James Pitre

1899 St. John, New Brunswick 1978 Troy, New York



Continuation of tree (4th child of Charles Pitre/Mary Esther Degruchy); all known surname descendants:

                 8      James Pitre  b: 7 May 1899  St. John, St. John, NB; d: 30 April 1978  Troy, Rensselaer, NY

                                  +Alberta Delpech  b: 11 October 1903  Newton, Sussex, NJ; m: 16 July 1927  Sacred Heart Church, Albany, NY [Michael/Madeleine Driscoll]; d: 17 September 1999  Ballston Spa, Saratoga, NY

                            9            Madeline Petrie  b: 25 January 1929  Albany, NY; d: 25 June 2018  Ballston Spa, Saratoga, NY

                                             +Charles Baldauf  b: 4 August 1920; m: 1 February 1947  Troy, Rensselaer, NY [Charles/Katherine ---]; d: 24 October 1986  Troy, Rensselaer, NY

                                           *2nd Husband of Madeline Petrie:

                                             +Arthur Glenn Ferguson  b: 4 November 1928  Troy, Rensselaer, NY; m: 21 September 1956  Troy, Rensselaer, NY [Glenn L./Ella Shaver]; d: 21 January 2019  Sand Lake, Rensselaer, NY



Notes for James Pitre:


- 1930 Albany, Albany, New York:  James Petrie 30 workman/cinder blocker, wife Alberta 26, Madeline 1 year 2 months, widowed mother Esther Burnett 60, roomer Alexena Grenier 23 waitress/hospital  [176 First Street]


- 1940 Watervliet, Albany, NY:  James Petrie 41 laborer/construction, lodger


Border Crossing: November 1911 from Montreal into US: Isaac Baronet 64 carpenter, wife Mary Ester Baronet 45, James Petrie 12


WWI registration records:  James Petrie; Saratoga, NY (res. Schuylerville); laborer; 7 May 1899; Mrs. Esther Burnett; short/medium; brown eyes; black hair.

WWII Records:  James Petrie; res. Watervliet, NY; b. 7 May 1899 St. John, NB; wife Alberta Petrie; 5' 2", 145 lbs.; brown eyes & brown hair (bald), dark complexion; 15 Feb 1942 Watervliet, NY.


Tombstone Inscriptions:  Notre Dame Visitation Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY:  1857 Isaac Burnett 1925 / 1868 Mary E. Burnett 1945 / her son / 1899 James Petrie 1978 / 1903 Alberta Petrie 1999  //  BURNETT / PETRIE


Obituary for the daughter:

Madeleine Petrie:  The Record (Troy, NY), Tuesday, 26 June 2018:  Madeline M. Ferguson 1929 - 2018.  Madeline M. "Midge" Ferguson.  Ballston Spa - Madeline M. "Midge" Ferguson, 89, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018.  Born in Albany, NY on January 25, 1929, she was the daughter of James and Alberta Petrie.  Midge is survived by her beloved children Nancy McGrath of Ballston Spa, Sandra Berger (Eric) of Ballston Spa, and Charles Ferguson (Gina) of Hoosick Falls; daughter-in-law Kim Ferguson; her grandchildren Kimberly McGrath, Nicholas Beer, Joshua Ferguson, Justin Ferguson, Lyndsay Ferguson, Kelly Ferguson, Zebulun Ferguson, Johanna Berger, Daniel Berger, Benjamin Ferguson and Casey Ferguson; 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son Glenn Ferguson.  A graveside service will be held 10am Thursday, June 28 at the Notre Dame Cemetery, Schuylerville.  Following the service there will be a gathering at Sandra's home in Ballston Spa.  Memorial contributions in memory of Madeline may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, Ballston Spa, NY.



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- Deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919), or from obituaries.


Last updated:  4 May 2022.