Henry Johnson Pitre

1844 Lafourche, Louisiana 1908 Lafourche Crossing, LA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Mathurin Pitre/Felicite Esther Thibodeaux); all known surname descendants:

                   7      Henry Johnson Pitre  b: 7 April 1844  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 October 1908  Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, LA

                                + Pauline Lea Boutary  b: 9 February 1847  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 6 June 1868  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Hypolite Frederic/Marie Elisa Dejean]; d: 18 March 1875  Lafourche, LA

                         8           'Lawless' Joseph Pitre  b: 24 September 1869  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 January 1938  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Lydia Adele Hebert  b: January 1873  Lafourche, LA; m: 10 February 1892  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Onezime/Marie Adeline Ledet]; d: 18 April 1965  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Mathurin Gilles Pitre  b: 15 December 1871  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 January 1918  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Ernestine Hebert  b: 20 August 1875  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 24 August 1892  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Onezime/Marie Adeline Ledet]; d: 13 November 1921  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Hippolite Willes Pitre  b: 18 February 1874  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 19 June 1918  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA   

                                        + Josephine Hebert  b: 3 March 1875  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 17 January 1895  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Evariste/Justilia Use]; d: 20 October 1950  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA


                          *2nd Wife of Henry Johnson Pitre:                                                        

                               + Marie Rosa Pitre  b: 2 February 1857  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 28 October 1875  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Henri Francois/Celesie Rose Legendre]; d: 26 August 1922  Lafourche, LA 

                         8           Celesie Henriette Pitre  b: 19 July 1876  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 15 February 1931  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Amedee Robert Hebert  b: 29 April 1871  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 16 April 1891  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Evariste/Justilia Use]; d: 22 February 1935  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Paul Arthur Pitre  b: 26 January 1880  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 October 1939  Morgan City, St. Mary, LA

                                       + Myrthilia Agathe Pitre  b: 20 January 1881  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 31 August 1898  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Leufroy Servillia/Pauline Emelie Boutary]; d: 21 June 1960  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA



Notes for Henry Johnson Pitre:


- 1880 Lafourche, Louisiana:  John Pitre 35 (laborer), 2nd wife Rosa 33, Lawless 11, Gillis 8, Willie 6, Harriet 4, Arthur 4 months.

- 1900 Lafourche, LA:  John Pitre 53 (day laborer), wife of 35 years Rosa 43, son Arthur 21 (day laborer), & wife Agathe 19.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Widow Rosa Pitre 53, living with son Arthur Pitre 30 (steam railroad/laborer), wife Agathe 29, Caroline 6.

- 1920 Ariel, Lafourche, LA:  Widow Rosa Pitre 64, living with son Arthur Pitre 38 (Lie Camp/foreman), wife Agathe 37, their adopted daughter Doris Boudreaux 5; plus Domingue Lord 23, wife Carrie 16.

Civil War Records:  John Pitre; Lafourche;  Artillery; Sim's Battery, Squires' Battalion, Barnes Co.


Misc.:  For Johnson Pitre's pension application: Office of H.L. Ducrocq, M.D. (physician & surgeon):  Lafourche Crossing, LA, 12 Dec 1900:  To whom it may concern:  Mr. John Pitre, the applicant, is a man 56 years old, of good habits, and who has faithfully discharged his military duties, during the Confederate War, in Sim's Battery.  He has been a sufferer, since the early months of his existence, from a dislocated shoulder which occasioned him much extra suffering during the War.  While in the discharge of his duties, he was severely taxed by an attack of dysentery of several months' duration which left him until to-day with impaired digestive powers and intestines easily affected by the atmospheric changes to which applicant is forcibly exposed by his avocation.  His sight is defective, and during the War he suffered from some form of otitis with probable perforation since patient then noticed blood oozing from his ears.  During the War he also suffered from a cystitis and urethritis attributed by patient to excess of fatigue and exposure; these left him very weak; twelve years after the War, a local physician treated him for a severe dysuria from which he never recovered completely.  Patient is frequently subject to backache, muscular rheumatism and vertigo, especially at night.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 13 October 1908:  John Pitre - Thibodaux, La., Oct. 12 - John Pitre, aged 66 years, a resident of this parish, living the greater portion of his life near Lafourche Crossing, died yesterday after a short illness.  He was seemingly in good health Saturday.  His remains were interred in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery this afternoon and the funeral was largely attended.  He leaves a number of children and a widow.

- The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux), Thursday, 15 October 1908:  Mr. John Pitre, of Lafourche Crossing, died suddenly last Monday.  His remains were interred in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery.  The deceased is survived by his wife and other relatives.


Widow's application for pension: 17 May 1913 - Mrs. Rosa Pitre, age 57, of Lafourche Crossing, widow of John Pitre, who served as a Private in Sims Battery (1862-1865).  Married 28 Oct 1875 at Thibodaux.  Husband died 12 Oct 1908 at Lafourche Crossing from rheumatism reaching his heart.  Buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux.  Rosa lives with one of their sons, she owns no property.

WWI registration records (son):

Paul Arthur Pitre:  Paul Arthur Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 22 Jan 1880; Agatte Pitre; tall height, medium build; brown eyes & black hair.

Obituaries for the children:

Mathurin Gilles Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 13 January 1918:  Pitre - On Saturday, January 12, 1918, at 4:55 o'clock p.m., Gilles Pitre, beloved husband of Ernestine Hebert, aged 45 years, a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of this city for the past four years.  The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family, also officers and members of Farmers' Camp No. 518, W. O. W., and Holy Name Society of St. John's Church, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from his late residence, No. 1187 Baronne street, this (Sunday) evening, January 13, 1918, at 8 o'clock.

Tombstone Inscription:  Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA:  Woodsmen of the World / Memorial / Gillis Pitre / born Dec. 15, 1872 / died Jan. 12, 1918 / member of Farmers Camp / No. 513 W. O. W. / Ozeme Hebert / Co D / 26 LA INF / C. S. A.


Celesie Henriette Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 16 February 1931:  Hebert - At Touro Infirmary, Sunday, February 15, 1931, at 5:55 p.m., Henrietta Pitre, beloved wife of Amedee Hebert, aged 55 years, a native of Lafourche parish and a resident of this city for the past four years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from her late residence, 413 Bellecastle street, this Monday, February 16, 1931, at 3 p.m.


Paul Arthur Pitre:  Death Notice:  The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), Thursday, 26 October 1939:  Tender Loses Life.  Morgan City, La., Oct. 26 - Arthur P. Pitre of Berwick, tender on the railroad turn bridge over the Atchafalaya here, lost his life early today in an accidental fall from the bridge.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Arthur / Paul Pitre / Jan. 26, 1880 / Oct. 26, 1939  //  Mrs. / Arthur P. Pitre / Jan. 20, 1881 / Jun. 21, 1960


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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)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).


Last updated:  7 December 2019.