Joseph Pitre

1876 Bathurst, New Brunswick 1955 Seattle, WA



Continuation of tree (9th child of Augustin Pitre/Louise Elizabeth Daigle); all known surname descendants:

              8        Joseph Pitre  b: 8 July 1876  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 15 February 1955  Seattle, King, WA

                                + Mabel Irene Calkins  b: 8 April 1887  Chippewa, Wisconsin; m: 8 June 1902  New Auburn, Rusk, WI [Albert/Olive Gaylor] (Married Ste. Famille, Bathurst, NB on 13 December 1908.  Noted: These parties came from New Auburn, Wis. U.S. a few weeks ago with 4 children where they were married by a Justice of the Peace and
to which place they are returning again tomorrow.)
; d: 23 October 1955  Seattle, King, WA

                          9         Gladys Geraldine Pete  b: 28 November 1903  Grand Rapids, Wood, WI; d: 28 February 1984  Tacoma, Pierce, WA

                                         +Percival Peter Wocelka  b: 2 February 1897  Medford, WI; m: Abt. 1922 [Peter Paul/Ida Molzner] (divorced); d: 17 February 1991  Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN

                                       *2nd Husband of Gladys Geraldine Pete:

                                         +John Otho Cox  b: 13 December 1904  Montpelier, Williams, OH; m: 9 August 1928  Seattle, King, WA [Cassius M./Fanny Mercer]; d: 17 April 1975  Tacoma, Pierce, WA

                          9         Edward Glen Pete  b: 16 January 1905  New Auburn, Chippewa, WI; d: 27 March 1940  Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, ID

                                       +Julia Marie Van Blaricom (Coon)  b: 19 January 1905  Santiago, Sherburne, MN; m: 14 January 1932  Seattle, King, WA [Abraham Lincoln/Emma Sophia Hill]; d: 29 April 1981  Lane, OR

                          9         Albert Augustine Pete  b: 31 October 1906  New Auburn, Chippewa, WI; d: 4 June 1964  Seattle, King, WA

                                        +Mary Madeleine 'Lena' Zais  b: 28 January 1909  Wisconsin; m: Abt. 1930; d: 1 February 1980  Seattle, King, WA

                          9         Olive Louisa Pitre  b: July 1908  New Auburn, Chippewa, WI; d: 3 December 1908  Bathurst Village, Gloucester, NB

                          9         Dorothy S. Pete  b: July 1909  Sampson, Chippewa, WI; d: 24 August 1931  Seattle, King, WA

                                       +Harold Coleman  b: Abt. 1908  Wisconsin; m: 21 December 1927  Crystal Falls, Iron, MI

                          9         Joseph Anton Pete  b: 14 August 1911  Vera, Appomattox, VA; d: March 1987  Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, ID

                                        +unknown    (divorced)

                                      *2nd Wife of Joseph Anton Pete:

                                        +Lucille K. Millison  b: 26 October 1910  Ismay, James, MT; m: 28 September 1935  Colfax, Whitman, WA [Van/Nettie Thayer]; d: November 1984  Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho

                          9         Ruben Leroy Pete  b: 12 March 1915  Rice Lake, Barron, WI; d: 16 December 1962  Seattle, King, WA

                                       +Thelma M. Ostroski  b: Abt. 1922  Helena Mission, King, WA; m: 19 July 1954  Seattle, King, WA

                                      *2nd Wife of Ruben Leroy Pete:

                                       +Marguerite Alice Dilley  b: 10 August 1912; m: 24 December 1959  Seattle, King, WA; d: 18 December 1985  Kitsap Co., WA

                          9         Eudora Irene Pete  b: 24 January 1917  Rice Lake, Barron, WI; d: 20 December 1996  Federal Way, King, WA

                                        +Wilbur Joseph Bell  b: 28 August 1910  Des Moines, Polk, IA; m: 15 April 1933  Seattle, King, WA; d: 15 September 1967  Seattle, King, WA

