Joseph Pitre

1880 Petit Rocher, New Brunswick 1917 Robertville, NB



Continuation of tree (1st child of Mary Pitre//grandson of Pierre Pitre/Rose Grant); all known surname descendants:

                9       Joseph Pitre  b: 11 April 1880  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 23 March 1917  Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                               +Catherine Boudreau  b: 8 February 1873  Ste. Therese, Beresford, NB; m: 1 June 1902  Ste. Anne, Sudbury, ONT [Louis/Mary Adeline Doucet]; d: 20 February 1954  Houlton, Aroostook, ME

                           10     Joseph Nestor Pitre  b: 11 October 1904  Oneida, Outagamie, WI; d: 15 March 1973  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                                       +Mable Pelletier  b: 13 March 1906; m: 8 February 1926  St. Luce, Upper Frenchville, ME; d: 23 September 1998  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                           10     Marie Aveline 'Evelyn' Pitre  b: 22 September 1905  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; d: 12 August 2002  Wolcott, New Haven, CT

                                        +Antoine Michaud  b: 8 August 1902  Wallagrass, Aroostook, ME; m: 24 May 1923  Stockholm, Aroostook, ME [Simon/Delina Gervais]; d: 12 August 1982  Eagle Lake, Aroostook, ME

                                     *2nd Husband of Marie Aveline 'Evelyn' Pitre:

                                        +--- Bishop   

                                     *3rd Husband of Marie Aveline 'Evelyn' Pitre:

                                        +John Long    d: Bef. August 2002                          

                           10     John Aldoman 'Adelmar Eddie' Pitre  b: 25 January 1908  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; d: 4 August 1987  Gray, Cumberland, ME

                                     +Katherine Skidgel  b: 19 April 1914; m: 8 October 1932  Woodland, Aroostook, ME; d: 21 July 1976  Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, ME

                           10     Alphonse Leonard Pitre  b: 20 December 1909  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; d: 15 May 1985  Presque Isle, Aroostook, ME

                                     +Edwina Julie Viel  b: 15 June 1915  Fort Kent, Aroostook, ME; m: 29 November 1939  Stockholm, Aroostook, ME [Isidore/Delina Theriault]; d: 17 July 2004  Caribou, Aroostook, ME

                           10     Mary Dolores 'Lucie' Pitre  b: 19 February 1912  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; d: 9 January 2005  Caribou, Aroostook, ME

                                     +Lenwood 'Leo' Pelletier  b: 29 December 1911  Limestone, Aroostook, ME; m: 23 July 1931  Limestone, Aroostook, ME [Felix/Alice Gallagher]; d: 17 October 1982  Caribou, Aroostook, ME

                           10     Heliodore 'Theodore' Pitre  b: 15 June 1913  Beresford, Gloucester, NB: d: 15 May 1976  Caribou, Aroostook, ME

                                      +Edna Clavette  b: 21 September 1919  Stockholm, Aroostook, ME; m: 19 July 1948  Stockholm, Aroostook, ME [Vital/Emma Rossignol]; d: 14 May 1983  Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, ME

                           10     Cleophas Avila 'William Avila Peters' Pitre  b: 8 July 1916  Beresford, Robertville, Gloucester, NB; d: 2 November 1950  Moro Plantation, Aroostook, ME

                                      +Rose Anna Viel  b: 19 January 1924  Fort Kent, Aroostook, ME; m: 26 November 1941  Ste. Theresa, Stockholm, Aroostook, ME  [Isadore/Delina Theriault]; d: 28 February 1992  Andrews AFB, Maryland



Notes for Joseph Pitre:

Parentage:  Joseph Pitre's birth/baptism is noted in the St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher register as 11 Apr 1880, illegitimate son of Marie Pitre.  Sponsors were P.L. Boudreau & Madeleine Hebert.  In the 1881 Beresford census Joseph age 1 appears as the grandson of Pierre Pitre & Rose (Grant).  His mother Marie 22 is also living with the family.  There appears to be another son born to Marie and noted in the same register as Francois Pitre, born/baptized on 24 Aug 1884.  Although this birth is not noted as illegitimate, the register again records only his mother as Marie Pitre, with sponsors Marcel Boudreau & Marguerite Bertin.  The 1891 census has both boys, Joseph 11 & Frank 7 listed as grandsons of Peter M. Pitre & Rose (Grant).  Marie is not recorded.  I can find no further information on her.  Francois 16 is again listed as grandson to the now widowed Rose Pitre in the 1901 Beresford census.  No record of Joseph.

Marriage:  The Ste. Anne, Sudbury, ONT register lists Joseph's marriage to Catherine Boudreau as married 1 Jun 1902, Joseph Pitre, son of Pierre/Rose Grant & Catherine Boudreau, daughter of Louis/Marie Doucet, witnesses Joseph Lavigne & Alex Mallette.

