Augustin Justin Pitre

1836 Assumption, LA 1886 Jefferson, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (3rd child of Pierre Martial Pitre/Adeline Francoise Guillot); all known surname descendants:

              7      Augustin 'Justin' Pitre  b: 24 November 1836  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: 1886 Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                               + Virginie Adele Lefort  b: 13 February 1840  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA; m: Abt. 1861  Lafourche, LA [Alexis Jean Pierre/Josephine Marie Meynard]; d: 7 March 1922  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Alexsina Pitre  b: 14 January 1862  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA; d: 1 January 1892  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                                         + Ovide Petit  b: Abt. 1860  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA; m: 27 April 1883  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA [Victor/Phelonise Melina Guidry]; d: 1 October 1893  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                         8           'Alzina' Matergina Pitre  b: 29 April 1864  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: 9 April 1956  Houston, Harris, TX

                                        + Oscar Labauve  b: Abt. 1858  New Iberia, Iberia, LA; m: Abt. 1887; d: 2 November 1930  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Virginie Augusta Pitre  b: 10 July 1866  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: Bef. 1880

                         8           David Pitre  b: Abt. 1868  Lafourche, LA

                                        + Victoria Pitre  b: 28 March 1873  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 17 September 1892  Lafourche, LA [Adrien Louis/Elizabeth Ortis]

                         8           Felicien Leodgard Pitre  b: 9 June 1870  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA; d: 28 December 1905  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                                        + Victoria Larousse  b: 11 May 1871  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 16 August 1891  Lockport, Lafourche, LA [Victor/Philomene Martin]; d: 5 October 1893  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Elzire Pitre  b: Abt. 1872  Lafourche, LA; d: 1892  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Lea Pitre  b: 1873  Lafourche, LA; d: 1 October 1893  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre  b: 17 March 1876  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 October 1956  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Viola Gautreaux  b: Abt. 1888  Lafourche, LA; m: 24 February 1906  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 June 1964  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Augustin 'Victorin' Pitre  b: 23 March 1878  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 June 1957  Westwego, Jefferson, LA  (auto accident)

                                        + Jewel C. Assenheimer  b: Abt. 1884  Vicksburg, Warren, MS; m: Abt. 1903; d: 2 October 1951  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Marc Marius 'Maurice' Pitre  b: 25 April 1879  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 15 April 1951  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                                        + Ida Elliott  b: 8 December 1888  Vacherie, St. James, LA; m: Abt. 1908; d: 26 March 1980  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                         8           Frank Pitre  b: March 1881; d: Aft. 1900

                         8           Lydia Pitre  b: January 1884; d: Aft. 1900

 

 

Notes for Augustin Justin Pitre:

Census

- 1870 Carrolton, Jefferson, Louisiana:  Justin Pitre 40 fisherman.

- 1880 Jefferson, LA:  Justin Pitre 45 (fisherman), wife Virginie 40, Elesina 18, Elzina 16, David 12, Leodga 10, Elzire 8, Lea 6, Edouard 4, Victorin 2, Marius 1 month.

- 1900 Jefferson, LA:  Widow Virginia Pitre 60; 5 of 11 children still living, Edgar 30 (carpenter), Edward 24 (carpenter), Victor 22 (clerk), Maurice 20 (day laborer), Frank 19 (day laborer), Lydia 16.

- 1910 Jefferson, LA:   Widow Virginia Pitre 69, living with son Marius M. Pitre 24, wife of 2 years Ida 21 & Marius 1.

 

- 1920

 

Tombstone inscriptions:  Cheniere Caminada Cemetery, Jefferson Parish, LA  (The cemetery is below the Leeville Bridge, which is in Jefferson Parish.  This cemetery was recognized as an historic site by the town of Grand Isle on 8 August 1978.):  Augustin Pitre / died 1886 age 47   ///   Alexsina Pitre / died Jan. 1st 1892 age 31   ///   Lea Pitre / died Oct. 1st 1893 age 20
 

Notes for Virginie Adele Lefort:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 9 March 1922:  Mrs. Virginia Adele Pitre, nee Lefort, mother of Vic. A. Pitre, mayor of Westwego, was buried Wednesday afternoon from the residence in Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, La., where she made her home with a son, Marius M. Pitre.  Mrs. Pitre was 82 years of age and the widow of Augustin Pitre.  She had been a life-long resident of Jefferson parish, having been born at Cheniere Caminada.

