Auguste Etienne Pitre

1841 Lafourche, LA 1918 St. James, LA



Continuation of tree (5th child of Francois Basile Pitre/Scholastique Boutary); all known surname descendants:

                   7     Auguste Etienne Pitre  b: 12 December 1841  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 May 1918  St. Amelia, St. James, LA

                                +Clara Sarah Sevin  b: 12 February 1848  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 19 June 1867  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Marcellin/Marguerite Carmelite Leblanc]; d: 16 July 1904  New Orleans, LA

                         8          Elie Pitre  b: 5 April 1868  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1910

                         8          Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre  b: 12 December 1869  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 August 1959  New Orleans, LA

                                        +Olive ---  b: April 1879; m: Abt. 1895; d: Aft. 1900

                                      *2nd Wife of Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre:

                                        +Lillian Daisy Martin (Rhoden)  b: 28 September 1881  Statesboro, Bulloch, GA; m: 11 February 1922  New Orleans, LA [Curtis Sullivan/Elizabeth Brannen]; d: 20 July 1973  Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, LA

                         8          Thomas J. Pitre  b: Abt. 1871 Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 11 October 1932  New Orleans, LA

                         8          Louis Napoleon 'Emile' Pitre  b: 13 March 1873  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 4 December 1938  New Orleans, LA

                                        +Anna Maunoir  b: Abt. 1881  Convent, St. James, LA; m: 9 May 1899  St. James, LA [Pierre/Emma Poponeaux]; d: 8 May 1964  New Orleans, LA

                         8          Marie Augusta Pitre  b: 1 May 1875  Opelousas, St. Landry, LA; d: 27 April 1908  Lutcher, St. James, LA

                         8          Josephine Alice Pitre  b: April 1877  Opelousas, St. Landry, LA; d: 22 January 1900  Lafourche, LA

                                        +Louis Joseph Toups  b: 20 January 1875  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1899 [Edouard/Josephine Bourgeois]; d: 31 August 1927  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                         8          Florence 'Annie' Pitre  b: 18 July 1878  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 September 1911  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                                        +Charles E. Alexander  b: Abt. 1877  Louisiana; m: Abt. 1902; d: Aft. September 1911

                         8          child Pitre  b: 29 May 1880  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 5 June 1880  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                         8          John Pitre  b: 8 May 1881  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 28 September 1909  Gramercy, St. James, LA

                                        +Doralise Sevin    m: April 1908; d: Aft. September 1909            

                         8          Georges Henri Pitre  b: 5 February 1883  St. Philomene, Labadieville, LA; d: 12 April 1924  Lutcher, St. James, LA

                                        +Lelia Schexnaydre  b: Abt. 1889; m: Abt. 1916; d: 1 February 1930  St. James, LA

                         8          Clara Emilie Pitre  b: 13 July 1884  St. Philomene, Labadieville, LA; d: 20 May 1945  New Orleans, LA

                                        +Raphael Edwin Gaudet  b: 24 October 1879  Convent, St. James, LA; m: 29 January 1904  St. James, LA [Rosemond/Lutecia Hymel]; d: 6 October 1959  New Orleans, LA

                         8          Laura Lillia Pitre  b: 19 January 1886  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 July 1969  Algiers, Orleans, LA

                                         +Oscar Merdolph Trahan  b: 9 December 1873  Terrebonne, LA; m: Aft. 1910 [Charles/Orilian ---]; d: 27 September 1934  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                         8          Wilfrid Wilton Pitre  b: 25 November 1889  St. Michael, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 20 July 1890  St. Michael, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA



Notes for Auguste Etienne Pitre:


- 1870 Laplace, St. Martin, Louisiana:  Auguste Pete 27 (laborer), wife Sarah 22, Eli 2, Clinton 9 months; living with his brother Eugene Pete 25 (laborer), wife Aimee 23, Berthile 9 months, and his widowed father Francois 55 (laborer), and brother Victorin 18 (laborer).

- 1880 Assumption, LA:  Auguste Pete 31 (laborer), wife Sarah 28, Ellie 12, Claton 10, Thomas 8, Emile 6, Augustine 4, Alice 3, Annie 2.

- 1900 St. James, LA:  Auguste Pitre 57 (day laborer), wife of 33 years Sarah 53; 5 of 5 children still living, Elie 32, Augusta 24, Aunis 21, Laura 14, granddaughter Olive Toups 1.

- 1910 St. James, LA:  Widowed A.E. Pitre 69 (sawmill worker), Elie 42 (sawmill worker), G.H. 26 (sawmill worker), Laure 22, granddaughter Alice Toups 10.

