Joseph Leo Rivet

#2775, b. 18 Sep 1860, d. 27 Dec 1925
Last Edited:23 Oct 2015
FatherIsidore Helie Rivet b. 2 Jul 1821, d. 28 Jan 1896
MotherCarmelite Bermeyo b. about 1822
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph Leo Rivet and Marie Alix Verret

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJoseph Leo Rivet was born on 18 Sep 1860 at Assumption Parish, LA.1,2
BaptismHe was baptized on 16 Dec 1861 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA. Sponsors were Marcellus Landry and Carmelite Rivet.1
Census1870, household memberLea Rivet (given age 9) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of Isidore Rivet (given age 49), living in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA.3
MarriageJoseph Leo Rivet married Marie Alix Verret on 8 Apr 1880 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at Lydia, Iberia Parish, LA.4
Census1880, brother-in-lawLeo Rivet (given age 18) was enumerated as a brother-in-law of Alexis Landry (given age 32) on the 1880 Census, living in Iberia Parish, LA. (Leo Rivet's relationship was actually left blank on the census, and Alixe's relationship was entered as wife.) Leo worked on the farm, and Alixe kept house. He could not read or write.5
Census1900Leo Rivet (given age 39) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at St. Mary Parish, LA. With him was his wife Alix, son(s) Aldest and George, daughter(s) Alzire, Constance, Lawrence, Anust and Maria . Leo rented his farm. He could not read, write, or speak English. His wife Alix was the mother of 9 children, 7 of whom were still living. She could read and write, but could not speak English.2
Census1910Leo Rivet (given age 47) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Iberia Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Alix Rivet (given age 47), son George Rivet (given age 14) and Gaston Rivet (given age 10), daughter Constance Rivet (given age 20), Laurence Rivet (given age 18), Agnes Rivet (given age 16) and Maria Rivet (given age 12). Leo worked as a laborer in a saw mill. Their home was owned free and clear of any mortgage. He, Alix, and Constance could speak only French and could not read or write English. The younger children were in school and could speak, read and write English.6
Census1920Leo Revet (given age 58) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Alix Revet (given age 57), son(s) George Revet (given age 23) and Gaston Revet (given age 19), daughter(s) Lawrence Revet (given age 24). They owned their home free and clear of a mortgage. Leo and his two sons were laborers at a saw mill.7
DeathLeon Rivette died at age 65 on 27 Dec 1925 in Jeanerette, St. Mary Parish, LA.8,9

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S253] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S237] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  5. [S246] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S693] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S688] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  9. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  10. [S1134] Death certificate for Alzire Ozio. Online Jefferson.