Jean Baptiste Alphonse Pitre

1848 Beauharnois, Quebec 1902 Oswego, New York



Continuation of tree (6th child of Michel Lepitre/Francoise Hebert); all known surname descendants:

              7      Jean Baptiste Alphonse Pitre  b: 20 October 1848  St. Clement, Beauharnois, Quebec; d: 8 December 1902  Oswego, Oswego, NY

                               + Mary Rock (aka Marie Roque)  b: April 1853  Quebec; m: Abt. 1870 [Thimothe/Melanie Paiement dite Lariviere]; d: 14 June 1898  Oswego, Oswego, NY 

                         8           Josephine Peters  b: March 1872  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 28 June 1941  East Syracuse, Onondaga, NY

                                        +Arthur Joseph Marcely  b: 27 October 1867  Oswego, Oswego, NY; m: Abt. 1892 [Joseph Lemire/Armenia Gosselin]; d: 18 March 1949  East Syracuse, Onondaga, NY

                         8           Joseph Peters  b: December 1874  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: Bef. 1880

                         8           Marine 'Mary' Peters  b: July 1877  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 19 June 1940  Rome, Oneida, NY

                                        +John F. Jacquette  b: 9 October 1876  Oswego, Oswego, NY; m: 14 July 1897  St. Louis Church, Oswego, Oswego, NY [Henry/Catherine Lee]; d: 29 November 1941  Oswego, Oswego, NY

                         8           Joseph Patrick Peters  b: 17 March 1879  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 14 October 1927  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                                        +Cora Emily DeGear  b: 31 December 1876  San Francisco, CA; m: Abt. 1903 [George Washington/Mary Krieger]; d: 25 April 1965  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                         8           Edward Peters  b: March 1881  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 5 November 1907  (Grimesville) East Syracuse, Onondaga, NY

                                         +Mary Langton  b: Abt. 1881  New York; m: Abt. 1903; d: 2 April 1915  Oswego, Oswego, NY

                         8           Lena M. Peters  b: February 1887  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 12 September 1938  Minetto, Oswego, NY

                                        +Earl Leo Powers  b: 23 April 1887  Oneida, NY; m: Abt. 1906; d: Aft. 1940

                         8           Stella Peters  b: January 1889  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 3 January 1949  Oswego, Oswego, NY

                                        +Richard James Fitzgerald  b: 29 January 1887  Oswego, Oswego, NY; m: 14 February 1912  Jersey City, NJ [John/Margaret Murray]; d: 22 February 1953  Oswego, Oswego, NY

                         8           Leo Peters  b: 28 September 1890  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: January 1965  Syracuse, Onondaga, NY

                                        +Ella J. Pepper  b: Abt. 1892  North Bergen, Hudson, NJ; m: Abt. 1909 [Herbert/Mary ---]; d: Aft. 1930

                         8           Annabelle Peters  b: 6 March 1894  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 31 March 1959  Oswego, Oswego, NY

                                         +Albert John Desens  b: 7 May 1892  Oswego, Oswego, NY; m: 15 August 1913  Oswego, Oswego, NY [William F./Minnie Buckholy]; d: 7 September 1972  Oswego, Oswego, NY


                       *2nd Wife of Jean Baptiste Alphonse Pitre:

                               + Margaret --- (Martin)  b: October 1859  Quebec; m: Bef. 1900; d: Aft. 1905



Notes for Jean Baptiste Alphonse Pitre:


- 1870 Oswego, Oswego, New York:  Alfred Peter 22 blacksmith, wife Mary 17.


- 1875 Oswego, Oswego, NY:  Alfred Peters 26 coal heaver, wife Mary 22, Josephine 3 years 3 months, Joseph 6 months.


- 1880 Oswego, Oswego, NY:  Alfonse Peters 31 (laborer), wife Mary 27, Josephine 8, Marine 3, Joseph 1; brother Joseph Peters 27 (laborer), wife Sophronie 24, Georgiana 4, Josephine 3; brother Agustus 20 (laborer).

- 1892 Oswego, Oswego, NY:  Alfonce Peeters 45, wife Mary 39, Mary 16, Joseph 13, Eddie 11, Lena 5, Stella 3, Leo 2.

- 1900 Oswego, Oswego, NY:  Alphonse Peters 51 (day laborer), 2nd wife Margaret 40 (2 of 4 children still living), Edward 19 (day laborer), Joseph 21 (USA soldier), Lena 13, Stella 11, Leo 9, Anna 6, stepdaughter Mable Martin 8.


