Jean Pitre

1867 Rustico, PEI 1953 New Hampshire



Continuation of tree (8th child of Joseph Pitre/Pelagie Arseneau); all known surname descendants:

               8        Jean Pitre  b: 20 July 1867  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 5 June 1953  Amherst, Hillsborough, NH

                                 +Minnie 'Hermine' Fontaine  b: 20 December 1877  Quebec; m: 10 September 1900  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA [Francois/Zoe Desmarais]; d: 10 January 1915  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                           9          Daniel Henry Peters  b: 8 July 1901  Canada; d: 21 March 1972  Wilmington, Middlesex, MA

                                           +Anna Rose Beatrice  b: 1916  Boston, Suffolk, MA; m: Abt. 1937 [Joseph/Anna DiOrio]; d: 18 August 1979  Wilmington, Middlesex, MA

                           9          Gilbert Joseph Peters  b: 1 September 1903  Fairfield, Somerset, ME; d: 13 December 1978  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA

                                           +Leah H. Leblanc  b: 29 December 1905  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; m: 30 July 1923  St. Joseph's, Fitchburg, Worcester, MA [Edward/Cecile Legere]; d: 22 December 1997  Leominster, Worcester, MA

                           9          Frederick Robert Peters  b: 25 September 1907  Fairfield, Somerset, ME; d: 27 September 1949  Amherst, Hillsborough, NH

                                           +Hazel Mary Grassett  b: 15 December 1913  Charlotte, Chittenden, VT; m: 16 March 1935  Nashua, Hillsborough, NH [George/Lucy Gervais]; d: 27 August 1995  Santa Barbara, CA

                           9          Raymond George Peters  b: 15 July 1910  Fairfield, Somerset, ME; d: Aft. September 1949  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA


                          *2nd Wife of Jean Pitre:

                                 +Exilda Boucher  b: 27 November 1878  St. Robert, New Brunswick; m: 16 September 1916  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA [Patrick/Marguerite Mayers]; d: 10 December 1953  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA



Notes for Jean Pitre:


- 1910 Fairfield, Somerset, Maine:  John Peters 40 pulp mill laborer, wife of 9 years Minnie 32, Daniel 8, Gilbert 6, Frederick 2.


- 1920 Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts:  John Peters 52 paper maker/paper mill, wife Exceilda 31, Gilbert 16 sailor/Navy, Daniel 18 laborer/railroad, Frederick 12, Raymond 9.   [606 Westminster Street]


- 1930 Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire:  John Peters 60 farmer/own place, wife Exilda 52, Frederick R. 22 ship fitter/ships, Raymond G. 19 seaman/ship (listed elsewhere as omitted); widowed mother-in-law Margaret Boucher 75.  [3 Reed's Ferry Road]


- 1940 Amherst, Hillsborough, NH:  Allan Peters 72 farmer/own farm, wife Exzelda 62.  [Ferry Road]

- 1950 Amherst, Hillsborough, NH:  John Peters 82 farmer/farm, wife Zelda 72.

Obituary:  Nashua Telegraph (NH), Saturday, 6 June 1953:  Peters - Died in Amherst, Friday, June 5, 1953, John Peters.  Friends may call at the John T. Smith and Son funeral home in Milford from 2-4 and 7-9 on Saturday and Sunday.  High mass of requiem will be celebrated at St. Patrick's church on Monday morning at 9 o'clock.  Interment will be in the family lot at St. Patrick's cemetery in Amherst.

- Nashua Telegraph (NH), Saturday, 6 June 1953:  John Peters - Amherst, June 6 - John Peters died at his home on the Milford rd at Cricket Corner in Amherst Friday after a short illness.  He was born on July 20, 1867, in Rustico, Prince Edward Island, the son of Joseph and Pelogie (Arsenault) Peters.  He came to Amherst from Fitchburg, Mass. and has resided in Amherst for 26 years.  He was a stone mason contractor.  He leaves his wife, Exilda Peters; two sons, Daniel Peters of Wellington and Gilbert Peters of Fitchburg, Mass.  L. Keeley Smith has charge of funeral arrangements.


Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Patricks Cemetery, Amherst, NH:  PETERS /  1867 - John - 1953 / 1877 - Exzelda - 1953


Notes for Exilda Boucher:

Obituary:  Nashua Telegraph (NH), Thursday, 10 December 1953:  Mrs. Exelda M. Peters - Amherst, Dec 10 - Mrs. Exelda M. Peters of Cricket Corner, a resident here for the past 26 years, died at a Fitchburg, Mass. hospital Wednesday after a long illness.  Her husband, John Peters, died last June.  She was born Nov. 27, 1878, the daughter of Patrick and Marguerita (Mahar) Boucher, and was a communicant of St. Patrick's church in Milford.  She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Martin of Windham, Mass; Mrs. Olive Richards and a third sister residing in Canada; two step-sons, Gilbert Peters of Fitchburg and Daniel Peters of Wellington, Mass.  Friends may call at the John T. Smith and Son funeral home in Milford after 5 o'clock today.


WWI registration records (sons):  

Daniel Henry Peters:  Daniel Henry Peters, Fitchburg, MA (12 Sep 1918); b. 8 Jul 1900; John Peters (father); short height, stout build; brown eyes & brown hair.


Obituaries for the children:

Daniel Henry Peters:  Boston Globe (MA), Thursday, 23 March 1972:  Peters - Of Wilmington; unexpectedly, March 21; Daniel H. of 45 Aldrich Rd.; beloved husband of Anna R. (Beatrice) Peters; brother of Gilbert Peters of Fitchburg; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Funeral from the W.S. Cavanaugh & Son Funeral Home, 374 Main St., Wilmington, Friday morning at 9:15.  Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy's Church at 10 a.m.  Friends may call Wednesday, 7-9, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  25 Year US Army veteran.

Tombstone Inscription, Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA:  PETERS / Daniel H. / 1901 - 1972 / Anna R. / 1916 - 1979


Frederick Peters:  Nashua Telegraph (NH), Tuesday, 27 September 1949:  Frederick R. Peters - Amherst, Sept. 27 -  Frederick R. Peters died suddenly early this morning at his home at Cricket Corner.  He was born in Fairfield, Me, Sept. 25, 1907, son of John and Minnie (Fontaine) Peters and had been a toolmaker at the Abbott Machine shop for the past 16 years.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel L. Peters, and two daughters, Pauline and Elaine, all of Amherst, and three brothers, Daniel Peters of Wilmington, Mass, Gilbert and Raymond Peters of Fitchburg, Mass.  Friends and relatives may call at the John T. Smith and Son funeral home, Milford, after 5 o'clock this evening.




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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Some PEI marriages in RED (no church indicated) sourced from marriages registers (no parents listed).

- Some deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919), obituaries, tombstones.

- Maine items in RED from online birth/marriage/death certificates.


Last updated:  23 June 2022.