Selena Rivers

1860–after May 1880 (Age 20)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of Selena

When Selena Rivers was born in 1860, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, her father, Abraham "Abram" Cole, was 30 and her mother, Anne Rivers, was 21. She had at least 3 daughters with Hugh Evan Clawson. She died after May 1880, in United States, at the age of 20.

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Hugh Evan Clawson
Selena Rivers
Margareta Ellen Clawson
Annie Francis Clawson
Cassie Nora Clawson

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 3
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 6
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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 (10)

  • Selina Rivers Clawson Clawson in entry for Margareta Ellen Clawson Sullaway, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Soleano Selina Rivers, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Selena Clawson in household of Abraham Cole, "United States Census, 1880"

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