Louis Raphael Pitre

1870 Lockport, Louisiana 1944 Golden Meadow, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (1st child of Andre Gratien Raphael Pitre/Marguerite Landry); all known surname descendants:

               8           Louis Raphael Pitre  b: 1 March 1870  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: 16 September 1944  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                 + Edea Marie Vizier  b: 15 May 1873  Caminadaville, Lafourche, LA; m: 1 June 1889  Caminadaville, Lafourche, LA [Silas Joseph/Caroline Marie Trahan]; d: Abt. 1903  Lafourche, LA

                          9           Gracien Joseph Pitre  b: 30 September 1890  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: 17 November 1976  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         + Evelyn Collins  b: 13 September 1890  Lafourche, LA; m: 28 December 1909  Lafourche, LA [Phillzoat/Evelyn Perrien]; d: 13 January 1968  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Graciense Marie Pitre  b: 3 March 1897  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: 13 May 1963  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         + Joseph Laurence Lorraine  b: 15 November 1899; m: 22 December 1917  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 January 1966  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Mathilde Marie Pitre  b: 16 November 1900  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: Bef. 1910

                          9           Donatien Marcel Pitre  b: 13 January 1903  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1910

                                       

                          *2nd Wife of Louis Raphael Pitre:

                                 + Louise M. Bruce (Plaisance)  b: Abt. 1887  Marrero, Jefferson, LA; m: Abt. 1910  Lafourche, LA; d: 27 August 1957  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Marguerite Pitre  b: 20 June 1911  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: 11 July 1993  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Louis Paul Sapia  b: 20 December 1906  Marrero, Jefferson, LA; m: Bet. 1930-1940 [Charles/Evalina Plaisance]; d: 21 November 1983  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Pierre Gelane Pitre  b: February 1913  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: 1 November 1968  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Joachim Pitre  b: 6 January 1915  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; d: 24 November 1988  New Iberia, Iberia, LA

                                           +Estella Prince  b: Abt. 1914  Delcambre, Iberia, LA; m: Abt. 1948 [Rene/---]; d: 22 January 1988  New Iberia, Iberia, LA

                          9           Louis Joseph Pitre  b: 14 October 1916  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 3 April 1972  Harvey, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Ermine Gisclair  b: 4 October 1916  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1934 [Ludvic/Amelia ---]; d: 18 August 2005  Bayou Blue, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Alcide J. Pitre  b: 24 December 1918  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 19 March 1966  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Louella Collins  b: 27 February 1921; m: Abt. 1943; d: 5 April 2008

                          9           Emma Louise Pitre  b: 17 May 1920  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 5 April 1996  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Oville Anthony Plaisance  b: 7 January 1917  Valentine, LA; m: Abt. 1947 [Cleophas/Helena Matherne]; d: 20 April 2004  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Amelia Pitre  b: 29 August 1924  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 15 June 1997  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Eugene Beverung Wetzel  b: 30 June 1915  New Orleans, LA; m: Abt. 1940 [Aloysius J./Caroline Beverung]; d: 25 June 1976  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Inez Marie Pitre  b: Abt. 1927  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 3 April 2013  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                            +Philip Frank Fricano  b: 10 May 1927  Barataria, Jefferson, LA; m: 25 April 1954  Jefferson, LA [Frank/Rosalia Scaruito]; d: 4 June 1999  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

               

 

Notes for Louis Raphael Pitre:

Census

** In a report published by the Times Picayune newspaper regarding the October 1893 hurricane which devastated Cheniere Caminada along with other southern areas, amongst the living seen after the storm was "Rafel Petri, wife & one child".  This would appear to be Louis Raphael Pitre, wife Edea Marie Vizier & their son Gracien Joseph.

 

- 1900 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Raphael Peet 28 (fisherman), wife of 11 years Eda 26, Gracien 7, Gracaeus 2.


- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Widower Raphel Pitre 39 (fisherman), Gracien 20 (fisherman), Marie 12, Donacion 7. 


- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Rabhiel Pitre 49 (oyster fisherman), 2nd wife Louise M. 31, Magcritte 9, Gelane 7, Johisen 5, Louis 3, Alciste 1.

 

- 1930 Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA:  Raphael Pitre 59, wife Louise 45, Marguerite 18, Gilmar 16, Joachin 15, Louis 13, Alcide 11, Anna 9, Emelia 6, Inez 3 years 1 month.

 

- 1940 Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA:  Raphael Pitre 70 [$300 house value], wife Louise 54, Pierre 27 laborer/oil fields, Joachim 25 laborer/ oil fields, Emelia 15, Inez 13.

- 1950 Jefferson, LA:  Widow Louise B. Pitre 64, Pierre P. 37 carpenter helper/building contractor, Inez M. 23.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 18 September 1944:  On Saturday, September 16, 1944, at 7:15 o'clock p.m., Raphael Pitre, beloved husband of Louise Bruce; father of Mrs. Joseph Lorrine, Mrs. Louis Sapia, Mrs. Orville Plaisance, Mrs. Eugene Wetzel, Inez Pitre, Jelma and Alcide, Corporal Louis J. Pitre and Private Joachim Pitre, serving in the armed forces; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a native of Lafourche.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Monday, September 18, 1944, at 9 o'clock a.m., at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Cheramie cemetery.  Chauvin and Thibodeaux, Thibodaux, La., in charge.

