Laurence Clement Rivet1

#2808, b. 23 Nov 1874, d. 9 Jan 1952
Last Edited:26 May 2015
FatherMartin Rivet b. about 1833
MotherJeanette Montero b. about 1842
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Laurence Clement Rivet and Carrie Gomez

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthLaurence Clement Rivet was born on 23 Nov 1874 at Ascension Parish, LA.2,1,3
BaptismHe was baptized on 6 Dec 1874 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Sponsors were Joseph Dalferes and Leonise Gonzale.2
Census1880, sonClement Revet (given age 4) was enumerated as a son of Martin Revet (given age 52) on the 1880 Census, living in Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA.4
MarriageLorentz Rivet married Carrie Gomez, daughter of Francis Gomez and Ezelie Verron, on 14 May 1894 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Witnesses were Claiborne Giroir, Lillie Gomez, and Joseph Rivet. They were granted a dispensation for 4th degree consanguinity.2,1,3,5
Census1900Lawerence Rivet (given age 24) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA. With him was his wife Carrie, son(s) Martin, daughter(s) Ezilia and Lidwin . The Rivet family was living with a Gomez family, probably Carrie's parents and siblings.3
Census1910Larence Rivet (given age 36) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Carrie L. Rivet (given age 32), son Martin Rivet (given age 14) and Clarence Rivet (given age 4), daughter Azailia Rivet (given age 12), Lidwin Rivet (given age 11), Mildred Rivet (given age 9), Edith Rivet (given age 7), Lillian Rivet (given age 6), Beaulah Rivet (given age 2) and Ruby Rivet (given age 5/12).5
DraftRegLaurence Clement Rivet was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living at 6116 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with his wife, Carrie. Laurence was employed as a Watchman for the Trans Mississippi T. Co., at the Westwego Elevator in Jefferson Parish. He was described as being of medium height and build with brown eyes and gray hair.1
Census1920Lawrence Revet (given age 45) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at 6116 Laurel Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Carrie Revet (given age 45), son(s) Clarence Revet (given age 13), daughter(s) Ledwin Revet (given age 20), Mildred Revet (given age 18), Edith Revet (given age 17), Lillian Revet (given age 15), Beulah Revet (given age 12) and Florita Revet (given age 3).6
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 47, when his wife, Carrie, died on 7 Jun 1922 at Orleans Parish, LA.7
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1923, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 6116 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with children Clarence L., Edith F and Lillian. He was employed as a watchman.8
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1924, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 6116 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He was employed as a watchman.8
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1926, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 6116 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with children Edith and Lillian. He was employed as a watchman.8
Residence1927, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 6116 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with children Beulah, Edith, Florita V and Lillian.8
Census1930Lawrence C. Rivet (given age 55) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 6116 Laurel Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was, his daughter(s) Beulah W. and Floritta V.. Their home was rented for $22 per month. Lawrence was widowed. He could read, write and speak English, and worked as a Watchman for the Steam Railroad.9
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1931, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 6116 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with child Beulah. He was employed as a watchman.8
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1935, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 209 Broadway in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with child Florita V. He was employed as a watchman.8
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1938, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 802 Henry Clay Ave in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. His home was near the intersection of Magazine Street.8
Census1940Lawrence Rivet (given age 65) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 802 Henry Clay Ave at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living with him was, his daughter(s) Floritta and Ledwen, his granddaughter, Ellene M Obiol (given age 11), his grandson, Willard T Obiol (given age 8). Lawrence was widowed, and had completed a second grade education. He worked 84 hours during the week before the census was taken as a railroad watchman, and earned $1300 in 1939.10
ResidenceAccording to a city directory, in 1945 1945-1947, Laurence Clement Rivet lived at 802 Henry Clay Ave in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. His daughter Ledwin and grand-daughter Ellene lived at the same address. He worked as a guard for the Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Railroad.8
DeathHe died at age 77 on 9 Jan 1952 in Orleans Parish, LA.7,11
BurialHe was buried at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.12

Citations:

  1. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  2. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  3. [S274] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S244] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S275] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S276] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  8. [S793] Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  9. [S277] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S791] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S154] New Orleans Public Library. Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index, 1837-1972. Card Index. New Orleans, Orleans, LA, USA.
  12. [S1209] Rivet Family Tree on Ancestry. christie2010. Website. Online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17602921/