Mathurin Gilles Pitre

1871 Thibodaux, LA 1918 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Henry Johnson Pitre/Lea Boutary); all known surname descendants:

               8           Mathurin Gilles Pitre  b: 15 December 1871  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 January 1918  New Orleans, LA

                                 + Ernestine Hebert  b: 20 August 1875  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 24 August 1892  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Onezime/Marie Adeline Ledet]; d: 13 November 1921  New Orleans, LA

                          9           Jeanne Lea Pitre  b: 14 October 1892  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 1 June 1941  Atlanta, Fulton, GA

                                         + William 'Willis' Joseph Bourgeois  b: 12 October 1895  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1915 (divorced); d: 30 November 1967  Birmingham, Jefferson, AL

                          9           Elven Joseph Pitre  b: 7 July 1894  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 October 1894  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Corinne Nativite Pitre  b: 3 August 1896  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 September 1953  Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

                                         + Albert Leon Dugas  b: 24 August 1894  Napoleonville, Assumption, LA; m: 30 November 1913  New Orleans, LA [Symphorien/Marie Felonise Naquin]; d: 4 January 1969  Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

                          9           Gilles Elmer Benoit Pitre  b: 1 September 1898  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 April 1966  S. Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

                                         + Marie Antoinette Ruby Greig  b: 1 March 1905  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 29 November 1922  New Orleans, LA [Carlos/Rosa Danterine]; d: 30 December 1987  Honolulu, Honolulu, HI

                          9           Mamie 'Mae' Beatrice Pitre  b: 18 November 1901  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 June 1991  Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

                                         + Harry Frederick Clew  b: 18 July 1897  New Orleans, LA; m: 17 December 1921  New Orleans, LA [Frederick William/Marie Louise Schilling]; d: 11 October 1984  Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

                          9           Milford James 'Jim' Pitre  b: 13 December 1903  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 13 November 1980  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

                                         + Hazel Irene Morrow (Lollier)  b: 14 June 1891  Oklahoma; m: 19 October 1941  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA  [Neale/Edith Harris]; d: 26 August 1974  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

                          9           John Mitchell Pitre  b: 18 August 1906  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 20 January 1950  Los Angeles, CA

                                         + Agnes Frances Johanson  b: 7 July 1906  California; m: Abt. 1927  Los Angeles, CA; d: 5 May 1987  Glendale, Los Angeles, CA

                          9           Sidney Simon Pitre  b: 28 October 1908  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 7 June 1973  New Orleans, LA

                                         + Eunice Leona Savoie  b: 24 May 1911  Des Allemands, Lafourche, LA m: Aft. 1930 [Joseph G./Adeline M. Duhe]; d: 7 July 1991  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Daisy Marie Pitre  b: 20 January 1911  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 October 1985  Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

                                         +Joseph Witkoff  b: 6 September 1906  Louisiana; m: 17 September 1933  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA [David/Becky Welensky]; d: 7 April 1960  Los Angeles, CA

                                       *2nd Husband of Daisy M. Pitre:

                                         + Leland Hart Montgomery  b: 14 November 1911  Steeleville, Randolph, IL; m: 23 November 1935  Yuma, Yuma, AZ [John M./Olive Hart]; d: 19 October 1967  Los Angeles, CA



Notes for Mathurin Gilles Pitre:


- 1900 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Gillis Pitre 27 (oyster ----), wife of 8 years Ernestine 24 (3 of 4 children still living), Leah 5, Corinne 2, Gillis Jr. 8 months.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Gillis Pitre 38 (house carpenter), wife of 18 years Ernestine 3 (7 of 9 children still living), Lea 16, Corine 14, Junior 12, Marie 9, Wilfred 5, Johnnie 4, Sidney 1.

- 1920 Clio Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Widow Ernestine Pitre 43, Gilles Jr. 21 (paint store/truck driver), Marrie 18 (insurance company/file clerk), Wilfred 15 (paint store/laborer), John 14, Sidney 11, Daisey 9; and her parents Ozemie Hebert 74 & Adeline 76.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 13 January 1918:  Pitre - On Saturday, January 12, 1918, at 4:55 o'clock p.m., Gilles Pitre, beloved husband of Ernestine Hebert, aged 45 years, a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of this city for the past four years.  The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family, also officers and members of Farmers' Camp No. 518, W. O. W., and Holy Name Society of St. John's Church, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from his late residence, No. 1187 Baronne street, this (Sunday) evening, January 13, 1918, at 8 o'clock.


