John Pitre

1871 Bathurst, New Brunswick 1953 Bangor, Maine



Continuation of tree (4th child of Jean 'Pierre' Pitre/Anastasie Doyle); all known surname descendants:

               8       John Pitre  b: 1 January 1871  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 23 March 1953  Bangor, Penobscot, ME

                                + Henriette Arseneau (aka Burns)  b: 6 February 1874  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 25 February 1895  Orono, Penobscot, ME [*Basile/Marguerite Hache]; d: 2 May 1936  Brewer, Penobscot, ME

                           9        Stanley Francis 'Johny' Peters  b: 17 April 1895  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 23 January 1922  S. Brewer, Penobscot, ME

                           9        Catherine Peters  b: 10 May 1896  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: Bef. 1900

                           9        Bernard John Peters  b: 15 April 1898  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 29 January 1922  S. Brewer, Penobscot, ME

                           9        Irene A. Peters  b: 7 April 1900  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 28 September 1900  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                           9        Dora Schabelle Peters  b: 13 May 1903  Brewer, Penobscot, ME; d: 3 December 1920  Brewer, Penobscot, ME

                           9        Carroll E. Peters  b: 2 November 1904  Brewer, Penobscot, ME; d: 11 October 1948  Hampden, Penobscot, ME

                                       + Leone Rose Kiah  b: 6 March 1907  Bangor, Penobscot, ME; m: 27 December 1926  Maine [William Andrew/Alice Dougherty]; d: 28 October 1995  Savannah, Chatham, GA

                           9        Franklin Ormand Peters  b: 5 January 1909  Brewer, Penobscot, ME; d: 16 October 1962  Bangor, Penobscot, ME

                                        +Ila Alice Boynton  b: 1913  Maine; m: 1 September 1930; d: 18 September 2007  Ellsworth, Penobscot, ME



Notes for John Pitre:


- 1900 Orono, Penobscot, Maine:  John J. Peters 28 (day laborer), wife of 6 years Hattie 26, Francis S. 5, John B. 2.


- 1910 Brewer, Penobscot, ME:  John J. Peters 37 (paper mill/cutter), wife of 16 years Hattie 35, Stanly F. 15, Bernard J. 12, Doris I. 7, Carrol E. 5, Franklin C. 1 year 5 months.


- 1920 Brewer, Penobscot, ME:  John Peters 47 (paper mill/laborer), wife Harriett 44, Stanley 24, Bernard 21, Doris 16, Carroll 15, Franklin 11.


- 1930 Brewer, Penobscot, ME:  John J. Peters 58, wife Harriett 53, Franklin T. 21.

- 1940 Brewer, Penobscot, ME:  Widower John J. Peters 66 laborer/paper mill.

Alien Registration, Brewer, ME, 9 July 1940:  John James Peters, 19 King's Court, S. Brewer; in US/ME 47 years; b. 1 Jan 1874 Bathurst NB; mar w/2 children; works in finishing dept. paper mill at Eastern Corp.

Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Tuesday, 24 March 1953:  John J. Peters - The death of John J. Peters, 83, occurred at a convalescent home here Monday following a long illness.  Born in Bathurst, N.B., he had lived in Maine a number of years, and for 45 years was employed at the Eastern Corporation at South Brewer.  Surviving are a son, Franklin Peters of Brewer; two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Trainor, and Miss Gertrude Peters, both of Waterville; two brothers, Joseph of Orono and Bernard of Portland; and several grandchildren.  The remains are at the Kelleher funeral home, 119 Cedar street.  Funeral services will be held at St. John's Catholic church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.

Notes for Henriette Arseneau (aka Burns):

- * Henriette's baptism in the Bathurst parish register states that she was 'Henriette of unknown parents, but believed to have been born on the 6th to a local family.  Sponsors (godparents) were Basil Arsineau & Phoebe Hachey.'  She was listed as a daughter in Basil's household in the 1881 census.

Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 4 May 1936:  Mrs. John J. Peters - Mrs. Harriet Burns Peters, 60, wife of John J. Peters, died at her home, 487 South Main Street, Brewer, early Saturday morning after a long illness following a shock sustained 12 months ago.  Surviving besides her husband are two sons and eight grandchildren: Franklin O. Peters of Bluehill; Carroll Edward Peters of Brewer; Franklin O. Peters, Jr., Priscilla Ann Peters, Stanley Francis Peters, of Bluehill, Lorraine Alice Peters, Carroll E. Peters, Jr., Bernard Peters, Jean and Jeannette Peters of Brewer.  Born in Bathurst, N.B., she had long lived in Brewer and was a devoted member of St. Teresa's Catholic church.  Of a fine, generous personality, she had many friends.  The funeral will be in St. Teresa's church, Monday morning at 9, with the interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.


WWI registration records (sons):

Bernard John Peters:  John Bernard Peters; Brewer, ME; born 15 Apr 1898; Hattie Peters; short height, medium build; blue eyes & brown hair; machinist.


Obituaries for the children:

Stanley Francis 'Johny' Peters:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 25 January 1922:  Brewer - Military Funeral for Stanley F. Peters:  The death of Stanley Francis Peters occurred Monday at his home in South Brewer at the age of 26 years.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Peters, and three brothers, Bernard, Carl and Franklin Peters.  He was born in Orono but came to Brewer when a small boy and was educated in the public schools.  He served in the World War, enlisting in 1917, and serving three years in Troop C, 12th U.S. Cavalry.  Mr. Peters was a member of the Knights of Columbus lodge and a charter member of Daniel E. Geagan post, American Legion of this city.  He was employed with the Eastern Mfg. Co. and his death followed a long period of ill health.  He was highly esteemed and respected by a wide circle of friends.  Sympathy will be extended to the family.  The funeral services will be held at St. Teresa's Catholic Church at 9 o'clock this morning and will be conducted with military honors by Daniel E. Geagan post.


Bernard John Peters:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 30 January 1922:  The death of Bernard J. Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Peters of South Brewer, occurred on Sunday at his home in South Brewer at the age of 23 years, after a decline of about two years.  His brother Stanley J. Peters died last week.  Funeral services will be held in St. Teresa's church at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning.


Carroll E. Peters:  Death:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 11 October 1948:  Two Bangor Men Perish as Flames Destroy River Cottage at Hampden.- Two men perished in a fire which destroyed a cottage on a high bank overlooking the Penobscot river at Hampden early Sunday morning.  The bodies, which were burned beyond recognition, were tentatively identified by Sheriff John K. Farrar as those of Carroll Peters, 43, and George Leslie Chapman, 38, both of Bangor.  The sheriff said that Peters had occupied the Hampden cottage as guest of an absent family; that Peters and Chapman, acquaintances, had been seen together in a Bangor restaurant Saturday night; and that two men answering their descriptions had left a Hampden bus late that night at the road leading to the river cottage.  Both were missing yesterday, the sheriff said.  Peters had been employed for some time by the Eastern Auto Supply company in Bangor while Chapman, who received his discharge from the U. S. Army last June after nearly six years of service, had recently been employed as a short order cook at a Bangor restaurant.  A motorist, driving along Route 1 in Hampden, discovered the flaming cottage about 4 a.m. and notified Bangor police.  Officers Neal Ryder and James Griffin investigated and they aroused Thomas McDonough of Hampden, whose home is located on the state highway opposite the road leading to the riverbank cottage which was ablaze. (More details followed.)

- The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 13 October 1948:  (After agreeing on the identification of the bodies) - Funeral services for Peters will be held this morning at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic church while those for Chapman will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Mt. Hope cemetery.  Peters is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John Beecher, Philadelphia, Pa., and Jean and Jeanette Peters, twins, both of Bangor; a son, Bernard Peters, U. S. N.; his father, John J. Peters, and a brother, Franklin Peters of Brewer.


Franklin Ormand Peters:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wedesday, 17 October 1962:  Franklin O. Peters - The death of Franklin O. Peters, 56, occurred Tuesday in a local hospital.  He was born in South Brewer, the son of John and Harriett (Burns) Peters.  He was manager of food and beverages for the Azure Tides Hotel, Sarasota Beach, Fla.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ila Peters, Bangor; a daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Walton, Plattsburg, N.Y.; two sons, Franklin O. Peters Jr., Littleton, Mass., and Stanley Peters, Winthrop, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Kelleher Funeral Home, 119 Cedar Street.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Tombstone Inscription, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor:  Lord / have / mercy / Franklin O. Peters / 1909 - 1962 / his wife / Ila Boynton / 1913 - 2007



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