                                       *2nd Husband of Eudora Irene Pete:

                                        +Orval Emmet Stevenson  b: 22 August 1914  Greenwood, Cass, NE; m: 5 March 1971  Seattle, King, WA; d: 5 February 2005  Federal Way, King, WA

                          9         Myrta Belle Pete  b: 19 July 1920  Beltrami Co., MN; d: 19 April 1996  Hudson, Pasco, FL

                                        +Wallace J. Huff  b: 17 April 1914  Washington; m: 24 July 1937  Seattle, King, WA; d: 26 October 1996  Renton, King, WA

                                       *2nd Husband of Myrta Belle Pete:

                                        +Alfred James Hobbie  b: 24 April 1917  Newell, Buena Vista, IA; m: 28 July 1957  Mt. Vernon, Skagit, WA [Alfred/Ethel Point]; d: 20 February 1958  Seattle, King, WA



Notes for Joseph Pitre:


- 1905 Lawrence, Rusk, Wisconsin:  Joseph Pete 25 (laborer), wife Mabel I. 18, Gladys 2, Glen 6 months.


- 1910 Sampson, Chippewa, WI:  Joseph J. Pete 33 (farmer), wife of 8 years Mable I. 23 (4 of 5 children still living), Gladys G. 6, Edward Glenn 5, Albert A. 3, Dorothy S. 9 months.


- 1920 Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota:  Joseph Pete 43 (laborer/Bemidji Mfg.), wife Irene 32, Gladys 16 (dishwasher/hotel), Glen 14, Albert 13, Dorothy 10, Joseph 8, Ruben 4, Irene 2.


- 1930 Seattle, King, Washington:  Joseph J. Pete 45 (laborer/paper mill), wife Irene 39 (machine operator/dressmaking), Joseph Jr. 18 (laborer/bed factory), Rueben 15, Irene 13, Myrtabelle 10; widowed daughter Dorothy Coleman 20 (machine operator/dressmaking), her son Jimmy 1 year 6 months.  Son Glen E. Pete 25 (farm laborer), boarder on a farm in Mica Bay, Kootenai, Idaho.


- 1940 Seattle, King, WA:  Joseph J. Pete 63 laborer/sewer project, wife Irene 52  [8153 - 18th SW]


1938 Seattle, WA Directory:  Pete, Jos J. (Mabel I) h8403 9th av SW


Obituary:  Seattle Post Intelligencer (WA), Thursday, 17 February 1955:  Pete, Joseph James, age 78 years.  Husband of Mable, father of Albert, Joseph Jr. and Ruben, Mrs. John Cox, Mier Lake, Wn., Mrs. Wilbur Bell and Mrs. Wallace Huff Seattle.  Brother of Mrs. Mary Ann Haschey of Canada.  Funeral services Saturday, 1 p.m., Yarington White Center Funeral Home.


Tombstone Inscriptions:  Riverton Crest Cemetery, Tukwila:  Joseph James Pete / 1876 - 1955  //  Mable Irene Pete / 1887 - 1955


Notes for Mabel Irene Calkins:

Obituary:  Seattle Post Intelligencer (WA), Tuesday, 25 October 1955:  Pete, Mabel, aged 68 years.  Beloved mother of Albert, Joseph & Reuben, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs. Wilbur Bell, Mrs. Wallace Huff, 23 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren, sister of Mrs. Myrta Gibson, Effie Prekle, Tacoma & Reuben Calkins.  Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Yarington White Center Funeral Home.


Obituaries for the children:

Gladys Geraldine Pete:  News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), Thursday, 1 March 1984:  Gladys G. Cox, 80, of Tacoma, died Tuesday.  She was born in Wisconsin and had resided in the Tacoma area 34 years.  Mrs. Cox was a member of the auxiliary of Wild West Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  Morley-Mellinger Funeral Home is in charge.


