Joseph Clarence Pitre

1898 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1981 Thibodaux, LA



Continuation of tree (1st child of Joseph Maurice Pitre/Josephine Lirette); all known surname descendants:

                 9          Joseph Clarence Pitre  b: 30 July 1898  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 June 1981  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                    + Ella Martin  b: 31 March 1903; m: 7 February 1921  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Theodule/Elicia Foret]; d: 27 February 1978  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                            10         Elma Marie Pitre  b: 19 April 1922  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 17 February 1992  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                             +Russell Paul Champagne  b: 12 August 1919  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1943 [Honore/Aline Baye]; d: 3 March 1993  Houma, Terrebonne, LA


                               *2nd Wife of Joseph Clarence Pitre:

                                    +Odette Traigle (Prejeant)  b: 1 May 1909  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Pierre/Emily Keller]; d: 14 March 1999  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA


Notes for Joseph Clarence Pitre:


- 1930 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Clarence J. Pitre 30, wife Ella 26, Elma 7.


- 1940 Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA:  Clarence Pitre 40 laborer/sugar farm, wife Ella 37 laundress, Elma 17 laundress [1022 Jackson]

- 1950 Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA:  Clarence J. Pitre 49 laborer, wife Ella M. 47.

WWI registration record:  Clarence Joseph Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 30 Jul 1899; Maurice Pitre; medium height, medium build; black eyes & black hair.

WWII Records:  Clarence Joseph Pitre, res. 1022 Harrison St., Thibodaux, LA; b. 30 Jul 1899 Lafourche, LA; contact Mrs. Mable Degruise (8th St., Thibodaux, LA); 5' 6", 152 lbs., brown eyes & black/gray hair, dark complexion; 16 Feb 1942 Thibodaux, LA.


Obituary:  Houma Courier (LA), Thursday, 11 June 1981:  Clarence (Caloon) Pitre, 81, died 1 p.m. on Wednesday.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Landry Funeral Home, Thibodaux, resuming 8 a.m. Friday and continuing until funeral time.  The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with religious services following at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Odette Traigle Prejeant Pitre; two step sons, Roland and Linsly Prejeant; one daughter, Mrs. Elma Pitre Champagne; one step daughter, Elsie Prejean; one sister, Mabel P. Bourg; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.  Landry Funeral Home of Thibodaux is handling arrangements.

Tombstone inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Morris Pitre / 1877 - 1961 / Mrs. / Josephine L. Pitre / 1875 - 1952 // Clarence J. Pitre / born July 30, 1899 / died June 10, 1981 / R.I.P.   ///   Ella Martin Pitre / March 31, 1903 - Feb. 27, 1978 / age 74 yrs. / Elma P. (Me-Me) Champagne / April 19, 1922 - Feb. 17, 1992 / age 69 yrs.


Notes for Ella Martin:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 28 February 1978:  Ella Martin Pitre, on Monday, February 27, 1978 at 5 a.m., mother of Mrs. Elma P. Champagne, grandmother of Mrs. Fred (Charmaine) Stevens, great-grandmother of Andrae Stevens, Age 74.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Landry's Funeral Home, Inc., Thibodaux, La., on Tuesday, February 28, 1978, at 1 p.m. followed by religious services at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation on Monday, 5 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. until funeral time.  Arrangements by Landry's Funeral Home, Inc.


Notes for Odette Traigle:

Obituary:  Thibodaux Daily Comet (LA), 17 March 1999:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Co-cathedral in Thibodaux for Odette Traigle Prejeant Pitre, 89, a native and resident of Thibodaux, who died on March 14, 1999.  Visitation will be 8 a.m. until funeral time at Landry's Funeral Home in
Thibodaux.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux.  She was the mother of Roland Prejeant.  She is also survived by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sam Prejeant and her second husband, Clarence Pitre; parents, Pierre and Emily Keller Traigle; son, Lindy "Tiger" Prejeant; daughter, Elsie Prejeant Prejean; brothers, Sylvester, Paul, Blaise and John Traigle; and sister, Mabel Boudreaux.  Landry's Funeral Home, Inc. of Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Odette P. Pitre / May 1, 1909 / to / March 14, 1999 / Sam J. Prejeant / June 17, 1903 / to / July 24, 1957

Obituary for the daughter:

Elma Marie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Thibodaux for Elma Marie "MeMe" Pitre Champagne, 69, a native and resident of Thibodaux who died at 6:26 p.m. Monday.  Visitation will be from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux.  Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux.  She was the mother of Charmaine Stevens.  She is also survived by one grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella Martin and Clarence J. Pitre.  Landry's Funeral Home of Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.



Back one generation to parents of Joseph Clarence Pitre

Back to Table of Contents


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).


Last updated:  26 August 2022.