Alfred Dalbert Pitre

1863 Madrid, New York 1944 Deadwood, South Dakota



Continuation of tree (1st child of Michel Lepitre/Marie Celia Bisaillon); all known surname descendants:

                 8        Alfred Dalbert Pitre  b: 6 April 1863  Madrid, St. Lawrence, NY (bap. 11 Jan 1868  St. Stanislas de Kostka, Beauharnois); d: 24 February 1944  Deadwood, Lawrence, SD

                                    +Julia Hennessey (Elward)  b: 18 May 1872  Hancock, Houghton, MI; m: 17 June 1916  Deadwood, Lawrence, SD [Patrick/Catherine Noonan]; d: 4 February 1950  Deadwood, Lawrence, SD



Notes for Alfred Dalbert Pitre:


- 1910 Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota:  Martin J. Noeren 44 priest/Catholic Church, boarder Frederic D. Peter 46 mail carrier/U.S. Gov't., Josephine E. Peter 37 housekeeper.


- 1920 Deadwood, Lawrence, SD:  Frederick D. Peters 66 letter carrier/Deadwood, wife Julia 47, (step)daughters Vera L. Elward 19 & Lyle J. Elward 17.


- 1930 Deadwood, Lawrence, SD:  Fred D. Peter 66, wife Julia 57, stepdau Vera Elward 29.


- 1940 Deadwood, Lawrence, SD:  Fred D. Peter 76 mailman/P.O., wife Julia 66, Vera 39; 5 roomers.


Obituary:  Lead Daily Call (Lead, SD), Thursday, 24 February 1944:  Fred D. Peter, Deadwood Pioneer, Succumbs Today:  Fred D. Peter, retired Deadwood mail carrier, succumbed at the family home at 308 Williams street in that city shortly after 12 o'clock today noon, as the result of complications following an attack in influenza he suffered before the holidays.  The deceased was born in Canton, New York, and had he lived until April would have been 81 years of age.  He came to Deadwood in the early days and carried a city mail route for 27 years.  He was retired about 19 years ago.  Surviving relatives and his wife and four stepchildren who are Bert Elward, Lead; Lyle Elward, Deadwood; Roscoe Elward, who is in the service, and Vera Elward, a recreation hostess at Camp Carson, Colo.  The body is at the Schulte funeral home in Deadwood, and arrangements await word from relatives living at a distance.  He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic church and the Knights of Columbus.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Ambrose Cemetery, Deadwood:  Fred D. Peter / Apr 6, 1863 / Feb 24, 1944  //  Julia Peter / May 18, 1872 / Feb 4, 1950


Notes for Julia Hennessey:

Obituary:  Deadwood Pioneer Times (Deadwood, SD), Sunday, 5 February 1950:  Mrs. Peter, Long Time Resident of Deadwood, Dies:  Mrs. Julia Peter, 308 Williams, a resident of Deadwood for 60 years, died about 3 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's hospital in Deadwood.  She was ill for only a short time, having entered the hospital on January 22.  Mrs. Peter was born May 18, 1872, in Hancock, Mich., where she spent her early girlhood.  She was married in Curtis, Neb. to John Elward about 59 years ago and they came to Deadwood shortly afterward.  He died in 1910.  Mrs. Peter was married in 1917 to Fred Peter, Deadwood, and continued to make her home here.  He died in February, 1944.  She is survived by three sons, Bert Elward, Lead; Lyle Elward, Deadwood; Roscoe Elward, Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Miss Vera Elward, Deadwood, Lawrence county auditor, and a granddaughter, Mrs. M. J. Gann, Deadwood, who made her home with her grandmother for many years.  Other survivors are a brother, Jim Hennessey, Geneva, Neb., a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold, Deadwood, and two great-grandchildren, Dennis and Karen Gann, Deadwood.  Mrs. Peter was a member of St. Ambrose Church, the Foresters Lodge and the Altar Society.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at St. Ambrose Church with burial in St. Ambrose cemetery.  Rosary services will be held at the Wells Funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.



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