Gustave Ferdinand Pitre

1897 Thibodaux, LA 1958 Plaquemine, LA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Louis Philippe Pitre/Marie Rosa Picou); all known surname descendants:

                 9           Gustave Ferdinand Pitre  b: 1 January 1897  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 October 1958  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                                      +Julia Irene Ruiz  b: 4 July 1900  Brusly, St. Martin, LA; m: Abt. 1917; d: 11 March 1997  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                             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

                             10         Marjorie Marie Pitre  b: 31 July 1921  Addis, West Baton Rouge, LA; d: 27 November 2002  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                                              +James Roy Comeaux  b: 11 April 1911  Addis, West Baton Rouge, LA; m: Abt. 1938; d: 13 October 1965

                                            *2nd Husband of Marjorie Pitre:

                                              +Joseph Haynes  b: 19 September 1908  Sunshine, Iberville, LA; m: 26 April 1953  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA [Jimmy/---]; d: 7 February 1983  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                             10         Roland Augustin Pitre  b: 19 February 1924  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA; d: 13 February 2005  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                              +Emily Gros  b: 31 July 1928  Four Mile Bayou, LA; m: Abt. 1943 [Orestile C./Noemie Thibodeaux]; d: 8 March 2011  Metairie, Jefferson, LA

                             10         Audrey May Pitre  b: 10 February 1927  New Orleans, LA; d: Aft. August 2020

                                              +Gordon Andrew Gisler  b: 26 July 1918  Centralia, WA; m: 16 July 1944  Chehalis, Lewis, WA [Andrew/Lucille Christian]; d: 1 July 2005  Puyallup, Pierce, WA

                             10         Edith Mae Pitre  b: 5 July 1929  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA; d: 12 November 2004  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                                              +Winson Lavoy Cutrer  b: 3 March 1924  Kentwood, Tangipahoa, LA; m: Abt. 1946 [Roy/Arie Ricks]; d: 21 September 2010  Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, LA

                             10         Alice Faye Pitre  b: 22 April 1938  Addis, W. Baton Rouge, LA; d: 4 August 2020  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                                              +Joseph 'Harry' Martinez  b: 18 September 1935  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA; m: 8 April 1960  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA [George/Wilma Pinell]; d: 26 October 2017  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA



Notes for Gustave Ferdinand Pitre:


- 1930 Addis, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana:  Ferdinand Pitre 33, wife Julia R. 30, Ferdinand 11, Margery 8, Roland 6, Audrey May 3 years 7 months, Edith May 9 months.


- 1940 Addis, West Baton Rouge, LA:  Ferdinand Pitre 43 machinist helper/railroad, wife Julia 39, Roland 16, Audrie Mae 13, Edith Mae 10, Alice Faye 1.

- 1950 Addis, West Baton Rouge, LA:  Ferdinand M. Pitre Sr. 53 machinist helper/railroad, wife Julia R. 49, Alice F. 11.

WWI registration records:  F. M. Pitre; West Baton Rouge, LA; born 1 Jan 1897 (Thibodaux); L. P. Pitre; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & dark brown hair.


Obituary:  Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Sunday, 26 October 1958:  Ferdinana M. Pitre (Pete) - Died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the Plaquemine Sanitarium at age 61.  He was a native of Thibodaux and a residence at death of Addis.  Religious services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Brusly at 3 p.m. Sunday, with arrangements in charge of Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  He is survived by one son, Roland A., of New Orleans; four daughters, Mrs. W.L. Cutrer, Harvey, Mrs. Joe Haynes, Plaquemine, Mrs. Gordon Gisler, Tacoma, Wash., and Miss Alice Faye Pitre, Addis; 2 brothers, R. C. Pitre, Alexandria, and George A. Pitre, New Orleans; 14 grandchildren.  He was the husband of the former Julia Ruiz, Addis, and the father of the late F.M. Pitre Jr., Addis.


Tombstone Inscriptions, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Brusly, LA:  In loving memory / Julia I. Pitre / July 4, 1900 - Mar. 11, 1997 / Ferdinard M. Pitre / Jan. 1, 1897 - Oct. 25, 1958


Notes for Julia Irene Ruiz:

Obituary:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Friday, 14 March 1997 - Julia Irene Ruiz Pitre, 96, of Plaquemine - A resident of Addis, she died at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at River West Medical Center, Plaquemine.  She was 96 and a native of Brusly St. Martin.  Visiting was held at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Visiting at the funeral home 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly at 1 p.m. Thursday, celebrated by the Rev. Eric Gyan.  Burial in church cemetery.  Survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Marjorie Haynes, Edith Mae and Winson L. Cutrer and Alice Faye and Harry Martinez, all of Plaquemine, and Audrey May and Gordon Gisler, Puyallup, Wash.; a son, Roland Pitre, Port Allen; two sisters, Maude Logos, New Orleans, and Marie Louise Jones, Chalmette; three brothers, Israel, Russell and Arthur Ruiz, all of New Orleans; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by husband Ferdinand Pitre Sr.; a son, Ferdinand Pitre Jr.; five grandsons, a great-granddaughter, parents, two sisters and a brother.  She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. John the Baptist No. 2079, Brusly.

