Diogene Pitre

1849 Rustico, PEI - 1908 Hope River, PEI



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Andre Pitre/Emilie Doucet); all known surname descendants:

               8        Diogene Pitre  b: 9 March 1849  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 20 October 1908  Hope River, PEI

                                 +Judith Euphemie Pineau  b: Abt. 1855; m: 24 August 1874  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI [Firmin/Edesse Blanchard]; d: 24 July 1875  Rustico, PEI


                           *2nd Wife of Diogene Pitre:

                                 +Rufine Doiron  b: 25 January 1854  South Rustico, PEI; m: 23 January 1877  PEI [Jean/Madeleine Gallant]; d: 13 March 1939  Hope River, PEI

                          9          Andrew Pitre  b: 31 December 1877  Rustico, PEI; d: 1949  Wareham, Plymouth, MA

                                         +Bridget A. Meehan  b: Abt. 1873  Ireland; m: 7 September 1903  New Bedford, Bristol, MA [Timothy/Ellen O'Leary]

                          9          Anthime Pitre  b: 15 July 1879  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 20 June 1929  New Bedford, Bristol, MA

                                         +Margaret J. Mills  b: 10 October 1879  Northern Ireland; m: 25 November 1903  New Bedford, Bristol, MA [James J./Annie C. Kilfoy]; d: 31 October 1960  New Bedford, Bristol, MA

                          9          Isidore Firmin Pitre  b: 16 September 1881  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 10 April 1958  Claremont, Sullivan, NH

                                        +Gertrude Agnes McNalley  b: 26 September 1885  Providence, RI; m: 19 September 1905  Providence, Providence, RI [Patrick/Elizabeth ---]; d: 6 March 1940  Claremont, Sullivan, NH

                          9          Julette Emilie Pitre  b: 30 August 1883  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 24 November 1923  Providence, Providence, RI

                                        +James Henry Leonard  b: 31 July 1879  Unionville, Worcester, MA; m: unknown [Michael/Rosanna Dinion]; d: 6 January 1940  Providence, Providence, RI

                          9          Priscille Agnes Pitre  b: 3 February 1885  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 30 August 1974  Montreal, QUE

                                         +Angus Pitre  b: 5 January 1870  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; m: 27 November 1918  St. Mary's, Hope River, PEI [Gilbert/Luce Doiron]; d: 17 March 1953  Hope River, PEI

                          9          Theodore Pitre  b: 16 February 1887  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 1 February 1944  Providence, Providence, RI

                                         +Rose Marie Walsh  b: 31 May 1885  Guysboro, NS; m: 1 September 1915  Guysboro, NS [Jarius/Mary A. Tomkins]; d: 30 May 1959  Providence, Providence, RI

                          9          Francis Joseph Pitre  b: 15 September 1889  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 30 December 1961  Needham, Norfolk, MA

                                         +Agnes Gertrude McCarty  b: Abt. 1890  Massachusetts; m: 21 July 1925  Sacred Heart, Middleboro, MA; d: 16 February 1973  Needham, Norfolk, MA

                          9          Marie Angeline Pitre  b: 20 May 1891  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: Aft 1911

                          9          John Dennis Pitre  b: 25 April 1893  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 29 April 1909  Hunter River, PEI

                          9          Peter Pitre  b: 19 February 1896  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: Aft August 1918

                          9          Benedict Pitre  b: 19 February 1896  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 20 April 1896  PEI

                          9          Josephine Pitr b: 22 September 1898  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 30 May 1989  Hunter River, PEI

                                         +Joseph T. Doiron  b: 1902; m: 18 January 1922; d: 1971

                          9          Madeleine Eugenie Peters  b: 7 October 1901  Hope River, PEI; d: 27 October 1901  PEI



Notes for Diogene Pitre:


- 1881 PEI, Lot 22:  Drogene Pitre 31 (farmer), 2nd wife Euphemie 26, Andrew 3, Anthony 1.


- 1891: missing lot


- 1901 PEI, Lot 22D1:  Diogene Peters 52, wife Rufiny 47, Julia 18, Priscilla 16, Dorice 14, Frank 12, Mary 10, John D. 8, Peter 5, Josephine 2.


- 1911 PEI, Lot 22, St. Anns:  Widow Ruphina Peters 58, Frank J. 21 (farmer), Priscilla 24, Mary 20, Peter 15, Josephine 11.


- 1921


- 1931 Hope River, Lot 22, Queens, PEI:  Joseph Doiron 29 farmer, wife Josephine 32, adopted daughter Pauline 2; widowed mother-in-law Rophine Peters 74.


MISC:  L'Impartial, Thursday, 13 February 1902:  Merry Reunion.  On the occasion of the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Diogene Pitre, of Ste. Marie, Hope River.  On Thursday, February 4, 1902, Mr. and Mrs. Diogene Pitre, of Hope River, celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage.  This happy event gave occasion to a beautiful meeting of about sixty people, where the most outstanding citizens of the parishes of Hope River and Rustico were represented.  The Reverend Pastor of the parish, Rev. James E. McDonald, who always showed a truly paternal love for his parishioners, had kindly enhanced the excitement of the feast by attending it.  An address was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Pitre, after which a sumptuous supper was attended.  After the meal the Rev. Pastor gave a beautiful speech or abounded in the salutary advice he always has to give to his parishioners.  He noted, among other things, that Mr. and Mrs. Pitre were well known for their kindness to their fellow men and for their Christian qualities, and he added that he hoped that Mr. and Mrs. Pitre would see their golden wedding and even their diamond wedding.  Mr. Maximillien Pineau of Rustico, then took the floor and made a speech of circumstance which was very well tasted.  The rest of the evening was spent in the most pleasant way - the card game, the Acadian songs and dance.  A proclamation by Master Henri Doucet, a student of the Ste. Marie school, provoked the loudest applause.  The evening ended in the way that the Acadians are always faithful to observe, - the rosary and the evening prayer in common.  Mr. and Mrs. Pitre received several valuable gifts.


