Eugene Norbert Pitre

1899 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1951 Alexandria, LA



Continuation of tree (8th child of Louis Philippe Pitre/Marie Rosa Picou); all known surname descendants:

                 9           Eugene Norbert Pitre  b: 7 June 1899  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 19 October 1951  Alexandria, Rapides, LA

                                      +Beulah Bergeron  b: Abt. 1904  Louisiana; m: Abt. 1920 [Maurice/Milda Alexander]; d: 11 August 1973  New Orleans, LA 

                         10                 Eugene Norbert Pitre  b: Abt. 1921  New Orleans, LA; d: 16 December 1943  Italy

                         10                 Louis Philip Pitre  b: 25 October 1923  Alexandria, Rapides, LA; d: 24 December 1968  New Orleans, LA

                                                  +Shirley Ann Armbruster  b: Abt. 1930  New Orleans, LA; m: October 1948 [William Joseph/Clare Baumann]; d: 1 September 1982  Harahan, Jefferson, LA

                         10                 Louise Alma Pitre  b: 28 September 1925  Alexandria, Rapides, LA; d: 14 May 1988  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                                  +Travis H. Saxton  b: 22 January 1923  Bentonia, Yazoo, MS; m. June 1943  New Orleans, LA [Claiborne/Josephine Wooten]; d: 9 January 2010  Gretna, Jefferson, LA


                               *2nd Wife of Eugene Norbert Pitre:

                                      +Viola Burnette  b: 19 February 1917  Louisiana; m: 30 June 1937  Alexandria, Rapides, LA [Sam/Lillie Bound]; d: 16 January 2007  Conroe, Montgomery, TX

                         10                 Velma Jean Pitre  b: 28 July 1942  Alexandria, Rapides, LA; d: Aft. January 2007  Farmerville, LA

                                                  +Royce Dyer

                         10                 Arlene Pitre  b: 1 January 1944  Alexandria, Rapides, LA; d: Aft. January 2007  Montgomery, TX

                                                  +James Hovendick


Notes for Eugene Norbert Pitre:


- 1930 Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana:  Eugene Pitre 8, Louis P. Pitre 6, Louise A. Pitre 4 years, 9 months  [St. Joseph Orphan Home].  Beulah Bergeron (Pitre) 26 living in New Orleans with widowed mother & other family members.


- 1940 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana:  Eugene Pitare 37 foreman/Base Hospital, wife Viola 23.

- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Beulah Pitre 36 clerk/delicatessan, Eugene Jr. 18 stacker/roofing co., Louis 16 machinist helper/private co., Louise 14.

- 1950 Alexandria, Rapides, LA:  Eugene N. Pitre 49 clerk/railroad, wife Viola 33, Velma J. 7, Arlene 6, sister-in-law Marvilee Burnette 15.

WI registration records:  Eugene Norbert Pitre; West Baton Rouge, LA; born 7 Jun 1899; Louis Philip Pitre (father); short height, medium build; brown eyes & light hair.


Obituary:  The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), Friday, 19 October 1951:  Eugene Norbert Pitre, 52, of 728 St. Ann street, Alexandria, died at 1:50 a.m. today, Oct. 19, 1951 in his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola Pitre of Alexandria, one son, Louis Pitre of New Orleans, three daughters, Mrs. Louise Saxton of New Orleans, and Misses Velma Jean and Arelene Pitre, both of Alexandria, four brothers, Albert Pitre of New Orleans, Ferdinand Pitre of Addis, Raymond and Norman Pitre, both of Alexandria, two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Tarver of Baton Rouge, and Mrs. J. E. Foret of Addis, and four grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1951 in the Kramer Funeral home chapel.  Interment will be in the New Hope cemetery near Calcasieu.


