Lazare Pitre

1841 Bathurst, New Brunswick 1909 Lower Lake, NB

 

 

Continuation of tree (5th child of Lazare Pitre/Marguerite Melanson); all known surname descendants:

               7     Lazare Pitre  b: September 1841  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: March 1909  Lower Lake, Gloucester, NB  [in the woods of Tetagouche River; got lost while hunting]

                               +Adele Roy  b: 27 August 1842  Gloucester, NB; m: 31 August 1863  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Joseph/Rose Laplante]; d: 25 March 1920  Beresford, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Thomas L. Pitre  b: 11 July 1864  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 15 November 1932  Eel River Crossing, Dalhousie, Restigouche, NB

                                     + Marie Doucet  b: 23 October 1863  Grand Anse, Gloucester, NB; m: 16 November 1891 Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB [William/Mary Doucet]; d: 29 June 1912  Eel River Crossing, Dalhousie, Restigouche, NB

                         8        Gertrude Pitre  b: 3 May 1866  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 31 August 1894  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                                     + Jean L. Doucet  b: Abt. 1859  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; m: 22 January 1888  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1891

                         8        Therese Pitre  b: 21 January 1869  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                     + Adelard Leclair  b: Abt. 1859; m: 24 June 1901  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME; d: 30 March 1924  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME

                                   *2nd Husband of Therese Pitre:

                                     + Arthur Chasse  b: Abt. 1870; m: 6 April 1931  Maine

                         8        Joseph Pitre  b: 22 February 1871  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: Bef. 1881

                         8        Joseph Pitre  b: 28 March 1873  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: April 1942  East Douglas, Worcester, MA

                                     + Alexina Frigault  b: 14 February 1882  St. Louis, Kent, NB; m: 7 October 1903  Orono, Penobscot, ME [Christien/Mary Comeau]; d: 5 September 1959  East Douglas, Worcester, MA

                         8        Pierre Pitre  b: 1 August 1876  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 13 December 1940  Robertville, Beresford, Gloucester, NB

                                     +Marie Josephine Frenette  b: 31 March 1877  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; m: 1 September 1902  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB [Augustin/Philomene Doucet]; d: Aft. June 1947

                         8        Jean Pitre  b: 6 September 1878  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 5 June 1928  Laval Hospital, Ste. Foy, Notre Dame, Quebec

                                     +Agnes Jeanne Frenette  b: 18 October 1880  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 10 January 1905  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB [Augustin/Philomene Doucet]; d: 17 April 1910  Ste. Louise, Beresford, Gloucester, NB  (typhoid fever)

                                  *2nd Wife of Jean Pitre:

                                     +Elizabeth Boudreau (Pitre)  b: 17 January 1869  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 9 January 1911  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB [Louis/Marie Adeline Doucet]; d: 28 March 1913  Beresford, Gloucester, NB  (consumption)

                                   *3rd Wife of Jean Pitre:

                                     +Mary Helen Guitard  b: 18 August 1886  Belledune, Gloucester, NB; m: 8 September 1914  Belledune, Gloucester, NB [William/Elizabeth Pitre]; d: 3 August 1915  Beresford, Gloucester, NB  (typhoid fever)

                                   *4th Wife of Jean Pitre:

                                     +Marie Florina Boivin  b: 26 September 1897  St. Placide, Charlevoix, Quebec; m: 28 April 1918  St. Placide, Charlevoix, Quebec [Ephrem/Marie Cote]

                         8        Benoit Pitre  b: 4 September 1880  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 24 October 1941  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                     +Helene Jane Chamberlain  b: 11 June 1880  Robertville, Beresford, Gloucester, NB; m: 20 April 1903  Robertville, Gloucester, NB [William/Mary Helene Lavigne]; d: 16 July 1969  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Leon Pitre  b: 20 May 1883  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 14 April 1944  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                                     +Florence Landry  b: 7 June 1888  Lugar, Gloucester, NB; m: 1 October 1906  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB [Jean/Elizabeth Lavigne]; d: 26 May 1983  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Marie Anne Pitre  b: 24 April 1886  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                                     +Joseph Jean Landry  b: 28 May 1882  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 20 April 1903  Robertville, Gloucester, NB [Jean/Elisabeth Lavigne]; d: 15 September 1948  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

 

 

Notes for Lazare Pitre:

Census

- 1871 Beresford, Gloucester, New Brunswick:  Lazare Pitre 32 (day laborer), wife Adele 28, Thomas 7, Gertrude 5, Therese 2, Joseph 2 months, Sophie Laplante 27.

- 1881 Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Lazare Pitre 39 (farmer), wife Adele 40, Thomas 17, Gertrude 15, Therese 13, Joseph 9, Pierre 7, Jean 4, Benoit 9 months.

