Moise Pitre

1868 Clarence Creek, Ontario – 1936 Ogdensburg, New York



Continuation of tree (8th child of Eusebe Pitre/Angele Basinet); all known surname descendants:

                    8          Moise Pitre  b: 24 January 1868  Ste. Felicite, Clarence Creek, Russell, ONT; d: 7 November 1936  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY

                                   +Eveline 'Olivine' Labelle  b: 11 April 1868  Ste. Felicite, Clarence Creek, Russell, ONT; m: 17 January 1887  Sacre Coeur, Brook, Bourget, Clarence, Russell, ONT [Pierre/Celina Plouffe]; d: 6 May 1925  Wilna, Jefferson, NY  

                            9           Marie Olivine Pitre  b: 20 November 1887  Sacre Coeur, Brooke, Bourget, Russell, ONT; d: 18 October 1905  Fowler, St. Lawrence, NY

                            9           Moise Pitre  b: 28 April 1889  Sacre Coeur, Brooke, Bourget, Russell, ONT; d: 16 July 1946  Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY

                                           +Ruby I. Dailey  b: Abt. 1892  New York; m: 16 November 1908  Antwerp, Jefferson, NY [Henry/Ellen Lane]  (divorced); d: 1965

                                         *2nd Wife of Moise Pitre:

                                           +Doris E. Davis  b: 26 August 1911  Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY; m: 17 October 1933  Methodist Episcopal Church parsonage, Clayton, Jefferson, NY [Perl/Ada Alexander]; d: 19 May 2003  Carthage, Jefferson, NY

                            9           Joseph Anthime Pitre  b: 29 October 1890  Sacre Coeur, Brooke, Bourget, Russell, ONT; d: January 1894  Brooke, Bourget, Russell, ONT   

                            9           Joseph Gideon Pitre  b: 1 June 1892  Sacre Coeur, Brooke, Bourget, Russell, ONT; d: 9 February 1942  Rossie, St. Lawrence, NY

                                           +Edith M. Arnold  b: 24 August 1893  Diana, Lewis, NY; m: 26 February 1913  Watertown, Jefferson, NY [Hiram/Jennie Baker]; d: 27 August 1976  Watertown, Jefferson, NY

                            9           Joseph Atanace Pitre  b: 9 February 1894  Natural Dam, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 14 February 1950  Philadelphia, Jefferson, NY

                                           +Myrtle Jane Hayden  b: 18 August 1897  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY; m: 27 October 1915  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY [William L./Lillian Crandall]  (divorced); d: 3 August 1978  Mt. Clemens, Macomb, MI

                                        *2nd Wife of Joseph Atanace Pete:      

                                           +Bonnie Belle Hunt  b: 17 December 1911  Deer Trail, Arapahoe, CO; m: 11 September 1927  Alamosa, Conejos, CO [Joel M/Susan G. ---]; d: 25 September 2014  Bend, Deschutes, OR

                            9           Emery A. Pitre  b: 6 June 1896  Natural Dam, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 8 August 1939  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY

                                           +Eva M. McCarthy  b: 17 November 1899  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY; m: 14 July 1917  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY [David/Minnie Clark]; d: 10 November 1986  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY

                            9           Rosana Pitre  b: 2 August 1898  Natural Dam, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 18 May 1980  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY

                                           + Carl Hart    m: 20 November 1920  St. Mary's, Evan Mills, Jefferson, NY; d: 8 December 1961

                            9           Delia Pitre  b: 1 October 1900  Natural Dam, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 31 January 1984  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY

                                           + William Garfield Beckstead  b: 20 March 1904  Winchester, ONT; m: 12 October 1922  Evans Mills, Jefferson, NY [Alvin P./Josephine Casselman]; d: 6 November 1968  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY

                            9           Albert Pitre  b: 18 October 1902  Creek Meeting House, Fowler, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 19 July 1905  Fowler, St. Lawrence, NY

                            9           Elmire 'Edmere' Pitre  b: 5 November 1904  Sterlingville, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 22 February 1965  Farmingdale, Long Island, NY