Tombstone Inscriptions, New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Calcasieu, LA:  Eugene N. Pitre / July 31, 1899 / Oct. 19, 1951 / gone to be an angel  //  Viola Burnette / Pitre Tassin / February 19, 1917 / January 16, 2007 / Be ye kind one to another / EPH 4:32


Notes for Beulah Bergeron:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 13 August 1973:  REEDER - Beulah B. Pitre Reeder, on Saturday, August 11, 1973, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., wife of the late Eugene Pitre by first marriage and the late William Reeder; mother of Mrs. Louise Pitre Saxton and the late Mrs. Leila LeJeune, Har- P. Pitre; daughter of the late Melda Alexander and Maurice Bergeron; sister of Mrs. Sylvia Lang of DeQuincy, Louisiana, Mrs. Zita Wilson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mrs. Grace Cowan of Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. Luella Schoen and the late Mrs. Leila LeJeune, Harvey, Morris J. and Bib Bergeron; mother-in-law of Mrs. Shirley A. Pitre, also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, age 69 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Funeral Home of Joseph Laughlin Co., 4500 Magazine Street, on Monday, August 13, 1973, at 2:00 o'clock p.m.  Interment Valance St. Cemetery.


Notes for Viola Burnette:

Obituary:  Services for Viola B. Tassin will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2007 in the Bolton Chapel of Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Lee Weems officiating.  Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.  Pallbearers will be J.B. Shelley, Brian Dyer, Phillip Dyer, Justin Shelley, John Premeaux, and Nippy Blair.  Mrs. Tassin, 89, of Alexandria died Tuesday, January 16, 2007 in Park Manor Skill Nursing, Conroe, Texas.  She was a member of Emmanual Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for 62 years.  During her working career she was a private sitter.  Mrs. Tassin was a kind, giving person and a woman of unwavering faith.  Preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene N. Pitre, and Louis Tassin, Sr.; parents Sam and Lillie Bounds Burnett; brothers, George Burnett, Marvin Burnett, Leroy Burnett; sisters, Vera B. Tucker, Lillie Mae Foret, Marvilee Terrell.  Those left to cherish her memory include her son Danny L. Tassin and wife Winetta of Milan, Tennessee; daughters, Velma P. Dyer and husband Royce of Farmerville, LA; Arlene P. Hovendick and her husband, James of Montgomery, Texas; brother, Lonnie Burnett of Glenmora, LA; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Friday at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday at Emmanual Baptist Church from 12 p.m. until service time.  Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Preschool Nursery Fund, 430 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301. 


Obituaries for the children:

Eugene Norbert Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Saturday, 18 June 1949 - PITRE - In Italy, in the service of his country on December 16, 1943, 2nd Lt. Eugene N. Pitre Jr., son of Beulah Bergeron and Eugene N. Pitre Sr.; brother of Louis P. Pitre, Mrs. Louise Saxton; uncle of Carolyn Jean and Billy Louise Saxton; aged 22 years, a native of this city.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of 7-Up Bottling Co., Celotex Corp. and New Orleans Public Service Inc., are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the funeral home of Joseph Laughlin Co., 4500 Magazine street, Saturday, June 18, 1949, at 3 o'clock p.m.  Services at St. Stephen's church, Napoleon avenue and Camp street.  Interment in Valence cemetery.  Remains will arrive at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Saturday.


Louis Philip Pitre:  New Orleans States Item (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 26 December 1968:  Pitre - On Tuesday, December 24, 1968, at 10:45 p.m. Louis P. Pitre, beloved husband of Shirley Armbruster; father of Philip, Joan and William Pitre; son of Beulah Bergeron and the late Eugene N. Pitre Sr.; brother of Mrs. Travis Saxton and the late Eugene Pitre Jr.; age 45 years.  Relatives and friends of this family, also employees of Avondale Shipyard, students of Redemptorist High School and St. Francis of Assisi School, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the funeral home of Joseph Laughlin Co., on Thursday, December 26, 1968 at 11 a.m.  Requiem Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church.  Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery No. 1.


Louise Alma Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 15 May 1988:  Louise Pitre Saxton, at the age of 62, on Saturday, May 14, 1988 at 5 o'clock a.m., beloved wife of Travis Saxton; mother of Carolyn Batt, Billie Turner, Judy Bouquet and Brenda Roberts; also survived by 9 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from Joseph Laughlin Funeral Home, 4500 Magazine Street on Monday, May 16, 1988 at 2 o'clock p.m.  Interment in Valence Street Cemetery.  Visitation after 12:30 p.m. on Monday.


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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)

- 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).

- Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


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