Joseph Simon Emile Pitre

1879 Charenton, Louisiana 1927 Port Arthur, Texas



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre/2nd Wife Laura Honorine Chedotal); all known surname descendants:

               8          Joseph Simon Emile Pitre  b: 11 February 1879  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 19 March 1927  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                  +Angele Goulas  b: 12 March 1886  St. Mary, LA; m: 28 January 1903  St. John the Evangelist, Jeanerette, Iberia, LA [Alcide/Alice Provost]; d: 4 May 1951  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                           9          Simon Wesley Pitre  b: 13 April 1906  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 11 May 1946  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX  [gunshot wounds at hands of James Crawford Bannon]

                                          + Mary Mushmack    m: 25 May 1944  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX  (divorced)

                           9          R. A. 'John Hardy' Pitre  b: 24 June 1914  Sulphur, Calcasieu, LA; d: 17 October 1989  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                          +Hazel Rhouvonne Whitton  b: 9 November 1908  Timpson, Shelby, TX; m: 28 February 1953  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX [William Newton/Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough]; d: 26 June 1990  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                           9          Walter J. Pitre  b: August 1916  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 1993  Port Neches, Jefferson, TX

                                          +Rosezell ---  b: 2 June 1922; m: Aft. 1940; d: 15 January 2003  Port Neches, Jefferson, TX



Notes for Joseph Simon Emile Pitre:


- 1910 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Simon Pete 30 (farm overseer), wife of 7 years Angel 24, Westley 4.


- 1920 Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas:  Simon Petrie 40, wife Angela 32, Wesley 13, O.A. 5 years 4 months, Walter 3 years 5 months.


- 1930 Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Widow Angel Pitre 44, Wesley 23, R.A. 15, Walter 13; brother-in-law Morris Pitre 41.  [834 - 19th Street]


- 1940 Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Widow Angelgoules Pitre 65, Wesley S. 34 laborer/sugar refinery, R.A. 25 shrimper/commercial fishing, Walter 23 tank cleaner/petroleum refinery, brother-in-law Morris 52 shrimper/commercial fishing.  [834 - 19th Street]


Obituary:  Funeral services for Simon Pitre, aged 48 years, who died early Saturday morning at his residence, ... East Nineteenth, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn cemetery at Beaumont.  Pitre, who had resided in Port Arthur for 12 years, was an employee of the Texas company.  Surviving are his widow, three sons, Wesley, R.A., and Walter, all of Port Arthur; three brothers, A.J., C.F., Jr., and Morris, all of this city; and seven sisters, who are Mrs. J. O. Bodin, Mrs. A. B...eron and Mrs. Paul Boden, all of Ashton, La., and Mrs. D. Hebert, Mrs. L. Smi..., Mrs. G. Prevost, and Mrs. Paul Gautreaux, all of Port Arthur.

Tombstone Inscription:  Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Jefferson, TX:  Father / Simon Pitre / born 1879 - died 1927


Misc.:  14 December 1922, Port Arthur News (TX):  Find 'Lost' Boys - Reported to the police today as being lost in the territory back of the Texas company since 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Wesley Pitre, 10-year-old son of Simon Pitre, 834 East Nineteenth Street, and his 12-year-old companion, a boy named Kibbe, walked into Pitre's home shortly before noon today, none the worse for having been out all night, Pitre later told the police.

- Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, TX), Sunday, 1 September 1929:  Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 31 - An examining trial for Wesley Pitre 25 on a charge of aggravated assault in connection with an alleged beating administered his mother Mrs. Simon Pitre, 834 Nineteenth street Thursday night will be held probably Monday in J. D. Trusty's justice court.  Charges were filed against the man this morning by his mother.  The youth spent Thursday night in jail after having been arrested by Pat Barrington night short call officer, he was released yesterday when Mrs. Pitre said she was not going to file charges.  She changed her mind later in the day however.


Notes for Angela Goulas:

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Friday, 4 May 1951:  Port Arthur, May 4 - Mrs. Angel Pitre, 65, resident of Port Arthur for 35 years, died about 1 a.m. Friday at her home, 834 Nineteenth street, after a long illness.  Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic church.  Burial will follow in Calvary cemetery under direction of Grammier-Oberle mortuary.  Mrs. Pitre was a native of St. Mary parish, La.  Surviving are two sons, John and W. J. Pitre of Port Arthur; sister, Mrs. Tony Lonsoney of Savannah, Ga. and a brother, George Goulas of Jeanerette, La.


Obituaries for the children:

Simon Wesley Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Monday, 13 May 1946:  Port Arthur, May 13 - Catholic funeral rites were read for Wesley Pitre, 40, at St. Mary's church Monday morning, followed by burial at Calvary cemetery under direction of Clayton and Thompson funeral home.  Pitre was shot three times in the back, once in the upper right arm and once in the right side, in front of a cafe here Saturday night.

Tombstone Inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Wesley S. Pitre / born Apr. 13, 1906 / assassinated / May 11, 1946 / gone but not forgotten


R. A. 'John Hardy' Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, TX:  John Hardy Pitre / June 24 / 1914 / Oct. 17, / 1989; also John H. Pitre / PVT US Army / World War II / Jun. 24, 1914 - Oct. 17, 1989


Walter J. Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches:  Walter J. / 1916 - 1993 / PITRE / Rosezell / 1922 - 2003




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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu,

     Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.

- Texas deaths in RED taken from death certificates.


Last updated:  15 January 2021.