Louis Ethelbert Rivet Sr.

#2944, b. 25 Oct 1884, d. 6 Oct 1952
Last Edited:10 Jul 2017
FatherJoseph Ernest Rivet b. 17 Jun 1861, d. 17 Aug 1934
MotherMarie Julia LeBlanc b. 19 Jun 1866, d. 30 Jan 1944
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Louis Ethelbert Rivet Sr. and Mary Peola Rouse

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthLouis Ethelbert Rivet Sr. was born on 25 Oct 1884 at Iberville Parish, LA.1,2,3
BaptismHe was baptized on 9 Nov 1884 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. Sponsors were Albert Rivet and Pauline Leblanc.1
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Joseph Rivet (given age 29) on the 1900 Census at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.2
MarriageLouis Ethelbert Rivet Sr. married Mary Peola Rouse about 1909.4
Census1910Louis Rivet (given age 25) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Peola Rivet (given age 22), daughter Vertille Rivet (given age 2/12). He was a house carpenter, and they lived in a rented home on Nelson Street.4
DraftRegLouis Elbert Rivet was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living at 1123 Arabella Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with his wife, Mary P.3
Census1920Louis E. Rivet (given age 35) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at 1123 Arabella Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mary Rivet (given age 32), son(s) Adolph L. Rivet (given age 8), daughter(s) Vertilee Rivet (given age 9). Their home was rented, and Louis worked as a carpenter for a contractor.5
Census1930Louis E. Rivet (given age 45) was enumerated on 14 Apr 1930 as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living on Arlington Drive at Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mary P. Rivet (given age 42), his son(s) Adolph L., his daughter(s) Mary V. Ada Duncan (given age 53) was a household servant living with them. Louis worked as a carpenter.6
Census1940Louis E Rivet Sr (given age 55) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 210 St. Patrick Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Mary P Rivet (given age 52), his son(s) Adolph. They rented their home for $20 per week. Louis had completed three years of high school education, and Mary had completed four years of high school. He worked as a carpenter for his own account.7
DraftRegLouis Elvert Rivet registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 25 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 210 S. St. Patrick Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He gave the name of Mrs. L. E. Rivet of his same address as someone who would always know his address. Louis was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 135 pounds, with gray eyes, black hair, and ruddy complexion. He was employed by C. N. Bott at 1500 Calhoun Street in New Orleans.8
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1952, Louis E. Rivet and his wife, Mary, lived at 210 South St. Patrick Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.9
DeathLouis Ethelbert Rivet Sr. died at age 67 on 6 Oct 1952 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.10,11
BurialHe was buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.10

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S252] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S307] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S276] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S711] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S791] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  9. [S793] Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  10. [S154] New Orleans Public Library. Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index, 1837-1972. Card Index. New Orleans, Orleans, LA, USA.
  11. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  12. [S762] FamilySearch.org. Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1929995