Notes for Rufine Doiron:

Obituary:  The Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), Wednesday, 5 April 1939:  Mrs. Diogene Peters.  Many friends will regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Diogene Peters which occurred at her home in Hope River, March 13, 1939 at the advanced age of 85 years.  She leaves to mourn four sons and two daughters, Frank, Waltham, Mass.; Andrew, Brockton, Mass.; Theodorice, Providence, R.I.; Isidore, New Hampshire; Mrs. Angus Peters and Mrs. Joseph T. Doiron, Hope River.  Also one sister and two brothers - Mrs. Joseph P. Pineau, Hope River; Stanislaus Doiron, Rocky Point; Lawrence Doiron, New Bedford, Mass.  The funeral took place at St. Ann's Church, Hope River.  A requiem High Mass was celebrated by her pastor Rev. E. J. Dalton who also officiated at the grave.  The pall bearers were Messrs. Andrew Doiron, John Trainor, Cornelius Blanchard, Angus Peters, Lawrence Pineau, Florent Doiron.


WWI registration records (sons):

Anthime Pitre:  Anthony Durant Peters, res. 17 Columbia Street, New Bedford, Bristol, MA; b. 17 July 1879; farmer; wife Margaret Mills Peters; medium height/medium build, brown eyes & grey hair; 12 Sep 1918 New Bedford

Isidore Firmin Pitre:  Isidore Francis Peters, b. 15 Jul 1881, credit manager; rel. Gertrude Peters; tall/stout, dark brown eyes & black hair; Providence, RI 12 Sep 1918

Peter Pitre:  Peter Peters; born 19 Feb 1896, Hope River, PEI; St. Anna, Lot 22, PEI (farmer); Rafine Peters (mother); 1 Aug 1918, Charlottetown, PEI; 5' 5", dark complexion, brown eyes & black hair (varicocele left side; small mole left side)


Obituaries for the children:

Anthime Pitre:  Boston Globe (Boston, MA), Monday, 24 June 1929:  Peters - At New Bedford, June 20, Anthony D., beloved husband of Margaret (Mills) Peters, age 49 years.  Funeral at his late residence, South Dartmouth, Tuesday, at 8 o'clock.  Solemn high mass of requiem at St. James' Church, New Bedford, at 9.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford, MA:  Anthony D. Peters / July 17, 1879 - June 20, 1929 / his wife / Margaret J. / Oct. 10, 1879 - Oct. 31, 1960 / J. Francis Crowley / Dec. 27, 1904 - Feb. 8, 1980 / Mary E. Crowley / May 18, 1906 - July 7, 1996 / Elizabeth Pendergrast / Aug. 19, 1910 - Sept. 2, 1982 / William E. Pendergrast / Aug. 15, 1908 - Nov. 3, 1991


Theodore Pitre:  Providence Journal (Providence, RI), Thursday, 3 February 1944:  Peters - In this city, Feb. 1, 1944, Theodore E., husband of Rose M. (Walsh) Peters.  Residence, 2436 Pawtucket avenue, East Providence.  Funeral Friday morning, Feb. 4, at 8:45 o'clock from the funeral home of T. F. Monahan & Son.  So9lemn requiem mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, at 9:30 o'clock.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Calling hours 2-5 and 7-10:30 p.m.

- Guysboro (NS), Feb. 1 - Theodore E. Peters passed away suddenly at Providence, R.I.  Mr. Peters was born in Prince Edward Island Feb. 16, 1887, the son of the late Tiogene and Ruphine Peters, and married (Miss) Rose M. Walsh of Guysboro, Nova Scotia, in 1915.  The funeral was conducted Friday morning from the funeral home of T. F. Monahan and Son, Providence, with a solemn requiem mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Providence.  Burial was in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery.  Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Joseph E. Peters, second class Petty Officer in the Navy in the South Pacific, a daughter, Miss Helen Claire, a senior student at St. Mary's Seminary, a granddaughter, Miss Anne Marie Peters, three brothers, Isadore Peters, Claremont, New Hampshire, Andrew Peters, Pinehurst, Wareham, Mass.; Frank Peters, Waltham, Mass., and two sisters, Miss Priscella Peters and Mrs. Josephine Doiron, both of Prince Edward Island.


Francis Joseph Pitre:  Boston Herald (Boston, MA), Sunday, 31 December 1961 - Frank J. Peters, 72, of 4 Longfellow Rd., Needham Heights, retired assistant maintenance manager of Middlesex Sanitarium, died yesterday.  He leaves his wife, A. Gertrude (McCarty); and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Peters of Montreal, Canada, and Mrs. Joseph Doiron of Prince Edward Island.  A solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church, Needham.


Josephine Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Anne's Cemetery, Hope River, PEI:  DOIRON / 1902  Joseph T.  1971 / his wife / 1898  Josephine  1989 / in loving memory



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Last updated:  17 June 2023.