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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~Walker Rivers

Obit-Walker Rivers

[Hugh] Walker Rivers
Special to The State
Chesterfield, March 16. --Walker Rivers, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Rivers, died yesterday morning at his home three miles west of town. Mr. Rivers had been sick with rheumatism for several weeks, however; blood poisoning, due to a deep seated abscess, was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Rivers was born in 1889, and was a young man with a bright future. About six years ago he was married to Hulda Gulledge, daughter of William Gulledge of this county. Besides his wife and two children, Mr. Rivers is survived by his father and mother and the following brothers and sisters; W. T. Rivers, J. H. Rivers, R. Y. Rivers, Fred C. Rivers, J. C. Rivers, Mrs. M. L. Lisenby, Mrs. J. D. Purvis, Mrs. O. I. Pittman, and three younger sisters.
Mr. Rivers was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Paul T. Wood, assisted by the Rev. B. D. Smith of the Baptist Church. 
Walker and Hulda had 3 boys between their marriage on 7 January 1912 and Walker’s death on 14 March 1916. After Walker passed away Hulda married J. Edd Allen and had an additional three children; a son and two daughters.

Hugh Walker Rivers is my 3rd cousin twice removed. 

[1] Walker Rivers obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 16 March 1916, Page 3, Col 5.

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