Joseph Rivette1,2

#2828, b. 24 Nov 1877, d. 26 Sep 1926
Last Edited:6 Mar 2015
FatherElphege Rivet1 b. 8 Oct 1858, d. 30 Oct 1932
MotherMarie Broussard1 b. 21 Mar 1862, d. 14 Aug 1912
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph Rivette and Valerie Landry

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJoseph Rivet was born on 24 Nov 1877 at Lydia, Iberia Parish, LA.3,4,1
Census1880, sonJoseph Rivet (given age 1 6/12) was enumerated as a son of Elphege Rivet (given age 25) on the 1880 Census, living in Iberia Parish, LA.5
Marriage LicenseJoseph Rivet and Valerie Landry obtained a marriage license on 19 Jan 1898 at LA.3
MarriageJoseph Rivet married Valerie Landry, daughter of Octavie (--?--), on 19 Jan 1898 at Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA.3
Census1900, sonJoseph Rivet (given age 22) was enumerated as the son of Elphage Rivet (given age 43) on the 1900 Census at St. Mary Parish, LA. His occupation was given as Farm Laborer, unemployed the last 12 months. He could not read, write, or speak English.6
Census1910Joseph Revette (given age 32) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Valerie Revette (given age 30), son Philip Revette (given age 10) and Allie Revette (given age 2/12), daughter Alma Revette (given age 5), mother-in-law Octavie Landry (given age 54). Joseph was employed as a farm laborer. Living on neighboring farms were three other Revette families, those of his father Elphas, a cousin Nick, and an uncle Faloe.7
DraftRegJoseph 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 Glencoe, St. Mary Parish, LA, with his wife, Valerie. He was employed as a swamper for the Baldwin Lumber Company. Joseph was described as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and dark hair, and claimed to have failing eyesight.4
Census1920Joseph Revet (given age 42) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Valerie Revet (given age 39), son(s) Philip Revet (given age 20), Allie Revet (given age 10), Rilius Revet (given age 7) and Dinnie Revet (given age 5), daughter(s) Alma Revet (given age 16) and Marie Revet (given age 2-6/12), brother Rivers, niece Azema Revet (given age 8) and Odette Revet (given age 3). They lived in a rented home. Joseph was a laborer for a lumber mill.8
DeathJoseph Rivette died at age 48 of "acute indigestion" (probably a heart attack), on 26 Sep 1926 in Hobby, Ft. Bend County, TX.1
BurialHe was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hobby, Ft. Bend County, TX.1

Citations:

  1. [S1127] Death certificate for Joseph Rivette. Online Ft. Bend.
  2. [S1123] Paul J Breaux. E-mail message, Feb 2015.
  3. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  4. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  5. [S246] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S253] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S457] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S458] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S700] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1904. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1991.
  10. [S1130] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Ft. Bend County. population schedule.