Illinois 'Ulinor' Adam  Pitre

1887 Breaux Bridge, LA 1986 Scott, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (2nd child of John Simpre Pitre/Cecilia Melancon); all known surname descendants:

                9           Illinois 'Ulinor' Adam Pitre  b: 12 December 1887  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 9 June 1986  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                   +Louisianaise Domingue  b: 6 June 1890  Lafayette, LA; m: 17 October 1908  Lafayette, LA [Joseph/Euphemie Benoit]; d: 14 May 1963  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Benoit Pitt  b: 17 July 1909  Carencro, St. Landry, LA; d: 7 August 1982  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                             +Nola Weber  b: 14 January 1910; m: Abt. 1939; d: 30 July 1998  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Camille Pitt  b: 15 August 1911  Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 15 June 1971  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                             +Lucille Comeaux  b: 8 January 1913; m: Abt. 1937 [Edmond/Laetitia Webre]; d: 5 May 1988  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Paul Pitt  b: 9 September 1912  Bayou St. Clair, Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 14 February 1993  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                             +Hazel Broussard  b: 17 November 1916; m: Abt. 1936; d: 10 February 2002  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Johnny J. Pitt  b: 13 February 1915  Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 5 January 2009  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Julien U. S. Pitt  b: 11 August 1917  Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 7 March 1918  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Ulinor Pitt  b: 16 June 1919  Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 19 December 1999  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                            +Palmyre Carriere  b: 21 October 1923; m: 14 September 1940  Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 29 February 2004  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                           10          Antoine Pitt  b: 16 December 1922  Scott, Lafayette, LA; d: 9 January 2018  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                            +Verna Baudoin  b: 29 June 1931; m: 2 April 1947  Lafayette, LA; d: 24 November 2003  Scott, Lafayette, LA

 

 

Notes for Illinois 'Ulinor' Adam Pitre:

Census

- 1910 Lafayette, Louisiana:  Ulinore Petre 22 (farmer), wife of 1 year Louisiana 19, Benoit 9 months.

 

- 1920 Lafayette, LA:  Elinor Pitts 32 farmer, wife Louisianais 30, Benoist 10, Camil 8, Paul 7, Johnny 5, Elinor 7 months, sister-in-law Alice Domingue 42.

 

- 1930 Lafayette, LA:  Elonire Pitte 42 farmer, wife Louisiane 39, Benoi 20 laborer/general farm, Camile 18 laborer/general farm, Paul 17, Johnny 15, Elonire Jr, 10, Antoine 8.

 

- 1940 Lafayette, LA:  Ulinor Pitt 52 [$1000 house value], wife Louisiana 50, Johnnie 24, Ulinor Jr. 20 new worker, Antoine 16 new worker, sister-in-law Alice Domingue 63.

- 1950 Lafayette, LA:  Ulinare Pitt 62, wife Lauisianies 60, Johnny 35 farmer/farm, daughter-in-law (sic: sister-in-law) Alice Domingue 73.

WWII Records:  Eulinor Pitt, res. Scott, LA; b. 12 Dec 1887 Lafayette, LA; contact wife (same address); 5'11", 180 lbs., blue eyes & gray hair, light complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Lafayette, LA [signed: Ulinor Pitt].

Misc:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Wednesday, 21 February 1945:  (photo)  Pvt. Anthony Pitt has received the Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Ulinor Pitt of Scott.

- The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Monday, 27 December 1976:  Ulinor Pitt Sr. was honored by his family on his 89th birthday.  He is the father of five living sons and has 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

