GEORGE RANDALL STIVERS, proprietor of the Interurban Restaurant of Sullivan, Indiana, was born in Meigs county, Ohio, July 19, 1856, a son of George and Elizabeth (Rice) Stivers. The mother was born in Alabama, in 1821, and died in 1883. The father was born in Oswego county, New York, in 1819, and was killed at the battle of Stone River, January 2, 1862, during the Civil war. He was a captain in the Eighteenth Ohio Volunteers. He owned a steamboat, was captain of the same, and plied the rivers from Pittsburg to Kentucky, He had this boat built at Madison, Indiana, and it was called "Leslie Combs." It was built for George R. Stivers by the Robinson Brothers. His maternal grandparents were residents of New Orleans, and at one time were quite wealthy. The paternal grandfather, George Randall Stivers, was born in Germany and his wife, Mary Uriana, was born in the same country, and there they were united in marriage, coming to this country at a very early day. They were the parents of the following children: William, deceased; George, deceased; Uriana, a resident of Des Moines, Iowa; Catherine, of the same city, and both are unmarried; Charles, a resident of Frankfort, Kentucky. George Stivers, the father of George Randall, was a Republican in politics and belonged to the Masonic fraternity. In church relations he was a member of the Baptist church, as was also his wife, until after his death, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal church. There were five children born to Mr. and Mrs. George Stivers; Harriet, deceased; Oliver Rice, resides in Columbus, Ohio, and is a commercial salesman; Serena, deceased; Mary Uriana, deceased; George Randall, of this memoir. Reared in Kentucky and Indiana, George Randall Stivers received the most of his schooling in Vevay, Indiana, and learned the printer's trade at that place. He was employed for three years on the Vevay Reveille, after which he worked for a time in Cincinnati, on the Enquirer. Leaving this trade, he commenced the butchering business at Edinburg, Indiana, where he continued for ten years. He then moved to Sullivan, Indiana, where he followed the same business for seventeen years. He sold this business and engaged in the restaurant business, moving to his present place in December, 1906. His place of business is at the corner of North Court and Beech streets, Sullivan. In addition to the regular restaurant trade, he carries a full line of tobacco, cigars, candies, etc. In his political views, Mr. Stivers is a believer in the principles of the Republican party. For two years he was marshal of the town of Edinburg and served on the town board of Sullivan two years. He is interested in fraternal societies, belonging to the Odd Fellows, Elks, Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America. He was united in marriage, December 28, 1886, to Nanie Bowers, who was born in Parksville, Kentucky, August 30, 1856, and died February 16, 1905. She was educated at the high school of Edinburg, Johnson county, Indiana. There was no issue by this marriage. For his second wife, Mr. Stivers married, August 5, 1907, Nora Shepherd, who was born in Sullivan county, Indiana, May 12, 1880. The present wife is a member of the Presbyterian church, while the first wife was connected with the Christian denomination.