Lenius Elie Pitre

1878 Montegut, Louisiana 1970 Montegut, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (3rd child of Elie Pitre/Mathilde Cornelia White); all known surname descendants:

               8     Lenius Elie Pitre  b: 1 May 1878  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 3 April 1970  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                              + Marie Lea Julienne Rhodes  b: 24 November 1877  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 27 April 1899  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA [Simon Robert/Marie Zulmie Robichaux]; d: 27 April 1932  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9        Camille Joseph Pitre  b: 18 April 1901  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 18 May 1960  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                       +Pearl Mary Picou  b: 8 April 1910  Little Caillou, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1929 [Elam/Clotilde Hebert]; d: 7 November 2001  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9        Andrew Joseph Pitre  b: 7 May 1905  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 28 March 1998  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                       +Edna Prosperie  b: 29 December 1906  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 31 October 1929  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Leonce Victor/Emma Chaisson]; d: 4 September 1989  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9        Allen Joseph Pitre  b: 20 July 1907  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 31 January 2003  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                       +Iola Blanchard  b: 9 August 1907  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 10 February 1929  Bourg, Terrebonne, LA [Marcel Pierre/Alzina Dupre]; d: 25 September 1979  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9        Miller Joseph Pitre  b: 30 April 1909  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 5 July 1989  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                                      +Lillian Blanche Leboeuf  b: 11 March 1911  Little Caillou, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1936 [Valery/Julie Dupre]; d: 3 June 1992  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9        Rose Mary Pitre  b: 7 March 1911  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 23 November 1973  New Orleans, LA

                                       +Louis Michel  b: 13 March 1915  Mansura, Avoyelles, LA; m: Abt. 1947; d: 20 March 1981  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                          9        Bruce Joseph Pitre  b: 25 February 1913  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 22 August 1978  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                        +Victoria Gautraux  b: Abt. 1923; m: Abt. 1940 [Michel/Eugenie Prosperie]  (divorced)           

                          9        Leola Marie 'Nin' Pitre  b: 27 July 1916  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 16 April 2017  Metairie, Jefferson, LA

                                       +Clarence Elie David  b: 11 August 1912  Youngsville, Lafayette, LA; m: July 1939 [Elie/Eva ---]; d: 7 October 1989  Metairie, Jefferson, LA

                          9        Maurice 'Morris' Joseph Pitre  b: 15 November 1919  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 8 September 1977  New Orleans, LA

                          9        Oriana Pitre  b: 21 May 1921  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 21 January 1923  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

 

 

Notes for Lenius Elie Pitre:

Census 

- 1900 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Elie Pete 22 (oyster fisherman), wife of 2 years Julian 21 (their child has died).

- 1910 Terrebonne, LA:  Elie Pitre 30 (oyster fisherman), wife of 10 years Julien 32 (4 of 5 children still living), Camil 8, Andrew 5, Allen 3, Miller 11 months.

- 1920 Terrebonne, LA:  Lee Petre 40 (farm laborer), wife Julian 40, Camile 18 (grocery store/clerk), Andrew 16, Allen 15, Millar 11, Rosemary 9, Bruce 7, Leola 4, Maurice 6 months.

- 1930 Terrebonne, LA:  Elie Pitre 52, wife Julia 51, Miller 21, Rosie 18, Bruce 16, Leola 13, Morris 10.

 

- 1940 Montegut, Terrebonne, LA:  Ellie Pitre 62 widower, pilot/towing cane [$1500 house value], Rose 27, Bruce 25 helper/oil supply house, Morris 19 salesman/retail general merchandise.    [Terrebonne Main Road]

- 1950 Terrebonne, LA:  Widower Elie Pitre 71.

