Hippolite Willes Pitre

1874 Thibodaux, LA 1918 Thibodaux, LA



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Henry Johnson Pitre/Lea Boutary); all known surname descendants:

               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         

                          9           Marie Therese Pitre  b: 25 March 1896  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: September 1972  Jackson, East Feliciana, LA

                                          +Louis Joseph Babin  b: 4 July 1896  Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, LA; m: 10 November 1913  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Leo Theophile/Amanda Baye] (divorced); d: 16 June 1986  Norco, St. Charles, LA

                          9           Joseph Alcee Pitre  b: 19 April 1898  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Bef. 1900 

                          9           Claude Joseph Pitre  b: 25 March 1899  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Bet. 1920-1950

                          9           Paul Arthur Pitre  b: 15 January 1902  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 20 December 1967  Waggaman, Jefferson, LA

                                         + Cecile Marie Bourgeois  b: 19 February 1904  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; m: 4 December 1922  Lafourche, LA [Albert Pierre/Victoria Folse]; d: 2 April 1997  New Orleans, LA

                                        *2nd Wife of Paul Arthur Pitre:

                                          +Hazel Datusch  b: 20 December 1900; m: Bef. 1940 [Edward C./Viola ---]; d: 12 February 1971  Waggaman, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Verna Celina Pitre  b: 18 December 1903  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 9 February 1929  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Elsie Pitre  b: Abt. 1905  Lafourche, LA; d: Bef. 1910             

                          9           Irvy J. Pitre  b: 15 December 1907  Lafourche, LA; d: 25 November 1970  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                                         +Annie P. ---  b: Abt. 1907; m: Abt. 1949

                          9           Robert Pitre  b: 1911  Lafourche, LA; d: 16 November 1919  Lafourche, LA



Notes for Hippolite Willes Pitre:


- 1900 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Willie Pete 27 (wood chopper), wife of 5 years Josephine 25 (2 of 3 children still living), Tereste 4, Joseph 1 month.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Willie Pitre 37 (swamp laborer), wife of 15 years Josephine 34 (5 of 7 children still living), Therese 14, Claud 11, Paul 8, Vinea 6, Esor 2.


- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Widow Josephine Pitre 44, Claude 19 (general farm laborer), Paul 18 (general farm laborer), Verna 16, Irvy 12.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Widow Josephine Pitre 53, and her widowed mother Justillia Hebert 78.


- 1940 Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA:  Evelyn Bergeron 43 (divorced), lodger widow Josephine Pitre 66 chambermaid/lodging house.  [West 2nd]

- 1950 Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA:  Threse Pitre 49 (sep) cooking in restaurant/restaurant, widowed mother Josephine 75.

Notes for Josephine Hebert:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 21 October 1950 - At Thibodaux, La., on Friday October 20, 1950, at 8:45 o'clock a.m., Josephine Hebert, beloved wife of the late Willie Pitre; mother of Irby J. Pitre and Mrs. Theresa Pitre of Thibodaux, La., Paul Pitre of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and the late Claude, Verna, Robert, Elsie and Freddie Pitre; also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; aged 74 years, native of Terrebonne parish, Louisiana.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place from Chauvin and Thibodeaux funeral home, Thibodaux, La., on Saturday, October 21, 1950, at 10:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Thibodaux, La.  Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic church.  Chauvin & Thibodeaux funeral home in charge.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Mrs Willie Pitre / born March 3, 1875 / died Oct 20, 1951  (in vault of Irvy J. Pitre)


WWI registration records (son):

Claude Joseph Pitre:  Claude Joseph Pitre; res. Lafourche Crossing, LA; born 25 May 1900; Mrs. Josephine Pitre; medium height, medium build; gray eyes & light brown hair; 12 Sep 1918 Thibodaux, LA.

Obituaries for the children:

Paul Arthur Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 21 December 1967:  Of Waggaman, La., on Wednesday, December 20, 1967, at 6:40 o'clock a.m., Paul Arthur Pitre, beloved husband of Hazel Datusch, father of Mrs. Julius Barnes, stepfather of Merlin Peres, brother of Irvy and Teresa Pitre; also survived by 4 grandchildren, age 65 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Avondale Shipyards and Monsana Chemical Co., are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Westside Funeral Homes Co., 5101 West Bank Espressway, Marrero, La., on Thursday, December 21, 1967, at 10 o'clock a.m.  Followed by Requiem Mass at Holy Angels church, Waggaman, La.  Interment in Holy Savior Mausoleum, Luling, La.




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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:  20 August 2022.