Joseph Elie Pitre

1885 Charenton, Louisiana 1957 Orange, Texas



Continuation of tree (6th child of Romain 'Euphrasie' Pitre/Emma Bodin); all known surname descendants:

                8          Joseph Elie Pitre  b: 20 October 1885  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 6 September 1957  Orange, Orange, TX

                                  +Dora Landry  b: 13 October 1880  Lydia, Iberia, LA; m: 6 February 1907  St. John the Evangelist, Jeanerette, Iberia, LA [Eugene/Malvina Marie Hebert]; d: 1912  St. Mary, LA

                           9          Joseph Pitre  b: 15 January 1908  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 1 March 1994  Orange, Orange, TX

                                          +Ollie V. Blanchette  b: 2 July 1914  Louisiana; m: 2 January 1931  Orange, Orange, TX; d: 13 April 2012  Orange, Orange, TX

                           9          Suzie Michelle Pitre  b: 11 August 1909  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 23 April 1937  Orange, Orange, TX

                                          +Harold Arthur Mulhollan  b: 6 August 1913  Belton, Bell, TX; m: Abt. 1932 [George Washington/Lillian May Morgan]; d: 20 April 1983  Orange, Orange, TX



Notes for Joseph Elie Pitre:


- 1910 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Ellis Pitre 24 (farm laborer), wife of 3 years Dora 29, Joseph 2, Susie 8 months.

- 1920 St. Mary, LA:  Sidney Pietre 30 (farmer), sister Elodie 38; widowed brother Elie 35 (laborer).  [Joseph 12, Suzan 10 - ?]

- 1930 St. Mary, LA:  Widower Elie Pitre 44, living with widowed sister-in-law's family.  His children Joseph Pitre 22 & Susie Pitre 21 living with their uncle Louis Landry 36, wife Viola 24, their 5 children, in Orange, Orange, Texas.

- 1940 Orange, Orange, Texas:  Joseph Pitre 32 laborer/steel plant, wife Ollie V. 25, Joseph Jr. 7, Dorothy Ann 3, father Elie 50 laborer/farming.  [1601 16th Street]

- 1950 St. Mary, LA:  Henry J. Daigle, wife Rita M. 33, Henry J. Jr. 9, Eugene P. 8, widowed uncle Eli J. Pitre 64.

WWI registration records:  Joseph Ellie Pitre; St. Mary, LA; born 21 Oct 1886; son Joseph Pitre; tall height, slender build; grey eyes & black hair.

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Friday, 6 September 1957:  Orange - Eli Joseph Pitre, 72, of 503 North St., died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at his home.  Mr. Pitre, a native of Jeanerette, La., lived in Orange 10 years.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a retired welder.  Surviving are: One son, Joseph Pitre of Orange, and two grandchildren.  A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Joseph Berberich, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.


Tombstone Inscription: St Mary's Cemetery, Orange, Orange, TX:  Elie J. Pitre / Oct. 20, 1885 / Sept. 6, 1957


Tombstone Inscription: St. Nicholas Cemetery, Patoutville, Iberia, LA:  Dora Pitre (1880-1912) / Mathie Landry / Zema Hebert / Aline Landry / Melvina Landry / Eugene Landry


Obituaries for the children:

Joseph Pitre:  Tombstone Inscriptions, St Mary's Cemetery, Orange, Orange, TX: Joseph, Sr. / Jan. 15, 1908 / Mar. 1, 1994 / Jan. 2, 1931 / Paw Paw / PITRE / Ollie V. / July 2, 1914 / Apr. 13, 2012 / Maw Maw


Suzie Michelle Pitre:  The Orange Leader (Orange, TX), Sunday, 25 April 1937:  Funeral services for Mrs. Suzie Mulholland, 26, who died after a brief illness at the Frances Ann Lutcher hospital at 7:45 Friday night, will be held from the St. Mary's Catholic church at 1 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Father Geo. Berberich, rector of that church, officiating, burial to take place in the Jett cemetery under direction of the Wheeler funeral home.  Mrs. Mulholland, born and reared at Jeanerette, La., had been a resident of Orange for the past 10 years.  She was a member of the Catholic church.  Surviving her are her husband, Harold Mulholland of Orange; her father, Elie Pitre, and a brother, Joseph Pitre, both of Jeanette.

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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- 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.  (Rev. Hebert)

- Texas deaths in RED taken from death certificates.


Last updated:  13 January 2021.