Paul Prosper (Pierre) Rivet Sr.

#2524, b. 21 Jul 1869, d. 18 Mar 1949
Last Edited:21 Jul 2017
FatherPaul Rivet b. 29 Jun 1827, d. 24 Oct 1905
MotherMarceline Eulalie Moralez
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Paul Prosper (Pierre) Rivet Sr. and Gertrude Theresa Blanchard

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthPaul Prosper (Pierre) Rivet Sr. was born on 21 Jul 1869, probably at Assumption Parish, LA.1,2
BaptismHe was baptized on 14 Aug 1869 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA. Sponsors were Manuel Morales and Sophronie Rivet.1
Marriage LicenseHe and Gertrude Theresa Blanchard obtained a marriage license on 4 Dec 1888 at Assumption Parish, LA.3
MarriagePaul Prosper (Pierre) Rivet Sr. married Gertrude Theresa Blanchard, daughter of Nichols Blanchard and Marie Alida Landry, on 10 Jan 1889 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church at Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA. Witnesses were Nichols Blanchard, Zulma Daigle, Lydia Blanchard, Joachim Rivet, Odilia Landry, Alcee Landry, Charles Babin, and Jule Daigle.1,2
Census1900Prosper Rivette (given age 29) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Assumption Parish, LA. With him was his wife Therese, son(s) Nanson and Felie, daughter(s) Luce, Nellie, Elnola and Nelly . Prosper worked on his own farm, which he owned free and clear of any mortgage. He, his wife, and their two oldest children could read, write, and speak English.4
Census1910Prosper Rivet (given age 41) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Assumption Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Tirisa Rivet (given age 38), son Hensel Rivet (given age 13), Felix Rivet (given age 11) and Prosper Rivet (given age 6), daughter Naila Rivet (given age 21), Alnola Rivet (given age 19), Nellie Rivet (given age 15), Odile Rivet (given age 10), Mable Rivet (given age 3) and Hazzel Rivet (given age 11/12). Their home was rented. Prosper made his living working as a farm laborer, while his wife worked at home. She was the mother of 12 children, 10 still living. Neither of them could read or write English. Although Prosper could speak English, everyone else in the family spoke only French. Living next to them was their oldest daughter, Luce Daigle, with family.5
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 47, when his wife, Gertrude Theresa, died in childbirth on 5 Feb 1917 at Belle Rose, Assumption Parish, LA.6,7,8,9
Census1920Prispen Rivet (given age 50) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was, son(s) Felix Rivet (given age 20), Prosper Rivet (given age 15) and Clifton Rivet (given age 13), daughter(s) Odile Rivet (given age 17), Mable Rivet (given age 12), Hazel Rivet (given age 10) and Theresa Rivet (given age 3). [Although Clifton was enumerated as a son, he was actually a nephew.] "Prispen" was widowed, and was a tenant farmer. He could not read or write.10
Census1930Prosper Rivet (given age 60) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was, his son(s) Felix and Prosper, his daughter(s) Theresa and Odele, his daughter-in-law, Louise Rivet (given age 23), his son-in-law, Russell Guidry (given age 30). Prosper was widowed, and his home was rented for $15 per month. He worked as a laborer for a lumber mill.11
Census1940Prosper Rivet (given age 70) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household on the Bayou Road at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house were his son Felix, and his daughter Thersia. Their home was rented for $8 per month. Prosper had no formal education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked 42 hours as a farm laborer.12
DeathPaul Prosper (Pierre) Rivet Sr. died at age 79 on 18 Mar 1949 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.2,7,13
BurialHe was buried at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.13

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  3. [S1752] Louisiana Clerks Remote Access Authority. marriage index. Online http://www.laclerksportal.org
  4. [S257] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Assumption Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S299] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Assumption Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S82] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949.
  7. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  8. [S312] The New Orleans Times Picayune. New Orleans, LA.
  9. [S52] Jerome Rivet. E-mail message, 1996.
  10. [S279] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S278] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  12. [S821] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  13. [S46] Judy Riffel. Iberville Parish Cemeteries. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1989.