Firmin Pitre

1857 Rustico, PEI 1938 Gardiner, Maine

 

 

Continuation of tree (1st child of Etienne Pitre/Judith Gallant); all known surname descendants:

              8      Firmin Pitre  b: 16 March 1857  Rustico, PEI; d: 1938  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME

                               +Louise Splude  b: December 1864  New Brunswick; m: 3 November 1885  St. Joseph, Nash Creek, Restigouche, NB [Joseph/Henriette Saintang]; d: 18 March 1933  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME

                         9          Joseph Alfred Pitre  b: 15 October 1886  St. Joseph, Nash Creek, Restigouche, NB; d: Aft. 1900

                         9          Marie Louise Pitre  b: 2 June 1888  St. Joseph, Nash Creek, Restigouche, NB; d: 10 June 1888  Jacquet River, Restigouche, NB

                         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

                         9          Joseph Emmanuel Pitre  b: 14 September 1891  Jacquet River, Restigouche, NB; d: 15 March 1977  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                                       +Isabelle Arseneau  b: 17 October 1906  Haverhill, Essex, MA; m: 30 January 1930  Haverhill, Essex, MA; d: 29 October 1970  Waterville, Kennebec, ME

                         9          Marie Alice Pitre  b: 16 October 1893  Jacquet River, Restigouche, NB; d: 11 November 1960  Auburn, Androscoggin, ME

                                       + Harold F. Higgins  b: 13 May 1895  Ellsworth, Hancock, ME; m: 26 November 1914  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME [George E./Mary Moulton]; d: 13 February 1918  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME

                                      *2nd Husband of Marie Alice Pitre:

                                       + Philip J. Belliveau  b: 22 September 1894  Bouctouche, Northumberland, NB; m: 30 December 1938  Auburn, Androscoggin, ME [Thomas/Mary Gautreau]; d: 19 June 1973  Auburn, Androscoggin, ME

                         9          Marie Emma Pitre  b: 3 October 1895  Jacquet River, Restigouche, NB; d: 11 Jan 1981  Livermore Falls, Androscoggin, ME

                                       + Alton Winthrop Dill  b: 29 December 1896  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME; m: 11 August 1917  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME [Benjamin Corin/Susie Etta Gowell] (divorced); d: 13 December 1963  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                         9          Josephine Pitre  b: 3 June 1898  Jacquet River, Restigouche, NB; d: 25 July 1978  Augusta, Kennebec, ME

                                       + Leon G. Rolfe  b: 11 June 1896  Monmouth, Kennebec, ME; m: 26 June 1918  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME [Fred W./Carrie D. Goodwin] (divorced)

                                     *2nd Husband of Josephine Pitre:

                                       + Ralph Alexander McCourtney  b: 25 August 1897  Dexter, Penobscot, ME; m: 29 February 1920  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME [Peter J./Abbie I. Hamilton]; d: 6 February 1980  Pittston, Kennebec, ME

                         9          Mary Peters  b: 1 May 1900  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME; d: 4 October 1901  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME  (cholera)

                         9          Arthur Peters  b: 16 November 1902  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME; d: 1930  Fairfield, Somerset, ME

                         9          John Peters  b: 1 April 1905  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME; d: 21 December 1969  Sanford, York, ME

                                       +Arline Thibeault (Rousseau)  b: 16 October 1905  Quebec; m: 25 April 1933  Maine [Moses/Marguerite Pitre]; d: 6 May 1975  Brunswick, Cumberland, ME

                         9          Evelyn May Peters  b: 15 February 1908  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME; d: 11 September 1959

                                       +--- Bates

 

 

Notes for Firmin Pitre:

Census

- 1900 Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine:  Freeman Peters 40 (bricklayer), wife of 15 years Louise 35, Fred 13, Frank 10, Manuel 8, Mary A. 6, Emma 4, Josephine 1, Mary 0 months.

 

- 1910 Gardiner, Kennebec, ME:  Freeman Peters 49 (odd job laborer), wife of 22 years Louise 44 (8 of 10 children still living), Alice 16, Emma 14, Josephine 12, Arthur 7, John 5, Evalyn 2.

- 1920 Gardiner, Kennebec, ME:  Freeman F. Peters 60 (shoemaker), wife Louise 52, Arthur 17, John 15, Evelyn 12; widowed daughter Alica Higgins 28, married daughter Josephine Rolfe 22.

- 1930 Gardiner, Kennebec, ME:  Freeman Peters 70 (farmer), wife Louise 62, Frank 38, Arthur 25, Evelyn 21.

 

Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Josephs Cemetery, Gardiner:  Freeman Peters / 1858 - 1938 / his wife / M. Louise Splude / 1868 - 1933

 

Tombstone Inscriptions for the children:

Francis Pitre:  Kennebec Journal, 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.
 

Marie Alice Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn:  Alice M. Belliveau / 1893 - 1960  //  Philip J. Belliveau / 1893 - 1973

 

Josephine Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec:  1869 Peter J. McCourtney 1963 / his wife / 1875 Abbie I. Hamilton 1959 / 1920 Ralph Jr. 1925 / 1897 Ralph A. McCourtney 1980 / his wife / 1900 Josephine V. Peters 1978 / 1897 Edna 1947 / wife of 1898 Victor H. McCourtney 1990 / MCCOURTNEY

 

John Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Gardiner:  John Peters / 1905 - 1969 / his wife / Arline Thibeault / 1905 - 1975

 

 

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