Obit: Rivers, Frank Arthur (1880 - 1950)

 

Contact: Stan


Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Rivers, Callahan, Plombon, Featherstone

 

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/28/1950

 

Rivers, Frank (22 MAR 1880 - 24 SEP 1950)

 

Frank Rivers, 70, of Stanley and formerly of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), was killed Sunday at 11 a.m. at Neshkoro, when the car in which he was riding left the road and turned over.

 

His sister-in-law, Agnes Callahan of Neshkoro, who was driving the car, was seriously injured. She was taken to the Neshkoro hospital.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Rivers had gone to Neshkoro for a weekend visit.

 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, the Rev. Ralph Geisler officiating. Burial at the church cemetery.

 

Mr. Rivers was born March 22, 1880, near Red Granite. He married Elizabeth Callahan in 1912 at Neshkoro. Mr. Rivers came to Thorp in 1910 and was employed by the Thorp Dairy Co. as butter maker. He was an accomplished musician and spent much of his time as orchestra leader. He moved with his family to Stanley in 1924, where he went into business. He was a past member of the Stanley City Council and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Plombon of Stanley, Colletta of Eau Claire, and Mrs. John Featherstone of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One son, Truman, died in Jan. 1944.

 

Biographical Information

 

Bio: Rivers, Frank Arthur (1880 - 1950)

 

----Source: THORP COURIER "Old Days", 2007

 

100 YEARS AGO - 1907

 

Frank Rivers and Family arrived here from Athens on Saturday last, and Mr. Rivers has taken active charge of the Thorp Dairy Co., creamery, as buttermaker.

 

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

1917-1918 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States, 17 Sept., 1918

Frank Arthur Rivers, 38 yr. old Male. b. 22 Mar 1880, medium height and build, dark eyes, black hair, no disqualifications
Nationality: United States, white native born
Address: Stanley, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation: Merchant, Severt Rivers ? Co., Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin
Contact: Elizabeth Rivers, Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin

Signature of Frank Arthur Rivers

 

WWII Draft Registration for Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States

Frank Arthur Rivers #1044. 62 yr. old Male, b. 22 Mar 1880
Residence & Mailing Address: 132 6th Ave., Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin

Contact: Wife-Mrs. Elizabeth Rivers, 132 6th Ave., Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin

Occupation: owns his own business at 132 6th Ave., Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin

 

Signature of Frank Arthur Rivers

 

1910 Federal Census, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Frank A Rivers, 30 yrs. old white married male
Father's Birthplace Canada
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

Frank A Rivers Head M 30 Wisconsin
Lizebeth Rivers Wife F 25 Wisconsin
Trueman Rivers Son M 6 Wisconsin
Jeneive Rivers Daughter F 0 Wisconsin
Howard Rivers Brother M 24 Wisconsin
Maggie Haas Servant F 21 Wisconsin

 

1920 Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States


Frank Rivers, 40 yr. old, white married male
Father's Birthplace Canada
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin


Household Members

Frank Rivers Head M 40 Wisconsin
Elizabeth Rivers Wife F 36 Wisconsin
Truman Rivers Son M 16 Wisconsin
Genevive Rivers Daughter F 10 Wisconsin
Colette Rivers Daughter F 2 Wisconsin

 

1930 Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States


Frank Rivers, 50 yr. old white married male
Father's Birthplace Canada French
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

Frank Rivers Head M 50 Wisconsin
Elizabeth Rivers Wife F 46 Wisconsin
Genevieve Rivers Daughter F 19 Wisconsin
Colette Rivers Daughter F 12 Wisconsin
Betty Reta Rivers Daughter F 5 Wisconsin
 

1940 Federal Census, Stanley, Stanley City, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States


Frank Rivers, 60 yr. old, white married male

Occupation: Dealer, home address
Birth Year (Estimated) 1880
Last Place of Residence Same House

Household Members

Frank Rivers Head M 60 Wisconsin
Elizabeth Rivers Wife F 56 Wisconsin
Betty Rivers Daughter F 16 Wisconsin

 

 


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