William John Rivers

10 August 1829–27 November 1918 (Age 89)
Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Rivers was born on 10 August 1829, in Middlesex, England, his father, William Rivers, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Thomas, was 23. He married Rebecca Noble on 26 March 1861, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Limehouse St Anne, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 27 November 1918, in Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 89, and was buried in Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

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William John Rivers
Rebecca Noble
Marriage: 26 March 1861
William John Rivers
Henry Joseph Rivers
Frederick Stephen Rivers
Isabella Jane Rivers
Sydney George Rivers
James Thompson Rivers
Blanch Elizabeth Rivers
Alfred Ernest Rivers
Maud Rebecca Rivers
Augustus Leopole Rivers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1861Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 4
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of River , with post-medieval excrescent -s.Americanized form (translation into English) of French Larivière (see Lariviere ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (4)

    • Legacy NFS Source: William John Rivers - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William John Rivers
    • William Rivers in household of John Lloyd, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William John Rivers, "Find A Grave Index"

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