Harris Pitre

1875 Terrebonne, Louisiana 1951 Harahan, LA



Continuation of tree (5th child of Joseph Justilien Pitre/Marie Emelie Hebert); all known surname descendants:

               8          Harris Pitre  b: October 1875  Terrebonne, LA; d: 7 August 1951  Harahan, Jefferson, LA

                                 +Elizabeth Madeleine Pontiff  b: 24 February 1874  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 23 July 1895  Terrebonne, LA [Valery/Celina Robichaux]; d: Bet. 1910-1920

                          9          Marie Anne Eve Pitre  b: 20 October 1897  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 25 November 1961  Iberville, Plaquemine, LA

                                         +Alcide St. Jemmes Falgout  b: 28 November 1877  Morgan City, St. Mary, LA; m: 1916  Morgan City, St. Mary, LA [Alcide/Pauline Wolford]; d: 9 October 1961  Iberville, Plaquemine, LA

                          9          Adam Joseph Pitre  b: 10 December 1899  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 22 June 1952  New Orleans, LA

                                         +Alice A. Vince  b: 5 September 1898  Franklin, LA; m: 2 July 1918  Calumet, LA [John J./Marie Therese Lawrence]; d: 15 October 1969  New Orleans, LA

                          9          Ann Henrietta Pitre  b: Abt. 1903; d: 8 March 1967  New Orleans, LA

                                         +Sebastian P. 'Buster' Muscarello  b: Abt. 1901; m: Abt. 1926; d: 19 July 1968  New Orleans, LA

                          9          Vallery Joseph Pitre  b: 9 January 1905  Berwick, St. Mary, LA; d: 11 August 1970  New Orleans, LA

                                         +Thelma Catherine Bonck  b: Abt. 1903; m: 9 January 1924  New Orleans, LA [Nicholas C./Adolphine Carpenter]; d: 28 January 1968  Algiers, Orleans, LA



Notes for Harris Pitre:


- 1900 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Harris Petre 25 (farm laborer), wife of 5 years Madline 23 (2 of 3 children still living), Eva 2, Adam 4 months.


- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Harris Pitre 31 (farm laborer), wife of 12 years Madeline 30 (4 of 5 children still living), Eva 11, Adam 8, Henrietta 7, Valery 5; widowed father Justilian 70 (farm laborer).


- 1920  Verdunville, St. Mary, LA:  Harris Pete 40 farm employee (widowed), Anne 17, Variey 15.  Son Adam Pitre 20 (ship welder) & wife Alice in New Orleans on St. Thomas Street.


- 1930 New Orleans, LA:  Adam Jos. Pitre 30, wife Alice 30, Adam J. Jr. 10; widowed father Harris Pitre 54. [Second St.]


- 1940 Ashland, Terrebonne, LA:  Sebastian Mascurello 35 tractor driver/farm, wife Annie 36, Roy 12; father-in-law Harris Pitre 64 widower, laborer/farm.


- 1950 Harahan, Jefferson, LA:  Sebastian P. Muscarello 44 truck driver/drum factory, wife Annie M. 47, widowed father-in-law Harris L. Petry 74.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 8 August 1951 - Of 317 West avenue, Harahan, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 7, 1951, at 2 o'clock a.m., Harris Pitre, husband of the late Madeline Pontiff, father of Adam and Valery Pitre, Mrs. Annie Muscarrello and Mrs. Eva Falgout; also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; age 76 years; a native of Terrebonne parish, Louisiana.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the Rheem Manufacturing Company, Oronite Chemical Company, Jackson Brewing Company and the Times-Picayune Truck Drivers, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Albert E. Briede and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 1160 Camp street, on Wednesday, August 8, 1951, at 9 o'clock a.m., followed by services at St. Rita's Catholic church, Harahan, La.  Interment in Garden of Memories.


Tombstone inscription, Garden of Memories, Metairie, LA:  Harris Pitre / 1875 - 1951


Obituaries for the children:

Marie Anne Eve Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Morgan City Cemetery and Mausoleum, Morgan City, LA:  (photo) FALGOUT (photo) / Eva Pitre / Oct. 20, 1897 - Nov. 25, 1961 / Alcide / Nov. 28, 1877 - Oct. 9, 1961


Adam Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 24 June 1952:  Of 520 Bellecastle street, on Sunday, June 22, 1952, at 8:40 o'clock p.m., Adam Joseph Pitre Sr., beloved husband of Alice Vince; father of Adam Joseph Pitre Jr.; brother of Valerie Pitre, Mrs. Annie Muscarello and Mrs. Eva Falgout; grandfather of Cynthia and A.J. Pitre III, aged 52 years, a native of Assumption parish and a resident of this city for 35 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Orinite Chemical Company, Jackson Brewing Company, Moore Steel, Inc., and Liquid Carbonic, Inc., are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Leitz-Eagan funeral home, 2241 Magazine street, cornor Philip street, on Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 1952, at 1:45 o'clock, followed by religious services at St. Henry's church.  Interment in St. Joseph cemetery.


Ann Henrietta Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 9 March 1967:  On Wednesday, March 8, 1967, at 1:30 o'clock a.m., Annie Pitre, wife of S.P. (Buster) Muscarella; mother of Roy Boudreaux; sister of Vary Pitre and the late Mrs. Eva Falgout and Adam Pitre; daughter of the late Harris and Madeline Pitre; also survived by 9 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Rheems Manufacturing Co. and Hunt Tool Co.,, Harvey, La., are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Jefferson home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Inc., 1600 N. Causeway boulevard, Metairie, La., on Thursday morning, March 9, 1967, at 9 o'clock, followed by Requiem Mass at St. Rita's Church, Harahan, La.  Interment in Garden of Memories.

Valery Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 12 August 1970:  Vallery J. Pitre Sr., on Tuesday, August 11, 1970 at 2:30 o'clock a.m., husband of the late Thelma K. Bonck, father of Mrs. Shirley Mae Gillory, Carroll A., Vallery J. Jr., and Marvin Pitre; brother of the late Adam Pitre, Eva Falgout and Annie Muscarello, son of the late Valeri Pontiff and Harris Pitre, also survived by 1 grandchild, age 65 years, a native of Berwick, La., and a resident of this city for the past 45 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Times-Picayune Publishing Corp., Electric Delivery Service, Southern Memorial Co., Pontchartrain Motor Co. and Liberty Bell Cab Co., are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Lamana-Panno-Fallo Inc., 625 N. Rampart St., near Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday, August 12, 1970 at 10:30 o'clock a.m., religious services at St. Christopher church.  Interment Garden of Memories.


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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:  27 August 2022.