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RIVEY, Amelia DROZ 1840 - 1926


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Date: 3/4/2006 at 19:48:33

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
August 13, 1926

Special to the Democrat

Fairfield, Ia., Aug. 13 - Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia RIVEY who passed away at her home in Lockridge, Wednesday were held this afternoon in charge of the Rev. F.E. Weston of Mt. Pleasant. Burial took place in the Lockridge cemetery.

Mrs. RIVEY was born in France, May 29, 1840, and came to America while a child. For over 50 years she had made her home on a farm near Lockridge, but the last two years she lived in Lockridge. Her husband, Peter RIVEY, died six years ago. Nine of their 13 children are surviving their mother. They are: Mrs. Mary MILLSPAUGH, Mrs. J.E. JOHNSON and Frank RIVEY, all residing near Lockridge; Mrs. Henry DANIELSON, Mrs. L.J. GRAF and Miss Jennie RIVEY all of Lockridge, William and Elizabeth of Glendale and Mrs. Elmer DENNY of New London.


Added by Admin., December, 2017:

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, August 18, 1926
Page 5, Column 7


Mrs. Peter RIVEY

After a long and useful life the greater part of which was spent in America, Mrs. Peter RIVEY passed away at her home in Lockridge, Iowa, August 11, 1926. She was born near Belfort, France May 29, 1840 and came to this country in 1856. January 15, 1859 she was united in marriage to Peter RIVEY, who preceded her in death seven years ago. Practically all her life has been spent on the farm near Lockridge with the exception of the past two years, when she moved to Lockridge. God blessed their union with 13 children. Four of them, Mrs. Amelia DANIELSON, Miss Josephine ELLIOTT, Miss Amanda RIVEY and little Joe, who died early in life, are deceased. Those surviving to mourn are Mrs. Mary MILLSPAUGH, Rome, Ia.; Mrs. Kathryn DENNY, New London; Mrs. Lucile GRAF, Mrs. Henry DANIELSON, Mrs. Stella JOHNSON and Frank RIVEY of Lockridge; William and Lizzie RIVEY of Fairfield and Miss Jennie RIVEY at home. Twenty grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Christena PALM, Cedar Township and Mrs. James LIBLIN of Salina also survive.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. C. Vanderpool, were held at the home at two-thirty. There was a large attendance. Beautiful flowers covered the casket. Old hymns of comfort were sung. The pastor spoke words of consolation from John 14.

The pall bearers were Elmer DENNY, Henry DANIELSON, Louis GRAF; J. E. JOHNSON, Frank DANIELSON and Charley MILLSPAUGH. Interment in the Lockridge cemetery.

Mrs. RIVEY was a woman in whom there was much to be esteemed. Her quiet life was spent in usefulness to those around her. Her sterling worth of character endeared her to everyone. She was converted in early life and always remained faithful to her professions. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in the home, and the community, where she spent so many years.

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