Elliot Lawrence Rivet1

#6550, b. 20 Dec 1898, d. 1964
Last Edited:21 Jul 2017
FatherJoseph Elie Rivet2 b. 2 Feb 1872, d. 8 Jan 1947
MotherCatharina Mathilde Falcon2 b. 28 Dec 1880, d. 18 Apr 1935
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthElliot Lawrence Rivet was born probably on 20 Dec 1898 (or possibly 1899) at Ascension Parish, LA.2,3,1
BaptismHe was baptized on 10 Jan 1899 at St. Francis of Assisi in Smoke Bend, Ascension Parish, LA. Sponsors were Lucien Rivet and Lydia Mollere.2
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Joe Rivet (given age 27) on the 1900 Census at Ascension Parish, LA.3
Census1910, sonElliot Rivet (given age 11) was enumerated as the son of Joseph Rivet (given age 38) on the 1910 Census, living at Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA.4
DraftRegElliot Lawrence Rivet was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA, with his mother, Catharina Mathilde Rivet. He worked as a machinist helper for F. H. Allen in Donaldsonville. Elliot was described as tall and slender, with grey eyes and black hair.1
Census1920, sonElliot Rivet (given age 21) was enumerated as a son of Joseph Rivet (given age 47) on the 1920 Census, living at Ascension Parish, LA. His occupation was given as Laborer. He could read, write and speak English.5
MarriageElliot Lawrence Rivet married Laura Bradford, daughter of Thomas J. Bradford and Octave Gomez, about 1921.6,7
Census1930Elliot Rivette (given age 30) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Laura B Rivette (given age 45), his sister, Ruby Rivette (given age 7). They owned their home, which was valued at $1200. They could read, write and speak English. Elliot worked as a general laborer.6
Census1940Elliot Rivet (given age 42) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Laura Rivet (given age 55), his neice, Mable Delette (given age 30), his sister, Ruby Rivet (given age 17). They owned their home, which was valued at $650. Elliot had completed his education through the fifth grade, and worked 60 hours per week as a highway laborer. He earned $330 for 22 weeks of employment in 1939. Laura completed two years of high school, and worked 60 hours per week as a Registered Nurse at a private hospital. She had earned $480 for 52 weeks of employment during 1939.8
DeathElliot Lawrence Rivet died in 1964.9
BurialHe was buried at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.9

Citations:

  1. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  2. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  3. [S251] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S493] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S494] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S709] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  8. [S1024] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com