Emile Benoit Pitre

1876 Charenton, LA 1903 Charenton, LA



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Paul Ulysse Pitre/Florelia Chedotal); all known surname descendants:

               8        Emile Benoit Pitre  b: 21 May 1876  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 26 June 1903  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                                +Ella Dumesnil  b: 3 February 1879  Franklin, St. Mary, LA; m: 25 January 1898  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Josue Theodore/Adelaide Langlinais]; d: 12 May 1979  Franklin, St. Mary, LA

                          9          Adelaide Pitre  b: 20 August 1899  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 31 July 1999  Franklin, St. Mary, LA

                                         +Gabriel Haydel  b: 29 March 1898; m: Abt. 1920 [Gabriel/Zulane Richard]; d: 2 January 1992  Franklin, St. Mary, LA

                          9          David Pitre  b: October 1901  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 16 December 1901  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                          9          Rene Benoit Pitre  b: 27 November 1902  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 13 May 1984  Kiln, Hancock, MS

                                         +Gertrude Louisa Meyer  b: 22 May 1908; m: Abt. 1928 [George Frederick/Sophie Weiss]; d: 2 August 1964  New Orleans, LA

                                      *2nd Wife of Rene Benoit Pitre:

                                         +Ursula Elizabeth Hill  b: 10 April 1911  Brusly, W. Baton Rouge, LA; m: 17 July 1940  St. Rose de Lima, New Orleans, LA [William Joseph/Mathilda Hebert]; d: 16 November 1990  New Orleans, LA



Notes for Emile Benoit Pitre:


- 1900 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Emile Pitre 24 (day laborer), wife of 2 years Ella 21, Adelaide 9 months.


- 1910 St. Mary, LA:  Widow Adelaide Dumesnil 69, widowed daughter Ella Pete 31, Adelaide 11, Rene 8.


- 1920 Lafayette, LA:  Widow L. Pitre 40, Adelle 20, Rene 17.


- 1930 Franklin, St. Mary, LA:  Gabriel Haydel 32, wife Adela P. 31, 2 children; widowed mother-in-law Ella Pitre 51.


- 1940

- 1950 Franklin, St. Mary, LA:  Gabriel J. Haydel 51 bookkeeper/garage & filling station, wife Adele 50, Joy G. 26 stenographer/garage & filling station, Teresa A. 24 secretary/Parish Soil Conservation, widowed mother-in-law Ella M. Pitre 71.

Tombstone Inscription:  Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Charenton, St. Mary, LA:  Emile Pitre / born / March 21, 1876 / died / June 25, 1903 / Rest in peace


Notes for Ella Dumesnil:

Obituary:  St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune (Franklin, LA), Monday, 14 May 1979:  Ella Dumesnil Pitre of Franklin died Saturday at the age of 100.  Mrs. Pitre died at her residence at 807 Anderson on Saturday morning.  She was a native of Franklin.  Her husband was the late Emile Pitre.  Visitation will be today, May 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ibert's Mortuary.  Funeral services will be tomorrow, May 15, at 10 a.m. from the Catholic Church of Assumption.  Burial will be at the Franklin Mausoleum.  She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Gabriel Haydel of Franklin; one brother (sic son) Rene Pitre of Kiln, Miss.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Obituaries for the children:

Adelaide Pitre:  St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune (Franklin, LA), Tuesday, 3 August 1999:  Adele Pitre Haydel, 99, a native of Ashton and resident of Franklin, died July 31, 1999.  She is survived by two daughters, Joy Gabriel Haydel of Franklin, and Teresa H. Thomas of Orlando, Florida; one grandson, Gabriel Lee Thomas of Scott.  Mrs. Haydel was preceded in death by her parents, Emile Pitre and Ella Dumesnil Pitre, husband, Gabriel Bernard Haydel Jr.; two brothers, Rene B. Pitre and David Pitre.  Visitation will be held today, Aug. 3, at Ibert's Mortuary, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a Rosary service at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will resume Wednesday, at 9 a.m. at the Church of Assumption to time of mass at 10:30 a.m., at the church.  Father Michael Russo will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.  Ibert's Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.


Rene Benoit Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 14 May 1984:  Rene Benoit Pitre Sr. on Sunday, May 13, 1984, beloved son of the late Emile and Ella Dumesnil Pitre, beloved father of Rene Pitre Jr., Kenneth Pitre, Dennis Pitre and Mrs. Ann Pitre Johnston; brother of Mrs. Adele Haydel; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Age 81 years, a native of Baldwin, LA and a resident of Kiln, MS.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, May 15, 1984 at 11 a.m.  Interment in Rotten Bayou Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home.


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- 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:  15 June 2022.