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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. Phillip Rivers

J. Clifton Rivers Loses His Mother
Mrs Clifton Rivers headlines
Mrs. Philip Rivers, mother of the state warehouse commissioner, J. Clifton Rivers, died at her home at Mt. Croghan about 2 o’clock yesterday morning after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Croghan  today,  but the hour was not known in Columbia last night.

Mrs. Rivers were 79 years of age. She had been seriously ill for several months and the end therefore was not unexpected.  In addition to the state warehouse commissioner she is survived by one daughter Mrs. J. W. Gulledge, of Mt. Croghan and two stepchildren. Before her marriage Mrs. Rivers was a Miss Massey of Lancaster County.

A woman of many fine traits of character, of gentle, lovable disposition and strong Christian faith, Mrs. Rivers in her long life of almost fourscore years made many friends, who will join with the family in mourning her loss.

Mrs. Phillip Rivers was Huldah Massey Rivers, b. 25 Jul 1849 in Lancaster, SC to William Lawrence Massey and Huldah Meadows.

Phillip Rivers married Huldah in 1875 after the death of his first wife Mary Ann Massey, a sister to Huldah Massey. Two children were born to this union as mentioned in the obituary. 

Mrs. Phillip Rivers obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 19 January 1926, page 10, column 1.

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