Elphege Pitre

1892 Galliano, Louisiana 1967 Galliano, Louisiana

 

 

Continuation of tree (3rd child of Jean Eugene Pitre/Marie Ernestine Emma Gisclair); all known surname descendants:

                9           Elphege Pitre  b: 9 January 1892  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 May 1967  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                   + Cecile Argentine Bychurch  b: 5 January 1898  Lafourche, LA; m: 14 October 1912  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [John/Dulcina Cecile Cantrelle]; d: 9 April 1959  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Estella Pitre  b: 6 August 1913  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 November 1985  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Percy J. Cantrelle  b: 10 September 1913  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1935 [Charles Ernest/Viana Rose Pitre]; d: 24 May 1970  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Volcare Joseph Pitre  b: 21 March 1915  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 6 October 1974  Galliano, Lafourche, LA 

                                           + Eveda Duet  b: 13 April 1918  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1935 [Louis Cheramie/Angela Jeanne Charpentier]; d: 14 July 1992  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Louise Pitre  b: 9 January 1917  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 27 January 1996  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Anderson Edward Griffin  b: 8 June 1914  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1932 [Samuel/Emma Crosby]; d: 6 April 1997  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Laurentia Pitre  b: 10 July 1918  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 13 July 1977  St. Bernard, LA

                                            +Vincent Lawrence Saia  b: 27 August 1919  Lafourche, LA; m: 15 October 1942  New Orleans, LA [Angelo/Anna Russo]; d: 12 August 1992  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                           10         Francis Joseph Pitre  b: 21 April 1920  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 December 2007  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Rovina Arceneaux  b: 28 October 1922  Marrero, Jefferson, LA: m: Aft. 1940 [Louis P./Edna Chiasson]; d: 30 September 2020  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Eusebe Adam Pitre  b: 11 April 1923  Lafourche, LA; d: 17 February 1969  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Irene Agnes Punch  b: 1928  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; m: 28 April 1946  Lafourche, LA [Lucien Adam/Aline Therese Plaisance]; d: 20 September 2015  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Robert Joseph Pitre  b: 8 October 1927  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 December 2012  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Dora Marie Cheramie    m: 5 November 1951  Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. December 2012

                           10         Nora Pitre  b: 17 February 1929  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 June 2008  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Jefferson Pitre  b: 17 February 1930  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 2 July 1949  Lafourche, LA [Fedless Maurice/Amelia Lorida Doucet]; d: 11 December 2009  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

 

 

 

Notes for Elphege Pitre:

Census

- 1920 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Elphise Pitre 30 (farmer), wife Argentine 23, Stela 7, Vocar 5, Louisa 4, Lorencia 1.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Elfege Pitre 38 (farmer), wife Argentine 33, Stella M. 17, Valcur J. 15 (farm laborer), Louisa D./S. 12, Laurencia 11, Francis 9, Ezebe 7, Robert 2 years 6 months, Nora 1 year 2 months.

- 1940 Lafourche, LA:  Elphag Pitre 48 farmer, wife Argentine 39, Laurentia 21 maid/house, Francis 19 fisherman/sea foods, Eusebe 17 fisherman/sea foods, Robert 12, Nora 9.  [Hwy 77 between Cut Off & Galliano]

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Elphege J. Pitre 57 fisherman/fishing, wife Argentine M. 50, Robert J. 22 fisherman/fishing.

Misc.:  Social Security record has birth 1891; death 15 May.

WWI registration records:  Elphege Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 10 Feb 1892 (Cut Off); wife & 3 children; medium height, slender build, gray eyes & light hair.

WWII Records:  Elphage Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 15 Feb 1892 Cut Off, LA; contact Mrs. Elphage Pitre; 5' 6", 125 lbs., blue eyes & blonde hair, light complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Lafourche, LA.

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 25 May 1967:  At his residence, Galliano, La., on Tuesday, May 23, 1967. at 5:30 o'clock p.m., Elphege Pitre, beloved husband of the late Argentine Bychurch, father of Volcar, Francis, Eusebe and Robert Pitre, Mrs. Anderson B. Griffin, Mrs. Percy Cantrelle, Mrs. Jefferson Pitre and Mrs. Vincent Saia, survived by 30 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren, age 75 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 Homes, Inc., Galliano, La., on Thursday, May 25, 1967, at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galliano, La., at 10 a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, La., in charge.

