Ovide Joseph Rivet1

#3947, b. 5 Jan 1911, d. 19 Nov 1989
Last Edited:4 Nov 2017
FatherPrisca Rivet b. 18 Jan 1872, d. 14 Nov 1944
MotherMary Laura Nereaux b. 20 Apr 1875, d. 1 Jul 1969
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationAt the time that his daughter Lorella Mae was born in 1934, he had been working as a service station operator for the Magnolia Petroleum Company for about one year.2
BirthOvide Joseph Rivet was born on 5 Jan 1911 at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.3,2
Census1920, sonOvid Rivet (given age 8) was enumerated as a son of Prisca Rivet (given age 46) on the 1920 Census, living at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.4
Census1930Ovide Joseph Rivet was enumerated on 14 Apr 1930 as a son-in-law of Marvin E. Crow on the 1930 Census at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX. He was single, and worked as a house carpenter.5 [Note, actual relationship to Marvin E. Crow is in doubt]
MarriageHe married Vera Seales Tatum, daughter of Willis Buckner Tatum and Ella Jane Read, on 5 Apr 1930.6
ResidenceIn 1934, Ovide Joseph Rivet and his wife, Vera, lived at 2395 Neches Street in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.2
Census1940Orvide Rivet (given age 29) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 1578 Avenue A at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX. Also living with him was his wife, Vera Rivet (given age 29). Their home was rented for $25 per month. Orvide and Vera each had two years of high school education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked 60 hours as an assistant manager for a retail grocery, and earned $1400 in 1939. Vera was a homemaker.7
Death, InformantHe was the informant on the death certificate of his mother, Lorena Rivet, who died on 1 Jul 1969 at Baptist Hospital at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.8
DeathOvide Joseph Rivet died at age 78 on 19 Nov 1989. At the time of his death, his last known residence was in Fannett, Jefferson County, TX.3


  1. [S181] Ancestry.com. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781
  2. [S1846] FamilySearch.org. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935." Jefferson County. Birth certificate.
  3. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S423] 1920 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  5. [S424] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  6. [S258] The Beaumont Enterprise. Beaumont, TX.
  7. [S805] 1940 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  8. [S1162] Death certificate for Lorena Rivet. Online Jefferson.