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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary–Mr. Kirby Rivers

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MR. KIRBY RIVERS
Chesterfield, S.C., Feb. 14. - Mr. Kirby Rivers, 60, died at his home on Tuesday. He had been in feeble health for a number of years. Mr. Rivers was one of Chesterfield county’s most prominent citizens. He served the county as superintendent of education for three terms, from 1904 to 1912. Mr. Rivers is survived by his wife, who was Miss Cora Smith, of Wadesboro, and by the following children: Lawton, Martin, Furman and Walter Rivers, and Misses Sarah Belle, Iris, and Elizabeth Rivers. [1]

Kirby Rivers was born 10 February 1876 to Malachi J. Rivers and Sarah Boatwright Rivers. He married Cora Smith on 10 April 1907. They had eight (8) children; 3 daughters and 5 sons. One son – John Robert (8 Nov 1913-2 June 1914) died young. [2] [3]

Kirby Rivers died on 11 February 1936 [4] and was buried on 12 February 1936 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.[5] [6]








[1] Mr. Kirby Rivers obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 13 February 1936, Page 1.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #20, Page 76A, Line 46, Dwelling 63, Family 63, Household of Mally J. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 2 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
[3] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, Page 741. Tombstone of Kirby RIVERS; 10 February 1876–11 February 1926, Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[4] Kirby RIVERS, death certificate 500044 (11 February 1936), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[5] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, Page 741. Tombstone of Kirby RIVERS; 10 February 1876–11 February 1926, Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[6] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Kirby Rivers; (10 February 1876–11 February 1936); Memorial # 34346698; Record of the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 11 March 2011.









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