Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre

1876 Larose, Louisiana 1956 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (8th child of Augustin 'Justin' Pitre/Virginie Idel Lefort); all known surname descendants:

                    8           Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre  b: 17 March 1876  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 October 1956  New Orleans, LA

                                   + Viola Gautreaux  b: 24 December 1887  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: 24 February 1906  Larose, Lafourche, LA [Oleus/Manuella Punch]  (divorced); d: 30 June 1964  New Orleans, LA

                           9           Edward Robert Pitre  b: 15 November 1907  Westwego, Jefferson, LA; d: 5 May 1971  New Orleans, LA

                                          +unknown spouse

                           9           David Ferman Pitre  b: 25 September 1912  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 July 1989  Chalmette, St. Bernard, LA

                                          +Nora Marguerite King  b: 29 September 1914  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 4 December 1932  New Orleans, LA [Harry/Argentine Dufrene] (divorced); d: 19 August 2006  Knoxville, Knox, TN

                                       *2nd Wife of David Ferman Pitre:

                                          +Alice Dorothy Gerdes  b: 4 June 1921  New Orleans, LA; m: 5 June 1953  New Orleans, LA [Fred/Anita Rowe]; d: 3 March 2015  New Orleans East, LA



Notes for Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre:


- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Edward Peter Sr. 34 (--- boat master), wife of 3 years Viola 22, Edward Jr. 2; sister-in-law Bertha Gautraux 17.

- 1920 New Orleans, LA:  Edward Petrie 44 (ship carpenter), wife Viola 30, Edward 12, David 7.

- 1930

- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Viola Pitre 52 (div.) operator/rooming house, Edward 38 (div.) waiter/night club, David 27 (div.) bartender/barroom  [335 Bourbon Street]

- 1950 New Orleans, LA:  Viola G. Pitre 62 (div) proprietor/rooming house, Edward R. 42 (sep) waiter/restaurant, Dave F. 37 (div) salesman/retail confectionary, 5 lodgers.

WWI registration records:  Edward Patrick Pitre; Orleans, LA; born 17 Mar 1876; Mrs. E. P. Patrick; tall height, slender build; blue eyes & black hair.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 22 October 1956:  Pitre - On Sunday, October 21, 1956, at five o'clock a.m., Edward P. Pitre, aged 80 years, father of David F. Sr. and Edward R. Pitre, brother of Vic A. Pitre and the late Morris M. Pitre and Mrs. Oscar Labauve, grandfather of David F. Pitre Jr.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Laudumier funeral home 1225 North Rampart street, on Monday, October 22, 1956 at 2 o'clock p.m., followed by services at St. Louis Cathedral.  Interment in Westwego, La.


Notes for Viola Gautreaux:

Misc.:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Saturday, 25 July 1936:  Judicial Decisions - The Loubat Glasware and Cork Company, Ltd., vs Pitre's Restaurant et al; judgment, $89.50, against Pitre's Restaurant, Edward Pitre, David Pitre and Mrs. Viola Gautreaux.

- New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 20 November 1936:  Judicial Decisions - Union Brewing corporation vs. Mrs. Viola Pitre, et al, judgment $88.94 against Mrs. Viola Pitre and David F. Pitre.

- Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 1 July 1964 - On Tuesday, June 30, 1964, at 6:15 o'clock a.m., Viola Gautreaux, wife of the late Edward Pitre, mother of David F. and Edward R. Pitre, sister of Noah Gautreaux, Mrs. P. Bernard, Mrs. Edward J. Robichaux, Mrs. Joseph Marcombe and Mrs. Anna Bourgeois, and the late Mrs. William Loup, Alex, Albert, Joseph and Rudolph Gautreaux; aged 76 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Westwego funeral home of William Betz's Sons, 327 Sala avenue, on Wednesday, July 1, 1964, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church.  Interment in Westwego Cemetery.


Obituaries for the children:

Edward Robert Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 7 May 1971:  Edward Robert Pitre, on Wednesday, May 5, 1971, at 12:30 o'clock p.m., brother of David F. Pitre Sr.; uncle of Darleen and David P. Pitre Jr.; son of the late Viola Gautreaux and Edward P. Pitre, age 63 years, a native of Westwego, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the Monteleone Hotel, Brennan's Restaurant and Pat O'Brien's, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son Inc., 527 Elysian Fields Ave., parking 2223 Chartres St., on Friday, May 7, 1971, at 11:30 o'clock a.m., with Requiem Mass at St. Louis Cathedral.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, La.


David Firmin Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 27 July 1989:  David F. Pitre, Sr., on Wednesday, July 26, 1989 at 4:45 a.m.  Beloved husband of Dorothy Gerdes Pitre.  Father of Darleen Asebedo and David F. Pitre Jr.  Father-in-law of Jerod Asebedo and Barbara Tully Pitre.  Grandfather of Brooke and Kortney Asebedo.  Age 77 years.  A native of Larose, LA and a resident of Chalmette, LA for the past 15 years.  Relatives and friends of the family also employees of the Napoleon House of the Palladium are invited to attend the funeral service from the Chalmette location of the St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, Chalmette, LA, on Thursday, July 27, 1989 at 1:00 o'clock a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial in the chapel.  Interment in St. Vincent de Paul No. II.  Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Thursday.


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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.


Last updated:  14 June 2021.