Ernest Edward Rivers

1892–1954 (Age 62)
New Zealand

The Life of Ernest Edward

When Ernest Edward Rivers was born in 1892, in New Zealand, his father, Joseph Daniel Rivers, was 28 and his mother, Edith Maude Lys, was 23. He married Constance Amelia Kilkolly in 1917. He died in 1954, at the age of 62.

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Ernest Edward Rivers
1892–1954
Constance Amelia Kilkolly
Marriage: 1917

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1917

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World Events (7)

1893

Age 1

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 4

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.
1914

Age 22

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

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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  • Edward Ernest Rivers, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Ernest Edward Rivers, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896"

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