                                           + Arthur E. Allen  b: 1902  Brownville, NY; m: 8 November 1922  Evans Mills, Jefferson, NY [William/Anna Reed]; d: 18 January 1964  Leesburg, Florida

                            9           Lena Mary Pitre  b: 18 December 1906  Keenes Farm, Spragueville, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 7 January 1943  Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY

                                           + Oscar Arthur Pitre  b: 13 October 1900  Ways Mills, Quebec; m: 1 June 1926  Evans Mills, Jefferson, NY [Anthime Thomas 'Timothy'/Della Morin]; d: 28 April 1954  Canadaigua, Ontario, NY

                            9           Leo Franklin Pitre  b: 4 November 1908  Keenes Farm, Spragueville, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 26 February 1983  Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY

                                           + Eva Ione Souva  b: 15 December 1909  Felts Mills, Jefferson, NY; m: 1 July 1929 [William/Julia Gaines]; d: 17 November 1994  Rutland, Jefferson, NY

                                        *2nd Wife of Leo Franklin Pitre:

                                           +Doris E. Davis  b: 26 August 1911  Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY; m: 12 April 1952  Clearwater, Pinellas, FL [Perl/Ada Alexander]; d: 19 May 2003  Carthage, Jefferson, NY

                            9           Beatrice M. Pitre  b: 11 November 1911  Spragueville, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 1 January 1922  Wilna, Jefferson, NY



Notes for Moise Pitre:


- 1891 Clarence, Russell, ONT:  Moise Pitre 24 (farm labourer), wife Olivine 23, Marie 3, Moise 2, Antoine 6 months.

- 1900 Gouveneur, St. Lawrence, NY:  Moses Pete 30 (day laborer), wife of 13 years Helvin 29, with 6 of 7 children still living: Mary 12, Moses 11, Jeddie 7, Tenas 6, Emory 3, Rosanna 1.

- 1905 Fowler, St. Lawrence, NY:  Moses Pete 37 (tenant farmer), wife Oliviane 36, Mary O. 18, Mose J. 16, Jeddy 13, Tenas 11, Emery 9, Roseanne 7, Delia M. 4, Albert L. 2, Edmere L. 7 months.

- 1910 Antwerp, Jefferson, NY:  Moses Pete 42 (dairy farmer), wife of 22 years Oliven 42 (9 of 12 children still living), Jeddy 18, Tenos 15, Emery 14, Rose 11, Delia 9, Edmere 5, Eva 3, Leo 1 year 5 months.

- 1915 Wilna, Jefferson, NY:  Moses J. Pete 48 farmer, wife Olivine M. 48, Tenos H. 20, Rose A. 16, Delia M. 14, Edmere L. 10, Ena M. 8, Leo F. 6, Beatrice M. 4

- 1920 Wilna, Jefferson, NY:  Moses Pete 52 (dairy farmer), wife Levine 52, Delia 16, Edna 15, Lena 13, Beatrice 12, Les 9.  Rose 21, living with brother Emery's family.

- 1930 Wilna, Jefferson, NY:  Widower Moses Pitre 63, living with son Leo Pitre 21 & new wife Eva 19.


Gouverneur Free Press, Friday, 6 July 1928:  Pete Family Reunion held at Sterlingville:  The Pete family reunion was held Sunday at the farm home of Moses Pete in Sterlingville, 24 members of the family being present.  A picnic dinner was served after which games were played.  Those present were:  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pete, Cornwall, Ont.; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Pete and children, Cornwall, Ont.; Moses Pete, Alexandria Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Jeddy Pete, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hart and family, Gouverneur; Leo Pete, Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. Emery Pete, and two children, Gouverneur.


Northern Tribune, Gouverneur, 8 August 1928:  Moses Pete of Sterlingville stopped here Sunday on his way to Cornwall, Ont., where he will pass a few days with other brothers and sisters, celebrating the return of a brother, Emery, long supposed dead.  Mr. Pete is one of a large family and the brother Emery had not been seen until Sunday by Moses Pete since the former was nine years old.  Both are middle aged now and recognition was impossible, but was an event for the Sterlngville farmer, whose son resides here and bears the name of Emery Pete, being named for the uncle.  Mr. Pete is 64.  The interval since he saw his brother is 55 years.


