Elie Pitre

1841 Lafourche, LA 1898 Terrebonne, LA




Continuation of tree (4th child of Jean Florentin Pitre/2nd Susanne Zulmie Toups); all known surname descendants:

                   7     Elie Pitre  b: 26 August 1841  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 19 April 1898  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                             +Mathilde Cornelia White  b: 7 October 1850  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 13 September 1873  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA [Daniel William/Eliza Pierce]; d: 29 April 1934  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Jemmy Joseph Pitre  b: 17 June 1874  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 20 November 1886  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       John Lee Pitre  b: 2 June 1876  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 4 August 1965  Chauvin, Terrebonne, LA

                                      +Marie Frances Autin  b: 29 March 1879  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 5 May 1896  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Charles/Lucie Marie Vitto]; d: 4 December 1953  Chauvin, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Lenius Elie Pitre  b: 1 May 1878  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 3 April 1970  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                     +Marie Lea Julienne Rhodes  b: 24 November 1877  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 27 April 1899  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA [Simon Robert/Marie Zulmie Robichaux]; d: 27 April 1932  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Richard Peter Pitre  b: 21 February 1880  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 1 March 1920  Chauvin, Terrebonne, LA  (accident - gas asphyxiation)

                                     +Julienne Leboeuf  b: Abt. 1882  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 15 January 1901  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA [Etienne/---]; d: 14 December 1950  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Daniel Forest Pitre  b: 3 January 1883  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 1 April 1967  Jackson, East Feliciana, LA

                                     +Bertha Mary Breaux  b: 20 February 1895  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 18 January 1913  Terrebonne, LA [Horace Rogers/Lucie Chauvin]; d: 19 March 1967  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA 

                         8       Elesse 'Ellis' Random Pitre  b: 8 March 1885  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 18 September 1978  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                     +Marie Ernestine Cunningham  b: 8 April 1885  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 9 February 1916  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA [Robert Clement/Marie Hebert]; d: 30 March 1951  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Cordelia Pitre  b: 13 November 1887  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 6 July 1988  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                     +Ludgar Jean Rhodes  b: 15 August 1884  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 30 January 1909  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA [William/Elmire Josephine Guidry]; d: May 1975  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Amanda 'Josephine' Pitre  b: 18 September 1892  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 5 January 1978  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                     +Sidney George Champagne  b: 22 December 1887  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1913 [Charles Joseph/Eve Cecile Guidry]; d: 30 December 1936  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                         8       Mary Amy Pitre  b: 4 April 1895  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: Bet. 1923-1930  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                     +Claude Joseph Naquin  b: 19 December 1896  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 4 January 1916  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [James/Josephine Bergeron]; d: 30 June 1960  Lafourche, LA



Notes for Elie Pitre:


- 1880 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Elie Pitre 35 (farmer), wife Amelia 30, James 5, John 4, Pierre 2, Joseph 4 months.

- 1900 Terrebonne, LA:  Widow Camilia Pete 46, Peter 19 (oyster fisherman), Paulon 17, Alice 14, Camilia 12, Amanda 7, Ammerice 6.

- 1910 Terrebonne, LA:  Widow Cornelia Pitre 55; 8 of 10 children still living, Forest 25 (laborer), Ellis 23 (oyster fisherman), Amanda 17, Annie 16; Peter 27 (oyster fisherman), wife Julia 27, Angelina 7, Shelly 5, Maurice 3, Lillian 7 months (Terrebonne Road) (p. 10A)


- 1920

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Widow Cornelia Pitre 74, living with widowed son-in-law Claude Naquin 35, and his mother Josephine Naquin.


Misc.:  The Weekly Times Democrat (N.O., LA), Saturday, 25 August 1888:  Hurricane Disaster, 700 people destitute;

Terrebonne & Little Caillou Bayous  victims on Lower Terrebonne  Elie Pitre, wife & 6 children, all lost except house.


WWI registration records (sons): 

Daniel Forest Pitre:  Forest Joseph Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 3 Jan 1883; Bertha Breaux Pitre; tall height, stout build; grey eyes & dark hair; (right toe became n---- at times).

Elesse Random Pitre:  Ellis Randal Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 8 Feb 1885; Camelia White; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & brown hair.


Obituaries for the children:

John Lee Pitre:  Times Picayune, 6 August 1965:  At New Orleans, La., on Wednesday, August 4, 1965, at 8 o'clock a.m., John Pitre Sr., beloved husband of Frances Autin, father of Elie Pitre, Mrs. Jim Carlos, Mrs. Ruffin Lecompte, Mrs. Charles Savoie, Mrs. Davidson Kiff, Mrs. Stanley Robichaux, Mrs. Norris LeBoeuf, Mrs. Charles Long, Mrs. Ernest Potier, Mrs. Albert Pitre; survived by 33 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren, age 90 years, a native and a resident of Chauvin, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma, La., on Thursday, August 5, 1965 at 11 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chauvin, La.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Chauvin, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Raceland, La., in charge.


Lenius Elie Pitre:  Times Picayune, 5 April 1970:  Lenius Elie Pitre Sr., on Friday, April 3, 1970, at 11:00 o'clock p.m., husband of Julian Rhodes, father of Andrew, Allen and Miller Pitre of Montegut, La., Bruce Pitre of Houma, La., Maurice Pitre, Mrs. Clarence David, and Mrs. Louis Mitchell of New Orleans, La.  Brother of Ellis Pitre, Mrs. Amanda Champagne, Mrs. Ludgar Rhodes of Houma, La. and the late Forest Pitre, also survived by 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, age 91 years, a native of Terrebonne Parish.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma, La., on Monday, April 6, 1970 at 11 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Montegut, La.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Arrangements by Chauvin Funeral Home Inc., Houma, La.


Daniel Forest Pitre:  Forrest J. Pitre, age 84 years, expired April 1 at the E. Louisiana State Hospital, Jackson.  He was a native of Terrebonne Parish and a resident of Montegut.  Mr. Pitre is survived by four sons, Horace of Baton Rouge, James, Norris and Lionel, all of Montegut; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Crochet, Montegut, Mrs. Fulton Mayhan, Houma; and 19 grandchildren.  His wife, Mrs. Bertha Breaux Pitre, preceded him in death.  Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, April 3, at 10 a.m. from the residence to Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery.  Chauvin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Elesse Random Pitre:  Tombstone inscription, Dugas Cemetery, Montegut:  Ellis Random / Pitre / March 8, 1885 / Sept. 18, 1978


Cordelia Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #1, Houma:  LUDGER RHODES / in loving memory / of / Percy Rhodes / 1914 - 1933 / Ludger J. Rhodes / 'Capt. Jack' / 1884 - 1975 / Cordelia Pitre Rhodes / Nov. 13, 1887 - July 6, 1988


Amanda 'Josephine' Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma:  Mrs. Amanda / Pitre Champagne / Sept. 18, 1893 - Jan. 5, 1978




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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).


Last updated:  12 January 2019.