Cleophas Pitre

1886 Charenton, Louisiana 1969 Beaumont, Texas



Continuation of tree (7th child of Paul Ulysse Pitre/Florelia Chedotal); all known surname descendants:

               8        Cleophas Pitre  b: 29 November 1886  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 15 September 1969  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

                                +Victoria Hebert  b: 1 August 1891  Louisiana; m: Abt. 1914 [Onesiphore/Clemence Bonin]; d: 10 June 1987  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

                            9           Hazel Pitre  b: Abt. 1915  Texas; d: Aft. September 1969  Pasadena, TX

                                           +Wyman Coe  b: 3 June 1915; m: 11 June 1939  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX [W.R./---]; d: October 1966

                            9           Jo Ann Pitre  b: 20 December 1930  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX; d: 31 December 1985  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

                            9           Betty Ann Pitre  b: 20 December 1930  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX; d: 17 February 1982  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX



Notes for Cleophas Pitre:


- 1920


- 1930 Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas:  Cleopha Pitre 43 miller/rice mill wife Victoria 38, Hazel 14. 

- 1940 Beaumont, Jefferson, TX:  Cleopha Pitre 53 [$2000 house value] assistant miller/rice milling co., wife Victoria 48, Jo Ann 9, Betty Ann 9.

- 1950 Beaumont, Jefferson, TX:  Cleopha Pitre 63, wife Victoria 58, Betty A. 19, Jo A. 19.

WWI registration records:  Cleopha Pitre; 1364 South St., Beaumont, Jefferson, TX; born 26/29 Mar 1886 (unsure DOB; near Jeanerette, LA); wife & child; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & dark hair.  [23 Nov 1917]

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Tuesday, 16 September 1969:  Funeral services for Cleopha Pitre, 82, of 1025 Ave. A, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Cathedral with the Rev. Joseph T. Engle officiating.  A Rosary will be recited in the chapel of Broussard's Mortuary at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.  Pitre died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital.  A native of Baldwin, La., he lived in Beaumont 57 years.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Parish.  He was a retired miller having been employed at Tyrrell Rice Mills 46 years.  Survivors include his wife, Victoria Pitre; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Cole of Pasadena, Tex., Miss Betty Ann Pitre and Miss Joann Pitre, both of Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Prevost of Jeanerette, La. and Mrs. Amy LeBleu of Port Arthur; a brother, Donnie Pitre of Port Arthur and three grandchildren.


Tombstone Inscriptions, Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX:  PITRE / Father / Cleopha / Nov. 26, 1886 / Sept. 15, 1969 / Mother / Victoria / Aug. 1, 1891 / June 10, 1987  //  PITRE / Daughter / Betty Ann / Dec. 20, 1930 / Feb. 17, 1982 / Daughter / Jo Ann / 20 Dec. 1930 / Dec. 31, 1985


Obituaries for the children:

Betty Ann Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Thursday, 18 February 1982:  Betty Ann Pitre, 51, of 1525 Avenue A died Wednesday at Schlesinger Health Care Facility.  Funeral was to be at 2 p.m. today at Broussard's Mortuary with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Beaumont.  Survivors include her mother, Victoria Pitre of Beaumont, and two sisters, JoAnn Pitre of Beaumont and Hazel Coe of Pasadena.



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- 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).

- 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.


Last updated:  8 June 2022.