30 Jun 1888

Children of George Eldon Rives, Sr. and Angeline Rebecca Miller:
  1. Dee Gamble Rives, b. 23 May 1893
  2. Emily Hood Rives, b. 29 Oct 1901, m. Thomas P. Thaxton
  3. George Eldon Rives, Jr., b. 8 Feb 1904
  4. Glenn Elder Rives, b. 18 July 1905
  5. Madama I. Rives, b. 12 may 1909 m. Harold Sawyer
  6. Anabel Rives, b. 23 Jul 1911

First marriage record says parents were John H. Rives and E. A. Randle. The second says his mother was Lizzie Badle. Perhaps this was a second marriage for her.

Alton Evening Telegraph, 5 Jan 1955
GREENFIELD - Funeral services for George Rives of Carrollton, father of Mayor George Rives Jr., were conducted at Shields Memorial Sunday afternoon. The Rev. George Mayo was the officiating minister and Mrs. L. C. Tendick was pianist.
Pallbearers were the following grandsons: Willard Rives, Carlinville; Elon Rivers, Alton; James Sawyer and Foster B. Rives, Wood River; George W. Rives, Louisiana, Mo., Charles Thaxton and George N. Rives.


Marriage1:  Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 (FamilySearch)
Marriage2:  Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 (FamilySearch)
Death:      Gravestone Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, Illinois at Find A Grave

1880 Census:  Greene County, Illinois (HOH - John H Rives)
1900 Census:  St. Clair County, Illinois
1910 Census:  Greene County, Illinois
1920 Census:  Greene County, Illinois
1930 Census:  Greene County, Illinois

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p203
Alton Evening Telegraph, 5 Jan 1955