Ferdinand Marshall Pitre

1918 Addis, Louisiana 1953 Addis, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (1st child of Gustave Ferdinand Pitre/Julia Irene Ruiz); all known surname descendants:

                   10         Ferdinand Marshal Pitre  b: 21 November 1918  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA; d: 11 December 1953  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA

                                         +Audrey Mary Nezat  b: 31 October 1921  White Castle, Iberville, LA; m: Abt. 1938 [Adolph/Veronica ---]; d: 18 July 1976  Stephensville, LA

                                  11           James Melvin Pitre  b: 31 July 1939  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA; d: 20 October 2008  Morgan City, St. Mary, LA

                                                   +Mydra Richard    m: Abt. 1964; d: Aft. October 2008

                                  11           John Kernie Pitre  b: Abt. 1940; d: Aft. July 1976

                                  11           male Pitre  b: 1942  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA; d: 8 August 1942  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA

                                  11           Joan M. Pitre  b: Abt. 1945; d: Aft. July 1976

                                                   +--- Leonard 

                                  11           Michael A. Pitre  b: February 1950; ; d: Aft. July 1976



Notes for Ferdinand Marshall Pitre:


- 1940 Addis, W. Baton Rouge, Louisiana:  Ferdinand Petri Jr. 21 truck driver/steam railroad, wife Audrey N. 18, James M. 8 months.

- 1950 Addis, West Baton Rouge, LA:  Ferdinand M. Pitre Jr. 31 truck driver/freight lines, wife Mary A. 28, James M. 10, John K. 9, Joan M. 4, Michael A. (Feb).

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 12 December 1953 - On Friday, December 11, 1953, at 12:30 o'clock p.m., Ferdinand M. Pitre Jr., of Addis, La., husband of Audrey Nezeat; father of Melvin, Kernie, Michael and Joan Pitre; brother of Joe Haynes of Plaquemine, La., Mrs. Gordon Gisler of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. W.C. Cutrer of New Orleans, La., and Miss Alice Faye Pitre of Addis, La., and Rolland Pitre of Morgan City, La., son of F.M. Pitre of Addis, La., a native and a resident of Addis, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, St. John's Father's Club, Volunteer Fire Department and Amvets, (He was Eighth District senior vice-commander, department color sergeant of V.F.W. and president of Teamsters Union, A.F. of L. Local Union No. 5), are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place on Sunday, December 13, 1953, at 3:30 o'clock p.m., from the Wilbert funeral home, Plaquemine, La.  Religious services at St. John the Evangelist Catholic church.  Interment in Catholic cemetery, Plaquemine, La.

Tombstone Inscription, St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Plaquemine, LA:  Ferdinand M. Pitre Jr / Louisiana / PFC Co M 141 INF 36 INF DIV / World War II / Nov. 21, 1918 - Dec. 11, 1953  //  ARCENEAUX / Audrey Mary N. / Oct. 31, 1921 - July 18, 1976 / My love and life went with her / E. J. 'Al' Arceneaux / in memory of her family and past / husband Ferdinand Pitre


Notes for Audrey Mary Nezat:

Obituary:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday, 21 July 1976:  Mrs. Audrey N. Arceneaux - Died Sunday, July 18, 1976, at 3:15 p.m. at her residence, in Stephensville.  She was 54, a native of White Castle.  Body at McCleary Funeral Home, Morgan City, with religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Graveside services at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at St. John Cemetery, Plaquemine.  Survived by her husband, E. J. Arceneaux, Stephensville; four sons, Fred Arceneaux, Pontiac, Mich., James Pitre, Germany, John Pitre, Houston, Tex., Michael Arceneaux, Alexandria; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Leonard, Bayou Vista; one sister, Mrs. Donna Mear, Crowley; one brother, Edward Mezat, Albany; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.


Obituaries for the children:

James Melvin Pitre:  The Daily Review (Morgan City, LA), Tuesday, 21 October 2008:  James Melvin Pitre Sr. July 31, 1939 - October 20, 2008:  James Melvin Pitre Sr., a native of Addis and resident of Morgan City, died Oct. 20, 2008, after a short illness.  James Melvin was a retired career Master Sargent in the U.S. Army Combat Medical Corps.  MSG Pitre is a veteran of the Vietnam War.  After serving his country for 28 years, he became a dedicated employee of Auto Zone.  His hobbies included deep-sea fishing in the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.  He also was a master wood craftsman.  His family, friends and neighbors enjoyed his love for gourmet grilling.  James Melvin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mydra Richard Pitre; son, James M. Pitre Jr. and his wife, Andrea, of Sugar Land, Texas; a son, Joseph Pitre and his wife, Madelyn, of Lydia, Fla.; and grandsons, Joshua and Matthew Pitre of Lydia, Fla.  James Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand Pitre and Audrey Pitre Arceneaux.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City.  Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary with full military honors. 



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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)

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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