WWI registration records:  Elie Lenias Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 1 May 1878; Julianne Rhodes Pitre; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & dark hair.
 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 5 April 1970:  Lenius Elie Pitre Sr., on Friday, April 3, 1970, at 11:00 o'clock p.m., husband of Julian Rhodes, father of Andrew, Allen and Miller Pitre of Montegut, La., Bruce Pitre of Houma, La., Maurice Pitre, Mrs. Clarence David, and Mrs. Louis Mitchell of New Orleans, La.  Brother of Ellis Pitre, Mrs. Amanda Champagne, Mrs. Ludgar Rhodes of Houma, La. and the late Forest Pitre, also survived by 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, age 91 years, a native of Terrebonne Parish.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma, La., on Monday, April 6, 1970 at 11 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Montegut, La.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Arrangements by Chauvin Funeral Home Inc., Houma, La.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Lenius Elie 'Lee' Pitre / born May 1, 1878 - died April 3, 1970

 

Obituaries for the children:

Camille Joseph Pitre:  Houma Courier, Friday, 20 May 1960:  Friends and relatives of Camille Pitre and family of Montegut are invited to attend funeral services for Mr. Pitre to be held Friday at 8:20 a.m. from Chauvin Funeral Home.  Mr. Pitre died Wednesday, May 18 at 8:15 p.m. in Terrebonne General Hospital.  He was 59.  He will be buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Montegut after a requiem high mass in the church, beginning at 9 a.m.  He is survived by his widow, the former Pearl Picou; a son (his father), Elie of Montegut; and two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Ruiz of Cut Off and June Pitre of Montegut.  He was the father (sic son) of the late Julian Rhodes of Montegut.  Mr. Pitre was the brother of Andrew, Sr., Allen and Miller Pitre of Montegut, Bruce Pitre Sr. of Houma, Maurice Pitre of New Orleans, Mrs. Leola David of Metairie and Mrs. Rose Mary Michel of Kenner.  Mr. Pitre was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Montegut Fire Department.  Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland was in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Camille J. Pitre / Apr. 18, 1901 May 18, 1960 & Pearl Picou Pitre / Apr. 8, 1910 Nov. 7, 2001

 

Andrew Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet, March 1998:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montegut for Andrew Joseph Pitre, 95, a native and resident of Montegut, who died at 11 p.m. March 28, 1998.  Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to funeral time Tuesday at Montegut Fire Station.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  He was the father of Norval and Gerald Pitre, both of Montegut, Andrew Pitre Jr. of Bourg, Charles Pitre of Houma and Mona Pitre Stouffled of Montegut; brother of Allen Pitre of Montegut and Leola Pitre David of Metairie.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Prosperie Pitre; parents, Elie "Lee" and Julienne Rhodes Pitre; brothers, Camile, Miller, Bruce and Maurice Pitre; sisters, Oreanna and Rosemary Pitre.  He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He was an employee of Texaco, Inc. and worked at the Houma warehouse.  Samart Funeral Home of Houma is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  In loving memory / Andrew Joseph Pitre Sr. / May 7, 1905 - March 28, 1998 / Edna Prosperie Pitre / Dec. 29, 1906 - Sept. 4, 1989


Allen Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet, January 2003:  Allen Joseph Pitre, 95, a native and resident of Montegut, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Montegut Fire Station and from 8:30 a.m. to funeral time Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.  He is survived by two daughters, Mazie Freeman and husband, Earl, of Montegut and Delores Waguespack and husband. Dale, of Slidell; one sister, Leola "Nin" David of Metairie; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Iola Blanchard Pitre; his parents, Elie and Julienne Rhodes Pitre; five brothers, Camille, Bruce, Miller, Andrew and Maurice "Charlie" Pitre; and two sisters, Rosemary Michel and Oriana Pitre.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Iola B. Pitre / Aug. 9, 1907 - Sept. 25, 1979 / Allen J. Pitre / July 20, 1907 - Jan. 30, 2003
 

Miller Joseph Pitre:  5 July 1989:  Miller Joseph Pitre, 80, a native of Terrebonne Parish and a resident of Montegut, died at 1:15 a.m. today.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Thursday at the Montegut Fire Station.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  For funeral time, call Chauvin Funeral Home.  He is survived by his wife, Lillian LeBoeuf Pitre; three sons, Gene J. Pitre Sr. of Houma, Donald J. and Wayne M. Pitre, both of Bourg; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Carol Ann) Allemand of Bourg; two brothers, Andrew Sr. and Allen 'Gator' Pitre, both of Montegut; a sister, Mrs. Leola David of New Orleans; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  In loving memory of / Miller J. Pitre / April 30, 1909 - July 5, 1989 / Lillian L. Pitre / March 11, 1911 - June 3, 1992

