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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Lewis Charlie Rivers


Lewis Charlie Rivers
b. 12 Feb. 1860
d. 30 Oct. 1927
bu. Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery

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Photo Courtesy of Sharon F. Corey

There’s conflicting information on the death date of Lewis C. Rivers. South Carolina Death Certificate #19982 shows that Lewis died on 27 November 1927 and was buried on 28 November 1927 at Elizabeth Church.1

DC - Lewis Charles Rivers

This death certificate is in error. Lewis died on 30 October 1927. Obituaries published in “The State” newspaper on 2 November 1927 and “The Chesterfield Advertiser” on 3 November 1927 states that he died on the previous Sunday and was buried on Monday.2 3 
 
“L. C. Rivers, 67, only brother of J. Clifton Rivers, state warehouse commissioner, died Sunday at his home near Ruby, and was buried Monday in the family cemetery near his home.” [The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 3 November 1927, page 1, col. 5.]



1927 Calendar

Lewis was survived by his widow, Mary Emily Sellers Rivers and seven children, three daughters and fours sons. One daughter and one son predeceased their father. 



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[1] Lewis C Rivers, death certificate 019982 (27 November 1927 [Should read 27 October 1927]), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[2] L. C. Rivers obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 3 November 1927, page 1, col. 5.
[3] L. C. Rivers obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 3 November 1927, page 1, col. 5.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on 15 March 2014); Headstone for Lewis Charlie Rivers; (12 February 1860–30 October 1927); Records of the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery; Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[5] Calendar-http://luirig.altervista.org/calendar/index.php?year=1927

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