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
Elsie Ethelyn Rivers
Marriage: about 1929
Richard Ronald Du Bray

Spouse and Children

about 1929


Parents and Siblings



    Elaine Eldene Rivers



    Leona L Rivers


    Anthony A Rivers


World Events (8)

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

Age 12

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

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