- New Orleans States (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 12 March 1922:  In the death of Mrs. Virginia Adele Pitre, nee Lefort, widow of Austin Pitre, which occurred last Tuesday, Jefferson parish loses one of its oldest residents.  Born at Cheniere Caminada, eighty-two years ago, Mrs. Pitre spent her entire lifetime in Jefferson.  She was a resident of Cheniere at the time of the great stowm which swept the Gulf Coast in the nineties and lost thirteen children in that great catastrophe.  In 1903 she moved to Westwego, where she resided until a few months ago, when she moved to Marrero, making her home with her son, Marius M. Pitre, well known lumber merchant.  She also leaves two other sons, Vic A. Pitre, mayor of Westwego and Edward Pitre of New Orleans, and one daughter, Mrs. O. Labauve.  Mrs. Pitre was buried with service at the Westwego Catholic Church.

Tombstone Inscription, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, LA:  Mrs. Augustin Pitre / born Feb. 13, 1840 / died March 7, 1922 / Leodgard Pitre / born June 9, 1870 / died Dec. 28, 1905

 

WWI registration records (sons):

Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre:  Edward Patrick Pitre; Orleans, LA; born 17 Mar 1876; Mrs. E. P. Patrick; tall height, slender build; blue eyes & black hair.

Augustin 'Victorin' Pitre:  Victorin Augustine Pitre; Jefferson, LA; born 23 Mar 1878; Mrs. V. A. Pitre; tall height, slender build; brown eyes & black hair.

Marc Marius Pitre:  Marius Marc Pitre; Westwego, Jefferson, LA; born 25 Apr 1880; Mrs. Marius M. Pitre; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & black hair.

Obituaries for the children:

'Alzina' Matergina Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 11 April 1956:  In Houston, Tex. on Monday, April 9, 1956, at 1 o'clock p.m., Alzina Pitre, wife of the late Oscar LaBauve, mother of Mrs. John Lewis, Mrs. Philip Boudreaux Sr. and Miss Genesta LaBauve, sister of Vic A. Pitre and Edward Pitre and the late Morris Pitre; aged 92 years; a native of Westwego, La., and a resident of Houston, Tex. Funeral will take place in Houston, Tex., on Wednesday, April 11, 1956, from Earthman's Funeral Home, Houston, Tex. Requiem High Mass will be sung.

 

Felicien Leodgard Pitre:  New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 29 December 1905:  Leo Pitre, a prominent citizen of Westwego, died yesterday at the age of 36 years.  His death was sudden and a shock to his friends.  His remains were buried this morning at 10 o'clock, Father Stenmans of Gretna officiating.  The interment was in the Westwego Catholic cemetery.

Tombstone Inscription, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, LA:  Mrs. Augustin Pitre / born Feb. 13, 1840 / died March 7, 1922 / Leodgard Pitre / born June 9, 1870 / died Dec. 28, 1905

 

Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 22 October 1956:  Pitre - On Sunday, October 21, 1956, at five o'clock a.m., Edward P. Pitre, aged 80 years, father of David F. Sr. and Edward R. Pitre, brother of Vic A. Pitre and the late Morris M. Pitre and Mrs. Oscar Labauve, grandfather of David F. Pitre Jr.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Laudumier funeral home 1225 North Rampart street, on Monday, October 22, 1956 at 2 o'clock p.m., followed by services at St. Louis Cathedral.  Interment in Westwego, La.

 

Augustin 'Victorin' Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 24 June 1957 - On Sunday, June 23, 1957, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Victorian A. Pitre, age 79 years, husband of the late Jewell Assenheimer, father of Miss Ruth Pitre and Mrs. Paul Vegas of Westwego, La., and Mrs. John P. Gray of Baton Rouge, La.  Also survived by 5 grandchildren.  The funeral will take place on Tuesday morning, June 26, 1957, at 8 o'clock at the House of Bultman, St. Charles Ave.  Requiem mass at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Westwego, La., at 8:45 o'clock a.m.  Interment Our Lady of Prompt Succor cemetery.  Kindly omit flowers.  Contributions to Heart Fund or Cancer Fund preferred.

 

Marc Marius Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 16 April 1951 - Of 333 Fifth street, Westwego, La., on Sunday, April 15, 1951, at 10 o'clock a.m., Marius M. Pitre, husband of Ida Elliott; father of Maurice, Harry, Leo, Herbert and Mark Pitre; brother of Victorian and Edouard Pitre, Mrs. Oscar LeBauve; also survived by 10 grandchildren; aged 71 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the Marrero Land and Improvement Association are invited to attend the funeral at West Side funeral home, corner Fifth and Avenue D, Westwego, La., on Tuesday, April 17, 1951, at 10 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor church.  Interment in Westwego cemetery.

Tombstone Inscription, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, LA:  M. M. PITRE / M. M. Pitre / born April 25, 1880 - died April 15, 1951 / Ida E. Pitre / born Dec. 8, 1888 - died Mar. 26, 1980

 

 

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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)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

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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