Death:  New Brunswick Death records:  Joseph Pitre, Robertville, Beresford, died 23 Mar 1917, age 35, farmer, born Robertville, consumption



The two entries in the 1911 census seem to be the same family.  As the census was conducted over a period of time, it's feasible that the family moved between addresses so therefore were recorded twice.

- 1911 Ste. Louise, Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Joseph P. Pitre 29 (May 1882) cultivator/works at mine, wife Catherine 36 (May 1875), Nestor 6 (Oct 1904), Eveline 5 (Sep 1905), Edde 3 (Feb 1908), Elionor 1 (male) (Dec 1909) - all b. NB  [Ste. Louise, Beresford, p. 7]

- 1911 Bathurst, Gloucester, NB:  Joseph Pitre 27 (Apr 1884) laborer/works at mines, wife Catherine 30 (Dec 1881), Joseph 6 (Oct 1904, USA - immig. 1907), Eveline 5 (Sep 1905), Jean 3 (Jan 1908), Alphonse 1 (Dec 1909), cousin John Briar 23 (May 1885) laborer at mines [25 July 1911, Bathurst 27/2, p. 3]


Notes for Catherine Boudreau:

- After Joseph's death in 1917 from consumption (recorded as age 35), his widow married widower Paul St. Peter in 1919 in N. Caribou, Maine.  Paul also had children from his previous marriage.


- 1920


- 1930 Woodland, Aroostook, Maine:  Paul St. Peter 49, wife Catherine 52, Donald 23, Rose 25, Ida 21, stepchildren Laura Peters 18, Eddie Peters 22, Alphonse Peters 21, Leo Peters 16 & Avilla Peters 13.


- 1940 Houlton, Aroostock, ME:  Paul St. Peter 60 mill hand/plywood mill, wife Catherine 68, Ida 29 maid/private family, stepson Alphonse L. Pitre 30 mill hand/plywood mill, wife Edwina M. 24  [6 Willard Street]


Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 22 February 1954:  Mrs. Catherine St. Peter.  Stockholm, Feb. 21 - Mrs. Catherine (Boudreau) St. Peter, 81, died Saturday night at a Houlton hospital after a brief illness.  She was born February 8, 1873, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boudreau in Canada, and had spent most of her life here.  She is survived by her husband, Paul of Stockholm; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Michaud of Bridgeport, Conn. and Mrs. Delores Pelletier of Caribou; four sons, Joseph Peters of Lewiston, Edward Peters of Colby Siding, Alphonse Peters of Keegan, and Theodore Peters of Caribou; three step-daughters, Miss Ida St. Peter of Caribou, Mrs. Rose Martin of Houlton and Mrs. Stella Beaulieu of Greenville; one step-son, Donna St. Peter of Houlton.  Remains were taken from the Lancaster Funeral Home in Caribou to the residence where friends may call after 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.  A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Theresa's Catholic Church here Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock.  Burial will be in St. Theresa's Cemetery in the spring.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Theresa's Cemetery, Presque Isle, Aroostook, ME:  ST. PETER / Paul / 1879 - 1965 / Catherine / 1872 - 1954



Alien Registration, 6 Aug 1940 at Houlton, ME:  Alphonse L. Peters, Military St., Houlton; in US 20 years; b. 20 Dec 1909 Bathurst NB; laborer at Plywood Corp.

Alien Registration, 24 Jul 1940 at Houlton, ME: Theodore S. Peters, 2 Willard St., Houlton; in US 21 years; b. 15 Jun 1913 Camelton NB; laborer Plywood Mill; military service in Hawaii 1937-May 1940.

Alien Registration, 27 Jul 1940 at Houlton, ME:  William A. Peters, 2 Willard St., Houlton; in US 22 years; b. 8 Jul 1916 Campvellton NB; laborer; military service Hawaii Islands 18 Oct 1937 - 23 May 1940.


Obituaries for the children:

Joseph Nestor Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Peters Cemetery, Lewiston:  Mabel / 1906 - 1998 / Together Forever / Joseph / 1905 - 1973 / PETERS


John Aldoman 'Adelmar Eddie' Pitre, Tombstone Inscription, Woodland Cemetery, Woodland Center, Aroostook, ME:  PETERS / John (Eddie) / Jan. 25, 1908 - Aug. 4, 1987 / his wife / Katherine / Apr. 19, 1914 - July 21, 1976


