Augustin 'Victorin' Pitre

1878 Larose, Louisiana – 1957 Westwego, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (9th child of Augustin 'Justin' Pitre/Virginie Adele Lefort); all known surname descendants:

                    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

                           9           Ruth Adele Pitre  b: 5 January 1905  Westwego, Jefferson, LA; d: 31 August 1986  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                           9           Olga Virginia Pitre  b: 3 October 1906  Westwego, Jefferson, LA; d: 14 April 2001  Westwego, Jefferson, LA;

                                           +Paul Leon Vegas  b: 21 August 1904; m: unknown [A.B./Lucille Gaudin]; d: 11 July 1961

                           9           Thelma Mae Pitre  b: 14 November 1908  Westwego, Jefferson, LA; d: 23 April 2001  Baton Rouge, E. Baton Rouge, LA

                                           +Roland Frances Samson  b: Abt. 1906  New Roads, Pointe Coupee, LA [Joseph/----]; m: 18 August 1930  Westwego, Jefferson, LA; d: 22 October 1933  New Orleans, LA

                                         *2nd Husband of Thelma Mae Pitre:

                                           +John P. Gray  b: 28 March 1896  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK; m: Bet. 1933-1940; d: 25 October 1966  Baton Rouge, E. Baton Rouge, LA

                                         *3rd Husband of Thelma Mae Pitre:

                                           +Louis P. Barber  b: 15 January 1904; m: Aft. October 1966; d: 19 May 1996  Baton Rouge, E. Baton Rouge, LA



Notes for Augustin 'Victorin' Pitre:


- 1910 Jefferson, Louisiana:  Victorin Pitre 32, wife of 7 years Jewel 26, Ruth 5, Olga 4, Thelma 1.

- 1920 Jefferson, LA:  Vic A. Petrie 41 (retail grocer), wife Viola 37, Ruth 15, Ola 12, Thelma 11.

- 1930 Westwego, Jefferson, LA:  Victorin A. Pitre 52 (clerk of court), wife Jewel C. 45, Ruth A. 25 (public school teacher), Thelma M. 21; brother-in-law Oscar LaBauve 71, wife Alsina 66; nephew Horace P. Lacy 27.

- 1940 Westwego, Jefferson, LA:  Victor A. Pitre 62 [$6500 house value] clerk of court/parish of Jefferson, wife Jewell C. 56, Ruth A. 35 supervisor elementary school/parish of Jefferson, daughter Thelma M. Gray 32 (married) home dom—tration agent/parish of Jefferson, grandson Roland F. Samson 6  [470 Sala Avenue]

- 1950 Westwego, Jefferson, LA:  Victorin A. Pitre 72 clerk of court/city courthouse, wife Jewel C. 65, Ruth A. 44.

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

WWII Records:  Victorin Augustin Pitre, res. 476 Sala Ave., Westwego, LA; b. 23 Mar 1878 Jefferson Par., LA; contact Jewell Assenhiemer Pitre; 5' 11", 184 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, light brown complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Gretna, LA.


Obituary:  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.


Misc:  Victorin Augustin Pitre : Born: March 23, 1878, native of Grand Isle; Died: June 23, 1957, interred Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Westwego; Cause of death: auto accident; Wife: Jewell (Assenheimer) Pitre; Children: Ruth Adele (Pitre), Olga Virginia (Pitre), & Thelma Mae (Pitre).  Democrat; Clerk of Court, 1928-1952, 2nd Longest serving Clerk of Court; Unsuccessful candidate, Assessor, 1924; Mayor, City of Westwego, 1921-1941, one of original incorporators of Westwego; School Board Member, Ward 4, 1912-1928, served as President & as Vice-President; Businessman: real estate; truck & poultry farm, Nine Mile Point; operated several camps which manufactured railroad ties; organizer, and for a time, Director of Gretna Exchange Savings Bank; Director of Jefferson Trust & Savings Bank; Vice-President, Community Homestead Assn., Gretna; Organizer, Director, Jefferson Parish Homestead Assn., Marrero. Sources: Conversations with Mr. Pitre’s nephew, Vic A. Pitre, Sr.; A History of Louisiana; Times-Picayune, 6/25/1957.  [Apologies to the compiler as I have no source for this.]