 

Rose Mary Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 25 November 1973:  Mrs. Rosemary Pitre Michel, on Friday, November 23, 1973 at 2:00 o'clock p.m., in New Orleans, La.; wife of Louis Michel Sr., of Kenner, La.; mother of Dale Lee and Louis Michel Jr., of Kenner, La.; sister of Mrs. Leola P. David of Metairie, La., Maurice J. Pitre of New Orleans, La., Bruce Pitre Sr. of Houma, La., Andrew J., Allen Jr. and Miller J. Pitre of Montegut, La. and the late Camile Pitre; age 62 years; a native of Montegut, La., and a resident of Kenner, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma, La., on Monday, November 26, 1973 at 10:00 o'clock a.m., religious services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Montegut, La.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, La.  Arrangements by Chauvin Funeral Home, Montegut, La.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Mrs. Rose Mary P. / Michel / Mar. 7, 1911 / Nov. 23, 1972

 

Bruce Joseph Pitre:  Bruce Joseph Pitre Sr., a resident of 1611 Tunnel Blvd., died at 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Terrebonne General Hospital at the age of 65.  He was a retired truck driver for Texaco.  Visitation at Chauvin Funeral Home begins at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25 and will continue until 11 p.m., resuming from 8 a.m., Saturday until funeral time.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the funeral home chapel, followed by interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  He is survived by three sons, Barry and Dana Pitre, both of Houma and Bruce Pitre Jr. of the Philippines; three brothers, Allen, Miller and Andrew Pitre Sr., all of Montegut; one sister, Mrs. Clarence David of New Orleans and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Camille and Maurice Pitre and one sister, Mrs. Rose Mae Mitchell.  Arrangements are being handled by Chauvin Funeral Home.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Bruce J. Pitre Sr. / Feb. 25, 1913 - Aug. 22, 1978

 

Leola Marie Pitre:  The New Orleans Advocate (LA), Tuesday, 18 April 2017:  Leola Pitre David, age 100, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Clarence E. David.  Mother of Linda Ann David Young, Claire Marie David Noveh, Sheridan "Deanie" Ann David Avants, Sandra Ann David Klein and mother-in-law of Louis J. Klein, III.  Grandmother of Elizabeth Young Teachworth, Billy Young, Michael Young, Daniel David Noveh, Donna Noveh Cooper, Kevin Duane Noveh, Dawn Marie Avants Royes, Louis John Klein and Laurie Ann Klein Robertson.  She is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Sister of the late Camille Pitre, Andrew Pitre, Allen Pitre, Miller Pitre, Rose Pitre Michel, Bruce Pitre, Charlie Pitre and Oriena Pitre.  She was a native of Montegut, LA, a lifelong resident of Metairie, LA and a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home in Metairie, LA.  Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will be in Chapel of Eternal Faith located in Garden of Memories Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Susan G. Komen New Orleans, LA or to St. Joseph Hospice, Harahan, LA.

Tombstone Inscription:  Garden of Memories, Metairie, LA:  Leola P. David / 7-27-1916 - 4-16-2017 / Clarence E. David / 8-11-1912 - 10-7-1989

 

Maurice Joseph Pitre:  Maurice Joseph Pitre, a native of Montegut and a resident of New Orleans, died Thursday, Sept. 8.  He was 57.  Visitation at the Montegut Fire Station is now in progress and will continue until funeral time.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Montegut, followed by interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery.  He is survived by four brothers, Andrew, Allen and Miller Pitre, all of Montegut and Bruce Pitre of Houma and one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Leola) David of Marrero.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elie Pitre and Julian Rhodes; one brother, Camille Pitre and one sister, Rose Mary Michel.  Arrangements are being handled by Chauvin Funeral Home.

Tombstone Inscription:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Montegut, LA:  Maurice J. Pitre / TEC 3  US Army / World War II / Nov. 15, 1919 - Sep. 8, 1977

 

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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)

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

- Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.

 

Last updated:  9 August 2022.