 

Tombstone Inscription:  Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Raphael L. Pitre / born Mar. 1, 1870 / died Sept. 16, 1944

 

Notes for Louise M. Bruce:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 29 August 1957:  On Tuesday, August 27, 1957, at ---- p.m., Louise Bruce, wife by first marriage of the late Gustave Plaisance, and by second marriage of the late Raphael Pitre; mother of Mrs. Louis Sapia, Mrs. Orville Plaisance, Mrs. Eugene Wetzel, Mrs. Philip Fricano, Jelma, Joachim, Louis and Alcide Pitre; also survived by --- grandchildren; sister of Mrs. Gustilia LaFont, stepmother of Mrs. Joseph Lorraine, Mrs. Gracien Pitre, and the late Gustave Plaisance; age 70 years; a native of Marrero, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place Thursday, August 29, 1957, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Westwego funeral home of William Betz's Sons, 327 Sala avenue.  Religious services at St. Philomene chapel, Estelle Road, Marrero, La.  Interment in Westwego cemetery.

 

WWI registration records (son):
Gracien Joseph Pitre:
 Gracien Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 30 Sep 1890 (Jefferson); wife & 3 children; tall height, medium build; gray eyes & black hair.
 

Obituaries for the children:

Gracien Joseph Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Evelynice C. Pitre / born Sept. 13, 1890 / died Jan. 13, 1968 / Gracian Pitre / born Sept. 30, 1890 / died Nov. 17, 1976 / Volise Pitre / 1915 - 1985 / Rena P. Ougel / born June 15, 1922 / died June 25, 2005

 

Graciense Marie Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 15 May 1963:  At Our Lady of the Sea Hospital, Galliano, La., on Monday, May 13, 1963 at 9:05 o'clock p.m., Grace Marie Pitre, beloved wife of Joseph Lorraine Sr., mother of Joseph Jr., Frank J. and Lindburgh Lorraine, Mrs. Alvin Orgeron and Mrs. Irvin Lafont, also survived by 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, age 66 years, a native and a resident of Golden Meadow, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, La., on Wednesday, May 15, 1963, at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Cut Off, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, La. in charge.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  Mrs. Joseph Lorraine Sr. / born Mar. 3, 1897 / died May 13, 1963 / Mr. Joseph Lorraine Sr. / born Nov. 15, 1899 / died Jan. 18, 1966

 

Marguerite Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 12 July 1993:  Marguerite Pitre Sapia, a homemaker, died Sunday at Stonebridge Guest Home in Gretna.  She was 82.  Ms. Sapia was born in Leeville, La., and lived in Marrero for 62 years.  Survivors include three sisters, Emma P. Plaisance, Amelia P. Wetzel and Inez P. Fricano.  A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway in Marrero.  A Mass will be said at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady Catholic Church, 3500 Ames Blvd., in Marrero.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Westwego.

Tombstone Inscription:  Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, LA:  Marguerite M. Sapia / born June 20, 1911 - died July 11, 1993 / Louis P. Sapia / born Dec. 20, 1906 - died Nov. 21, 1983

Pierre Gelane Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 3 November 1968:  Of Marrero, La., on Friday, November 1, 1968, at 7:30 o'clock p.m., Pierre J. Pitre, beloved son of the late Louise Bruce and Raphiel Pitre, brother of Mrs. Louis Sapia, Mrs. Oville Plaisance, Mrs. Eugene Weltzel, Mrs. Philip Fricano, Joachim, Louis and Gracim Pitre, and the late Mrs. Joseph Lorraine, Alcide Pitre, and Gustave Plaisance; age 55 years; a native of Leeville, La., and a resident of Marrero, La., for the past 21 years.  Services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., Harvey, La., on Monday, November 4, 1968, at 9:00 o'clock a.m.  Requiem Mass at Visitation of Our Lady Church.  Interment in Westwego Cemetery.  Parlor will be open Sunday, November 3, 1968, at 3 p.m.

