Harris Paul Pitre

1916 Patterson, Louisiana 1963 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (9th child of William Shelton Pitre/2nd Wife Marguerite Leboeuf); all known surname descendants:

                9          Harris Paul Pitre  b: 11 December 1916  Patterson, St. Mary, LA; d: 20 May 1963  New Orleans, LA

                                +Genevieve Leblanc  b: 13 March 1919  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1948 [Edgard/Amelia Cunningham]; d: 16 March 2003  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                        10          Derline Pitre  b: September 1949; d: Aft. March 2003

                                          +--- Whiddon

                        10          Willie Paul Pitre  b: 26 March 1951  New Orleans, LA; d: 18 August 1997  Houma, Terrebonne, LA


                        10          Elterry Pitre    d: Aft. March 2003



Notes for Harris Paul Pitre:


- 1930 Houma, Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Maggie Pitre 47, Henry 19, Harris 12, Ada 10; Lenora Marcel 45, Wilbert 12, Doris 7


- 1940

- 1950 Terrebonne, LA:  Harris Pitre 34 farm hand/farm, wife Genevia 29, Deraline (Sep).

WWII Records:  Harris Paul Pitre, res. 238 McKinley St., Houma, LA; b. 11 Dec 1916 Patterson, LA; contact brother Justillien Pitre (same address); 5' 5", 140 lbs., blue eyes & brown hair, light complexion; 31 Jul 1945 Houma, LA.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Tuesday, 21 May 1963:  Deaths - Harris P. Pitre, 46, Veteran's Administration Hospital.


Notes for Genevieve Leblanc:

Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet:  Genevieve Pitre, 84, a native and resident of Houma, March 16, 2003.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Falgout Funeral Home in Houma.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial at St Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.  She is survived by her son, Elterry Pitre; daughter, Derline Whiddon; brothers, Ray and Lee Alonzo; sister, Mae Chauvin; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Pitre; parents, Edgard LeBlanc and Anelia Cunningham Alonzo; son, Willie Pitre; brothers, Mike, George and Leroy Alonzo; and one great-grandchild.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma, LA:  Genevieve Leblanc Pitre / born March 13, 1919 / died March 16, 2003 / age 84


Obituaries for the children:

Willie Paul Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), Tuesday, 19 August 1997:  Willie Paul Pitre Sr., 46, a native of New Orleans and resident of Houma, died at 11:45 pm Monday, August 18, 1997.  Visitation will be from 6 to 10 pm today at Falgout Funeral Home in Houma and from 8 am to funeral time Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  The rosary will be recited at 7 pm today at the funeral home.  Mass will be at 10 am Wednesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his friend, Judith Darcey of Thibodaux; his mother, Genevieve LeBlanc Pitre of Houma; two sons, Scott Joseph and Will Paul Pitre Jr., both of Houma; one brother, Elterry Pitre of Houma; one sister, Derline Pitre Whiddon of DeRidder and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harris Paul Pitre.  He was a heavy equipment foreman for Quality Shipyard and a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Tombstone Inscription:  Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Willie Paul Pitre Sr. / March 26, 1951 - Aug. 18, 1997 / Scott Joseph Pitre / Dec. 1, 1977 - Nov. 19, 2012


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- 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).

Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  10 October 2022.