Martin Wilmont Rivet1,2

#5309, b. 20 Oct 1895, d. 25 Jul 1966
Last Edited:31 May 2017
FatherLaurence Clement Rivet3 b. 23 Nov 1874, d. 9 Jan 1952
MotherCarrie Gomez3 b. Aug 1878, d. 7 Jun 1922
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Martin Wilmont Rivet and Mathilda Theresa Coleman

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthMartin Wilmont Rivet was born on 20 Oct 1895 at Jefferson Parish, LA.3,4,5
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Lawerence Rivet (given age 24) on the 1900 Census at Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA.3
Census1910, sonMartin Rivet (given age 14) was enumerated as the son of Larence Rivet (given age 36) on the 1910 Census, living at Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA.4
DraftRegMartin Wilmer Revet was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living at 6104 Laurel Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He was single with no dependents, and was employed as an Engineer for Trans-Miss Terminal Co. in Westwego, La.5
MilitaryMartin Wilmont Rivet was inducted into the U.S. Army as a Private on 24 Jun 1918 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. On 22 Aug 1918, he sailed on the S.S. Toloa from Hoboken, NJ to France, with Field Hospital Company 155, 114th Sanitary Train, 39th Division.6 He worked in the Medical Department in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany during his overseas service.7 On 21 June 1919, Martin departed Brest, France on the U.S. Naval Transport Finland, arriving at Boston, MA on 30 June 1919. He was sent on from there to Camp Devens.8 He was discharged on 11 July 1919, after the end of World War I.7
MarriageHe married Mathilda Elizabeth Coleman, daughter of Michael Coleman and Alice Heatherton, on 15 Dec 1919 at Mater Dolorosa Church at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.9
Census1920Martin Rivet (given age 24) and his wife, Matilda Rivet (given age 22), were enumerated on 8 Jan 1920 as lodgers in the household of Thomas Day (given age 52), at 8015 Maple Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, on the 1920 Census. Martin worked as an elevator man at a grain elevator.10
Census1930Martin Rivet (given age 34) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 8333 Nelson Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mathilda Rivet (given age 32), his son(s) Martin, his daughter(s) Carmen. Their home was rented for $25 per month. Martin worked as a mechanic for a sheet metal company.11
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1938, Martin Wilmont Rivet lived at 919 Dublin Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. His home was located between Burthe and Freret Streets. He subscribed to telephone service.12
Census1940Martin Rivet (given age 43) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 919 Dublin Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Mathilda Rivet (given age 42), his son(s) Martin and Gordon, his daughter(s) Carmen. Martin was employed as a superintendent of iron workers, having worked 50 hours during the week of March 24-30th, 1940. He earned $2100 for 52 weeks of work in 1939. The family lived in the same house five years earlier.13
DraftRegMartin Wilmont Rivet registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 26 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 1029 Burdette Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, and he gave the name of his wife, Mathilda Theresa Rivet, as someone who would always know his address. Matilda's address was given as 919 Donte Street in New Orleans. Martin was described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes, brown hair, and ruddy complexion, with a mole over his left eye. He was employed by Avondale Marine Ways in Avondale, La.2
ResidenceAccording to a city directory in 1945, Martin W. Rivet and his wife, Mathilda, lived at 1029 Burdette Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Their son Martin Jr lived with them. Martin worked as a layoutman for Avondale Marine Ways.12
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1952, Martin W. Rivet and his wife, Mathilda, lived at 1029 Burdette Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with their daughter Carmen. He worked as a foreman for Avondale Marine Ways.12
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1956, Martin W. Rivet and his wife, Mathilda, lived at 1325 Burdette in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with their daughter Carmen. He worked as a foreman for Avondale Marine Way.12
DeathMartin Wilmont Rivet died at age 70 of heart failure, on 25 Jul 1966 at Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.14
BurialHe was buried on 27 Jul 1966 at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. The grave location is Plot 18 Violet Osier Mercury.14,15

Citations:

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  2. [S547] FamilySearch.org. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S274] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S275] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
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  7. [S1205] "Honorable Discharge from the United States Army."
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  9. [S1204] LA. Orleans Parish. Marriage certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
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  11. [S277] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
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  13. [S791] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  14. [S1203] LA. Orleans Parish. Louisiana Secretary of State, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  15. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  16. [S980] FamilySearch.org. Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957. Online http://www.familysearch.org