Joseph Octave Pitre

1895 Montegut, Louisiana 1958 New Orleans, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (11th child of Theodule 'Pierre' Pitre/2nd Wife Josephine Labat); all known surname descendants:

               8          Joseph Octave Pitre  b: 21 November 1895  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 21 July 1958  New Orleans, Orleans, LA

                                  +Bessie Lorena Adoue  b: 29 April 1896  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 14 October 1915  New Orleans, Orleans, LA [Ulysses Joseph/Ellen Hart Singleton]; d: February 1983  Orleans, LA

                           9          Helen Rita Pitre  b: June 1919; d: 19 January 2008  New Orleans, LA

                                          +Oliver Joseph Malbrough  b: 17 January 1916  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1939; d: 14 May 1968  New Orleans, LA



Notes for Joseph Octave Pitre:


- 1920 Orleans, LA:  Octave J. Pitre 24 (druggist), wife Bessie H. 23, Helen R. 7 months; sister Emma M. 26 (drug store clerk), brother Frank 25 (conductor).   [State St.]

- 1930 Orleans, LA:  Octave J. Pitre 34 (drugstore proprietor), wife Bessie 33, Helen 10.  [4224 S. Derbigny St.]

- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Octave J. Pitre 43 [$9500 house value] proprietor druggist/retail drug store, wife Bessie L. 42, son-in-law Oliver J. Malbrough 24 pharmacist druggist/retail drug store, wife Helen R. 20.  [2820 Esplanade Avenue]

- 1950 New Orleans, LA:  Octave J. Pitre 54 druggist/drug store, wife Bessie L. 54.

WWI registration records:  Octave Joseph Pitre; Orleans, LA; born 21 Nov 1895 (Houma); wife & child; short height, slender build; gray eyes & light hair.

WWII Records:  Octave Joseph Pitre, res. 2808 Esplanade, New Orleans, LA; b. 21 Nov 1895 Houma, LA; contact Mrs. O. J. Pitre; druggist; 5' 4", 125 lbs., hazel eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 25 Apr 1942 New Orleans, LA.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 22 July 1958 - On Monday, July 21, 1958, at 8:15 o'clock p.m., Octave J. Pitre, beloved husband of Bessie Adoue, mother of Mrs. Oliver J. Malbrough; brother of Mrs. James Dill of Houma, La., and Frank Pitre, half-brother of Mrs. Clay Bellanger; also survived by one grandchild; aged 62 years; a native of Houma, La. and a resident of New Orleans for the past 43 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, Wednesday, July 23, 1958, at 9 o'clock a.m., from the auxiliary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal Street at N. Scott Street, with Requiem Mass at St. Leo the Great church.  Interment Houma, La.


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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:  26 May 2022.