- The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Sunday, 12 December 1982:  (photo) Ulinor Pitt - Ulinor Pitt is 95 years old today:  Today marks the 95th birthday of Ulinor Pitt of Scott.  While Pitt will celebrate his birthday as any other Sunday, attending mass and playing boure, in the afternoon five generations of his family will gather at the home of a granddaughter to celebrate the occasion as well as the December birthdays of other family members.  Son of John and Cecilia Melancon Pitt, Pitt was born Dec. 12, 1887, three months after the death of his father.  His grandparents include Rufin and Angela LeJeune Pitt, and Desire and Colastie Semere Melancon.  He was baptized at the age of two months, with Anatole Pitt and Laura Melancon serving as godparents.  He was married in 1908 to the late Louisianaise Domingue, and the marriage produced seven sons: Benoit, Camille, Paul, Johnny, Julien U.S., Ulinor Jr. and Anthony.  The Scott homestead was originally share-cropped by Pitt and his family.  The home was located across the canal and was hauled on logs dragged by horses with the family living in the house during the full week it took to transport.  Pitt's living descendants include four of the children, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Pitt, saying his fondest desire is to "be able to work," cites the modern-day highway system as the one thing he never expected to see in his lifetime.  He says that the longest distance he has ever traveled was during World War II to Fort Sam Houston to visit his son.  Pitt, in his 95 years in Acadiana, has seen many changes.  He recalls traveling to the Four Corners in Lafayette to see the gravel unloaded for the new road; a neighbor playing the phonograph in his buggy on the way to town; the acquisition of the first truck in the area; and neighbors gathering at the Pitt home to listen to his first radio.

 

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Wednesday, 11 June 1986:  (photo)  Ulinor Pitt Sr.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at a 10 a.m. Mass in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott for Ulinor A. 'Loul' Pitt Sr., 98, who died Monday 8:25 p.m. at his residence in Scott.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Rev. Frederick O. Swenson, pastor, will officiate.  The Sts. Peter and Paul Senior Choir, accompanied on the organ by Nancy Pinchoff, will sing "Where He Leads Me", "Le voici l'agneau", "Amazing Grace" and "J'irai la voir un jour".  Survivors include four sons, Johnny Pitt, Anthony Pitt, Ulinor Pitt Jr. and Paul Pitt, all of Scott; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Louisianaise Domingue Pitt on May 14, 1963; three sons, Camille Pitt on June 15, 1971, Benoit Pitt on August 7, 1982 and Julien U. S. Pitt on March 7, 1918; one sister, Alozia P. Hebert and one grandchild.  A native of Breaux Bridge and a resident of Scott for the past 73 years, Mr. Pitt was the son of the late John Pitt and the former Cecilia Melancon, both natives of St. Martin Parish.  He was a retired farmer.  Mr. Pitt was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Sts. Peter and Paul Holy Name Society.  The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.  Pallbearers are Johnny Pitt, Anthony Pitt, Ulinor Pitt Jr., Paul Pitt, Donald Pitt and Donald Stemmans.  Martin and Castille Funeral Home in Scott is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tombstone Inscription:  Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Scott, LA:  PITT / Johnny / Feb. 13, 1915 / Jan. 5, 2009 / Louisianise D. / June 6, 1890 / May 14, 1963 / Ulinor, Sr. / Dec. 12, 1887 / June 9, 1986

 

Notes for Louisianaise Domingue:

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Tuesday, 14 May 1963:  Mrs. Ulinor Pitt Sr.  Funeral services will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Scott, at an 11:00 Mass Wednesday for Mrs. Ulinor Pitt Sr., the former Louisenise Domingue, 72, who died unexpectedly at her residence in Scott, at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.  Interment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Scott.  A Rosary will be recited tonight at 7:00 p.m. by members of the Sts. Peter and Paul Ladies Altar Society and by members of the Perpetual Rosary Group of Scott.  Survivors include her husband, Ulinor Pitt Sr., Scott; six sons, Paul, Camille, Benoit, Johnny, Anthony and Ulinor Pitt Jr., all of Scott; one sister, Mrs. Vilor Domingue of Carencro; two half-sisters, Mrs. Elie Kennerson and Mrs. Isreal Credeur both of Carencro; four half-brothers, Lolly Domingue of Lafayette, Lanny Domingue of Scott, Paul Domingue of Doraville, Ga., and Dolor Domingue of Carencro; and 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  The Martin and Castille Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Pitt was a native of Lafayette Parish and was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Domingue and Euphemie Benoit Domingue, both of Lafayette Parish.  She was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Ladies' Altar Society, the Perpetual Rosary Group of Scott; and the St. Ann Happy Death Society of Carencro.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Benoit Pitt:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Monday, 9 August 1982:  Scott - Funeral services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church at a 4:30 p.m. Mass Sunday for Benoit Pitt, 73, who died at his residence at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Services were conducted by the Rev. Mike DesJardins, associate pastor.  Soloists for the funeral Mass were Mr. Pitt's nieces, Michelle and Lisa Weber.  Pallbearers were Anthony Pitt, Johnny Pitt, Paul Pitt, Ulinor Pitt Jr., Orlan Weber and Wayne Weber.  Honorary Pallbearers were Walter, Aston, Glenn, and Jimmy Weber, Ronald Pitt and Donald Pitt.  Survivors include his wife, Nola Weber Pitt; his father, Ulinor Pitt Sr.; four brothers, Paul, Johnny, Ulinor Jr. and Anthony Pitt all of Scott.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Camille Pitt.  A native of Lafayette Parish and a resident of the Scott area all of his life, Mr. Pitt was the son of Ulinor Pitt, Sr. and Louisianaise Domingue.  He was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Holy Name Society.  An employee of the Superior Oil Company in the 1930's and the Louisiana State Police in 1940, at the time of his death, Mr. Pitt was an independent carpenter and farmer.  Martin and Castille Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Camille PittThe Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Tuesday, 15 June 1971:  Camille Pitt.  Funeral services will be held in St. Jules Church, time pending, for Camille Pitt, 59, who died at his home at 106 Lou St. at 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Scott.  Survivors include his widow, Lucille Comeaux Pitt of Lafayette; his father, Ulinor Pitt Sr., of Scott; two daughters, Mrs. Don Stemmans of Carencro and Miss Jane Pitt of Lafayette; five brothers, Benoit Pitt, Paul Pitt, Johnnie Pitt, Elinor Pitt Jr. and Anthony Pitt, all of Scott.  Mr. Pitt, a native of Scott and a resident of Lafayette since 1956, was the son of Ulinor Pitt Sr. and the late Louisianais Domingue Pitt, both natives of Lafayette Parish.  Mr. Pitt was a former employee of the Lafayette Police Jury and was a retired merchant of Lafayette.  He was a member of St. Jules Church.  Martin and Castille Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Scott:  PITT / husband / Camille / Aug. 15, 1911 - June 15, 1971 / wife / Lucille Comeaux / Jan. 8, 1913 - May 5, 1988   [on Find A Grave site: photo from 1918, children of Ulinor Pitt of Scott: Benoit, Camille, Paul & Johnny]

 

Paul Pitt:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Wednesday, 21 April 1993:  Paul Pitt.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 16, 1993 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott for Paul Pitt, 79, who died Wednesday, April 14, 1993 at 6:15 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.  Interment was in the Sts. Peter and Paul Church Cemetery.  The Rev. Frederick O. Swenson, pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, was the celebrant of the funeral Mass and conducted the services.  Tony Broussard, organist, sang for the funeral services, "Amazing Grace," "Psalm 5," "Always Be A Child," "Love Held Him To A Cross" and "How Great Thou Art."  Survivors include: his wife, the former Hazel Broussard of Scott; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas 'Willine' Mohar of Gauthier, Miss; two sons, Anthony Ronald Pitt and Donald Joseph Pitt, both of Scott; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Johnny Pitt, Ulinor Pitt, Jr. and Anthony Pitt, all of Scott.  He was preceded in death by: his parents; one son, Neil Pitt; and two brothers, Camille and Benoit Pitt.  A native of Bayou St. Clair and a resident of Scott all of his life, Mr. Pitt was the son of the late Ulinor Pitt Sr. and the former Louisianise Domingue, both natives of Bayou St. Clair.  He was employed with the Lafayette Parish Police Jury with 12 years of service and then retired from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department in the Bailiff's Division with 12 years of service.  Mr. Pitt was a member of the Holy Name Society in Scott.  Pallbearers were: Johnny Pitt, Anthony Pitt, Ulinor Pitt, Blaine Pitt, Paul Neil Pitt and Donald J. Pitt.  Martin and Castille Funeral Home in Scott was in charge of arrangements.

