Rives, John William (1873 IL - 1945 IL)

Rives, John William

Rives, John William


Father: Andrew Jackson Rives
Mother: Isabella Jane Wilson

Birth: 12 Dec 1873, near Greenfield, Illinois
Birth Source: Obituary, WWI Draft Card

Death: 7 Nov 1945, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois
Death Source: Illinois Deaths

Spouse1: Della Waters, m. 27 Oct 1897, Jersey County, Illinois


Children of John William Rives and Della Waters:
  1. Harold E. Reeves, b. 19 May 1899
  2. Alberta Imogene Rives, b. 18 Apr 1903

According to Reliques, was "engaged in the real estate business in Jerseyville, Ill." Death Record names parents.

According to his WWI Draft card, he was born 12 Dec 1873, was stout, medium height with bald light hair and light blue eyes.

Alton Evening Telegraph, 8 Nov 1945
John W. Rives, Jerseyville, Dies
JERSEYVILLE, Nov. 8. — John W. Rives, 71, died at his home here Wednesday.
Rives was a son of the late Andrew Jackson Rives and Isabella Jane Wilson Rives and was born in Greenfield Dec. 12, 1873.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della Waters Rives, one son, Harold of New Orleans, La.; one daughter, Mrs. C. F. Merriam of Dallas, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. W. O. Miller of South Haven, Kan,; Mrs. Jessie King, of Carrollton, Mrs. Louis Gimmy of Carrollton; three brothers, E. M. Rives of Springfield, Paul L. Rives of Tulsa, Okla.; Thomas F. Rives of Welnsen, Tex., He is also survived by two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. The Rev. David Maxton, pastor of the Presbyterian Church will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Birth:        U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Ancestry)
Marriage1:  Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 (Ancestry)
Death:      Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 (FamilySearch)
Burial:       Findagrave - Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois

1900 Census:  Jersey County, Illinois
1910 Census:  Jerseyville Ward 2, Jersey County, Illinois
1920 Census:  Chester, Randolph County, Illinois
1930 Census:  Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois
1940 Census:  Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p198
Alton Evening Telegraph, 8 Nov 1945