 

Joachim Pitre:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Friday, 25 November 1988:  New Iberia - Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wayne Khoury Memorial Chapel at David Mortuary for Joachin Pitre, 73, who died at 3:09 p.m. Thursday in a New Iberia hospital.  Entombment will be at Holy Family Mausoleum.  The Rev. Larry Mitchell will officiate.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sonya P. Gaspard of New Iberia; and four sisters, Margaret Sapia, Emma Plaisance, Emelia Wetzel, and Inez Centrero of Marrero.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Estella Prince Pitre; his parents, Rapheal Pitre and Louise Bruce Pitre; three brothers, Pierre, Louis and Alcide Pitre; three half-brothers, Gracien, Denison and Gustave Plaisance; a half-sister, Graciene Plaisance.  He was a Leeville native, New Iberia resident, a retired derrick man in the oil industry and World War II Army veteran.  Visiting hours will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.  David Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

Louis Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 4 April 1972:  Louis Joseph Pitre Sr. of Harvey, La., on Monday, April 3, 1972, at 9:20 o'clock a.m.; beloved husband of Ermine Gisclair; father of Louis J. Pitre Jr., Mrs. Mary Ann Waguespack, Ralph Ludvig Pitre and Mrs. Faye Ann Sapia; brother of Joachim Pitre, Mrs. Marguerite Sapia, Mrs. Emma Plaisance, Mrs. Amelia Wetzel, Mrs. Inez Fricano; half brother of Gracien Pitre and the late Mrs. Grace Lorraine, Alcide and Jeima Pitre; son of the late Louise Bruce and Raphael Pitre; also survived by 10 grandchildren; age 55 years; a native of Cut Off, La., and a resident of Harvey the past 22 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Jefferson Parish School Board, Schlumberger Offshore Services, Perrin's Seafood Restaurant, J. Ray McDermott Corp., Harvey Industries, Standard Supply and Hardware Co., West Jefferson General Hospital, officers and members of American Legion Post No. 222 and Kelly Giovanni VFW Post No. 934, are invited to attend the funeral services from Westbank Funeral Home Co., 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, La., on Wednesday, April 5, 1972, at 9:00 o'clock a.m.  Requiem Mass at St. Rosalie's Catholic Church, Harvey, La.  Interment in Westlawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call Tuesday, April 4, 1972, at 6 o'clock p.m.

 

Alcide J. Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 20 March 1966:  Of Marrero, La., on Saturday, March 19, 1966, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., Alcide J. Pitre, Sr., beloved husband of Louella Collins; father of Alcide Jr. and the late Gerlis Pitre; son of the late Louise Bruce and Raphael Pitre; brother of Gracien, Jochim and Louis Pitre, Mrs. Louis Sapia, Mrs. Oville Plaisance, Mrs. Eugene Wetzel, Mrs. Philip Fricano and the late Mrs. Grace Lorraine and Gus Plaisance; age 47 years; a native of Golden Meadow and a resident of Marrero, La., for the past 21 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Texaco Oil Co., Schwegmann Supermarket and Jefferson Parish School Board, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from West Side Funeral Homes Co., 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, La., on Monday, March 21, 1966, at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Requiem Mass at the visitation of Our Lady Church, Marrero, La.  Interment in Westwego Cemetery.  Friends may call after 11 o'clock a.m., Sunday, March 20.

 

Emma Louise Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna, LA:  In loving memory of / Emma Pitre Plaisance / May 17, 1920 - April 5, 1996 / Oville A. Plaisance / Jan 7, 1918 - April 20, 2004 / Taylor Morgan Bush / Jan. 29, 2002 - March 2, 2019

 

Amelia Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 18 June 1997:  Mrs Amelia Pitre Wetzel, 72 - Amelia Pitre Wetzel, a retired school cafeteria manager, died Sunday of liver failure at West Jefferson Medical Center.  She was 72.  Mrs. Wetzel was born in Golden Meadow and lived in Marrero.  Survivors include a son, Lonny Wetzel; three daughters, Caroline Robichaux, Kathlyn Thomassie and Genie Ohmer; a sister, Inez Fricano; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be today from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, and Thursday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Visitation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero.  A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church.  Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Inez Marie Pitre:  Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Thursday, 4 April 2013:  (photo)  Inez Marie Pitre Fricano entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late Philip F. Fricano, Sr.  Daughter of the late Raphael and Louise Bruce Pitre.  Loving mother of Frank R. Fricano (wife, the late Sharon), Philip F. Fricano, Jr. and Ann Fricano Woods (husband Roy).  Grandmother of Joshua and Jacob Bitoun, Frank, Anthony and Lauren Fricano.  Great Grandmother of Ily Fricano, Alicia LaPoint, and the late Natalie LaPoint.  Special aunt of Agnes Ann Michel.  Sister of the late Joachim Pitre, Pierre Pitre, Alcide Pitre, Louis Pitre, Gus Plaisance, Marguerite P. Sapia, Emma P. Plaisance, Amelia P. Wetzel, Gracien Pitre, Grace Lorraine and Matilda Pitre.  Also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation and thank you to the Doctors and Staff of Dr. Ellent's Office and to Nurses, Brittany and Kim with Home Health for the love and medical care given.  She was born in Golden Meadow, LA and was a lifelong resident of the Westbank.  Relatives and friends, also Faculty and Staff of Stella Worley Middle School, employees of Walmart in Harvey, members of the Krewe of King Arthur, and employees and Krewe's associates of PFJ Float Company are invited to attend the visitation at Mothe Funeral Home, Marrero, LA on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6pm until 11pm.  Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 8am until 12:30pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Visitation of Our Lady Catholic Church, Ames and Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA on Saturday at 1pm.  Interment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. 

 

 

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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:  17 August 2022.