Leonce Joseph Rivette1

#1967, b. 3 Feb 1898, d. 4 Dec 1971
Last Edited:7 Nov 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 Leonce Joseph Rivette and Alice Mary Bryant

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJoseph Leon Rivette was born on 3 Feb 1898, probably at St. Landry Parish, LA.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, sonLeonce Rivet (given age 12) 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
DraftRegLeonce Rivet was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA. He gave his father as his nearest relative. Leonce was employed on his father's farm, and was described as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and dark hair.3
Census1920Leonce Rivette (given age 21) was enumerated on the 1920 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA. Leonce was living in the household of Adam Lalonde and his wife, Sidonia, and Alice Lalonde (given age 17). Alice was an orphan, and Leonce worked as a hand on the farm. The census indicates that Alice and Leonce were married.7
MarriageLeonce Joseph Rivette married Alice Mary Bryant, daughter of Samuel Bryant and Amosa Claus, about 1921.8
Census1930Leonce J. Rivet (given age 31) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 5706 Second Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Alice M. Rivet (given age 27), his son(s) John W., his daughter(s) Glady L. Leonce worked as a gardener. They rented their home for $20 per month.8
Census1940Leonce J Rivette (given age 40) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 30 Metairie Heights at Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Alice B Rivette (given age 35), his son(s) Walter J, his daughter(s) Gladys L. They owned their home, which was valued at $2500. Leonce and Alice both had a fifth grade education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked for 64 hours as a machinist for a cotton compress. In 1939 he earned $1,440 for 52 weeks of employment.9
DeathLeonce Joseph Rivette died at age 73 on 4 Dec 1971 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.10,4
BurialHe was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.1


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  2. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  3. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  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. [S787] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S277] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S1050] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S154] New Orleans Public Library. Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index, 1837-1972. Card Index. New Orleans, Orleans, LA, USA.
  11. [S1247] (unidentified newspaper clipping). viewed on Ancestry.com 09 Oct 2015. Obituary.