James Erwin Rivet

#2875, b. 7 Mar 1906, d. Jul 1977
Last Edited:16 Aug 2014
FatherNicholas John Rivette b. 18 Jul 1878, d. 13 Aug 1945
MotherAlice Ozio b. Oct 1879
Relationship6th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJames Erwin Rivet was born on 7 Mar 1906 at Centerville, St. Mary Parish, LA.1,2
Census1910, sonPeter Revette (given age 4) was enumerated as the son of Nick Revette (given age 29) on the 1910 Census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA.3
Census1920, sonErwin Rivette (given age 14) was enumerated as a son of Nick Rivette (given age 42) on the 1920 Census, living at 331 Rock at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.4
MarriageJames Erwin Rivet married Nevada Lawrence, daughter of Benjamin J. Laurence and Carrie Steen, about 1925 at LA.5
Census1930Irving Rivet (given age 23) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Calcasieu Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Nevada Rivet (given age 20). The family paid $8 per month rent on their house. He worked as an electrician, wiring houses.5
Census1940Irving J Rivette (given age 32) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 115 Francis Street at South Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Nevada Rivette (given age 30). Nevada's widowed mother lived in the house next door. Irving had completed his education through the eighth grade, and Nevada through her first year of high school. He was employed as an electrician, working 24 hours during the week prior to the census. In 1939 he earned $1400 for 30 weeks of employment.6
DeathJames Erwin Rivet died at age 71 in Jul 1977, probably in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.2


  1. [S742] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1906. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, date not given.
  2. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  3. [S457] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S587] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Cacasieu Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S662] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Calcasieu Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S1045] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Calcasieu Parish. population schedule.