 

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Mrs. Elphege Pitre / born Jan. 5, 1898 - died April 9, 1959 / Elphege Pitre / born Jan. 9, 1892 - died May 23, 1967

 

Notes for Cecile Argentine Bychurch:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 10 April 1959 - At her residence, Cut Off, La., on Thursday, April 9, 1959, at 1:15 o'clock a.m., Argentine Bychurch, beloved wife of Elphege Pitre, mother of Volcar, Francis, Eusebe and Robert Pitre, Mrs. Percy Cantrelle, Mrs. Anderson Griffin, Mrs. Vincent Saia and Mrs. Jefferson Pitre; also survived by 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; age 62 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Friday, April 10, 1959, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., religious services at the Sacred Heart Catholic church, Cut Off, La.  Interment in Cheramie cemetery, Galiano, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.


Obituaries for the children:

Estella Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Nov 27, 1985:  Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Falgout Funeral Home, Galliano, for Estella Pitre Cantrelle, 72, a native and resident of Cut Off who died Tuesday at 11:35 a.m.  Religious services have also been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano, with interment in Cheramie Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for today until 10 p.m. and Thursday from 7 a.m. until funeral time.  She was the wife of the late Percy Cantrelle; mother of Mrs. Ted (Una Mae) Breeland, Johnny J. and Gary Cantrelle; sister of Mrs. Anderson (Louise) Griffin, Mrs. Jefferson Pitre, Francis and Robert Pitre, also the late Mrs. Vincent (Leontine) Saia Sr., Volcare and Esebe Pitre; and daughter of the late Percy and Argentina Bychurch Pitre.  Falgout Funeral Home in Galliano is in charge of the arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Elliot J. Cantrelle / Sept. 18, 1967 / Sept. 20, 1967 / Percy J. Cantrelle / Sept. 10, 1913 / May 24, 1970 / Estella P. Cantrelle / Aug. 6, 1913 / Nov. 26, 1985
 

Volcare Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 7 October 1974:  Mr. Volcare J. Pitre at Galliano, La., on Sunday, October 6, 1974, at 6:05 o'clock a.m., beloved husband of Eveda Duet Pitre; father of Ulysses and Donald Pitre, and Mrs. Roland Guidry; brother of Francis and Roland Guidry; Mrs. Percy Cantrelle, Mrs. Anderson Griffin, Mrs. Vincent Saia, Mrs. Jefferson Pitre and the late Eusebe Pitre; also survived by 11 grandchildren; age 59 years; a native and a resident of Galliano, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also Members of the Masonic Fraternity Lafourche Lodge No. 427, are invited to attend the funeral.  Masonic Services will be held from the Falgout Funeral Home in Galliano, La. on Tuesday, October 8, 1974 at 9:00 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at the United Methodist Church in Golden Meadow, La. at 10:00 o'clock a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano, La.  Falgout Funeral Home in charge.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Volcare Joseph Pitre / born Mar. 21, 1915 - died Oct. 6, 1974 / Eveda Pitre / born April 13, 1918 - died July 14, 1992

 

Louise Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A religious service took place at 11 a.m. today at Galliano Assembly of God Church for Louise Pitre Griffin, 79, a native and resident of Galliano, who died at 5:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 (1996).  Burial was in Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  She was the wife of Anderson "Andy" Griffin; mother of Charles and Jason Griffin and Betty Moran; sister of Francis, Robert and Nora Pitre.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elphege and Argintine Bychurch Pitre; two brothers, Volcare and Euzebe Pitre; and two sisters, Stella Cantrelle and Laurentine Saia.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano was in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Louise Pitre Griffin / Jan. 9, 1917- Jan. 27, 1996  //  A. E. Andy Griffin / June 8, 1914 - April 6, 1997

 