 

Johnny J. Pitt:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Wednesday, 7 January 2009:  Johnny J. Pitt, February 13, 1915, January 5, 2009 (photo): Scott - Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 8, 2009, at a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Scott, for Johnny J. Pitt, 93, who passed away peacefully Monday, January 5, 2009, at his Godchild's residence in Scott.  Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Scott.  The Rev. Gilbert J. Dutel, Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.  Jodi Bollich, organist and soloist, will sing for the services, "Be Not Afraid", "Ave Maria", "Notre Pere", "Amazing Grace" and "Here I Am Lord".  Survivors include one brother, Anthony Pitt, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ulinor Pitt Sr. and Louisianaise Domingue Pitt; and five brothers Benoit Pitt, Camille Pitt, Paul Pitt, Ulinor "Teck" Pitt and U.S. Pitt.  A native and lifelong resident of Scott, Louisiana.  Mr. Pitt was a loving brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.  He was an agricultural farmer for many years and loved hunting and being outdoors.  Mr. Pitt was a lifetime member of the Holy Name Society and was also a member of the Sts. Peter & PaulCatholic Church Community in Scott.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  A Rosary will be prayed by the Holy Name Society on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Martin & Castille Funeral home in Scott.  Pallbearers will be Paul Neil, Blaine Pitt, Donald Stelly, Toby Domingue, Jarred Landry and Donald Charles Stemmans.  Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Pitt, Pervis Bertrand, Malcolm Woods, Lloyd Landry, Bubba Nepvaux and Ronnie Landry.  The family requests that visitation be observed Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

Ulinor Pitt:  Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Tuesday, 21 December 1999:  Ulinor "Teck" Pitt Jr.:  Scott - Services for Ulinor "Teck" Pitt Jr., 80, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Martin & Castille Funeral Home.  Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 8 a.m. until the services.  He died Sunday at University Medical Center in Lafayette.  He was a former employee with Harry Hebert Construction and Chank's Air Conditioning.

 

Antoine Pitt:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Thursday, 11 January 2018:  Anthony "Chin" Pitt (photo): Scott - Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Delhomme Funeral Home of Scott for Mr. Anthony "Chin" Pitt, 95, who passed away on January 9, 2018 at 11:30pm at St. Martin Hospital.  Father Mark Derise, Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will conduct the funeral services.  Burial will take place in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Mr. Anthony, a resident of Scott, was the son of the late Ulinor Pitt and the former Louisianaise Domingue.  Mr. Anthony was a graduate of Scott High School and was attending S.L.I., now U.L.L. until he was drafted and proudly serviced his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.  He was wounded in combat near the Rhine River and received the Purple Heart; while in a hospital in Paris he replied in French to his Doctor and was reassigned as a French interpreter in Court in Paris.  He was also very proud to have traveled through Belgium during combat completely on foot.  He was honorably discharged in 1946 at Camp Shelby in Jackson, MS.  Upon discharge he immediately took a taxi home to Scott, LA to see his mother.  Mr. Anthony had many careers throughout his life including working for the Sheriff's Department, appliance salesman at Marine Electric, driver for People Haulers, and owned Pitts Burger on Johnston St.  In his spare time he raised hogs, registered Charolais Cattle, and registered Nubian Goats.  He loved going eat out with his children and listening to the radio.  He was a devout Catholic and a lifetime parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott.  Mr. Anthony was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Lafayette Chapter of the Military Order of Purple Heart, and V.F.W. Post 9822.  He is survived by his three daughters, Sheila Domingue and husband Jerry, Patsy Chaisson and husband Tim, Karen Harson; six grandchildren, Joey Chaisson, Amy Copeland, Casey Domingue, Lindsay Sonnier, Toby Domingue, and Kodi Nepveux; and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Baudoin Pitt; parents; infant son, Ricky Phillip Pitt; great-granddaughter, Alie Domingue; and 5 brothers.  The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home of Scott on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 2:00PM to 9:00PM.  A Rosary will be recited at 7:00pm on Friday evening in the funeral home.  Visiting hours will continue Saturday from 8:00AM until the time of service.  Pallbearers will be Joey Chaisson, Casey and Tobey Domingue, Bryan Copeland, Buford Sonnier Jr., and Christopher "Bubba" Nepveux.  Honorary Pallbearers will be members of VFW Post 9822.  The family would like to thank Dr. Ernest Kinchen, Dr. John Bernard, Dr. Gary Guidry, Dr. Rick Leoni, Dr. Chad Heinen, and the St. Martin Hospital staff and LGMC staff for all of their care and compassion.  Our sincerest gratitude to Kodi and Bubba Nopveux and their three children, Anthony, Laila, and Audrey for the countless years of care, compassion and memories.  In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Pitt's honor can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

 

 

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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.

 

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