Moise Pitre

1889 Bourget, Ontario 1946 Alexandria Bay, New York



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Moise Pitre/Eveline 'Olivine' Labelle); all known surname descendants:

                  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. 1891  New York; m: 16 November 1908  Antwerp, Jefferson, NY [Henry/Ellen Lane]  (divorced); d: 1965

                                10          Clifton J. Pete  b: 18 September 1909  Antwerp, Jefferson, NY; d: 6 August 1982  Watertown, Jefferson, NY

                                                   +Myrtle Ferguson  b: 17 December 1912  Clayton, Jefferson, NY; m: 15 December 1934  Clayton Methodist Parsonage, Clayton, Jefferson, NY [Clayton/Nellie Baltz; d: 9 January 1998  Clayton, Jefferson, NY

                                10         Kenneth Pete  b: February 1911; d: 2 October 1911  Spragueville, St. Lawrence, NY


                                  *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




Notes for Moise Pitre:


- 1910 Antwerp, Jefferson, New York:  Moses J. Pete 20, wife of 2 years Ruby I. 17, Clifton J. 6 months; servant Flora Trim 16.


- 1915 Antwerp, Jefferson, NY:  Moses J. Pete 26 farmer, wife Ruby I. 23, Clifton J. 5


- 1920 Antwerp, Jefferson, NY:  Mose Pete 30 (general farmer), wife Ruby 27, Clifton J. 10.


- 1925 Orleans, Jefferson, NY:  Moses J. 35 farmer, wife Ruby I. 32 practical nurse, Clifton J. 15, lodger Doris E. Davis 13


- 1930 Antwerp, Jefferson, NY:  Moses Pete 39 (farmer), wife Doris 18; George Pelen 34.

- 1930 Sullivan, Madison, NY:  Ruby Daley 37 servant/hotel cook, Clifton Peat 19 boarder/motor truck driver, both with Frank Bridenbacher hotel landlord & 2 other servants


- 1940 Orleans, Jefferson, NY:  Moses Pete 49 farmer, wife Doris 28, Edmond Mack 21 hired help/farm hand  [Fishers Landing, 84 State Road]



The Free Press, Wednesday, 4 October 1911:  Spragueville:  The youngest child of Moses Pete Jr. died Monday morning. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents.


Watertown re-union, 12 November 1913:  Farms sold near Antwerp - Moses Pete of Spragueville has purchased the W.H. Perrin farm located in the town of Wilna.  Possession was given November 1.  Mr. Pete secures all the stock and fodder in connection with the deal.


Obituary:  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.

- Tribune Press, Gouverneur, Wednesday, 24 July 1946:  Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Beckstead went to Clayton Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Beckstead's brother, Moses Pete, who died last week Tuesday.


Burial, Clayton Village Cemetery, Jefferson, NY:  Moses J. Pete, Ruby, Clifton J. Pete.


Misc.:  Watertown Re Union, 12 July 1911:  Gouverneur: 11 July - A few days ago many of the residents of the Somerville road, living between the Baker crossing and the South Gouverneur cheese factory, witnessed an act of horsemanship that for daring, would make the average western cowboy turn green with envy.  The hero of the short but thrilling drama, was Moses Pete, Jr., a young farmer who occupies one of the Colonel Keene farms near Spragueville.  Pete hitched a large grey three-year-old to his top buggy and drove to this village.  Shortly after he passed the Baker crossing his horse, from some unknown cause, became frightened and sprang suddenly forward.  At the same instant the bit broke and the animal started down the highway.  Mr. Pete thought of jumping out, but was prevented from doing so as the carriage top was up and he could not get it down.  As the horse acted as though it was about to turn from the road Pete leaped to the animal's back, landing safely, and he was soon guiding the frenzied brute with his hands by slapping it on one side of the head or the other.  When the Spragueville road corner was reached near the factory Pete reached forward from his position on the animal's withers and grasped it by the nostrils with his left hand.  Clinging to the horse with his right hand, he gradually slipped down until his feet touched the roadway and thus the race continued for ten rods when the horse gave up and stopped.  An automobile party chanced along and they assisted Mr. Pete by holding the animal until he borrowed a bit from a nearby farmer when he proceeded home.


Misc.:  The Watertown Re Union, Wednesday, 12 November 1913:  Moses Pete of Spragueville has purchased the W.H. Perrin farm located in the town of Wilna.  Possession was given November 1.  Mr. Pete secures all the stock and fodder in connection with the deal.


Notes for Doris E. Davis:

Obituary: Watertown Daily Times (NY), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 - Philadelphia - Doris E. Pete, 91, Philadelphia Courts, died Monday morning at Hallmark Nursing Centre, Carthage, where she had resided since April 25.  Mrs. Pete had done domestic work at several homes in Syracuse and later owned Sam's Grill in Theresa with her husband.  Born Aug. 26, 1911, in Ellisburg, daughter of Perl and Ada Alexander Davis, she attended local schools.  She married Moses Pete on Oct. 17, 1933, at the Methodist Episcopal Church parsonage in Clayton with the Rev. William O. Thomas officiating.  Mr. Pete died July 16, 1946.  She married Leo Pete Sr. in April 1952 at Clearwater, Fla.  The couple moved to Theresa in 1967 and purchased Sam's Grill on Commercial Street.  They operated the grill until May 1976 and moved to Philadelphia in July 1978.  Mr. Pete died Feb. 26, 1983.  Mrs. Pete was a member of the senior citizens groups of Gouverneur and Philadelphia.  Surviving are a stepdaughter and her husband, Patricia and Sherwood Potter, Lowville; a stepson, Leo Pete Jr., Independence, Mo.; a brother, Robert L. Davis, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Bessie Scofield, Hammond, 10 step grandchildren and 21 step great-grandchildren.  A stepson, Ronald Pete, died before her.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, with the Rev. Jane E. Wagner of the United Methodist Church of Philadelphia officiating.  Burial will be in Sanford's Corners Cemetery, Calcium.  Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Donations may be made to the Philadelphia Rescue Squad.


Obituaries for the children:

Clifton J. Pete:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Saturday, 7 August 1982:  Clayton - Clifton J. Pete, 72, of 539 James St., died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where he had been admitted July 29.  There will be no funeral.  The body will be cremated.  Arrangements for a memorial service are incomplete with the Cummings Funeral Home.  Donations may be made in his name to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund.  He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a son, Barry J., Depauville; a daughter, Mrs. Valerie Davis, Alexandria Bay; and five grandchildren.  A brother, Kenneth, died before him.  Born Sept. 18, 1909 in Antwerp, a son of Moses and Ruby Daily Pete, he attended Antwerp schools and Chittenango High School.  He married Myrtle Ferguson at the Clayton Methodist parsonage in December 1934 with Rev. W. O. Thomas officiating.  He was employed 30 years by Graphic Controls, retiring in 1969.  He was a member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, Clayton Masonic Lodge, the Odd Fellows and the Clayton United Methodist Church.



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