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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday’s Obituary~Oliver Perry Rivers


Oliver Perry Rivers Obituary
Transcription:

Death of O. P. Rivers.

Writes for the Chronicle.
Oliver Perry Rivers, son of David and Catherine Rivers, born in Chesterfield county, S. C. sixty-two years ago departed this life on September 26th, 1912, at his home in East Point, GA. If an honest man is the noblest work of God, then this man was one of God’s noblemen.  He was one of the first farmers in Chesterfield county to produce unusually large yields on his lands. He moved to Georgia and there married Miss Sallie Gailey, who with their child, Miss Mae Rivers,survives him. Mrs. O. P. Rivers, being an invalid. Of his brothers and sisters, four brothers, Hugh, of Atlanta, Ga., James C. of Birmingham, Ala., Adolphus, of Midland, Texas, Richard L. of Orange Hill, Chesterfield county and sisters, Mrs. Joseph Lowery, of Wingate, N.C. Misses Bessie and Sadie Rivers of Mt. Croghan, S.C. and Mrs. Samuel Boatwright, of Ruby, S.C. of these brothers, one--Hugh--served two years in the war between the States.  He leaves an enviable reputation as a loving father,a kind husband, a patriotic citizen and a real Christian.


Oliver Perry Rivers was born in May 1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, a son of David T. Rivers and Katherine Eugenia Edgeworth.

He married Sarah M. ‘Sallie’ Gailey on 18 Jan 1883 in Cherke, Cherokee County, Georgia. Sallie was the daughter of D. J. Gailey and Eliza Guthrie.

To this union was born one child, a daughter: Maude Mae Rivers, born May 1884 in Fulton County, Georgia.



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1. "DEATH of O. P. Rivers.," Obituary, [The Cheraw Chronicle, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, SC, 3 October 1912, Page/Image 5, col. 5. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, East Point, Fulton County, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) #36, Page 186B; Line 92, Dwelling 261, Family 288, Household of Oliver F. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 September 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T623_0198.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 114, dwelling 284, family 284, Household of David [T.} Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 305A, dwelling 344, family 344, Household of David [T.] Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
5. 1880 U. S. Census,  Cleveland County, North Carolina, population schedule, Rippys, Cleveland County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #67, Page: 488D; Line 23, Dwelling NL, Family 104, Oliver RIVERS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0958.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, East Point, Fulton County, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) #0127, Page 135B; Line 83, Dwelling 124, Family 140, Household of Oliver P. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 September 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T624_0192.
7. State of Georgia, death certificate no. 8463-I (20 April 1927), Mrs. Sarah M. Rivers; Office of Vital Records, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA.
8. 1920 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, Atlanta Ward 10, Fulton County, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) #146, Page 240A; Line 46, Dwelling 103, Family 122, Household of Sarah M. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 September 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T625_250.
9. 1930 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) #130, Page 130A; Line 19, Dwelling 154, Family 219, Mae RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 September 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T626_364.






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