Jeremie Pitre

1855 Rustico, PEI – 1943 Howlan, PEI



Continuation of tree (6th child of Augustin Pitre/Rose Doucet); all known surname descendants:

               8      Jeremie Pitre  b: 24 April 1855  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 21 July 1943  Howlan, PEI

                                +Anne Arseneau  b: Abt. 1856  Rustico, PEI; m: 20 November 1877  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI [Denis/Angelique Arseneau]; d: 1 May 1917  Rumford Falls, Oxford, ME

                           9       Joseph Pitre  b: 11 August 1878  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 30 July 1965  Summerside, PEI

                                      +Josephine Gallant  b: 20 December 1883  Bloomfield, PEI; m: 29 October 1906  Rumford Falls, Oxford, ME [Prosper/Mary Ann Gallant]; d: Aft. 1921

                           9       George Pitre  b: 16 December 1879  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 19 March 1903  Rumford Falls, Oxford, ME

                           9       'Henri' Jean Pitre  b: 4 November 1881  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 31 July 1940  Ridgewood, Bergen, NJ

                                      +Cecile Pineau  b: 10 October 1885  Bloomfield, PEI; m: 13 February 1912  Lawrence, Essex, MA [Peter/Agnes Martin]; d: 14 July 1954  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                           9       Jonas 'James' Pitre  b: 31 December 1883  Rumford, Oxford, ME  (bap. 20 Jan 1884 St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI); d: Aft. 1940  Providence, Providence, RI

                           9       Marie Pitre  b: 19 October 1885  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Bef. 1891

                           9       Andre Pitre  b: 2 November 1887  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Aft. 1891

                           9       Marie Josephine Pitre  b: 20 January 1890  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 24 December 1910  Rumford, Oxford, ME

                                      +John Fitzgerald  b: Abt. 1887  Nova Scotia; m: 23 November 1908  Rumford, Oxford, ME [Eugene/Euphemia McLeod]; d: Aft. 1930 

                           9       Stanislaus 'Kenneth' Pitre  b: 7 February 1892  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 28 July 1973  Lowell, Middlesex, MA

                                      +Rose P. Boisvert  b: 1897; m: 8 August 1926; d: 1967  Lowell, Middlesex, MA

                           9       Francois Pitre  b: 16 July 1894  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 25 May 1914  Rumford, Oxford, ME

                           9       Arture Pitre  b: 27 April 1897  Rumford, Oxford, ME  (bap. 14 May 1897 St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI);

d: 18 August 1951  Providence, Providence, RI

                                      +Rhoda McClegg (Greenhalgh)  b: 23 March 1899  Providence, Providence, RI; m: Bef. 1940 [George H./Fannie Bailey]; d: 3 May 1982  Providence, Providence, RI


                            *2nd Wife of Jeremie Pitre:

                                +Marie Zoe Arsenault (Deveau)  b: 31 August 1861; m: Bet. 1917-1921 [Prosper/Seraphique Robichaud]; d: 4 October 1938  Howlan, PEI



Notes for Jeremie Pitre:


- 1881 PEI, Alberton Creek, Lot 5:  Jeremiah Peters 26 (fisherman), wife Hannah 25, Joseph 2, George 1.

- 1891 PEI, Lot 5F:  Jeremie Pitre 31 (farmer), wife Anne 27, Joseph 12, George 10, Henri 8, Jonas 6, Andre 3, Marie Josephine 1.


- 1900/01


- 1910 Rumford, Oxford, Maine:  Jeremiah Peters 53 (wagon driver/milk wagon), wife of 32 years Annie 51, Dennis 21 (wagon driver/wood wagon), Arthur 12; daughter Mary 18, her husband of 2 years John Fitzgerald 21 laborer/paper mill.  [477 High Street]


- 1921 PEI, O'Leary, Lot 6:  Jerry Peters 64 farmer, 2nd wife Zoe 60, step-daughter Cecilia Deveau 14. 


- 1931 O’Leary North, Prince, PEI:  Jeremiah Peters 74 farmer, 2nd wife Zoe 69, stepdaughter Cecile Devoux 22, step grandson William Marshall Shields 19, step-granddaughter Jean Elizabeth Shields 17.


