Joel Rivers (1906 - 1960)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Joel Rivers’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Joel so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Joel’s biography.

Joel Rivers Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Joel Rivers and his immediate Rivers family. Add to Joel Rivers's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Joel.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Joel Rivers? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Joel move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Joel's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Joel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Joel attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Joel did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Joel Rivers is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Joel's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Joel's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Joel a religious man? Add Joel’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Joel during various points of his life.

Timeline

1906 - In the year that Joel Rivers was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

1924 - At the age of 18 years old, Joel was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1948 - When he was 42 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1954 - He was 48 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

1960 - In the year of Joel Rivers's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

Joel Rivers Family Tree

Who was Joel’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Joel’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Joel's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Joel Rivers
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Joel's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Joel Rivers is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Joel Rivers died in September 1960 at 54 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Joel. He was born on March 2, 1906. We are unaware of information about Joel's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Joel Rivers? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Joel is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Joel Rivers

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources