Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre

1869 Thibodaux, LA 1959 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Auguste Etienne Pitre/Clara Sarah Sevin); all known surname descendants:

               8          Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre  b: 12 December 1869  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 August 1959  New Orleans, LA

                                   +Olive ---  b: April 1879; m: Abt. 1895; d: Aft. 1900


                            *2nd Wife of Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre:

                                   +Lillian Daisy Martin (Rhoden)  b: 28 September 1881  Statesboro, Bulloch, GA; m: 11 February 1922  New Orleans, LA [Curtis Sullivan/Elizabeth Brannen]; d: 20 July 1973  Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, LA



Notes for Joseph Athington 'Clinton' Pitre:


- 1900 St. James, Louisiana:  Clay Pitre 30 butcher, wife Olive 21.

- 1910


- 1920 New Orleans, LA:  Widower C. J. Pitre 50 salesman  (Jena St.)

- 1930 Bay St. Louis, Hancock, Mississippi:  Clinton J. Pitre 60 proprietor/restaurant, wife Daisy L. 48, step-son Harold J. Rhoden 22.

- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Joseph Pitre 70, wife Daisy 57  [Prytania]

- 1950 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Joseph Pitre 81, wife Daisy M. 67.

Misc.:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 22 July 1906:  Miss Marie Pitre and her cousin, Miss Sevin, of Thibodaux, returned home Tuesday morning, after spending a week with her brother, Mr. Clinton Pitre.

- The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, LA), Saturday, 18 February 1911:  Charter of Pitre's Rub-Er More Company; corporation formed; Louis E. Pitre had the recipe; Board of Directors - Clinton J. Pitre president-treasurer (250 shares), Louis E. Pitre vice-president (1 share), & Chas. Oschwald (1 share).

- The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, LA), Saturday, 27 May 1911:  Clinton J. Pitre, vice-president and treasurer of the Pitre's Rub-Er More Company, went to New Orleans Tuesday and while in that city concluded arrangements with I.L. Lyons & Co., the Parker-Blake Company and Finlay, Dicks & Co., well-known wholesale druggists of New Orleans, to handle the useful and popular rheumatism remedy manufactured by the Pitre Company.  Mr. Pitre reports that his company is meeting with gratifying success in the introduction and sale of Rub-Er More, and to judge from the numerous flattering testimonials being received the excellent remedy is doing all that is claimed for it and giving entire satisfaction to its users.

- The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, LA), Saturday, 25 November 1911:  After being laid up for more than a week with a severe attack of the prevalent grippe, Clinton J. Pitre is out again attending to business, and is being warmly congratulated by his host of friends upon his recovery.

- The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, LA), Saturday, 27 July 1912:  Louis E. Pitre purchased all of Clinton J. Pitre's interest in the business.

- The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, LA), Saturday, 6 Nov 1920:  Clay Pitre, formerly of this place, but now located in New Orleans, was a visitor to Donaldsonville last Thursday.  Mr. Pitre is well known here and his many friends were glad to greet him.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 25 August 1959 - On Sunday, August 23, 1959, at 2 o'clock a.m., Joseph A. Pitre, beloved husband of Daisy Martin, brother of Mrs. Laura Trahan, also survived by several nieces and nephews; age 89 years; a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of New Orleans, La., for the past 75 years.  Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, 1959, at 9 o'clock a.m., from the auxillary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal street at North Scott, with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's church.  Interment in McDonogh cemetery, McDonoghville, La.


Tombstone Inscription:  McDonoghville Cemetery, Gretna, LA:  Joseph Pitre / 1869 - 1959


Notes for Lillian Daisy Martin:

Obituary:  Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Saturday, 21 July 1973:  Pitre, Mrs. Daisy (Rhoden).  Died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Fountain Lodge Nursing Home.  She was 91, a native of Statesboro, in Bulloch County, Ga., and a resident of 9927 Regency Drive, Baton Rouge and a former resident of New Orleans.  Body at Welsh Funeral Home with visiting after 8 a.m. Saturday.  Religious services at the funeral home at 5 p.m. Saturday conducted by Rev. Glen Edwards.  Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Hamilton Rhoden; who lived in Birmingham, Ala. at the time of his death; her second husband, C. J. Pitre, who lived in New Orleans at the time of his death.  She is survived by a son, John H. Rhoden, Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, Mrs. Joan Burdine, Lafayette, Miss Betty Anne Rhoden and Mrs. Harrel Jean Pippin, Baton Rouge; six great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers are Edwin D. Burdine, John Michael Burdine, Ronnie E. Pippin, Charles P. Monroe, Charles Ray Andrews and Earl F. Levy.  Dr. Lloyd G. Perez will serve as honorary pallbearer.  She was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Tombstone Inscription:  Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, LA:  Daisy M. Rhoden Pitre / 1882 - beloved mother - 1973



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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)

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- Southwest Louisiana Records  (Rev. Hebert)


Last updated:  24 August 2022.