Adam Ruphin Pitre

1867 Breaux Bridge, LA 1903 Breaux Bridge, LA



Continuation of tree (8th child of 'Jean Baptiste' Ruphin Pitre/Marie Celesie Lejeune); all known surname descendants:

               8         Adam Ruphin 'Anatole' Pitre  b: 26 July 1867  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 16 July 1903  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA

                                 +Louisianne Rowen  b: January 1870  Lafayette, LA; m: 2 January 1890  St. Bernard, Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA [William/Elizabeth Trahan]; d: Bet. 1903-1910

                          9           Celestine Pitre  b: 18 October 1890  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 13 January 1970  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                          +Louis Stelle Brownson  b: 3 September 1871  St. Mary, LA; m: Abt. 1911 [John J./Emma ---]; d: 29 November 1932  New Orleans, LA

                          9           Beulah Pitre  b: Abt. 1892; d: 15 September 1903  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA

                          9           Marie Viola Pitre  b: 18 May 1893  Carencro, Lafayette, LA; d: Bef. 1897

                          9           Marie Agnes Pitre  b: 29 June 1895  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 12 February 1981  New Iberia, Iberia, LA

                                          +Thomas Ruark Gayle  b: 12 July 1872  Lettsworth, LA; m: 20 November 1919 [Augustus/Carrie ---]; d: 8 June 1948  New Iberia, Iberia, LA

                          9           Marie Viola Pitre  b: 29 December 1897  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 1 July 1994  New Orleans, LA

                                          +Saturnin Jean Domec  b: 7 April 1894  Arnaudville, St. Martin, LA; m: Abt. 1919 [Jean Francois/Onesia Leger]; d: 7 September 1976  New Orleans, LA

                          9           Charles Dalton Pitre  b: 28 March 1900  Cecilia, St. Landry, LA; d: 1 December 1971  Kennewick, Benton, WA

                                          +Enola Guidry  b: 19 March 1896; m: Abt. 1926; d: 2 October 1973  Alexandria, Rapides, LA

                                        *2nd Wife of Charles Dalton Pitre:

                                          +Elinor Frances Goodman (Weatherwax)  b: 15 June 1912  Marinette, Marinette, WI; m: 1948 [Albert/Mary Torchio]; d: 24 December 2005  Kennewick, Benton, WA

                          9           Marie Vesta Pitre  b: 5 January 1903  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 3 June 1925  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                          +R. C. 'Alcee' Mouton  b: 23 April 1863  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; m: 26 July 1924  Orange, TX; d: 9 February 1940  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA



Notes for Adam Ruphin 'Anatole' Pitre:


- 1900 St. Martin, Louisiana:  Anatole Pitre 30 (farmer), wife of 10 years Louisiana 30, Celestine 9, Buela 7, Agnes 5, Viola 3, Dalton 1 month, father-in-law William Royan 70, brother-in-law John Royan 20.


- 1910 St. Martin, LA:  Viola Pitre 12 orphan, living with family of Numa Durio 39 & wife Alisia 44.  Agnes Peter 15 niece, living with family of Overton Rowan 28 & wife Uselia 28.  In Loreauville, Iberia, LA:  Celestine Pitre 19 chambermaid/hotel, living with family of Soligny Broussard 36 & wife Emily 29; boarder Louis Brownson 35 bookkeeper/general store.  Unknown locations for Charles & Vesta.


WWI registration records (son):

Charles Dalton Pitre:  Charles Dalton Pitre; Lafayette, LA; born 28 Mar 1900; rel. Mrs. L. S. Bronsson; light eyes & light hair.

