Joseph Pitre

1831 Rustico, PEI – after 1907 Maine



Continuation of tree (6th child of Simon Pitre/2nd wife Marie Doucet); all known surname descendants:

                   7     Joseph Pitre  b: 18 July 1831  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: Aft. 1907  Fairfield, Somerset, ME

                              +Pelagie Arseneau  b: 31 August 1833  Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 8 November 1853  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI [Claude/Marie Arseneau]; d: 15 May 1899  St. Paul, Kent, NB

                         8        Leon Pitre  b: 17 February 1855  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: Aft. 1921  PEI

                                      +Marie Lebrun  b: 26 January 1866  Rustico, PEI; m: 10 August 1881  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI [Joseph/Helene Doucet]; d: Aft. 1916

                                   *2nd Wife of Leon Pitre:

                                      +Judith Poirier (Allain)  b: Abt. 1876  PEI; m: Abt. 1919; d: Aft. 1921

                         8        Catharine Pitre  b: 29 July 1856  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI

                         8        Marie Pitre  b: 13 June 1858  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI

                                      + Gilbert Gallant  b: 6 April 1852  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; m: 4 May 1875  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI [Victor/Judith Pitre]

                         8        Margaret Pitre  b: 21 April 1860  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: Aft. 1901

                                     + Camille Clement Godin  b: 8 May 1869  St. Pierre aux Liens, Caraquet, Gloucester, NB; m: 26 January 1899  St. Michael, Chatham, Northumberland, NB [Eugene/Julie Chaisson]; d: Aft. 1901

                         8        Albert Pitre  b: 3 May 1862  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 17 March 1923  St. Paul, Kent, NB

                                      + Madeleine Bernard  b: 14 February 1865  St. Jacques, Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 15 April 1888  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA  [Israel/Marine Cormier]; d: 18 August 1952  Shediac, Northumberland, NB

                         8        Thessalonique Pitre  b: 19 April 1864  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: Bef. 1881  

                         8        Lucien Pitre  b: 3 August 1865  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 10 December 1951  St. Louis, Kent, NB

                                      + Henriette Gallant  b: 15 January 1868  New Brunswick; m: Abt. 1893 [Theophile/Helene Arsenault]; d: 12 October 1951  St. Louis, Kent, NB

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

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

                                    *2nd Wife of Jean Pitre:

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

                         8        Henry Pitre  b: 31 July 1869  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 1954  Westbrook, Cumberland, ME

                                      +Emilienne ‘Marianne’ Gallant  b: 20 July 1870  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; m: 26 November 1889  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI [Thomas/Marie Gallant]; d: 22 July 1914  Westbrook, Cumberland, ME

                                   *2nd Wife of Henry Pitre:

                                      +Marie Alice Albina Parent (Charette)  b: 23 March 1878  Cap Chat, St. Norbert, Gaspe Nord, Quebec; m: 27 July 1927  Westbrook, Cumberland, ME [Xavier/Aurore Dugasse]; d: 8 February 1962  Windham, Cumberland, ME

                         8        Catherine Pitre  b: 22 January 1872  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: Bef. 1881

                         8        Simon Pitre  b: 19 August 1873  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 17 April 1945  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                                      +Margaret LeBreton  b: 8 April 1885  Chatham, Northumberland, NB; m: 17 February 1903  St. Michael, Chatham, Northumberland, NB [Charles/Basilise Landry]; d: 1 March 1949  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                         8        Gilbert Pitre  b: 4 January 1876  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 15 January 1921  Fairfield, Somerset, ME

                                      +Mary Couturier (aka Taylor)  b: December 1881  St. Francis, Canada; m: 15 September 1907  Fairfield, Somerset, ME [Henry/Selina Carey]; d: 30 May 1957  Waterville, Kennebec, ME

                         8        Priscille Pitre  b: 26 April 1878  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: Aft. 1891

                         8        Emilie 'Mary Ann' Pitre  b: 18 November 1880  St. Marie, Kent, NB; d: 27 October 1952  Anson, Somerset, ME

                                      +Charles LeBreton  b: 13 June 1877  Chatham, Northumberland, NB; m: 21 September 1900 [Charles/Bessie Landry]; d: 5 December 1957  Skowhegan, Somerset, ME



Notes for Joseph Pitre:


- 1881 St. Mary's, Kent, New Brunswick:  Joseph Pitre 50 (farmer), wife Pelagie 45, Leon 26 (sailor), Marguerite 19, Albert 17, Lucien 14, Jean 13, Henrie 11, Simon 8, Gilbert 6, Pricille 4, Emilie 5 months.

- 1891 PEI, Lot 4E2:  Joseph Peters 60 (farmer), wife Mary Ann 58, Maggie 26, John 24, Howard [sic Lucien] 22 (factory hand/Lobster Rd.), Simon 15, Gilbert 13, Priscilla 12, Mary Ann 10; son Henry Peters 21 (farmer), wife Mary 20, Benjamin 1.


- 1901 Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick:  Joseph Pe--- 70, Simon 25; living with daughter Maggie 30, husband Clement Goudin 31 & son Stanley 1.

Obituaries for the children:

Albert Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Paul Cemetery:  Albert Pitre / 1863 - 1923 / son epouse / Madeleine Bernard / 1865 1952


Lucien Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Paul Cemetery:  (wooden marker) Lucien Pitre  //  (wooden marker) Henriette Gallan Pitre


Jean Pitre:  Nashua Telegraph, 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, 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.


Simon Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 18 April 1945:  Simon Peters.  Orono, April 17 - Simon Peters, 63, died April 17 after a brief illness.  He was born in Rustico, P.E.I., son of Joseph and Bernice Arsenault Peters.  For the past 35 years he had lived in Orono.  Besides his wife, Margaret LeBreton Peters, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Duguay of Orono and Mrs. Leo Cote of Old Town; a brother, Henry of Westbrook; a sister, Mrs. Charles LeBreton of Anson, and 12 grandchildren.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock.


Emilie 'Mary Ann' Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Tuesday, 28 October 1952:  Mrs. Minnie Lebreton.  Madison, Oct. 27 - Mrs. Minnie Lebreton, 71, died at her home in Anson today following a long illness.  She was born Nov. 18, 1880, at St. Marie, N.B., daughter of Joseph and Pelagie Arsenault Peter.  She married Charles Lebreton of Chatham, N.B., Oct. 1, 1900, and for the past 25 years, has made her home in Anson.  Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, John and Walter of Madison, Henry of Anson, and Charles, Jr., of Osgood, Ind.; eight daughters, Mrs. Priscilla Parish of Raleigh, N.C.; Mrs. Bessie Bouchard and Mrs. Sylvia Deroche of Madison; Mrs. Margaret Martin and Mrs. Virginia Bouchard of Old Town; Mrs. Evangeline Quimby, Mrs. Leona Berry and Mrs. Bernice Beaumont, all of Anson; two brothers, John Peters of Fitchburg, Mass., and Henry Peters of Augusta; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the residence in Anson.  High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the St. Sebastian church in Madison with the Rev. John J. Beecher, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Sebastian cemetery, Madison.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Sebastian Cemetery, Madison, Somerset, ME:  LeBRETON / Emelie P. / 1880 - 1952 / Charles J. / 1877 - 1957



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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:  19 April 2021.