Civil War Records:  Private Co. G, 18th Louisiana Infantry.  Enlisted 5 October 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.  Present on Rolls to February 1863.  Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War: captured at Bayou Teche, LA, 20 April 1863; paroled at Grant's Island off Mobile, Alabama 30 May 1863.

Notes for Clara Sarah Sevin:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 24 July 1904:  Mrs. Sarah Pitre - Sarah Sevin, wife of August E. Pitre, after a long illness died in New Orleans last Saturday at the age of 58 years.  Mrs. Pitre was a native of Lafourche Parish and a resident of St. James for the past sixteen years.  Her remains were conveyed to her late residence at Lutcher for interment, where her sorrow-stricken family and a large number of friends were awaiting her.  The funeral services were held at St. Michael Church, St. James Parish, on Monday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Father Kempnich officiating, after which her remains were laid to rest in St. Michael Cemetery.  Besides her husband, she leaves a family of ten children, four grandchildren, five brothers and one sister to mourn her loss.  The family wish to express thanks and appreciation for all kind attentions shown by the friends and acquaintances of the family.


WWI registration records (sons):

Louis Napoleon Pitre:  Louis Emile Pitre; Orleans, LA; born 13 Mar 1875; Anna Maunoyr (wife); medium height, slender build; brown eyes & black hair.
Georges Henri Pitre:
 George Henry Pitre; St. James, LA; born 5 Feb 1884; Lelia Schexnaydre Pitre; medium height, medium build; grey eyes & brown hair.


Obituaries for the children:

Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre:  Times Picayune, 25 August 1959 - On Sunday, August 23, 1959, at 2 o'clock a.m., Joseph A. Pitre, beloved husband of Daisy Martin, brother of Mrs. Laura Trahan, also survived by several nieces and nephews; age 89 years; a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of New Orleans, La., for the past 75 years.  Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, 1959, at 9 o'clock a.m., from the auxillary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal street at North Scott, with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's church.  Interment in McDonogh cemetery, McDonoghville, La.


Thomas J. Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 12 October 1932 - On Tuesday, October 11, 1932, at 3:10 a.m., Thomas J. Pitre, brother of Mrs. Edwin Gaudet, Mrs. Oscar Trahan, Emile and Clay Pitre, aged 61 years.  Relatives and friends, also officers and members of United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Louisiana, Hayden Y. Grubbs Camp No. 3, are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the funeral home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 4127 S. Claiborne avenue, near Milan street, Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 1932, at 2 o'clock, followed by services at St. Ann's church, Ursuline near N. Johnson.  Interment in Chalmette National cemetery.

Misc.: Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (1929): Military History - enlistment 3 June 1898 at N.O., Private, 2nd US Inf, discharged 22 Jun 1899; enlistment 4 Jun 1901 at N.O., Private, 28th US Inf, discharged 4 Jun 1904; domestic history - b. LA, age 58, 5'4", fair complexion, brown eyes, black hair, read & write yes, Cath, clerk, single, res. N.O.; sister Mrs. Edwin Gaudet 3205 Palmyra St., N.O.


Louis Napoleon 'Emile' Pitre:  New Orleans States (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 5 December 1938:  On Sunday, December 4, 1938, at 3:30 o'clock a.m., Louis E. Pitre, Sr., husband of Anna M. Maunoir, father of Lee, Louis E., Jr., Woodrow W., Gaston B. and Marie Pitre and Mrs. John Kenney and Mrs. Frank Armstrong.  Funeral took place from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 4127 South Claiborne avenue, near Milan street, Monday afternoon, December 5, 1938, at 3 o'clock, followed by services at St. Anthony's church, Canal and Olympia streets.  Interment in Cypress Grove cemetery.


Marie Augusta Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 30 April 1908:  Miss Augusta Pitre, member of a well-known and esteemed family in Lutcher, St. James Parish, La., died on the 27th inst., after an illness of several months.  Miss Pitre was a native of St. Landry Parish, but had been a resident of St. James for twenty years.  She was the daughter of Auguste E. Pitre and the late Sara Sevin.  She was a young lady of great sweetness of character and very amiable and charitable.  Her father and several brothers and sisters, together with many friends, are left to mourn her untimely demise.  The brothers are all business men.  Elie Pitre resides in St. Charles Parish; Emile at New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish; Clinton at Belle Alliance, Assumption Parish; Thomas J. in New Orleans; and George and John Pitre in Lutcher.  Her sisters are Mrs. C. Alexander, of Kennerville; Mrs. Edward Gaudet and Miss Laura, of Lutcher.  The funeral took place Tuesday morning, and there was a service in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, at Paulina.