Obituaries for the children:

Ferdinand Marshal Pitre:  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


Marjorie Marie Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Brusly, LA:  Marjorie P. / Comeaux Haynes / July 31, 1921 / Nov. 27, 2002


Roland Augustin Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 15 February 2005:  Roland Augustin Pitre, age 80, died on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 3:00 am of respiratory failure.  He was a resident of Houma, LA and a native of Addis, LA.  Survivors: ex-wife, Emily Gros Pitre of Metairie, one daughter: Sherry Pitre Counce of New Orleans, and four sons: Danny Pitre of Houma; Michael Pitre of Metairie, Roland Pitre, Jr. of Washington and Rodney Pitre of Metairie; twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Also survived by two sisters: Alice Faye and Harry Martinez of Plaquemine; Audrey Mae and Gordon Gisler of Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents: Ferdinand Marshall and Julia Ruiz Pitre; brother: Ferdinand Pitre, Jr., son: Wade Pitre; sisters: Margie P. Comeaux Haynes and Edith Mae Cutrer; granddaughter: Rhonda Pitre.  Mr. Pitre was a truck driver for Teamster Local 207 - New Orleans and was a veteran of WWII US Marine Corp.  He also was a member Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Visiting at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly from 9:30AM until 12:30AM Wednesday, February 16, 2005, with Religious Services at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly at 12:30PM Wednesday, February 16, 2005, conducted by Rev. Matt Dupre.  Interment Church Cemetery.  Pallbears: Danny Pitre, Michael Pitre, Robert Counce, Harry Martinez, J. E. Comeaux and Kenneth Bunch.  Wilbert Funeral Home of Plaquemine in charge of arrangements.


Edith May Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Sunday, 14 November 2004:  Edith Mae or Maw Maw Pitre Cutrer, 75 of Plaquemine - A homemaker and resident of Plaquemine, she died at 11:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at River West Medical Center, Plaquemine.  She was 75 and a native of Addis.  Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, from 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, until Rite of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Cleo Milano.  Entombment in Grace Memorial Park.  Survived by her husband of 58 years, Winson "Roy" Cutrer; daughter, Linda Whittington, Plaquemine; two sisters, Audrey Mae Gisler and husband Gordon, Washington, and Alice Faye Martinez and husband Harry, Plaquemine; a brother, Roland Pitre, Houma; three grandchildren, Arie Whittington, Jamie Turner and husband Rick and Rachel Elmore; and three great-grandchildren, Aidan, Nicholas and Julia.  Preceded in death by her parents, Ferdinand Marshall and Julia Irene Ruiz Pitre; son, Winson Cutrer Jr.; brother, Ferdinand Marshall "Sonny" Cutrer Jr.; sister, Marjorie Haynes; and grandson-in-law, Elwin J. "EJ" Elmore.


Alice Faye Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday, 5 August 2020:  Alice Pitre "Faye" Martinez passed away peacefully at Iberville Oaks Nursing & Rehab on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the age of 82.  She was a resident of Plaquemine and a native of Addis, La.  A graveside service will be held at Grace Memorial Park, Plaquemine on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 10am, conducted by Deacon David Dawson.  We ask that family and friends please abide by the Covid-19 guidelines that are set in place.  She is survived by her sister, Audrey Mae Gisler; sister-in-law, Joyce Martinez; cousins-in-law, Roy Brown, J. E. Sharon and wife Joan; special friends, Janice Tullier and Sue Sharon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Joseph "Harry" Martinez; parents, Ferdinand, Sr. and Julia Ruiz Pitre; sisters, Marjorie Haynes and Edith Mae Cutrer; brothers, Roland Pitre and Ferdinand Pitre, Jr.; brother-in-law, George E. Martinez; and special cousin-in-law, Janice Brown.  Special thanks to her caregivers Margaret Bell, LeKeyta Bell, Cynthia Brown and Nicole Jacob for their loving care and devotion.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Louisiana Federation for the Blind or a charity of your choice.



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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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