Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre

1848 Charenton, Louisiana 1925 Port Arthur, Texas

 

 

Continuation of tree (3rd child of Emile Pitre/Marie Rosaline Blanchard); all known surname descendants:

              7          Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre  b: 25 September 1848  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 19 October 1925  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                 +Josephine Lange  b: Abt. 1847; m: 9 September 1869  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: Bef. 1875

 

                            *2nd Wife of Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre:                   

                                 +Laura Honorine Chedotal  b: 18 April 1851  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: 10 May 1875  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Augustin/Pamela Crochet]; d: 25 December 1932  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8          Alida Philomene Pitre  b: 13 November 1875  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 21 January 1962  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA

                                        +Joseph Beauregard Rodriguez  b: 11 November 1863  St. Mary, LA; m: 19 July 1894  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Raphael/Antoinette Hebert]; d: 23 July 1910  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA

                                     *2nd Husband of Alida Philomene Pitre:

                                        +Adolph Bergeron  b: 8 January 1881  St. Mary, LA; m: 10 October 1911  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA; d: 7 August 1944  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA

                         8          Josephine Pitre  b: 21 July 1877  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 31 December 1964  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA

                                        +Jules Odilon Bodin  b: 24 February 1860  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; m: 5 August 1897  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Dolce/Celeste Langloinais]; d: 10 April 1930  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA

                         8          Joseph Simon Emile Pitre  b: 11 February 1879  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 19 March 1927  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                        +Angele Goulas  b: 12 March 1886  St. Mary, LA; m: 28 January 1903  St. John the Evangelist, Jeanerette, Iberia, LA [Alcide/AliceProvost]; d: 4 May 1951  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8          Pamela Marie Pitre  b: 5 March 1881  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 3 February 1958  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                        +Gabriel Prevost  b: 6 April 1878; m: 26 May 1898  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Joseph Alcindor/Marie Rodriguez]; d: Bef. 1920

                         8          Louise Celina Pitre  b: 28 May 1883  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 31 March 1960  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                        +Clement Sinitiere  b: 29 November 1884  St. Mary, LA; m: 9 September 1903  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [---/Caroline ---]; d: 29 December 1956  Galveston, Galveston, TX

                         8          Lydia Amanda Pitre  b: 30 April 1885  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 15 February 1967  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                        +Dupre Hebert  b: August 1876  New Iberia, Iberia, LA; m: Abt. 1903 [Baptiste/Zelie Boudreaux]; d: 18 January 1931  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8          Valerie Pitre  b: 30 March 1887  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 3 December 1979  New Iberia, Iberia, LA

                                        +Paul Bodin  b: 15 January 1883; m: 31 January 1906  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Jules Odilon/Elodie Provost]; d: 2 November 1964  Four Corners, St. Mary, LA

                         8          Paul Maurice Pitre  b: 19 October 1889  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 6 September 1978  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8          Mary Esma Pitre  b: 6 December 1891  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 30 June 1894  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                         8          Odile Julia Pitre  b: 6 March 1894  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 12 March 1976  Galveston, Galveston, TX

                                         +Paul Augustine Gautreaux  b: 15 July 1889  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; m: 24 September 1916  Jefferson Co., TX [Hilaire/Virginie Trahan]; d: 28 November 1972  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                      *2nd Husband of Odile Julia Pitre:

                                         +Abel Kidder  b: 2 November 1895; m: Bef. 1940; d: 1 December 1960  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8          Augustin Pitre  b: 1 February 1897  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 30 August 1980  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                        +Pearl Dyer  b: 16 October 1902  Louisiana; m: 9 June 1924  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX [Machen/Virginia Gunn]; d: 25 December 1980  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8          Joseph Clemile Pitre  b: 20 May 1899  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 1 April 1971  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                        +Marie Lydia Boudreaux  b: 12 July 1907  Abbeville, Vermilion, LA; m: 22 April 1923  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX [Leonce/Lelia Butaud]; d: 17 May 1967  Groves, Jefferson, TX

                                      *2nd Wife of Joseph Clemile Pitre:

                                        +Estelle ---   b: Abt. 1908  Louisiana; m: Abt. 1932  (divorced 24 May 1945); d: Aft. May 1945

                                      *3rd Wife of Joseph Clemile Pitre:

                                        +Nadine Kay Craft    m: 28 March 1946  Orange, TX

                                      *4th Wife of Joseph Clemile Pitre:

                                        +Grace Jennusa (Romano)  b: 1907; m: 11 September 1948  Orange, TX* [Benedetto 'Benjamin'/Mary Sacco]; d: 1996  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX             

 

 

Notes for Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre:

Census

- 1880 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Clemire Pitre 28 (farmer), 2nd wife Laura 21, Alida 5, Josephine 3, Simon 1; living with his parents Emile Pitre 67 (farmer) & wife Roseline 53.

