Gelase Pitre

1842 Rustico, PEI 1929 Summerside, PEI



Continuation of tree (11th child of Rufin Pitre/Josephine Doiron); all known surname descendants:

              7     Gelase Pitre  b: 5 July 1842  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 6 January 1929  Summerside, PEI

                               +'Beatrice' Theodosie Doucet  b: 3 October 1841  Rustico, PEI; m: 10 November 1863  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI [Abraham/Blanche Gallant]; d: 26 May 1918  Summerside, PEI

                         8          Benoit Pitre  b: 31 October 1864  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 19 July 1951  Parrsboro, Cumberland, NS

                                        +Jessie McDonald  b: Abt. 1874  Port Mulgrave, Nova Scotia; m: 6 May 1896  Gloucester, Essex, MA [Ronald/Mary A. ---]; d: 8 October 1901  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                                      *2nd Wife of Benoit Pitre:

                                        +Lillian Cecelia ---  b: 25 July 1879  Texas; m: unknown; d: 12 March 1965  Parrsboro, Cumberland, NS

                         8          Philomene 'Euphemia' Pitre  b: 1 January 1866  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 1941  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                                       +Peter John Arsenault  b: 1873  PEI; m: Abt. 1895 [Silas/Mary Wedge]; d: 1939  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                         8          Marie Pitre  b: 31 July 1867  Matapedia, Quebec; d: Aft. 1881                                    

                         8          Catherine Pitre  b: 29 December 1869  Matapedia, Quebec; d: Aft. 1881     

                         8          Eugenie Pitre  b: 2 November 1872  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 18 June 1936  Brighton, ME

                                        +John James Gallant  b: 2 September 1870  Summerside, PEI; m: 20 October 1891  St. Paul, Summerside, PEI [Bernard/Madeleine Desroches]; d: 22 December 1907  Bingham, Somerset, ME (internal hemorrhage caused by a lathe falling upon him)

                         8          Gelase James Peters  b: 18 October 1874  St. Paul, Summerside, PEI; d: 15 September 1943  West Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

                                        +Loretta M. Wall  b: 23 January 1878  Massachusetts; m: 20 September 1899  Boston, Suffolk, MA [James/Marie Breen]; d: 31 December 1963  Marstons Mills, Barnstable, MA

                         8          Joseph Peters  b: 10 August 1876  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 29 July 1893  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI

                         8          Peter Alexander Pitre  b: 29 August 1878  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 12 March 1931  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                                        +Delia Walsh  b: Abt. 1883  Ireland; m: 21 June 1914  Boston, Suffolk, MA [Michael/Mary ---]; d: 16 December 1930  Jamaica Plain, Suffolk, MA

                         8          Guillaume 'William Abraham' Pitre  b: 18 October 1880  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 24 February 1916  Summerside, PEI

                         8          Cecilia Peters  b: 5 April 1883  St. Paul, Summerside, PEI; d: Aft. 1921

                                        +Jean Philbert Gaudet  b: 13 July 1877; m: 1905  Summerside, PEI [Jean Norbert/Veronique Gallant]; d: 24 February 1910  

                                    *2nd Husband of Cecilia Peters: 

                                        + Charles Arsenault  b: Abt. 1883  PEI; m: Abt. 1918; d: Aft. 1921



Notes for Gelase Pitre:


- 1881 PEI, Alberton Creek, Lot 5:  Jelose Peters 39 (fisherman), wife Beatrice 39, Benedict 16, Euphemia 15, Mary 13, Catherine 11, Eugenia 9, James 7, Joseph 5, Peter 3, William 8 months.

- 1891 PEI, Lot SSA1:  Jelas Peters 49 (fisherman), wife Beatrice 49, Euphemia 25 (dressmaker), Eugenia 18, James 16, Joseph 15, Peter 13, William 10, Cecilia 8.  Benoit gone to Massachusetts.   [Marie 24, Catherine 22 - ?]

- 1901 PEI, Lot SSA1:  Jelos Pitre 58, wife Betrico D. 59, Celic 16   [Marie 34, Catherine 32, Peter 22 & Guillaume 20 - ??]


- 1911


- 1921 PEI, Summerside:  Charles Arsenault 38 tailor/own shop, wife Celia 38, Ralph 2, Chester Goulet 14, widowed father-in-law Gelas Peters 79 craftsman.


Obituary:  There passed peacefully to his Eternal Rest on Sunday morning last, January 6th, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Charles Arsenault, one of Summerside's oldest and most respected residents in the person of Mr. Jelos Peters, aged 87 years.  The deceased was a native of Rustico and in his early life taught school for a number of years in this Province and also in the Province of Quebec.  Fifty-six years ago he came to Summerside and undertook the management of a limekiln on Upper Central Street for the late Mr. Harry Green, then Postmaster.  Mr. Peters also engaged in fishing and was a man who could put his hand to any useful work, and whose character was that of a man of honor and integrity.  There are left to cherish his memory out of a family of ten children, four daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs. Peter Arsenault, and Mrs. Jas. Gallant, of Auburn, Maine, Miss Minnie, in Boston and Mrs. Chas. Arsenault, Summerside; Benjamin in Halifax, and James and Peter in Boston, to all of whom the deep sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.  The funeral took place on Tuesday to St. Paul's Church and cemetery, being largely attended, Rev. Urban Gillis being the officiating priest.


Tombstone Inscription:  St. Paul's Cemetery, Summerside, PEI:  PETERS / in memory / Gelas / Beatrice / Catherine / Celia / Joseph / William


Notes for 'Beatrice' Theodosie Doucet:

Obituary:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), 30 May 1918:  The deep sympathy of the community is extended to Mr. Jelas Peters, and family, of Summerside in the death of Mrs. Peters, an estimable Christian lady, who passed away last Sunday evening after an illness of some months.  The remains were laid to rest Tuesday morning in the Catholic Cemetery at Summerside, the funeral being largely attended.


Obituaries for the children:

Philomene 'Euphemia' Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, ME:  ARSENAULT / 1873 Peter John 1939 / 1867 Euphemia A. 1941


Guillaume Pitre:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI) Saturday, 26 February 1916|:  Sad Death - The death occurred at the home of his parents, Jelos and Mrs. Peters, Summerside, on Thursday last, of their youngest son, William.  Deceased, who was 35 years of age, had been troubled for some years with lung trouble, about a year ago being unable to continue work returned from Boston to his home, since which time he continued to weaken, death taking place as noted above.  Besides a sorrowing father and mother there are left to mourn three brothers and four sisters, as follows: - Mrs. Jas. Gallant, of Brighton, Maine; Mrs. Peter Arsenault, of Milo, Me.; Benj. Peters, postmaster at Kedgwick, N.S.; James on the police force, Boston; Peter in the Government warehouses, Boston Harbour; Miss Minnie Peters, Boston; and Mrs. Wilburt Gaudet, Summerside.  The funeral was held yesterday morning to St. Paul's Church, where the service of Requiem High Mass was celebrated by the pastor, Rev. J. C. McLean, thence to the R.C. Cemetery.  To the bereaved family the Guardian joins in deepest sympathy.




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