Rivers Rivette1

#2856, b. 26 May 1891, d. 29 Apr 1943
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherElphege Rivet b. 8 Oct 1858, d. 30 Oct 1932
MotherMarie Broussard b. 21 Mar 1862, d. 14 Aug 1912
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Rivers Rivette and Julia Virginia Borel

Children of Rivers Rivette and Mary Celeste Guidry

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthRivers Rivette was born on 26 May 1891 at Patoutville, Iberia Parish, LA.2,3,4,5
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Elphage Rivet (given age 43) on the 1900 Census at St. Mary Parish, LA.6
Census1910, sonRivers Revette (given age 19) was enumerated as the son of Elphas Revette (given age 52) on the 1910 Census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA. He was a farm laborer.7
Marriage LicenseRivers Rivette and Julia Virginia Borel obtained a marriage license on 23 Jun 1910 at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA.8
MarriageRivers Rivette married first Julia Virginia Borel, daughter of Joseph Alcide Borel and Genevieve Azema Pellerin, on 25 Jun 1910 at St. Helena Catholic Church at Louisa (near Franklin), St. Mary Parish, LA.8
DraftRegRivers 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, with his wife, Julia Virginia. He worked as a local grocery store clerk for Sims & Giles. Rivers was described as stout and of medium height, with dark brown eyes and black hair.3
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 28, when his wife, Julia Virginia, died on 15 Aug 1919 at Glencoe, St. Mary Parish, LA.9,10
Census1920, brotherRivers Revet (given age 29) was enumerated as a brother of Joseph Revet (given age 42) on the 1920 Census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA. He was widowed, and had his two children Azema and Odette living with him. His occupation was engineer for the railroad.11
Marriage LicenseRivers Rivette and Mary Celeste Guidry obtained a marriage license on 31 May 1920 at St. Mary Parish, LA.1
MarriageRivers Rivette married second Marie Guidry, daughter of Densius Guidry and Amelia Tyler, on 1 Jun 1920 at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA. Witnesses were Philip Rivette, Elma Rivette and Laudis Rivette.1,5
Census1930Rivers Rivette (given age 39) was enumerated on 25 Apr 1930 as a boarder in the household of S. Hales (given age 31) on the 1930 Census at Harris County, TX. Rivers worked as a laborer in a salt mine, as did the three other boarders living there.12
Death, InformantHe was the informant on the death certificate of his father, Elphege Rivet, who died on 30 Oct 1932 at Hockley, Harris County, TX.13
DivorceRivers Rivette and Mary Celeste Guidry were divorced.14,5
Census1940, father-in-lawRivers Rivet (given age 49) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as the father-in-law of Otis Rouly (given age 35), living at Iberia Parish, LA. He had a third grade education, and worked 30 hours during the week before the census was taken, as a farm laborer. He earned $200 during 1939 for 30 weeks of employment. He lived in New Iberia, LA in 1935.14
DraftRegRivers Rivette 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 220 East Dale Street in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA. He gave the name of Mrs. B. J. Stoltz, of the same address, as someone who would always know his address. Rivers was described as 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall and 212 pounds, with brown eyes, gray hair, and dark complexion. His third finger from the thumb was broken.4
DeathHe died at age 51 on 29 Apr 1943 at his daughter's home at 501 West 15th Street in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX.5
BurialHe was buried in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA.5

Citations:

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  2. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  3. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  5. [S1172] Death certificate for Revis Rivette. Online Jefferson.
  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. [S440] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1910. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 2008.
  9. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  10. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  11. [S458] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  12. [S541] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Harris County. population schedule.
  13. [S1148] Death certificate for Elphege Rivette. Online Harris.
  14. [S813] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  15. [S965] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1912. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  16. [S552] Blair Rivette. E-mail message, Feb-Jul 2011.
  17. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database. Ancestry.com.
  18. [S1174] Death certificate for Robert Dewey Rivette. Online Harris.
  19. [S181] Ancestry.com. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781