Martin Leandre Douradou Pitre

1841 Lafourche, Louisiana 1917 Lafourche, LA



Continuation of tree (5th child of Mathurin Pitre/Felicite Esther Thibodeaux); all known surname descendants:

              7      Martin Leandre Douradou Pitre  b: 30 April 1841  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 24 January 1917  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                               + Marie Odile Vicknair  b: 4 July 1849  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 11 January 1868  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Valery/Adele Marie Adeline Vicknair]; d: Abt. 1919  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                         8         Henri Valery Pitre  b: 27 October 1868  St. Philomena, Labadieville, LA; d: 10 December 1920  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                                       + Marie Lea Ayo  b: 18 December 1876  Our Lady of Peace, Vacherie, LA; m: 30 December 1891  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Gustave Toussaint/Philomene Eucelia Trosclair]; d: 28 February 1962  Plaquemine, Iberville, LA

                         8         Henriette Valentine Pitre  b: 3 April 1871  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 28 January 1914  Lafourche, LA

                         8         Mathilde Lina Pitre  b: 23 September 1872  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 November 1933  Kolb's Crossing, Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                       + Justilien Joseph Gros  b: 17 September 1869  Labadieville, Assumption, LA; m: 16 January 1893  Lafourche, LA [Thomassin/Azelia Lagrange]; d: 30 August 1931  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8         Florence Odille Pitre  b: 28 August 1874  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 November 1920  Labadieville, Assumption, LA

                                       + Norbert Servilien Peltier  b: 19 October 1871  Labadieville, Assumption, LA; m: 11 January 1893  St. Philomena, Labadieville, Assumption, LA [Clairville/Evelina Boudreaux]; d: 22 January 1938  New Orleans, LA

                         8         Leandre Edgard Pitre  b: 30 May 1876  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 July 1947  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                       + Marie Rita Lily Gros  b: 1 March 1887  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 29 January 1907  Lafourche, LA [Raoul/Marie Aysenne]; d: 12 February 1954  New Orleans, LA

                         8         Philippe Pitre  b: 23 March 1878  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 13 February 1879  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                         8         Marcelle Odile 'Olive' Pitre  b: 16 January 1880  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 17 March 1948  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8         Octave Philippe Pitre  b: 23 December 1881  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 July 1946  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                       + Mary Richie (Rutledge)  b: 25 December 1898  Laredo, Webb, TX; m: 17 August 1918  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX [Ciriaco/Herriet Rutledge]; d: 4 December 1965  Weslaco, Hidalgo, TX

                         8         Lucie Pitre  b: 11 April 1883  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Bet. 1910-1920              

                                       + Jules Joseph Boudreaux  b: 10 June 1879  Napoleonville, Assumption, LA; m: 23 April 1906  St. Philomena, Labadieville, Lafourche, LA [Desire/Adrienne Blanchard]; d: 30 June 1966  Napoleonville, Assumption, LA

                         8         Elodie Melodie Pitre  b: 31 January 1889  St. Philomena, Labadieville, Lafourche, LA; d: 2 September 1907  Bertie, Assumption, LA

                                       + Henry Boudreaux  b: 16 January 1886  Napoleonville, Assumption, LA; m: 21 January 1907  St. Philomena, Labadieville, Assumption, LA [Desire/Adrienne Blanchard]; d: 23 May 1956                          



Notes for Martin Leandre Douradou Pitre:


- 1880 Vicknair Tract, Lafourche, Louisiana:  Leander D. Pitre 38 (laborer), wife Odile 31, Henry 11, Henrietta 9, Lena 8, Florence 6, Edgar 4, Olive 5 months.

- 1900 Lafourche, LA:  Martin Pitre 47, Odile 51, Lena 29, Edgar 24, Olive 20, Philip 18, Lucy 16, Elodie 10.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  L.D. Pitre 67 (blacksmith at shop), wife of 42 years Odile 60; 8 of 12 children still living, Anrette 39, Olive 30, Lucie 27, grandchild Eurcile Peltier 9.       

[From "Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers & Commands, Andrew B. Booth, p. 155]
Pitre, Leander D., Pvt. Co. E, 4th La. Inf. En. May 25, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1862. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1862, Absent, sick. Rolls Dec. 31, 1862, to Aug. 30, 1864, Present. Roll Aug. 31, 1864, to Feb. 28, 1865, Absent, Captured near Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 17. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured near Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864. Reed, Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., from Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1865. Transfd. to Camp Chase, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1865. Paroled Camp Chase, Ohio. Forwd. to Pt. Lookout, Md., Feb. 17, 1865, for exchange. Roll April 20 to 30, 1865, Absent, Prisoner of War, April 8, 1865. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured April 8, 1865. Reed. Ship Island, Miss., April 10, 1865. Transfd. to Vicksburg, Miss., May 1, 1865. Paroled Camp Townsend, May 6, 1865.

