Rives, James Rufus (1875 KY - 1949 CA)

Rives, James Rufus

Rives, James Rufus


Father: Rufus Cornelius Rives
Mother: Mary William Elliot

Birth: 25 Dec 1875, Kentucky
Birth Source: CA Death Index

Death: 16 May 1949, San Joaquin, California
Death Source: CA Death Index

Spouse1: Bessie Cantrell


Living with brother Harry in Contra Costa, California in 1910.

From Reliques of the Rives:
He went to California in 19o1 to assist his brother, Macklin Elliott Rives, in the latter’s brokerage business. After the earthquake he joined his brother, Harry Colegate Rives, in reclamation work. He married in 1901, Bessie, daughter of John Cantrell, of Knightsen, California, where he resides with his family and where he is employed by the Knightsen Irrigating District.


Birth:        CA Death Index, James Rufus Rives, 1949
Death:        CA Death Index, James Rufus Rives, 1949
Census:      1910 Census - Contra Costa County, California
History:     Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p180