Joseph Franklin Pitre

1904 Houma, Louisiana 1975 Harahan, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (5th child of William Shelton Pitre/2nd Wife Marguerite Leboeuf); all known surname descendants:

                9          Joseph Franklin Pitre  b: 11 August 1904  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 25 May 1975  Harahan, Jefferson, LA

                                    +Leona Chaisson  b: 6 April 1910  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1926 [Antoine Alcide/Marie Lucille Richard]; d: 17 July 1967  New Orleans, LA

                             10         Verna Pitre  b: 28 November 1927; d: 11 April 2014  Mountain View, Stone, AR

                                             +Woodrow A. Torres  b: 23 June 1919  Bayou Boeuf, Lafourche, LA; m: 7 December 1945  Jefferson Par., LA [Frank Albert/Mathilde Gros]; d: 2 September 2000  Mountain View, Stone, AR



Notes for Joseph Franklin Pitre:


- 1930


- 1940 Ashland, Terrebonne, LA:  Joseph Pitre 36 laborer/farm, wife Lena 29, Verna 12.  

- 1950 Harahan, Jefferson, LA:  Joseph Pitre 45 laborer/lumber co., wife Lena 39, widowed father-in-law Alcide Chaisson 76.

Obituary:  Times Picayune, 27 May 1975:  Joseph Pitre, on Sunday, May 25, 1975, at 12:36 p.m., husband of the late Lena Chassion Pitre; father of Mrs. Woodrow A. Torres; brother of Henry Pitre and Pete Pitre, Mrs. Anita Adams, Mrs. Ada Bergeron and the late Harris Pitre; also survived by 1 grandchild; age 70 years, a native of Houma, Louisiana and a resident of Harahan, Louisiana. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services from Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma, Louisiana. Due notice of time will be given. Religious services at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Houma, Louisiana. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Houma, Louisiana. Visitation Monday at 2 p.m.


Notes for Leona Chiasson:

Obituary:  Houma Courier, Friday, 21 July 1967:  Last rites for Mrs. Joseph Pitre, nee Leona Chiasson, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, from the funeral home to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.  Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery.  Mrs. Pitre died Monday, July 17, at Touro Hospital in New Orleans.  A native of Terrebonne Parish, she resided at 49 Holy Cross Street, Kenner.  Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Torres, and one grandson, all of Kenner.  Also surviving her are four sisters, Mrs. Elfay Bonvillain, Kenner; Mrs. Harry Duke and Mrs. Lloyd Bryars, both of Houma; and Mrs. Elvery Scott, Alexandria; and one brother, ONeal Chaisson, Harahan.  Chauvin Funeral Home was 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:  3 August 2022.