Joseph Napoléon Rivard

17 October 1909–10 September 1987 (Age 77)
Saint-Claude, Richmond, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Joseph Napoléon

When Joseph Napoléon Rivard was born on 17 October 1909, in Saint-Claude, Richmond, Quebec, Canada, his father, Alfred Rivard, was 45 and his mother, Marie Clarisse Labonte, was 39. He married Maria Exelia Annette Plante on 11 October 1933, in Springvale, Sanford, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Richmond, Quebec, Canada in 1911. He died on 10 September 1987, in Sanford, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Sanford, York, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Napoléon Rivard
Maria Exelia Annette Plante
Marriage: 11 October 1933
Paul George Rivard

Spouse and Children

11 October 1933
Springvale, Sanford, York, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Marie Clarisse Labonte




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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 8

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived on a riverbank, from a derivative of rive ‘(river) bank’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Joseph Napoleon Rivard

Joseph Napoleon Rivard was known to me as Paul Rivard and I called him Pepere which is the French Canadian version of Grandpa.

Sources (3)

  • Napoleon Rinard in household of Alfred Rinard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Napoleon Rivard in household of Alfred Rivard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul Rivard in entry for Mr Paul Rivard Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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