Felix Henry Wills1,2

#19, b. 22 Dec 1911, d. 9 Apr 1970
Last Edited:25 Sep 2017
Father(--?--) Wills
MotherCarrie (--?--)3 b. about 1877, d. 30 Jan 1960
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Felix Henry Wills and Emma Lou Rivette

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthFelix Henry Wills was born on 22 Dec 1911.4,5
MilitaryFelix Henry Wills served in the military as a Private First Class during World War II. He was assigned to Battery B, 105th Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft). This group apparently was involved in the Battle of Kasserine Pass, a battle of the Tunisia Campaign in North Africa against the Axis forces of Erwin Rommel.5,6
MarriageHe married Emma Lou Rivette, daughter of Theophile Rivette and Sylvin Mayer, about Sep 1952 at St. Landry Catholic Church at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.7
ResidenceAccording to a city directory in 1954, Felix Henry Wills and his wife, Emma, lived at 3114 Jessamine apt C in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He worked as a tile setter for Reulet Tile & Linoleum. No phone number was listed.2
ResidenceAccording to a city directory in 1956, Felix Henry Wills and his wife, Emma, lived at 2965 Ontario in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He worked as a mechanic for Reulet Linoleum & Tile. Their phone number was 5-5112 since 1955, and they owned their home.2
ResidenceAccording to a city directory in 1957, Felix Henry Wills and his wife, Emma, lived at 2965 Ontario in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She worked as an office secretary for Power Electric. An occupation wasn't given for him.2
ResidenceAccording to a city directory in 1958, Felix Henry Wills and his wife, Emma, lived at 2965 Ontario in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He was a construction worker.2
ResidenceAccording to a city directory in 1960, Felix Henry Wills and his wife, Emma, lived at 2965 Ontario in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He worked as an engineer, and she was a bookkeeper for the City Club of Baton Rouge.2
DivorceFelix Henry Wills and Emma Lou Rivette were divorced about 10 Aug 1961 at Baton Rouge, LA.1
DeathFelix Henry Wills died at age 58 on 9 Apr 1970, probably in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.5,4
BurialHe was buried at St. Charles Borromeo Church cemetery in Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, LA.5

Citations:

  1. [S1828] The Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. news article.
  2. [S793] Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  3. [S1831] The Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. obituary.
  4. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  5. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S1516] Skylighters.com. "The Hammer of Hell: The Coming of Age of Antiaircraft Artillery in WW II". Col. E. Paul Semmens.
  7. [S1753] Wills-Rivette Wedding. "Wedding of Pete Wills and Emma Lou Rivette". 12 photographs. Film processed Sep 1952. Held by Charles D. Rivette.
  8. [S1827] State Times Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. news article.