Gilles Elmer Benoit Pitre

1898 Thibodaux, LA 1966 S. Pasadena, California



Continuation of tree (4th child of Mathurin Gilles Pitre/Ernestine Hebert); all known surname descendants:

                9           Gilles Elmer Benoit Pitre  b: 1 September 1898  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 April 1966  S. Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

                                   + Marie Antoinette Ruby Greig  b: 1 March 1905  Louisiana; m: 29 November 1922  New Orleans, LA [Carlos/Rosa ---]; d: 30 December 1987  Honolulu, Honolulu, HI

                           10         Gloria May Pitre  b: 8 September 1925  New Orleans, LA; d: 30 August 1984  Dallas, Dallas, TX

                                             +John Harold Smith  b: 10 September 1926  Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA; m: 24 May 1947  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA [Harold A./Alena May Jackson]; d: 26 September 2005



Notes for Gilles Elmer Benoit Pitre:


- 1930 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana:  Gillis Pitre 29, Ruby 25, Gloria May 4 years 6 months.  (2813 Soniat St.)


- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Gilles E. Pitre 40 salesman/retail paint store, wife Ruby M. 35 retail bakery, Gloria M. 14, mother-in-law Rosa M. Greig 64 widow, demonstrator/retail bakery, brother-in-law Daniel J. Greig 52.  [4516 St. Ann Street]

- 1950 Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California:  Gillis E. Pitre 50 manager auto parts store/automobile, wife Ruby G. 45 demonstrator foods/retail grocery, widowed mother-in-law Rosa Greig 76.

WWI registration records:  Gilles Elmer Pitre Jr.; Orleans, LA; born 1 Sep 1898; Mrs. Ernestine Pitre; tall height, slender build; brown eyes & black hair.

WWII Records:  Gillis Elmer Pitre, res. 34 N. Huntington Drive, Alhambra, CA; b. 1 Sep 1898 Thibodaux, LA; contact Louis Dacco Consolidated Rock Co (Agua, CA); 5' 11", 180 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, ruddy complexion, appendicitis scar; 14 Feb 1942 Alhambra, CA.


Obituary:  Star News (Pasadena, CA), 28 April 1966:  Gillis E. Pitre of 1750 Grevella, So. Pasadena passed away suddenly at a local hospital.  A native of Thibodeaux, Louisiana and lived in this area 26 years.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Greig Pitre, daughter Mrs. Gloria Smith and grandson, Greig Smith of Whittier; sisters, Mrs. Harry Clew of Whittier, Mrs. Leyland Montgomerey of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brothers Milfred Pitre of Los Angeles, Sidney Pitre of New Orleans, La., several nieces and nephews.  Recitation of the Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Pierce Bros., Fred A. Turner, 1000 Fremont Ave., So. Pasadena.  Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Family R.C. Church 1501 Fremont Ave., So. Pasadena.


Tombstone Inscription, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, L.A., CA:  PITRE / Gillis E. / 1898 - 1966 / Ruby G. / 1905 - 1987


Obituary for the daughter:

Gloria May Pitre:  Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), Saturday, 1 September 1984:  Smith, Gloria May.  Survived by husband, John H. Smith; son, Greig Smith; mother, Ruby Pitre; grandchildren, Krista Smith, Matthew Smith.  Services, Saturday 10:00 a.m., Sparkman-Hillcrest, Northwest Hwy. Chapel.  Father Greg Kelly officiating.  Remains forwarded to Whittier, CA for burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Tombstone Inscription, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, L.A., CA:  SMITH / John H. / 1926 - 2005 / Gloria P. / 1925 - 1984


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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).


Last updated:  19 August 2022.