- 1900 St. Mary, LA:  Clemille Pitre 52, wife of 24 years Laura 45; 11 of 12 children still living, Simond 21, Celina 17, Lydia 15, Valerie 13, Maurice 10, Odile 6, Augustin 23, Clemille 1.

- 1910 St. Mary, LA:  Clemile Pitre 65 (farmer), wife of 35 years Lora 54, Morris 21, Odele 16, Augustin 13, Clemile Jr. 11.

- 1920 Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas:  Clime Pitre 72, wife Laura 68, August J. 24, C.J. 21, widowed daughter Celemema Proats 38, granddaughter Palima Proats 16.

- 1930 Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Widow Laura Pitre 78, living with son Clemile 30; son Augustin J. Pitre 32, wife Pearl 27; Augustin's brother-in-law Roy Taylor 29, wife Inez 21, Pattie J. 1.

 

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Tuesday, 20 October 1925:  Body of C.J. Pitre shipped to Baldwin, La. - Port Arthur, Texas, Oct. 20 - The body of C. J. Pitre, Sr., aged 78, who died Monday night at 6:45, was sent Tuesday morning to Baldwin, La., for burial.  Pitre had lived in Port Arthur for eight years.  He had been ill for the past four years.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, C. J. Pitre, Jr., and A. Pitre, and several grandchildren, all of this city.

 

Notes for Laura Honorine Chedotal:

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Monday, 26 December 1932:  Mrs. Laura Pitre is buried Monday - Port Arthur, Texas, Dec. 26 - Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Pitre, 81, who died at the residence, 345 East Eighteenth street, at 6:25 o'clock Sunday morning, will be held at St. Mary Gates hospital at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon with interment in Calvary cemetery under direction of J.E. Grammier, mortician.  Mrs. Pitre was a native of Lockport, La., and a member of the Catholic church.  Surviving are three sons, A. J., C. J. and Maurice Pitre, all of Port Arthur; seven daughters, Mrs. A. J. Bergeron, Mrs. J.O. Bodin and Mrs. Paul Bodin, all of Ashton, La.; Mrs. C. Sinitiere, Mrs. Paul Goutreaux, Mrs. D. Hebert and Mrs. G. Provost, all of Port Arthur, and Mrs. Luce Sedotal, New Iberia, La., and 30 grand- and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

WWI registration records (sons):

Paul Maurice Pitre:  Morris Pitre; Jefferson, TX; born 19 Oct 1889 (St. Mary, LA); no dependents; medium height, medium build; grey eyes & light hair.

Augustin Pitre:  Augustin Pitre; Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX; born 1 Feb 1897 (Ashton, LA); C.J. Pitre; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & black hair.

Joseph Clemile Pitre:  Clemile Pitre Jr., res. Port Arthur; b. 29 May 1899; contact Clemile Pitre Sr. (Port Arthur); medium build/medium height, grey eyes & brown hair; 12 Sep 1918 Port Arthur.

