Joseph Walter Pitre

1883 Breaux Bridge, LA 1956 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Joseph Lesime Pitre/Letitia Lagrange); all known surname descendants:

                 9           Joseph Walter Pitre  b: 28 April 1883  Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, LA; d: 12 April 1956  New Orleans, LA

                                    +Marie Lalonde  b: 15 August 1887  Arnaudville, St. Landry, LA; m: 24 January 1907  St. Joseph, Cecilia, St. Landry, LA [George/Edmonia Aymond]; d: 13 April 1950  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                            10         Joseph Allen Pitre  b: 10 November 1907  Cecilia, St. Landry, LA; d: Aft. 1940  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                            +Mary Alice Poche  b: Abt. 1912; m: Abt. 1935; d: Aft. 1940

                            10         Lester Anthony Pitre  b: 21 July 1909  Cecilia, St. Martin, LA; d: 3 February 1969  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                            +Ruby Broussard  b: 10 June 1915  Broussard, Lafayette, LA; m: Abt. 1933 [Clete L./Laurence Broussard]; d: 3 November 1991  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                            10         Joseph Dodgie Pitre  b: 15 May 1916  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; d: 2 August 1998  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

                                            +Cecile Melba Sonnier  b: 19 August 1920  Louisiana; m: 18 January 1941  [Jules/Louise Simon]; d: 14 September 1999  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX



Notes for Joseph Walter Pitre:


- 1910 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Walter Pete 27 (laborer), wife of 4 years Marie 23, Allen 3, Lester 9 months.

- 1920 Lafayette, LA:  Walter Pitre 37 (RR/blacksmith), wife Mary L. 33, Allan J. 12, Lester J. 10, Joseph D. 3.

- 1930 Lafayette, LA:  Walter Pitre 44, wife Marie L. 41, Lester 20, Dodgie 12; parents Joseph 69 & Letitia G. 67.

- 1940 Lafayette, Lafayette, LA:  Walter Pitre 56 [$775 house value] laborer/highway, wife Marie 50.  [321 Verdun Street]

- 1950 Lafayette, Lafayette, LA:  Walter Pitre 67 sewer dept. foreman/city, wife Mary 63, son Lester A. Pitre 40 laborer/construction, wife Ruby B. 35 telephone operator/telephone co., Robert J. 15, Margaret L. 9, Faye M. 8, Virginia J. 7, Sandra H. 4.

WWI registration records:  Walter Pitre; Lafayette, LA; born 28 Apr 1883; Mary L. Pitre; tall height, medium build; gray eyes & brown hair.


Obituary:  Teche News (St. Martinville, LA), Friday, 20 April 1956:  Funeral services were held last Friday at St. Genevieve church in Lafayette for Walter Pitre, who died in a New Orleans hospital Thursday of last week.  Interment was in the St. Genevieve Catholic cemetery in Lafayette.  Survivors include two sons, J.D. Pitre of Beaumont, Texas and Lester A. Pitre of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Sullivan and Mrs. Adam Duplechien of Port Arthur, Texas and 10 grandchildren.  Mr. Pitre was a native of St. Martin Parish.  He was the son of the late Joseph Pitre and Alicia LaGrange, both natives of St. Martin Parish.  He had lived most of his life in Lafayette and was employed by the City of Lafayette.


Tombstone Inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Lafayette, LA:  In memoriam / Mrs. Walter L. Pitre / 1887 - 1950 / Walter Pitre / 1883 - 1956 / Lester A. Pitre / July 21, 1909 / Feb. 3, 1969

Notes for Marie Lalonde:

Obituary:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Saturday, 15 April 1950:  Lafayette, La., April 15 - Funeral services for Mrs. Walter Pitre, 63, were held at 5 p.m. Friday at St. Genevieve's Catholic church with burial in the church cemetery.  Survivors include her husband; sons, Lester A. Pitre of Lafayette and J.D. Pitre of Beaumont, Texas; one brother, George Lalande of Kidder, Mrs. Joe Mallet, Mrs. Arnaudville; five sisters, Mrs. Louis Manuel Mallet, Mrs. Jean Quebodeaux and Mrs. Adolph Dupuis of Arnaudville.  Ten grandchildren also survive.  Martin and Castille Funeral home had charge of funeral arrangements.


Obituaries for the children:

Lester Anthony Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Wednesday, 5 February 1969:  Lafayette - Funeral services for Lester Anthony Pitre of Lafayette will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lafayette.  Burial in Calvary Cemetery will be under direction of Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette.  Pitre died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Lafayette following a short illness.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Lafayette and was a cab driver.  Among his survivors is a brother, J.D. Pitre of Beaumont.


Joseph Dodgie Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont:  Joseph D. Pitre / May 15, 1917 - Aug. 2, 1998  //  Melba Sonnier Pitre / Aug. 19, 1920 - Sept. 14, 1999




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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.


Last updated:  14 June 2022.