Courtlon Jerome Rivette1

#5244, b. 6 Jan 1911, d. 18 Mar 1981
Last Edited:11 May 2017
FatherWilliam Joseph Rivet2 b. 21 Apr 1884, d. 19 Jun 1964
MotherJosephine Lotta Darce2 b. 2 Apr 1887, d. 10 Feb 1919
Relationship6th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationHe worked at Pet. Iron Works in Beaumont at the time of his son David's birth. He worked in the Shipping Department for U.S. Steel Company in Beaimont, TX (from death certificate).3,4
BirthJoseph Courtland Rivet was born on 6 Jan 1911 at Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA.2,3,4
MarriageHe married Fannie Mae Trahin, daughter of Joseph John Trahin and Mary Etta Goldman, on 13 Dec 1929 at Jefferson County, TX.5
Census1930Courtlon A. Revette (given age 19) was enumerated on 18 Apr 1930 as the head of a household on the 1930 census at 242 Shell Street at Jefferson County, TX, with his wife Fannie M. Revette (given age 16). Courtlon and Fannie lived with her parents, and paid rent of $10 per month. He was employed as a laborer in an iron works.6
Census1940Courtlon J Rivette (given age 29) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 211 Shell Street at Jefferson County, TX. Also living with him was his wife, Fannie Mae Rivette (given age 26), his brother-in-law, Luther W Trahin (given age 21). Courtlon J had a third grade education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked 40 hours as a painter in structural steel, and had earned $1200 in 1939. Fannie Mae had two years of high school education, and was a homemaker.7
Death, InformantHe was the informant on the death certificate of his father, Willie Joseph Rivette, who died on 19 Jun 1964 at Schlesingers Home at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.8,9
DeathCourtlon Jerome Rivette died at age 70 from Parkinson's disease on 18 Mar 1981 at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.4
BurialHe was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.4,10


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  2. [S964] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1911. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  3. [S1719] TX. Jefferson County. Birth certificate with correction.
  4. [S1718] TX. Jefferson County. "Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982". Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, TX, USA.
  5. [S626] Jefferson County, Texas, Clerk's Office online index. Marriage records.
  6. [S424] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  7. [S805] 1940 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  8. [S1181] Death certificate for Willie Joseph Rivette. Online Jefferson.
  9. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  10. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online