- 1905 East Syracuse Village, DeWitt, Onondaga, NY:  Arthur J. Marcely 37 (Britannia metal soldier), wife Josephine 33, 6 children; sister-in-law Lena Peters 18, brother-in-law Leo Peters 14 (Britannia metal caster).  Separate household: Edward Peters 23 (brakeman), wife Mary 23, Anna W. 1, sister Anna 11.

- 1910 Dewitt, Onondaga, NY:  Earl L. Powers 22 (RR brakesman), wife of 4 years Lena M. 23, 2 children, brother-in-law Leo Peters 19 (RR brakesman), wife of 1 year Ella J. 17, Kenneth L. 3 months.

Obituary: Oswego Daily Times, Wednesday, 10 December 1902:  Funeral of Alphonse Peters. The funeral of the late Alphonse Peters was held this morning from St. Louis' Church.  Rev. Father Auger officiated and burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery.  The bearers were James Noonan, John Cliff. J . H. Smith, Joseph R. Tuppaw, James Claro and John Pelow.


Tombstone Inscription: St. Paul' s Cemetery, Oswego:  Alphonso / Peters / died / Dec. 8, 1902 / aged 54 years  //  MOTHER / Mary / wife of / Alphonse Peters / June 12, 1898 / aged 45 yrs. & 2 mos.


Oswego Daily Palladium, Thursday, 9 June 1904:  At a Surrogate's Court held at the Surrogate's office in the city of Oswego, N.Y., on the 9th day of May 1904, the Hon. S.B. Mead, Surrogate, presiding.  Surrogate's Court, Oswego county.  In the matter of the disposition of the real property of Alphonse Peters for the payment of his debts and funeral expenses.  Margaret Peters, the administratrix of the estate of Alphonse Peters, late of the city of Oswego, N.Y., having paid into the Surrogate's Court of the county of Oswego, and to the County Treasurer of said county, the moneys arising from the sale of the real estate of the said Alphonse Peters, lately made by her under the decree of the said Surrogate, and the order directing the execution thereof:  It is hereby ordered that the balance of the proceeds of the said sale, after making the necessary deductions therefrom, be distributed by the Surrogate according to law, at the Surrogate's office, in the city of Oswego, on the 20th day of June, 1904, next, and that notice of the time and place of making the said distribution be published at least once in each of the six weeks immediately preceeding the same, in the Oswego Daily Palladium, a newspaper published in said county of Oswego.


Notes for Mary Rock:

Obituary:  Oswego Daily Palladium (NY), Monday, 15 June 1898:  A Stroke of Apoplexy - Mrs. Peters was attending a christening at St. Louis's - Yesterday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock Mrs. Alphonse Peters, whose home is in East Tenth street, between Schuyler and VanBuren streets, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy at St. Louis's church while attending the baptism of her grandchild.  She died last night at her home at eleven o'clock.  Mrs. Peters accompanied the christening party to the church and upon arrival took a seat near the front.  About 5:30 o'clock she complained of sickness and fell over on the seat.  Doctor E.W. Bolton was summoned and a telephone message sent to Dr. C.A. Sheridan.  The two physicians worked heroically to restore consciousness, but were unable to do so.  For two hours every means known was employed, and at length the ambulance was summoned, and the stricken woman removed to her home.  Mrs. Peters never recovered consciousness.  She was about fifty years old and lived in Oswego a number of years.  Her husband and several children survive.  The deceased was a faithful Catholic and a good woman.  One son is a member of Company D, Third Regiment, New York Volunteers.


WWI registration cards (sons):

Leo Peters:  Leo Peters; Dewitt, Onondaga, NY; 28 Sep 1890, Oswego; wife & 2 sons, lives in Syracuse; medium height & stout build; brown eyes & dark hair.


Obituaries for the children:

Josephine Peters:  Oswego Palladium Times, Monday, 30 June 1941 - Mrs. Mary Josephine Peters Marcely, wife of Arthur Marcely, native of Oswego, died at her home, 417 Highland street, East Syracuse, Saturday.  Mrs. Marcely was a sister of Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald and Mrs. Albert Desens, Oswego.  She was a member of St. Mathew's church and the Altar and Rosary societies and also of the auxiliary of Railroad Trainmen.  Surviving besides her husband are six sons, Clarence, George, Edward, Harold, Clyde and Donald Marcely, Syracuse; three daughters, Mrs. John Fleegic, Mrs. Helen Rosby and Miss Harriet Marcely, Syracuse, and her sisters and one brother, Leo Peters, Syracuse; also nine grandchildren.  Funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the residence and in St. Mathew's church at 9:30.  Burial will be in Assumption cemetery.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse:  MARCELY / father / Arthur J. / 1867 - 1949 / mother / M. Josephine / 1872 - 1941


