Joseph Louis Pitre

1853 Rustico, PEI 1925 Ipswich, MA

 

 

Continuation of tree (10th child of Sylvestre Pitre/2nd wife Sophie Buote); all known surname descendants:

              7     Joseph Louis Pitre  b: 23 June 1853  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 3 October 1925  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                              +Genevieve Doiron  b: 18 July 1855  Rustico, PEI; m: 7 January 1879  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Fabien/Rufine Arseneau]; d: 23 January 1884  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE

                        8         Marie Josephine Pitre  b: 5 January 1880  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 1957  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                                      + Octave Gallant  b: 27 August 1867  Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 24 November 1908  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Isidore/Nazarine Poirier]; d: 1926  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                        8         Joseph Edouard Pitre  b: 14 June 1881  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: Abt. 1975  Canada

                        8         Joseph Andre Pitre  b: 18 May 1883  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 8 October 1965  Montreal, QUE

                                      + Marie Henriette Carlostie Pitre  b: 18 October 1887  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 24 July 1906  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Joseph/Modeste Gallant]; d: 15 May 1915  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE

                                   *2nd Wife of Joseph Andre Pitre:

                                      + Marie Anne Pitre  b: 9 December 1898 St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 11 September 1918  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Joseph/Celeste Pitre]; d: 26 April 1921  Campbellton, Restigouche, NB

                                    *3rd Wife of Joseph Andre Pitre:

                                      +Marie Julienne Arsenault (Pitre)  b: 12 April 1897  St. Charles de Caplan, Bonaventure, QUE; m: 13 September 1922  Campbellton, Restigouche, NB [Philias/Mary Anne Bourque]; d: 4 November 1974  Montreal, QUE

 

                          *2nd Wife of Joseph Louis Pitre:

                              +Veronique Martin  b: 28 November 1865  Rustico, PEI; m: 15 September 1885  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Maxime/Marguerite Doiron]; d: 7 May 1936  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                        8         Marie Genevieve Pitre  b: 27 November 1886  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 20 August 1940  Campbellton, Restigouche, NB

                                      +Mathias Blaquiere  b: 25 October 1877  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 12 February 1907  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Joseph/Marie Martin]; d: 1 May 1949  Atholville, Restigouche, NB

                        8         Marie Agnes Pitre  b: 28 August 1888  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 24 March 1959  Montreal, QUE

                                      +Joseph Emile Benoit Martin  b: 8 October 1894  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 30 March 1921  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Alphee/Marguerite Doiron]; d: 2 August 1958  Campbellton, Restigouche, NB

                        8         Marie Georgina Pitre  b: 10 February 1890  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 5 October 1956  Peabody, Essex, MA

                                      +Laurent Isidore Gallant  b: 12 May 1887  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 8 August 1916  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Isidore/Nazarine Poirier]; d: 31 December 1968  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                        8         Marie Philomene Pitre  b: 20 October 1891  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 1 May 1932  Campbellton, Restigouche, NB

                                      +Paul Martin Blaquiere  b: 11 February 1888  Bloomfield, PEI; m: 14 November 1911  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Laurent Joseph/Judith Martin]; d: 14 January 1973  Montreal, QUE

                        8         Marie Marguerite Pitre  b: 10 June 1893  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 13 March 1968  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                                      +Joseph Alphonse Gallant  b: 21 July 1896  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 10 February 1920  Ipswich, Essex, MA [Onesime/Victoire Doiron]; d:  12 February 1976  Newburyport, Essex, MA

                        8         Marie Judith Pitre  b: 29 April 1895  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 1949  Ipswich, Essex, MA

                                      +Joseph Elias 'Philias' Gallant  b: 30 March 1893  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 8 July 1919  Ipswich, Essex, MA [Alban/Veronique Pitre]; d: Bet. 1926-1930

                        8         Marie Agathe Pitre  b: 25 April 1897  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 9 April 1978  Quebec

                                      +Gustave Raymond Blaquiere  b: 12 July 1895  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 25 July 1916  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Bruno/Marie Marthe Arsenault]; d: 25 June 1962  St. Jean Baptiste, QUE

                                   *2nd Husband of Agathe Pitre:  

                                      + Joseph Arthur Zenophile Donatien Ouimette  b: 9 August 1899  St. Vincent de Paul, Laval, QUE; m: 2 June 1973  L'Ascension de Patapedia, QUE [Laurent/Amanda Brunet]; d: 5 November 1994  Matapedia, QUE

                        8         Joseph Laurent Pitre  b: 5 April 1899  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 19 August 1978  Atholville, Restigouche, NB

