Wallace Peter Rivet Sr.

#4035, b. 7 May 1894, d. Jan 1970
Last Edited:23 Sep 2017
FatherHenri Joachim Rivet1 b. 14 Jul 1871
MotherOdile Mollere1 b. Sep 1875, d. 14 Nov 1928
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Wallace Peter Rivet Sr. and Mary (Marie) Sanchez

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthWallace Peter Rivet Sr. was born on 7 May 1894 at Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA.1,2,3
BaptismHe was baptized on 13 May 1894 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA. Sponsors were Fernand Escoffier and Angeline Rivet.1
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Joassin Rivet (given age 28) on the 1900 Census at Iberville Parish, LA.4
Census1910, sonWallace Rivet (given age 15) was enumerated as the son of Henry Rivet (given age 39) on the 1910 Census, living at Assumption Parish, LA.5
MarriageWallace Peter Rivet Sr. married Mary (Marie) Sanchez on 14 May 1915 at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. Witnesses were Junior Doming, Earley Acosta, and Rosa Vincent.6
DraftRegWallace Peter Rivet Sr. was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in White Castle, Iberville Parish, LA. He had a wife and child as dependents.2
Census1920Wallace Rivet (given age 25) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at White Castle, Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mary Rivet (given age 19), son(s) Joseph L. Rivet (given age 3 10/12), daughter(s) Mary L. Rivet (given age 2 1/12) and Cecile E. Rivet (given age 1/12). Wallace was a house carpenter, and they rented their home.7
Census1930Wallce P. Rivett (given age 35) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Marie Rivett (given age 29), his son(s) Lloyd, Jarold and Clyde, his daughter(s) Lois, Evlyn and Earline, his brother, Allen Rivett (given age 10). Marie's brother, Eddie Sanchez (given age 33), also lived with them. Their home was valued at $3000. He worked as a house carpenter.8
Census1940Wallace P. Rivett (given age 46) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 5046 Magnolia Drive at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Mary Rivett (given age 40), his son(s) Gerald, Clyde and Carlton. Their son, LLoyd and his wife Ruth lived at the same address. Wallace and Mary owned their home, which was valued at $1800, and was the same house in which they lived in 1935. Wallace worked as a carpenter in the building construction industry. He had worked for 40 hours during the week of March 24-30, 1940, and had earned $960 for 32 weeks of work during the previous year of 1939.9
DraftRegWallace Pierre Rivett 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 5046 Magnolia Drive in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. The name of Mrs. W. P. Rivett, at his same address, was given as a person who would always know his address. Wallace was described as about 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, 160 pounds, with hazel eyes, black hair, and ruddy complexion. He had four scars on his left forefinger, and a scar on his right leg near the ankle. He was employed by Plank Road Lumber Company in Baton Rouge on the East side of the Mississippi River.3
DeathHe died at age 75 in Jan 1970 in Erwinville, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.10,11

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  4. [S252] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S299] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Assumption Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S52] Jerome Rivet. E-mail message, 1996.
  7. [S279] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S804] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. East Baton Rouge Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S817] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. East Baton Rouge Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S168] Soileu Ancestry World Tree Project. Travis Soileau. Website. Online awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2185473&id=I111958245.
  11. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.