91st PA: Edward Rivert

Edward Rivert

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company C of the 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (4, 9).

He was a substitute (1). He was mustered into service in company E of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 May 1865 (1, 4). He enlisted for one year (3).

He was assigned by general order 123, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, without a descriptive list (3).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was a private in company I of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 9).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He was a private, in company I (9).

After the war

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).

Sources

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 15 Dec 10)

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Edward Rivert in the 91st PA database

1910 census

[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]
[Although he immigrated after the Civil War, he is listed as a Civil War veteran; I therefore assume he returned to Canada after the Civil War, and came back to the US in 1881]
line9293
streetChestnut Street
house nr[77] 
dwelling nr[56] 
family nr97 
nameRivet Edward- Mary
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6454
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage2929
mother of # children 3
mother of # living children 2
birthplaceCan FrenchCan French
father's birthplaceCan FrenchCan French
mother's birthplaceCan FrenchCan French
immigrated1881 [sic]1881
naturalized/alienAl 
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationLaborerNone
nature of industry etc.Odd jobs 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?Yes 
# weeks out of work 190913 
can readNoNo
can writeNoNo
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA [sic] 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 March 2015, from Fold3]


Rivert, Edward
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa. Vols. and
River Edwd 81 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Massachusetts, Spencer, #233, 15 March 1914, Edward Rivet]
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
233
(City or town.) SPENCER
1 PLACE OF DEATH Spencer (No [blank], Chestnut St.; [blank] Ward)
2 FULL NAME Edward Rivet
a RESIDENCE Spencer
Registered No. 24
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3 SEX Male
4 COLOR OR RACE white
5 married
6 DATE OF BIRTH Oct 4, 1847
7 AGE 67 yrs. 6 mos. 10 ds.
8 OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Mason
9 BIRTHPLACE Canada
10 NAME OF FATHER Benjamin Rivet
11 BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Canada
12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Delia Marselles
13 BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Canada
14 THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Mrs Edward Rivet
(Address) Spencer
Filed Apr 10 1914 E. E. Dicterma [??] REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16 DATE OF DEATH March 15, 1914
17 I HEREBY CERTIFY that I attended deceased from Sept 20, 1913, to March 15, 1914, that I last saw him alive on March 14, 1914, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 5 AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
(Duration) [blank]
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) A. F. Peck, M.D.
Apr 10, 1914 (Address) Spencer
18 LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS, OR RECENT RESIDENTS).
At place of death [no time period listed; instead:] A true copy
Where was disease contracted if not at place of death? Attest E. E. Dicterma [?]
19 PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL St. Mary's Spencer
DATE OF BURIAL Mar 17 1914
20 UNDERTAKER Wm Query + Son
ADDRESS Spencer

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