Joseph Elie Pitre

1889 Houma, Louisiana 1968 Houma, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (1st child of Frank Pitre/Marie Dupre); all known surname descendants:

              8          Joseph Elie Pitre  b: 27 June 1889  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 10 March 1968  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                 +Lena Marie Bergeron  b: 13 July 1893  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 25 November 1913  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Sylvine/Eva Hortence Marcel]; d: 14 May 1949  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           9          Elsoyd Anthony Pitre  b: 3 September 1914  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 29 October 1987  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Mabel Justine Matherne  b: 26 February 1913  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1933 [Pierre/Melodia Josephine Sapia]; d: 18 January 1987  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                           9          Flandris Joseph Pitre  b: 3 August 1916  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 28 April 1964  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                           +Leah Marie Pitre  b: 3 June 1920  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 4 October 1947  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Augustin Adam/Claire H. Thibodeaux]; d: 24 March 1982  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           9          Hilton Joseph Pitre  b: 1921; d: 30 March 1921  Houma, Terrebonne, LA 

                           9          Eva Mary Pitre  b: 28 June 1922  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 30 August 2007  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                           +Easton Joseph Picou  b: 14 January 1921; m: Abt. 1944 [Arthur Alidore/Melina Virginia Lecompte]; d: 5 June 1980  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           9          Doris Marie Pitre  b: 29 March 1925  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 1 July 2018  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                           +Norman Joseph Olivier  b: 1 May 1921  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1943  (divorced)

                                        *2nd Husband of Doris Marie Pitre:

                                           +Joseph Caliste Rhodes  b: 25 August 1919  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: Bef. June 1960 [Jean/Marie Eliska Nettleton]; d: 22 February 1987  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           9          Leafy Pitre  b: 1928  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 April 1928  Raceland, Lafourche, LA


                          *2nd Wife of Joseph Elie Pitre:

                                 +Theresa Marie Malbrough  b: 20 February 1897  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1949 [Oliziphore/Henrietta Labit]; d: 31 May 1960  Houma, Terrebonne, LA



Notes for Joseph Elie Pitre:


- 1920 Daigleville, Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Elie Pitre 30 (saw mill/laborer), wife Lena 25, Elward 5, Flandres 3.

- 1930 Raceland, Lafourche, LA:  Elie Pitre 38, wife Lena 35, Elswood 15, Flandir 13, Eva 7, Doris 5.

- 1940 Houma, Terrebonne, LA:  Widow Lena Pitre 46 seamstress/at home, Flanders 23 filling attendant/retail gasoline, Eva 17 shrimp packer/shrimp factory, Effie 17 shrimp packer/shrimp factory [believe this to be duplicate of Eva], Doris 16  [Lafayette St.]

- 1950 Daigleville, Terrebonne, LA:  Eli J. Petrie 60 oyster shucker/seafood, wife Thersea 52.  In Houma:  Easton J. Picou 29 grocery man/retail grocery store, wife Eva P. 27, Easton J. Jr. 7, Karen A. (Oct), sister-in-law Doris M. Pitre 25 (div) clerk/retail grocery store, nephew Gary A. Olivier 5, niece Shelia Olivier 3.

WWI registration records:  Joseph Elie Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 27 Jul 1890 (Houma); wife & 2 children; tall height, medium build; gray eyes & dark hair.

WWII records:  Elie Joseph Pitre, res. 1425 East Park, Houma; b. 27 Jun 1889 Houma, LA; contact mother Mrs. Mary Dupre (1425 E. Park, Houma); employed at Joe Poppich (retail oyster business) on Rampart St., N.O.; 6' 6", 160 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair/slightly bald; scar on left cheek; 25 Apr 1942 Houma, LA.


Tombstone Inscriptions, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma, LA:  PITRE / Elie Joseph / June 27, 1889 / March 10, 1968 / Theresa A. / Feb. 20, 1897 / May 31, 1960


Notes for Lena Marie Bergeron

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans), Sunday, 15 May 1949:  Pitre - In New Orleans, La., on Saturday, May 14, 1949, at 8:15 o'clock a.m., Lena Pitre, beloved daughter of the late Sylves Bergeron and Eva Bergeron; mother of Mrs. Easton Picou, Mrs. Dot Pitre, and Flandris Pitre, all of Houma, La., and Elsoyd Pitre of Gretna, La.  Aged 55 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, which will take place from Chauvin funeral home, Houma, La., on Sunday, May 15, 1949, at 3 o'clock p.m., followed by religious services at St. Francis de Sales church, Houma, La.  Interment in Magnolia cemetery, Houma, La.


Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma, LA:  Easton Joseph Picou / Jan. 14, 1921 - June 5, 1980 / Eva Marie Pitre Picou / June 28, 1922 - August 30, 2007 / Lena Marie Bergeron Pitre / July 13, 1893 - May 14, 1949

Notes for Theresa Marie Malbrough:

Obituary:  Houma Courier (LA), Friday, 3 June 1960:  Mrs. Elie Pitre, 63, died Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at her 240 St. Michel street residence.  Mrs. Pitre, the former Theresa Malbrough, is survived by her husband, two stepsons, Ellwood and Flandris, both of Houma; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Easton Picou and Mrs. J.C. Rhodes.  She also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Henry Larpentier, Mrs. Dalton Hebert, Oreline Malbrough and Elsie Malbrough of Houma and Mrs. Eddie Porche of Bayou Blue, and three brothers, Augustin, Henry and Armond all of Houma.  Funeral services were held Thursday from the residence of the deceased to Holy Rosary church with interment in Holy Rosary cemetery.  Chauvin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Obituaries for the children:

Elsoyd Anthony Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 31 October 1987:  Mr. Elsoyd Anthony Pitre of Gretna, La., on Thursday, October 29, 1987 at 10:20 o'clock a.m.  Beloved husband of the late Mabel Matherne Pitre.  Father of Diane Redd, Shirley Cambre, Jamie Dubois and Mark Pitre and the late Wayne Pitre.  Son of the late Lena Bergeron and Elie Pitre.  Brother of Eva Picou, Doris Rhodes and the late Flandris Pitre.  Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Age 73 years.  A native of Houma, La., and a resident of Gretna, La. for the past 48 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of E.N. Bisso and Son are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial from the Chapel of Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey, La., on Saturday, October 31, 1987 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.  A parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  Interment West Lawn Cemetery. Parlors will be open on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Gretna:  PITRE / Mabel M. Pitre / Feb. 26, 1913 - Jan. 18, 1987 / Elsoyd A. Pitre / Sep. 3, 1914 - Oct. 29, 1987


Flandris Joseph Pitre:  Tombstone Inscriptions, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Flandris J. Pitre / Louisiana / Tec5 87 Mecz Cav Recon Sq / World War II PH / Aug. 3, 1917 - April 28, 1964  //  Flandris J. Pitre / Aug. 3, 1916 / Apr. 28, 1964  //  Leah M. Pitre / June 3, 1920 / March 24, 1982


Eva Mary Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), 30 August 2007:  Eva Mary Pitre Picou, 85, a native and resident of Houma, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.  She is survived by two sons, Easton Joseph Picou Jr. of Chauvin and Alex Anthony Picou Sr. and wife, Theresa May Price Picou, of Raceland; two daughters, Karen Ann Picou Prejean and husband, David Prejean, of New Blaine, Alaska, and Janet Marie Picou Babin and husband, Vernon "Jim" Babin, of Houma; one sister, Doris Marie Pitre Rhodes of Houma; nine grandchildren, Julie P. Smith, Jerry Prejean, Stacey Bascle, Gregory Babin, Amanda B. Williams, Alex Picou Jr., Marcie P. Keller, Ashley P. Le and Heather P. Detillier; and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Easton Joseph Picou Sr.; her parents, Elie Joseph Pitre and Lena Marie Bergeron Pitre; two brothers, Elsoyd Joseph Pitre and Flandris Anthony Pitre Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Mable Matherne Pitre and Leah M. Pitre; one brother-in-law, Joseph Callise Rhodes; her paternal grandparents, Frank Pitre and Marie Mary Dupre Pitre; her maternal grandparents, Sylvere "Bloom" Bergeron and Hortense Eva Bergeron; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alidore and Melina LeCompte Picou.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.  Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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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).

Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  31 August 2022.