                                      + Marie Antoinette Augustine Martin  b: 2 February 1913  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 15 February 1936  Atholville, NB [Jeremie/Catherine Anne Blaquiere]; d: 28 December 1994  Atholville, NB

                        8         Joseph Luc Pitre  b: 17 March 1901  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 7 January 1973  Drummondville, QUE

                                      +Marie Leonie Gallant  b: 21 April 1914  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; m: 15 August 1938  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE [Ignace/Beatrice Gallant] 

                        8         Joseph Theophile Pitre  b: 17 February 1903  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 24 September 1987  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE

                                      +Rose Ida 'Hilda' Blaquiere  b: 9 August 1911  Atholville, NB; m: 14 May 1930  Our Lady of Lourdes, Atholville, NB [Jeremie/Helene Gallant]; d: 2002

                        8         Joseph Jerome Pitre  b: 1 September 1905  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 15 September 1948  Newburyport, Essex, MA

                                      +Viola Ellen Durken  b: 17 November 1910  Burlingame, Osage, Kansas; m: 23 December 1928  Gillespie, Macoupin, IL; d: 5 April 2009  Johnstown, Licking, OH

                        8         Joseph Emile Pitre  b: 5 November 1907  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 19 August 1986  Hampton, Rockingham, NH

                                      +Lydia Ouellette  b: 28 January 1915  Salem, Essex, MA; m: 11 October 1934  Salem, Essex, MA; d: 21 November 1997  Seabrook, Rockingham, NH

 

 

Notes for Joseph Louis Pitre:

Census

- 1881 Matapedia, Bonaventure, Quebec:  Joseph Pitre 28 (farmer), wife Genevieve 26, Josephine Marie 1.

- 1891 Matapedia, QUE:  Joseph Pitre 33 (farmer), wife Veronique 25, Marie 10, Edward 9, Genevieve 4, Agnes 3, Georgina 1.  Joseph Andre Pitre 8, living with his uncle Andre Pitre & wife Judith Gauthier.

- 1901 Matapedia, QUE:  Joseph Pitre 47, wife Veronique 35, Edouard 20, Andre 18, Genevieve 14, Agnes 12, Georgiana 11, Philomene 9, Marguerite 7, Judith 6, Agathe 4, Laurent 2, Luc infant.  [Marie 20 - ?]

- 1911 Matapedia, QUE:  Joseph L. Pitre 57 (farmer/carpenter), wife Veronique 45, Agnes 22, Regina 21, Phelomine 20, Marguerite 17, Judithe 16, Agate 14, Laurent 12, Luc 10, Theophile 8, Jerome 6, Emile 4.

[February 1917 border crossings from Canada (St. John, NB) to US (destination Ipswich, MA): Veronique Pitre 49, Theophile 14, Gerome 11, Emile 9, Laurent 17.]
 

- 1920 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts:  Joseph Speters 65, wife Vereque 53, Agness 30, Margarette 21, Lawrence 21, Luke 19, Teofil 17, Jerome 14, Emile 12; daughter Judith Gallant 24 & husband Felix 26.


- 1930 Ipswich, Essex, MA:  Widow Judith Gallant 34, Emil 7, Roselie 5, Andrew 3; brother-in-law Clement Gallant 28; widowed mother Veranic Peters 68, brothers Luc Peters 29 & Emil Peters 22.

 

- 25 Sep 1919 Border crossing at Van Buren, ME: Joseph S. Pitre, b. Rustico, PEI, age 65, carpenter, rel. son Andre Pitre of Campbellton, NB; was in US 1914-20 Jul 1919 Ipswich, MA; wife Veronique

- Border crossing from St. John, NB: Veronique Pitre 49; brother Andrew Martin St. Alexi Que; Theophile 14, Gerome 11, Emile 9, Laurent 17 house carpenter

 

- 1921 Ipswich, MA Directory:  Joseph Pitre (Veronique M) h 20 Washington

- 1932-34 Ipswich, MA Directory:  Emile J. Pitre farmhand bds 37 Turkey Shore rd; Luc J. Pitre gdnr Mrs F H Crane bds 37 Turkey Shore rd; Uranique Pitre widow Joseph bds 37 Turkey Shore rd

 

Obituaries for the children:

Marie Josephine Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Highland-Cowles Cemetery, Ipswich, MA:  J. Isadore Gallant / 1915 - 1951 / Octave Gallant / 1868 - 1926 / Josephine his wife / 1880 - 1957 / Joseph E. Gallant / 1922 - 1995

 

Joseph Andre Pitre:  Pitre (Andre) - At Montreal, 8 October 1965 at the age of 82 years, died Mr. Andre Pitre, husband of Julienne Arseneault.  The mortal remains are on display at the Lorenzo Neveu Funeral Room, until Sunday evening at 5 a.m., and from there to St. Alexis de Matapedia to be re-shown at the Santerre Salon.  Interment will take place at the same location.