Notes for Jewel C. Assenheimer:
 Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 3 October 1951 - Mrs. Victor A. Pitre, Westwego, wife of the Jefferson parish clerk of court, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday in Baptist hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the House of Bultman, 3338 St. Charles ave.  Religious rites will follow at 3:30 p.m. from the Salem Evangelical and Reformed church, 4212 Camp.  Interment will be in the Westwego cemetery.  Mrs. Pitre, a native of Vicksburg, Miss., moved to Westwego 48 years ago when she married her husband.  They have resided there since.  Mr. Pitre has been clerk of court 23 years and is a former president of the Jefferson parish school board.  Mrs. Pitre was well known for charity work in Westwego and was active in the Salem Evangelical and Reformed church of which she was a member.  Survivors include the husband, three daughters, Miss Ruth Pitre and Mrs. Paul Vegazs of Westwego, and Mrs. John Gray of Baton Rouge; and five grandchildren.


Obituaries for the children:

Ruth Adele Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 1 September 1986:  Miss Ruth A. Pitre, of Gretna, LA on Sunday, August 31, 1986 at 2:30 o'clock a.m., beloved daughter of the late Jewell and Vick A. Pitre; sister of Mrs. Olga Pitre Vegas and Mrs. Thelma Pitre Barber; aunt of Paul Vegas, Vic Pitre Vegas, Dr. Roland Samson, Mrs. Jewell Vegas Ott and Mrs. Olga Brun Pettigrew; also survived by 16 great-nieces and nephews.  A native of Westwego, LA and a resident of Gretna, LA for the past 28 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in the Chapel of Mothe Funeral Homes Inc., 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Tuesday, September 2, 1986 at 11 o'clock a.m.  A parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery.  Parlors will be open Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Donations to Ruth A. Pitre Scholarship Fund LSU or your favorite charity preferred, in lieu of flowers.


Olga Virginia Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 16 April 2001:  Olga Pitre Vegas on Saturday, April 14, 2001.  Beloved wife of the late Paul L. Vegas.  Mother of Paul L. Vegas, Jr., Victor Pitre Vegas, Jewell Vegas Ott and Olga Vegas Pettigrew.  Daughter of the late Jewell Assenheimer Pitre and Vic A. Pitre.  Sister of Thelma Pitre Barber and the late Ruth A. Pitre. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Age 94 years.  A lifelong resident of Westwego, LA and Nine Mile Point, LA.  Relatives and friends of the family, also members of the Board of the American Red Cross and West Jefferson Medical Center Auxillary are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the chapel of Mothe Funeral Homes, Harvey, LA on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at 11:00 AM.  Interment in Metairie Cemetery. Parlors will be open Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM.


Thelma Mae Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday 25 April 2001:  Thelma Mae Pitre was born Nov. 14, 1908, in New Orleans and lived in Westwego until 1939, when she moved to Baton Rouge.  She died Monday, April 23, 2001.  Visiting at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2021 Stuart Ave., from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Thelma Pitre attended LSU, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority and graduated in 1932 with a degree in home economics.  She taught home economics at Westwego High School for two years and also was the home demonstration agent in Jefferson Parish for two years.  She was a nutritionist for the state of Louisiana from 1942 to 1944.  She was a board member of the Woman's Club, a charter member of the Camelot Club, served as president of the LSU Campus Club and was elected to the home economics honorary society, Phi Epsilon Omega.  Mrs. Barber was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church since its founding in 1955.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Vic A. Pitre and Jewel Assenheimer; two sisters, Ruth Adele Pitre and Olga Pitre Vegas; and her husbands, Roland Frances Samson Sr., John P. Gray and Louis P. Barber.  She is survived by a son, Roland F. Samson Jr. and wife Susan, Ocean Springs, Miss.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Samson, Ipswich, Mass., Roland F. "Skipper" Samson III and wife Katharine, Pass Christian, Miss., and Stephen Gray Samson and wife Ginger, Madison, Miss.; five great-grandchildren, John Gray Samson and Jordan Douglas Samson, both of Madison, and John Corbin Samson, Caroline Francis Samson and Madeline Hale Samson, all of Pass Christian; a stepdaughter, Monica Barber Gornell and husband, John, Allendale, N.J., and three children; a stepson-in-law, Robert Fitzgerald and wife Barbara, Atlanta, and seven children; six step great-grandchildren; three nephews, Vic Vegas and wife Jane, Ferriday, Paul Vegas, Pass Christian, and J.E. "Eddie" Samson and wife Ann, Baton Rouge; three nieces, Olga Vegas, Baton Rouge, Jewel Vegas Ott and husband Emile, Jackson, Miss., and Francine Samson Landers and husband Don, Baton Rouge; and the Barber family, who are too many to name but are all family.


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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).

Westwego births in RED from online Louisiana records.


Last updated:  3 August 2022.