Marine 'Mary' Peters:  Oswego Palladium Times, Wednesday, 19 June 1940 - Mrs. John F. Jacquette - Mrs. Mary Peters Jacquette, wife of John F. Jacquette, formerly of Oswego, died Wednesday at the family home, 104 East Sycamore street, Rome, N. Y.  She was briefly ill, having been first stricken Thursday last, and suffering a recurrent shock Monday, according to information received by Oswego relatives.  Mrs. Jacquette was born in Oswego, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Peters of the East side.  She was educated in Oswego and upon her marriage with Mr. Jacquette, also an Oswegonian, moved to Rome where she resided up to the time of her death.  Mrs. Jacquette was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic church, Rome, and a member of parish societies.  She made frequent visits to Oswego and, when last here a few weeks ago, appeared to be in excellent health.  Her death will be sincerely mourned by many relatives and friends who esteemed her highly.  Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Lavamway, Mrs. Charles Rienzo and Miss Irene Jacquette, Rome; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Marceley, Syracuse; Mrs. Richard J. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Albert Dasens, Oswego, and one brother, Leo Peters, Syracuse.  The funeral will be held Friday morning in St. Peter's church, Rome.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Peter's Cemetery, Rome, Oneida, NY:  JACQUETTE / Father / John F. Jacquette / 1876 - 1941 / Mother / Mary P. Jacquette / 1877 - 1940


Joseph Patrick Peters:  Oswego Palladium, Oct 1927 - Joseph Peters:  Joseph Peters, formerly of this city, died in a Hospital in San Francisco, Calif., following an accident in which he was thrown violently to the pavement when struck by a trolley car.  According to a message received Tuesday by his sister, Mrs. R. J. Fitzgerald, 32 East Fifth street.  The accident took place on October 14 and death resulted from a fractured skull.  Mr. Peters was born in Oswego, a son of the late Alfred and Mary Peters of the Second Ward.  He was educated in Oswego schools, and when the Spanish war broke out was a member of 48th Separate Company, now Company D. 108th Infantry, and served with that organization until mustered out of service.  He then enlisted in the U.S. army and after his service was discharged in San Francisco where he made his home.  He was married and funeral services, with interment, were held in San Francisco.  Besides his widow, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. R.J. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Albert Desens, Oswego, Mrs. Arthur Marceley, Syracuse; Mrs. John Jacquett, Rome, and two daughters (sic brothers), Earl Powers, Oswego, and Leo Peters of Syracuse.

Tombstone Inscription, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA:  Joseph P. / Peters / New York / PVT., Hosp. Corps / October 14, 1927


Edward Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Paul's Cemetery, Oswego:  Edward / Peters / 1881 - 1907

- Syracuse Journal, Tuesday, 5 November 1907:  Peters Roasted to Death - Conductor of East Syracuse Killed - Others hurt near Buffalo:  In a rear end collision between two sections of a New York Central fast freight train at Grimesville, near Buffalo early this morning, conductor Edward Peters of East Syracuse was killed and flagman Claude Stevens of Gertrude Street, this city, was badly injured.  The two trains were east bound and the engine of the second section smashed into the caboose of the first train.  The second engine telescoped the caboose, piled up a half-dozen cars and demolished a number of others.  The four tracks were obstructed for several hours and the body of the dead man and Stevens, suffering from severe injuries were dug from the debris.  The wreck occurred at 1 a.m.  Conductor Peters met a frightful death.  He was in the caboose of the forward train when the crash came, and was pinned under a mass of debris.  The wreckage caught fire and before he could be extricated, he was roasted to death.  Mr. Stevens, the flagman, was buried underneath the wreckage and was dug out by members of the crew of the other train.  Mr. Stevens lives at 230 Gertrude street.  The engineer and fireman of the locomotive of the second train escaped death miraculously.  Both leaped from the engine just before it struck the caboose, and they were but slightly bruised.  All four tracks of the Central were obstructed for several hours.  Wrecking crews from Buffalo and Rochester went to the scene.  Just where the responsibility for the collision will be placed is not known.  At the scene of the wreck this morning inquiry as to who was responsible was met with the reply that an investigation to fix the blame will be carried on, at the Central office at Syracuse.  Trackman Stevens, seeing the collision inevitable, hadn't time to warn the occupants of the caboose and jumped, but on the wrong side.  The wreckage fell to the south and he was caught in it and was badly squeezed.  He was rescued before the flames reached him.  Before assistance arrived the flames were leaping around the cars on all sides, and it was learned that Conductor Peters was missing.  An effort was made to locate the imprisoned man, but the flames drove the rescuers back.  The village firemen were summoned, but with one small engine were unable to accomplish anything that would help the rescuers.  The wrecked cars burned for hours, and then the charred remains of the conductor were carried out.  Dr. Dwell of Lancaster was called to attend Stevens and found him suffering from several fractured ribs, bruises of the face and head and a gashed hip.  He was taken to Syracuse.  Stevens stated that he was standing with his lantern at the rear of the first train.  The second train, which was drawn by a double header of engines the first of which was ----, had entered the block, and to all appearances was coming to a slow stop.  He entered the caboose, but came out within a few seconds, an instant before the collision.  The cars and the forward locomotive were a total loss.  Mr. Peters had recently been promoted to conductor and was returning from Buffalo to his home when killed.  He had lived at East Syracuse for five years, previous to that living at Oswego.  He had been connected with the Central since coming to East Syracuse.  The body was sent to East Syracuse and Undertaker Andrew Behr took charge of it.  Mr. Peters is survived by his wife and two children.  He was 26 years old.