Pension application:
- 18 June 1900:  Leandre D. Pitre applied for a soldier's pension.  He stated that he was born in the parish of Lafourche in 1840.  He enlisted at Thibodaux in April 1861 in Co. E, Lafourche Guards, 4th LA Regt. of Inf.  He stated that he was never wounded.  He was a prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio from the 16th or 17th day of December 1864 until paroled when the war was over.  At time of application he was married and had 9 children: wife 49, children 32, 29, 27, 25, 24, 22, 20, 18, 13 (3 boys, 6 girls).  He was not engaged in any business nor did he or his wife own any real estate.  "Have earned support for self and family by common labor, plantation field hand."  Old age and infirmities due to exposure and hard labor were preventing him from earning a living at this time.  He did not use liquor.
- 28 February 1902:  Applied for pension.  Same answers, now has rheumatism.  Pension allowed $2.75 quarterly.  The Lafourche Sheriff/Tax Collector provided a personal reference: "Dear Sir and Comrade, I sent you some five days ago an application for a pension for an old comrade of mine and one whom I think deserves it as he was as true as they made them and he is now crippled with rheumatism.  And while he tries to make a living he can not make both ends meet and as for his children doing anything to help him it is out of the question as they are common laborers and earn about 60 to 75 cents per day.  So if you do anything to help him I would appreciate it."


WWI registration records (sons):

Leandre Edgard Pitre:  Edgar Leander Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 30 May 1876; Rita Gros Pitre; tall height, slender build; grey eyes & blonde hair.
Octave Philippe Pitre:
 Philip O. Pitre; Jefferson, TX; born 23 Dec 1881; Mrs. Mary Pitre; tall height, slender build; brown eyes & dark hair.

Obituaries for the children:

Henriette Valentine Pitre:  The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Thursday, 5 February 1914:  After a long illness, Miss Henrietta Pitre, who resided in the upper portion of the parish, died on Wednesday of last week, aged about 30 years.


Mathilde Lina Pitre:  Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, TX), Sunday, 19 November 1933:  Port Arthur, Texas, Nov. 18 - Mrs. J. J. Gross, 60, died in the family residence at Kolb's Crossing at 2:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Surviving are two sons, Ed of Portacres and Roland of Port Arthur; two daughters, Mrs. James Mouton of Port Arthur and Mrs. Orphie Dhuet of Labadieville, La.; two brothers, P. O. Pitre of Hilderbrandt, Texas, and Edgar Pitre of Thibodeaux, La.; a sister, Miss Olie Pitre of Hilderbrandt, Texas, 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Mass services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning in St. James Catholic church.  Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, under direction of the Hampton company funeral home.

Tombstone Inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Mrs. Lena Gross / 1873 - 1933 / we loved her / but God loved her best // J.J. Gross / Sept. 17, 1869 / Aug. 30, 1931 / gone but not forgotten


Leandre Edgard Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 19 July 1947 - At St. Joseph hospital, Thibodaux, La., on Friday, July 18, 1947, at 2:30 o'clock a.m., Edgar Pitre Sr., beloved husband of Rita Gros and father of Edgar Jr., John, Joseph, Maurice, Raoul, Merviller and Lender Pitre; also Mrs. Harry Bonvillion and Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Mrs. O'Neil Andras and Mrs. Eves Benoit; aged 71 years; also survived by 29 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the late residence, 1017 Henderson street, Thibodaux, La., on Saturday, July 19, 1947, at 4 o'clock p.m.  Services at St. Joseph Catholic church, Thibodaux, La.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Home, Raceland, La., in charge.


Marcelle Odile 'Olive' Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Thursday, 18 March 1948:  Port Arthur, March 18 - Services were scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic church with burial directed by Grammier's funeral home for Miss Olive Pitre, 68, resident of Port Arthur for 29 years, who died Wednesday evening at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Pitre, after two weeks' illness.  She also is survived by two other sisters-in-law, Mrs. Henry Pitre and Mrs. Edgar Pitre of Thibodeaux, La.


Octave Philippe Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Thursday, 11 July 1946:  Port Arthur, July 11 - Philipe O. Pitre, 65, retired refinery employee, died Wednesday about 11:50 p.m. in a local hospital after a two-week illness.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Grammier's chapel, M.E. Davis of Jehovah Witnesses will officiate.  Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery.  Born in Thibodeaux, La., Mr. Pitre had lived in Port Arthur for 40 years.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Survivors are his wife, Mary of Port Arthur; one granddaughter; one brother, Edgar Pitre of Thibodeaux; a sister, Miss Olive Pitre of Port Arthur.


Elodie Melodie Pitre:  Assumption Pioneer (Napoleonville, LA), 7 September 1907:  Mrs. Henry Boudreaux, nee Elodie Pitre, aged 18 years 7 months 2 days, died Monday at her home at Bertie.  Deceased was the wife of Henry Boudreaux, a carpenter at Bertie.  The funeral was held Tuesday from St. Napoleon Church.



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- 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).

St. Philomena Church Records & certificates.


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