Rives, James C.
SummaryFather: Burwell Edward Rives
Mother: Amanda Taylor
Birth: 4 Jan 1864, Atlanta, Georgia
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives
Death: 18 Jan 1924, Los Angeles, California
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives
Spouse1: Mary L. Crowell, m. 4 Sep 1889
NarrativeChildren of James C. Rives and Mary L. Crowell:
- Edward L. Rives
- Robert C. Rives
- Howard Rives
- Pauline Rives, m. Lewis K. Ball
From Reliques of the Rives:
Judge James C. Rives was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was brought up by his parents near Downey, California, where he received a common school education. After working for a while on the Los Angeles Times, he studied law, and was admitted to the California bar in 1889. In 1898 he was appointed
district attorney, and in 1908 was elected to the Superior Court of Los Angeles county; being assigned to the probate department where he served until his death on January 18, 1924, in Los Angeles. He was a man of the highest integrity; the esteem in which he was held being attested by the fact that he was several times mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor of California.