Misc.:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), Saturday, 13 August 1949:  In an article titled 'World's First Auto, Rustico, P.E.I., The story is told of Rev. Father Belcourt, a Rustico parish priest from 1859-1869, who apparently built and demonstrated the first automobile on 24 June 1866.  The following is from that article:  The story of the first automobile in Prince Edward Island is well authenticated.  On Aug. 31, 1940, Jeremiah Peters of Howlan, P.E.I., who as a child actually saw Father Belcourt's vehicle in operation, signed an affidavit which is on record as follows: "I, Jeremiah Peters of Howlan, Prince County, make oath and say that I was born in Rustico, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, on the 18th day of April 1855, as I am advised and verily believe.  That I quite distinctly remember Father George A. Belcourt, parish priest of Rustico from 1859 to 1869.  That I remember seeing the steam carriage operated by Father Belcourt.  This would be about the year 1866.  This carriage appeared to be an ordinary driving carriage propelled or powered with a small steam engine as a source of motive power.  Sworn by me at O'Leary in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, this 31st day of August, 1940."  The testimonial was signed "Jeremiah Peters" before Arthur J. Matheson, Justice of the Peace for the County of Prince.


Obituaries for the children:

'Henri' Jean Pitre:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Friday, 2 August 1940:  Henry J. Peters Killed in Fall - Body of Tree Surgeon, 55, is Sent to Canada:  Henry J. Peters, 55, tree surgeon, of 35 Goffie Road, Midland Park, died Wednesday night at the Paterson General Hospital of injuries incurred when he fell from a tree that afternoon while working on the estate of Dr. William E. Betts at Pompton Lakes.  The body was taken from the Van Emburgh Mortuary Chapel, Ridgewood, and sent by train to Canada, accompanied by relatives.  Upon arrival at Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, a solemn requiem mass will be said at St. Anthony's R.C. Church there.  The Rev. John Gaudet, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Bloomfield.  The accident which resulted in the Midland Park man's death was not witnessed by any one.  Investigation indicated that he lost his balance while working high in the tree and fell to the ground.  He was found some time after the mishap and rushed to the hospital.  The accident happened about 4 P.M. and he died at 10:30 at night.  Mr. Peters was born in Bloomfield and came to this country in his early youth, having resided in the United States for nearly 50 years, much of the time in and around Providence, R.I.  In 1912 he married Miss Celia Pineault, sister of Henry V. Pineault of 14 South Maple Avenue, Ridgewood.  On a visit to his brother-in-law in Ridgewood a few years ago, he was attracted by this section and saw possibilities for a man in his profession.  He moved here little more than a year ago and had resided at the Goffie Road address ever since.  An expert in his profession, he met with considerable success in business here despite the fact that he was a newcomer.  Surviving are his widow; father, Jerry Peters of Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island; and 4 brothers, James and Arthur of Providence, R.I., Kenneth of Lowell, Mass. and Joseph, of Prince Edward Island.


Stanislaus Pitre:  The Lowell Sun (Lowell, MA), Sunday, 29 July 1973:  Kenneth T. Peters...retired carpenter - Kenneth T. Peters of 184 Tolman Road died yesterday at the Lowell General Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Mary (Boisvert) Peters.  He was born in Rumbord, Maine, Feb. 14, 1895, and had made his home in Lowell for more than 50 years.  He was a retired carpenter and had worked for many construction firms in the area and was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union local of Woburn.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Raymond E. (Florence) Walsh of Nabnasset and four grandchildren.

Tombstone Inscription, Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton, Middlesex, MA:  PETERS / Kenneth / 1895 - 1973 / Mary / 1897 - 1967


Arture Pitre:  Providence Journal (Providence, RI), Thursday, 23 August 1951:  Arthur Peters - Funeral services for Arthur Peters, 54, of 6 Hargraves Street, Hoxsie, a state tree surgeon, who died Saturday, took place yesterday at the Roy A. Stinson Funeral Home, Conimicut.  The Rev. Arthur Swift officiated.  Burial was in North Burial Grounds.  Bearers were James McDonnell, Domenic Marino, Omer Provost, Charles Thomas, Frank Miniscalco and Francis Bardsley.  Mr. Peters leaves a widow, the former Rhoda McClegg Greenhalgh; a son, Chester, of Providence; a daughter, Mrs. Doris B. Hayden, of Coventry; a brother, Kenneth Peters, of Lowell, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Peters, of Providence.



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