Richard Grofenhurst1

#9055, b. 28 Jun 1903, d. Jul 1961
Last Edited:26 May 2015
FatherFrederick Grofenhurst1 b. about 1859
MotherElmira Leanks (?)1
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

BirthRichard Grofenhurst was born on 28 Jun 1903 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.2
Marriage LicenseHe and Beulah Winnie Rivet obtained a marriage license on 24 May 1935 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1
MarriageRichard Grofenhurst married Beulah Winnie Rivet, daughter of Laurence Clement Rivet and Carrie Gomez, on 28 May 1935 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Witnesses were Lionel Madere, Thelma Cunningham, and Virginia M. Allen.1
Census1940, sonRichard Grofenhurst (given age 36) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as a son of Frederick Grofenhurst (given age 81), living at 310 Eleonore at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. His wife Beulah lived there with him and his brother Percy. Richard had a third grade education, and was employed as a sheet and metal worker for a sheet and metal work company. He worked 42 hours during the week before the census was taken, and had earned income of $1,092 during 1939.3
DraftRegRichard Grofenhurst registered for the draft for World War II on 14 Feb 1942. This registration was part of the "young men's draft". At that time, his residence was at 310 Eleanore in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, and he gave the name of his wife, Mrs R Grofenhurst, as someone who would always know his address. Richard was employed by Iron & Steel Product on Carrollton Avenue. He was described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall andd 160 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and light complexion.2
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1945, Richard Grofenhurst and his wife, Beulah, lived at 310 Eleonore in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. They owned their home, which was located on the corner of Tchoupitoulas Street and had telephone service. Richard was a sheet metal worker for Armco & Drainage Metal Works.4
DeathRichard Grofenhurst died at age 58 in Jul 1961.5
BurialHe was buried at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1


  1. [S1209] Rivet Family Tree on Ancestry. christie2010. Website. Online
  2. [S1187] U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S791] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S793] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  5. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on