Alva Rife Jr.

30 April 1907–5 May 1985 (Age 78)
Cheshire Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alva

When Alva Rife Jr. was born on 30 April 1907, in Cheshire Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Alvin Rife, was 32 and his mother, Myrtie L. Gilkey, was 34. He married Hazel Ellen Foley on 20 August 1930, in Meigs, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Carpenter, Columbia Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1985. He died on 5 May 1985, in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cheshire, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Alva Rife Jr.
Hazel Ellen Foley
Marriage: 20 August 1930
Worley Alva Rife

Spouse and Children

20 August 1930
Meigs, Ohio, United States


    Worley Alva Rife


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Rife



World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Reiff .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alva Rife in household of Alvin Rife, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alva Rife in household of Myrtie Rife, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alva Rife in household of Alvin Rife, "United States Census, 1910"

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