Tombstone Inscription:  Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA:  Woodsmen of the World / Memorial / Gillis Pitre / born Dec. 15, 1872 / died Jan. 12, 1918 / member of Farmers Camp / No. 513 W. O. W. / Ozeme Hebert / Co D / 26 LA INF / C. S. A.


Notes for Ernestine Hebert:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 14 Nov 1921:  Hebert - On Sunday, November 13, 1921, at 8 o'clock p.m., Ernestine Hebert, widow of Gilles Pitre, aged 46 years, a native of this city for the past 8 years.  Residence 1727 Clio street.  Due notice of the funeral will be given.

- Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 15 Nov 1921:  Pitre - On Sunday, November 13, 1921, at 8 o'clock p.m., Ernestine Hebert, widow of Gilles Pitre, aged 46 years, a native of Lafourche parish, La., and a resident of this city for the past eight years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from her late residence, 1727 Clio street, on Tuesday afternoon, November 15, 1921, at 3 o'clock.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


WWI registration records (sons):

Gilles Elmer Benoit Pitre:  Gilles Elmer Pitre Jr.; Orleans, LA; born 1 Sep 1898; Mrs. Ernestine Pitre; tall height, slender build; brown eyes & black hair.

Obituaries for the children:

Jeanne Lea Pitre:  The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA), Monday, 2 June 1941:  Mrs. Jeanette Leah Bourgeois.  The friends and relatives of Mrs. Jeanette Leah Bourgeois, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rice, Mr. Raymond Borgeois, Mr. Willis J. Borgeois Jr., Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Pitre, Mr. Milford Pitrie, Mr. Sidney Pitrie, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Pitrie, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Dugas, Mrs. H. F. Clew and Miss Daisy Pitrie are invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Jeannette Leah Borgeois this (Monday) afternoon, June 2d, 1941, at 4 o'clock at the graveside, Hillcrest cemetery.  Father Joseph R. Smith will officiate.  Gentlemen selected to serve as pallbearers will please meet at the funeral home of Henry M. Blanchard at 3 o'clock.


Corinne Nativite Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA:  wife & mother / Corinne N. Dugas / Aug. 3, 1896 - Sept. 21, 1953  //  husband & father / Albert L. Dugas Sr. / Aug. 24, 1894 - Jan. 4, 1969


Gilles Elmer Benoit Pitre:  Star News (Pasadena, CA), 28 April 1966:  Gillis E. Pitre of 1750 Grevella, So. Pasadena passed away suddenly at a local hospital.  A native of Thibodeaux, Louisiana and lived in this area 26 years.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Greig Pitre, daughter Mrs. Gloria Smith and grandson, Greig Smith of Whittier; sisters, Mrs. Harry Clew of Whittier, Mrs. Leyland Montgomerey of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brothers Milfred Pitre of Los Angeles, Sidney Pitre of New Orleans, La., several nieces and nephews.  Recitation of the Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Pierce Bros., Fred A. Turner, 1000 Fremont Ave., So. Pasadena.  Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Family R.C. Church 1501 Fremont Ave., So. Pasadena.


Sidney Simon Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 8 June 1973:  Sidney Simon Pitre of New Orleans, on Thursday, June 7, 1973, at 7:30 o'clock a.m.; beloved husband of Eunice Savoie Pitre; brother of James Pitre, Mamie Clew and Daisy Pitre; age 64 years; a native of Thibodaux and a resident of this city.  Relatives and friends of the family, also members of the American Legion, Post 125, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, Magazine at Philip on Saturday morning, June 9, 1973, at 11:30 o'clock a.m.; religious services at the Leitz-Eagan parlor.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Parlors will be open Friday evening 7 p.m.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA:  Sidney Simon Pitre / Louisiana / PVT US Army / World War II / Oct. 28, 1908 - June 7, 1973 / PITRE


Daisy Marie Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA:  MONTGOMERY / Leland H. / 1911 - 1967 / Daisy P. / 1911 - 1985



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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:  19 August 2022.