Harold Alonzo Lepitre

1879 Chicago, Illinois 1927 Chicago, Illinois



Continuation of tree (1st child of Alonzo L. Lepitre/Mary Frances Yates); all known surname descendants:

                 8        Harold Alonzo Lepitre  b: 5 July 1879  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 17 September 1927  Chicago, Cook, IL

                                 +Matilda Greenberg  b: Abt. 1889; m: 16 October 1915  Kane, IL [Sol/Ethel ---]; d: Aft. September 1946

                            9           Ethel Lorraine Lepitre  b: 22 November 1918  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 14 December 2012  Carson City, Carson City, NV

                                           +Robert Scott Durnell  b: 7 May 1921  Columbus, Franklin, OH; m: 26 August 1946  St. Alban's Church, Washington, DC [Donald/Hazel Beach]; d: 21 June 2006  Carson City, Carson City, NV




Notes for Harold Alonzo Lepitre:


- 1910 Chicago, Cook, Illinois:  Hal A. La Petrie 30 boarder w/Melvin P. Burtin 58 & wife Alma W. 54.


- 1920 Chicago, Cook, IL:  Hal A. LaPitre 39, wife Matilda (Greenburg) 29, Ethel 1 year 1 month.


- 1930 Chicago, Cook, IL:  Widow Mathilda Le Pitre 35 secretary/insurance, Ethel 11  [Diversey Parkway]


- 1940 Chicago, Cook, IL:  Chas. McDonald 62 tabulator/city transportation, wife Matilda 42, Ethel La Pitre 20 office work/paper couch  [California Terrace]


WWI registration records:  Hal Alonzo Le Pitre; Chicago, Cook, IL; born 5 Jul 1879; wife; medium height, stout build; blue eyes & brown hair.


Obituary:  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 19 September 1927:  Le Pitre - Harold A. Le Pitre, suddenly, Sept. 17, 1927, beloved husband of Matilda Le Pitre, nee Greenberg, fond father of Ethel Lorraine, son of Mrs. Mary F. Le Pitre, brother of Mrs. Loretta Strehl.  Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 3 pm from chapel, 2110 Irving Park blvd.  Interment Rosehill cemetery.  Member of K----- lodge No, 896, A. F. & A. M.

Obituary for the daughter:

Ethel Lalle Lepitre:  A graveside service for Ethel "Pete" Durnell, 94, will be held at Lone Mountain Cemetery at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 2013.  Mrs. Durnell's ashes will be placed next to those of her husband, Robert Scott Durnell, in the military section of the cemetery.  Mrs. Durnell passed very peacefully at Mt. Springs assisted living; the caring staff there truly loved her.  She lived in Carson City for almost ten years, moving from San Diego, Calif.  She was born in Chicago, Ill., and lived there until her marriage to Robert in 1946.  They were married nearly 60 years.  It was a marriage of love, respect, kindness, and goodness of spirit.  "Pete" was an engineer, and during WWII she taught communication officers how to repair teletype machines in the field.  It was at the teletype school that she met Robert.  They married when he returned from the South Pacific in 1946.  Mrs. Durnell is survived by her daughter, Diana; her niece, Barbara Jeannette McGarry-Hunter (Mike); and her nephew, Edward McGarry.  "Pete" was a loving wife, mother and friend, and a gentle soul beloved by all who were fortunate enough to know her.  She genuinely cared for and loved people and life.  She will be greatly missed, but all who know her feel she's very happily reunited now with her husband, as well as earlier family and friends.  "Pete" could wear a hat like nobody's business, and had class and style.  Yet it was her sweetness which people will remember the most.

Tombstone Inscription,  Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City:  Robert Scott Durnell / US Navy / World War II / May 7, 1921 - Jun 21, 2006 / Ethel L. Pete Durnell / Nov 22, 1918 - Dec 14, 2012



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- Some Illinois deaths in RED sourced from online death records (includes parents and/or spouse).


Last updated:  25 March 2021.