Joseph Pitre

1857 Rustico, PEI 1939 San Francisco, California



Continuation of tree (7th child of Maurice Pitre/Dauphine Doiron); all known surname descendants:              

              8       Joseph Pitre  b: 10 December 1857  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 13 June 1939  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                         +Annie M. Brennan  b: 18 August 1858  Co. Mayo, Ireland; m: Abt. 1884 [Andrew/Bridget Golden]; d: 14 June 1949  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                    9        Mary Ann Peters  b: June 1886  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; d: 26 April 1916  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                    9        Henry Stanley Peters  b: 1 February 1888  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; d: 23 January 1972  San Rafael, Marin, CA

                                 +Estelle Katherine Evans  b: 21 May 1894  California; m: Abt. 1918 [Charles J./Margaret A. Gallagher]; d: 25 September 1981  San Rafael, Marin, CA

                    9        Joseph Morris Peters  b: 4 July 1890  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; d: 17 June 1924  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                    9        John M. Peters  b: 9 November 1891  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; d: 13 January 1969  San Rafael, Marin, CA

                                 +Emma A. Stark  b: 19 April 1891  at sea (Atlantic Ocean); m: unknown [Frank Robert/Bertha Marie Louise Plinski]; d: 9 June 1963  Capitola, Santa Cruz, CA

                    9        Loretta Frances Peters  b: 4 July 1894  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; d: 28 September 1962  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                                 +Walter Brode  b: Abt. 1891  California; m: 28 October 1927  Los Angeles, CA; d: Aft. 1940

                    9        Blanche A. Peters  b: 19 May 1899  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; d: 13 January 1982  San Diego, CA

                                 +Orville Houghton  b: 18 May 1898  California; m: Abt. 1919 [James V./Jessie Fremont Sharp]; d: 25 April 1977  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA



Notes for Joseph Pitre:


- 1881 PEI, Lot 22:  Joseph Peters 22 servant, with Arthur Simpson household.


- 1900 San Francisco, San Francisco, California:  Joseph Peters 40 longshoreman, wife of 15 years Annie 38, Minnie 14, Henry 12, Joseph 10, John 8, Loretta 7, Blanch 2.


- 1910 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA: Joseph C. Peters 48 stevedore/lumber yard, wife Annie M. 45, Mary A. 22 stenographer/office work, Henry S. 21 printer/printing office, Joseph M. 19 blacksmith/jobbing shop, John M. 17, Loretta F. 16, Blanch A. 11.


- 1920 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA:  Joseph Peters 59 lumber/clerk, wife Annie 54, Joseph 28 machinist/shipyard, John 24 baseball player, daughter Blanche Houten 19, husband Orville Houten 22 machinist/automobile.


- 1930 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA:  Joseph C. Peters 68 clerk/city, wife Annie 67, John 34 roofer.


- 1940


Obituary:  The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA), Wednesday, 14 June 1939:  Peters - In this city, June 13, 1939, Joseph C., beloved husband of Annie M. Peters, loving father of Henry and John Peters, Mrs. Loretta Brode, Mrs. Blanche Houghton and the late Mary and Joseph Peters; a native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Funeral Friday at 9 a.m., from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market St. at Duboce Ave.; thence to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.


Notes for Annie M. Brennan:

Obituary:  The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA), Thursday, 16 June 1949:  Peters - In this city, June 14, 1949, Annie M. Peters, wife of the late Joseph C. Peters; dearly beloved mother of Henry and John Peters, Mrs. Loretta Brode, Mrs. Blanche Houghton, the late Mary A. Peters and Joseph M. Peters; loving grandmother of Mrs. Dauphine Hodson, Capt. Kenneth Houghton, Mrs. Jeanette Guerin and Stanley Peters and great-grandmother of Jacqueline Bernadas, Leslie, Peggy and Michael Guerin, Glen Hodson and Pamela Houghton.  A native of Co. Mayo, Ireland.  Funeral Friday at 9:30 a.m. from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Avenue, thence to St. Boniface Church where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.