Obituaries for the children:

Celestine Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 14 Jan 1970:  Mrs. Celestine Pitre Brownson, on Tuesday morning, January 13, 1970, at 5:15 o'clock a.m.; wife of the late Louis Stelle Brownson; 2 daughters Mrs. William Moore Jackson of New Orleans, Mrs. James M. Jennings Jr. of Lafayette, La.; 3 sons Louis E. Brownson of New Orleans, La., Dr. Bradley Brownson of Hillsborough, California, James W. Brownson of Orinda, California; 2 sisters, Mrs. T.R. Gayle of Lafayette and Mrs. S.J. Domec of New Orleans, 1 brother Charles D. Pitre of Kennewick, Washington, 16 grandchildren; age 79 years, a native of Loreauville, La., and a resident of Lafayette, La., for the past 1 1/2 years, formerly a resident of New Orleans, La., Canal Blvd.  Visiting hours are from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bultman Mortuary in New Orleans, 3338 St. Charles Ave.  Religious services at St. Dominic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday in New Orleans.  Interment Metairie Mausoleum.  Delhomme Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Marie Agnes Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Rose Hill Cemetery, New Iberia, LA:  Agnes Pitre Gayle / June 29, 1895 - Feb. 12, 1981  //  Thomas Ruark Gayle / July 12, 1872 - June 8, 1948


Marie Viola Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 7 July 1994:  Viola Pitre Domec on Friday, July 1, 1994 at 11:00 A.M.  Wife of the late S. J. Domec.  Mother of J. Malcolm Hollier and James M. Hollier.  Mother-in-law of Carol Canepa Hollier.  Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Age 95 years.  A native of Arnaudville, La. and a resident of New Orleans, La.  A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son, Inc. on Tuesday, July 5, 1994 at 11:00 A.M.  Interment was in St. Francis Regis Catholic Cemetery, Arnaudville, La.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis Regis Cemetery, Arnaudville, LA:  Saturnin J. Domec / SEA US Navy / World War I / Apr. 7, 1894 - Sep. 7, 1976 / Viola P. Domec / Dec. 22, 1898 / July 1, 1994


Charles Dalton Pitre:  The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), Friday, 3 December 1971:  Maj. Charles Dalton Pitre, 70, of Kennewick, Wash., died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday in a hospital at Kennewick.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elinor Pitre of Kennewick, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Waddell of Alexandria; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Domec and Mrs. Agnes Gayle, both of New Orleans; and one grandchild.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the National cemetery at Pineville under direction of John Kramer and Son Funeral Home.


Marie Vesta Pitre:  Crowley Daily Signal (LA), Thursday, 4 June 1925:  Drowned in a Lafayette swimming pool as her husband waited for her near its edge, the body of Mrs. R. C. Mouton, 22, of Lafayette, was taken from the pool after it had been drained, following an unsuccessful search elsewhere for the young woman.  The tragedy occurred yesterday afternoon at about 6 o'clock at the Crystal pool, three miles from Lafayette on the Breaux Bridge road.  Mr. Mouton, who is a retired railway engineer about 55 years of age, and his wife had gone out to the pool about 4 o'clock.  Mr. Mouton did not wish to go into the pool, but his wife went while he waited nearby.  Some time later, probably a little after 6 o'clock, her husband, thinking it about time for her to come out, looked for her and others joined in the search.  It was thought that perhaps she might have gotten out of the pool unobserved, but a careful hunt failed and it was finally decided to drain the pool.  Meanwhile, divers had been going down in the hope of finding the body if it were there.  It was not until the pool was about half drained, however, that W.D. Huff, Jr., dived down and struck the body, and when the pool was drained it was recovered.  Mr. Mouton says that the last time he had seen his wife in the pool was about 5:45 p.m.  Mrs. Mouton was very fond of swimming and was regarded as an expert in the water.  While it was not possible to determine just under what circumstances she drowned, it was thought likely that she might have had a fainting spell, caused by a touch of indigestion.  Mrs. Mouton is survived by her husband, whom she married about a year ago, three sisters, a brother and other relatives.  Funeral services were to be held in Lafayette this afternoon at 4 o'clock.



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu,

     Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.

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


Last updated:  14 August 2022.