Leufroid Richard Pitre

1881 Raceland, Louisiana 1962 Cut Off, Louisiana

 

 

Continuation of tree (4th child of Richard Martial Pitre/Augustine Adrienne Pitre); all known surname descendants:

               8           Leufroid Richard Pitre  b: 22 August 1881  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 August 1962  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                  + Ophelia Euseline Cantrelle  b: 11 September 1882  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 5 May 1902  Holy Rosary, Larose, Lafourche, LA [Celestin Washington/Pelagie Bayeaux]; d: 14 November 1905  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA              

                          9           Martha Valentine Pitre  b: 14 February 1903  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 January 1993  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Leon Edward Bourgeois  b: 17 October 1902  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 23 February 1922  Larose, Lafourche, LA [Pierre Leon/Amanda Plaisance]; d: 21 October 1981  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Eustache Benoit Pitre  b: 6 August 1904  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 September 1987  Lockport, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Marie Lefort  b: 6 April 1904  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1928; d: 11 April 1968  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                        *2nd Wife of Eustache Benoit Pitre

                                          + Bridget Chiasson (Penisson)  b: 31 August 1903  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Leon/Liza Gaudet]; d: 14 July 1999  Lockport, Lafourche, LA

 

    

                           *2nd Wife of Leufroid Richard Pitre:

                                 + Eloise Estelle Callahan (Cantrelle)  b: 2 February 1882  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 17 June 1909  Holy Rosary, Larose, Lafourche, LA [Gideon Joseph/Anastasie Marie Gaudet]; d: 4 February 1960  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Helena Marie Pitre  b: 17 May 1910  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 3 October 1981  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                          + John Henry Hennessy  b: 8 April 1909  Brooklyn, Kings, NY; m: 24 September 1943  Boise, Ada, ID [John F./Jennie Gutman]; d: 15 May 1977  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Elbe Francis Pitre  b: 7 January 1912  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 November 1996  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Louise Duet  b: 27 May 1917  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1935 [Adolph Hypolite/Eliza Williams]; d: 8 January 1941  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                        *2nd Wife of Elbe Francis Pitre:

                                          + Louise Ann 'China' Pitre  b: 31 January 1916  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: Bet. 1941-1943 [Augustin/Ella Marie Pierce]; d: 29 June 1993  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Venita Josephine Pitre  b: 7 August 1913  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 June 2000  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Alfred Charles Gilchrist  b: 19 September 1917  Kearny, Hudson, NJ; m: Abt. 1940 [James/Mary Hockey]; d: 10 November 2004  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Harold Francis Pitre  b: 9 March 1915  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 19 December 1995  Denham Springs, Livingston, LA

                                          +Lula Lee Osgood  b: 11 March 1919  Denham Springs, Livingston, LA; m: 6 June 1942; d: 13 September 2009  Lakeland, Polk, FL

 

 

Notes for Leufroid Richard Pitre:

Census

- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Lufroid Peter 28 (fisherman), 2nd wife of 1 year Enet 26, Marta 7, Enzelda 3.  Eutash Peter 6 living with his grandfather.

 

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Lefuray Pitre 39 (navigator), wife Menrte 37, Marta 17, Joe 12 (Cantrelle), Lena 9, Ebie 8, Vernita 6, Herrol 4.

 

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Lufroid Pitre 48 (fisherman), wife Alausi 51, Libe 18, Veneta 16, Harrold 15.

 

- 1940 Cut Off, Lafourche, LA:  Lufroid Pitre 59 fisherman/own shrimp boat [$400 house value], wife Eloise 58, Venita 25 teacher/public school, Harrold 24 teacher/public school.

 

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Lufroid Pitre 68, wife Eloise E. 67.

 

WWI registration records:  Lufroy Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 22 Aug 1880; Eloise Callahan Pitre; tall height, stout build; blue eyes & black hair.

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 13 August 1962 - At Lady of the Sea hospital, Galliano, La., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 1962, at 11:30 o'clock a.m., Luffrey Pitre, beloved husband of the late Eloise Callahan and father of Eustache, Elbe and Harold Pitre, Mrs. Leon Bourgeois, Mrs. John Hennessey, Mrs. Alfred Gelchrist; stepfather of Joseph Cantrelle; survived by 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, age 81 years; a native and a resident of Cut Off, Louisiana.  Relatives and friends of the family also members of the W.O.W. of Cut Off, Louisiana are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, La., on Tuesday, August 14, 1962, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Requiem Mass at St. Joseph Catholic church, Galliano, Louisiana.  Interment Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery, Cut Off, Louisiana.  Parlors will be open at 9 o'clock a.m. Monday morning.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, Louisiana, in charge.

 

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  Lufroid Pitre / Aug. 22, 1980 / Aug. 12, 1962  //  Eloise Callahan Pitre / Feb. 2, 1882 / Feb. 4, 1960
 