Alphonse Leonard Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Friday, 17 May 1985:  Alphonse L. Peters.  Presque Isle - Alphonse L. Peters, 75, died May 15, 1985, at a local hospital.  He was born Dec. 20, 1909, of Bathhurst, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Boudreau) Peters.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the EAME Theatre Ribbon with four bronze stars and the Victory medal.  He was a member of Post No. 136 American Legion in Stockholm and had been employed by U.P.S. as a maintenance mechanic.  He is survived by his wife, Edwina (Viel) Peters of Presque Isle; one daughter, Mrs. Leon (Nancy) Merchant of Caribou; one brother, Eddie Peters of Stockholm; two sisters, Evelyn Long of Bridgeport, Conn. and Laura Pelletier of Caribou; three stepsisters, Ida St. Peter of Caribou, Rose Martin of Houlton and Estella Beaulieu of Greenville; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at Groves Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Prayers will be said at the funeral home 8:15 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Presque Isle, with the Rev. Claude Albert, celebrant.  Interment will be in North Main Street Catholic Cemetery.  Friends who wish may contribute in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, Brunswick, Maine.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Mary's Cemetery, Presque Isle, Aroostook, ME:  May the hand of God be upon you / PETERS / Dad / Alphonse / Dec. 20, 1909 / May 15, 1985 / Mom / Edwina J. / June 15, 1915 / July 17, 2004

Marker: Alphonse L. Peters / US Army / World War II / Dec. 20, 1909 - May 15, 1985


Mary Dolores 'Lucie' Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 10 January 2005:  Lucie Pelletier.  Caribou - Lucie Pelletier, 92, beloved wife of the late Leo Pelletier, died at a Caribou healthcare facility Jan. 9, 2005.  She was born at Robertville, N.B., Canada, Feb. 19, 1912, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Beaudreau) Peters.  Lucie was a Caribou resident for many years, where she was a devoted member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Active in her community, she was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne, Catholic Golden Age, Lions Center Senior Citizens, the Caribou Widows support group, and the Caribou Senior Citizens.  She is survived by two sons, Emile L. Pelletier and his wife, Bernice, of Washburn, Albert Pelletier of Caribou; one daughter, Darlene Pelletier Madore of Caribou; several grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Pelletier in 1982; and two sons, Philip Pelletier in 1979, Robert Pelletier in 1996; a granddaughter, Sharon Pelletier Brand in 1992; and by all of her brothers and sisters.  Family and friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, Caribou.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou, with Fr. David Raymond officiating.  Spring interment will be at the New Holy Rosary Cemetery, Caribou, Maine.


Heliodore 'Theodore' Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 17 May 1976:  Theodore S. Peters.  Caribou - Theodore S. Peters, 62, died at a Caribou hospital May 15 following a long illness.  He was born in Robertville, N.B. June 15, 1913, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Boudreau) Peters.  He was a resident of Caribou for 22 years.  He was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Army, and was a prisoner of war in Germany for 11 months.  He was decorated with the Purple Heart in 1944.  He was a member of the VFW Post in Caribou.  He is survived by his widow, Edna (Clavette) Peters of Caribou; three sons, David C. of Toronto, Ont., Dana L. of Riverview, Fla. and Michael of Caribou; two daughters, Mrs. Nilson (Judith) Tidd of Georgetown, Mass., Mrs. Gary (Cynthia) Hart of Hillsboro, Ohio; two brothers, Eddie of Stockholm and Alphonse of Presque Isle; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Long of Boston and Mrs. Laura Pelletier of Caribou; and six grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, Monday from 10 a.m. until time of funeral.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Caribou.  Military committal services will be held in St. Theresa Cemetery, Stockholm with the officers and men of the Maine National Guard and the VFW Post of Caribou officiating.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Theresa's Cemetery, Presque Isle, Aroostook, ME:  PETERS / Edna Clavette / Sept. 21, 1919 / May 14, 1983 / Theodore S. / SSGT US Army / World War II / June 15, 1913 / May 15, 1976


Cleophas Avila 'William Avila Peters' Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Saturday, 4 November 1950:  Woodsman Killed by Log near Moro - Moro, Nov. 3 - A 34-year old Stockholm Woods worker was almost instantly killed here Thursday when he was crushed beneath a heavy log.  County Medical Examiner Bernard H. Gagnon of Houlton, said that William D. Peters was yarding logs with a team of horses when the mishap occurred.  Everard L. Bates of Moro, by whom Peters was employed, discovered the fatally-injured workman.  Gagnon said that the heavy log apparently rolled over on the woodsman, fracturing his skull.  He was born at Campbellton, N.B., son of Joseph and Catherine (Budreau) Peters, coming to the United States in 1918.  He had been a resident of Stockholm for the past 10 years.  Remains are at Morgan's funeral home.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Paul St. Peter, his wife, Mrs. Rose (Viel) Peters; three daughters, Joyce, Meriene and Mona; and one son, Thomas, all of Stockholm; two sisters, Mrs. Leo Pelkey of Caribou and Mrs. Evelyn Bishop, of Stockholm; and four brothers, Joseph, of Fort Kent, Edward, of Colby, and Alphonse and Leo of Stockholm.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic church, Stockholm, with the Rev. Gaston Auger, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Stockholm.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Theresa's Cemetery, Stockholm, Aroostook, ME:  Husband / William A. / Peters / 1916 - 1950


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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

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- New Brunswick marriages in RED also from Vital Statistics Records (online)


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