Syracuse Journal, Friday, 15 November 1907:  Mary E. Peters, widow of Edward Peters, has been appointed administratrix in order to sue the New York Central for Peters' death at Grimesville on Nov. 4.

Oswego Daily Times, Monday, 17 May 1915:  Estelle Fitzgerald was appointed guardian of Anna M., Dorothy and Edward Peters, children of Edward Peters, who died in 1908.  The mother died last month.  The children have a one-third interest in $4,000 paid to the estate of Edward Peters in settlement of an action.

Oswego Palladium, Tuesday, 18 May 1915: Estelle Fitzgerald asked for letters of guardianship on Anna M., Dorothy and Edward Peters, whose mother died on April 2d, and who are each entitled to a third -- 1,283.07, the balance of $4,000 received from the New York Central for the death of their father, Edward, who was killed in East Syracuse in 1908.

Oswego Daily Times, Tuesday, 18 May 1915: The Times inadvertently stated in its report of Surrogate's Court yesterday that Estelle Fitzgerald had been appointed guardian of Anna M., Dorothy and Edward Peters, children of Edward Peters, who died here in 1908,  This was an error.  The matter was before Surrogate Miller yesterday but was adjourned until Monday next when a hearing will be given to all the parties interested.  The children have each a one-fourth interest in $4,000 paid to the estate of their father by the New York Central in settlement of a claim for his death.

Oswego Daily Times, Monday, 12 July 1815:  By agreement of the parties interested Herman Swertz, stepfather, has been appointed guardian of Anna May, Dorothy and Edward Peters, who are entitled to about $1,200 from the estate of their father, Edward Peters, who died in Syracuse several years ago.


Lena M. Peters:  Oswego Palladium Times (NY), Tuesday, 13 September 1938 - Mrs. Lena M. Powers, wife of Earl L. Powers, West Fifth Street road, died Monday night in Oswego hospital, following an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Powers was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Mary Peters.  She was a communicant of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto, and had a wide circle of friends in this vicinity, among whom she was highly regarded.  Surviving Mrs. Powers are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Madeline Helbert, Oswego, Mrs. Leon Walther, Sandy Pond, Misses Marie, Joan and Jean Powers, Minetto; four sons, Donald Powers, Fulton, Richard Powers and Earl Powers, Jr. and Raymond Powers, Minetto; also four sisters, Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald and Mrs. Albert Desens, Oswego, Mrs. Arthur Marceley, Syracuse, and Mrs. John Jacquett, Rome, N.Y., and one brother, Leo Peters, Syracuse, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Peter's Cemetery, Oswego, NY:  Lena Peters / Powers / 1887 - 1938 / perpetual care


Stella Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Peter's Cemetery, Oswego, NY:  Estelle Peters / Fitzgerald / 1889 - 1949  //  Richard J. / Fitzgerald / 1887 - 1953


Leo Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse:  Leo E. / Peters / 1890 - 1965


Annabelle Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Peter's Cemetery, Oswego, NY:  DESENS / Albert J. / 1892 - 1972 / Anna I. / 1894 - 1959 / My Jesus Mercy



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