Misc.:  Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, TX), Monday, 19 January 1920:  Port Arthur, Texas, Jan. 18 - Following a safety-first hunch last Friday saved Morris Pitre several hundred dollars.  He had for some time carried about with him a roll of over six hundred dollars, carelessly leaving the money in his pocket at night.  Friday he deposited $600 of it, reserving $25 for pocket change, and Saturday night a thief entered his room, rifled the trousers and relieved him of something over $20.  Mr. Pitre rooms with his brother, Simon Pitre, at 914 Austin avenue.  The prowler gained entrance by removing a screen from one of the windows.  That nothing else was taken indicates, in the opinion of the police, that the thief was one who had seen Mr. Pitre's large fat roll before the hunch struck him.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Alida Philomene Pitre:  St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune (Franklin, LA), Tuesday, 23 January 1962:  Funeral services for Mrs. Alida Pitre Rodriguez Bergeron, 86, were held today at 10 a.m. from Ibert's Funeral Home, with religious rites following in the Church of the Assumption.  Interment was in the Sacred Heart cemetery in Baldwin.  Mrs. Bergeron died Sunday at 5:47 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.J. Robicheaux, Sr., after an extended illness.  She was a native of Ashton, near Baldwin and a lifelong resident of the parish.  In earlier years Mrs. Bergeron was a member of the Ladies Altar Society.  She was the wife, by first marriage, of the late Beauregard Rodriguez, and by second marriage, of the late Adolph Bergeron.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robicheaux and Mrs. Harold T. Burton of Oaklawn; two sons, Oday Rodriguez and Raphael Rodriguez, both of St. Rt. B; four sisters, Mrs. Jules Bodin and Mrs. Paul Bodin, St. Rt. B, Mrs. Lydia Hebert and Mrs. Odile Kidder, both of Port Arthur; three brothers, A.J., Clem and Maurice Pitre, all of Port Arthur; 23 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Baldwin, St. Mary, LA:  Mrs. Alida Pitre Rodriguez Bergeron / born November 13, 1875 / died January 21, 1962 / wife of the late / Joseph Beauregard Rodriguez / and / Adolph Bergeron   ///   J. B. Rodriguez / born November 11, 1863 / died July 23, 1910

 

Josephine Pitre:  St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune (Franklin, LA), Sunday, 3 January 1965:  Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Josephine Pitre Bodin, 87, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from Ibert's Funeral Home with religious rites following at Sacred Heart Church in Baldwin.  Burial was in the Baldwin cemetery.  The wife of the late Jules O. Bodin, she died Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  Mrs. Bodin is survived by four sons, Gabriel Bodin, Sr., Claude and Ovey Bodin, all of the Four Corners area, and Dalzie Bodin of Houston.  Other survivors are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Fernan Landry of Four Corners and Mrs. Elisent Larriviere of Youngsville, La.  She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Abel Kidder and Mrs. Lydia Hebert, both of Port Arthur and Mrs. Paul Bodin of Four Corners; and three brothers, A.J. Pitre, Clem Pitre and Maurice Pitre, all of Port Arthur.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Baldwin:  Mr. Jules O. Bodin / born 1860 - died 1930 / Mrs. Jules O. Bodin / born July 21, 1877 / died Dec. 31, 1964

 

Joseph Simon 'Seymour' Emile Pitre:  Funeral services for Simon Pitre, aged 48 years, who died early Saturday morning at his residence, ... East Nineteenth, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn cemetery at Beaumont.  Pitre, who had resided in Port Arthur for 12 years, was an employee of the Texas company.  Surviving are his widow, three sons, Wesley, R.A., and Walter, all of Port Arthur; three brothers, A.J., C.F., Jr., and Morris, all of this city; and seven sisters, who are Mrs. J.O. Bodin, Mrs. A.B...eron and Mrs. Paul Boden, all of Ashton, La., and Mrs. D. Hebert, Mrs. L. Smi..., Mrs. G. Prevost, and Mrs. Paul Gautreaux, all of Port Arthur.

 

Pamela Marie Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (Beaumont, TX), Monday, 3 February 1958:  Port Arthur - Mrs. Pamela Prevost, 76, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Boudreaux.  Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Catholic Church with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home Chapel.  Mrs. Prevost, a native of Baldwin, La., came to Port Arthur 41 years ago.  Surviving her are: Mrs. Boudreaux; three brothers, C. J., A. J., and Morris Pitre of Port Arthur; sisters, Mrs. Odile Kidder, Mrs. Lydia Hebert and Mrs. C. Sinitaire of Port Arthur, Mrs. A. Bergeron, Mrs. Jules Bodin and Mrs. Paul Bodin of Baldwin; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tombstone inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, County, TX:  March 5 / 1881 / Feb. 3 / 1958 / Pamela Marie / Prevost

 

Louise Celina Pitre:  Tombstone inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Port Arthur:  Celina L. / May 28, 1883 / Mar. 31, 1960 / Clement / Nov. 29, 1884 / Dec. 29, 1986 / SINITIERE