- 1891 Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Lazare Pitre 49 (farmer), wife Adele 47, Thomas 26, Therese 22, Joseph 18, Pierre 15, Jean 13, Benoit 10, Leon 7, Marie Ann 5; Sophie Laplante 75.

- 1901 Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Lazare Pitre 59, wife Adele 57, Therese 30, Pierre 24, Jean 22, Benoit 20, Leon 17, Marie Ann 14, grandson Joseph Doucet 12.

- 1911 Lounger, Gloucester, NB:  Leon Petre 28 (farmer), wife Florance 23, Edouard 3, Anrie 1; widowed mother Adelle 68.
 

Misc:  The Times, Moncton, Westmorland, NB:  A sad tale of death by drowning on the Miramichi River comes from the north.  On 12th April, Robert Ellis, C.E. of Bathurst (Glouc. Co.) accompanied by a man named Lazore Pete, started away back in the woods on the southwest branch of the Miramichi to survey some timber lands for Senator K.F. Burns.  The men calculated to be away from home for some time and prepared accordingly for a lengthy tramp through the woods.  After leaving nothing more was heard of Mr. Ellis and his assistant until Monday of this week when Pete arrived back home alone.  He tells a sorrowful tale of how he and Mr. Ellis became separated while coming down the southwest branch of the Miramichi on a catamaran.  Pete says they were sailing down the river when the catamaran parted, landing Mr. Ellis on one side and he on the other.  They were unfortunate enough to lose their gun, compass and everything but the axe when the raft went to pieces.  After they had been separated and landed one on each side of the river, Mr. Ellis called out to his companion to come across, but Pete answered that he could not, as he had no means of conveyance, the raft having gone to pieces.  Before they parted for good, Ellis asked Pete not to telegraph or in any way alarm Ellis's family as he would get home all right.  The men hoped to be able to cross the stream at a point farther down but in this they were unsuccessful.  They finally became lost to each other and Pete says two days after they were separated, he managed to get on the bottom of an old hay stack and float down the stream.  At one point along the river he ran across Ellis's tracks and followed them for about a mile but got no further trace of them.  It appeared from the tracks that Mr. Ellis had attempted to swim across the river.  Pete, after being four days without food, finally found his way to a farmer's named Elson where he was well taken care of for two or three days.  He was almost famished when he arrived at the farm house and could not have managed to have gone much further.  On leaving the farmer very kindly supplied Pete with food and also money to pay his way to Bathurst.  Peter boarded the freight in charge of Conductor McPherson at Beaver Brook on Monday, arriving at Bathurst in the afternoon where he narrated the above story.  In the meantime the body of an unknown man had been found on an island on the Northwest Miramichi River about 18 miles from Newcastle.  Papers found on the body proved conclusively that it was no other then that of Robert Ellis and from the appearance of the remains it was apparent that he had come to his death by drowning.  He leaves a wife and family of five children.  He has a son an operator on the I.C.R.  Deceased was a brother-in-law of W.R. Payne, the station agent at Bathurst.

The Gleaner, Fredericton, York, NB:  Bathurst (Glouc. Co.) May 9 - E. Ellis, C.E., in company with a man named Petre left Bathurst, April 12th to go over the lumber lands owned by the St. Lawrence Lumber Co., expecting to be away about ten days.  Nothing was heard from them until a few days ago when Petre arrived at Beaver Brook Station.  He stated that while he and Ellis were crossing a branch of the Northwest Miramichi River, the catamaran broke up and they each drifted to opposite sides of the river.  Petre, thinking that Ellis would make his way to the lumber camps or the settlement, went on alone for some days until he struck the settlement at the head of the Northwest Miramichi in a famished condition, not having tasted food for about a week.  He supposed that Ellis had preceded him and it was not until Monday last that the fate of poor Ellis became known.  His body was discovered on a small island at Northesk.  Word was immediately sent to Bathurst and his body brought here and interred this morning in the Church of England burial ground.  From all appearances Ellis died from hunger and exposure some 10 or 12 days ago, and was no doubt washed into the river as his axe and snow shoes were found on the bank.  The poor fellow must have suffered terribly before death came to his relief.  The family, consisting of a wife and five children, have the sympathy of the community.  [transcribed by Daniel F. Johnson]

Lazare's death, according to his daughter-in-law Florence Landry:  On March 28, 1909, he left to hunt with his traps and his snowshoes... with the intention to return the following day.  A large snowstorm that evening... for 5 days the woods were searched... on April 23 he was found frozen to death, at the foot of a tree with his rosary between his fingers.  The crows had started to eat his eyes.  [From ancestry.com: Jean Yves Fournier] 

 

 

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