Joseph Lesime Pitre

1858 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1939 Lafayette, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (5th child of 'Jean Baptiste' Ruphin Pitre/Marie Celesie Lejeune); all known surname descendants:

                    8         Joseph Lesime Pitre  b: 9 February 1858  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 December 1939  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                  +Letitia Lagrange  b: 29 April 1861  St. Martin, LA; m: 7 October 1880  St. Bernard, Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA [Henri/Julie Richard]; d: 31 March 1939  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                           9           Marie Alta Pitre  b: 25 July 1881  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 5 October 1948  Griffing Park, Jefferson, TX

                                          +Loic (Eloi) Guilbeau  b: 31 March 1880; m: 15 February 1900  St. Joseph, Cecilia, St. Landry, LA; d: Bet. 1910-1930

                           9           Joseph Walter Pitre  b: 28 April 1883  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 12 April 1956  New Orleans, LA

                                          +Marie Lalonde  b: 15 August 1887  Arnaudville, St. Landry, LA; m: 24 January 1907  St. Joseph, Cecilia, St. Landry, LA; d: 13 April 1950  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                           9           Julie Oscalie Pitre  b: 1 August 1885  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 9 April 1966  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                          +Theodore Dupuis  b: Abt. 1875; m: 15 December 1902  St. Francis Regis, Arnaudville, St. Martin, LA; d: Aft. 1920

                                        *2nd Husband of Julie Oscalie Pitre:

                                          +John L. Sullivan  b: 28 December 1889; m: unknown; d: 4 December 1963  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                           9           Marie Aidee Pitre  b: 6 March 1888  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 3 January 1960  Groves, Jefferson, TX

                                          +Alciblade Castille  b: Abt. 1884  St. Martin, LA; m: 22 December 1904  St. Francis Regis, Arnaudville, St. Martin, LA [Alciblade/M. Branza] (divorced); d: 29 January 1953  Abbeville, Vermilion, LA

                                       *2nd Husband of Marie Aidee Pitre:

                                          +Adam Duplantis (aka Duplechain)  b: 29 January 1895  Leonville, LA; m: unknown; d: 7 May 1980  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                           9           Louis Iston Pitre  b: 24 December 1897  Cecilia, St. Landry, LA; d: 14 August 1903  Cecilia, St. Landry, LA

 

 

Notes for Joseph Lesime Pitre:

Census

- 1880 St. Martin, Louisiana:  Joseph Pete 21 (farm laborer) & his brother John Pete 19 (farm laborer), living w/family of Gustave Lecompte 25 & wife Armence 22.

- 1900 St. Martin, LA:  Joe Pitre 45, wife of 20 years Leticia 37 (5 of 6 children still living), Walter 17, Oscalie 15, Arde 12, Easton 2.

- 1910 St. Mary, LA:  Joseph Pete 52 (farmer), wife of 27 years Letishea 47 (4 of 4 children still living).

- 1920 Lafayette, LA:  Joe P. Pitre 64 (farm laborer), wife Latrice 56, nephew Delton 19 (farm laborer).

- 1930 Lafayette, LA:  Joseph Pitre 69, wife Letitia G. 67, son Walter Pitre 44, wife Marie L. 41, Lester 20, Dodgie 12.

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Tuesday, 12 December 1939:  Joseph Pitre, 81, died at the residence of his son Walter Pitre in this city at 6:20 a.m. today.  The deceased is survived by three daughters Mrs. Louis Guilbeau, Mrs. Theodore Dupuis and Mrs. Adam Duplantis, all of Port Arthur, Texas and one son Walter Pitre of this city.  Several grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at St. Genevieve's Catholic church at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday with interment in the St. John's Catholic cemetery.  The funeral cortege will leave from the Dauterive Funeral Parlors.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Crouchet and Guchereau with the Dauterive Undertaking Co.

