Ervin Paul Pitre

1905 New Orleans, LA 1960 New Orleans, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (6th child of 'Lawless' Joseph Pitre/Adele Lydia Hebert); all known surname descendants:

                9           Ervin Paul Pitre  b: 4 April 1905  New Orleans, LA; d: 28 April 1960  New Orleans, LA

                                   + Madelene 'Mattie' Lee Smith  b: 13 January 1908  Mississippi; m: November 1926  New Orleans, LA; d: March 1980

                      10                 Lottie Rae Pitre  b: Abt. 1932  New Orleans, LA; d: Aft. April 1960  Chicago, Cook, IL

                                              +Alton H. Walker    m: 8 November 1950  Cook Co., IL

                      10                 Marlene T. Pitre  b: 21 April 1935  New Orleans, LA; d: 10 March 1974  Gary, Lake, IN  (suicide by gunshot)

                                              +Lucio Bonhama  b: 31 October 1928  Whittier, Los Angeles, CA; m: 26 March 1958  Cook Co., IL  [Ponciano Escalera/Carmen Bonhama]  (divorced); d: 29 March 2000                 


                              *2nd Wife of Ervin Paul Pitre:

                                   + Verina Green  b: 28 August 1918  New Orleans, LA; m: Abt. 1944 [James Alexander/Mary Amanda Hooks]; d: 14 December 1980  New Orleans, LA

                      10                 Susan M. Pitre  b: Abt. 1946; d: Aft. December 1980

                                               +Merrill Neely

                      10                 David Charles Pitre  b: 22 July 1953  New Orleans, LA; d: 14 December 2008  Houston, Harris, TX



Notes for Ervin Paul Pitre:


- 1930 New Orleans, Louisiana:  Ervin Pitre 25, wife Madalene 22, living with his parents.  (1425 Magazine St.)

- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Edwin Pitre 35 laborer/box factory, wife Mattie 32 seamstress/tailor, Lottie 8, Marline 4, lodger Frank Keith 42 laborer/cooperage.   [1306 Camp Street]

- 1950 New Orleans, LA:  Ervin P. Pitre 44 inspector/steel mill, wife Verina G. 31 splicer operator/veneer mill, Susan M. 3.  Also in New Orleans:  Horace H. Roy 44 carpenter/private homes, wife Mattie L. 43 tailoring/tailor shop, Lottie R. 18, Marlene C. Pitre 14.

WWII Records:  Erwin Paul Pitre, res. 1306 Camp St., New Orleans, LA; b. 4 Apr 1905 Lafourche, LA; contact wife Mrs. Mattie Lee Pitre; 5' 6", 135 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, light complexion, deaf & dumb; 16 Oct 1940 New Orleans, LA; signed Ervin Paul Pitre


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 28 April 1960 - On Wed., April 28, 1960, at 6 o'clock p.m., Ervin Paul Pitre, husband of Verina Green, father of Susan, David Pitre, Mrs. Lottie Rae Walker of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Marlene Bonhama of East Chicago, Indiana; brother of Mrs. Leo Russell, Mrs. Verna Brink, Mrs. Agnes Liggio, Mrs. Adeline Lausse and Mrs. Gracie Delcauze, son of Mrs. Lydia Hebert and the late Lawless Pitre; also survived by 4 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Dibert-Bancroft-Ross Inc. and members of The Crescent City Deaf Club are invited to attend the funeral from the home of Tharp, Sontheimer, Tharp, Inc., 4127 S. Claiborne Ave. (parking entrance on Milan St.)  Due notice of time will be given.


Misc.:  New Orleans Item (LA), Monday, 27 February 1939:  [due to hailstorm & windstorm]  The world descended on Mrs. Ervin Pitre and her two daughters this morning.  Or so the mother, a deaf mute, must have thought when bricks came crashing about her head.  First warning was a shower of bricks which landed on the bed where Mrs. Pitre and her 6-year-old daughter, Lottie Ray Pitre, were sleeping.  They were cut severely about the head.  Mrs. Pitre hastened Lottie Ray out of the room, got little Marlene, 3, out of her crib in the corner of the room.  And then the entire roof and a portion of the chimney fell in.  Both bed and crib were smothered in a ton of brick and debris.  The Pitres live at 1306 Camp street.  The father, also a mute, was sleeping upstairs and escaped danger.


Notes for Verina Green:

Obituary:  Houma Courier (LA), Tuesday, 16 December 1980:  Verina (Jimmie) Green Pitre died 3 p.m. Sunday.  The funeral was held 1 p.m. today at Tharp-Sonthiemer-Tharp Funeral Home in New Orleans, with burial following in Greenwood Cemetery.  Survivors include a son, David C. Pitre; a daughter, Mrs. Merrill Neely; three brothers, Daniel L. Green of Chalmette, La, Peter L. Green of Huntsville, Ala; Lee A. Green of Houma; two sisters, Mrs. Theo Green of Picayune, Miss, and Mrs. James Sapp of San Francisco, Cal.; and two grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ervin P. Pitre; and a brother, Matthew I. Green.  Tharp-Sonthiemer-Tharp Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Obituaries for the children:

Marlene T. Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Portage, IN:  Mother and Friend / Marlene T. Bonhama / 1935 - 1974



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Some Louisiana marriages in RED taken from the Louisiana Marriages collection.


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