Fabien Pitre

1849 Rustico, PEI 1912 Bloomfield, PEI



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Augustin Pitre/Rose Doucet); all known surname descendants:

               8      Fabien Pitre  b: 10 March 1849  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 20 October 1912  Bloomfield, PEI

                                +Priscille Pineau  b: 10 February 1851  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; m: 9 May 1872  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI [Joseph/Bathilde Doiron]; d: 8 October 1905  Bloomfield, PEI

                           9       Mary Amelia Peters  b: 23 February 1873  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 10 January 1916  Waltham, Middlesex, MA

                                      +James Campbell Purcell  b: 30 July 1873  Boston, Suffolk, MA; m: 4 November 1900  Brooklyn, New York, NY [James H./Mary A. ---]; d: 3 May 1949  Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA

                           9       Joseph Henry Peters  b: 25 September 1874  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 7 June 1963  Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

                                      +Martina Arsenault  b: 27 January 1887  Bloomfield, PEI; m: 23 January 1906  Bloomfield, PEI [Nicholas/Emilie Martin]; d: 30 November 1969  Winnipeg, Manitoba

                           9       Matilda Rose Peters  b: 6 October 1876  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: October 1902  Rustico, PEI

                                      +Abraham Pitre  b: 19 July 1866  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; m: 28 August 1900  Sacred Heart, Alberton, PEI [Pacifique/Eulalie Pineau]; d: 21 January 1949  Rustico, PEI

                           9       Stanislaus Pitre  b: 29 July 1878  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 17 December 1948  St. Paul, Alberta

                                      +Ursule Martin  b: 6 April 1879  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI; m: Abt. 1905  Bloomfield, PEI [Hypolite Paul/Marguerite Pineau]; d: 1951

                           9       Avite 'Harvey' Pitre  b: 9 September 1880  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 11 November 1962  St. Paul, Ramsey, MN

                           9       Jeremie Pitre  b: 8 July 1882  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 10 May 1905  Bloomfield, PEI

                           9       Fabien 'Benjamin' Pitre  b: 2 August 1884  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 26 January 1981  Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                      +Josephine Doucette  b: Abt. 1890  PEI; m: 17 October 1910  Lawrence, Essex, MA [Walter/Marguerite Martin]; d: 30 March 1958  Winnipeg, Manitoba

                           9       Jerome 'Augustin' Pitre  b: 30 October 1886  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 4 November 1913  Ochre River, Manitoba

                           9       Paul Vincent Pitre  b: 21 January 1889  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 5 September 1969  Buellton, Santa Barbara, CA

                                      +Nellie Lavera Bradley  b: 22 May 1898  Oakville, Manitoba; m: 19 June 1920  Winnipeg, Manitoba [Nathaniel/Nellie Brown]; d: 26 April 1970  Santa Barbara, CA

                           9       Francois Xavier Pitre  b: 14 August 1892  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 18 June 1912  Bloomfield, PEI

                           9       Andre 'Allie' Pitre  b: 30 April 1895  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 30 May 1929  Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

                                      +Germaine Simone Trottier  b: 1 May 1895  Laurier, Manitoba; m: 3 October 1923  Winnipeg, Manitoba; d: 30 April 1959  Lachine, Montreal, Quebec


                       *2nd Wife of Fabien Pitre: 

                                     +Marguerite Theriault  b: February 1861  PEI; m: Aft. 1905; d: Aft. October 1912



Notes for Fabien Pitre:


- 1881 PEI, Alberton Creek, Lot 5:  Fabian Peters 29 (farmer), wife Priscilla 28, Mary 8, Joseph 5, Matilda 4, Tennas 2, Levi 5 months; Mary 40.

- 1891 PEI, Lot 5F:  Fabian Pitre 42 (farmer & trader), wife Priscille 40, Marie 18, Joseph 16, Mathilda R. 14, Stanislas 12, Avit 10, Jeremie 8, Fabien 6, Jerome 4, Paul V. 2.

- 1901 PEI, Lot 5E2:  Fabian Peters 52, wife Priscilla 51, Mary E. 28, Joseph H. 26, Rose M. 24, Stanislas 22, Avie 20, Jeremiah 18, Fabien 16, Augustine J. 14, Paul V. 12, Frank X. 8, Andrew 5, Nora Arseneau 16 (domestic).

- 1911 PEI, Duvar, Lot 5:  Fabien Pitre 61 (farmer), wife Marguerite 50, Paul 22, Andrew 16, step-daughter Angeline Therrault 24 (teacher).


Misc.: 29 September 1911:  Many friends will regret to learn that Fablin Peters, Post Master, Bloomfield, met with a very serious accident while feeding a bull recently and was badly gored.  The accident might have resulted in death had it not been for the timely arrival of Mr. O'Holloren who kept the furious animal at bay.  Mr. Peters is doing as well as can be expected under the careful and medical skill of Dr. McCue of that place.


