Alexis Mayer

#1959, b. 21 Jan 1887, d. 28 Feb 1969
Last Edited:7 Mar 2013
FatherAndre Duprelon Mayer Jr. b. 25 Dec 1857, d. 15 Aug 1913
MotherAntoinette Mayer b. 5 Sep 1856, d. 7 Mar 1941
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Alexis Mayer and Marie Edna Rivette

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthAlexis Mayer was born on 21 Jan 1887 at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2,3
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of A. D. Mayer (given age 44) on the 1900 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA. He worked as a farm laborer, and could not read, write or speak English.3
Marriage LicenseAlexis Mayer and Marie Edna Rivette obtained a marriage license on 15 Jan 1908 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
MarriageAlexis Mayer married first Marie Edna Rivette, daughter of Jean Baptiste Rivette Jr. and Marie Emma Lanclos, on 15 Jan 1908 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church at Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1910Alexis Meyer (given age 23) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Meyer (given age 20), son Havis Meyer (given age 1). Alexis and Edna could read and write English, but spoke French. They rented their general farm.5
DraftRegAlexis Mayer was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA, with his wife, Edna. In addition to his wife, he supported three children and his mother, on whose farm he was employed. Alexis was described as being of medium height and build, with light brown eyes and hair, and claimed exemption from the draft due to bad eyesight.2
Census1920Alexis Mayer (given age 33) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Mayer (given age 29), son(s) Tibs Mayer (given age 11), daughter(s) Mary Lou Mayer (given age 8), sister-in-law Selvin Mayer (given age 18). They lived on a rented farm.6
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 39, when his wife, Edna, died on 14 Apr 1926 at Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.7,8,9
MarriageAlexis Mayer married second (--?--) Devillier.10
DeathAlexis Mayer died at age 82 on 28 Feb 1969 in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.11,12

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. [S224] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S744] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1908. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1994.
  5. [S298] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S415] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S447] FamilySearch.org. Louisiana Deaths 1850-1875, 1894-1954. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  8. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  9. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  10. [S416] Deborah Rivette Davis. Family group sheets to Joyce B Rivette. June 1997.
  11. [S197] Phyllis Rivette. Research report from Phyllis Rivette to Joyce B Rivette. April 1997.
  12. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.