Rives, James Velpau (1897 - 1966 AL)


Rives, James Velpeau


Father: John Robert Thomas Rives
Mother: Mamie L. Gordon

Birth: 25 Apr 1897
Birth Source: SS Death Index

Death: 13 Jan 1966, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Death Source: Death Certificate

Spouse1: Marie Hawkins, m. 2 Oct 1919
Spouse2: Margaret McKinney, m. 23 Jan 1928, Jefferson County, Alabama


Children of James Velpeau Rives and Marie Hawkins:
  1. James Velpeau Rives, b. 5 Jul 1921
  2. Marie Hawkins Rives, b. 11 Aug 1923

From Reliques of the Rives:
James Velpeau Rives, born in Nashville, Tennessee, was educated in the schools of Birmingham and at Carnegie Institute of Technology. He served as a page at the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore in 1912, and in the Alabama State Senate, I911-I5. From 1917-19 he was an efficiency engineer for the Pittsburg—Des Moines Steel Co., at Pittsburg, and since 1921 he has been an engineer for the Inglenook Construction Co., Birmingham, Ala.

Research Notes


Birth:          Social Security Death Index
                   Headstone, Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Marriage2:  Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 (FamilySearch)
Death:        Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 (FamilySearch)
                   Headstone, Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p285