Obituaries for the children:

Henry Stanley Peters:  The Times (San Mateo, CA), Monday, 24 January 1972:  Henry S. Peters, a 30-year resident of Burlingame and a retired newspaperman, died yesterday at his San Rafael home after a long illness.  Peters was a reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years, retiring in 1960.  He was a native of San Francisco and a member of the San Francisco-Oakland Newspaper Guild.  Survivors include his wife Estelle of San Rafael; a son, Stanley of Mountain View; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Guerin of San Carlos and Mrs. Dauphine Hodson of Fullerton; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Houghton of San Rafael; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Carlmont Chapel in Belmont, with requiem mass at St. Charles Catholic Church at 10.  Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Carlmont Chapel.


Joseph Morris Peters:  The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA), Thursday, 19 June 1924:  At a lonely spot in Bay View Park, six miles south of San Francisco's Butchertown, traversed only by occasional hunters, the bodies of two men were found yesterday afternoon.  A shotgun lying across the feet of one of the victims, his head partly torn away by the discharge from the weapon, and a gaping wound where the shot had pierced the heart of the second victim told the story of what the police say is either a double murder or an accidental killing, followed by suicide.  The two victims were identified late yesterday as Joseph M. Peters, 34 years old, living at 42 Wilde avenue.  The second man proved to be Fred Kohler, 36, living at 49 Ceres street.  Peters was for eight years a clerk in the employ of the Nelson Lumber company and Kohler was a longshoreman.  Identification was made at the morgue by Coney Kohler and Henry Peters, brothers of the victims.  Late last night the police claimed to have established the fact that the gun found lying near Kohler belonged to neither of the men.  They were told by Mrs. Peters that her son had announced his intention of borrowing a shotgun.  Kohler, it was said, was a novice in the use of firearms.  Detectives believed both men had been drinking, as bottles that had contained wine were found scattered near the scene of the tragedy.  The police expressed the belief that Kohler accidentally shot his friend and then, in remorse, turned the weapon on himself.  They declared that part of his head had been blown away, the result of the weapon being fired at close range.  Peters saw his brother alive for the last time yesterday morning but he later learned from his mother that the brother had left home at noon.  She knew nothing of any plan that he may have had to join Kohler and did not know that the two had been together until the bodies were identified at the morgue last night.  Peters and Kohler both scouted the idea that the tragedy was the result of a suicide pact.  The double tragedy is believed to have occurred Tuesday afternoon.  Campbell declares he saw two men enter the park at that time, one of whom carried a shotgun.  He warned them away, but believes they returned later in the day.


John M. Peters:  The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA), Tuesday, 14 January 1969:  Peters, John M. - In San Rafael, Calif., Jan. 13, 1969, John M. Peters, dearly beloved husband of the late Emma Peters, devoted brother of Blanche Houghton and Henry S. Peters, loving uncle of Jeanette Gurin, Dauphine Hodson, Stanley Peters and General Kenneth J. Houghton, U.S.M.C.  Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday.  Funeral Thursday, Jan. 16, 1969, at 8:30 a.m., from Currvan's Chapel of the Sunset, Irving at 26th Ave. (Sunset District); thence to Holy Name of Jesus Church, 39th Ave., and Lawton St., where a Requiem Mass will be offered at 9 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  Rosary Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.  Visiting hours until 9 p.m.

Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA), Wednesday, 15 January 1969:  John M. Peters - Requiem Mass for John M. Peters, 75, of 62 Forbes Avenue, San Rafael, retired gardener at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Name of Jesus Church, San Francisco.  Peters, a former amateur baseball player in the Bay Area, died Monday at a local hospital after a four-month illness.  A native of San Francisco, he lived there most of his life and had been a resident of Marin for the past two years.  He served in the Army in World War I and was a member of the California Grizzlies regiment.  He also was a member of the Powell Street Cowboys, an informal social group in San Francisco.  Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Orville Houghton of San Rafael, with whom he lived, and a brother, Henry S. Peters of San Rafael.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.  Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at Currovan's Chapel of the Sunset, San Francisco.


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