Leonce Joseph Pitre

1873 Larose, Louisiana 1955 Golden Meadow, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (2nd child of Joseph Pitre/Hortense Marie Landry); all known surname descendants:

               8           Leonce Joseph Pitre  b: 28 December 1873  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 March 1955  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                  + Philomene Julie Bruce  b: 13 December 1875  Lafourche, LA; m: 1 June 1901  New Orleans, LA [Jean Isidore/Delphine Philomene Pitre]; d: 21 December 1937  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Isabelle Euphemie Pitre  b: 12 August 1902  Lafourche, LA; d: 19 September 1955  New Orleans, LA

                                         + Jesty Joseph Collins  b: 20 March 1900  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1924  Lafourche, LA [Frederick/Elucia Marie Terrebonne]; d: 6 May 1981  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Leontia Ernestine Pitre  b: 29 April 1904  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 9 September 1959  New Orleans, LA

                                         + Vincent Joseph Liner  b: 20 December 1901  Bayou DuLarge (Theriot), Terrebonne, LA; m: 29 July 1922  Lafourche, LA [Robert/Felicia Marie Bellamore]; d: 5 April 1988  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA

                          9           Camelia Pitre  b: 27 August 1905  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 24 September 1925  New Orleans, LA

                                         + Henry Champagne  b: Abt. 1903  Lafourche, LA; m: 10 November 1924  Lafourche, LA

                          9           Estella Marie Pitre  b: 3 November 1906  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 March 1991  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                         + Brugere Louis Emmanuel Cheramie  b: 17 December 1901  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; m: 15 February 1927  Lafourche, LA [Brugere Louis Emmanuel/Elucia Marie Callais]; d: 15 February 1977  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

 

 

Notes for Leonce Joseph Pitre:

Census

- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Leonce Pitre 36 (oysterman), wife of 8 years Jullie 36 [4 of 6 children still living], Isabelle 8, Leoncia 6, Camilia 5, Stella 4; sister-in-law Leontine Esponge 54, sister-in-law Henrette Esponge 15, nephew Thomas Esponge 28 (odd job laborer), wife of 2 years Alseira 26, & Exinga 4 months; niece Graciett Pitre 11, nephew Donace Pitre 7.

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Leonce Pitre 46 (working out), wife Julie 44, Isebel 17 (working out), Leoncia 16 (working out), Camelia 14 (working out), Estella 13 (working out).

- 1930 Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA:  Leonce Pitre 56, wife Julia 54, niece Ida Bruce 13, granddaughter Olga Cheramie? 5.

- 1940 Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA:  Widower Leonce Pitre 66 [$800 house value], son-in-law Jesty Collins 40 deputy sheriff/parish appointed, wife Isabel 37, 7 children.

- 1950 Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA:  Jesty Collins 50 agent wildlife & fisheries/state agent, wife Isabella 48, 5 children, widowed father-in-law Leonce Pitre 76.

Online photo:  http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/213207/person/227935122


WWI registration records:  Leonce Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 28 Dec 1874; Mrs. Julie Pitre; tall height, medium build; grey eyes & light hair.

 

Misc.:  The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Thursday, 5 February 1920:  Mr. Leonce J. Pitre, from Golden Meadow, was a pleasant caller Tuesday morning at the Comet office.  Mr. Pitre was one of the fine-looking men selected to serve on the grand jury, that body being made up, this time, of principally large. men.

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 23 March 1955 - At New Orleans, La., on Monday, March 21, 1955, at 11:20 o'clock a.m., Leonce Pitre, beloved husband of the late Julie Bruce, father of Mrs. Justy Collins, Mrs. Vincent Lyner, Mrs. Bregure Cheramie Jr., and the late Camilia Champagne; aged 81 years; a native and a resident of Golden Meadow, La.; survived by 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Wednesday, March 23, 1955, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Services in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La. in charge
 

Tombstone Inscriptions, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church Cemetery, Golden Meadow, LA:  Camelia P. Champagne / born 8-27-1905 - died 9-24-1925 / Molly Cheramie / born 8-19-1932 - died 3-5-1935 / Julie B. Pitre / born 12-13-1875 - died 12-21-1937 / Leonce Pitre / born 12-28-1874 - died 3-21-1955 / Ruth C. LyBarger / born 9-30-1925 - died 1-28-1983

 

Obituaries for the children:

Isabelle Euphemie Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 20 September 1955:  At Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, La., on Monday, September 19, 1955, at 4:15 o'clock a.m., Isabel Pitre, beloved wife of Justy Collins Sr., mother Justy Jr., Tillman, Martynn, Leonce and Frederick Collins, Mrs. Adam Boudreaux Jr. and the late Ernie P. Collins, daughter of the late Leonce Pitre and Julie Bruce, sister of Mrs. Vincent Lynes and Mrs. Brugere Cheramie and the late Camelia Champagne, also survived by 6 grandchildren, age 53 years, a native and a resident of Golden Meadow, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Wednesday, September 21, 1955, at 9 o'clock a.m., religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.

 

Leontia Ernestine Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 10 September 1959:  At New Orleans, La., on Wednesday, September 9, 1959 at 8:15 o'clock a.m., Leoncia (Cat) Pitre, beloved wife of Vincent Liner, Sr.; mother of Vincent Liner Jr., Mrs. Enos Crochet, Mrs. Joseph Billiot, and Mrs. Earl Lagus; sister of Mrs. Bruger Cheramie; aged 56 years; survived by 13 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes Inc., Galliano, La., on Friday, September 11, 1959 at 9 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in St. Francis DeSales Catholic cemetery No. 2, Houma, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes Inc., Galliano, La., in charge.

Tombstone Inscription:  St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma, LA:  In loving memory / Vincent J. Liner, Sr. / 12-20-1901 - 4-5-1988 / Leoncia Pitre Liner / 4-28-1903 - 9-9-1959 / Leo P. Gravois, Jr. / 5-21-1941 - 11-21-1948

 

Camelia Pitre:  Death Notice:  New Orleans States (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 25 September 1925:  Mrs. Henry Champagne, 20, Presbyterian hospital.

- Death Notice:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 25 September 1925:  Camille Pitre, 20 years, Presbyterian hospital.

 

Estella Marie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 25 March 1991:  A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow for Estella Pitre Cheramie, 84, a native of Leeville and resident of Marrero, who died at 9:55 a.m. Monday (25th).  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at the church.  Interment is in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery.  She was the mother of Chester J. Cheramie, Doris Monaco, Camelia Bychurch and Myrtle Weigel.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruger M. Cheramie Jr., parents, Leonce and Julia Bruce Pitre; one son, Huey L. Cheramie; daughters, Ruth LyBarger and Mollie Cheramie; sisters, Isabell Collins, Leoncia Liner and Camelia Champagne; and one grandson, Douglas Verges Jr.  She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Galliano, is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church Cemetery, Golden Meadow, LA:  Bruger M. Cheramie / born Dec. 17, 1901 - died Feb. 15, 1977 / Estella P. Cheramie / born Nov. 3, 1906 - died Mar. 26, 1991

 

 

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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)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

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

 

Last updated:  16 August 2022.