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Notes for Mabel Iota Rivir

1886 Mabel Iota Rivir, the youngest child of Eli and Julia Ann Hosler Rivir, was born on July 21, 1886, in Noble County, Indiana. [1]

c 1890 Mabel Rivir lived in this house until she was age 12.
Her father, Eli Rivir, built the house south of Burr Oak in Noble County [2]

1893 Mabel [Mable] Rivir was on the list of students taught by Alice Prickett Adair at Burr Oak School in Noble County. [3]

1896 Mabel Rivir on student list in Noble County, Indiana [4]

1896 A souvenir for the Burr Oak school in Noble County listed Mabel Rivir and her older twin brothers (Corvin) John, Orvin (Henry) on the student list. [Photocopy, 1896 Student list of Burr Oak School in Noble County, Indiana.]

1897 School enumeration records for Noble Twp, Noble County, Indiana listed Mabel's mother Julia Holser [sic] with children Orvin (age 16), Corvin (age 16), and Mabel Rivir (age 10).

1897 "Eli Rivir, wife and daughter Mabel took in the excursion to Niagara Falls this week." [5] [6]

1899 Eli Rivir's family moved from Noble County to Marion, Wabash County, Indiana.

1900 Eli River (age 56) and Julia L River (age 58), married for 34 years, lived in Liberty Twp, Wabash County, Indiana, in a household with Orvin H River (age 20), John River (age 20), and Mabel River (age 14). The children attended school. [7] [8]

1907-1908 Eli Rivir, retired, and Julia lived at 1002 W. Third, Marion, Grant County, Indiana. They had a phone. Mabel Rivir lived at the same address. [9] [10]


[1] Family Document, Memorial service program for Mabel Rivir Good.

[2] Family Document, Robert Wolfe, photographer (2005).

[3] Rootsweb file, Noble County Genealogical Society website, [Rootsweb].

[4] Family Document, Penny North.

[5] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd., [NewspaperArchive(UM)], [NewspaperArchive].

[6] Newspaper, Albion Noble County Democrat, August 19, 1897, page 4, column 3.

[7] United States Federal Census, 1900, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[8] United States Federal Census, 1900, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[9] US City Directories, Marion, Grant County, Indiana (1907), 325, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[10] US City Directories, Marion, Grant County, Indiana (1908), 338, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].