Livaudais Joseph Pitre

1889 Grand Isle, LA 1937 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Eugene Livaudais Pitre/Louise Anaise Malcombe); all known surname descendants:

                9          Livaudais Joseph Pitre  b: 10 November 1889  Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA; d: 1 September 1937  New Orleans, LA  (food poisoning)

                                  +Elvire Josephine Pierce (Thomassie)  b: 12 February 1895  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1925  Lafourche, LA [Edwin (Edward)/Ida Donnaud]; d: 17 February 1991  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA




Notes for Livaudais Joseph Pitre:


- 1930 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Livaida Pitre 40 (odd job laborer), wife Elvire 35, stepchildren Hazel Thomassie 12 & Thomas Thomassie Jr. 10.


- 1940

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Widow Elvire P. Pitre 55.

WWI registration records:  Levodie J. Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 10 Nov 1889 (Grand Isle); mother; tall height, medium build; brown eyes & dark hair.


Obituary:  New Orleans States (LA), Thursday, 2 September 1937:  Poison Food finds another victim among fishermen - The death yesterday in Charity hospital of Livaudais Pitre, Cut Off fisherman, resulted from food poisoning, Dr. C. Grenes Cole, coroner, said today after an autopsy.  Pitre, it was learned, became ill after eating oyster soup and stuffed crab Tuesday while aboard his boat in Bayou Lafourche.  His condition grew worse, necessitating his immediate removal to the hospital yesterday morning.  The same meal was consumed by others aboard the boat but none became ill, the coroner was told.

- Times Picayune (LA), Friday, 3 September 1937:  Pitre - On Wednesday, September 1, 1937, at 9 o'clock p.m., Leavodis Pitre, aged 49 years, beloved husband of Elvire Pierce, son of Leavodis Pitre and Naise Malcomb.  Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 3, 1937, at 9 o'clock a.m. at the Cut Off Catholic church.  Interment in the Cut Off cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Home, Raceland, La., in charge.


Notes for Elvire Josephine Pierce:

Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Tuesday, 19 February 1991:  A funeral was to be held today for Elvire Pierce Thomassie Pitre, 95, a native of Larose and resident of Cut Off who died Sunday (17th) at 3:30 p.m.  Interment was in the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery.  She was the mother of Thomas Thomassie Jr.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Thomassie Sr.; second husband, Levodais Pitre; a daughter, Hazel Thomassie Louviere; parents, Edwin Pierce and Ida Donaud Pierce; two brothers and six sisters.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano is in charge of arrangements.


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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:  11 August 2022.