He was born on 4 October 1847 (6; 3 (17 in 1865), 5 (64 in 1910), 6 (67 yrs 6 mos 10 ds at death)). He was born in Canada (3, 5, 6). He was born to Benjamin Rivet and Delia Marselles (6).
When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (3).
He also served in company C of the 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (4, 9).
He was assigned by general order 123, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, without a descriptive list (3).
In 1880/81, he married Mary [unknown family name] (5). In 1910, she had had 3 children, 2 of whom were alive (5).
He immigrated (presumably for a second time) to the United States in 1881 (5). In 1910, he was an alien (5).
On 8 March 1893, he applied successfully from Massachusetts for a pension (4, 8).
On 9 October 1907, he again applied for a pension (4).
In 1910, he was living in Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts (5). He was living with his wife Mary (5). He was a laborer, working at odd jobs, and was out of work 13 weeks in 1909 (5).
He died on 15 March 1914, at Spencer, Massachusetts, of pulmonary tuberculosis (4, 6). He was a mason (6). On 17 March 1914, he was buried at St Mary's, Spencer, Massachusetts (6, 7 [Holy Rosary Cemetery]).
On 27 March 1914, his widow, Mary Rivert, successfully applied from Massachusetts for a pension (4, 8).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Edward Rivert)
2 company I, register of men transferred (Edward Rivert)
3 company I, descriptive roll, #96 (Edward Rivert)
4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Edward Rivert)
5 1910 US census, Massachusetts, Worcester County, Spencer Town, supervisor's district 119, enumeration district 1818, microfilm series T624, film 630, page 181 B = 5 handwritten (Edward Rivet)
6 death certificate, Massachusetts, Spencer, #233, 15 March 1914 (Edward Rivet)
7 Find a grave, memorial 86877123, created by Ted Dombroski, added 16 March 2012, accessed 10 Jun 12 (Edward Rivert)
8 pension index, by name (Edward Rivert)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Rivert)
|name||Rivet Edward||- Mary|
|#years present marriage||29||29|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||2|
|birthplace||Can French||Can French|
|father's birthplace||Can French||Can French|
|mother's birthplace||Can French||Can French|
|nature of industry etc.||Odd jobs|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||Yes|
|# weeks out of work 1909||13|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA [sic]|
|deaf & dumb|