Francis Joseph Pitre

1920 Cut Off, Louisiana 2007 Cut Off, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (5th child of Elphege Pitre/Cecile Argentine Bychurch); all known surname descendants:

                 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

                               11           Edwina Pitre  b: Abt. 1941  Louisiana; d: Aft. 1950

                               11           Roy Pitre  b: Abt. 1944  Louisiana; d: Aft. 1950

                               11           Charles Pitre  b: 24 January 1952  Cameron Co., Texas

                               11           Charlene Pitre  b: 24 January 1952  Cameron Co., Texas



Notes for Francis Joseph Pitre:


- 1940 Lafourche, Louisiana:  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 Brownsville, Cameron, Texas:  Francis Pitre 29 fisherman/shrimp fleet, wife Rovina 27, Edwina 8, Roy 5.


WWII Records:  Francis Joseph Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 21 Apr 1920 Lafourche, LA; contact Elphege Pitre (Cut Off, LA); 5' 8", 163 lbs., gray eyes & blonde hair, light complexion; Thibodaux, LA.


Obituary:  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


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


Last updated:  10 October 2022.