Edward Glen Pete:  Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, WA), Thursday, 28 March 1940:  Special Serum Came too Late - Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, March 28 - A desperate, last-minute attempt to save the life of Edward Glenn Pete, 35, through use of a special serum, failed when he died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.  Northwest Airlines rushed the serum to Spokane by plane from the University of Oregon at Eugene, its only source in the northwest, and it was brought from Spokane by auto.  Pete, who had run a temperature of 105 degrees for three days, died just after the serum arrived.  He suffered a form of spinal meningitis.  He is survived by his wife, Julia; a daughter, Virginia, and a son, Glenn, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pete, and three sisters and three brothers, all on the Coast.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Cassedy chapel, the Rev. W. J. Webster officiating, with burial in Forest cemetery.

Tombstone Inscription, Forest Cemetery, Coeur d' Alene, Kootenai, Idaho:  E. Glen Pete / 1905 - 1940


Albert Ausgustine Pitre:  Seattle Daily Times, Sunday, 7 June 1964:  Albert A. Pete, age 58.  Beloved husband of Mary.  Father of Albert, Delbert, Ronald, Donald, Phillip, Keith, and Vincent, Mrs. Dale (Donna) Romberg; all Seattle; Mrs. Neil (Mary) Fisher, Chehalis, Wash.; Mrs. Jerry (Evone) Bradbury, Bremerton.  Brother of Joseph Pete, and Mrs. Irene Bell, of Seattle, and Mrs. Gladys Cox, of Tacoma.  Member of the Carpenters Union.  Services Tuesday, 1 p.m.  Yarington's White Center Funeral Home

Tombstone Inscription, Riverton Crest Cemetery, Tukwila:  Albert A. Pete / 1906 - 1964  //  Mary M. Pete / 1909 - 1980


Dorothy S. Pete: Coroner's Inquiry, Seattle Daily Times, Thursday, 27 August 1931:  Responsibility for further investigation into the death of Mrs. Dorothy Coleman, 22-year-old mother, at St. Luke's Hospital after an illegal operation performed before she reached the hospital, rested upon the prosecuting attorney's office today.  Unable to fix blame upon any of the several witnesses examined yesterday, a coroner's jury last evening returned a verdict finding merely that Mrs. Coleman died as a consequence of the operation.  Testimony indicated the young woman's condition might have been brought about by herself.  Drs. Carl Hoffman and John Wetherspoon testified they had been called to the maternity home conducted by Mrs. Margaret A. Parsons at 1001 W. Ray St. and had found Mrs. Coleman in such critical condition they sent her to the hospital as a meningitis case, believing she was suffering from that malady.  Mrs. Parsons said Mrs. Coleman had come to her suffering from the effects of an operation apparently self-performed.


Ruben Leroy Pete:  Seattle Daily Times, Wednesday, 19 December 1962:  Ruben Pete - Funeral services for Ruben Pete, 47, of 14115 Aurora Av. N., who died Sunday of a heart attack, will be at 1 o'clock tomorrow in the White Center Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow.  Mr. Pete was born in Rice Lake, Wis.  He had lived in Seattle since he was 7.  He was a warehouseman.  He was a member of the Salmon Bay Eagles and Local 117, Warehousemen's Union.  Surviving are his wife, Marguerite; a daughter, Mrs. Judith Patterson, Seattle; three stepdaughters, Melodee A. Lynch and Mrs. Louis Martinez, both of Seattle, and Mrs. Melvin Karn, Petaluma, Calif.; four stepsons, Victor D. Rees, Robert R. Rees and Jack E. Scott, all of Seattle, and Gerald R. Scott, Chula Vista, Calif.; two brothers, Joseph and Albert Pete, both of Seattle, and three sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Bell, Seattle, Mrs. Gladys Cox, Tacoma, and Mrs. Tony Rees, Renton.


Eudora Irene Pete:  Tombstone Inscription, Riverton Crest Cemetery, Tukwila:  Eudora I. Stevenson / 1917 - 1996




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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Some items in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919), and online marriage certificates.


Last updated:  29 April 2019.