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Dr Grover A Rivers

Dr Grover A Rivers

Birth
Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Jul 1940 (aged 56)
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Burial Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 62718308 · View Source
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Dr. Grover A. Rivers, 56, widely-known Muncie dentist, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 515 West Adams St. after a heart attack. He had been a practicing dentist in this city for the past 20 years, coming here from Middletown, Ind. Since October 1938, Dr. Rivers had maintained his dental office at his home.

Dr. Rivers was born in Union Township, Johnson County, the son of the late Henry and Rebecca Rivers. He was raised in Johnson County and later attended dental schools at Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana University. Dr. Rivers began his practice at St. Paul, Ind., and three years later moved to Middletown, remaining there about four years before coming to Muncie in 1920. Dr. Rivers first opened dental offices in the Little Block, later moving to the Wysor Building, where he remained until 1938. He was a member of the American Dental Society, Pi Omega fraternity, and Thirty-second degree Mason, and was a member of Jackson Street Christian Church.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Glynn Rivers, M.D., who is serving his internship at City Hospital, Indianapolis; a daughter, Miss Jeanette Rivers, a student at Ball State College; two brothers, Leslie and Hubert Rivers, both of Indianapolis; and one sister, Mrs.Siba Dudderar of Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Rivers wife, Mrs. Cleo Rivers, died in 1934 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be conducted at Jackson Street Christian Church at 11 o'clock (DST) Thursday morning, Dr. Edgar Faye Daugherty in charge. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. The body will be removed from the Meeks Mortuary to the residence where friends may call after noon Wednesday. The casket will not be opened at the church.

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*The obituary incorrectly lists Dr. Rivers mother as Rebecca. Her correct name is Hannah Rivers.


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  • Created by: Jane
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718308
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Grover A Rivers (1 Feb 1884–2 Jul 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718308, citing Elm Ridge Memorial Park, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jane (contributor 47242360) .