Douglas Joseph Rivette

#1875, b. 23 Aug 1911, d. 13 Dec 1967
Last Edited:17 Jun 2017
FatherPlacide Rivette1 b. 19 May 1885, d. 21 Feb 1957
MotherMarie Lucille Frederick1 b. 10 Apr 1886, d. 13 Jul 1940
Relationship7th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJoseph Douglas Rivet was born on 23 Aug 1911 at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
Census1920, sonDouglas Rivette (given age 7) was enumerated as a son of Placide Rivette (given age 34) on the 1920 Census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA.2
Census1930, sonDouglas Rivette (given age 19) was enumerated as a son of Placide Rivette (given age 48) on the 1930 Census. They lived at St. Landry Parish, LA. His occupation was given as Laborer on a farm.3
MarriageDouglas Joseph Rivette married Mary Ruby Fontenot, daughter of Joseph Steven Fontenot and Armide Roberie, on 3 Dec 1932 at Immaculate Conception Church at Washington, LA.4,5
Census1940Douglas Rivette (given age 28) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Ruby Rivette (given age 26). They rented their home for $5 per month. Douglas had a seventh grade education, and Ruby had completed her third year of high school. During the week before the census was taken, Douglas worked 48 hours as an auto garage mechanic. In 1939 he earned $725 for 50 weeks of employment.6
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing, in 1960, Douglas Joseph Rivette and his wife, Ruby, lived in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA. He worked as a mechanic for Mack's Auto Sales, and she was a teacher for Singer Sewing Machines.7
DeathDouglas Joseph Rivette died at age 56 of a heart attack on 13 Dec 1967 in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.8,9,5
BurialHe was buried at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Cemetery in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.9

Citations:

  1. [S964] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1911. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  2. [S415] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S417] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S146] Rivette reunion in Zilwaukee, Michigan. 19 Jul 1997.
  5. [S199] Debra Rivette. History of the Placide Rivette Family of Arnaudville, Louisiana, 2005.
  6. [S787] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S793] Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  8. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  9. [S186] St. Leo the Great Catholic Church cemetery. Leonville, St. Landry, LA, USA. Headstone.