Joseph Paris Rivette1

#1748, b. 3 Sep 1878, d. 9 Oct 1957
Last Edited:10 Sep 2017
FatherFrancois Rivette1 b. 1 Sep 1851, d. 30 May 1929
MotherMarie Dora Guilbeau1 b. 10 Oct 1857, d. 18 Jun 1922
Relationship6th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Joseph Paris Rivette

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJoseph Paris Rivette was born on 3 Sep 1878 (or 1877?) At Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2,3
BaptismHe was baptized at St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
Census1880, sonVarice Rivet (given age 2) was enumerated as a son of Francois Rivet (given age 29) on the 1880 Census, living in St. Martin Parish, LA.4
Census1900, sonParis Rivet (given age 22) was enumerated as the son of Francois Rivet (given age 48) on the 1900 Census at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA. He was a day laborer.5
Census1910Paris Rivet (given age 30) was enumerated as a boarder in the home of Marie Suc (a widow, age 60) on the 1910 Census at 106 Main Street at New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA, on 15 Apr 1910. He was single, and worked as a draftsman for the Railroad office. He could read, write and speak English.6
DraftRegHe was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA. He gave his nearest relative as Mrs. Frank Rivette in Lake Charles (his mother).2
ResidenceAt the time of his father's death in 1929, Paris Rivette lived in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.7
Census1930J. Porise Rivette (given age 52) was enumerated on 18 Apr 1930 as the head of a household on the 1930 census at Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA. Living with him were Marie Rivette (given age 52) of unknown relationship, his son James Rivette (given age 20), and his adopted son Alex Taylor (given age 8). Porise was widowed, and owned his home on Fuselior Street, which was valued at $9500. He worked as a produce inspector for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.8
MarriageJoseph Paris Rivette married Marie Patin, daughter of Julien Patin and Felicienne Hebert.9
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 58, when his wife, Marie, died of stroke and heart failure, on 23 Jul 1937 at Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.9
Census1940Joseph P Rivette (given age 61) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Fusselier Street at Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living with him was, a lodger, Alex J Taylor (given age 18), a housekeeper, Eva Lantreaux (given age 29). Joseph owned his home, which was valued at $1,500. He worked as an Inspection Department assistant for the Department of Agriculture. He worked 60 hours during the week of March 24-30, 1940, and had been paid $1,200 working 52 weeks the previous year.10
DraftRegJ. P. Rivette registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA. He gave the name of Alex J. Taylor in Arnaudville as someone who would always know his address. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Arnaudville. He was described as five feet six and one-half inches tall and 118 pounds, with brown eyes, gray hair, and dark complexion.3
DeathHe died at age 79 on 9 Oct 1957 in St. Landry Parish, LA.11

Citations:

  1. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  2. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  4. [S249] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S693] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S1064] Tara Gregory. E-mail message, Aug-Oct 2014.
  8. [S417] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S946] LA. St. Landry Parish. "Louisiana death records/certificates, ca. 1850-1875, 1894-1954". Louisiana Secretary of State, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Microfilm. 661 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  10. [S787] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…