Alexis Joseph Pitre

1867 Lockport, Louisiana 1955 New Orleans, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (3rd child of Alexis Richard Pitre/Elisabeth Romela Duet); all known surname descendants:

               8          Alexis Joseph Pitre  b: 3 January 1867  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: 31 December 1955  New Orleans, LA

                                 +Adelaide Cantrelle  b: 24 November 1870  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: 16 April 1888  Larose, Lafourche, LA [Charles Ernest Hernesse/Elvire Marie Landry]; d: Bet. 1920-1930  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Elie Louis Pitre  b: 18 December 1895  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 January 1965  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                         + Melanie Pitre  b: 6 December 1893  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 1 February 1913  Lafourche, LA [Jean Eugene/Marie Ernestine Emma Gisclair]; d: 5 May 1969  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Viola Pitre  b: 7 February 1898  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 2 March 1968  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Richard Gisclair  b: 10 September 1888  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 29 June 1912  Larose, Lafourche, LA [Theophile/Marcellite Melanie Pitre]; d: 1958  Lafourche, LA

                          9           Cora Alexina Pitre  b: 5 November 1902  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 27 June 1996  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Edward Joseph Vegas  b: 25 April 1897  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1923 [Alfred Joseph/Eliza Florence Autin]; d: 17 June 1973  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

  

  

Notes for Alexis Joseph Pitre:

Census

- 1900 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Alexis Jos. Peet 29 (day laborer), wife of 10 years Adeline 26 (2 of 3 children still living), Lee 3, Violia 1.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Alexis Peter 43 (general farmer), wife Adelaide 37, Elie 14, Viola 12, Eva 7, orphan Amfor Autin 13.

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Alexis Pitre 52 (farmer), wife Adelaide 48, niece Evela Cantrell 11.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Widowed Alexie Pitre Sr. 72 (farmer), daughter Viola 31, her husband Richard Gisclair 40 (farm laborer), and their 6 children.

- 1940 Lafourche, LA:  Widower Alexis Pitre 72 [$400 house value], son-in-law Richard Gisclair 52 laborer/shrimp factory, wife Viola 41, 7 children.  [Hwy 77 between Cut Off & Galliano]

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 1 January 1956 - At New Orleans, La., on Saturday, December 31, 1955, at 6:15 o'clock a.m., Alexis Pitre, beloved husband of the late Deliede Cantrelle; father of Elie Pitre and Mrs. Edward Vegas of Cut Off, La., Mrs. Richard Gisclair of Golden Meadow, La., brother of David, Voltair, Henry and Pierre Pitre, also survived by 16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; aged 88 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Thibodaux funeral home, Cut Off, La., on Monday, January 2, 1956, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Cheramie cemetery, Galiano, La.  Arrangements by Thibodaux funeral home, Cut Off, La.

 

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Alexis J. Pitre / born Jan. 2, 1869 / died Dec. 31, 1955 / age 88


WWI registration records (son):

Elie Louis Pitre:  Elie Pitre; res. Cut Off, LA; b. 18 Dec 1895 (Cut Off); mercantile business; wife & 3 children under 12; short height, medium build; blue eyes & light hair; 5 Jun 1917 Lafourche, LA.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Elie Louis Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 30 January 1965 - On Friday, January 29, 1965, at 11:15 o'clock a.m., Elie Louis Pitre, beloved husband of Melanie Pitre; father of Eugene, Numa, Alexis, Huey and Miss Elmire Pitre, Mrs. Antoine Punch, Mrs. Elvin Duet; brother of Mrs. Richard Gisclair and Mrs. Edward Vegas; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; age 69 years; a native and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Monday, February 1, 1965, at 9 o'clock a.m., religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galiano, La.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galiano, La.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Elie Louis / 1896 - 1965 / Melanie Pitre / born Dec. 6, 1893 / died May 5, 1969

 

Viola Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 3 March 1968:  On Saturday, March 2, 1968, at 7:15 o'clock a.m., Viola Pitre Gisclair, wife of the late Richard Gisclair; mother of Mrs. Jervis Griffin, Mrs. Carl Plaisance, Donetian, Arlean, Constance, Violance, Layman and Alton Gisclair, sister of Mrs. Edward Vegas; survived by 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Age 68 years.  A native and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Thibodaux Funeral Home, Cut Off, La., on Monday, March 4, 1968, at 10 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cut Off, La.  Interment Cheramie Cemetery.  Thibodaux Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Mrs. Viola Gisclair / born Feb. 10, 1900 / died Mar. 2, 1968

 

Cora Alexina Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), June 1996:  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galliano for Alexina Cora Pitre Vegas, 92, a native and resident of Cut Off who died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday June 27 (1996).  Visitation was from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today and burial was in the Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  She was the mother of Linton Vegas and Elva Bruce; the grandmother of 18, the great-grandmother of 53 and the great-great-grandmother of 23.  She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Joseph Vegas; her parents Alex and Delaide Cantrelle Pitre; her son Roman Vegas; her daughters Mathilda Guilbeau and Amie Guidry; her brother Elie Pitre and her sister Viola Gisclair.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano is in charge of the arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Edward / J. Vegas / April 25, 1897 / June 17, 1973


 

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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)

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.

 

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