Joseph Clemile Pitre

1899 Charenton, Louisiana 1971 Port Arthur, Texas

 

 

Continuation of tree (11th child of Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre/2nd Wife Laura Honorine Chedotal); all known surname descendants:

               8          Joseph Clemile Pitre  b: 29 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

                              9          Dewey Joseph Pitre  b: 13 May 1924  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX; d: 19 April 1991  Groves, Jefferson, TX  [name legally changed to Dewey Joseph Boudreaux]

                          

                           *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  Louisiana; m: 11 September 1948  Orange, TX* [Benedetto 'Benjamin'/Mary Sacco]; d: 1996  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX                    

 

 

Notes for Joseph Clemile Pitre:

Census

- 1930 Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas (348A/B-18th Street):  Clemile Pitre 30, living with widowed mother Laura Pitre 78; brother Augustin J. Pitre 32, wife Pearl 27; and Augustin's brother-in-law Roy Taylor 29, wife Inez 21, Pattie J. 1.

 

- 1940 Jefferson, TX:  Clem Pitre 40 pipefitter/Pet. Ref. Co., wife Estelle 31.

- 1950 Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Clem J. Pitre 50, wife Grace 43.

WWI Registration Records:  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.

WWII Records:  Clem Joseph Pitre, res. 728 McKinley, Groves, Jefferson, TX; b. 29 May 1899 Baldwin, LA; contact Mrs. Estelle Pitre; employed by Consolidated Steel; 5' 10", 163 lbs., hazel eyes & brown hair, light complexion, small scar on right cheek, smallpox scar on nose and forehead; 16 Feb 1942 Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

- 1923 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clemile J. r348 18th  (parents & Augustine same address)

- 1931 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J. r348 18th  (same address Aug J. Pitre, wife Pearl, & Laura Pitre wid C)

- 1933 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Estelle) blrmkr Gulf Refg Co h348 18th  (same address Aug J. Pitre, wife Pearl)

- Beaumont Journal (TX), Wednesday, 6 May 1936:  Real Estate Transfer - T. B. Jordan et ux to Clem J. Pitre et ux, lot 13, block 3, Lee addition, Groves, $10 and other considerations.

- 1938 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clemile J (Estelle) h720 Madison av (Groves Addn)

- 1939 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Estelle) h720 McKinley av (Groves Addn)

- 1940 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Estelle) h722 McKinley av (Groves Addn)

- 1941 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Estelle) h722 McKinley av (Lee Addn)

- 1942 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Estelle) h722 McKinley av (Lee Addn)

- 1943 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Estelle) blrmkr h548 19th

- 1947 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J constrwkr h548 19th

- 1951 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Grace) h548 19th

- 1952 Port Arthur Directory:  Pitre Clem J (Grace) blrmkr h548 19th

 

Obituary:  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

 

Notes for Marie Lydia Boudreaux:

- Lydia Boudreaux remarried c1925 to Whitney J. Boudreaux (3 Feb 1905-4 Jul 1963)

- 1938 Port Arthur Directory:  Boudreaux Whitney J (Lydia) truck driver Port Arthur Dr Pepper Bottling Wks h704 11th

- 1940 Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX (140 San Antonio Ave):  Whitney Boudreaux 34 salesman/soft drinks, wife Lydia 32, Dewey 15, Gloria Mae 13 

- 1953 Port Arthur Directory:  Boudreaux Whitney J (Lydia) slsmn h231 15th

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (Beaumont, TX), Thursday, 18 May 1967:  Groves - Funeral rites for Mrs. Lydia Boudreaux, 59, of 2628 Royal, Groves, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Catherine's Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.  A Rosary will be said Thursday night in Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home chapel in Port Arthur.  Mrs. Boudreaux died about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of about six months.  She was the widow of Whitney Boudreaux, bottling firm supervisor, who died July 4, 1963.  Mrs. Boudreaux had been an office employee of Port Arthur Bottling Works for three years.  She was a native of Abbeville, La., and had been a Port Arthur-Groves resident 46 years.  She was a member of St. Catherine's Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Landry of Groves; one son, Dewey Boudreaux of Port Arthur; her mother, Mrs. L. Boudreaux of Port Acres; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Norris and Mrs. Bill Campbell, both of Port Arthur, and one brother, Walter Boudreaux of Port Arthur.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, TX:  BOUDREAUX / Father / Whitney J. / 1905 - 1963 / Mother / Lydia / 1907 - 1967 / In our hearts dwell sweet memories of you

 

Notes for Estelle ---:

- Beaumont Journal (TX), Thursday, 24 May 1945:  Divorce granted - C. J. Pitre from Estelle Pitre.

 

Notes for Grace Jennusa:

- 1936 Port Arthur Directory:  Miss Grace Jennusa r1447 Mobile Av (also Benjamin, wife Mary, & sister Josephine same address)

- Marriage, 12 September 1936 Port Arthur, TX, to Joseph Romano (10 Aug 1891 Italy - 11 Apr 1947 Port Arthur, TX; operator of the Romano Bottling Works)

- Beaumont Journal, TX, 22 April 1947:  Joe Romano, who died in Port Arthur, April 11, left his unestimated estate to his wife, Grace Romano.

- Real Estate Transfer, (4 Dec 1951 Beaumont Journal, TX):  Jefferson County - Grace Romano Pitre & husband to Ramon Calderon and wife, lot 7, block 449, Port Arthur, transaction up to $6000, Nov. 30

- Obituary for one of her brothers, in May 1953, she is listed as Grace Pitre.

- Marriage to Cecil M. Erwin, 3 March 1972 Newton, TX; divorced 12 June 1972

- *Marriage: SWLR, Vol. 30:  Joseph Clemile Pitre (Clemile & Laura Sedotal) b. 20 May 1899; m. 26 Jan 1971 Grace Jennusa (Charenton Ch.: Bapt. Bk.: v. 3, p. 78)

 

 

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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.