Gouverneur Free Press, Friday, 10 August 1928:  Visits Brother Believed Dead – Moses Pete, Brother of Emery Pete of Gouverneur, Hadn’t Seen Him in 55 Years – Moses Pete of Sterlingville, father of Emery Pete of this village, passed through Gouverneur on Sunday en route to Cornwall, Ont., where he was summoned to see a brother, Emery Pete, whom he has not seen in 55 years nor from whom he had heard in more than 25 years.  Mr. Pete had believed his brother dead.  Members of his family had not been in communication with him in more than a quarter century and long ago it had been accepted fact that Mr. Pete was dead.  On Saturday Moses Pete received a telephone call from his brother, Emery, at Cornwall, asking him to visit him and he immediately made arrangements for his departure.  He is expected to stop in Gouverneur on Tuesday or Wednesday to visit his son, Emery Pete, of this village.


Tribune Press, Wednesday, 20 January 1943:  Card of Thanks - We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their many kind acts and sympathy shown us during our recent bereavement.  Also for the many beautiful flowers.  Also Local 23094, A.F. of L. Local A 369 and Local 67 and friends at Rushmore mill. - Arthur Petry, Rita Petry, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Beckstead, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Pete, Mr. and Mrs. Tenos Pete, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pete.


Obituaries for the children:

Moise Pitre:  Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday, 16 July 1946:  Clayton, July 16 - Moses James Pete, 57, of this village died in the Noble Foundation hospital, Alexandria Bay, at 3:15 this morning.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Clifton Pete, 539 James street, with whom he had made his home for the past six months.  Rev. T. J. Williams, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Clayton cemetery.  Mr. Pete was born in Canada April 28, 1889, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Pete, and came to the United States at an early age.  He was twice married.  His first marriage, to Miss Ruby Daley 39 years ago, was terminated by divorce.  He married Miss Doris Davis of this village 15 years ago, Rev. Oscar Thomas, then pastor of the Methodist church, performing the ceremony.  Mr. Pete resided on a farm in the town of Antwerp for a number of years, moving to a farm on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton road 13 years ago.  Six months ago he went to live with his son on James street.  Besides his son he is survived by two brothers, Tenos Pete of Evans Mills and Leo Pete of Carthage, and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Hart and Mrs. Delia Beckstead, both of Gouverneur, and Mrs. Edmere Allan of Rossie.  A son, Kenneth, died at the age of eight months.


Joseph Gideon Pitre:  Ogdensburg Journal (NY), Friday, 13 February 1942:  MAN DIES SUDDENLY:  Gouverneur - Gedion (Jeddie) Pitre, 49, died suddenly Monday afternoon near his farm on the Rossie-Brasie Corners road while talking to Mr. Steinburg of Ogdensburg, with whom he had had cattle and hay business deals.  During the early afternoon Mr. Pitre had helped clear the roads of snow and the exertion was believed to have been the cause of death.  Mr. Pitre was born at Bourget, Canada, June 1, 1892, a son of Moise and Olivine La Belle Pitre.  He came to this country with his parents when he was nine years of age.  On Feb. 3, 1916, he married Miss Edith Arnold of Natural Bridge.  He was employed by the Watertown Mattress Company 30 years.  After the death of his father in 1936 "Jeddie" purchased the home farm near Philadelphia and lived there until last August when the farm became a part of Pine Camp.  Survivors include the widow and three daughters, Mrs. Edith Marshall of Geneva, Gloria and Virginia, living at home; two sons, Jeddie Pitre of Ogdensburg and Gordon at home; three brothers Mosie Pitre of Alexandria Bay, Tenos Pitre of Theresa and Leo Pitre of Carthage; and four sisters, Mrs. Carl Hart, Mrs. Garfield Beckstead and Mrs. Lena Pitre of Gouverneur, Mrs. Arthur Allen of Rossie and nephews and nieces.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. James Catholic Church in Gouverneur.  Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. J. Crowley, assisted by Rev. Frederick Shue, will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur.


