Jean Lovelace Pitre

1874 Houma, Louisiana 1951 New Orleans, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (5th child of Jean Simeon Pitre/2nd wife Marie Louise Broussard); all known surname descendants:

               8          Jean Lovelace Pitre  b: 12 March 1874  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 6 November 1951  New Orleans, LA

                                 +Mercedes Smith  b: 13 March 1885  Louisiana; m: 9 September 1901  New Orleans, LA [Robert/Victoria Buras]  (divorced); d: 21 July 1978  New Orleans, Orleans, LA

                          9          Beulah Louise Pitre  b: 8 April 1903  Buras, Plaquemines, LA; d: 24 February 1987  Vicksburg, Warren, MS

                                         +Fernand P. Baylot  b: 4 May 1902; m: 9 February 1923  New Orleans, LA [Isidore Alexis/Madeleine Marie Poulit]; d: January 1983  Vicksburg, Warren, MS

                          9          Bessie Pitre  b: 4 November 1904  New Orleans, LA; d: 4 January 1988  Corsicana, Navarro, TX

                                         +Howard Bachemin Collins  b: 21 September 1906  New Orleans, LA; m: unknown; d: 4 December 1975  Brentwood, Missouri

                          9          Robert Anthony Pitre  b: 21 August 1915  New Orleans, LA; d: 2 December 2011  River Ridge, Jefferson, LA

                                         +Lula Christine Meeks  b: Abt. 1921; m: Abt. 1940; d: 21 December 2014  Abbeville, AL



Notes for Jean Lovelace Pitre:


- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana:  Lavlese Petrie 36 (dray driver), wife of 8 years Mercides 24, Beulah 7, Bessie 4.

- 1920 New Orleans, LA:  Livlace Pitre 45, wife Mercedes 34, Beulah 16 (bank stenographer), Bessie 14, Robert 4.

- 1930 New Orleans, LA:  Divorced Mercedes Pitre 45, Bessie 24, Robert 14, living with Sidney J. Reggio 23 & wife Louise 19.  [Lovelace 56 - ?]

- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Divorced Love Pitre 66 chauffeur/sewerage & water board, roomer Mildred Fowler 42  [2526 Canal Street]   In Kenner, Jefferson, LA:  Divorced Mercedes Pitre 55 [$400 house value], Robert Anthony 24 clerk/restaurant.

- 1950 Kenner, Jefferson, LA:  Robert D. Pitre 33 carpenter/contractor, wife Christine 28, Charlie 8, Robert Jr. 7, Danny E. 1, widowed mother Mercedes Pitre 64.

WWI registration records:  Lovelace Pitre; Orleans, LA; born 12 Mar 1874; Mercedes Pitre; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & black hair.


- Times Picayune 16 September 1925 - Wifely Kick Too Much - Lovelace Pitre met the "extreme indifference and coldness" with which he alleged his wife confronted him with fortitude.  But when she "became infuriated and kicked him" because he "attempted to caress his wife, " Pitre concluded, he alleged, that matters had gone far enough and filed suit for divorce in civil district court yesterday.  Mr. and Mrs. Pitre were married in 1900.

- Times Picayune, 4 May 1927 - Decision by Judge H.C. Cage:  Lovelace Pitre vs Mercedes Smith Pitre, his wife; judgment ordering defendant to return to matrimonial domicile.

- Times Picayune, 2 December 1932 - Judge Cage:  Lovelace Pitre vs Mercedes Smith Pitre; judgment of divorce

- Times Picayune, Thursday, 8 November 1951:  Deaths - Jean L. Pitre, 77, 826 Constantinople.

Notes for Mercedes Smith:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 23 July 1978:  Mercedes Smith Pitre, on Friday, July 21, 1978, at 2:50 o'clock p.m.; wife of the late Jean L. Pitre, mother of Mrs. F.P. Baylot of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mrs. H.B. Collins of St. Louis, Missouri, and Robert A. Pitre of Kenner, Louisiana, sister-in-law of Mrs. Leon Smith; daughter of the late Victoria Buras and Robert Smith; also survived by 9 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, age 93 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also members of Harahan Lions and Lioness Club, are invited to attend the funeral.  A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal St., at North Scott on Monday, July 24, 1978, at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Interment in Garden of Memories.  Friends may call between 6 and 10 p.m. Sunday.

Tombstone inscription, Garden of Memories, Metairie:  Mercedes S. Pitre / Mar. 13 / 1885 / July 21 / 1978


Obituaries for the children:

Beulah Louise Pitre:  Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS), Thursday, 26 February 1987:  Vicksburg - Mrs. F.P. (Beulah) Baylot, Sr., 83, died Feb. 24, 1987, at the Vicksburg Medical Center.  Services are 2 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Baylot was a native of Buras, La., and a longtime resident of Vicksburg.  She is survived by her sons, F.P. "Buddy" Baylot, Jr., and Erwin A. Baylot, both of Vicksburg, James M. Baylot of Pearl and Lawrence Baylot of Severna Park, Md.; brother, Robert Pitre of Kenner, La.; sister, Mrs. Bessie Collins of Corsicana, Texas; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Tombstone Inscription, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, MS:  Fernand P. / 1902 - 1983 / BAYLOT / Beulah P. / 1903 - 1987


Robert Anthony Pitre:  Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 6 December 2011:  Robert Anthony Pitre, Sr., born August 21, 1915, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011, at age 96.  Beloved husband of Christine Meeks.  Loving father of Charley G. Pitre, Robert A. Pitre, Jr., and Dan E. Pitre.  He is also survived by a host of loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A native of New Orleans; resident of Kenner for 47 years and a resident of River Ridge for the past 24 years.  Preceded in death by parents: Mercedes Smith and Lovelace Pitre; two sisters: Beulah Baylot and Bessie Collins; and beloved grandson, Charles "Bubba" Pitre.  Devoted member of Harahan and River Ridge Lions Club.  President of Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children 1983-84.  Recipient of Lions International Foundation Melvin Jones award.  Owner of R. A. Pitre, Sr. Insurance Agency in Kenner and River Ridge, La.  Honorably served his country as a U.S. Army veteran of WW II.  Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Resurrection, Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, 11316 River Road, St. Rose, La., followed by a Graveside Service.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children Foundation, P.O. Box 171, Leesville, La. 71496.  Tharp-Sontheimer Funeral Home of Metairie.



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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.


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