Laurentia Pitre: Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 15 July 1977:  Mrs. Laurentia Pitre Saia, on Wednesday, July 13, 1977 at 11:25 p.m., beloved wife of Vincent L. Saia Sr., daughter of the late Argentine Bourches and Elphege Pitre, mother of Mrs. Gail Dick, Mrs. Brenda Salez, Vincent L. Jr., and Gene J. Saia, sister of Mrs. Percy Cantrell, Mrs. Anderson Griffin, Mrs. Jeffery Pitre, Francis, Robert, and the late Eussabe Voricar Pitre, also survived by 9 grandchildren, age 59 years, a native of Galliano, La., and a resident of St. Bernard Parish for the past 18 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the St. Bernard Funeral Home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo, Inc., 7701 St. Bernard Hwy., Arabi, on Friday, July 15, 1977 at 11 o'clock a.m.  Requiem mass at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  Interment Westlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday.

 

Francis Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 16 December 2007:  Francis Joseph Pitre, 87, a native and resident of Cut Off, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.  Visitation will be from noon to funeral time Monday at the Samart-Mothe Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Cheramie Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Rovina Arceneaux; two sons, Roy and Charles Pitre; two daughters, Edwina Duncanson and Charlene Pitre; one brother, Robert Pitre; and one sister, Nora Pitre.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elphege and Argentina Bychurch Pitre; two brothers, Eusebe and Volcare; and three sisters, Stella Cantrelle, Louisa Griffin and Lula Saia.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Samart-Mothe Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Francis Joseph Pitre / Pfc US Army / World War II / Apr. 21, 1920 - Dec. 14, 2007

 

Eusebe Adam Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 18 February 1969:  Eusebe Pitre, at Our Lady of The Sea Hospital, Galliano, La., on Monday, February 17, 1969, at 3:45 o'clock a.m., beloved husband of Irene Punch; father of Mrs. Calvin Pizant, Catherine, Ethel, and Edward Pitre; brother of Robert, Francis and Bolcere Pitre, Mrs. Percy Cantrelle, Mrs. Anderson Griffin, Mrs. Vincent Saia and Mrs. Jefferson Pitre; son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elphege Pitre; survived by 2 grandchildren; age 45 years; a native and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Lafourche Lodge No. 427, Galliano, La., on Wednesday, February 19, 1969, at 10:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Methodist Church, 11:00 a.m., Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Chalmette Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, La., in charge.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Eusebe Adam Pitre / Louisiana / S1 US Navy / World War II / April 11, 1923 - Feb 17, 1969

 

Robert Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Robert J. Pitre Sr., 85, a native and resident of Galliano, died at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until funeral time Thursday at United Methodist Church in Golden Meadow.  Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with burial in Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  He is survived by his wife, Dora C. Pitre; one son, Robert J. Pitre Jr. and wife, Dinah; four daughters, Patsy Kiffe and husband, Ricky, Linda Griffin and husband, Eunice Jr., Christine Schulte and husband, Kenneth III, Jeanelle Cheramie and husband, Curtis; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elphege and Argentine B. Pitre; three brothers, Volcare, Francis and Eusebe Pitre; four sisters, Stella Cantrelle, Lorencia Saia, Nora Pitre and Louise Griffin; and one great-grandchild.  Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Nora Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Tuesday, 24 June 2008:  Nora P. Pitre, 79, a native of Galliano and resident of Cut Off, died at 7:58 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008.  Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off.  Religious service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial in Cheramie Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Jefferson "Jeff" Pitre; two sons, Chris Pitre and wife, Alison, and David Pitre and wife, Pam; two daughters, Nelly Dufrene and husband, Ted, and Rose Griffin and husband, David; one brother, Robert Pitre; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elphege and Argentina Bychurch Pitre; three brothers, Francis, Eusebe and Volcare Pitre; and three sisters, Stella P. Cantrelle, Louisa P. Griffin and Lula P. Saia.  She was a member of Golden Meadow Methodist Church.  Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Nora M. Pitre / Feb. 17, 1929 / June 23, 2008 / you are loved / always and forever  //  Jefferson J. Pitre / Feb. 16, 1930 / Dec. 11, 2009 / always in our hearts



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

 

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