Leonard Rivet

#2854, b. 5 Nov 1889, d. 11 Apr 1953
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherJoseph Felo Rivet1 b. 11 Aug 1864
MotherGustavie Bourgeois1 b. Sep 1867, d. between 1910 and 1919
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Leonard Rivet and Adelia Landry

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthLeonard Rivet was born on 5 Nov 1889 at Patoutville, Iberia Parish, LA.2,1
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Fellow Rivet (given age 35) on the 1900 Census at St. Mary Parish, LA.3
Census1910, sonLeonard Revette (given age 20) was enumerated as the son of Faloe Revette (given age 45) on the 1910 Census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA. He was a farm laborer.4
DraftRegLeonard Rivet was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Glencoe, St. Mary Parish, LA.5
MilitaryLeonard Rivet was inducted into the U.S. Army during World War I, on 17 Sep 1917 at LA. He reported for active duty the next day, serving as a Private for Company D, 125th Infantry, 32nd Division.6 He shipped overseas on 22 Aug 1918 from Hoboken, NJ, bound for France, on the U.S. Naval Transport President Grant. At that time he was a mechanic, and part of Company B, 156th Infantry, 39th Division.7 He departed Brest, France on 02 May 1919 on the U.S.S. Great Northern, a member of Company D, 125th Infantry, arriving in Hoboken on 09 May 1919. From there he was sent to Camp Mills on Long Island, New York.8 On 27 May 1919, he received an honorable discharge.6
MarriageHe married Adelia Landry about 1926.1,9
Census1930Leonard Rivet (given age 34) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Adelia Rivet (given age 32) and his daughter Bonnie M. They rented their home for $5 per month. Leonard could not read or write English, but Adelia could. They both spoke English. He was employed as a manager for a sugar cane farm.9
DraftRegLeonard Rivet was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 27 Apr 1942. At that time, he was living in rural Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA. He gave his wife, Mrs. Leonard Rivette, as someone who would always know his address. He was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, with blue-gray eyes, gray hair, and ruddy complexion. Leonard was employed as an agricultural laborer for Leonard Lyons(?) in rural Jeanerette.10
DeathHe died at age 63 on 11 Apr 1953 in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.1,6
BurialHe was buried at St. Johns Cemetery in Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA.6,11

Citations:

  1. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  2. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  3. [S253] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S457] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  6. [S971] Ancestry.com. U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  7. [S1738] Ancestry.com. U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. online database (images).
  8. [S1739] Ancestry.com. U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. online database (images).
  9. [S459] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  11. [S1230] Henry Jr. Rivet. E-mail message, Jul 2015.
  12. [S215] Charlotte Valenzuela. E-mail message, 20 Jun 2003.