Obituary:  Island Patriot (PEI), October 1912:  Bloomfield Station mourns the death of an old and respected resident in the person of the late Mr. Fabian Peters, who peacefully passed away in his sixty-fourth year, on Sunday morning, October 20th, after an illness of over a year, which he bore with great patience and resignation.  Although it was known for some time that the end was near still it came as a severe shock to his family and friends.  During his illness he was often visited by his pastor the Rev. F.X. Gallant, and he died fortified by the last rites of the Catholic Church.  Deceased was a prominent member of the C.M.B.A. society, and an honorable and upright man, loved by a wide circle of friends, and esteemed by all who knew him.  By strenuous labors he hewed out for himself and family a very comfortable farm and home and for the long period of twenty-seven years he filled the position of Postmaster in a most efficient and capable manner.  His practical faith, admirable cheerfulness, and christian charity won for him the respect of his non Catholic neighbors.  Surviving him are his bereaved widow, one daughter and seven sons, viz: - Mrs. James Purcell of Waltham, Mass; Stanley, Augustus and Joseph in Western Canada; Harvey in New York; Benjamin in Lawrence, Mass; and Paul and Allie at home.  The funeral took place on Tuesday, October 22nd, to St. Anthony's Church, Bloomfield, and was largely attended.


Notes for Priscille Pineau:

Obituary:  Charlottetown Guardian, 8 October 1905:  At Bloomfield, Oct. 8th, Mrs. Fabien Peters, aged 55.  Deceased had been ailing for some time.  She leaves a husband, one daughter, and eight sons to mourn.


WWI registration records (sons):

Paul Vincent Pitre:  Paul Vincent Peters; born 22 Jan 1894, PEI; res. 373 Carlton St., Winnipeg, MAN; railroading; Stanley B. Peters (brother, McCeary, MAN); 13 Mar 1916, Winnipeg, MAN; 5' 6 3/4", ruddy complexion, dark brown eyes & dark hair; mole on front of right chest; scar behind left small toe.


Avite 'Harvey' Pitre: 

- Harvey Avie Peters, departed from Brooklyn, NY on 22 June 1918 for Europe on the Patria, a troop transport ship, as a Corporal in the 3rd Motor Mechanics Signal Corp.  Listed next of kin: brother Stanistans Bodrout Peters of Lac du, Manitoba.

- Harvey A. Peters (US Transport Service), departed Brest, France 23 May 1919 on the Ancon, of 1st Balloon Company; next of kin is brother Stanislaus Peters of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.

- 1930 Hot Springs, Garland, AR [ED22, p. 14B, 616 Ramble St.]: Harvey A. Peters 48 (ME-US-US) salesman/dry goods.

- September 1932 border crossing: Harvey A. Pitre, age 51, last in Bangor, ME; dest. St. Paul, MN; was in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba; disabled vet; wants to reside; brother Andrew Pitre in Lac du Bonnet; brother Harry P. Pitre in Santa Cruz, CA; rejected, appeal entered

- Pennsylvania Veteran's Compensation application:  Harvey Avie Peters, served in US military from 15 Dec 1917 to 11 Jun 1919; res. Boarding House, Bradford, MeKeam, PA (entered into service), present res 833 1/2 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR; b. 9 Sep 1880 Waltham, MA; not married; par: Fabian Peters (d. 1912) & Pricilla Pieneau Peters (d. 1905); served at Camp Dix, NJ, Camp Hancock, GA, Camp Green, NC, then sailed for France Jun 1918 - Jun 1, 1919; signed 13 Jun 1934; honorably discharged 11 Jun 1919 at Camp Lee, Petersburg, VA

- Marriage license (only) issued on 15 April 1946 in Hot Springs, Garland, AR to 73-year-old Elizabeth Smith.


Obituaries for the children:

Mary Amelia Peters:  Tombstone Inscription:  Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham, MA:  Mary E. Purcell / 1873 - 1916


Joseph Henry Peters:  Joseph Henry Pitre - On June 7, 1963, at Concordia Hospital at the age of 88 years, Mr. Joseph Henry Pitre of 409 Melrose Ave., Transcona, formerly of Lac du Bonnet, Man., dearly beloved husband of Matina Pitre.  Mr. Pitre was born in Bloomfield, P.E.I. and came to this province in 1909 and settled in Mackinac where he farmed until 1918, he then moved to Lac du Bonnet retiring in 1945.  In 1958 Mr. Pitre moved to Transcona and has been living there until time of his death.  Also survived are 6 sons, Raymond; Joseph; Andrew; Oliver; Elmer and Marcel, 3 daughters, Mrs. R. Schollie; Mrs. O. Schilling and Mrs. A. Kansas, 37 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Harvey; Benjamin and Paul.  Prayers will be said Sunday at 8 p.m., in the Philip Coutu Funeral Chapel, 156 Marion St.  Remains will rest in the Notre Dame du Lac R.C. Church at Lac du Bonnet, Man., Monday 9 a.m., until time of service 10 a.m., where Requiem High Mass will be sung.  Interment in the family plot, Lac du Bonnet Cemetery.

