Carl Louis Pitre

1894 Lafourche, Louisiana 1925 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Ignace 'Enis' Pitre/Leonora Roussel); all known surname descendants:

                9          Carl Louis Pitre  b: 4 October 1894  Lafourche, LA; d: 2 April 1925  New Orleans, LA

                                  +Lena Ora Keller  b: 15 January 1899  Napoleonville, Assumption, LA; m: Abt. 1917  Lafourche, LA [Edgar/Marie Euphrosine Chaisson]; d: 10 January 1966  Algiers, Orleans, LA

                           10        Ruth Dorothy Pitre  b: 16 October 1918  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 August 2010  Harrahan, Jefferson, LA

                                          +Dominic James LaRocca  b: 11 April 1889  New Orleans, LA; m: 1938 [Girolamo/Vita De Nina]; d: 22 February 1961  New Orleans, LA

                           10        Catherine M. Pitre  b: 6 September 1920  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 8 January 1996  Jefferson Par., LA

                                          +Francis Leroy Roux  b: 23 May 1919  New Orleans, LA; m: Abt. 1947; d: 30 October 2008  Jefferson Par., LA

                           10        Lorraine Pitre  b: Abt. 1922  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. January 1996

                                          +William Faustin Hullinghorst  b: 15 February 1925  New Orleans, LA; m: Abt. 1949 [Frank/Maude Troxler]; d: 3 October 1988  New Orleans, LA



Notes for Carl Louis Pitre:


- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Carl L. Pitre 23 (wholesale delivery man), wife Lena O. 20, Ruth D. 1.


- 1930


- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Arthur White 39 machinist helper/steam, wife Lena 41, stepdaughters Catherine Pitrie 19 & Lorraine Pitrie 17  [511 Pelican Street]


- 1950 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Widow Lena O. Pitre 51, granddaughter Virginia R. Turegano 15, lodger Clement V. Hymel 53 (sep) carpenter/building contractor.


WWI registration records:  Carl Louis Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 4 Oct 1895; wife; tall height, medium build; light brown eyes & dark brown hair; has had a broken arm - well.


Obituary:  New Orleans States (LA), Sunday, 5 April 1925:  Carl Pitre Buried - Thibodaux, La., April 4 - Carl Pitre, 30, died in New Orleans after having been removed from Thibodaux to receive medical treatment at one of the hospitals.  Mr. Pitre was employed by the Teche Transfer Co.  Funeral services were held Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  Members of the Woodmen of the World; Protector Fire Company No. 2, and employees of the Teche Transfer Company attending in a body.  The deceased is survived by his wife and three small daughters.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Carl Pitre / born Oct. 4, 1895 / died April 2, 1925 / Mrs. I. Pitre 1873 - 1941 / Ignace Pitre 1867-1953 / Eugenie P. Lee / June 26, 1902 - Mar. 2, 1978


Misc.:  Thibodaux Commercial Journal (LA), Saturday, 10 December 1921:  On Wednesday night a thief or thieves entered the residence of Mr. Carl Pitre in the Lefort Annex and relieved the occupants of $80 in cash and an automatic revolver, after which Mr. Pitre's clothing was thrown in yard, Mr. Pitre was made aware of the robbery by his brother-in-law, Mr. Andre Adam, seeing the clothes in yard when going to early Mass.  It is to be hoped the culprit is caught and given well merited punishment.

Notes for Lena Ora Keller:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 10 January 1966:  Of Algiers, Louisiana, on Saturday, January 8, 1966 at 7:30 o'clock p.m., Lena Ora Keller, beloved wife of the late Carl Pitre, mother of Mrs. Ruth La Rocca, Mrs. Catherine Roux, and Mrs. Lorraine Hullinghorst; daughter of the late Marie Chaisson and Edgar Keller; sister of Mrs. Beulah McKeever, Mrs. Raoul Arceneaux, Mrs. Lucy Mae Robicheaux, Joseph, Robert, C.J., Charles, Edgar, Guy and Yves Keller.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Age 66 years, a native of Napoleonville, La., and a resident of Algiers, La. for the past 35 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Mothe Funeral Homes Inc., 1300 Vallette street, Algiers, La., on Monday, January 10, 1966 at 11:30 o'clock a.m.  Requiem Low Mass at St. Julian Eymard Church.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


Obituaries for the children:

Ruth Dorothy Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 26 August 2010:  Ruth Pitre LaRocca passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 9:07 p.m.  Beloved wife of the late Dominic James LaRocca.  Loving mother of Virginia Bennett, James, Ruth, Dominic and Jerome LaRocca, Carolyn LaRocca Tyner and Carl L. LaRocca.  Sister of Lorraine Hullinghorst and the late Catherine Roux.  Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  Aged 91 years.  A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana and a resident of Harahan, Louisiana for the past six years.  Mrs. LaRocca was a former parishioner of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and will be loved and missed by all who knew her.  The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to Hospice Associates of New Orleans, nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Nursing and Rehab Center and Julius Martin (Carol's lifetime partner), for the love and care that they provided.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, Louisiana on Friday morning, August 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.

Tombstone Inscription:  Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA:  LaROCCA / Dominic James 'Nick' LaRocca / beloved husband of Ruth Pitre / April 11, 1889 - Feb. 22, 1961 / here lies the world's first man in jazz / Ruth Pitre LaRocca / Oct. 16, 1918 - Aug. 23, 2010


Catherine M. Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 9 January 1996:  Catherine Pitre Roux on Monday, January 8, 1996 at 4:40 a.m.  Beloved wife of Francis Roux, mother of Debra Reese and Francis Roux, Jr.  Sister of Lorraine Hullinghorst and Ruth LaRocca.  Grandmother of Tanya Roux, Ginger Jenkins, Jessica Jenkins and Tina Butler.  Age 75 years.  A native of Thibodaux, LA and a resident of Jefferson Parish for the past 46 years.  Relatives and friends of the family also Members of Transit Assoc., Retired Organization and Employees of Sears SLS Warehouse are invited to call at the Funeral Home of Jacob Schoen & Son, Inc., on Tuesday, January 9, 1996 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Interment will be private.  Contributions to Charity of your choice preferred.


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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.


Last updated:  11 October 2022.