Alpheus Peters

1872 Bloomfield, PEI 1936 Bloomfield, PEI



Continuation of tree (4th child of Joseph Pitre/Lucrece Pitre); all known surname descendants:

               8        Alpheus Peters  b: 24 July 1872  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 16 February 1936  Bloomfield, PEI

                                 + Melanie Martin  b: 1 May 1876  Bloomfield, PEI; m: 10 November 1896  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI [Hypolite Paul/Marguerite Pineau]; d: 2 March 1956  Wakefield, Middlesex, MA

                            9        Marie Beatrice Pitre  b: 5 August 1897  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: October 1971  Bloomfield, PEI

                                       + Anthony Perry  b: 4 August 1898  Bloomfield, PEI; m: Abt. 1922 [Prosper/Agatha Gallant]

                            9        Artemise Pitre  b: 24 September 1898  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 31 May 1977  Everett, Middlesex, MA

                                       + Tilmon Arsenault  b: 17 May 1898  Egmont Bay  PEI; m: 20 July 1924  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [Felix/Emelie Bernard]; d: Aft. 1940  Everett, Middlesex, MA

                            9        Ursula Pitre  b: 17 December 1900 Bloomfield, PEI; d: 15 January 1924

                            9        Obeline Pitre  b: 20 May 1903  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 11 March 1904  Bloomfield, PEI

                            9        Obeline Pitre  b: 12 December 1904  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 30 October 1988  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                                       + Peter James Arsenault  b: 19 July 1896  Bartlett, Carroll, NH; m: Abt. 1923; d: 20 June 1946  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                            9        Caroline Pitre  b: 24 November 1907  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 25 December 1989  Jacksonville, Duval, FL

                                       + Fred Davidson    m: Aft. February 1936

                            9        Mathilde Pitre  b: 6 December 1909  Bloomfield, PEI; d: Aft. February 1936

                                       + Joseph Denis Bernard  b: 27 February 1906  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; m: 27 February 1933  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA

                            9        Ferdinand Pitre  b: 1 August 1911  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 20 March 1913

                            9        Raymond Pitre  b: 28 September 1913  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 30 October 1939

                            9        Martin Pitre  b: 30 January 1915  Bloomfield, PEI

                                       + Elisabeth Gallant

                            9        Francois Pitre  b: 28 September 1917  Bloomfield, PEI

                                       + Clara Arsenault

                            9        Paul Joseph Pitre  b: 4 February 1922  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 22 July 2004  Wilmington, Middlesex, MA

                                       + Anna M. Mottola  b: Abt. 1924; m: unknown; d: 2 August 2016


Notes for Alpheus Peters:


- 1901 PEI, Lot 5E2:  Alfred Peters 27, wife Melanie 24, Beatrice 3, Artemise 2, Ursula 4 months.

- 1911 PEI, Lot 5, Bloomfield:  Alfred Peters 39 (farmer), wife Melanie 35, Beatrice 14, Artemise 13, Ursule 11, Obelene 7, Caroline 4, Matide 2.


- 1921 PEI: Bloomfield (Lot 5):  Alfred Pitre 48 contractor, wife Emiline 45, Beatrice 23 school teacher, Artemise 22, Ursule 20, Obeline 16, Caroline 13, Matilda 11, Raymond 7, Martin 6, Francis 3.


- 1931 Bloomfield, Prince, PEI:  Alfred Pitre 59 farmer, wife Melinai 56, Francois 13, Paul 9.  At Skinner's Road, Martin Peters 16 labourer/odd jobs, boarding with Nelligan family (Pleasant View) & Raymond Peters 18 labourer/odd jobs, boarding with Aylward family (Pleasant View).


Obituary:  Pioneer (PEI), 1936:  Alfred Pitre - The death ocurred at Bloomfield on Feb. 17 of Alfred Pitre, a highly respected resident of that place.  The deceased had been in his usual health, but on Saturday, Feb. 8th, he was seized with pneumonia from which he failed to rally.  The late Mr. Pitre was born at Bloomfield 63 years ago.  He was a life long resident of that community, a man of genial good nature and had a smile and kind word for everybody.  He leaves to mourn his widow (nee Melanie Martin) five daughters and four sons, Mrs. Anthony Perry, Fortune Cove; Mrs. Tilman Arsenault, Mrs. Peter Arsenault, Mrs. Denis Bernard, Carolyn, all of Massachusetts, and Raymond, Martin, Francis and Paul on the homestead; also one brother, Leon of Bloomfield; three sisters, Mrs. Bruno Doiron, North Rustico; Mrs. Moses Doiron and Mrs. Mary Stewart of Massachusetts.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.A. Gaudet at St. Anthony's Church and Cemetery.  The pall bearers were Messrs. Bruno Doiron, Prosper Gallant, Bernard Saunders, Fidele Peters, Alban Craswell and John Gallant.

Notes for Melanie Martin:

Obituary:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), 23 April 1956:  Sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Alfred Peters whose death occurred in Wakefield, Mass., on Friday, March 2nd.  The late Mrs. Peters had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Tilman Arsenault of Malden, Mass., for the past few years.


Obituaries for the children:

Obeline Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription:  Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading:  ARSENAULT / (reverse) 1904 Obeline 1988 / 1925 Clarence J. 1977 / 1926 Walter F. 1999  //  St. Patricks Cemetery, Stoneham:  Peter James / Arsenault / PVT 156 Depot Brig. / World War I / June 19, 1896 / June 20, 1946


Paul Joseph Pitre:  The Boston Globe (MA), Saturday, 24 July 2004:  Peters, Paul J. - Of Wilmington, July 22.  Beloved husband of Anna M. (Mottola) Peters.  Father of Michael Peters and his wife Catherine of Wilmington, Paula Peters of Tewksbury and Elaine Bernis and her husband Jeffrey of Melrose.  Grandfather of Abigail Bernis of Melrose.  Brother of Mae Bernard of Revere.  Funeral from the W.S. Cavanaugh & Son Funeral Home on Monday morning at 8:45.  Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Church at 10 AM.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday from 4-8 PM.  Interment will take place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington, MA.  Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Children's Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.



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Last updated:  4 July 2023.