Henri Benoit Pitre

1898 Bloomfield, PEI 1943 Portland, Maine

 

 

Continuation of tree (5th child of Henry Pitre/Emilienne Gallant); all known surname descendants:

                 9        Henri Benoit Pitre  b: 5 May 1898  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 6 May 1943  Portland, Cumberland, ME

                                   +Celia M. Libby  b: 28 February 1902  Windham, Cumberland, ME; m: 17 December 1923  Westbrook, Cumberland, ME [Richard E./Flossie D. ---]; d: 3 March 1995  Leesburg, Lake, FL

                             10        Emily Louise Peters  b: 23 September 1925  Westbrook, Cumberland, ME; d: 28 October 2007  Leesburg, Lake, FL

                             10        Irene P. Peters  b: September 1926  Westbrook, Cumberland, ME; d: Aft. 1944

 

 

Notes for Henri Benoit Pitre:

Census

- 1920

 

- 1930 Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine:  Benjamin Peters 31 (div.) laborer/general, roomer with widow Gladys French 31 & her family.

- 1930 Buxton, York, ME:  Emily L. Peters 4 years 7 months & Irene P. Peters 3 years 7 months, boarding with family of Ethan E. Smith 43 farmer & wife Olive E. 27.   (Olive E. Libby is the girls' aunt)

- 1930 Westbrook, Cumberland, ME:  Harry F. Hutchins 29 manual labor/laundry, wife Cecile 28.

 

- 1940 Portland, Cumberland, ME:  Benjamin Peters 41 laborer/trucking, lodger

- 1940 Portland, Cumberland, ME:  Harry F. Hutchins 39 washer/laundry, wife Cecelia M. 38, Emily L. Peters 14, Irene P. Peters 13.

 

WWI registration:  Benjamin Peters; b. 5 May 1898 (Can); Henry Peters; medium height, slender build; blue eyes & brown hair; 12 Sep 1918 Westbrook, ME.

WWII Records:  Benjamin Henry Peters, res. Vet Hosp, Sunmount, Tupper Lake, Franklin, NY (patient); b. 5 May 1898 Canada; contact Josephine La Pire (39 Burnham St., Portland, ME); 5' 7 1/2", 110 lbs., blue eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 16 Feb 1942 Saranac Lake, NY.

Maine Naturalization record:  Benjamin Peters, age 19, laborer, 5'5", 111 1/2 lbs., medium brown hair, hazel eyes, b. Lot 4 PEI 5 May 1898, reside 45 Walker St., Westbrook, emigrated from Pointe du Chene, NS on Intercolonial and Canadian Pacific Railways, not married; arrived at Vanceboro, ME 15 May 1901; signed Benjamin Peters 25 Jul 1917

- 1919 Westbrook, ME City Directory:  Peters Benjamin emp D W M bds 45 Walker

Alien Registration, 8 July 1940, Rumford, ME:  Joseph Benjamin Peters, Box #56 Brownville JCT; in US/ME 17 years; b. 12 Feb 1896 Piusville PEI; woodsman; military service Canada 1915-1918; signed Ben Peters

- 1944 Portland City Directory:  Benjamin H. Peters died May 6 1943; Emily L. Peters emp 307 Cumb av r 41 Chestnut; Irene P. Peters clk 93 Kennebec r 41 Chestnut

 

Tombstone Inscription, St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook, ME:  Benjamin H. Peters / Maine / PVT. 240 Coast Arty. / May 5, 1898 - May 6, 1943

 

 

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Last updated:  15 September 2021.