William Joseph Rivet

#2841, b. 21 Apr 1884, d. 19 Jun 1964
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherJoseph Lovinsky Rivet b. 30 Aug 1848, d. 22 Jul 1927
MotherEmma Landry b. Nov 1851, d. about 12 Feb 1903
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of William Joseph Rivet and Josephine Lotta Darce

Outline of Life Events:

BirthWilliam Joseph Rivet was born on 21 Apr 1884 at Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA.1,2,3,4,5
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Lovinsky Rivet (given age 51) on the 1900 Census at St. Mary Parish, LA.6
Marriage LicenseWilliam Joseph Rivet and Josephine Lotta Darce obtained a marriage license on 29 Jan 1910 at New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA.7
MarriageWilliam Joseph Rivet married first Josephine Lotta Darce, daughter of Oscar Darce and Felicia Decout, on 7 Feb 1910 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at Lydia, Iberia Parish, LA.7
Census1910Willie Rivet (given age 23) 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 Lottie Rivet (given age 23). Willie worked as a blacksmith, and they rented their home. He could not read or write, but Lottie could both read and write.8
DraftRegWillie 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, Lotto. He was a Swamper for the Baldwin Lumber Co.2
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 34, when his wife, Josephine Lotta, died on 10 Feb 1919 at Glencoe, St. Mary Parish, LA.9,10
MarriageWilliam Joseph Rivet married second Lydia Leblanc at LA or TX.11,3
Census1930Willie Rivet (given age 43) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 655 Milam at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX. Also living in the house was his wife Lydia Rivet (given age 45), his daughter(s) Cordelle and Vester, his step-daughter, Burnice Gedry (given age 16), Myrtle Gidry (given age 10) and Myrtie Gidry (given age 10). Willie worked as a laborer for an oil company, and Lydia was mistress of the lodging house. Willie's brother "Necos" and his wife Virginia lived there, enumerated as a separate household, in addition to several other people.11
DraftRegWillie Riveete registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 776 Archie Street in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX. He gave the name of Ledia Leblanc Riveete, at the same address, as someone who would always know his address. He was described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall, 132 pounds, with gray eyes, black hair, dark complexion, and with a finger missing on his left hand. Willie was employed by Father Kelley of St. Anthony (church) parish, at Jefferson and Archie Streets in Beaumont.3
DeathHe died at age 80 of heart disease on 19 Jun 1964 at Schlesingers Home in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.4,5
BurialHe was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.4


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  2. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  4. [S1181] Death certificate for Willie Joseph Rivette. Online Jefferson.
  5. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  6. [S253] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S440] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1910. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 2008.
  8. [S693] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
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  11. [S424] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  12. [S964] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1911. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  13. [S266] Ancestry.com Rivette message board. Website. Online http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.rivette
  14. [S1177] Death certificate for Vester Augusta Welch. Online Jefferson.