Florence 'Annie' Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 24 September 1911:  Alexander - At Kenner, La., on Sept. 23, 1911, at 2 p.m., Anne Pitre, daughter of Aug. Pitre, aged 33 years, 2 months and 5 days, beloved wife of C.E. Alexander, a native of Lafourche Parish, and a resident of Kenner for the past six years.  The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral.  Interment in St. Peter, La., on arrival of the Y. and M.V. train, at 7:20 a.m.

- The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, LA), Saturday, 30 September 1911:  Mrs. C.E. Alexander, a sister of Messrs. Clinton J. and Louis E. Pitre of this city, died at her husband's home in Kenner at 2 o'clock p.m. last Saturday, the 22nd inst., aged thirty-three years.  The funeral took place Sunday forenoon, with services at the Kenner Catholic church and interment in St. Peter's cemetery in St. John parish.  Mr. C.J. Pitre went from here to be present at the obsequies, which were attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends.  Mrs. Alexander is survived by her husband and four children, all of whom are boys, ranging in age from eight years to an infant of a few months.  The Chief tenders sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.


John Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 3 October 1909:  A member of one of the old-time families in southern Louisiana, Mr. John Pitre, died last Tuesday at Gramercy, St. James Parish, at the early age of 28 years.  The Pitre family is domiciled in St. James, Assumption and Lafourche Parishes, and is connected by marriage with descendants of the pioneer settlers of the German coast.  After an illness of about three months, and suffering from a complication of diseases, Mr. Pitre succumbed, in spite of the best medical attention and the tender ministrations of his young wife and devoted brothers and sisters.  He was born in Assumption Parish, on the 8th of May, 1881, and after having received a good education in the public schools of Lafourche and Assumption Parishes, he went in business as a barber and succeeded in gathering a most lucrative clientele, his last habitat having been the progressive lumber village of Lutcher, St. James Parish.  The funeral took place Wednesday, Sept. 29, and the obsequies were attended by many relatives and friends.  The reverend clergy of St. Joseph's Catholic Church performed the religious rites.  The deceased was the son of Auguste E. Pitre and Sarah Sevin.  Seventeen months ago he married Doralise Sevin, who is now left an inconsolable widow, without any pledge of their union to be a remembrance of their short and yet happy wedded life.  Mr. Pitre leaves a widow, and a father and several brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely end.  The brothers are: Elie Pitre of St. James; Clay Pitre of Ascension; George Pitre, of St. James; Emile Pitre, of Donaldsonville, and Thomas J. Pitre, residing in New Orleans.  His sisters are Mrs. Edwin Gaudet, of Gramercy, St. James Parish, where he died; Mrs. C. Alexander, of Kenner, Jefferson Parish, and Miss Laura Pitre, of St. James.  His five brothers, together with Edwin Gaudet, his brother-in-law, were pallbearers.  Mr. Pitre was a young man of exemplary conduct and high character, and was very popular.  (photo)


Clara Emilie Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 23 May 1945:  Gaudet - At Hotel Dieu on Sunday, May 20, 1945, at 11:10 o'clock p.m., Carrie Pitre, wife of Edwin Gaudet, Sr., mother of Mrs. Leroy Parker, Mrs. Francis Gaudin, Stanley, Allen, Alvin, Lt. Eddie J., Jr., William, Ferdie, Sergt. Curtis and Shelton Gaudet, sister of Mrs. Oscar Trahan and C.J. Pitre, also survived by 15 grandchildren, aged 57 years; a native and life-long resident of this city.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will (be) on Wednesday, May 27, 1945, at 9:15 o'clock a.m. from the funeral home of E.J. Ranson and Sons Inc., 1921 Elysian Fields avenue, between St. Claude and North Rampart street.  Requiem mass at 10 o'clock a.m. at Incarnate Word church, Apricot street.  Interment in Hope Mausoleum.


Laura Lillia Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 11 July 1969:  Mrs. Laura L. Pitre Trahan of Algiers, La., on Thursday, July 10, 1969, at 8:15 o'clock a.m., beloved wife of the late Oscar Trahan; stepmother of Mrs. Norris Pitre of Houma, La., Mrs. Camille Daigle of New Mexico, Mrs. Edna Schexnayder, Howard Trahan and the late Mrs. Florida LeBlanc, Elmic and William Trahan; daughter of the late Sarah Sevin and Auguste Pitre, aunt of Mrs. Agnes Parker and Mrs. Mercedes Judin; age 83 years; a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of New Orleans, La., for the past 50 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of the Altar Society of Holy Name of Mary Church, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Mothe Funeral Home Inc., 1300 Valette St., Algiers, La., on Saturday, July 12, 1969, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Requiem High Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church.  Interment in McDonogh Cemetery.  Parlors will be open Friday, July 11, 1969, from 6 o'clock p.m., until 12 midnight.


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- Southwest Louisiana Records  (Rev. Hebert)


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