Daniel Forest Pitre

1883 Montegut, Louisiana 1967 Jackson, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (5th child of Elie Pitre/Mathilde Cornelia White); all known surname descendants:

               8     Daniel Forest Pitre  b: 3 January 1883  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 1 April 1967  Jackson, East Feliciana, LA

                               +Bertha Mary Breaux  b: 20 February 1895  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 18 January 1913  Terrebonne, LA [Horace Rogers/Lucie Chauvin]; d: 19 March 1967  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA 

                          9        Horace Roger Pitre  b: 20 October 1913  Morgan City, St. Mary, LA; d: 5 January 2003  Baton Rouge, E. Baton Rouge, LA

                                       +Mary Rose Corsentino  b: 8 December 1925; m: 5 June 1945 [Anthony/Rosolia Lena Giafaglione]; d: 14 August 2014  Baton Rouge, E. Baton Rouge, LA

                          9        James Pitre  b: 4 November 1917  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 13 July 2001  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                       +Alma Rhodes  b: 24 October 1924; m: 21 April 1946 [Cleveland Joseph/Hazel Robichaux]; d: 25 July 1988  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9        Norris Joseph Pitre  b: 20 November 1926  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 16 December 2000  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                      +Helen Marie Ellender    m: Aft. 1950; d: Aft. January 2003

                          9        Lionel Pitre  b: March 1929  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: Aft. January 2003

                                      +Ponnie ---

                          9        Rosalie Pitre  b: Abt. 1933  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: Aft. January 2003

                                      +C. J. Crochet 

                          9        Lucy Mary Pitre  b: Abt. 1936  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: Aft. July 2001

                                      +Fulton Colville Mahan  b: 28 August 1939  Cleveland, Ohio; m: unknown [Fulton S.D./Helen Elizabeth Norris]; d: 8 December 1998  Houma, Terrebonne, LA 



Notes for Daniel Forest Pitre:


- 1920 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Forrest Petrie 37 (oil field/driller), wife Bertter 25, Harris 4, James 2.

- 1930 Terrebonne, LA:  Forest Pitre 47, wife Bertha 35, Horace 16, James 12, Norris 3 years 4 months, Leonel 1 year 1 month.


- 1940 Montegut, Terrebonne, LA:  Forrest Pitre 57 trapper/fur [$1500 house value], wife Bertha 45, Horace 26 trapper/fur, James 22 skipper/gas boat, Norris 13, Lionel 11, Rosalie 6, Lucy 3.  [Terrebonne Main Road]


- 1950 Terrebonne, LA:  Forest Pitre 67 mason/construction, wife Bertha 55, Norris 23 laborer/oil, Lionel 21 skipper/oil, Rosalee 16, Lucy 13.

WWI registration records:  Forest Joseph Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 3 Jan 1883; Bertha Breaux Pitre; tall height, stout build; grey eyes & dark hair; (right toe became numb at times).

WWII records:  Joseph Forest Pitre, Montegut, LA; age 59, b. Montegut 3 Jan 1883; rel. Mrs. Joseph Forest Pitre; 5'9", 165 lbs., hazel eyes & grey hair, light complexion, scar of left arm; Houma 1942


Obituary:  Forrest J. Pitre, age 84 years, expired April 1 at the E. Louisiana State Hospital, Jackson.  He was a native of Terrebonne Parish and a resident of Montegut.  Mr. Pitre is survived by four sons, Horace of Baton Rouge, James, Norris and Lionel, all of Montegut; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Crochet, Montegut, Mrs. Fulton Mayhan, Houma; and 19 grandchildren.  His wife, Mrs. Bertha Breaux Pitre, preceded him in death.  Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, April 3, at 10 a.m. from the residence to Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery.  Chauvin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Father / Forest J. Pitre / Jan. 3, 1883 / Apr. 1, 1967  --  Mother / Bertha Breaux Pitre / Feb. 20, 1895 / Mar. 19, 1967

Obituaries for the children:

Horace Roger Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), Tuesday, 7 January 2003:  Horace Roger 'Pete' Pitre, Sr., age 89, a native of Morgan City, a former resident of Montegut and resident of Baton Rouge, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003.  Visitation today and to funeral time Wednesday at Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge; religious services Wednesday at St. Louis King of France Church in Baton Rouge, with interment in Greenoaks Mausoleum.  Survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Corsentino Pitre; three sons, Forest Pitre and wife, Cherry, Horace "Pete" Pitre Jr. and wife, Penny, and Tommy Pitre; one daughter, Rosie Pitre Austin and husband, Don; one brother, Lionel Pitre Sr. and wife, Ponnie, of Montegut; two sisters, Rosalie Crochet of Montegut and husband, C.J., and Lucy Pitre Mahan of Houma; one sister-in-law, Helen Pitre of Montegut; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Breaux Pitre; his father, Forest Pitre; two brothers, Norris Pitre and Jimmy Pitre.  Founder and 47-year board member of the Baton Rouge Mental Health Association, a past vice president, Central body of the City-Parish AFL-CIO, a member of the Eagles Club, UCT, a fourth degree Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Council No. 3298, a member and usher of St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church of Greenwell Springs.  Retired City-Parish Baton Rouge employee.  Rabenhorst Funeral Home.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, LA:  Horace R. Pitre Sr. / 1913 - 2003 / Mary C. Pitre / 1925 - 2014


James Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 16 July 2001:  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montegut for James "Jimmie" Pitre Sr., 83, a native of Houma and resident of Montegut, who died at 10:30 a.m. July 13, 2001.  Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Montegut.  He was the special friend of Glinda Guillory; father of James Pitre Jr. of Houma and Gwynne May of Conroe, Texas; and brother of Horace Pitre Sr. of Baton Rouge, Lionel Pitre and Rosalee Crochet of Montegut and Lucy Mahon of Houma.  He is also survived by three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Rhodes Pitre; parents, Forrest and Bertha Breaux Pitre; and brother, Norris Pitre.  He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 272.  He was a retired employee of Texaco.  Samart Funeral Home and Crematorium of Houma was in charge of the arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  James P. Pitre / T Sgt US Army / World War II / Nov. 4, 1917 - Jul. 13, 2001 / Purple Heart / Jimmie (underneath) Mrs. James Alma R. Pitre / Oct. 24, 1924 - July 25, 1988


Norris Joseph Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), Monday, 18 December 2000:  Norris Joseph "Nook" Pitre, 74, a native and resident of Montegut, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000.  Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Tuesday at the Montegut Fire Station.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montegut.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Marie Ellender Pitre of Montegut; four sons, Daniel Paul, Samuel Mark, Edward Joseph and Paul Allen Pitre, all of Montegut; one daughter, Madlyn Marie Pitre of Montegut; three brothers, James and Lionel Pitre, both of Montegut, and Horace Pitre Sr. of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Rosalie Crochet of Montegut, and Lucy Mahan of Houma; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Forest Joseph and Bertha Breaux Pitre.  He was a retired welder for Texaco, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a member of American Legion Post No. 272, a member of Woodmen of the World and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.



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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:  9 August 2022.