 

Marie Georgina Pitre:  Gallant - In Peabody, Oct. 5, of 112 Margin street, Peabody, Georgianna Gallant, wife of Laurent Gallant, and daughter of the late Joseph and Veronique (Martin) Pitre.  Funeral from the Levesque and Son funeral chapel, Monday morning at 8.  Solemn high mass in St. Joseph's church at 9.  Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours today and Sunday from 2 to 5.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, MA:  Lawrence I. Gallant / 1887 - 1968 / Georgianna M. his wife / 1890 - 1956

 

Marie Philomene Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Alexis, QUEPaul Blaquiere / 1888 - 1973 / ses epouses / Philomene Pitre / Angeline / (name behind grass)

 

Marie Marguerite Pitre:  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning from the Bick and Curry Funeral home for Mrs. Marguerite M. (Petrie) Gallant, Brown square, who died at Salem Hospital Thursday morning (13 Mar 1968) after a brief illness.  Mrs. Gallant was born in Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica (Martin) Petrie.  She came to Ipswich 48 years ago.  She was an attendant at St. Stanislaus Church, and was a member of St. Ann's Sodality.  Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bertram G. Cole and Mrs. James E. Long, both of Beverly and Mrs. Stanley J. Spyrka of Newburyport; four sons, Leo J. of Amesbury, Alphonse W., Jr. of Rowley, Gene G. and Joseph R. of Ipswich; a sister, Mrs. Agatha Martin of Canada; five brothers, Emile Petrie of Newburyport; Lawrence, Luke, Theophile, and Edward Petrie, all of Canada; 23 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Rev. Armand Provost, pastor of St. Stanislaus Church, was celebrant at the high mass of requiem for Mrs. Gallant at the church.  Assisting Father Provost were Rev. Neil O'Connor, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Rowley, deacon, and sub-deacon, Rev. Donald Simonds, M.S., from LaSalette Seminary.  Jacques Trudel was organist, and J. Stanley Poirier, soloist.  Members of St. Ann's Sodality of St. Stanbislaus Church attended the services in a body.  Prayers were recited at the funeral home Saturday evening, led by Father O'Connor, and Sunday evening, led by Father Provost.  Interment was in Cowles Memorial Cemetery.  Bearers, all nephews of Mrs. Gallant, were Joseph Gallant, George Gallant, Lucien Gallant, Andrew Gallant, Emile and Theodore Gallant.

Tombstone Inscription, Cowles Memorial Cemetery:  Jean G. Gallant / May 24, 1927 - Mar. 17, 1988 / Alphonse A. Gallant / July 21, 1896 - Feb. 12, 1976 / his wife / Marguerite M. Pitre / June 10, 1893 - Mar. 13, 1968

 

Joseph Theophile Pitre: Tombstone Inscription, St. Alexis, QUEPITRE / 1903 Theophile 1987 / son epouse / Rose Ida Blaquiere / 1911 - 2002 / 1932 Lucien 1986

 

Misc.:  Boston Daily Record (MA), Monday, 13 August 1956:  50 Years 'Dead' He Meets Kin - Peabody:  A retired Vancouver, B.C., railroader, presumed dead by his family for the past half-century, was reunited last night with three sisters who introduced him to two brothers he had never met.  It was the second reunion for Edward Pitre, 75, within three weeks.  Late in July, he returned to his native St. Alexie, P.Q., Canada, after a 55-year absence and "met" two younger brothers and another sister for the first time, besides another brother he remembered.  Mrs. Georgianna Gallant, 66, 112 Margin st., was host to her long-lost brother; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Gallant, 76, and Mrs. Margaret Gallant, 62, both of Ipswich; brothers, Emil, 54, of Rowley, and Luc, 53, of Drummondsville, P.Q.  At the Canadian get-together, Edward embraced his "kid" brother, Andre, 71; brothers Laurent and Theopile and sister, Agathe, the latter three born after he left home at the age of 19.  Pitre, employed in an assortment of trades during the past 55 years, also learned one brother and three sisters were born and died during his absence.  Further complicating last night's reunion, attended by 75, was the fact that sisters Georgiana and Josephine married two Galant brothers.  Sister Margaret also married a Galant, unrelated to his namesakes.

