Francis Pitre

1889 Dalhousie, New Brunswick 1937 Gardiner, Maine



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Firmin Pitre/Louise Splude); all known surname descendants:

               9          Francis Pitre  b: 4 July 1889  St. Jean Baptiste, Dalhousie, Restigouche, NB; d: 17 December 1937  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME

                                  +Florence Averill (Wheeler)  b: 27 March 1893  Wiscasset, Lincoln, ME; m: 4 December 1920  Wiscasset, Lincoln, ME [Walter/Lilla Blackman]; d: 1 September 1962  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                            10        Francis Edward Peters  b: 18 April 1920  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME; d: 11 August 1981

                                           +Beverly B. Hysom    m: 15 July 1950  Maine



Notes for Francis Pitre:


- 1910 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas:  Frank Peters 20  [US Military Reservation, Ft. Sam Houston, Battery B 3rd Field Artillery]


- 1920

- 1930 Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine:  Freeman Peters 70 (farmer), wife Louise 62, Frank 38, Arthur 25, Evelyn 21.  Also at Gardiner, Florence G. Peters 37 & Francis E. Peters 8, lodging w/widower Jesse C. Keene 45 farmer  [Libby Hill Road].


- 1940 Gardiner, Kennebec, ME:  Widower Jesse C. Keene 55 laborer/Federal surplus commodities, housekeeper widow Florence E. Peters 47, her son Francis E. Peters 19 (MA) laborer/logger.

- 1950 Gardiner, Kennebec, ME:  Widower Jessie Keene 65 planer/lumber co., lodger Widow Florence Peters 57.

WWI Registration Records:  Frank Peters, res. 35 Plummer, Gardiner, ME; b. 4 Jul 1888 Bangor, ME; laborer, employed at US Disciplinary Barracks, Ft. Leavenworth, KS; single; PVT 7 years US Army; medium height/medium build, blue eyes & brown hair; 5 Jun 1917 Ft. Leavenworth


Obituary:  Kennebec Journal (ME), Saturday, 18 December 1937:  Frank Peters, 47, died suddenly at his home at the corner of Libby Hill and Brunswick roads at about 7 o'clock Friday evening.  He had been in his usual health in the afternoon, and died shortly after returning from a business trip into Gardiner.  Dr. G. W. Alexander County Medical Examiner described death to natural causes.  He had lived here for the past 36 years, coming from New Brunswick.  He was born July 4, 1890 at Dalhousie, N.B. the son of Freeman and Louise (Splude) Peters.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Florence Peters, one son, Francis Peters; two brothers J. Manuel Peters, Haverhill, and John Peters, Pittston; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Bates, Auburn, Mrs. Emma M. Dill, Gardiner, Mrs. Josephine McCourtney and Miss Evelyn Peters, Hebron, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Staples funeral home, 53 Brunswick, Avenue.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Cemetery, Wiscasset, Lincoln, ME:  Florence G. / Peters / 1893 - 1962


Notes for the son:

Francis Edward Peters:  Buried Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Maine; SGT US Army, WWII & Korea



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Last updated:  4 July 2022.