Joseph Clarence Rivet

#2941, b. 28 Dec 1884, d. 23 Dec 1953
Last Edited:4 Oct 2017
FatherAdam Senat Rivet1 b. 8 Sep 1858, d. 22 Oct 1938
MotherJeanette Julienne Daigle1 b. 3 Jan 1857, d. 1 Sep 1923
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph Clarence Rivet and Gloria Dugas

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJoseph Clarence Rivet was born on 28 Dec 1884 (or poss. 10 Dec 1884) at Assumption Parish, LA.2,1
BaptismHe was baptized on 27 Jan 1885 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA. Sponsors were Henri Rivet and Edwige Rodrigue.2
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Senae Rivett (given age 41) on the 1900 Census at Assumption Parish, LA.3
MarriageJoseph Clarence Rivet married Gloria Dugas about 1910.4,1
DraftRegClerence 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 Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA, with his wife, Gloria.5
Census1920Clarence Rivet (given age 38) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Bayou Lafourche road at Ascension Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Godie Rivet (given age 32), son(s) Elmo Rivet (given age 7) and Allen Rivet (given age 4), daughter(s) Elma Rivet (given age 8). Their home was owned free and clear of any mortgage. Clarence was employed as an engineer.6
Census1930C J Revet (given age 43) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Gloria Revet (given age 42), his son(s) Elmo and Allen, his daughter(s) Elma. They rented their home for $5 per month. C J worked as a machinist for a gravel pit.4
ResidenceAccording to the 1940 census enumeration, in 1935, Joseph Clarence Rivet and his wife, Gloria, lived in Klotzville, Assumption Parish, LA.7
Census1940Clarence Rivet (given age 57) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Klotzville Road at Klotzville, Assumption Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Gloria Rivet (given age 53), his son(s) Allen, his daughter-in-law, Violet Rivet (given age 21). They rented their home on a farm for $2 per month. Clarence was a sugar cane farmer. He was fully employed and earned $500 in 1939. He had a second grade education. Gloria had completed school through the sixth grade.7
DraftRegClarance Joseph Rivet 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 in Klotzville, Assumption Parish, LA. He gave Mrs. Clarance Rivet as someone who would always know his address. He was described as about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 165 pounds, with gray eyes, gray hair, and light complexion. He was self employed.8
DeathHe died at age 68 on 23 Dec 1953 in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.1
BurialHe was buried at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.9


  1. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online
  2. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  3. [S257] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Assumption Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S273] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  6. [S494] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S1044] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Assumption Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S547] World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online
  9. [S1113] Beverly Rivet Blanchard. E-mail message, 04 Feb 2015.
  10. [S1842] The Times-Picayune. New Orleans, LA. news article.
  11. [S1602] The Baton Rouge Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. obituary.