 

Joseph Edouard Pitre: (Reunion)  Boston Daily Record (MA), Monday, 13 August 1956:  50 Years 'Dead,' He meets kin: Peabody - A retired Vancouver, B.C. railroader, presumed dead by his family for the past half-century, was reunited last night with three sisters who introduced him to two brothers he had never met.  It was the second reunion for Edward Pitre, 75, within three weeks.  Late in July, he returned to his native St. Alexie, P.Q., Canada, after a 55-year absence and "met" two younger brothers and a younger sister for the first time, besides another brother he remembered.  Mrs. Georgianna Gallant, 66, 112 Margin st., was host to her long-lost brother; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Gallant, 76, and Mrs. Margaret Gallant, 62, both of Ipswich; brothers, Emil, 54, of Rowley, and Luc, 53, of Drummondsville, P.Q.  At the Canadian get-together, Edward embraced his "kid" brother, Andre, 71; brothers Laurent and Theopile and sister, Agathe, the latter three born after he left home at the age of 19.  Pitre, employed in an assortment of trades during the past 55 years, also learned one brother and three sisters were born and died during his absence.  He also shook hands with most of his 96 nieces and nephews, both here and in Canada, besides 127 others in both countries to which he is granduncle.  Further complicating last night's reunion, attended by 75, was the fact that sisters Georgiana and Josephine married two Galant brothers.  Sister Margaret also married a Gallant, unrelated to his namesakes.

 

Joseph Jerome Pitre: (Murder report)  Boston Herald (MA), Thursday, 16 September 1948:  (photo - Jerome Peters - Night Watchman found dead in a Newburyport factory) Ice pick used in slaying - Watchman victim in Newburyport plant: Newburyport, Sept. 15 - The brutal slayer of Jerome Peters, 42-year-old night watchman at the Towle Manufacturing Company here, whose body was found beaten and stabbed in a company carpenter shop early this morning, was being sought tonight by local and state police.  Peters had been bludgeoned on the head with a steel pinch bar and stabbed through the heart with an ice pick just before dawn, minutes after he had made a routine call to Newburyport police from a phone 20 feet from where his body was found.  The killer, who, police theorized, surprised the watchman as he left the phone, took nothing from his victim or from the shop, famed for its manufacture of silverware, because after his savage attack, he found himself still in a building apart from the silver shop itself.  At first police were confronted with what appeared to be a phantom murderer, since the slayer disappeared from the scene while leaving the shop's only three doors locked from the inside.  Peters' body was discovered by Arthur J. Corey, 42, of 1 Vernon street, the night fireman, who went to look for the watchman when he did not return at 5 A.M. after his 4 A.M. tour of stations.  Back-tracking all of Peters' steps, he found the carpenter shop locked, crawled in through an open window without observing the body on the floor in the darkness, broke open a door and returned a short time later with Raymond Harris of Lime street, a day-shift employee just arriving for work.  Harris snapped on the light to reveal the watchman's body.  They told investigators later that Peters had only one more station visit to make before his night's work would have been finished.  Dr. Frank W. Snow, medical examiner who performed the autopsy with Dr. Alan R. Moritz of Harvard, state pathologist, said Peters suffered "at least two fractures on the right side of the head, in addition to the stab wound, any of which could have caused death."  The watchman's left cheekbone and nose also were fractured.  (More details of the scene.)  A popular employee of the Towle company, although he had only worked there 11 months, he previously had been a carpenter, fruit grower and truckman working for himself.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Viola Peters, a supervisor of the company's advertising department; a daughter, Marie, 18, who is employed in the cutlery department; a son, Jerome, 14, a freshman at Newburyport High School; seven sisters and five brothers.  Three sisters and four brothers live in Canada, where Peters was born.  The others are Mrs. Judith Gallant, Mrs. Josephine Gallant, Mrs. Margaret Gallant, all of Ipswich, and Mrs. Georgianna Gallant of Peabody, all of whom married men with the same surname, and Emile Peters of Ipswich.

 

Joseph Emile Pitre:  Eagle Tribune (Lawrence, MA), Thursday, 21 August 1986:  Seabrook, N.H. - Emile J. Pitre, 78, 7 Riley Road, died Tuesday at Seacoast Health Center in Hampton, N.H.  Mr. Pitre worked as a tool crib attendant for the Sylvania Corp. in Ipswich, Mass., for 26 years prior to his retirement in 1973.  He was born in Canada and lived in Seabrook for 14 years and previously had lived in Newburyport and Ipswich.  He attended Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton and was a member of the Sylvania Quarter Century Club.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lydia (Ouellette) Pitre; a daughter, Mrs. Lorraine M. Burger, of Salem, N.H.; a brother, Theophil, of Canada; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Newburyport.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Remick Funeral Home, Hampton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Manchester, N.H.

 

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