John Simpre Pitre

1860 Thibodaux, LA 1887 Breaux Bridge, LA



Continuation of tree (6th child of 'Jean Baptiste' Ruphin Pitre/Marie Celesie Lejeune); all known surname descendants:

                    8         John Simpre Pitre  b: 21 June 1860  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: September 1887  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA

                                  +Cecilia Melancon  b: 28 September 1862  St. Martin, LA; m: 28 January 1884  St. Bernard, Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA [Desire/Colastie Semere]; d: 19 March 1958  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                          9           Aloysia Pitre  b: 3 December 1885  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 17 March 1973  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                          +Eubertie Hebert  b: 3 November 1885  Acadia, LA; m: Abt. 1905  Lafayette, LA [Joseph/Rosalie Louviere]; d: 4 September 1965  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                          9           Illinois 'Ulinor' Adam Pitre  b: 12 December 1887  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 9 June 1986  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                          +Louisianaise Domingue  b: 6 June 1890  Lafayette, LA; m: 17 October 1908  Lafayette, LA [Joseph/Euphemie Benoit]; d: 14 May 1963  Scott, Lafayette, LA



Notes for John Simpre Pitre:


- 1880 St. Martin, Louisiana:  John Pete 19 (farm laborer) & Joseph Pete 21 (farm laborer), living with family of Gustave Lecompte 25 & wife Armence 22.

- 1900 Lafayette, LA:  Widow Cecilia Pitt 37, Alozia 14, Ulinor 12, living with her parents Desire Melancon 60 & Colastie 58.

- 1910 Lafayette, LA:  Widow Cecilia Melancon 47 [only 2 of 3 children still living], living with her daughter Alozia 24, her husband of 5 years Abare Hebert 24 (farmer), & their children John 3, Walter 4 months.

- 1920 Lafayette, LA:  Widow Cecilia Pitte 57, still living with family of Huberte Hebert 34 and wife Aloisa 34.


- 1930


- 1940 Lafayette, LA:  Widow Mrs. John Pitt 77 living with daughter Alozia's family.

- 1950 Lafayette, LA:  Eubertie Hebert 64 clerk/store retail grocery, wife Alosia P. 64, widowed mother-in-law Cecilia Melancon 87.

Notes for Cecilia Melancon:

MISC:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Sunday, 28 September 1952:  Mrs. John Pitt Celebrates 90th Birthday.  Mrs. John Pitt, whose grandmother lived to be 103, is celebrating her 90th birthday today.  Mrs. Pitt, the former Miss Cecilia Melancon has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Eubertie Hebert for 46 years.  She was born in St. Martin parish where she lived until she was 13 years old.  She and her late husband are the parents of two children, Mrs. Hebert of Lafayette and  Mr. Ulinor Pitt, of Scott.  One of Mrs. Pitt's favorite pasttime is reminiscencing the 'old days'.  Better known as 'Namon' by her many friends, she often tells about the time her grandmother danced a waltz at the age of 100.  She died when she was 103.  Mrs. Pitt has 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

- Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Friday, 21 March 1958:  Funeral services were held at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lafayette at a 9:30 a.m. Requiem mass today for Mrs. John Pitt, 95, the former Cecilia Melancon, who died at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eubertie Hebert, 103 Simon St. Lafayette at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.  Interment was in the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scott.  Services were conducted by Rev. Roy Edwards.  Pallbearers were Alus Hebert, John Hebert, Walter Hebert, Benoit Pitt, Paul Pitt and Johnny Pitt.  The Martin and Castille Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Obituaries for the children:

Aloysia Pitre:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Tuesday, 20 March 1973:  Mrs. Eubertie Hebert.  Funeral services were held at a 10 a.m. Requiem Mass yesterday in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for Mrs. Eubertie Hebert, 87, the former Alosia Pitt, who died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sonnier, 703 N. Washington St.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  The Rev. John F. O'Connor, O.P. of the Dominican Mission was celebrant of the funeral Mass and conducted graveside services.  Pallbearers were Kenneth R. Mouton, Edward J. Hebert, Alton Hebert, Raymond Roy, Ray Bourgeois and Alus Hebert.  Martin and Castille Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Illinois 'Ulinor' Adam Pitre:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Wednesday, 11 June 1986:  (photo)  Ulinor Pitt Sr.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at a 10 a.m. Mass in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott for Ulinor A. 'Loul' Pitt Sr., 98, who died Monday 8:25 p.m. at his residence in Scott.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Rev. Frederick O. Swenson, pastor, will officiate.  The Sts. Peter and Paul Senior Choir, accompanied on the organ by Nancy Pinchoff, will sing "Where He Leads Me", "Le voici l'agneau", "Amazing Grace" and "J'irai la voir un jour".  Survivors include four sons, Johnny Pitt, Anthony Pitt, Ulinor Pitt Jr. and Paul Pitt, all of Scott; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Louisianaise Domingue Pitt on May 14, 1963; three sons, Camille Pitt on June 15, 1971, Benoit Pitt on August 7, 1982 and Julien U. S. Pitt on March 7, 1918; one sister, Alozia P. Hebert and one grandchild.  A native of Breaux Bridge and a resident of Scott for the past 73 years, Mr. Pitt was the son of the late John Pitt and the former Cecilia Melancon, both natives of St. Martin Parish.  He was a retired farmer.  Mr. Pitt was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Sts. Peter and Paul Holy Name Society.  The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.  Pallbearers are Johnny Pitt, Anthony Pitt, Ulinor Pitt Jr., Paul Pitt, Donald Pitt and Donald Stemmans.  Martin and Castille Funeral Home in Scott is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Scott:  PITT / Johnny / Feb. 13, 1915 / Jan. 5, 2009 / Louisianise D. / June 6, 1890 / May 14, 1963 / Ulinor, Sr. / Dec. 12, 1887 / June 9, 1986



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- 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.

Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).


Last updated:  13 August 2022.