 

Lydia Amanda Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Thursday, 16 February 1967:  Port Arthur - Mrs. Lydia A. Hebert, 81, of 834 Eighteenth St., a resident of Port Arthur 54 years, died in Park Place Hospital at 5 p.m. Wednesday from a lingering illness.  A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday in Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home chapel.  Funeral rites will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Mrs. Hebert was a native of Franklin, La., and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.  She is survived by two sons, Melvin J. and Percy J. Hebert, both of Port Arthur; three daughters, Mrs. Edley Hoover of Houston, Mrs. Excie Petersen of Fredricksburg and Mrs. Mabel Wallace of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Odele Pitre of Port Arthur; three brothers, A.J., Morris and Clem Pitre, all of Port Arthur, and a grandchild.

Tombstone inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson County:  mother / Lydia A. Hebert / 1885 - 1967

 

Valerie Pitre:  St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune (Franklin, LA), Monday, 3 December 1979:  Valarie Pitre Bodin, aged 92, died this morning at 1:30 a.m. at Iberia Parish Hospital following a lengthy illness.  Bodin was a native of Franklin and a resident of Four Corners.  She was married to the late Paul Bodin.  She is survived by her sons Eany of Baldwin, John of Four Corners, Russell of North Carolina, Ervin of Franklin and Darnell of Jeanerette; her daughter Laura Simpson of Alexandria; her brother A.J. Pitre of Port Arthur; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be at Iberts Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Services will be held at Iberts Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow.  She will be buried at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Baldwin.  Iberts Funeral Home is in charge of preparations.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Baldwin:  Valerie Pitre Bodin / born March 30, 1887 / died Dec. 3, 1979 / Clemil J. Bodin / born Jan. 24, 1927 / died Feb. 19, 1928  //  Paul Bodin / born January 15, 1883 / died November 2, 1964

 

Paul Maurice Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Thursday, 7 September 1978:  Port Arthur - Funeral for Morris Paul Pitre, 88, of 721 Gulfway Drive will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Parl.  Pitre died Wednesday morning at his home.  A native of St. Mary Parish, La., he lived in Port Arthur since 1915.  He was a retired fireman and shrimper.  Survivors include a brother, A. J. Pitre of Port Arthur; and a sister, Valerie Bodin of Baldwin, La.

Tombstone inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson County:  Morris Paul Pitre / Pvt US Army / World War I / 1889 - 1978

 

Odile Julia Pitre:  Tombstone inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, County, TX:   Odile Gauthreaux Kidder / 1894 - 1976 [Calvary Cemetery, Port Arthur:  Abel Kidder / Louisiana / Wagoner US Army / World War I / Nov. 2, 1895 - Dec. 1, 1960]

 

Augustin Pitre:  The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), Sunday, 31 August 1980:  Graveside services for Augustine J. Pitre of Port Arthur, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Alexandria Memorial Gardens.  Burial will be under direction of John Kramer & Son.  Pitre, 83, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl Dyer Pitre of Port Arthur.

Tombstone inscription, Alexandria Memorial Gardens, Alexandria, Rapides Parish: A.J. / 1897 - 1980 / Pearl Dyer / 1902 - 1980 / together forever / PITRE

 

Joseph Clemille Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Friday, 2 April 1971:  Port Arthur - Funeral services for Clem J. Pitre, 71, 1024 Trinity Ave., will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Grammier-Oberle Thirty-Ninth Street Funeral Home.  Pitre died Thursday at 3:30 a.m. in Park Place Hospital after a long illness.  He was a retired construction boilermaker.  He was a native of Baldwin, La. and a 56-year resident of Port Arthur.  He was a member of St. Joseph's Church.  Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Grace Pitre of Port Arthur; two brothers, Morris and A. J. Pitre, both of Port Arthur; and two sisters, Mrs. Odile Kidder of Port Arthur and Mrs. Valery Bodin of Baldwin, La.

Tombstone inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson County:  PITRE / Clem J. / 1899 - 1971 / together forever / Grace / 1907 - 1996

 

 

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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- 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.

Texas deaths in RED taken from death certificates.

 

Last updated:  15 January 2021.