Lucette Clementine Biver

Documented History


According to Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911, Lucette Clementine Biver was born 21 May 1924 in Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA.

LCB 1944 Lucette Biver

LCB 1944 Lucette Biver

 

In 1930, per the United States Federal Census, Lucette lived with her parents and sister at 53 Kelly Ave, . Her parents were Clemens Biver, age 37, and Mary A., age 27. Clemens and his parents were born in Lorraine, France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and was naturalized. Clemens was a carrier for the post office.

LCB 1930 US Federal Census

LCB 1930 US Federal Census

 

Mary and her parents were born in Brest, France. She immigrated to the United States in 1921 and was also naturalized. Both were French speaking. Mary was 18 years old when she married Clemens, he was 28. Lucette’s sister, Muguette, was 7 and Lucette was 5 years old at the time, they were both born in Virginia.

LCB 1940 US Federal Census

LCB 1940 US Federal Census

 

In 1940, Lucette lived at 53 North Kelly, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the 1940 Census. She lived with her parents, Clarence age 47 and Mary age 37 Biver, as well as her sisters, Muguette age 18 and Yolande, age 7. Lucette was 16 years old. Clarence owned the house and its approximate value was $5,000 at the time. Muguette and her sisters were born in Virginia. Clarence was a parcel post carrier for the post office.

 

Marriage


According to Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014, Lucette Clementine Marie Biver married Thomas Edward Witty on 30 September 1944 in Fort Monroe, Virginia.

LCB 1944 Wedding Photo

LCB 1944 Wedding Photo

 

Lucette was 20 years old at the time born in Phoebus, Virginia to Clemens Biver and Mary A. Piquett. She was a Clerk with N.A.C.A. Thomas Edward Witty was 24 years old at the time working as a Merchant Seaman in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

LCB 1944 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

LCB 1944 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

 

Thomas was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Edward Witty and Agnes Ruth Miller who lived at 45 Poplar Ave, Newport News, Virginia. According to the local newspaper, they were married at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic church, Old Point Comfort.

LCB 1946 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1946 U.S. City Directories

 

Thomas and Lucette lived at 1365 Roanoke Ave, Newport News, Hampton, Virginia in 1946, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

1365 Roanoke Avenue in Aug 2015

1365 Roanoke Avenue in Aug 2015

 

Thomas and Lucette lived at 224 Ferguson Ave, Newport News, Virginia per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 in 1949. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1949 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1949 U.S. City Directories

 

Thomas and Lucette lived at 224 Ferguson Ave, Newport News, Virginia per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 in 1950. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

224 Ferguson Ave in Aug 2015

224 Ferguson Ave in Aug 2015

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 630 Lee, Newport News, Virginia in 1951. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1951 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1951 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 630 Lee, Newport News, Virginia in 1952. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

630 Lee St in Aug 2015

630 Lee St in Aug 2015

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1954. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1954 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1954 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1955. Thomas was an engineer at the time.

121 Dogwood Dr in Aug 2015

121 Dogwood Dr in Aug 2015

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1956. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1956 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1956 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1957. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1957 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1957 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1958. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1958 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1958 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1959. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1959 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1959 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1960. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1960 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1960 U.S. City Directories

 

Lucette B Witty lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, VA, 23606-3645 in 1993, per U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1.

While I found a lot of records for the different places Lucette lived with her husband, Thomas Edward Witty, I didn’t find much in the way of her life.  I suspect I will find more when I start researching her husband and, as always, I’ll come back and update this post as I find additional information.

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~Kris

LCB Family Tree

LCB Family Tree

 

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