Joseph Atanace Pitre:  Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Wednesday, 15 February 1950:  Philadelphia, Feb. 15 - Tenos Henry Pete, 56, died suddenly of a coronary thrombosis at his home on Sandy Hollow road at 6:25 last night.  Mr. Pete had entered the house and was seated in the kitchen when he was stricken.  Mrs. Pete, who was in an adjoining room, heard a thumping sound and went into the kitchen where she found her husband slumped on the floor.  Dr. Howard Drayer of Theresa was called but Mr. Pete died before the physician arrived.  Surviving Mr. Pete besides his wife, Mrs. Bonnie H. Pete, are three sons, Paul, of Gouverneur; James, of Smithville; Tenos, at home, two daughters, Olivine and Clara, both at home; one brother, Leo, of Syracuse; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Rose) Hart, and Mrs. Garfield (Delia) Beckstead, both of Gouverneur; Mrs. Arthur (Edmere) Allen, Rossie and three grandchildren.  Mr. Pete was born at Natural Dam Feb. 9, 1894, a son of Moses and Olivine Labell Pete.  He first married Myrtly Hayden of Gouverneur.  This marriage ended in divorce.  He married Bonnie Hunt in Alamosa, Col., Sept. 11, 1927.  The couple lived in Alamosa for two years and then moved to the town of Wilna.  Later the couple settled near Theresa.  They came to Philadelphia in October, 1949.  Mr. Pete purchased the George Sharon farm which he operated.  He had operated farms nearly all his life. 


Emery A. Pete:  Tribune Press (NY), Gouverneur, Wednesday, 9 August 1939: Funeral services are to be held Friday morning for Emery A. Pete, Gouverneur restaurant proprietor who died suddenly yesterday morning of a heart attack.  A solemn high mass is to be celebrated at 10 o'clock in St. James Church by Rev. William E. Capron, assistant pastor.  Mr. Pete, 43, was stricken yesterday morning at 8:30 o’clock shortly after he entered his restaurant.  He failed to regain consciousness after the attack and died within half an hour.  Last rites of the Catholic church were administered by Father Capron.  During the past three years he had suffered a number of minor heart attacks.  Last week he suffered an attack in his restaurant, and at 7 a.m. yesterday morning he had an attack at his home on Clinton street.  Mr. Pete was known in the Gouverneur area for his activity as a chef at various community affairs and as a member of the Gouverneur Fire Department.  He was a former foreman of Hook and Ladder company No. 2, and often had charge of the fire department’s midnight supper at annual firemen’s balls.  He also was a member of the Gouverneur Rod & Gun Club.  Mr. Pete was born June 6, 1896 in Natural Dam, the son of Moses and Olivine Labelle Pete.  He started work as chef in the former Kentfield restaurant here as a young man.  Later he worked in the Goodison and Todd restaurant.  After this firm sold out to Frank Moore, Mr. Pete was employed as chef in the Moore restaurant on East Mani street for twelve years.  He then went into business for himself and had operated Emery’s Lunch for the past three years.  On July 14, 1917, he married Miss Eva McCarthy of Gouverneur, who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Douglas and Donald Pete of Gouverneur; four brothers, Mose Pete of Alexandria Bay, Tenos Pete of Redwood, Jeddie Pete of Watertown, and Leo Pete of Carthage; and four sisters, Mrs. Carl Hart, Mrs. Garfield Beckstead, and Mrs. Arthur Perie of Gouverneur, and Mrs. Arthur Allen of Rossie.


