Rives, James Ulmer (1860 AL - 1913 SC)

Rives, James Ulmer

Rives, James Ulmer


Father: Robert Paisely Rives
Mother: Sophia Martha Ulmer

Birth: 14 Feb 1860, Collirene, Alabama
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 29 Sep 1913, Edgefield, South Carolina
Death Source: Headstone, Obituary

Spouse1: Annie Elizabeth Nelson, 28 Nov 1888


Children of James Ulmer Rives and Annie Elizabeth Nelson:
  1. Ora Rives, b. 6 Sep 1890, m. John Hughes Nicholson
  2. Maud Rives, b. 9 Apr 1892, m. Bentley Douglas Ward
  3. Gladys Rives b. 23 Jan 1895, m. Thomas Benjamin Gruneker
  4. Elizabeth Rives, b. 24 Nov 1892

Edgefield Advertiser, 19 Aug 1908
Messrs. Rives Bros.
The Advertiser extends a cordial welcome to Mr. J. U. Rives and Mr. E. S. Rives, of Aiken, who have purchased the mercantile business of Mr. James M. Cobb and will conduct it at the same stand under the firm name of Rives Bros. These gentlemen are experienced and very successful merchants, having been engaged in business in iken for the past eighteen years. Mr. E. S. Rives will leave for New York in a few days to purchase a large stock of dry goods, notions, shoes and millinery It is their purpose to pay especial attention to their millinery department. An expert milliner will be in charge during the entire year.
Mr. E. S. Rives will move his family at once and Mr. J. U. Rives will bring his family to Edgefield the latter part of September, after they return from the mountains.

Augusta Chronicle, 3 Apr 1910
Mr. J. U. Rives a Candidate for Mayour.
Mr. James U Rives, a member of the dry goods firm of Rives Brothers, is prominently mentioned as a candidate for mayor of Edgefield. He is a wide-awake man and should he consent to become a candidate and be elected, he would give the town a good administration. He came here from Aiken several years ago. It is said that as president of the chamber of commerce of Aiken, he accomplished much for that town.

The State, 30 Sep 1913
J. U. Rives
Special to The State.
Edgeflier (sic), Sept. 29 - J. U. Rives, a prominent merchant of Edgefield, died suddenly tonight from acute indigestion. The body will be taken to Aiken Wednesday for interment.
Mr. Rives, who was 53 years of age, was a member of the firm of Rives Brothers, dry goods merchants. He was a member of the town council and of the Edgefield Baptist church.
Mr. Rives leaves a wife and four daughters as follows: Mrs. J. H. Nicholson, Miss Maude Rives, Miss Gladys Rives of Greenville Female college and Miss Elizabeth Rives. He also leaves his brother, E. S. Rives, who was associated with him in business.


Birth:       Headstone, Bethany Cemetery, Aiken County, South Carolina
Death:      Headstone, Bethany Cemetery, Aiken County, South Carolina
                   The State, 30 Sep 1913
History:   Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p109
                   "Messrs. Rives Bros.", Edgefield Advertiser, 19 Aug 1908
                   "Mr. J. U. Rives a Candidate for Mayour.", Augusta Chronicle, 3 Apr 1910
Census:    1910 Census - Edgefield County, South Carolina