Notes for Eloise Estelle Callahan:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Saturday, 6 February 1960 - At the Lady of the Sea hospital, Galiano, La., on Thursday, February 4, 1960, at 4:10 o'clock p.m., Eloise Estelle Callahan, beloved wife of Leufroid Pitre and mother of Mrs. Helena Hennessy and Mrs. Venita Gilchrist and Elbe Pitre of Cut Off, La., and Harold Pitre of Denham Springs, La., and Joseph Cantrelle of Raceland, La.; sister of Mrs. Ambrose Gaudet of Cut Off, La., also Constant, Lois, Joseph, Leon, Lorris, Antoine Callahan; survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; aged 78 years; a native and resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also the Ladies Altar Society and Society of Souls and Purgatory are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Home, Inc., Galiano, La., on Saturday, February 6, 1960, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Services at Sacred Heart Catholic church, Cut Off, La.  Interment in Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Home, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Martha Valentine Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off for Martha Pitre Bourgeois, 89, a native and resident of Cut Off, who died at 10 p.m. Saturday (30 January 1993).  Interment was in the church cemetery.  She was the mother of Leon Bourgeois Jr., Lillian B. Brunet, Earline B. Pitre and Doris Kiffe; sister of Elbe Pitre, Harold Pitre and Venita Gilchrist.  She is also survived by 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Bourgeois Sr.; parents, Lufroid and Ophelia Cantrelle Pitre; a brother, Eustache Pitre; a sister, Helena Hennessy; and a grandson, Lester Pitre Jr.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano was in charge of the arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  Leon Bourgeois / Oct. 17, 1902 - Oct. 21, 1981 / Martha Pitre / Feb. 14, 1903 - Jan. 30, 1993

 

Eustache Benoit Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 14 September 1987:  Funeral services were scheduled for 9 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cut Off, for Eustache Benoit Pitre, 83, a native of Cut Off and a resident of Lockport, who died at 4:14 a.m. Monday.  Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Cut Off.  He was the husband of Bridget Chaisson Pitre; father of Whitney Pitre and Wilma P. Pitre; brother of Martha Bourgeois; and step-brother of Elbe and Harold Pitre and Vanita Gilcrest.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife by first marriage, Marie Lefort Pitre; and step-sister, Helena Gilcrest.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  EUSTACHE PITRE / MARIE LEFORT / Marie L. Pitre / born April 6, 1904 / died April 11, 1968 / Eustache B. Pitre / born Aug. 6, 1904 / died Sept. 14, 1987

 

Helena Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), Monday, 5 October 1981:  Helena Pitre Hennessy, 71 years, a native and resident of Cut Off, died 5 p.m. Saturday in Galliano.  The funeral was 9:30 a.m. today from Falgout Funeral Home with religious services following at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Survivors include three brothers, Eustache, Elbe and Harold Pitre; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha P. Bourgeois and Mrs. Venita Gilchrist.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John Hennessy.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  John Henry Hennessy / April 8, 1909 - May 15, 1977 / Helena Pitre Hennessy / May 17, 1910 - Oct. 3, 1981

 

Elbe Francis Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Church in Cut Off for Elbe Francis Pitre, 84, a native and resident of Cut Off, who died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  He was the father of Alfred Pitre and Ella P. Squyres; brother of Venita Gilchrist.  He is also survived by six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lufroid and Eloise Callahan Pitre; a son, Neal Pitre; a brother, Harold Pitre; a sister, Helina P. Hennessey; a half-sister, Martha P. Bourgeois; and two half-brothers, Eustache Pitre and Joe Cantrelle.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano was in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  Richard M. Pitre / Feb. 10, 1938 - July 27, 1939 / Louise Duet Pitre / May 27, 1917 - Jan. 8, 1941 / Neil M. Pitre / Sept. 30, 1936 - Feb. 3, 1983 / Elbe Pitre / Jan. 7, 1912 - Nov. 10, 1996

 

Venita Josephine 'Toot' Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 19 June 2000:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off for Venita Pitre "Toon" Gilchrist, 86, a native and resident of Cut Off, who died June 18, 2000.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until funeral time at the church.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  She was the wife of Alfred Charles Gilchrist.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lufroid and Eloise Callahan Pitre; brothers, Harold, Elbe and Eustache Pitre and Joseph Cantrelle; and sisters, Helena Hennessy and Martha Bourgeois.  She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and taught school for 40 years.  She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the Ladies Altar Society and the Retired Teachers Association.  Samart Funeral Home and Crematorium of Cut Off is in charge of the arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  Venita Pitre Gilchrist / Aug. 7, 1913 - June 18, 2000 / Alfred C. Gilchrist / Sept. 19, 1917 - Nov. 10, 2004

 

Harold Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday, 20 December 1995:  Harold Francis Pitre, 80 of Denham Springs, Louisiana.  Died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1995, at his residence.  He was 80, a native of Cutoff and resident of Denham Springs.  He taught in Walker and Denham Springs, retired as supervisor of transportation and lunchrooms with Livingston Parish School Board and worked as a part-time deputy teaching adult education and drug prevention programs.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the invasions of Leyte and Okinawa.  Visiting was held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Visiting at the funeral home 10 a.m. until religious services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Brad Curry, the Rev. John Causey and retired Maj. Bennie Lewis.  Interment in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.  Survived by spouse, Lula Lee Pitre; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lee Pitre and Richard Saunders and Jane Joyner and Hugh Joyner; a brother, Elbe Pitre; a sister and brother-in-law, Venita and Al Gilchrist; and four grandsons, Whitney and Shelby Saunders and Jamie and Robert Joyner.  Pallbearers will be John Easterly, Johnny Rowinsky, Hugh Page Underwood, Harvey Tate, Charles Bolen and Charles Keys.  Honorary pallbearers are Claude Pearce, Randolph Williams, Joel Ott, Loyd Detlefs, Loulan Pitre and members of the Bible Study Team.  He received a master's degree in education from LSU.  He was a member of Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and the Bible Study Team.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, Denham Springs, Salvation Army of Baton Rouge or Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge.

Tombstone Inscription, Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery, Denham Springs:  PITRE / we will meet again / Harold Francis / Mar. 9, 1915 / Dec. 19, 1995 / Lula Lee Osgood / Mar. 11, 1919 / Sept. 13, 2009

 


 

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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).

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

 

Last updated:  27 August 2022.