- Beaumont Journal (TX), Wednesday, 13 December 1939:  Lafayette, La., Dec. 13 - Joseph Pitre, 81, died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in the home of his son, Walter Pitre.  Services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with interment in St. John Catholic cemetery.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Louis Guilbeau, Mrs. Theodore Dupuis and Mrs. Adam Duplantis, all of Port Arthur, Texas, and his son here.

 

Tombstone Inscription:  St. John Cemetery, Lafayette, LA:  Mr. & Mrs. / Joe Pitre / 1861 - 1939 / 1863 - 1939

 

Notes for Letitia Lagrange:

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Monday, 3 April 1939:  Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at St. Genevieve's Catholic church for Mrs. Jos. Pitre.  Right Reverend Monsignor W. J. Teurlings officiated and interment was in St. John's cemetery.  Pallbearers were Walter and Allen Smith, Adam Duplechin, L. Webre, Elinor Pitre and Henry Lagrange.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of Martin and Castille.

 

WWI registration records (son):
Joseph Walter Pitre: 
Walter Pitre; Lafayette, LA; born 28 Apr 1883; Mary L. Pitre; tall height, medium build; gray eyes & brown hair.
 

Obituaries for the children:

Marie Alta Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Tuesday, 5 October 1948:  Port Arthur, Oct. 5 - Mrs. Alta Guilbeau, 67, mother of Newton Guilbeau of Beaumont, died about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pete Karnaky, 4230 Ashland drive.  Clayton and Thompson funeral home will make arrangements for services.  Mrs. Guilbeau was born in Breaux Bridge, La.  She lived here since 1913 and belonged to St. Mary's Catholic church.  Also surviving are another son, L.E. Guilbeau of Port Arthur; daughter, Mrs. J.E. Hines of Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. Callie Sullivan and Mrs. Adam Duplechain, both of Port Arthur; brother, Wallen Pitre of Lafayette, La. and two grandsons.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, TX:  Alta Guilbeau / 1881 - 1948

 

Joseph Walter Pitre:  Teche News (St. Martinville, LA), Friday, 20 April 1956:  Funeral services were held last Friday at St. Genevieve church in Lafayette for Walter Pitre, who died in a New Orleans hospital Thursday of last week.  Interment was in the St. Genevieve Catholic cemetery in Lafayette.  Survivors include two sons, J.D. Pitre of Beaumont, Texas and Lester A. Pitre of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Sullivan and Mrs. Adam Duplechien of Port Arthur, Texas and 10 grandchildren.  Mr. Pitre was a native of St. Martin Parish.  He was the son of the late Joseph Pitre and Alicia LaGrange, both natives of St. Martin Parish.  He had lived most of his life in Lafayette and was employed by the City of Lafayette.

Tombstone Inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Lafayette, LA:  In memoriam / Mrs. Walter L. Pitre / 1887 - 1950 / Walter Pitre / 1883 - 1956 / Lester A. Pitre / July 21, 1909 / Feb. 3, 1969

 

Julie Oscalie Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Monday, 11 April 1966:  Port Arthur - Funeral services for Mrs. Calie Pitre Sullivan, 80, of 241 Third St. were held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park under direction of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Loveless Landry, Dalton Frederick, Darrel Plo-t, J.L. Brown, J.D. Pitre and Paul Robison Jr.  She died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday after a sudden illness.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, TX:  SULLIVAN / John L. / Dec. 28, 1889 / Dec. 4, 1963 / Beloved wife / Calie Pitre / Aug. 1, 1885 / Apr. 9, 1966

 

Marie Aidee Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Monday, 4 January 1960:  Port Arthur - Mrs. Adam Duplechain, 71, 634 14th, Port Arthur resident since 1920, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday in Doctor's Hospital at Groves.  She had been ill six months.  Requiem Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church.  A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.  Mrs. Duplechain is survived by her husband; daughter, Mrs. Victor Plaia; sons, Charles E. and Antoine E. Castille; sister, Mrs. Calie Sullivan, all of Port Arthur, and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves:  Mom / Ida Duplechain / May 6 / 1888 / Jan. 3 / 1960

 

 

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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)

- 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.

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

 

Last updated:  13 August 2022.