Melven J. Lepitre

1890 Chicago, Illinois 1971 Fort Lauderdale, Florida



Continuation of tree (1st child of Paus J. 'Proscal' Lepitre/2nd wife Matilda Hellen Christzzhanso); all known surname descendants:

               8          Melven J. Lepitre  b: 30 March 1890  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 28 November 1971  Ft. Lauderdale, Broward, FL

                                    +Alma Beifuss  b: 15 May 1892  Chicago, Cook, IL; m: 1 June 1914  Chicago, Cook, IL [Charles/Elise ---]; d: 25 May 1970  Ft. Lauderdale, Broward, FL

                           9          David Albert Lepitre  b: 12 August 1924  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 17 January 1945  Germany

                                          +Marion Elizabeth Peterson  b: 16 April 1925  Chicago, Cook, IL; m: 6 September 1944  Charleston, SC (marriage license) [Aubrey L./Beatrice Mae Conover]; d: 20 January 2007  Cary, McHenry, IL



Notes for Melven J. Lepitre:


- 1920 Chicago, Cook, Illinois:  Melvin Le Pitre 28 (fire insurance/state agent), wife Alma 27.

- 1930 Chicago, Cook, IL:  Melvin Le Petrie 40, wife Alma 37, David 5.

- 1940 Maine, Cook, IL:  Melven Le Petrie 48 [$9000 house value] asst. mgr./fire ins., wife Alma 42, David 15.

WWI registration records:  Melven Lepitre; Chicago, Cook, IL; born 30 Mar 1890 (Chicago, IL); wife; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & brown hair.

WWII 1942 records:  Melven LePitre, b. 30 Mar 1890 Chicago, IL: res. 225 Wisner Ave., Park Ridge, Cook Co.; contact Alma LePitre; employer Fire Assn. of Phila, Chicago.


Obituary:  Fort Lauderdale News (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Tuesday, 30 November 1971:  Melven Le Pitre, 81, of 124 South Gordon Road, Fort Lauderdale, Sunday at Broward General Medical Center.  Born in Chicago.  Came here in 1955 from Chicago.  He was a retired insurance executive, a member of AF & AM Pleiades Lodge No. 478 of Chicago.  Masonic funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Blackburn Funeral Home Chapel.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Notes for Alma Beifuss:

Obituary:  Fort Lauderdale News (FL), Tuesday, 26 May 1970:  Alma LePitre, 78, of 124 S. Gordon Road, Ft. Lauderdale Monday at Broward General Medical Center.  Born in Chicago, Gold Star Mother and a member of the American Legion Auxillary.  Survived by her husband Melven; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Blackburn Funeral Home with the Rev. Canon William S. Brace of All Saints Episcopal Church officiating.  Entombment Lauderdale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Obituary for the son:

David Albert Lepitre:  The Park Ridge Advocate, 24 January 1946Lt. Dave LePitre Listed Killed in Action in Europe:  First Lieut. David LePitre was killed in action Jan. 17, 1945, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melven LePitre, 225 Wisner Ave., thus ending a year of hope for his safety.  He was previously reported missing when his crew failed to return from a mission over Hamburg, Germany.  Lt. LePitre was a navigator in a B-24 with the 491st Bomber Group, 853rd sqdn., 8th Air Force in England since October, 1944, and had made 10 missions over enemy territory.  He was a graduate of Maine Township High School, 1943, and a member of National Honor Society.  He recieved the Air Medal in December, 1944.

Tombstone Inscription:  Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas:  Michael J. Delaney 1st LT / David A. LePitre 1st LT / Franklin R. Roberts 1st LT / Justus M. Schwensen Jr CAPT / Dean B. Strain CAPT / Air Corps / January 17, 1945



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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries.

- Some Illinois items in RED sourced from online state records/certificates.

- Some Wisconsin deaths in RED sourced from tombstone inscriptions.


Last updated:  18 October 2021.