Joseph 'Edward' Pitre

1849 Bathurst, New Brunswick – 1929 Bathurst, NB



Continuation of tree (9th child of Edouard Pitre/Marguerite Olive Hache); all known surname descendants:

                   7     Joseph 'Edward' Pitre  b: December 1849  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 20 April 1929  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                               +Elizabeth McGeorge  b: 12 March 1850  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 16 August 1873  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Thomas/Mary Arseneau]; d: 22 April 1922  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                         8        William 'Thomas' Edward Pitre  b: 2 June 1874  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1929  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                         8        Mary Margaret Pitre  b: 17 July 1877  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. June 1954

                         8        Joseph Albert Pitre  b: 29 October 1879  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 5 October 1900  Merrill, Lincoln, WI

                         8        Elizabeth Pitre  b: December 1881  Wisconsin; d: Aft. April 1922  Chicago, Cook, IL

                                     + Frank Rippenhagen  b: 25 March 1856  West Prussia; m: 25 August 1905  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 4 May 1920  Chicago, Cook, IL

                         8        Mathilda ‘Eula’ Pitre  b: 28 May 1884  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. June 1954  New York

                                     +Thomas E. Connor  b: Abt. 1878  USA; m: Aft. 1901; d: Aft. 1925

                         8        Malinda Pitre  b: 10 May 1886  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 5 April 1938  Woodinville, King, WA

                                     +John Lowe Norris  b: 10 November 1865  Springville, Erie, NY; m: Bet. 1901-1911 [Edwin L./Charlotte F. Lowe]; d: 15 June 1955  Woodinville, King, WA

                         8        Helen Jane 'Nellie' Pitre  b: 11 August 1888  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 22 January 1967  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                     +Neil John Kenny  b: Abt. 1879  Nouvelle, Quebec; m: 7 February 1910  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Angus/Ann Blanchard]; d: 14 March 1911  Tracadie, Gloucester, NB

                                   *2nd Husband of Helen Jane 'Nellie' Pitre:

                                     +George Abraham Doucet  b: 26 January 1891  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 31 December 1928  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Luc/Catherine Connors]; d: Bef. January 1967

                         8        John William Pitre  b: 6 November 1890  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 22 June 1954  Chicago, Cook, IL

                                     +Catherine Melanson    m: Abt. 1910

                                   *2nd Wife of John William Pitre:

                                     +Elizabeth Beatrice Rezek  b: 8 July 1893  Chicago, Cook, IL; m: 29 June 1921  Chicago, Cook, IL [Joseph H./Marie Mojkowa]; d: 21 July 1967  Anaheim, Orange, CA

                         8        Josephine Christina Pitre  b: 15 December 1893  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 27 February 1967  Kirkland, King, WA

                                      +James Lou Davis  b: 25 October 1877  Fillmore, Andrew, MO; m: Abt. 1931 [James Jefferson/Mary Wade]; d: 15 May 1956  Seattle, King, WA



Notes for Joseph 'Edward' Pitre:


- 1881 Bathurst, Gloucester, New Brunswick:  Joseph E. Pete 30 (farmer), wife Elizabeth 30, Thomas 5, Mary 3, Albert 1; widowed mother Margaret 75; Joseph 18.

- 1891 Bathurst, Gloucester, NB:  Joseph Pitre 41 (farmer/carpenter), wife Elisabeth 41, Thomas 16, Mary 13, Joseph 11, Elizabeth 9, Matilda 7, Malinda 4, Ellen 2, John W. 5 months.

- 1901 Bathurst, Gloucester, NB:  Joseph E. Pitre 48, wife Elizabeth 48, Eula 16, Malinda 13, Ellen Jane 11, John W. 10, Josephine 7.  In Saumarez, Gloucester, NB: Mary M. Pitre 23 (assistant in what seems to be an institution for leprosy patients).  1900 Boston, MA census, Elizabeth Pitre 18 servant at home of a physician.

