Elie D. Pitre

1895 Galliano, Louisiana 1971 Galliano, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (5th child of Jean Eugene Pitre/Marie Ernestine Emma Gisclair); all known surname descendants:

                9           Elie D. Pitre  b: 12 August 1895  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 1 September 1971  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                     +Areta 'Rita' Lafont  b: 26 June 1910  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; m: 26 November 1932  Lafourche, LA [Ernest Zenon/Ophelia Pitre]; d: 13 June 1980  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          10             Marilyn Pitre  b: 17 June 1933  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 7 December 2008  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                              +Edless J. Rousse  b: Abt. 1926; m: Abt. 1948

                                            *2nd Husband of Marilyn Pitre:

                                              +--- Sumrall

                          10             Daisy M. Pitre  b: 1939  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. December 2008

                                              +Gus Griffin

                          10             Lola M. Pitre  b: Abt. 1940; d: Aft. December 2008

                                              +Francis Brown



Notes for Elie D. Pitre:


- 1940 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Elie L. Pitre 42 trapping/fur trapper [$250 house value], wife Rita 28, Marilyn 7, Daisy 1.  [Hwy 77 between Cut Off & Galliano]

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Elie D. Pitre 53 cemetery janitor, wife Rita M. 39, Daisy M. 11, Lola M. 9, son-in-law Edless J. Rousse 23 deck hand/commercial transport, wife Marilyn M. 16, Robert J. (Sept).

WWI registration records:  Elie Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 15 Jan 1897 (Cut Off); Mrs. Eugene Pitre; medium height, slender build; blue eyes & light hair.

WWII Records:  Elie D. Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 22 Aug 1895 Cut Off, LA; contact Mrs. Elie D. Pitre; trapper; 5' 6", 130 lbs., gray eyes & black hair, dark complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Lafourche, LA.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 2 September 1971:  Elie D. Pitre of Galliano, La., on Wednesday, September 1, 1971, at 3:25 o'clock p.m.; beloved husband of Rita Lafont Pitre; father of Mrs. Marilyn Sumrall, Mrs. Daisy Griffin and Mrs. Lola Brown; brother of Mrs. Joseph Cheramie, Mrs. Sophie Pitre, Elfer and Elphege Pitre, Mrs. Elie Pitre, Miss Daisy Pitre, Mrs. Ticia Cheramie and Mrs. Louisa Hebert; survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; age 76 years; a native and a resident of Galliano, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Falgout Funeral Home Inc., Galliano, La., on Friday, September 3, 1971, at 8:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Galliano, La., at 9 a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Falgout Funeral Home Inc., Galliano, La. in charge.


Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano:  Elie D. Pitre / born Aug. 12, 1895 - died Sept. 1, 1971 / Rita Lul Pitre / born 6-26-1910 - died 6-13-1980


Notes for Areta Lafont:

Obituary:  Houma Courier (LA), Sunday, June 15, 1980:  Rita (Lul) Lafont Pitre, 69, a native and resident of Galliano, LA, died 1:30 p.m. Friday in Galliano, LA.  The funeral was 1:30 p.m. yesterday, from Falgout Funeral Home, Inc., with religious services following 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galliano, La.  Burial was in the Cheramie Cemetery.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Maryilyn Sumrall, Lola M. Brown and Daisy N. Griffin; two brothers, Nocess and Howell Lafont; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Elie D. Pitre; two brothers, Loveless Lafont and Romala Pitre; and two sisters, Marie Lafont and Anita Danos.  Falgout Funeral Home, Inc., Galliano, La., is handling arrangements.

Obituaries for the children:

Marilyn Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Thursday, December 11, 2008:  Marilyn Pitre Sumrall, a native and resident of Cut Off, La., died Sunday, December 7.  She is survived by two sons, Bobby Rousse and wife Kathy and Richie Sumrall and wife Irmala; one daughter, Susan "Pixie" Gouaux and husband Phillip; two sisters, Daisy Griffin and husband Gus and Lola Brown and husband Francis; 11 grandchildren, Peter Rousse, Wade Rousse, Dionne O'Brien, Andrea Gouaux, Jeanee Freeman, Aimee O'Gwynn, Laura Engemann, Louise Lawson, Mattie Gouaux, Anastasia Sumrall and Darius Sumrall; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elie and Rita Lafont Pitre.  She was buried at Cheramie Cemetery in Cut Off.  Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off is in charge of the arrangements.


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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:  18 June 2022.