Rosana Pete:  Tribune Press (NY), Gouverneur, 21 May 1980:  Mrs. Rose A. Hart, 81, Cambray Court, widow of Carl Hart, died Sunday, afternoon, May 18 in Edward John Noble Hospital where she had been admitted Monday.  The funeral will be today, Wednesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in St. James Church.  Burial will be in New St. James Cemetery.  The Burr - Green Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Margaret) Fowler, Oxbow, Mrs. Carmen (Frances) Wells, RD 4, and Mrs. Cecil (Catherine) Alguire, Brasie Corners; a brother, Leo Pete, Theresa, a sister, Mrs. Garfield (Delia) Beckstead, Gouverneur, 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  She was born at Natural Dam, Aug. 2, 1898, daughter of Moses and Olivine LaBelle Pitre, and attended schools at Spragueville and Antwerp.  She was married to Carl Hart, Nov. 20, 1920 in St. Mary's Church, Evans Mills.  Mr. Hart, a former state highway department employee, died Dec. 8, 1961.  Mrs. Hart was a member of St. James Church.


Delia Pitre:  Tribune Press (NY), Gouverneur, 8 February 1981:  GOUVERNEUR - The funeral for Mrs. Delia Beckstead, 83, was held Thursday in St. James Church with Rev. Geraid H. Service pastor, officiating.  Spring burial will be in New St. James Cemetery.  Mrs. Beckstead, formerly of 20 Gordon St., widow of William G. Beckstead.  Died Tuesday Jan. 31, 1984 in the A. Barton Hepburn Extended Care Facility Ogdensburg, where she had been a patient since April 25 1981.  Sprague Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Memorial donations may be made to Gouverneur Rescue Squad.  Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Robbins. Gouverneur and Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Shampine, Antwerp; two sons, Paul, Gouverneur and Walter, Philadelphia, 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was born at Natural Dam Oct. 1, 1900, daughter of Mose and LaBelle Olivine Pitre, and was married to William G. Beckstead at Evans Mills, Oct. 12, 1922.  The couple lived on farms at Macomb, Richville and Oxbow until moving to the village in 1937.  Mr. Beckstead, a former mechanic for Seaker - Graves Motor Co., died Nov. 6, 1968.  She was a communicant of St. James Church and a former member of the Altar and Rosary Society.


Elmire 'Edmere' Pitre:  Tribune Press (NY), Gouverneur, 24 February 1965:  The funeral for Mrs. Edmere L. Allen, 60, Rossie, who died Monday at Mid Island hospital, Farmingdale, L. I, where she had been a patient about a month, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's church, Rossie, with Daniel Keefe, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery, Rossie.  Friends may call at the Sprague funeral home this afternoon and evening (Wednesday) and Thursday afternoon and evening.  Surviving are three sons, Gerald, Rossie, William and Robert both of Farmingdale; two sisters, Mrs. Garfield (Adelia) Beckstead and Mrs. Carl (Rose) Hart, both of Gouverneur, one brother, Leo Pete, Syracuse, and six grandchildren.  Mrs. Allen was born at Sterlingville, Nov. 5, 1904, a daughter of Mose and Alvine LaBell Pete.  She attended school in Sterlingville.  She was married to Arthur E. Allen at Evans Mills Nov. 8, 1922, with Rev. J. H. Migneron officiating.  The couple operated farms in the Sterlingville area and moved to Rossie in 1931, where they rented camps and boats on Black Lake.  Mrs. Allen was an ardent fisherman.  Mr. Allen died Jan. 18, 1964 in Florida.  Mrs. Allen was a communicant of St. Patrick's church, Rossie.


Lena Mary Pitre:  Ogdensburg Journal (NY), Saturday, 9 January 1943:  Mrs. Lena Petry, Gouverneur, Dies - Gouverneur - Mrs. Lena Mary Petry, 36, wife of Arthur Petry and resident of the town of Gouverneur for the past ten years, died Thursday at midnight at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hart, 135 Johnstown St., where she had been residing for the past four months.  She was in poor health for some time and last worked in December in 1940.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10, from St. James Catholic church by Rev. Frederick P. Shue, assistant pastor.  Interment will be in Riverside cemetery.


Leo Franklin Pitre:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Monday, 28 February 1983:  Pete - At Alexandria Bay, Feb. 26, 1983 Leo F. Pete, 74, Philadelphia.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., Frederick Brothers Funeral Home, Theresa.  Burial in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium.



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