Tombstone Inscription:  Lac Du Bonnet Cemetery, Manitoba:  In loving memory of / Joseph Henry Pitre / 1875 - 1963 / Our Father / Ever remembered, ever loved  //  In loving memory of / Martina Pitre / 1887 - 1969 / Our Mother / Ever remembered, ever loved


Matilda Rose Peters:  L'Impartial (PEI), Thursday, 16 October 1902:  Since it pleased the almighty to call to Him Mrs. Abraham Pitre, sister of our secretary-archivist, Mr. Stanislas Pitre.  Resolution as the members of branch 342 express their deep regret for the loss her brother Stanislas Pitre has suffered, his family and his brother-in-law, the husband of the regretfully deceased and that they offer them their sincere sympathies in their affliction.


Stanislaus Pitre:  Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1948 - Requiem mass for Stanislas Pitre, 70, former police magistrate and judge of juvenile court in St. Paul, Alta., was sung by Father Guy Michaud in St. Paul cathedral Dec. 21.  An R.C.M.P. detachment in full dress served as guard of honor.  Burial took place in the St. Paul Roman Catholic cemetery.  Mr. Pitre, who died as a result of a car accident Dec. 17, was born at Bloomfield, P.E.I. in 1878.  Moving to Winnipeg in 1905, he served as principal of Glenwood school and Windsor school in St. Vital between 1921 and 1928.  In 1928, Mr. Pitre went to Alberta and was a resident of St. Paul until the time of his death.  Surviving are his widow Ursula; three sons Wilfred of Vancouver, B.C., Emmanuel and Adrian of St. Paul; seven daughters Mrs. Rose St. Pierre of Edmonton, Alta., Mrs. Fidelis Lambert, Mrs. Stella Tremblay, Mrs. Marie Bouder, Mrs. Florence Lefevre, Mrs. Lucille Fagnau, and Mrs. Therese Gacamache all of St. Paul; four brothers Joseph of Lac du Bonnet, Man., Ben of Winnipeg, Harvey of Little Rock, Ark., Paul in California, and 25 grandchildren.  Mr. Pitre was a member of the Knights of Columbus council No. 2715, St. Paul.  Pallbearers were six sons-in-law, Albert St. Pierre, Roland Lefevre, Albert Tremblay, Walter Lambert, Lucien Gacamache, and Carl Bouder.

Tombstone Inscription:  St. Paul Cemetery, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Alberta:  PITRE / Stanislas / 1879 - 1949 / Ursule / 1880 - 1951


Avite 'Harvey' Pitre:  Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), Tuesday, 13 November 1962:  Harvey Peters, 72, 445 Wacouta St., St. Paul, who died Sunday of injuries suffered Oct. 27 when he was hit by a car on the Robert St. bridge in St. Paul.


Jeremie Pitre:  L'Impartial (PEI), 1905:  Died, at Bloomfield, 11 May (1905), Jeremie G. Pitre, son of Mr. Fabien Pitre, age 23 years.

- Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), Saturday, 20 May 1905:  The death took place in Bloomfield on Wednesday, May 10th, of Jeremiah Peters, after an illness of only eighteen months from consumption.  Mr. Peters was in the bloom of life when stricken down but always had a strong hope of recovery, until a few days previous to death when his courage failed and he was prepared for the great beyond.  A mother, father, eight brothers and one sister are left to mourn.  The funeral which was a large one took place Friday morning to St. Anthony's Church where a solemn mass of Requiem was celebrated by Rev. F. X. Gallant, after which all that was mortal of the late Jeremiah Peters was laid to rest.


Fabien 'Benjamin' Pitre:  Lac du Bonnet Leader (Manitoba):  Fabian (Ben) Pitre - Quietly on Monday, January 26, 1981 at the Holiday Haven Nursing Home, Fabian Pitre, aged 96 years.  He was predeceased by his wife Josephine in 1958.  Mr. Pitre was born in Bloomfield, P.E.I. in 1884, had resided in Pine Falls and for the last 40 years in Winnipeg. He worked as a crane operator in Great Falls and Slave Falls for many years. He leaves to mourn his passing, his family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Burke and Mr. and Mrs. M. Pasieka, of Winnipeg, Mr. and Mrs. J. Latyn of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. F. Stryker of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. E. Pinkus of Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs. E. Marcolini of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. C. Petrie of Surrey, B.C., Mr. and Mrs. L. Malo, Mr. and Mrs. R. Petrie and Mr. and Mrs. L. MacLennen, all of Hope, B.C.; also 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held in the Thomson Funeral Chapels, Broadway and Furby, Thursday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed in Brookside Cemetery.


Andre 'Allie' PitreThe Pasadena Post (Pasadena, CA), Saturday, 1 June 1929:  Andre Pitre, husband of Germaine Pitre, of 285 Cypress avenue, died suddenly Thursday afternoon.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Wendell P. Cabot, director in charge.



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