Alexandre Reule Rivette

#1965, b. 19 Jan 1896, d. 10 Sep 1982
Last Edited:1 Jun 2017
FatherJean Baptiste Rivette Jr. b. 22 Aug 1862, d. 2 May 1943
MotherMarie Emma Lanclos b. 22 Dec 1866, d. 10 Jan 1933
Relationship6th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Alexandre Reule Rivette and Edna Guilhas

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthAlexandre Reule Rivette was born on 19 Jan 1896 at Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2,3,4
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Jean Baptist Rivet (given age 36) on the 1900 Census at NE of Bayou Teche, St. Landry Parish, LA.5
Census1910, sonAlexandre Rivet Jr. (given age 13) was enumerated as the son of Janbatist Rivet (given age 46) on the 1910 Census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. He could not read or write, and spoke only French.6
DraftRegAlexandre Reule Rivette was required to register for the draft for World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. He and his brother, Jean Baptiste, registered together. They were both living at 5523 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.2
MilitaryAlexandre Reule Rivette served in the military during World War I with the U.S. Army as a Private. On 22 Aug 1918, he sailed on the U.S. Naval Transport Wilhelmina from Hoboken, NJ to France, with Company D of the 114th Engineers, 39th Division.7 On 21 April 1919, he departed Brest, France on the U.S.S. Nebraska, arriving at Newport News, VA, on 02 May 1919.8
MarriageHe married Edna Guilhas, daughter of Simon Guilhas and Marie Eudalie Lalonde, about 1919.9,10
Census1920Alex Rivette (given age 24) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at 420 Arabella Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Rivette (given age 18), brother-in-law John Rivette (given age 26), sister-in-law Emely Rivette (given age 18). They rented their home. Alex and John (who was actually his brother) worked as foundation carpenters.9
Census1930Alexander Rivet (given age 34) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 203 Nashville Avenue at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Rivet (given age 28), his son(s) Edward J. and Albert P., his daughter(s) Lucille R. Their home was rented for $20 per month. Alexander worked as a gardener.10
Census1940Alexander Rivitte (given age 44) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Shrewsbury, Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Edna Rivitte (given age 38), his son(s) Edward J and Albert P, his daughter(s) Lucille R. They owned their home, which was valued at $3500. Alexander had a fifth grade education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked for 48 hours as a gardener of private homes. In 1939 he earned $1,040 for 52 weeks of employment.11
DraftRegAlexander Rivette registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 23 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 3621 Derbigny Street in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA, and he gave the name of his wife, Edna Rivette, as someone who would always know his address. He was described as about five feet nine inches tall, 147 pounds, with blue eyes, black and gray hair, and ruddy complexion. He was self employed.3
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1952, Alexander Rivette and his wife, Edna, lived at 3621 Derbigny Street in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA. He worked as a carpenter.12
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1956, Alexander Rivette and his wife, Edna, lived in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA. He worked as a carpenter for the Jung Hotel.12
DeathAlexandre Reule Rivette died at age 86 on 10 Sep 1982, probably in Trenton, Fannin County, TX.4
BurialHe was buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.13

Citations:

  1. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  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. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  5. [S224] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S298] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S1742] Ancestry.com. U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. online database (images).
  8. [S1743] Ancestry.com. U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. online database (images).
  9. [S276] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S277] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S1050] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  12. [S793] Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  13. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  14. [S624] Town Square Buzz. McKinney, TX.