Marie Melinda Ross

#1667, b. Dec 1844, d. 22 Oct 1916
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherJohn Ross
MotherMary Ann Holmes
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Marie Melinda Ross and Pierre Ernest Rivet

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthMarie Melinda Ross was born in Dec 1844 at LA.1,2
MarriageShe married Ernest Rivet, son of Louis Rivet and Marie Henriette LeBlanc, on 5 Sep 1859 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. Frances C. Follet. Witnesses were Homer Marionneaux, L. A. Rivet, V. Rivet, A. Capdeville, P. Rivet, and Elina Bret.3
Census1860, household memberAmanda Rivet (given age 17) was enumerated in the household of Harriet Rivet (given age 60) on the 1860 Census at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. This was the family of her new husband, who was also present..4
Census1870Melinda Rivet (given age 27) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of her husband, Ernest Rivet (given age 35), living in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. Ernest's occupation was keeping a grocery store. He is shown with real estate valued at $500 and personal property at $525..1
Census1880Malinda Rivet (given age 35) was enumerated as the wife of Ernest Rivet (given age 45) on the 1880 Census, living in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.5
Census1900Melinda Rivet (given age 55) was enumerated as the wife of Ernest Rivet (given age 65) on the 1900 Census at Iberville Parish, LA.2
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 58, when her husband, Pierre Ernest, died on 31 Oct 1903 at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.6
ApplicationMarie Melinda Ross applied for widow's pension 30 Oct 1906 Iberville Parish, LA, at the age of 61.6
Census1910Melinda Rivet (given age 65) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was, grandchild Zeta May Schlater (given age 6) and Paulus Schlater (given age 4), grandson Aloysius Schlater (given age 9). Melinda had no occupation, was widowed, and 7 of her 9 children were still living.7
DeathMarie Melinda Ross died at age 71 on 22 Oct 1916 in Iberville Parish, LA.8,9

Citations:

  1. [S238] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  2. [S252] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  4. [S231] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S247] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S151] Louisiana Secretary of State. Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications.
  7. [S303] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  9. [S82] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949.
  10. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793