George Luke Pitre

1902 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1973 Thibodaux, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (6th child of Henri Valery Pitre/Marie Lea Ayo); all known surname descendants:

                9           George Luke Pitre  b: 17 November 1902  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 May 1973  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                   + Hortense Eunice Seely  b: 20 January 1899; m: 1924 [Robert C./Victoire Trosclair]; d: 9 June 1976  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Rhea Mae Pitre  b: 18 December 1925; d: 21 February 2017  Metairie, Jefferson, LA 

                                                + Kimber Ernest Ledet  b: 19 February 1920; m: Abt. 1945; d: 21 September 1989

                           10         Barbara Faye Pitre  b: 6 November 1931  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 6 September 2011  Alexandria, Fairfax, VA

                                                +(Col.) Donald Chapeze Stanton  b: 4 August 1928  Chicago, Cook, IL; m: 1952 [Arthur Heath/Imogene Chapeze]; d: 16 January 2013  Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, VA

                           10         George Luke Pitre  b: 9 September 1934  Louisiana

                                                +Jacqueline Clause  b: 24 December 1939

 

 

Notes for George Luke Pitre:

Census

- 1930 Lafourche, Louisiana:  George L. Pitre 27, wife Hortense 31, Rheamae 4 years 3 months.

 

- 1940 Lafourche, LA:  George L. Pitre 39 teacher/public school, wife Hortense 43, Rhea 14, Barbara 8, George L. Jr. 5, widowed mother-in-law Victoria Seely 60, widowed sister-in-law Aline Leonard 32.  [Hwy. 29]

- 1950 Falls Church, Fairfax, Virginia:  George L. Pitre 47 Armed Forces, wife Hortense 51, George L. Jr. 15.  In Washington, DC, Barbara F. Pitre 18, lodging in Strong Hall (Dormitory).

Misc.:  The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Thursday, 31 May 1923:  The Reveille, of the La. State University, reports the promotion in the military ranks of George Pitre to captain and James E. McNamara to corporal of Company D.  Both are Lafourche boys.

- The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Thursday, 14 June 1923:  Messrs James McNamara, Irving Webre, Richard Gibbens and Geo. Pitre left Thibodaux yesterday morning for Anniston, Ala., to enter the Reserve Officers Training Camp.

- The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Thursday, 27 September 1923:  Mr. George L. Pitre, of the 5th ward, left last week for Baton Rouge to resume his studies at L.S.U.  This is Mr. Pitre's last year at school.

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 27 May 1973:  Col. George L. Pitre, U.S. Army, Retired, on Friday, May 25, 1973 at 12:05 o'clock p.m.; husband of Hortense Seely Pitre; father of Mrs. Rhea P. Ledet, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Donald C. (Bobbie) Stanton of Arlington, Va., and Lt. Col. George L. Pitre Jr., Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas; brother of Mrs. Abdon Martinez, Mrs. Jake Landry, Mrs. John Richard of Grove, Texas, and Mrs. G.A. Mire of Plaquemine, La., and the late Cyril and Henry Pitre; also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; age 70 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Landry's Funeral Home, Thibodaux, La., on Monday, May 28, 1973, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., followed by religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation on Sunday from 10:30 o'clock a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Monday, 8:00 o'clock a.m. until funeral time.  Arrangements by Landry Funeral Home.

 

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  George Luke Pitre Sr. / Louisiana / Colonel US Army / World War II  Korea  BSM / Nov. 17, 1902 - May 25, 1973 //  PITRE / Hortense E. Seely / wife of / George L. Pitre, Sr. / 1899 - 1976

 

Notes for Hortense Eunice Seely:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 10 June 1976:  Hortense Seely Pitre, on Wednesday, June 9, 1976, at 4:10 p.m., wife of the late Colonel George L. Pitre, mother of Rhea Pitre Ledet, Bobbie Pitre Stanton, and Lt. Col. George L. Pitre Jr., sister of Mrs. Aline Blanchard, Mrs. C.J. (Lou) Boudreaux, Sidney (Pete) Seely, Dr. Chester E. Seely and the late Mrs. Hector Folse, Irby (Dub) Seely and Robert C. Seely; also survived by 6 grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Age 77 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Landry's Funeral Home, Thibodaux, La., on Saturday, June 12, 1976, at 10 a.m. followed by religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation on Friday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 8am to funeral time.  Arrangements by Landry's Funeral Home.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Barbara Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Barbara "Bobbie" Pitre Stanton, 79, a native of Thibodaux and resident of
Alexandria, Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Arlington National
Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Colonel Donald Stanton, USMC (Ret), of Alexandria, Va.; one daughter, Rebecca Barker of Fairfax, Va.; one son, Jeffrey Stanton of Annapolis, Md.; one sister, Rhea Ledet of New Orleans; one brother,
George L. Pitre Jr. of Thibodaux; and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. Pitre Sr. and Hortense Seely Pitre.
Tombstone Inscription, Arlington National Cemetery, VA:  Barbara P / Nov 6, 1931 / Sep 6, 2011 / wife of / Col / Donald C / Stanton / USMC

 

 

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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- 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).

- St. Philomena Church Records & certificates.

- 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.

 

Last updated:  17 August 2022.