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Joseph Antoine Rivette (1876 - 1938)

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Joseph Antoine (Joseph) Rivette
Born in Arnaudville, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 9 Aug 1900 in Arnaudville, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Died in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 28 Dec 2019 | Created 13 Jul 2019
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Joseph Rivette is one of twins.

Joseph Antoine Rivette, son of Joseph Numa Rivette and Marie Francoise Lanclos, was born on 20 September 1876 in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA. He had a twin brother, Denis Gerasime Rivette, who did not survive infancy.[1][2][3] Joseph was enumerated on the 1880 census, living with his parents and siblings in St. Landry Parish.[4] By 1900, he was boarding in the home of Hensley Hargroder, and worked as a farm laborer.[5]

Joseph married Mary Euphrasie Hargroder, daughter of Henry Dumas Hargroder and Louisa Bay. They obtained a marriage license on 20 July 1900 in Opelousas,[6] and were married on 9 August 1900 at St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville.[7]

Joseph and Euphrasie had seven known children:

  1. Joseph Numa Rivette, b. 13 Dec 1903
  2. Octave Joseph Rivette, b. 19 Dec 1907
  3. Antoine J. Rivette, b. 13 Sep 1909
  4. Ida Marie Rivette, b. 22 Mar 1912
  5. Mary Rivette, b. about 1914
  6. Edwin Rivette, b. about 1917
  7. Clemontine Rivette, b. about 1919

Joseph was enumerated during the 1910 census, with his wife and children, living on a farm in St. Landry Parish. Their primary language was French.[8] In 1918, he was required to register for the third draft of World War I. At that time, he was living in Sunset, St. Landry Parish, and was employed as a farmer in Opelousas. Joseph was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.[2] In 1920, they were renting their farm.[9]

Sometime not long before April 1930, the family moved to Jefferson County, Texas.[3] They were enumerated there on the 1930 census in a home at 228 Twelfth Street in Port Arthur. They rented their home for $12 per month.[10]

Joseph died at age 61 of a heart attack on 8 April 1938, in his home at 1016 Victoria Street in Beaumont. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery.[3][11]


  1. Donald J Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD #101 ("SWLR CD") (Rayne, La.: Hébert Publications, 2001);
    RIVETTE, Joseph Antoine (Joseph Numa & Marie Francoise LANCLOS) b. 20 Sept. 1876 (Arnaudville Ch.: v. 3, p. 167).
  2. 2.0 2.1, "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Provo, UT, USA : The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records Administration, imaged from original microfilm; Joseph Rivette, St. Landry Ph., LA, dated 12 Sep 1918
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Death certificate for Joseph A Rivette, online Jefferson, viewed 09 Mar 2015; Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, TX, USA, TX, volume volume 39, certificate #Microfilm. 1290 reels, Joseph A Rivette, 08 Apr 1938; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, microfilm no. 2,117,694 (GSU)
  4. 1880 U.S. Census, St. Landry Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 19 July 2008; Third Ward, E.D. 41, p. 40 (handwritten top left), dwelling 260, family 269, household of Numa Rivett.
  5. 1900 U.S. Census, St. Landry Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 03 Mar 2013 at; Police Jury Ward 3, ED 56, Sheet 3A, stamped page 54, dw.#37, fam.#37, household of Hensley Hargroder.
  6. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    RIVETTE, Joseph m. 20 July 1900 Ufraze HARGRODER (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #27849)
  7. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    • RIVETTE, Joseph (d. Numa & d. Francoise LANCLOS) m. 9 Aug. 1900 Euphrasie HARGRODER (Arnaudville Ch.: v.3, p.39)
    • [The following entry appears to be incorrect.] RIVETTE, Joseph (Numa & Francoise LANCLOS) m. 9 April 1900 Euphrasie HARGRODER (Arnaudville Ch.: v.3, p.39).
  8. 1910 U.S. Census, St. Landry Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 17 Mar 2010; Police Jury Ward 3, ED 107, sheet 23B, dw.#365, fam.#374, household of Joseph Rivet
  9. 1920 U.S. Census, St. Landry Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 20 Oct 2007; Police Jury Ward 2, ED 92, Sheet 8A, dw.#130, fam.#130, household of Joe Rivet.
  10. 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson County, TX, population schedule (digital image), accessed 19 Apr 2012; Port Arthur City, ED 123-65, Sheet 2A, stamped page 107, 228 Twelfth Street, dw.#21, fam.#30, line 33, household of Joseph Rivette.
  11. Find A Grave, database and images ( accessed 25 Apr 2013), Joseph A. Rivette, Find A Grave: Memorial #101304259, created by Sharon Howell on 26 Nov 2012; includes headstone photo

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