Valerie Cary

#1689, b. 23 Jun 1906, d. Mar 1985
Last Edited:26 Oct 2014
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Valerie Cary and Marie Lucide Rivette

Outline of Life Events:

BirthValerie Cary was born on 23 Jun 1906 at Lewisburg, St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2
MarriageHe married Marie Lucide Rivette, daughter of Alcee Rivette and Celina LaHaye, about 1926.3
Census1930Valere Cary (given age 23) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at LA Hwy 5 at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Lucile R Cary (given age 20). Their home was rented for $10 per month. Valere and Lucile could read, write and speak English. He worked as a mechanic for a machine shop.3
Census1940Valerie Cary (given age 37) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 147 Bertheaud Avenue at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Lucille Cary (given age 30). The home they owned was valued at $2000. Valerie had a fourth grade education, and was proprietor of his own machine shop. Lucille had a seventh grade education and worked in the home. The children were attending school.2
DraftRegValerie Cary registered for the first draft for World War II on 16 Oct 1940. At that time, his residence was at 147 Bertheaud Avenue in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, and he gave the name of his wife, Lucille R Cary, as someone who would always know his address. He was a partner for Cary Iron Works on North Railroad Avenue in Opelousas. He was described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and 210 pounds, with gray eyes, blonde hair, and light complexion. He had a scar on his right side from an operation.1
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1956, Valerie Cary and his wife, Lucille, lived at RD 2 box 266 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA. Valerie was vice president of Cary Iron Works Inc.4
DeathValerie Cary died at age 78 in Mar 1985, probably in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.5


  1. [S1086] World War II First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945. Online image.
  2. [S787] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S417] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S793] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  5. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  6. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online