Elsie Ethelyn Rivers

17 May 1915–September 1953 (Age 38)
Cheyenne Agency, Dewey, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Elsie Ethelyn

When Elsie Ethelyn Rivers was born on 17 May 1915, in Cheyenne Agency, Dewey, South Dakota, United States, her father, Anthony Alvin Rivers, was 25 and her mother, Laura L Benoist, was 22. She married Louis Benjamin Du Bray about 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dewey, South Dakota, United States in 1930. She died in September 1953, in Cheyenne Agency, Dewey, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in La Plant, Dewey, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Benjamin Du Bray
1911–1957
Elsie Ethelyn Rivers
1915–1953
Marriage: about 1929
Richard Ronald Du Bray
1943–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1929
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Elaine Eldene Rivers

    Female1913–1933Female

    Female1915–1953Female

    Leona L Rivers

    Female1917–Female

    Anthony A Rivers

    Male1920–Male

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1927

Age 12

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense.2 Common Americanized form of French Larivière .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elsie E Rivers in household of Tony Rivers, "United States Census, 1930"

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