Clifton Paul Rivette Sr.1

#2533, b. 11 Jun 1905, d. 14 Jun 1966
Last Edited:10 Feb 2017
FatherEmile Gicleus Rivet2 b. 22 May 1880, d. 31 Jan 1961
MotherOdelia Landry2 d. before 1920
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Clifton Paul Rivette Sr. and Emogene Elizabeth Howard

Outline of Life Events:

BirthPaul Clifton Rivet was born on 11 Jun 1905 at White Castle, Iberville Parish, LA.3
BaptismHe was baptized on 24 Jun 1905 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in White Castle, Iberville Parish, LA. Sponsors were Prosper Rivet and Aimee Bouquet.3
Census1920, sonClifton Rivet (given age 13) was enumerated as a son of Prispen Rivet (given age 50) on the 1920 Census, living at Iberville Parish, LA. He was actually Prosper's nephew, the son of Prosper's brother, Emile (Clay) Rivet. He was a farm laborer.4
ResidenceAccording to the 1940 census, in 1935, Clifton Paul Rivette Sr. lived in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.5
MarriageHe married Emogene Elizabeth Howard.5
Census1940Clifton Rivitte (given age 34) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 1001 West Clay at Houston, Harris County, TX. Also living with him was his wife, Emogene Rivitte (given age 20), his neice, Sonia Weibel (given age 12), his sister, Carrie Weibel (given age 36). Their home was rented for $45 per month. Clifton had an eighth grade education, and worked as a machinist in general machine work. He had worked 48 hours during the week before the census was taken, and in 1939 had earned $1,800 for 46 weeks of employment. Emogene had three years of high school education, and worked in the home.5
DeathClifton Paul Rivette Sr. died at age 61 of a gunshot wound on 14 Jun 1966 at 7626 Fairdale Lane in Houston, Harris County, TX.1,6
BurialHe was buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, Harris County, TX.1
ProbateApplication for probate of his estate was filed on 22 Jun 1966, at Houston, Harris County, TX. Emogene Elizabeth Rivette was named as Executor of his estate.7


  1. [S1144] Death certificate for Clifton Paul Rivette. Online Harris.
  2. [S1038] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records, Baptisms 1901-1905. (Baton Rouge, LA: BRDA, 2013).
  3. [S195] Original Baptismal Record.
  4. [S279] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S1093] 1940 U.S. Census. TX. Harris County. population schedule.
  6. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  7. [S563] TX. Harris County Clerk's Office online index. Probate records. Online…
  8. [S181] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Online