Jean Pitre

1852 Houma, Louisiana 1944 Houma, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (8th child of Lucien Simeon Pitre/Marie Josephine Helene Babin); all known surname descendants:

               7          Jean Pitre  b: 10 October 1852  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 19 December 1944  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                 +Camilla Darce  b: 18 August 1862  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 27 May 1878  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Philippe Bannon/Estelle Honorine Eve Lirette]; d: 18 April 1954  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           8          Marie Eliska Pitre  b: 23 May 1879  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 5 September 1961  Belle Chasse, Plaquemines, LA

                                          +Adam Albert Babin  b: March 1877; m: 4 October 1897  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: Bet. 1905-1910  Terrebonne, LA               

                           8          Marie Josephine Pitre  b: 21 July 1881  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 19 March 1960  New Orleans, LA

                                          +Henry Babin  b: Abt. 1885;  m: 11 May 1905  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: Aft. March 1960

                           8          Marie Emma Pitre  b: 11 May 1883  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 4 August 1953  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Paul Joseph Smith  b: Abt. 1878  Terrebonne, LA; m: 19 March 1902  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Felix/Elmire Vito]; d: 30 April 1953  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           8          John Wilson Pitre  b: 28 January 1885  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 29 July 1946  Jackson, East Feliciana, LA

                                          +Eunice Leblanc  b: Abt. 1896  Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1911 [Charles/Mary Thibodeaux]; d: 29 July 1943  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           8          Joseph Willie Pitre  b: 16 March 1886  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: April 1971  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Alice Cadiere  b: Abt. 1892  Terrebonne, LA; m: 13 October 1909  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 3 February 1931  Terrebonne, LA

                           8          Marie Nettie Pitre  b: 3 August 1888  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 1 November 1906  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           8          Philippe Odressi Pitre  b: 9 September 1890  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 17 February 1976  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Ezar Engeran  b: Abt. 1893; m: 30 September 1912  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Charles/Eva Smith] (divorced 30 July 1920); d: 22 November 1946  New Orleans, LA

                                       *2nd Wife of Philippe Odressi Pitre:

                                          +Olivia J. Pitre  b: 30 November 1902  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 2 July 1927  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Aubert Lee/Mary Octavia Babin]; d: 23 August 1983  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           8          Joseph Heklan Pitre  b: 1 May 1894  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: Bef. 1900



Notes for Jean Pitre:


- 1900 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  John Pitre 46 (day laborer), wife of 21 years Cora 37, Marie 18, Emma 17, Wilson 15, Willie 14, Nettie 11, Odressie 8.

- 1910 Terrebonne, LA:  John Pitre 55 (laborer/wood chopper), wife of 32 years Camilla 47 (6 of 8 children still living), widowed daughter Eliska 31 and her children Alvin Babin 7 & Annie Babin 4; Wilson 24 (field laborer), Odressie 19 (field laborer).

- 1920 Daigleville, Terrebonne, LA:  John Pitre 66 (farm laborer), wife Camilla 55, Lee S. 22 (oyster boat/laborer), Wilbur 19 (oyster boat/laborer), Mary 17 (oyster boat/laborer), Albert 14 (oyster boat/laborer), Evela 12 (oyster packery/laborer), Odressie 10.    [John & Camilla appear correct, but the names/ages of the children don't.]


- 1930


- 1940 Connely, Terrebonne, LA:  Odrisse Pitre 43 [$600 house value], wife Olive 37, Erna 5; parents Eugene Pitre 87 & wife Camelia 78.   [Pitre Lane]

- 1950 Daigleville, Terrebonne, LA:  Audrie Petrie 59 oyster shucker/seafood, wife Olevia 47, Urna 15, widowed mother Comelia 88.

WW1 registration records (sons): 

John Wilson Pitre:  Wilson Johnny Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 28 Jan 1885; Eunice Leblanc Pitre; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & blond hair.

Joseph Willie Pitre:  Joseph Willie Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 17 Mar 1886; Alice Codiere Pitre; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & blond hair.

Philippe Odressi Pitre:  Odressi Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 9 Sep 1892 (Houma); wife & child; medium height, slender build; dark eyes & dark hair.


Obituaries for the children:

Marie Eliska Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 6 September 1961:  Of Belle Chasse, La., on Tuesday, September 5, 1961 at 7:55 o'clock a.m., Eliska Pitre, beloved wife of the late Adam Babin, mother of Mrs. John Ates, daughter of the late Camilla Dorcey and John Pitre, sister of Willie and Odressie Pitre and the late Mrs. Mary Babin, Mrs. Paul Smith and Wilson Pitre; also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, aged 83 years, a native of Houma, La., and a resident of Belle Chasse, La. for the past 22 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey, La., on Wednesday, September 6, 1961, at 8:15 o'clock a.m.  Requiem Mass at Holy Rosary church, Houma, La., at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in St. Francis de Sales cemetery, Houma, La.


Marie Josephine Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 21 March 1960:  On Saturday, March 19, 1960, at 11:30 o'clock p.m., Mary Pitre, aged 78 years, beloved wife of Henry Babin; mother of Hewitt, Robert and the Reverend Enos Babin, C.S.S.R., Louis and Miller Babin, sister of Mrs. Eliska Babin, William and Odressie Pitre and also the late Emma Smith and Wilson and Nitte Pitre; also survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Pan-American Furniture Factory, Heebe Bakery and congregation and altar society of Redemptorist parish, are invited to attend the funeral from the home of E.J. Ranson and Sons, Inc., 1024 Elysian Fields Ave., on Monday, March 21, 1960 at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Services at St. Alphonsus church.  Interment in St. Francis De Sales cemetery, Houma, La.


Marie Nettie Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 2 November 1906: Young Girl Found Dead - Houma, La., Nov. 2 - Miss Nellie Pitre, fifteen-year-old daughter of Jean Pitre, was found dead in bed yesterday, from natural causes.  The remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery.



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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)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- 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:  31 August 2022.