- 1911 S. Tetagouche, Gloucester, NB:  Joseph Petrie 58 (farmer), wife Elizabeth 58, widowed daughter Ellen Jane (Kenny) 22, adopted daughter Cecilia 7 & adopted son Reginald 4.


- 1921 West Bathurst, Gloucester, NB:  Joseph E. Pitre 70 farmer, wife Elizabeth 70, granddaughter Cecelie Kenny 17, grandson Albert Reed 8, daughter Josephine Pitre 27 nurse/hospital.

Obituary:  Mr. Joseph Edward Pitre age eighty passed away on the 20 April 1929 after a long illness.  He leaves five daughters, Rev Sister Pitre of the Hotel Dieu Tracadie, Mrs. Thomas Connors of New York, Mrs. John Morris, and Miss Josephine of Seattle, Wash, Mrs. George L Doucet Bathurst, two sons, Thomas of Connecticut, and John of Chicago, three sisters, Mrs. Thomas George Bathurst, Mrs. Peter Bertin of St. Theresa, and Mrs. Romain Hachey.

Notes for Elizabeth McGeorge:

Obituary:  Mrs. Joseph E. Pitre of West Bathurst died Saturday, April 22, 1922 after being sick for a few days.  She leaves her husband, two sons, Thomas of Boston, and John of Chicago, six daughters, Rev Sister Pitre of Hotel Dieu Tracadie, Mrs. Elizabeth Rippenhagen, Chicago, Mrs. T. E. Connors of New York, Mrs. J. L. Norris of Washington, Mrs. Neil J. Kenny, and Miss J. C. Pitre R N at home, two brothers, Mr. Thomas McGeorge of Bathurst, and William McGeorge of Boston, two sisters, Mrs. John Clarity of Boston, and Mrs. John Martig of Bathurst.

Border crossings (December 1911):  Elizabeth Pitre, Port Huron, MI, Age 59, married, Irish, born Bathurst, husband Joseph E. Pitre; destination Chicago, ILL.


WWI registration records (sons):

John William Pitre:  John Pitre; Leavitt, Chicago, IL; born 6 Nov 1890 (Bathurst, NB) British; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & black hair.

Obituaries for the children:

Joseph Albert Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis Cemetery, Merrill, WI:  The Cross unite / In memory of / Albert J. / Pitre / born / in Bathurst / Village N.B. / Canada / Oct. 28, 1879 / died / in Merrill, Wis / Oct. 5, 1900


Malinda Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland, WA:  Madeline R. Norris / died Apr. 5, 1938


John William Pitre:  Chicago Tribune (IL), Thursday, 24 June 1954:  Pitre - John W. Pitre of 2608 S. Central Park avenue, beloved husband of Elizabeth, nee Rezek; dear father of Thomas, Joseph, Elizabeth Snyder, and the late John, fond brother of Sister Pitre, O.S.J., Matilda Comnors, Helen Doucett, and Josephine Davis.  Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m., from chapel, 2658 S. Central Park, to Blessed Agnes church.  Interment St. Adalbert's cemetery.


Josephine Christina Pitre, Tombstone Inscription, Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, WA:  In loving memory / Josephine C. Davis / Dec. 15, / 1893 / Feb. 27, / 1967  //  In loving memory / James Lou Davis / Oct. 25, / 1877 / May 15, / 1956

- Seattle Daily Times, Monday, 27 February 1967:  Woman Found Dead in Blaze - Josephine C. Davis, 72, of 239 Fifth Av., Kirkland, was found dead on the floor in her burning bedroom about 3:30 o'clock this morning.  Leonard Paulson, Kirkland fire chief, said the fire, of undetermined origin, apparently had been burning for some time before it was noticed by neighbors.  The other units in the triplex were not damaged.


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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919), or from obituaries.

- New Brunswick marriages in RED also from Vital Statistics Records (online)


Last updated:  30 April 2019.